Posts in the category opinion

Custom Wheelbuild Seeks Handmade Bike For Romantic Weekend At NAHBS

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If you haven’t noticed from our ongoing Road To NAHBS series, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show if fast approaching. The two day event is one of the few in the industry that caters specifically to riders and allows people interested in purchasing a new bicycle to meet builders face-to-face. It’s a wonderful way to spend a weekend and if you’re within driving distance of Charlotte this year, I highly recommend you attend.

As you walk down the maze of corridors of the show and ogle the beautiful two wheeled creations, Wheelbuilder.com would urge you to take a look at the wheels adorning the ride. Check past the break to read their open letter to the industry. READ MORE ->

Opinion: Hate Fatbikes? You’re Doing it Wrong

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Currently it’s -8 degrees, dark, my ice beard from an earlier ride has melted away in front of the fire, and yet I’m sitting here having to force myself from going back outside to ride my fatbike. Crazy? Maybe. Fun? Definitely.

Over the past few months or even years fatbike popularity has skyrocketed. More and more fatbikes and fatbike brands are springing up which seems only to stoke the fire of the fatbike detractors. Whatever the reason, for each person with a resultant permagrin from trundling over permafrost, there is opposition wanting to claim that fatbikes are silly and unnecessary. I’ve been thinking this piece over again and again, and I’m finally ready to say it – fatbikes rock.

After years of pedaling around the bikes with the clown sized tires, one thing is clear – while not for everyone, fatbikes aren’t just a passing fad. If you can’t come to grips with that, well, you might be doing it wrong.

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