Words by Jeff Kendall-Weed
Durango, Colorado has some incredible mountain biking, and the town has been a centerpiece in the bike world for decades now. From John Tomac ripping Hogsback Ridge in Retread the movie to the World Champs in 1992 to the various NORBA Nationals, the bike history in Durango runs deep.
I was lucky enough to meet up with some of the members of the local cycling community and get to taste the culture for myself.
Riding with Mike Wilk and his Yeti Ultimate
This 1991 Yeti Ultimate was handmade in Durango, Colorado. Richard Cunningham, Zapata Espinoza and chief engineer Chris Herting got this project rolling and the bike was born.
This Yeti Ultimate is almost 100% period correct with Bullseye hubs and cranks, a super rare FTW stem, IRD seatpost, and full Shimano XT 7 speed components.
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