Posted by CANbike on Wed, 30 Nov 2016

GORBA Fat Bike Demo Day (11/27/16)

This past Sunday was the GORBA Fat Bike Demo Day. Weather was cool with a high of 4°C but felt like -2°C with wind chill. Those with helmets and i.d. (drivers license) could take the bikes for a spin on the trails.

Event: GORBA Fat Bike Demo Day
Date: November 27, 2016
Location: Riverside Park Bandshell off of Woodlawn Road

Highlights of the event are as follows:

Backpeddling arrived in this truck with an eye catching paint job.

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9point8 featured a dropper post with eight inches of travel!

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They also demonstrated their mini allen torque key.

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Bar Mitts at the Bicycle Tailor booth.

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Winter Bot also at the Bicycle Tailor booth.

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GORBA booth had free hot dogs! Meat or vegetarian were the two choices and much appreciated on a coolish day.

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9point8 had this Giant fat bike with custom highly reflective decals.

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The GORBA tent for inquiries, membership sign up, refreshment, and food.

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Also at the 9point8 booth was this Intense Tracer T275. 27.5×4 tires.

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Backpeddling had the KHS kids fat bike (4 Season 300SF). 24×4 tires.

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Oversized moose mitts on this True North fat bike at the Bicycle Tailor booth.

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Royal Distributing demonstrated this really compact 1200 lumen bicycle light.

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Paramount Source for Sports had plenty of NORCO fat bikes to test ride. This paint job nicely blends in with the environment.

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A Ritchey childrens fat bike with 24×4 tires. One of the attendees kid brought this bike.

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West coast inspired paint job on this Rocky Mountain fat bike.

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Rohloff belt on a fat bike.

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Rohloff hub on a True North fat bike at the Bicycle Tailor booth.

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Specialized brought this FSR full suspension power/pedal assisted fat bike.

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Specialized also had this tiny fat bike with 20×4 tires. It was really cute looking next to the adult fat bikes.

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Backpeddling had this stack of fat tire rims. Rabbit holes, rectangular holes, or solid rims.

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Royal distributing brought this Surface 604 pedal assisted fat bike. They feature a more powerful motor.

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Backpeddling also brought the Surly fat bikes. Here’s the Ice Cream Truck . . .

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and Wednesday.

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Tim Hortons’ mugs and snow globes were included with new and renewing GORBA memberships.

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Tim Hortons Aberfoyle donated coffee and hot chocolate milk to the event!

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Speed River Bicycle brought a fleet of Trek Farley EX 8 full suspension fat bikes.

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True North and Tim Hortons had their Canadian moments.

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A tandem True North fat bike at the Bicycle Tailor booth! Just wow.

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And lastly, a True North fat bike featured really unique handlebars.

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