My first Krampus back in 2013 I’ve ridden a Surly Krampus since they came out back in 2013. I started with the OG Green Krampus but that bike died in a freak accident and it was replaced by the Black Krampus named Silver which has been my “Mountain Bike” for quite a few years. Over […]
It’s Summer cats and kitties! Have you ridden your bike to a large body of water and then gone swimming? Time to do a cannonball into the deep end!
I’ve had a plan to get up to the UP to ride for at least a couple of years. Ever since Jason at Bearclaw Bikes announced their drop-bar fatty called the TOWMAK I dreamt about returning to the vast Huron National Forest and its hundreds of miles of rustic roads, trails, and beaches. So when […]
We’re back with Part 3 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. The bike industry came out of hiding and brought out all of the new toys for all of the girls and boys! #alicecooper Surly Bicycles wove themselves into a new taller tent during the pandemic. They […]
We’re back with part 2 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. Let’s get right back to the parade of cool bike schwag. Our friends from Corvus Cycles made the trip down the coast to Sea Otter to show their wares. I got to ride the new Ti […]
The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve walked the floors of a convention center filled with the latest and greatest products from the bicycle industry, but earlier this week, I laced up a pair of comfortable shoes and drove down to Schaumburg, Illinois to explore the aisles of the CABDA show. CABDA isn’t open to […]
Put yourself in the “way back machine”. Way back to 1997. You are 14 years old and on summer break. You ride to the bike shop every day to drool at the new Rock Shox Judy SL suspension forks. It was as if they were handed down from the mountain bike gods and will forever […]
Todd Poquette is at it again. He loves creating super hard races in the most secluded spots in the UP of Michigan, changing the course every year. This year he outdid himself. His goal, for participants of the 40-mile event, was to experience Mosquito Gulch. Mosquito Gulch is a long stretch of nasty boulders. There […]
BikeTribe News – Do You Funduro? – Derby On!
About eighteen months ago we took possession of a set of 29×2.80 Teravail Coronado tires. You might say that this was the set of tires that started the thought process that gave birth to the new set of Bike Nerd inspired 35mm (id) wheels. This is what I closed our first article about the tires […]
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]
If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]
(Carbondale, CO 3/5/20) – Why Cycles received a ton of feedback from a multitude of amazing adventurers with their OG Wayward and the V2 is the product of them listening to real-world input and making a few tweaks to make their Ti adventure sled even better! The Wayward V2 is still the same 29+ adventure […]
This article originally appeared on the Everyday Cycles (where John purchased his RSD Sergeant with his own hard-earned money) website and is used with permission. The Sergeant has been in RSD’s line up since 2016, occupying the niche that’s known to us as a mountain bike, the regular trail ripper for regular riders to have […]
—-How the bike industry screwed up Plusbikes—- By Bike Nerd
I spent the last eight weeks riding a Beaux Jaxon from Bearclaw Bikes. Our demo bike was set up by Chet Bearclaw himself. Earlier this year we decided to take a more focused approach on the expanding role of adventure/gravel machines into the grey area between mountain/gravel and plus bikes and all of that wheel […]
The Trek 1120 isn’t a new bike. It’s been around for a couple of years now. From the time that I saw an early photo of one of the rack prototypes, I’ve been intrigued by the cargo-carrying (bikepacking) capacity of the 1120 and its signature integrated rack system. The 1120 is very similar to a […]
I recently embarked on a journey down the rabbit hole of GPS bicycle computer technology. I was born at the very tail end of what’s considered the baby boomer generation so I recently started to qualify for senior citizen discounts. I was curious to see if this old dog could learn to use one of […]
The final stop of my December trip to visit three Michigan bicycle companies landed me in Traverse City, Michigan. I made arrangements to meet at Einstein Cycles with both Keith Conway, who manages the shop and Jason Lowetz who owns both Einstein Cycles and the Bearclaw Bicycle Company. Einstein Cycles (Jason) launched the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. […]
This is the second report from a Road Trip to points west of the Mississippi last month. After spending a rainy weekend in Fruita, to visit some friends, I made my way to Carbondale Colorado to get a peek behind the Titanium Curtain at Why Cycles. It poured rain all the way there and my […]
The Middle Child (MC) is a brand new addition to the RSD line-up. RSD, out of Toronto, specializes in hard tail fat and plus bikes and the MC is a great addition. It’s a hardtail, enduro, plus bike. Essentially the opposite of a mullet; party in the FRONT, business in the BACK. For $2799 […]
What comes to mind when someone is described as a middle child? For me, I think this person is going to be wild, impulsive, and up for anything, as long as it doesn’t involve going to work! So, with the “Middle Child” moniker on the new RSD model, I’m really hoping that it lives […]