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Weekend Reading: Acre Supply’s Trans-Provence Photo Journal, Argonaut goes Above Category, More

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Photo: Sven Martin / Duncan Philpott for Acre Supply.

Acre Supply is the mountain bike specific arm of Mission Workshop, whose clothes and gear we’re pretty big fans of. It’s a lifestyle brand that’s also supremely functional and durable, and as such, they take their gear to some killer ride locations and bring along some top photos to capture it all. Their latest adventure journal follows Ty Hathaway through the 2014 Trans-Provence in southern France, and the pics are definitely making us wanna go.

Click through for a few more fun things around the web this week…

Argonaut Cycles joins the select brands carried by Above Category. To celebrate, they put together this little video. The orange and white bike was built for AC’s founder Chad Norwall, decked out with the following components:

  • Campagnolo Record 2015 Groupset with with standard (36-52) crank and 11-25 cassette
  • Campagnolo Bora 50 Tubular wheelset
  • Chris King I8 headset
  • Fi’zi:k Cyrano 00 bar / Cyrano R1 Seatpost / Arione R1 saddle
  • Continental Competition 25 tires
  • Speedplay Titanium pedals

Check out our feature on Argonaut for a detailed look at their unique process, followed by our long term review of the bike.

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The Global Fat Bike Summit has been announced for January 23rd-25th in Jackson, WY. Organized by QBP’s Advocacy Director Gary Sjoquist, and sponsored by Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoback Sports, Wyoming Pathways, and Mountain Bike the Tetons/IMBA, the event will feature 3 days of seminars, clinics and demos.

“For the 4th year in a row, The Fat Bike Summit will bring together bicycle industry experts, key land managers and advocates to talk about the importance of fat bikes to local communities and public lands,” said Scott Fitzgerald, owner of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles. “Now that fat bikes have grown from what many people thought was a fad to a significant summer and winter user group, it is more important than ever to communicate current land management best practices as they relate to fat bike use.”

Last year, it was pretty impressive to watch land managers, the people responsible for deciding if we are allowed to ride in places, ride a fat bike for the first time, get the big grin, and start to understand why there is such a loyal following of participants.

More information at www.fatbikesummit.com

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kj
kj
8 years ago

I don’t know if it’s a fatbike thing, per se, but we’ve already had a lot of fat bikers riding off trail. Maybe the fat bike is bringing uneducated nubes to the (not) trails, or maybe it’s just too tempting since fat bikes are better suited to off trail. But either way, it needs to stop. I guess people just need to stop being knuckleheads if we’re going to continue to have access to trails.

apeescape
apeescape
8 years ago

Pretty sure a standad is 53-39.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
8 years ago

Sure, the Argonaut bikes in the video were nice, but I’d like to see more of that Mosaic.

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