Surly Reviews and News

Winter Bike Expo This Weekend – Dec 8 Minneapolis, MN

Marking the Kickoff of Winter Cycling Season, the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo Returns With Fat Tires, Snow Bike Races and Fun! Being a born and bred Californian, Minneapolis in the winter isn’t the first thing I think of when it comes to winter cycling. I traveled to Madison a couple of years ago to see […]

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QBP SaddleDrive – Park Tool, Pedro’s, Lazer, SixSixOne, Wahoo Fitness and more!

QBP is the largest bicycle parts distributor in the US and they hold a special event every year for their top dealers and select media. The event is held in QBPs backyard (QBP West is based out of Ogden, UT. Their main world HQ is in Bloomington, MN) at the Snowbasin lodge and resort. It […]

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BionX SL 350 HT – Electric Mountain Bikes?

Electric bicycles are a touchy subject. Let’s face it, they have little appeal to the hardcore mountain biker. In fact, the idea of out-of-shape couch jockeys clogging up our favorite singletrack assaults our collective senses. But do electric bicycles really have a valid market outside of the commuter or M.U.T. (multi-user-trail aka paved or gravel […]

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Surly Krampus

One of the hottest bikes at QBP’s SaddleDrive event is the new Krampus. A 29er fat bike with 3 inch tires. Complete bikes will be available around March with an MSRP of $1950. Adam from Surly gives us a close-up look at the all new Krampus in this video: The complete production bike will feature: […]

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Featured Photos: Fatbikes

A Fatbike, in simple terms, is a hardtail mountain bike with super wide tires. These bikes are used in snow or sand, but an ever increasing number of mountain bikers are using them on their local dirt trails. The biggest benefit is increased traction (wider tires, lower pressure). The downside is increased weight (particularly increased […]

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Product Showcase: Bikes, Parts, Gear – January 2009

Product Showcase: a quick glimpse at some featured bikes, parts, & gear for January 2008 – mostly new, but definitely all hot products. Marin Wolf Ridge 6.8 Frame: 6061 Aluminum, Fully Hydroformed Mainframe and Swingarm, Quad-Link 2.0 140mm Suspension System Front Suspension: RockShox Pike 426 U-Turn Air, 110mm-140mm with External Rebound Adjustment, Motion Control, and […]

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