Product development is fun, because we get to think about bike parts, figure out how to improve them, and then test them on our adventures. This summer has seen plenty of excitement in that respect. Some of the parts we’ve been testing are almost ready to go into production; others are still some ways off.
It’s been an open secret that we are working on a knobby version of our 26″ Rat Trap Pass tires. While 26″ has almost vanished from the new bike market – outside a few custom builds like my Firefly – there are literally thousands of wonderful old mountain bikes. With a set of super-supple tires, they can become anything from a bikepacking rig to an ultra-fast all-road machine. Continue Reading →