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  • Ibis Trans-Fat Carbon Fat Bike


    Now THIS is what I’m talking about! If you’ve been around the site for a while, you know I’m a fan of the fat bikes; had a Pug, a Neck Romancer and now I want this one. Ibis just announced a fat bike of their own, the Trans-Fat.

    Inspired by their Tranny 29 frame, they made an identical front triangle and fattened up the rear.

    Some key specs include:
    -A Carbon monocoque frame weighing in at 3.25 lbs
    -Compatible with both geared and singlespeed setups
    -You can run a Gates Carbon Belt Drive on it.

    If you’re into the Trans-Fat like I am, you better hurry ’cause they’ve only made limited quantities. More should be available in February.

  • Pinarello Dogma K8S


    The Pinarello Dogma K8S certainly caught my eye while surfing my usual big wave internet breaks the other day; but it wasn’t just the black & red carbon frame with Campy Record that drew me in. If you’re like me, the first thing you noticed on this bike is the soft tail style suspension unit at the top of the seat stays.

    When seeing this, I immediately thought of the Castellano Fango – one of the first hardtails I’d ever seen back in 2001 or 2002. The idea behind this is simple: dampening vibrations and isolating the rider from rough terrain will save energy. Energy saved means you can ride faster…at least in theory. Plus, this added suspension only increases the frames overall weight by 95 grams – not bad if you ask me.

    More photos (via Above Category) below as always. Enjoy.

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