Thanks to Matthew Page for running another great Battle on the Beach. It was a cracking weekend. The Saturday night race worked great and created a great atmosphere to kick the weekend off. Like big kids myself, Graham Heath Heathy and Iain Webb headed out onto the beach before the race started to enjoy the sun set and some guilt free skids on the sand!
Race day arrived after a chilly nights sleep in the tent, the plan to do a proper warm up then turn up to the line with 20 mins to go was a bit silly as we were literally at the back of the field and by the time the race started my legs were cold again anyway!
The course flowed better this year with less of a bottle neck at the first singletrack, saying that there literally was no point on the track you could recover as the downhills were very short and sand which needed your full concentration making a tough race even harder.
I dragged myself round on the TraversBikes.com Fat Race to 12 place (out of 96) in the Fat Bike category and top third overall.
Thanks to everyone who came over for a chat at our gazebo, it was nice to put some names to faces. Lots of test rides were had. The new Lauf Forks TR Boost forks stirred up lots of interest.
Roll on next year!
The 40% Discount is extended to all Travers carbon forks for 1 week
USE CODE: carbonfork40
Travers Road Prong, Fat Prong, Prong 29 and CX Prong (Disc)
The Travers Fat Race has been away on long term review since October last year 2013. In fact it been away so long the frame has now been updated! with 5mm longer chainstay to allow for the use of 29+ wheels and a tapered headtube.
I think Matt is a convert!
The review of the Fat Race appeared in the "What Mountain Bike" magazine last month, this month a slightly updated version appeared on Bike Radar with the addition of comment about our new Fat Prong forks. Which will also be reviewed later in the long term test.
On my scales the Travers Carbon Fat Prongs weigh in at just 533g (excluding axle) No really! are they the worlds lightest? I cant find any lighter!
They feature a 15x135mm thru axle and a tapered carbon steerer tube with a rider weight limit of 110kg, that equates to 17.3 stone.
For more information check out the Fat Prong page.
Pictured below are a bunch of the thru axles...what is the collective name of a bunch of Fat Bike thru axles...Faxles?
The "Fat Prong" with triple bottle cage mounts for a "Salsa Anything cage" on both legs:
Fork weight 533g
Axel to Crown - 483mm
Spacing - 135mm
Rider weight limit - 110kg
Carbon threadless steerer uncut 300mm
1 1/2" - 1 1/8" tapered steerer
Post mount disk brake front specific (160mm)
3k weave with Gloss finish
Clearance for a 4.7mm tyre
The world lightest Carbon Ft Bike fork?
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