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Iceman Expo – Photos – Specialized’s New Ground Control Tire

When I found out that Specialized would have a couple of their new Fatboys with their, much anticipated, Ground Control 26x 4.6 Tires on-board we just had to make our way to Traverse City Michigan to show our readers what was happening at the Iceman Cometh Expo. There was also some really tasty treats from Michigan Companies – 616 Fabrications, Barking Bear Bags and Quiring Cycles – along with Trek, Salsa and Charge. Take the Fat-Tour, fresh from the Iceman Cometh Expo!

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Trek Pro-Racer, Emily Batty with the Farley

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Charge Cooker Maxi

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Vee Tire’s V8 Tire on the Cooker

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Scott Quiring’s Personal Rig with a custom Fat-Trailer

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Quiring Custom Paint

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Barking Bear Bags Sailcloth Frame Bag

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Quiring Custom Fat-Trailer

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King Headset on the Trailer Pivot

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6 one 6 Tri-Tone Belt Drive Fatty

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616 Hydro Dipped Beach Camo Fat-Bike

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Camo Detail

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Salsa’s Carbon Beargrease

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Mud Sweat and Gears – Fat-Goods

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Specialized’s New Fat Bike Tire – In the Flesh!

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The Fatboy will be at your LBS before you know it…

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A true 4.6 on the new 100 mm Specialized rims

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Specialized Hub & Rim

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What Uncle Gomez came to see…

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Fatboy in Green

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Bike matches the Carpet

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Bad Ass Sneaker by Specialized!

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14 Responses to Iceman Expo – Photos – Specialized’s New Ground Control Tire

  1. David November 2, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    The Quiring trailer had 6 beers on it earlier. Put ’em back, Gomez.

  2. puck November 2, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    That trailer is sweet!!!!!!

  3. Troll November 2, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    FFF. I was just riding around Traverse City on my Pugs from Chicago. We were doing a biking and brewery tour of Michigan. I didn’t even know this was going on. we could have planned it in reverse to end up there at that time instead. Oh well.

  4. Surly Shawn November 2, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    I also came here to say that trailer is f***ing sweet! I want one!

  5. hunter November 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    I have to say I like that tread pattern on the specialized tires

  6. The Mayor November 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Uncle Gomez,
    Will those tires fit on my Mukluk on a rim that doesn’t exist yet?
    Will it fill my adult diaper with delight?
    ;^)

  7. SirFatty November 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Damn! I like all that stuff at the expo. Is it me or does Scott Quiring’s personal ride look absolutely HUGE? The tires look like they are like 6 inches wide. He makes some really nice bike frames and is a great guy to talk with. Anyway, gotta go and get a dry shirt! 🙂

  8. Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz November 6, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Me gusta mucho!

  9. Slappy November 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    well since the bud and lou are bigger and burlier and they fit on new mukluk’s them cute lil spec tires oughta. . . they were gonna be 4.8’s till they came back from the factory and didn’t quite match up with bud and lou. . good if you like less. . from the big red s

  10. Aaron November 7, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    Batty with a Fatty. Just made my day!

  11. jonnyb November 7, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    I really like the look of those Specialized bikes, but Shimano mineral oil brakes on a fat bike? Really? Has anyone from their California factory ever actually ridden below zero?

    • Stewart January 9, 2014 at 10:05 am #

      Here There.

      Waiting for FatBoy – ordered before Christmas – should be here in a week or so I am told.

      btw…

      I have ridden Specialized Tecktro Mineral Oil Brakes on my 29er RockHopper safely – in minus 46 Celsius weather in Canada. That is about minus 50F. Does that answer your question succinctly?