Adventure Bike season is a’comin’!

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It’s almost Adventure Bike season up here in the Far North!

I’ve been investigating the “trend” of fat-tire adventure bikes this week, which are bikes with 3.5-inch+ tires made for snow, sand, ice, muck and mud.

The Pugsley from Surly Bikes, a model that debuted in July 2005, is bigger and beefier than any mass-produced model in history. (See my review here.) But while Surly (www.surlybikes.com) gets a lot of credit for the Pugs, independent bike builders have sold fat-tire iterations since the late ‘90s.

Here are links to custom companies that may or may not still delve into the subgenre of the “adventure bike”:

Evingson Cycle — www.evingsoncycle.com
Remolino — www.remolino.com
Wildfire Designs — www.wildfirecycles.com
DeSalvo Custom Cycles — www.desalvocycles.com

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.
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