Yann Thomas dropped us an email to announce that he’s starting up a fat-bike frame business in the South of France called Salamandre Cycles. Yann’s first ride on a Fat-Bike took place on the first frame Salamandre he produced……..and it was like he had dreamed it to be!
Yann had this to say about his curvy fat-bike – (read in a french accent)
“I built this bike thinking it would be pleasant to ride at low speed, enjoying the landscape and sometimes take pleasure on downhills. What I didn’t expect at all was to have dynamite between the legs! I ride on very hard terrain with many rocks with sharp edges. On this terrain this bike is not only pleasant, it’s really efficient. The paths I knew became new paths. I didn’t recognise them because I rode much faster than before. On the other hand, at low speed, I went through obstacles I never went through before.”
Salamandre should be up and running in about a month, but in the mean-time you can visit them at –