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The Ripmo AF (Aluminum Frame) brings the award-winning performance of the carbon Ripmo to a wider, rowdier audience. It’s everything we love from the carbon Ripmo, plus a few tweaks. Best of all, complete bikes start at only $3,000. Over our long tenure from mountain biking’s awkward adolescence to its current anything-shreddy era, we’ve experimented with steel, aluminum and titanium — remember the Bow-Ti, the first superbike? We remember the metal times too, and it feels good to offer a premium ride experience to our broadening family of riders, courtesy of durable, affordable aluminum alloy. With a steep, 76-degree seat tube angle and a rangy but not stratospheric reach, the Ripmo AF places riders centrally and upright over the bottom bracket. It makes for an efficient position that can go the long haul without placing too much weight on its slack, 64.9-degree headtube angle. A 44mm reduced-offset fork is more surefooted on steep descents and steadies high speeds. Better up, better down. Since 2005, we’ve partnered with suspension guru Dave Weagle on the dw-link suspension platform. It provides an unparalleled combination of climbing efficiency and downhill performance, which has been proven repeatedly at the highest levels of racing. The Ripmo AF is compatible with both coil and air shocks due to a more progressive leverage rate. It allows for coil’s linearity to thrive and we spec air shocks with tunes that provide pop without feeling too harsh. On the trail, it gives the suspension a supple feel throughout the entirety of the stroke, enhancing traction no matter how deep you dig. Now that we made the frames leverage rate progressive enough for a coil we had to find a coil shock that could handle the increased stress of being driven off of a clevis. The DVO JadeX is up to the challenge so the Ripmo AF comes with custom tuned DVO suspension. Ibis helped pioneer the wide rim revolution, which inspired the new crop of wider 2.4” — 2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra low pressures which results in elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing straight line speed. We use words like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference. What’s better than a dropper post? A longer one. Our frames are designed to accommodate the longest dropper posts possible. Riders over 5’8 (or 173cm) can easily run a 185mm dropper post, while folks between 5’ and 5’8 (152cm—172cm) can use a post 125mm or longer depending on inseam length. We stand behind our products. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer as our carbon products. **Given the highly customizable nature of Ibis bikes call or send a text before buying online to ensure it's exactly the bike you're looking for. Specs can vary from what is noted.
The SIR 9 is a comfortable, capable, hand-built bike made from proven, air-hardened, heat-treated Reynolds 853 steel. When you're spinning up the steeps, bombing down the backcountry, and grinding out the final miles as the sun sinks into the horizon, you need a bike you can trust. Seeking simplicity, silence, and a single speed drivetrain? Look no further than our 3-Star Shimano XT single speed build. Mated to our SIR 9 frame and FOX suspension, your single-speed adventures are ready and waiting. - Niner alloy wheels, 30mm internal width - Shimano SLX cranks and Niner Cogalicious cog - KS LEV Si dropper post
A steel utility vehicle designed for fully-loaded exploration, whether across town or across the country. This is a custom build. Scroll down to see the build specs. First picture is stock bike for comparison. A Versatile All-Season Commuter Bike If you’re like us, your bike needs likely change by the day, week, month or year. Quite the adaptable little beast, Ogre can get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre is designed to be the ultimate steel utility vehicle. It relishes in those “take-the-long-way-home-and-find-some-beverages-along-the-way” sort of commutes. Snow, sleet or sweltering humidity, this is an ideal year-round commuter bike. You can also haul enough crap on it that you don’t even have to go home if you don’t want to. - All the barnacles you could ever possibly ask for including rack and fender, multiple three-pack mounts and mid-blade. - Gnot-Boost rear spacing with Rohloff torque arm slot and Bill/Ted trailer mount - Clearance for 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 2.8 tires with fenders BUILD DETAILS - SRAM GX Eagle Groupset - 175mm Crankset, 32t, DUB, Trigger Shifter, Rear Derailleur, 12-Speed 10-52t Cassette and 12-Speed Chain - Stan's No Tubes Flow S1 Front Wheel - 29'', 15 x 100mm, 6-Bolt, Black - Stan's NoTubes Flow S1 Rear Wheel - 29'', 12 x 148mm, 6-Bolt, Micro Spline, Black - Stan's NoTubes Speedsync Freehub Body: SRAM XD - SRAM Level T Disc Brake and Lever - Rear, Hydraulic, Post Mount, Black, A1 - SRAM Level T Disc Brake and Lever - Front, Hydraulic, Post Mount, Black, A1 - Wald 1372 Front Basket: MD Gloss Black - Schwalbe Thunder Burt Tire - 29 x 2.35, Tubeless, Folding, Black/Tan, Evolution, Super Ground, Addix Speed - Paul Boxcar Stem - 70mm - Paul Component Engineering Tall and Handsome Seatpost - 27.2mm, Silver - WTB Volt Saddle - Chromoly, Black, Wide, 150mm - Paul Component 100mm Skewer, Silver/Silver - SRAM DUB English Bottom Bracket - English/BSA, 68/73mm, Black - Jones Bend H-Bar - 710mm - Black - Shimano SLX SM-RT66-S Disc Brake Rotor - 160mm, 6-Bolt, Silver - White Industries Headset Stealth Black 1-1/8'' Threadless - Avid/ SRAM 0mm IS Disc Brake Adaptor Fits 160mm Front and 140mm Rear Rotors - ESI Chunky Grips - Black - Hope - Grip Doctor - Silver
Cutthroat is Salsa's Tour Divide-inspired bikepacking machine. With a lightweight, efficient carbon frameset, ample tire clearance, and thoroughly thought-out mounts for all of your ride and camp essentials, Cutthroat is equally suited to setting records or seeking R&R.
You're not committed to one style of riding—you're just as likely to hit flow trails after work as you are to bikepack gnarly singletrack on the weekends. You like to keep your options open, and Horsethief SLX shares that philosophy. The Split Pivot rear suspension system increases pedaling and braking efficiency, while the 120mm-travel rear suspension and 140mm fork provide plenty of insurance for bold lines. Horsethief accommodates 29" or 27.5 plus wheels and features a flip-chip so you can fine-tune it to suit your riding style and favorite trails. To top it all off, the smooth-shifting Shimano SLX group and powerful, four-piston braking leave you with two fewer things to worry about in the world. Horsethief is a trail bike that keeps the good times rolling.
The Ripley AF is our beloved, category-defying, short-travel, singletrack-scorching Ripley - rendered in aluminum, with more aggressive geometry. All the sizzle and pop of the carbon Ripley, now available as a complete bike at a wallet friendly, starting sub $3000. MODERN GEOMETRY, PRECISE HANDLING A trail-friendly 65.5-degree head angle and short (44mm) offset 130mm fork combined with 29” wheels makes for a super planted but still playful front end feel. A 76-degree seat angle puts your power directly to the pedals, while the short chainstays and pedal-friendly dw-link kinematics deliver that power without squandering a single watt. DW LINK SUSPENSION Our 15-year collaboration with Dave Weagle has yielded yet another bike with unparalleled climbing efficiency and tractability. Incredible snap and responsiveness are its trademarks, and a whole mess of plush, chunder-eating, downhill-crushing goodness gets thrown in for good measure. Wrap that together and you get the best suspension you’ll find anywhere. It’s that good. LONG DROPPER POST The Ripley AF frame is designed with clearance for long droppers in mind. PICK YOUR SIZE We use words like small, medium, and large to describe our sizing because it’s easy to understand, but our ultra low standovers give you the ability to size your frame based on reach and preference. 2.6” TIRE CLEARANCE We pioneered the wide rim revolution a few years ago and inspired a new crop of wider 2.4”—2.6” tires. When paired together, this combo can be run at ultra-low pressures that produce elbow-dragging cornering traction without sacrificing speed. REMOVABLE ISCG-05 MOUNT. There if you want it, removable if you don’t. SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY We stand behind our products. If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Our aluminum frames are backed by the same 7 year warranty and excellent customer service as our carbon products.
Blackborow is Salsa’s "dream big" cargo fat bike, best paired with an unlimited imagination. The extended wheelbase and rear stays offer huge carrying capacity via abundant frame and fork braze-ons, supporting room for four full-sized panniers on the beautifully engineered rear rack. Top-shelf, double and triple-butted, heat-treated 6066-T6 aluminum tubing is used throughout the frame. Additionally, the tubing is strategically shaped and formed for additional stiffness and strength optimization in key stress areas. The front end is compatible with all our rigid fat bike forks and also fat-specific suspension forks. When Blackborow is sensibly loaded, the bike still feels well balanced and is a pleasure to ride on winding trails compared to other long-tail cargo bikes. Featuring carbon construction with an aluminum steerer, the Kingpin Fork is lightweight and durable, and features an amazing array of accessory bosses to maximize its capabilities: dual sets of Three-Pack bosses on each leg accept bottle cages or our Anything Cage accessories, lowrider mounts work with our Down Under front rack for a traditional touring setup, and internal dynamo hub wire routing keeps the front end clean for those upgrading to dyno hubs. Blackborow is compatible with 26 x 3.8–4.33" tires on up to 100mm rim, 27.5 x 3.25–4.0", or 29 x 2.3–3.0". The ability to run multiple wheel and tire sizes allows you to customize the experience and fine-tune the ride height as needed. A removable direct-mount front derailleur bracket allows for a clean 1x build, but it’s also compatible with 2x drivetrain setups. Plus, it’s got internal routing for a dropper post. Blackborow is all about new possibilities, and owners will find themselves able to merge an array of other interests into their two-wheeled adventures. Salsa's Blackborow GX includes an array of high-quality components to support the remotest excursions. SRAM's GX Eagle drivetrain features strong and lightweight components as well as a wide-range 12-speed cassette for tackling quickly varying terrain. A set of SUN Ringle Mulefut rims have a plenty-wide 80mm footing, perfect for floating the 45NRTH Dillinger 27.5 x 3.8" tires. A suite of tried-and-true Salsa cockpit components and a WTB Volt saddle round out the build.
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built on years of experience racing in some of the nation's premier gravel events. Its carbon fiber frameset, carefully-honed gravel race geometry, and plentiful mounts for water, tools, and accessories make Warbird a top contender in the gravel bike world.
Warroad Carbon 105 700c brings something new to the road category: fun. The endurance road geometry is comfortable for all-day rides, the carbon frame and fork are lightweight but stiff in all the right places. Our Class 5 VRS provides compliance for rides that don’t stop when the pavement does. Clearance for up to 700c x 35mm or 650b x 47mm tires add all-road capability, and Shimano’s refined 105 group is a reliable performer for all of your on- and off-road exploits.
A carbon fiber recipe with style and soul. Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light, and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy—anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments. Grind the gravel roads on a budget with a 2-Star Shimano Tiagra build kit. All the performance of our top-end frameset without a hit to your wallet. **These bikes were specially built from Niner. Call or text us to verify components.
The Cosmic Stallion Titanium Frameset was custom-designed from our proprietary race-focused titanium tubing to be light as a feather for all-road riding, precise handling, and aggressive speed as long as you both shall live. Ready for fast mountain road rides and all-day gravel epics, this bike sets a new standard for beauty and functionality. Thoroughly modern and classically styled for premium ride quality, irresistible fun, and forever durability. Crafted from All-City’s proprietary Oberon Titanium tubing, a blend of 3/2.5 titanium tubes. - Premium corrosion resistance - Columbus Futura Cross Carbon Fork with 4mm adjustable rake to dial in your performance needs - Front triangle internal cable routing - 12mm thru-axles and flat-mount disc brakes - Three bottle cages, rear rack mounts, front and rear fender eyelets - Built with versatility in mind, it accommodates tire sizes 700c x 45mm or 650b x 42mm (both with or without fenders) - Front and Rear Thru Axles - All-City Shot Collar 31.8 Black
It's not about where you're at, it's about where you're headed. The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who's after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it's on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel. Start your ride right with a 3-Star SRAM Rival 1 parts kit. With a simple, single chainring SRAM Rival drivetrain and DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE wheels, it's a high performer that won't break your bank. - SRAM Rival 1 shifting with Easton single chainring cranks - DT Swiss G 1800 SPLINE 25 wheels - Schwalbe G-One Allround tires
When you seek inspiration for a ride, whether it be an escape or an adventure --- Start with a destination that draws you in. Tettegouche - a Fench-Canadian word meaning "A Meeting Place", is also a state park on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota - bringing together land and lake by the power of a 70 foot tall waterfall courtesy of the Baptism River. The founders of the park thought that the area best represented the variety of Minnesota landscapes -- we believe that this bike is the ideal vehicle to experience all types of Northwoods terrain. What we promise your Tettegouche all-road bike will encourage exploration. It will not limit you. It will make your reasons to find a new path or rediscover an old one more convincing. You and this bike will ride whatever roads you choose because it's designed for all of them. In the era of nitpicking geometry and innumerable “features,” this bike will always be inspirational, functional, and timeless. That’s what hand-built steel bikes do best. Details: - Reynolds 853 heat treated Tubing - Three bottle mounts - Fender and rear rack mounts - Wheel/Tire compatibility: 700c (with 38mm tire) | 27.5" (with 2.1" tire) - Hand made in Minneapolis **This item is for a frameset. Additional pictures featured showing a complete bike build.
Ritchey's Carbon Break-Away frameset lets you easily travel with a lightweight, stiff yet silky smooth full carbon road machine. A carbon fiber bike for travel? Yes! Ritchey's carbon fiber frame is exceptionally durable and of course, brilliant to ride with the same performance you've come to expect from all Ritchey products. This is the perfect blend of travel convenience and no-compromise performance. • Carbon tubes designed from the ground up with optimal stiffness, ride quality and durability in mind • Tom Ritchey’s “Right-Sized” carbon tubing specification balances stiffness and compliance for a sublime ride quality • Classic Ritchey geometry • Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork included • Room for larger road tires (up to 700x28c depending on make and model) • Ritchey Break-Away travel case and padding included • Ritchey 4Nm Break-Away torque key included • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large • Headset: WCS Integrated Drop-In 41.8 (included) • Front Derailleur: Braze-on • Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
The Fargo is Salsa’s original drop bar mountain bike. A bit of a cult classic, it’s designed for mixed surface riders and bikepackers that like variety in their routes, with the capability to carry everything needed when out for days on end. Carefully crafted in 3/2.5 seamless triple-butted Titanium tubing, paired with Salsa’s new Firestarter Carbon boost fork, this frameset is ready for any dream-bike build. - Titanium tube set provides appropriate stiffness and compliance for fantastic ride quality - Alternator Dropouts v1.5; split-able version of the renowned Alternator Dropout for ultimate drivetrain versatility, including belt drive and singlespeed setups - Adjustable rear spacing can accommodate 27.5+ or 29-inch wheels, and on sizes Small to X-large, 29+ - Firestarter 110 Carbon Deluxe boost fork features high modulus carbon construction, tapered steer tube and four sets of Three-Pack mounts to offer incredible load-carrying possibilities. Mid-blade mounts for low rider racks. Internal routing for Boost spacing Dynamo hubs and fender mounts (compatible with 29 x 2.2-inch tire maximum clearance) - Fork now has a 51mm offset and is designed for 180mm maximum rotors, with tire clearance for 27.5 x 2.8-3.0-inch or 29 x 2.2 – 3.0-inch sizes - Frameset includes front and rear Salsa Deadbolt Ultralight thru-axles, Cane Creek 40 Headset and Salsa Lip-Lock seat collar
Spearfish was designed under a simple premise: that efficiency and precision result in speed. Whether pursuing an ultra-endurance record or working to keep the hard chargers off your back on local training laps, Spearfish’s efficient Split Pivot suspension design rewards the rider. The lightweight carbon frame and 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock provide a platform for the ultimate progressive XC bike. Eliminate excuses with Spearfish.
Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. With gear range and cargo capacity for everything from gravel rides to bikepacking expeditions, this is an ultra-endurance bike ready to take you farther than you ever thought you could go.
Cutthroat is Salsa's Tour Divide-inspired bikepacking machine. With a lightweight, efficient carbon frameset, ample tire clearance, and thoroughly thought-out mounts for all of your ride and camp essentials, Cutthroat is equally suited to setting records or seeking R&R.
It's not about where you're at, it's about where you're headed. The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who's after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it's on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel. SRAM's budget-friendly Apex 1 drivetrain suits our 2-Star Apex 1 package perfectly. With Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, SRAM Apex single-ring drivetrain, and Easton handlebar, it's a value-priced gravel-grinding package. - SRAM Apex 1 single chainring drivetrain - Niner alloy wheels - Niner alloy seatpost and stem
While other frame materials fall in and out of favor, steel stands the test of time. Finely constructed steel frames, crafted and welded by the best builders, have continued to be the benchmark other materials measure themselves against. The RLT 9 is built with supple, trustworthy Reynolds 853 steel, producing a flawless synthesis of form and function in a frame that makes every ride open for adventure. When designing the RLT 9, Niner considered each detail with convenience and compatibility in mind. The frame utilizes thru-axle technology and flat-mount disc brakes for superior handling and speed control. It'll take a single, double, or triple chainring to conquer any and all terrain, and the PF30 bottom bracket allows the use of Niner's Biocentric bottom bracket for single-speed setups. There are 3 water bottle mounts on every size, as well as mounts for fenders and a rear rack. The bike features a buttery-smooth custom gravel-tuned Niner carbon fork, with mid-blade mounts for optional accessories. The Niner RLT9 is where performance, durability, and ride quality meet. From mounting panniers and racks for camping to traveling the gravel road that curves out of sight, the RLT 9 is more than capable for the open road. - Shimano Tiagra drivetrain **These bikes were specially built from Niner. Call or text us to verify components.
The Rustler is Salsa’s playful and dynamic technical trail bike. It rewards the rider that’s willing to throw some body language into the way they tackle trails. Seek out features in the trail to find your flow; pop off every little rock and root, manual the rhythm sections, rail each corner, and boost every double.
Spearfish Deore 12 is a progressive XC bike that offers the efficiency of an ultra-endurance race bike and the rowdy playfulness of a trail bike. Spearfish Deore 12 features a double- and triple-butted, heat-treated 6066-T6 aluminum frame for durability and stiffness. With progressive geometry, 120mm front and 100mm rear travel, and our Split Pivot suspension system, Spearfish is equally prepared for all-out race efforts or chill-out local laps. It's all backed by a Shimano Deore 12-speed drivetrain that performs reliably day in and day out no matter where you ride.
Tame the toughest terrain with Warbird’s Class 5 VRS-equipped high-modulus carbon fiber frameset and SRAM’s sure-shifting Apex 1 drivetrain. As the industry’s first gravel race bike, Warbird is designed and built to provide control, comfort, and speed when the going gets rough. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm-travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only)
Our flagship carbon fiber hardtail: AIR 9 RDO. Niner's purest expression of light, stiff Race Day Optimized carbon fiber rules the racecourse. This efficient yet compliant frame makes the most of carbon's unique properties to give you the best ride, no matter if you're gunning for a podium or cruising local singletrack. Hit the trail without a hit to your wallet, thanks to our 2-Star SRAM SX Eagle build kit. We extract every ounce of AIR 9 RDO performance at an affordable price level. - Niner alloy wheels, 25mm inner width - FOX 32 Float Rhythm GRIP EVOL fork, 100mm travel - SRAM Level brakes
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
The SIR 9 is a comfortable, capable, hand-built bike made from proven, air-hardened, heat-treated Reynolds 853 steel. When you're spinning up the steeps, bombing down the backcountry, and grinding out the final miles as the sun sinks into the horizon, you need a bike you can trust. SRAM does it again with this 2-Star SX Eagle parts kit. It's a wallet-friendly yet high-performing parts kit. Mated to our SIR 9 frame and Marzocchi suspension, every feature of this adventure-seeking singletrack slayer is fully optimized. - Niner alloy wheels, 30mm internal width - Marzocchi Bomber Z2 rail suspension fork, 120mm travel - Niner Alloy seatpost
Every champ has got to face a challenger at some point, and with that in mind, we’re not about to just let someone steal the cyclocross throne from the Macho King. Back for a title match wrapped in a new yellow and black splatter colorway, the Macho King is flush with special touches destined to shine both on the course and atop the podium. Designed to provide speed and agility between the tape, it’s built from A.C.E tubing, All-City’s proprietary air-hardened, custom-designed, extruded steel tubing. While excellent off-the-shelf tube offerings have their time and place, using A.C.E. here allows our engineers to go completely custom with the butting profiles and wall diameters—helping them produce a lighter, stronger, stiffer, and faster course crusher, unlike anything else out there. Boasting contemporary race geometry, English-threaded bottom bracket shell, shortened chainstay, replaceable derailleur hanger, and substantial mud clearance, the Macho King now features a Columbus Futura carbon fork with adjustable rake, tapered head and steerer tubes, and clearance for 700c x 42mm tires. It retains all the All-City custom touches you’ve come to expect, such as custom seat collar and dropouts, flat-mount brakes, and star reinforcements on the bottle bosses and fender mounts. This generation of the Macho King is the choice for steel lovers with a thirst for competition, so get out there, break some hearts, and separate the contenders from the pretenders. - A.C.E steel tubing: All-City’s proprietary air-hardened, extruded steel tubing, custom designed to be lighter and stronger for riding and racing - Contemporary race geometry, raised bottom bracket, shortened chainstay, and increased mud clearance - Columbus Futura carbon fork with adjustable rake - Fits 700c x 42mm tires
Fargo Apex 1 is Salsa's drop-bar off-road touring bike built to shatter limits. Ride it on singletrack, gravel, or other places you wouldn't take your standard touring bike. A triple-butted steel frame and huge tire clearance provide cushion on rugged roads. Alternator dropouts allow for any drivetrain you can imagine, and cargo mounts let you carry enough to go days between resupplies. SRAM's Apex 1 drivetrain is a reliable workhorse with the range for many adventures.
RLT 9 Aluminum: ride beyond the city limits, without going beyond your budget. The unmatched versatility of this gravel bike gives its rider pure, unfettered freedom and access virtually everywhere. Sprint from asphalt to cinder path, swerve onto some singletrack, cut across to a gravel road, unspool a few miles, hop a gutter, cut through the alley, and back into the bike lane. Searching for a budget-friendly, single-chainring parts kit? Look no further than the 2-Star SRAM Apex 1. With Niner wheels, Schwalbe tires, SRAM components, and Easton handlebar, it's a value-priced gravel-grinding package. - SRAM Apex 1 single-chainring drivetrain - Niner alloy wheels - Niner alloy seatpost and alloy stem
Big Dummy is a long-tail cargo bike, which means that not only can you haul a serious amount of cargo, different accessories can be added to your Big Dummy frame and deck depending on what you want to carry. Being a dedicated single-piece frame, instead of an add-on to an existing bike, it's stiffer and resistant to torsional flex, which provides a better ride and longer lasting frame than long-tail add-ons. Like all Surly's frames, it's made of their size specific, 4130 CroMoly steel – a tube set engineered for cargo that sports lots of little touches that you've come to love in a Surly, like clearance for big tires and the use of common component sizes. Figure on being able to carry about 200 pounds (90kg) of cargo. The load weight, and how it's loaded, will affect the handling somewhat. Also, plan on using gears, especially as cargo weight increases. This may seem obvious, but as you get comfy with it, you will use your full range of gears as never before. The parts kit is good quality, and suitable to loaded as well as unloaded riding. It's got a 3x10 drivetrain, Avid BB7 disc brakes, quality Shimano Deore hubs, and 26x2.3" Kenda Kiniption tires. They've outfitted it with Surly-designed bags, deck, rails and Dummy Rail Collars; everything you need for the majority of stuff you might carry, like groceries, shovels, bags of charcoal or mulch, guitars, lamps, mannequins, whatever. Bags, deck, rails, and rail collars are all designed to improve on previous offerings and work together to make sure your stuff is transported with safety and stability. It's an unbending interface, which when you're carrying lots of cargo, is a good thing to have. Get creative, and get hauling. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. These are included with current Big Dummy bikes and frames, as well as available for older Big Dummy bikes and frames (compatible with all generations of Big Dummy bikes/frames). In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. If you are planning to carry a child on your Big Dummy, Surly recommends the use of a child seat. They've tested the Maxxi Yepp seat. Yepp makes an adaptor that allows their seat to mount onto Surly's deck. It works well with the Big Dummy. At this time other child seats are not recommended and will void your warranty. Surly is testing other options. For the most up to date compatibility/options, check http://www.surlybikes.com/safety Note: keep in mind Big Dummy weight limits when carrying a passenger.