Spring.. the sun has returned in full force. Trails are firm and snow stability is high. Time to get after it. Anchorage has amazing backcountry ski terrain right outside of town everything from mellow corn runs to steep test piece chutes. Last spring Billy and I headed out and accessed the Eklutna Glacier using fatbikes … [ Read More ]
First up is Mike Hall from the U.K. Mike ordered some bags last December with no questions asked or correspondance of what he was going to do with them. Turns out in mid-February Mike started racing in the World Cycle Race (http://worldcycleracing.com), a global circumnavigation time trial over 18,000 miles in length. Mike simply killed … [ Read More ]
Lots of folks have been asking about the dimensions for the fat tire frame bags so they can see if they fit on other bikes. I tabulated the basic geometry for the bags on the frame bag page here. If you use that combined with the geo listed on salsa and Surly’s website it sould … [ Read More ]
Bicycle Times Magazine ran a review of the Tangle bag recently. check it out:
Just finished a run of Frame bags for our friends at Speedway. Ti and Alloy frames across 4 sizes. If you need a bag for your Fatback give the good folks a jingle, they are only being sold through the shop. They look like this in case you were wondering… single #10 WR zip, tapered … [ Read More ]
More info here and on the blog here
Production Fat bike Frame bags! After making many 100’s of “custom” bags for snow bikes over the last few years it was about time to make them readily available. We are going to be offering bags for Salsa Mukluk frames and Pugsley/Moonlander frames in all sizes. The bags feature the standard adventure fat bike setup: … [ Read More ]
Interbike 2011 was a good time, I had been there 2 other times walking around with a backpack of goodies but I wanted to have a more legit presence this time around and secured a “cheap” spot in the back. Once I started looking at the logistics it looked pretty grim as far as expenses … [ Read More ]
My binge trip this summer was heading back to Yakutat… The scene was complete de-javu from 3 years ago when Dylan Kentch and I packrafted, rode and bushwacked our Pugsley’s north 300 something miles to Cordova. This time there was 5 of us, Dylan, Doom Fassbinder, Roman Dial and Mike Curiak. We headed south. The … [ Read More ]
The 300 somethin mile gravel death march went down recently. See some good writeups here In looking at the blogs it looks like there was a good showing of Tangles and the like on those so enlightened. Good stuff. Photos stolen from Ari’s blog without permission… thanks!
Nice Article by Jill Homer in the latest issue of Adventure Cycling giving a good background of rackless bag systems. here’s a early photo of that exploding bivy bundle known as the Bivy Buritto: (note the high quality manual zigzag embroidary !)
The faithfull gas tank has served many people well. However after 3 years it needed a bit of re-thinking. A common complaint was that the small gap at the front of the bag could eject skittles and Mike and Ikes without warning in technical terrain. Believable, however I never had that problem with peanut M&M’s … [ Read More ]
This year, the vast majortiy of bikers in the baddest snow bike race in the world were decked out with Revelate bags. Four years ago, frame bags made in a basement started apearing on peoples bikes at the race… the last 2 years the big saddle bags grew more popular. This year it came full … [ Read More ]
In custom bag mode, here are 2 highlights of the week so far.
Efforts to green the company are well underway. The most recent project to reduce waste and keep trash out of the landfill is called “The Spool Program.” It all starts here – 16 oz. of nylon thread all goes into bags. What’s left is that wasteful non-recyclable spool… A quick toss in the yard and … [ Read More ]
Welcome to the new website! You might be thinking “what happened to Epic Designs”? Little trademark dispute . . . led to a name change. Epic Designs is no more. It was hard to swallow and a stressful couple of months, but we’ve embraced the change and used it as an opportunity to kick it … [ Read More ]