Interbike 2012

Interbike is going on right now and I am overloaded with all the new gear possibilities for my ride.  Fat bikes, 27.5″ (650b), 1×11 drivetrains, new wheels, tires, etc, etc.

I just had my first trail ride on a buddy’s Surly Pugsley this am.  Here is the Strava track for our ride.

I am seriously considering a fat bike in my future.  I love the go anywhere, exploring, bikepacking, adventure opportunities that are possible with a bike like this.  Something with 135mm spacing front and rear that is a little on the race-oriented side like the Salsa Beargrease, but still able to take lots of waterbottles, anything cages, and racks would be ideal.  9:ZERO:7 has some cool offerings too, but I think if money was no object I would be placing a custom order at Black Sheep for something just like this:

I am also carefully examining the SRAM XX1 drivetrain. It is 1×11. I wrote about it initially in this post: SRAM XX1 SYSTEM.
Eric, from Dirt Rag Mag just wrote up his first impressions of it during his testing at Interbike. HERE is the link for that write up.

Thats all for now. Keep an eye out for all the fatbikes that you will undoubtedly see on the trails in 2013. Its going to be a fun year!

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About Nick

A servant and worshiper of Christ, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a gecko breeder, a guitarist, a mountain biker, a GIS specialist.
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