Photos and Text by Karine Corbeil
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L’endroit : Les Adirondacks dans l’état de New-York, à seulement 2h de Montréal.
Le plan : avancer notre liste des 46 sommets de 4000’ dans les Adirondacks.
Et le fatbike là-dedans? : l’idée était de faire des approches et découvrir les sentiers de vélo de cette région.
Alors, suite à une longue journée de randonnée dans les montagnes Santanoni, nous sommes allés nous faire tourner les jambes au réseau de vélo de montagne à Lake Placid. Le réseau Lussi & Loggers offre des sentiers très accessibles et bien balisés.
Amateurs de bières locales, un arrêt obligatoire au Brew Castle situé à Keene histoire de faire des réserves a été fait. La chaîne de montagnes Seward était la prochaine sur la liste et nous sommes fiers d’avoir finalement pu gravir ces sommets.
Le périple s’est conclu avec l’exploration des environs de Whiteface en fatbike Chic-Chocs, et ce, avec un temps rude et beaucoup de neige sur la route. La descente Poor’s man Downhill fut une finale de mise!
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Non classéIsolated in northern Quebec, located in the Arctic Cordillera, the Torngat Mountains are frequented only by those who have the real will to face the elements of nature. We do not get there by chance. It is a mythical place that imposes respect. An highly inspiring destination for the Torngat fatbike! We have included in this bike the features needed to make it completely versatile. Among other things, the frame is belt-drive compatible, it has an access for a dropper seatpost and is equipped with horizontal rear wheel dropouts. The Reynolds 725 high-grade steel tubing frame and the light, stiff carbon fiber fork accommodate the largest 26″ tires available, as well as the 27.5 x 4.5″. All you have to do is leave the house, get on the bike and explore the territory that is still unknown to you!2,559$ – 3,199$ (CAD)
PartsCustom-made frame bag by Atwater Atelier, to match your Panorama Cycles bike. Many color, material and feature options available. Refer to the Atwater Atelier website for details or contact us directly. How to order: 1- Make the purchase on our website. Add as a note to the order the model, year, color and size of your Panorama Cycles bike. 2- Upon receipt of your order, a member of our team will contact you to select options, if applicable. 3- Bag manufacturing time varies from 6-10 weeks. Basic features ($290):290$ (CAD)
- Access to a large compartment on the drive side
- Brightly colored 70D Ripstop inner lining for better visibility
- 2" wide by default
- Cordura™ 1000D nylon outer
- Sunguard™ UVR poly thread
- Velcro™ fastening system
- YKK™ #8 AquaGuard or #10 Vislon zipper
ClothingA fully equipped fatbike ready to take off. Bikepacking pure and simple.30$ (CAD)
Gravel Bikes*In stock and shipping everyday! When you venture on the less traveled roads of the backcountry, sometimes, the beautiful road becomes much more bumpy than what was predicted. The asphalt becomes gravel, and the gravel literally becomes an off-road trail. It is for this kind of adventure that the Anticosti was created. The Anticosti frame is built with a bespoke selection of Reynolds 725 steel tubing, thinned where it is needed to reduce weight. A generous tire clearance allows you to install 27.5x2.1 or 700x50 tires. For 2023, our steel frame gravel bike has a revised geometry (shorter seattube length and slightly slacker head tube angle) and new curved chainstays offering more clearance to the rear tire. A Rival buildkit, Easton crankset, Hunt wheels and Teravail 700x42 tires makes this bike ready for a quick gravel loop, or for a more ambitious multi-day trip project. *Frameset comes with wheel axles, headset installed, seatpost collar and frame protectors.1,649$ – 2,999$ (CAD)
Fat bikes*** SOME DEMO BIKES AVAILABLE AT SPECIAL PRICE. SELECT DEMO FROM THE DROP DOWN MENUS BELOW *** The Chic-Chocs has proven its abilities over the past few years in endurance races and winter expeditions. Whether it's for the Raid du Fjord, the Wendigo Ultra, or riding with confidence on groomed trails, the Chic-Chocs delivers. A stable geometry with a long wheelbase increases traction and flotation on soft surfaces. In addition, the Chic-Chocs is designed with a 205mm q-factor, the narrowest available for use with tires up to 5" wide. Not to be overlooked for an ergonomic position. Two Shimano drivetrains available with RaceFace cranksets and cockpit. Quality SunRingle rims and hubs (ready for -30degC!), and studdable tires that can be easily converted tubeless complete the package. Throw on some 29x3" wheels when the snow melts, and you've got a 4-season bike ready for backcountry bikepacking trips!2,299$ – 3,739$ (CAD)
ClothingSlow Travel is the state of mind we approach during bike journeys. It is taking the time to live each experience in its entirety, focusing on quality rather than quantity.(CAD)
- 100% Cotton
- Printed by hand in Montreal
PartsTransform your hardtail mountain bike into a lightweight and versatile bikepacking bike with the Taïga carbon fork.565$ (CAD)
- Axle to crown length of 500mm. Corresponds to a suspension fork for a 29in wheel with 120mm of travel, at 25% 'sag'.
- Boost 110x15mm spacing.
- Tapered 1-1/2 x 1-1/8 300mm long carbon steer tube
- Offset/rake: 51mm
- Triple cargo cage mounts
- Clearance for tire: 29x3.0 or 27.5x3.25
- Post mount 160mm brake standard.
- Wheel axle included
- Weight: 675g
Mountain Bikes*In stock, we ship everyday! ''The Taïga is a worthy adventure bike through and through. It is perfectly set up for some trail shredding straight out of the box.'' Read the complete review HERE. In between a trail bike and a multi-day adventure bike, the Taïga has multi purposes. Take it on your local mountain bike trails, or for a bikepacking outing in the more rugged backcountry trails. Our selection of Reynolds 725 tubing gives this frame just the right amount of suppleness and responsiveness, while keeping the weight reasonable. A 67deg steering angle and 75deg seat angle strike a balance between modern and progressive geometry, without falling into an overly radical design. For 2023, we lowered the bottom bracket slightly to increase stability. Offered with a carbon fork, a suspension fork option is available upon request (options starting at 259$). Custom built Hunt Trail Wide wheels for Panorama Cycles with 32 spokes, Teravail Ehline 29 "x2.5" tires and Shimano SLX drivetrain complete the package. * Complete bike ($3599 CAD - SPECIAL 2,999$) * The frameset comes with wheel axles, headset installed, seatpost collar and frame protectors. (1649$ CAD) * The frame only option comes with the rear wheel axle and seatpost collar. (1199$ CAD) * The Rohloff option comes with the Speedhub 500/14 A12 DB PM black, the 180mm rear disc, the shifter and everything needed to install the hub on the frame. (+1899$ CAD)1,199$ – 3,548$ (CAD)