Our last test ride of the weekend was on the just released Yeti SB4.5c. This new 29er trail bike lived up to the rowdy reputations of its smaller cousins (the SB5c and SB6c) — and it delivered the big wheeled roll over and climbing confidence you expect from the larger wheel size. It’s light, too. This size XL with upper tier spec weighed just 26.2 pounds. Of course at nearly $7000, it will also lighten your wallet.
Besides riding bikes, the best part of Outerbike? Beer of course. Many of the vendors kept well-stocked coolers on hand in case you needed a little post-ride hydration.
Trail dog taking a little R&R before the next shred session.
Jamis came to Utah with a fleet of new Defcons ready to take on Moab’s menacing red rock kingdom.
You gotta eat. On the trail it might as well be the delectable treats served up by the culinary chew masters at Honey Stinger.
There’s a mantra in the desert that says, hydrate or die. Klean Kanteen was on hand to aid in that mission of survival.
Of course, there’s another mantra that says hydrate (with beer) or be bored. The Outerbike price of admission includes a daily dose of not boring.
Ibis is best known for its bikes, but the NorCal-based company run by MTB pioneer Scot Nicol is also making waves with its line of wide rims.
Marin made the trip to Moab with a full fleet of chunk tamers. We’re big fans of what these guys have been doing lately.