Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Champion – Jorden Wakeley’s 616 Race Bike

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Photo By – Krista Graham

Jorden Wakeley won the GreatLakes Fat Bike Race Series last year and looks like a favorite to repeat. On his way to the Series Championship, Jorden won the coveted Noquemanon race in Marquette, MI that is the ‘self proclaimed’ World Fat-Bike Championship. In just a few days he’ll defend that ‘World Championship’ on a new steel, Six-1-Six race bike that has carried him to two consecutive victories in the Fat Chance and most recently, the Farmers Fat Bike Race, Jorden has been killing it, for almost as long as has been reporting on fat-bike racing. To learn more about Jorden, click here to read an exclusive interview that we published last February.

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Jorden atop the Farmers Podium – Note: (Quiring Rider and BBR Test Pilot) – Ken Blakey-Shell (far left in 5th) – Photo By – Jack Kunnen

I’d love to see Jorden race against Jay Petervary, Tim Bernston, Kevin Brietenbach, Todd McFadden, Jeff Oatley, Brendan Moore and Jesse LaLonde! If I forgot somebody fast and cool……then add them to the list! The sport needs a National Snow Bike Championship!

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Jorden getting all Moto in sloppy conditions at the Farmers Race
Photo By – Jody Hofstra
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Photo By – Julie McGraw


Jorden’s 6-one-6 Race Sled Ralley Sport Package

Frame: Custom 616 – True temper Ox Plat tubing.
Seat stay bridge water jet cut out of holland
4mm hand poured pewter head badge.
Shorter chain stays for climbing like a mountain goat.
44mm over sized head tube.
Aggressive head angle for sharp handling (like a 29er)

Fork: Salsa Beargrease

Wheels/Hubs: Sarma Naran Rims w/ Salsa Hubs and/or Unholy Darryls with 616 hubs.

Tires: 45Nrth – Front: Dillinger – Rear: Husker Du’s

Cranks: Race Face Turbine w/ single 34t ring

Cassette: Sram 10spd 11-36

Bars: Whisky No.7 uncut

Grips: ESI silicone

Pedals : Shimano XT

Headset: Cane Creek Forty

Chain: Sram pc1071

Brakes: Avid BB7’s

Rear shifter/rear derailuer: Sram x9

Bottom bracket: Race Face Team xc

Stem/Seatpost: Thompson Elite

Saddle: Fizik Tundra w/carbon rails

Photo By - Jack Kunnen
Photo By – Jack Kunnen

Good luck at Worlds Amigo! 

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