The Bikes of the Iceman Cometh Challenge

Nov 9, 2014
by Matthew DeLorme  
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Salsa Bucksaw 1. Now with much more cushion for the pushin'. Split Pivot suspension, fat tires, Rock Shox Bluto, Sram XO1.

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Trek Super Fly P1. Light, fast, and day glow yellow in case you get lost in the woods. Shimano XTR. Bontrager XR3 Tires.

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Gary Fisher Paragon. Rock Shox Reba, single ring up front. Most notable are the Gore-Tex mitts that cover the grips. Ideal for long rides up north.

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Custom Quiring Tandem Fat Bike. Made in Michigan by Scott Quiring. 45NRTH tires. Because riding is always more fun with friends.

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Focus Raven 29er. Shimano SLX drivetrain. SRAM X9 cranks.

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Ritchey P29er. Rock Shox Reba, SRAM X9 2X. Kenda Nevegal Pro and TB Weirwolf Tires. Classic feel race bike.

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Santa Cruz Highball. Niner carbon fork. Shimano XTR 2X, Easton EA70 Wheels, Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires.

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Focus AX. Race bred cross bike. For the tracks of Iceman it's like a scalpel. Light, fast and precise. As long as the snow doesn't get too deep.

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Georgia Gould's Iceman winning Orbea Alma. Shimano XTR, Maxxis Aspen tires.


32 Comments

  • + 20
 What a great variety of bikes for a pretty intense, and seemingly fat-only or at least carrying a little extra-type event. Props to the CX and classic Ritchey style of good looks and not worrying about getting jack-hammered around a frozen wasteland for what must seem like an eternity.
  • + 12
 When it gets really cold I wear some nutthugger spandex shorts instead of the many alternatives.
  • + 7
 Dude in the second to last picture looks like an actor who's name I can't think of right now, anyone agree?
  • + 3
 casey affleck from the Ocean's 11, 12, 13??
  • + 3
 That's the one, haha!
  • + 1
 Bingo!
  • + 1
 Doppelgänger!
  • + 7
 And not a single dropper-post was dropped that day...
  • + 4
 "If you find yourself out ridding your bike in bad weather, you're a badass. Period."
  • + 2
 Rule #9. Velominati
  • + 5
 do they even clunk tho
  • + 2
 Which jacket (EC) has the guy on the first picture? Where is it possible to buy it?

Thx...
  • + 1
 It's from Einstein Cycles in Traverse City, Michigan.
  • + 1
 Aw no pics of old skool 26ers or other older oddballers?

Trust me you'll see it ALL in this kinda race and it's pretty neat, everyone just runs whateva they got!
  • + 3
 The guy Bucksaw needs to run more post.
  • + 1
 If what the CX guys told me is true shouldn't these guys be on skinny tires? They claimed they get better traction an shed weight, after all.
  • + 1
 Good variety. I was cruising my Kona Steely with 26" Michelin country trail tires and a Fox talas fork.
  • + 2
 only ones prepared are the double bikers
  • + 2
 the chainring on those xt cranks, on the trek! anyone? (headscratching)
  • + 1
 power meter?
  • + 1
 ah yeah, pretty sure thats an SRM unit!
  • + 1
 Yes it’s an SRM Power meter, they can’t be made for XTR M980 due to the Chainring/Crank Arm assembly layout.
  • + 2
 all those in shorts.nice
  • + 1
 The tires don't have enough tread and the bars aren't wide enough... Razz
  • + 1
 anyone have a clue how much that fatbike tandem weighs?
  • + 3
 I'm going to guess a lot.
  • + 2
 48lbs.
  • + 1
 29er fat tire's
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