Sure, there’s lots of talk (babble?) about “Made in USA”. It’s a complicated thing, we know. Affordability, quality, customer service, and practicality all come into play. Making our thru axles here, instead of China or Taiwan, is important to us because we can employ local skilled people and support our local economy. We also like […]
Several small companies are building niche parts and pieces that make our cycling gear cheaper and more versatile. By: Aaron Gulley Posted on Outside Online: March 3, 2017 The big brands usually get all the coverage and credit for innovations and splashy bikes. But several boutique manufacturers have also come out with important advances recently. One […]
Thru axles, hot dogs and a friendly trade show atmosphere. Last week, we spent a few days in St. Charles, Illinois (about 30 miles west of Chicago) at the 2017 CABDA Expo. We’ll be honest here. Trade shows are a mixed bag. They can be fun and interesting, but also tiring and frustrating. But the CABDA […]
Woohoo! We’ve got a solution for Surly MDS and Gnot Boost bikes that want to tow a kid trailer, such as a Thule, Chariot or Burley. We dig Surly bikes and the people that ride them – durable, no BS and adventurous.
The Surly compatible axles are a bit different than typical thru-axles in that they aren’t threaded. However, the installation and removal is just as simple as before. They also allow a better fit for the hitches that are used with Burley trailers, like this:
In all of our rigorous testing, we were pleased to find that they are much stronger than the stock axle. Which is important when towing your precious cargo. We’ve got three different sizes, and all three are in stock now!
Great news for FOCUS R.A.T. bike owners. We now have a solution for you. Part of our job is to keep up with bike industry standards and specific individual bike brand standards. FOCUS, with their unique proprietary thru-axle, posed a problem for those riders who wanted to tow a trailer or use their FOCUS on a […]