It finally has happened here in SkiTown USA, the deep snow of winter has given way to dry mountain bike trails…..at least low in the valley. The snow up high is still there and still VERY deep. We might see the divide trail sometime in August….for about 3 weeks…..if we are lucky. But back to those dry trails down low and mountain bike season…it’s on.
Last fall we introduced the FrostHammer frame set, which is our second offering in our snow bike, fat bike, what ever-you-want-to-call-it-bike catagory. It started with the Frosti, which can hold a 4 inch tire. Building off that and what seems like a “standardization” of fat bike components, the 5” tire quickly became the go-to bike for winter riding die hards. The FrostHammer is built for a 5” tire, 190 rear spacing, 100mm bottom bracket shell and 135 front spacing. With that move to the 5” tire came the option of slipping in a 29er+ wheel size without messing with the geometry too much. The chainstays are a touch longer longer and the seat tube angle a bit steeper, making top of tire clearance good on the 29er+. Those two specs allow the 29er+ wheel to work.
One bike, two wheel sets, two seasons
Our finish department manager Sam Gordon committed to the FrostHammer during the winter and sold off his other mountain bike to do just that. He ran it set up for winter adventures and when the snow melt opened up trails, he slipped in the 29er+ wheel set and off he went on dry trail.
Tip toe through the tulips…..summer ready FrostHammer
Sam runs a 2 x 10 set up winter and summer