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No, fat bikes are not going to save the bike industry. We figured that out a couple of years ago, when after going phat-crazy for about 18 months, bike makers realized that these big-wheeled behemoths actually aren’t a good full-time cycling option. These days the cure for what ails us is either e-bikes or gravel bikes depending on who you ask.
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Just don’t ask the 160 or so riders that turned up for the Borealis Fat Bike World Championship. At least in winter, they’re all-in on this fat bike thing, proudly flying their freak flag last weekend in Crested Butte, Colorado, for this now 5th annual event. And it was a good one. With bluebird skies, goldilocks temperatures that were not too hot not too cold, and an undulating course that had just enough technical challenge to keep things interesting, this event once again proved there is a place for fat bikes in the ever more crowed cycling realm.
This year’s scaled-back event commenced with a Friday evening session of fat bike polo in front of local watering hole, the Brick Oven Pizzeria. Saturday featured the main event, with a 3-lap fun race and 5-lap main event on a 5-mile circuit that wound around the valley between Crested Butte and its namesake mountain. Sunday, things wrapped up with a friendly group ride. In between there was lots of revelry, beer drinking, and general good times. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
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Tejay van Garderen is the most scrutinized American cyclist of his generation. He’s also the most inscrutable, and probably the most talented. But for some reason, whatever he wins or almost wins, and he does both a lot more than most American pros, it never seems to be enough. As the 2020 season looms, he …
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PARIS (AFP) – The UCI has announced that the Tour of Hainan, scheduled to take place in China’s southernmost province from February 23 to March 1, has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Created in 2006, the race on the island of Hainan was given the UCI’s new ProSeries ranking for this season, putting …