Hey hey hey! YYCMTB is running free fatbike tours starting December 14 out of West Bragg Creek! Tours are rolling on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 – 3:00-ish. These are casual no-drop rides with a mellow pace. If you have never done any winter biking before, it will give you a taste of what riding in the snow is all about. All abilities are welcome, but it’s best if you have done some mountain biking before. You can get more details […]
Don’t let winter keep you off the trails! UPDATE: Next ride is tentatively set for March 22, depending on trail conditions. YYCMTB is pleased to offer twice-weekly fat bike group rides on the West Bragg trail network beginning December 14. Note that there is no charge for the ride ($0.00!), although you will need to meet these mandatory requirements: Wear a helmet Have fun Get some exercise Sign the waiver Smile a lot This is your chance to flow down […]
On June 30, Bow Cycle hosted a fairly huge demo day for a wide variety of bike lines. I saw that they had a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6Fattie available in my size, so I took it for a ride.
Many people look at my Fatty and ask “What is that?” Well, it’s many things: fun, slack, not too heavy, stable, studded, n+1… Like many avid riders in this part of the world, I felt a fatbike was the right thing to pick up for our surprisingly short and relatively snow-deprived winters. In late 2013, I wanted to order the frame and fork, assuming that I’d have everything built up and ready to go later that winter. There was a big delay […]
You may be thinking, “Do I really need a fat bike?” Why yes, yes you do. N + 1 aside, your need for a fat bike is well established in the context of bike industry marketing. Now that we’ve identified the key precedents, let’s take a look at some of the other reasons why a fat bike makes sense for you…