Orange Mountain Bikes Return to North America

Orange Mountain Bikes Return to North America

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Orange Mountain Bikes formally returns to the United States and Canada partnering with Aventuron to provide a fully dedicated distribution structure

Aventuron, a distributor in the bicycle and outdoor industries, is pleased to announce that Orange Mountain Bikes has formally returned to the U.S. and Canadian markets by being available exclusively through the company. With a rich history in producing hand-built frames in small batches, each Orange Mountain Bike is skillfully crafted to perform perfectly for the conditions it is designed for. Founded in 1988, Orange is headquartered in Halifax, United Kingdom and produces a wide range of mountain bikes, ranging from the full-suspension downhill 324 to the steel hardtail P7. Orange’s original hardtail, the Clockwork, was named after the film by a similar name. Orange-sponsored riders have held the downhill world cup championship, as well as the women’s under-21 downhill world championship.

Sandman Bikes an Introduction

Sandman Bikes an Introduction

in Cycling, Featured, News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Fat bikes have been a large trend in the bicycle industry recently. But specialists like Sandman Bikes have been tinkering about these bikes for far over ten years. Built on this experience, Sandman Bikes offers a full line-up of fat bikes to serve all preferences and needs. Now the brand is looking to expand its network of dealers globally. 

Behold Flat Tire Bike Cage on Kickstarter

Behold Flat Tire Bike Cage on Kickstarter

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Behold makes it easy to always be prepared to fix a flat. It mounts just like a water bottle cage.
 
A better way to carry your emergency essentials.
 
Behold by Tallac House is the world’s first flat repair kit cage. It lets you carry a simple flat repair kit (tools, CO2 cartridge and spare 700cc or 29er tube) on your bike’s frame. Unlike a seat bag it’s completely out of your way. The Behold mounts on your bicycle frame.

Industry Nine expands 2016 range with Fatbike and Plus-Size Wheelsets

Industry Nine expands 2016 range with Fatbike and Plus-Size Wheelsets

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Industry Nine can’t wait to get riders on their new wheelsets for Mountain, Fat Bikes, and a new Plus Rim option. The rim additions further Industry Nine’s mission to outfit every mountain biker on any terrain. 

Icebug Announces Partnership with 2015 U.S National Snowshoe Team New Official Footwear Sponsor

Icebug Announces Partnership with 2015 U.S National Snowshoe Team New Official Footwear Sponsor

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Bellingham, WA (September 28, 2015) –Icebug is pleased to announce they have entered a partnership with the 2015 U.S National Snowshoe Team, a team dedicated to promoting winter safety as well competitive/recreational snowshoeing. Icebug will be providing shoes and footwear products for athlete training and competition. 

Buy and Sell Bikes, Gear and Parts on Facebook

Buy and Sell Bikes, Gear and Parts on Facebook

in Cycling, News and Media by Carl H. Martens

There are plenty of ways to go about buying and selling bikes, gear, parts, and accessories…craigslist, mtbr, pinkbike as well as other websites and forums, so why Facebook? 

Berghaus USA Introduces New Hyper Jacket For Spring 2016

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Portland, OR, (July 23, 2015) — Berghaus adds to their collection of world’s lightest weight waterproof jackets for Spring/summer 2016. The new Hyper Jacket blends full-zip convenience and versatility with the highest level of design, incorporating the lightest weight materials and details while maintaining or exceeding performance levels required by their athletes and lab tests.  

PDW’s Fat Stevens Kickstarter

PDW’s Fat Stevens Kickstarter

in Cycling, News and Media by Carl H. Martens

Got a fat bike?

Join the rapidly growing club…and get behind a product you’ll really appreciate.

portland design works fat stevens kickstarter

The Fat Stevens™ fat bike pump from Portland Design Works is designed to get you out of rough situations in tough terrain. Totally portable, it can inflate a fat bike tire in half the strokes of a standard mountain bike mini pump. It’s easy to use, comfortable in your hand and super-stable.

fat stevens bike pumpThe latest in PDW’s line of innovative cycling gear, the Fat Stevens has made it through a series of design enhancements and rigorous field testing, ensuring a quality product that can be sold at a reasonable price. The next step in bringing the Fat Stevens to market is creating the tooling for high-volume production, with a funding goal of $30,000 (nearly 50% met).

Visit PDW’s Fat Stevens Kickstarter page to get in on the action. You can get your own Fat Stevens pump at a special pre-production price, as well as other rewards for showing your support.

Perfect Match: EVOC’s ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT and BASE UNIT

Perfect Match: EVOC’s ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT and BASE UNIT

in News and Media, Snow by Carl H. Martens

Munich, February 2015 EVOC’S SOPHISTICATED BACKPACK TOP ATTACHMENT SYSTEM ZIP-ON ABS FOR THE ABS® VARIO-LINE BASE UNIT COMBINES OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BACKPACKS AND THE INDUSTRY’S NUMBER ONE AVALANCHE AIRBAG SYSTEM. WE WILL BE CONTINUING THIS SUCCESSFUL COOPERATION IN 2016 AS WELL. NEW TO THE COLLECTION IS THE MINIMALIST ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT.

ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT

evoc zip-on abs drift backpack

40, 30, 20, well, and now 10 litres. Our backpack attachment ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT integrates seamlessly into the collection. It is designed and developed for minimalists or for off-piste riding in resorts. The idea behind the attachment is as simple as it is brilliant: You can fix the top attachments for the ABS® Vario-Line base unit to the TÜV-certified carrying system via a zip. Featuring 10 litres of capacity, this guardian angel offers enough space for the minimum in equipment. As usual, it also impresses with all the clever EVOC features that nobody would want to be without in the backcountry. First of all, there is the successful 2-step zip system, which allows you to open the main compartment like a top loader, for systematic packing, or via the entire length of the backpack. A special compartment with emergency drainage accommodates hydration systems of up to 3 litres. And small, well-thought out pockets for your goggles and smartphone are just as convenient. In addition, multifunctional stow-away attachment loops fix anything that freeriders may need for their adventures. Shovel, probe etc. go into a special, easy-to-access compartment on the front. Essential: An imprinted emergency explains the first steps to be taken in case of an avalanche, and serves as a cheat sheet in the event of an emergency.

SPECIFICATIONS

ZIP-ON ABS DRIFT
Capacity: 10 l
Dimensions: 27 x 56 x 7 cm
Weight: 450 g
Colours: Yellow/Sulphur/Slate and Black
Price: 80.00 €

evoc zip-on base unitBASE UNIT

Our ZIP-ONs are true eye-catchers, which is why we would like to use them for more than just ski touring. In 2016, we are therefore launching the BASE UNIT, a backpack carrying system that’s compatible with all EVOC ZIP-Ons. The BASE UNIT’s NEUTRALITE CARRYING SYSTEM guarantees an almost neutral load distribution, while providing superior carrying comfort. A stabilising brace transfers the weight onto a wide, thickly padded hip belt, and consequently to the body’s centre of gravity, via segmented strategically positioned padding. Made of special AIRO FLEX material, the hip belt is extremely sturdy and flexible while offering maximum ventilation. Signature compression belts in vibrant red are an eye-catcher and guarantee that the load remains as close to the back as possible. Wide, ergonomically shaped, well-padded shoulder straps and the chest belt with integrated signal whistle keep the backpack in position. The AIR CIRCULATION SYSTEM ensures perfect air circulation in the entire back area. At the same time it prevents the sensitive kidneys from cooling down too much.

SPECIFICATIONS

BASE UNIT

Dimensions: 33 x 56 x 2 cm
Weight: 800 g
Color: Black
Price: 120.00€

 

evoc zip-on abs

evoc zip-on abs airbags

 

 

The Latest and Greatest in ICE FORCE Products 2014

The Latest and Greatest in ICE FORCE Products 2014

in News and Media by Carl H. Martens

While the recent sub-zero temps nearly shutdown the upper half of the U.S., the “Polar Vortex” wasn’t all bad. Thanks to the record-setting cold, many lakes are now safely frozen over, and ice heads everywhere are chomping at the bit to get back on the ice in search of wily Walleye and cagey Crappie.

Luckily for them, ICE FORCE, a collection of the most legendary brands in ice fishing, offers premium gear and accessories to help anglers celebrate the peak of the hardwater season like the pros. 

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