We thought we were closer to our destination, this hut settled in the Quebec Eastern Township forest. Doing a fat-bikejoring outing was a great way to share an adventure with our dogs.
The path taken until then was rather on hard snow, but we suddenly found ourselves in an area where we were definitely the first to venture since the last snowfall.
With our Husky, Loulou, and Rambo, our male Labrador, attached to the Chic-Chocs fatbikes, it was without too much effort that we cleared this zone. About 15cm of fresh snow was covering the ground, and that feeling of doing the first tracks is something special.
Anyone who travelled to a backcountry hut knows this feeling when you finally reach the destination. And we were lucky enough that day that someone was there just before us and had lit a fire we could enjoy.
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T-Shirt S24OClothing"S24O" (aka Sub 24h Overnighter) is, in the jargon of the bikepacker, an adventure of less than 24 hours including an overnight stay. The definition of micro-adventure!30$ (CAD)
Thru axle – RearPartsThru axle for the rear wheel. Bolt-on type (no lever), install with 6mm hex key.40$ (CAD)
Taïga EXPAll Terrain Bikes2023-03-28: The Taiga EXP with the 'Gevenalle GX' group is out of stock! Thanks for your orders! We just added an option with Rival shifters and Ratio Technology kit to use the 1x12 Eagle derailleur. Some bikes still available! *** It’s time to reserve your 2023 Taïga EXP. Use the promo code taigaexp during the transaction in order to complete your 50% deposit for the reservation. Deliveries are scheduled to begin mid April 2023. Contact us for any questions. *** *Please refer to the component list for 2023 specifications. Selected as one of the best off-road touring bikes by the renowned blog Cyling About, the Taïga EXP is the dropbar version of the Taïga mountain bike. This makes it ideal for long-distance off-road tours and mixed terrain bikepacking expeditions. It was also the bike that led Cory Ostertag to first place at the 2022 BC Epic, and the same bike that helped Marie-Pierre Savard and Cory Ostertag set new record times (FKT) at the 2022 Log Driver's Waltz for women and men respectively. The Reynolds 725 frame is packed with useful features: adjustable rear sliding dropouts, seat stay opening for use with belt, compatible with 100mm suspension fork, compatible with dropper seat post. The carbon fork has internal cable routing for dynamo hub usage, and all the necessary mounts for your equipment. A true 'mullet' setup with Gevenalle GX or Rival+Ratio Technology shifters controlling a 12-speed SRAM Eagle mountain drivetrain. Hunt XC Wide MTB wheels fitted with WTB Trail Boss 29"x2.25" tires are fast and comfortable. The Ritchey Beacon 52cm wide handlebar gives enough space for a bulky handlebar bag, while providing excellent stability when the terrain is more demanding. *Frameset comes with wheel axles, headset installed, seatpost collar and frame protectors. *Rohloff option comes with the black Speedhub 500/14 A12 DB PM, 180mm rear rotor, the shifter and all the hardware for the hub installation. Option with Rohbox system and SRAM Rival shifters available.1,649$ – 3,949$ (CAD)
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Traveler HatClothingSlip this cap into your bike bags, and keep it stylish around the campfire!34.99$ (CAD)
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KatahdinGravel Bikes2023-03-28: The 'wide range' option has been added, which includes the Garbaruk derailleur cage and a 11-50T cassette. *** Now is the time to book your 2023 Katahdin. Use promo code katahdin at checkout to make a 50% reservation deposit. Limited quantity for 2023. Expected delivery: April 2023. Contact us for any questions.*** The first generation of the Katahdin has proven itself both in races, gravel events and in bikepacking trips. For its second iteration, the Katahdin gets a makeover with progressive gravel geometry and new features to make it even more versatile. A relaxed 70deg steering angle, longer reach, 75mm bb drop and 430mm chainstays increase the wheelbase of the bike and place the rider in a stable and comfortable position. The goal is less fatigue, and more speed for long outings and / or races. The internal cables for an adjustable seat post, the fork adapted to the use of a dynamo hub, a threaded bottom bracket shell and all the mounts necessary to install bags and accessories are among the features of the Katahdin. The frame is dressed with the Hunt wheels fitted with Teravail Cannonball 700x42mm tires, as well as the Shimano GRX groupset (with the 11-50T cassette option), which make for a versatile and efficient bike.2,699$ – 4,449$ (CAD)
Derailleur hangerPartsAlways a good idea to have a spare derailleur hanger when venturing a little further than usual...25$ – 40$ (CAD)
29in fatbike wheelsetPartsSpring is coming? It's time to transform your fatbike with these 29" wheels and make it your exploration or trail bike.949$ (CAD)
- 29" Sun Ringle DÜROC 40 rims. Compatible with 2.4'' to 2.8'' tires.
- Front hub: Sun Ringle SRC 15mmx150mm
- Rear hub: Sun Ringle SRC 12mmx197mm, HG, XD or Microspline cassette body available
- Spokes: Stainless steel double butted
- Quality handbuilt by Panorama Cycles