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Frostbike 2014

Every February Quality Bicycle Products invites dealers and media representatives up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, world headquarters for Seminars, Social Activities and an Expo. For those of you, that are unfamiliar, Quality (QBP) is the parent company of brands like Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike is not open to the general public, so we took a few hundred pictures, so we could share the best of ‘fat-frostbike’ with our readers.

ICTThe Ice Cream Truck Was the Belle of this Ball

pugSurly also showed next years Pugsley Line up (top to bottom) – Ops, Singlespeed and Regular

krampus opsKrampus gets the Ops treatment in flat black and vertical drops.

instigator marge lite 26x3knardThey also had an Instigator decked out with Marge Lites and 3″ Knards for some Fat-Rat Trail assaults.

wHERE EAGLES DARECogburn premiered the ‘Where Eagles Dare’ version of their fat-bike. Spoiler Alert – The Germans lose.

hed big dealHed’s Big Deal Carbon Rim

Dillinger 5Dillinger 5 with Studs Installed

whatWhiskey Parts N0. 9 – 29+ Carbon Fork with Thru-axle to lighten up your Krampus.

RacefaceRaceface’s Carbon Next Cranks and Flat Pedals

e13E-Thirteen Fat Cranks

hopeHope Fat-Snow Hubs and QR

I9Industry 9 Fat Hubs

orange seal ORAGE SEAL

Orange Sealant Fat Tubeless Kits – We’ll be testing this one out soon on Otis

wheels mfg

Wheels Mfg. showed two levels of tools for seating press-fit bottom brackets. The red home mechanic level tool is only about 40$.

paulPaul from Paul Components showing us his new 170/190 QR

Saris kitSaris has a Fat Kit out for their Hitch Rack

ThuleThule’s T2 Fat Kit that we’ve already reviewed.

That is all the fat that we could find on the Expo floor. The show continues today (Sunday) and Colin and I are headed back to the Big Whiskey with a whole bunch of photos and tales from last night’s Pugsley Race. Spoiler Alert – Colin won it and there was an appearance by this clown, so keep it tuned to fat dash bike dot com for that (and more) coming up later in the week!

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3 Responses to Frostbike 2014

  1. Dan Diazz February 23, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    SWEET INTEL! Thank You.

  2. Tad Dickman February 24, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Pretty sure all tubeless sealant is fine at subzero temps… but a nice tubeless kit and marketing piece there by Orange Seal with the orange rim strip tape.

  3. Nooge February 26, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    That Whiskey fork and Saris rack adapters are exactly what I need to make my 29+ dreams a reality.

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