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Revelate Designs
September 19, 2011

Interbike lightweight

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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 go with traveling and shipping stuff from Alaska.

So we did it semi-dirtbag lightweight style.

Everything fit in this one gigantic duffel bag as a checked bag. Banners, product, 2 folding camp chairs, folding table, sweet vx table cloth, foam flooring, tangle bag fixture, stickers, cord etc etc.

Not fun to carry but it got the job done.

It came together pretty well. Dusty was stoked.

I’d like to thank the following for helping out: Salsa Cycles for loaning us a sweet Ti El Mariachi to have on display, Graham at Cilo Gear for last minute doodads,

Brendan Collier at Siren bikes for fabricating the killer table mounted bag fixture, and John Foster for random acts of kindness.

Thanks for finding us if you did!

Revelate Designs
September 19, 2011

Fat bike frame bags

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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:

Tapered front sections, single compartment style with a vertical divider, left side and internal mesh pocket, beefy #10 coated main zipper, #8 side zip, fully padded along the down and seat tubes and of course everything is reinforced & bartacked where it needs to be.

The bags will run with co-branded logos. If this puzzles you, yes they are 100% designed and manufacured by us in the US of A.

(photo Guitar Ted)

Mukluk bags will be available in October through Salsa dealers, the Surly bags will be after that. We are also working with Speedway Cycles to have bags available for Fatbacks by winter’s onset.

There you have it. Fat frame bag madness.

Revelate Designs
July 19, 2011

Gulf coast of Alaska

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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 best I can do is re-post the videos that Roman and Mike made from the trip. Roman’s chronologically captures the child like fun that we had, enjoying perfect weather and a fun yet challenging route. Mike’s is an artistic vision that basks in the subtleties of being out there.


Bikerafting Alaska’s Lost Coast: Yakutat to Glacier Bay. from lacemine29 on Vimeo.

For propaganda value, we all used Revelate gear extensively. See here for my personal gear notes. Dylan, Doom and Mike all had frame bags, Dylan used a large seat bag (the mythical super twinkie), Doom and Roman had a harness with pockets, Mike also had a gas tank. This is the kind of adventures we design and build gear for. It’s what Revelate was born on and pushes the envelope to excell at.