Des gros boudins pour les p’tits canons !!!
Nov09

Des gros boudins pour les p’tits canons !!!

Sous ce titre manquant peut être un peu de finesse, je vous présente les dernières nées de l’antre de la Salamandre. 3 petits vélos spécialement conçus pour nos petites chéries qui sont souvent plus petites que nous, sensiblement plus légères et fréquemment moins violentes avec leur matériel. Alors pourquoi les faire rouler sur nos tanks de dévaleurs brutaux aux ventres gonflés de bière (ou je sais j’y vais un peu fort sur...

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First look: Singular ‘Rooster’ 29+
Oct09

First look: Singular ‘Rooster’ 29+

This bike is going to feature fairly heavily in the coming months as not only is it the latest long-term test bike at Fatbiking Europe but it’s also the 29+ bike of choice for both Alan and myself. So…..what are the first impressions of it? In a word: Lovely! It’s a very well thought out machine with an eccentric bottom bracket meaning that not only is it geared and SS friendly but you can also play around with the...

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Long-term: Travers ‘Fat Race’
Aug26

Long-term: Travers ‘Fat Race’

During my time with this bike I came to know it very, VERY well. It’s very first outing (other than a tootle around the local woods to get the fit right) was the 560km bikepacking monster that is the Tuscany Trail. I spent more than 50 hours riding the thing over 3.5 days of the very best and worst riding I’ve ever done – it was emotional! So what’s it like? This bike is a very welcome breath of fresh air. It...

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First look: Travers ‘Fat Race’
Apr29

First look: Travers ‘Fat Race’

I have in my possession some genuine real life bike-porn in the form of the Travers ‘Fat Race’ titanium fatbike. The first thing that hits you is just how damn beautiful it is! Below you can see what I mean: It will shortly be on the receiving end of a humdinger of a bike test as it’s my trusty steed for the Tuscany Trail race which is in two days time and should tell me everything I need to know (and hopefully...

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Fatbike-less!
Mar29

Fatbike-less!

So that’s is….. I’m Fatbike-less! It all started on December 15th 2010 when the very first Salsa Mukluk arrived at my door direct from a shop in the good old US of A as it wasn’t due in the UK for another 3 or 4 months (as usual) We’ve had our fun, our spills and thrills plus a 3 day stay in hospital (without the bike) following a stupid crash and several broken bones. You were joined by a young pretender...

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