906 Polar roll Race Write-up by : Mark Kransz 📷: Ryan Stephens :: Photographer/Videographer It is always fun to have the home course advantage being one of the hometown heroes, and being able to wake up in your own bed and casually ride to the start of the race. Rolled up to the start … Continue reading 906 Polar roll Race Write-up
29 Plus Forks: Manitou Mattoc Pro vs. Fox 34
There are two big contenders for 29+ forks. The Manitou Mattoc and the Fox 34 Plus fork, even though Fox does not advertise this fork as a 29+ there is plenty of clearance for it. Both forks have great features which we will go through below. Manitou Mattoc Pro Weight - 2012g Rotor - Post … Continue reading 29 Plus Forks: Manitou Mattoc Pro vs. Fox 34
509 Win’s Single Speed Nationals!
A week before the race, our pro rider Pete Karinen said he wanted to race single speed on our Jabit III at nationals. We were all for it! So we ordered up the parts, which didn't show up on time. Then came plan B, we shipped the parts out to WV, where they almost didn't … Continue reading 509 Win’s Single Speed Nationals!
Tyler Finishes the Tour Divide!
Good news all around! Tyler finished tour divide in 22 days. Thanks for everyone who supported Tyler in any way on this journey. All the proceeds are going to the boys and girls club. Tyler along with Palmer Johnson Power Systems help raise $40,000!!! Bikepacker.com also shared some great photos of the divide this year … Continue reading Tyler Finishes the Tour Divide!
509 on the Tour Divide
In two days our friend Tyler is setting off on a epic journey to take him across the continental divide. He will be taking the excursion on the Jabit III. Here is a blog on his bike setup that he will be using for the ride. We are pretty excited to be a part of … Continue reading 509 on the Tour Divide
Manitou Mastodon Fork
Our friends at Broken Spoke took some time to get some info out about the New Manitou Mastodon Fork. It’s been a long time coming for another big contender to come out with a suspension fat bike fork that can compete with the Bluto. While the Bluto was a good introduction, it is still pretty … Continue reading Manitou Mastodon Fork
Midwest Cycling Pod Cast
We had the privilege to be on the Midwest Cycling Pod Cast. We got to share a some background information about 509, about our bikes and just have a great time with Mark and Sean. Click here to listen to our podcast and to check out all the other great stuff that these guys have … Continue reading Midwest Cycling Pod Cast
The Jabit III
The Jabit III was the name of a B-29 plane that was flown in the 509 composite in WWII. The Boeing B-29 plane was one of the largest, most expensive and state of the art plane that was flying at that time. While our bike isn’t the most expensive on the market, it does follow … Continue reading The Jabit III