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    Hold on! 45North Fat Tire?!!

    I've been watching the development of this brand on-line, since they seemed to be cold weather oriented. Maybe some clothing, and then I saw they were going to do studded tires. Okay. Makes sense....

    But this morning on Facebook, I se this: New Brand 45North Offers Unparalleled Cold Weather Performance | Facebook
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    Between this and the Big Fat Larry and the Black Floyd and the Nate, I'm looking at a substantial additional investment in the tire library.
    Let the market decide!

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    just when i got used to not upgrading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    I've been watching the development of this brand on-line, since they seemed to be cold weather oriented. Maybe some clothing, and then I saw they were going to do studded tires. Okay. Makes sense....

    But this morning on Facebook, I se this: New Brand 45North Offers Unparalleled Cold Weather Performance | Facebook
    Is this another QBP brand?
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    Bah, just what we need - another skinny tyre!

    Looks good - especially as they have a 120 option. Is the pricing the same as Larry/Endomorph in USA?

    Will Innova be making these too?
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    According to the whois database, 45nrth.com is registered to (drumroll) Quality Bicycle Products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Is this another QBP brand?
    It will be available through Q according to the Facebook page, doesn't show on Q's site yet. Can't tell if it's a Q brand or just available through them.
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    Still, good looking tread pattern, maybe it will solve the front end washing out problems I've had with dirt riding the Larry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-reg View Post
    It will be available through Q according to the Facebook page, doesn't show on Q's site yet. Can't tell if it's a Q brand or just available through them.
    It is a QBP brand that will focus on cold weather riding, gear, and clothing. they are headed up by David Gabrys, who was working on the Salsa Cycles side until this brand developed.

    According to the Facebook post, they will also be doing stuff like cold weather riding boots, and stuff related to riding fat bikes.

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    Surly aludes to this within their big announcements yesterday on their blog (husker-dus and husker-don'ts). Or maybe it's just a coincidence Ö

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    Makes sense, that seems to be Q's new M.O. Here's to hoping for some good boots!
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    Do these guys make studded tires too? I started winter commuting last year, and for that purpose two things not currently available are essential, a studded front tire and good fenders. The path I take goes along some uncleared snow packed trails, and then along some cleared and sometimes icy asphalt pathways. You need the studs for the ice, otherwise that section is impassable, and you need the fenders to keep you and your bike reasonably clean and road grime free. Currently the packed snow trails portion is impassable at certain times of the year on 2Ē tires, when it gets too rutted or too soft, or hasnít been packed enough yet. I think a fat bike with a studded front and good, full coverage, removable, fenders would have me bike commuting all winter.

    (A third thing is essential as well, a good light, but those are getting cheaper and more plentiful by the day. I think itís this new wave of cheap and powerful lights that will really make winter biking take off. The dark isnít an issue anymore when you can throw a $125 250 lumen light on your bike.)

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    Love the name and it kinna looks of a wtb muntno raptor
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    ^^ Good fat fenders would be a great product line to explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by western high plains View Post
    ^^ Good fat fenders would be a great product line to explore.
    Agreed!

    BTW, I pointed 45North to this thread (via Facebook) so they have a main line to our demandsóI mean, requests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo View Post
    Between this and the Big Fat Larry and the Black Floyd and the Nate, I'm looking at a substantial additional investment in the tire library.
    Will be interesting to see if the HU casing is actually bigger than the 3.7/3.8 tires.

    Now I am wishing for 3 wheelsets (50, 65-80, 100mm rims) and ALL of the tires--and I do not yet have the frame in hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Will be interesting to see if the HU casing is actually bigger than the 3.7/3.8 tires.

    Now I am wishing for 3 wheelsets (50, 65-80, 100mm rims) and ALL of the tires--and I do not yet have the frame in hand!
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    A crud catcher on the down tube and a rear rack with some zip tied clip on fenders work for me. My lower legs still get "painted" pretty good but the rest of me looks pretty.

    VB has the kewlest fender(s).

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    what is their www page? I'm pretty sure I've been on it once...

    -edit- ...further research shows I'm probably wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    what is their www page? I'm pretty sure I've been on it once...
    45NRTH – Unparalleled Cold Weather Performance

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    Hey 45NRTH. Welcome.

    How about making a hitch rack that is designed to handle those fat tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    A crud catcher on the down tube and a rear rack with some zip tied clip on fenders work for me. My lower legs still get "painted" pretty good but the rest of me looks pretty.

    VB has the kewlest fender(s).
    I have Planet Bike ATB fenders on my current winter commuter, and I attach the front fender to the back of the fork so it comes down just that little bit further. This setup works great and my legs and boots stay clean, with only the odd speckle. I consider this essential for daily commuting. I wear a nylon shell, of course, but I donít want to be tracking crud all over the place, and I donít want to have to clean my pants and boots every day.

    Ideally maybe the front fender would be a two piece design. A shorter fender for when youíre riding in clean but deeper snow, perhaps through snow drifts, or though low bushes, and then an extension that would go down very low and keep you very clean for commuting to work. Iíd like it to be secure enough so that no one could easily steal it off my bike while parked in certain places downtown as well.

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    As a old punkrocker, Husker du has a another connection for me: Husker Du - Could You Be The One - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    It is a QBP brand that will focus on cold weather riding, gear, and clothing. they are headed up by David Gabrys, who was working on the Salsa Cycles side until this brand developed.

    According to the Facebook post, they will also be doing stuff like cold weather riding boots, and stuff related to riding fat bikes.
    I think it is funny that Portland OR is further north than Minneapolis
    And where I am ATM an additional 2+ degrees north.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo View Post
    Between this and the Big Fat Larry and the Black Floyd and the Nate, I'm looking at a substantial additional investment in the tire library.
    Hey, you and I +? could each buy 1 set of each, ride, and swap to see what works better in our neck of the woods. Beats spending $600+

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