The Weekly Dose of Fat – Sept. 30th, 2017

It’s officially Autumn so let’s put summer in the rear view mirror and take a look at what’s new and exciting in the world of Omni-Terrain Cycling – aka the Weekly Dose of Fat. For the past five years, we’ve shared fat-bike news from around…

Sudocrem Cat, We Salute You

It is a grey day here at Singletrack Towers, as we have heard of the sad passing of Pinga, perhaps better known as ‘Sudocrem Cat’. Pinga had been at the warm and fuzzy heart of her family for nearly 18 years, and in the hearts…

Fresh Goods Friday 312

Where is Hannah’s head? Where is Wil’s elbow? Where is Chipps’ … um … behind? Frankly we’re all a bit discombobulated here at Singletrack Towers today, for last night it was the Singletrack Readers’ Awards. All the glitz, all the glamour, plus Chipps. And Wil….

92′ BMW R100GS Sidecar ‘Avventura’ – OCGarage

Written by Martin Hodgson. Head south-east out of Italy’s motorcycle capital of Bologna on the E45 towards the Adriatic Sea and eventually you arrive in Ravenna where you are transported back in time and you haven’t even had to reach 88mph. This was the capital…

Singletrack Readers’ Awards: The Winners!

The Singletrack Readers’ Awards have grown from an excuse to get together for a few beers to a proper grown up awards ceremony with nominees, trophies, acceptance speeches, and black tie. Actually, there’s no black tie. That would be just a little too grown up,…

Eurobike 2016: Vaude

On the way back, Chipps, Ross, Wil and I were discussing who had the best booth at Eurobike. There was Thule, giving out incredibly good coffee. Endura looked like they were ensconced in some kind of arctic base. Vaude were one of my favourites though:…

Reader’s Ride(s) – Brad’s Family Fat-biking!

Earlier in the summer Brad sent me a note with a photo of his son Noah and Noah’s Specialized Fat Boy 24. Over the next few weeks he sent us a couple of updates and ended each note with the phrase “Fat bikes are fun!!”…

Eurobike 2016: Rockingtor 3D Printed Protection

One of the more unusual things we spotted at Eurobike were these prototype knee pads by Rockingtor. They incorporate some clever ideas, and Pau Rei took us through them. These are very early prototypes, with many 3D printed parts. The surface finishes and exact shapes…

Farmer John’s Night Downhill Race and Results

For northern downhill riders not wanting to stray too far from home (depends where you live – Ed), Farmer John’s is a great place with decent features for a full day of fun. The track isn’t particularly long nor is it steep, but there is…