After starting things off in Ogden, Utah, Why Cycles is on the move – about six and a half hours to the East, to be specific. Citing a desire to be closer to incredible mountain biking and a community that supports an immense network of trails, the company has settled in Carbondale, Colorado at the base of Mount Sopris.

The move includes a new office which will house the Why Cycles’ headquarters, as well as serving as a demo location for all four of the current Why titanium bikes (and others to come). Why Cycles founder Adam Miller says that there are trails right out their front door, and the nearest brewery is just 50 feet away which makes it a prime spot for riding and testing the latest bikes. In addition to the office, Why Cycles also opened a new 2,000 square foot warehouse space to stock their inventory with room to grow. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements out of Carbondale in the months to come!

whycycles.com

14 COMMENTS

  1. Ogden Utah and the surrounding area within 45 minutes (Park City- IMBA Gold, Salt Lake City, Corner Canyon, etc) is home to world class mountain biking and some of the most complete networks of trails in the country… I am not sure I fully understand the desire to move to Carbondale based on “incredible mountain biking and a community that supports an immense network of trails”

  2. The article says “…..Adam says that there are trails right out their front door, and the nearest brewery is just 50 feet away which makes it a prime spot for riding and testing the latest bikes……” I’m trying to figure out how having a brewery 50 feet away makes a location a prime spot for riding and testing bikes. The trails right out the front door part makes sense……in other words, the sentence just reads horribly.

    • Are you an Ogden Mormon or something? People that like beer and have a business probably like being near breweries. Just as Momos like being near their churches.

      • I am not an Ogden Mormon… but I am a Salt Lake City Mormon. I am unsure what religion has to do with any of this article. For the record, I do like being by my church… I pass two Mormon churches to get mine. I am not kidding 🙂

        Ogden is one of the more liberal and less “Mormon” areas of Utah (I know that is not saying much). But you can certainly find a bar or liquor store in that area.

        Note to editor- the sentence does read weird because Adam is named but he is never referenced anywhere else in the article. Who is Adam? What does he do? Does he have a last name? Is he the one who married Eve and now has a bike company?

  3. Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley absolutely blow Ogden and any other Wasatch front city out of the world, IF you can afford it. Carbondale after all is just down the road from Aspen. this is not a “city” like those on the front range of the Wasatch, this is a modern hipster ‘burb like Eagle, Bend, Asheville etc. where Ogden is just down the road from a meth rehab center and dilapidated rail yard. Put it this way, Ogden is low enough that Quality Bicycle Parts left Ogden for Reno Nevada haha.

    • @dustytires- well said. The wave of Salt Lake/Ogden hub for outdoor industry jobs will crest and soon and move somewhere else. However, I doubt the newest, greatest place will be Carbondale. Curious, place to move just to be closer to a brewery.

  4. Boy those are some SPENDY digs for the employees, but I get it. The whole Ogden/SLC/Provo area went beyond my personal size and crowding limit years ago.

    • They’ll live in Grand Junction and do the “upslope boogie” like plenty of people who live in the Grand Valley and commute up to Aspen, Carbondale, etc.

  5. Ya’ll are funny with slamming either (both) locations. More than likely it comes down to the social and logistical needs of the owners. For a young single guy successful guy like Adam, Colorado probably has a lot more going on than the relatively closed (socially and geographically) Utah area. Both have great riding, and if you look hard enough, you can find good beer in Utah.

    • Speaking as a native Utahan, we tend to have a defensive attitude toward out state. I do not deny that- I probably embrace it more than I should.

      I think the reason there is so much debate on an article that really should just be plain vanilla is that there were specific reasons stated in the article that can be argued against pretty easily. So while you may be right in the reasons you listed, the specific reasons stated in the piece are certainly debatable.

      In the end, it is all good. An article that was probably intended as filler has generated more views and ad revenue for BikeRumor- good for them.

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