We LOVE bikes and how they are evolving. Our hands down favorite is the PLUS BIKE, they are super stable and super grippy over roots and rocks and float over snow, sand, mud(pretty much anything soft), they accelerate faster and slow down quicker and exude cool calm control. Some call them half fat bikes but we just call them "freaking awesome". They have all the big tire benefits but an even more adventurous soul. We are preaching the big tire gospel and are happy to see the new generation of "standard" size wheels are getting fatter as well. Enjoy the added options of the WIDE TRAIL adaptable bikes giving you even more options if a plus isn't for you.
Here are a few recommendations Plus and Standard bikes from some cool companies. Don't see what you are looking for or have a question? Just give us a call.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN – PIPELINE
The bike that is dumbing down the gnarliest trails that BC has to offer is the Pipeline. The confidence of plus-sized tires in raw, technical terrain is now available in an aggressive trail chassis. The Pipeline plows through greasy roots and square-edged chunder with authority, while providing near limitless traction on rocky, slippery climbs. Now able to run 29er wheels if you feel the need and available in Aluminum models to bring this great bike to the masses.
Wheel Size: 27.5+ / Intended Use: Aggressive Trail / Front Travel: 140mm / Rear Travel: 140mm
Rocky Mountain - Instinct
With 29" wheels, the ability to run 27.5" Plus size too and a wide range of RIDE-9™ adjustments, the all new Instinct is available in both carbon and alloy models. An all-new frame for 2018 pushes the rear travel to 140mm, increasing stiffness and tweaking the suspension kinematics. Despite the increase intravel, the new frame has noticeably more efficient pedaling, with better small-bump sensitivity and a host of next-generation features.
Born in BC, we’ve turned the Instinct BC Edition into an aggressive trail monster.
Designed with an optimized link and long stroke shock that provide 155mm of rear travel and ultra-aggressive geometry, we’ve kitted out the Instinct BC Edition with wide bars, big tires, ultra-stiff wheels, and more capable suspension. It smashes all mountain lines, rails corners, and plows over everything in sight, while displaying all the climbing efficiency that makes the Instinct a crowd favorite.
Rocky Mountain - Suzi Q
Go fast, stay fat. The Suzi Q throws a wrench in the narrative of slow, plodding fat bikes.
Available in both carbon and alloy models, the Suzi Q’s narrow Q-factor is more efficient and comfortable than traditional fat bikes. Compact chainstays and an extended reach make for a stable and balanced ride that still feels agile, perfect for everything from local singletrack loops to fat bike racing.
* The Suzi Q Carbon models are compatible with 27.5 Fat and 29+ wheels.
At Kona we make mountain bikes for the excitement of adventure and because they take you to amazing places. It’s why our mountain bikes are built to do it all in any circumstance, from downhill to dirt jump, cross-country to crosstrail, enduro and all-mountain to just exploring and getting lost. It’s what has driven us to evolve the Hei Hei line into the most efficient, versatile and exciting line of progressive XC bikes ever. We draw inspiration from our backyard, where bikes like the Honzo were first developed, a line which has expanded in carbon, aluminum, steel and titanium. And we’re constantly fine-tuning bikes, like the Process and Operator, to improve on their legendary capability and performance. Born on Pacific Northwest trails, Kona mountain bikes are built to explore and expand your idea of what is possible.
DEVINCI – Troy
No two mountains are the same. And from the Rockies to Appalachians, the all-mountain Troy brings badass performance to some wickedly diverse terrain. Powered by our Testing is Everything modus, its fifth generation Split-Pivot platform increases bottom-out force, while its team-inspired geometry tames steep, rugged, unpredictable terrain. Power up steeps with finesse thanks to an axed-down short chainstay. And harness the stability-enhancing benefits of Super Boost 157 rear-axle spacing for high-speed confidence on the descent.Point it toward the ranges and rip. The Troy is available in 29 and 27.5 models, and the 27.5 version will run Plus tires up to 2.8 in size.
DEVINCI – Kobain & Sabbath
The Kobain is a formidable, habit-forming hardtail with a plus-size footprint for superior stability/traction. Powered by Optimum G04 (6066 T6) aluminum, frames feature internal cable routing inside a outer geometry tuned for great handling across technical terrain. Thru axles—front and back—are stronger and stiffer for bolstered response, while additional features include ample tire clearance at either 3.25 (27.5) or 2.35 (29) options. Whether tackling tight singletrack or ripping smooth, wide-open trails, the Kobain simply rocks.
Introducing the Sabbath — a pumptrack assassin that brings juiced acceleration and deft handling to your berm-smashing program. Rolling on 26ers, the single-speed hardtail began as a passion project spurred by pumptrack aficionados here at Devinci HQ. It's since been getting a proper workout, traveling the globe with our Unior Devinci factory riders. The no-frills pump-platform is crafted entirely in our Chicoutimi based factory. No pedaling required.
If you dream about endless miles of single-track, the Shift Series is designed for you. Whether you like the simplicity and affordability of our single pivot S3, or the more advanced 4 bar linkage R Series, both deliver optimum trail performance.
Shift Plus offers the same great features of the Shift series including all trail worthy suspension travel along with the additional feature of plus size tires which provide confidence boosting control and traction to your ride.
Double Peak is designed for outstanding cross-country handling and performance. Available in 27.5" and 29" wheel size, Double Peak models feature an alloy frame designed with a low stand-over and center of gravity. Plus models offer more confidence inspiring cush, traction, and fun to your ride.
If you're looking for something that's able to handle technical rock gardens and gnarly terrain without rattling your brain loose look no further than Subvert. Extra wide tires and rims roll smooth and make Subvert an ideal companion for the ultimate adventure ride.
Combine the legendary performance of a Haro BMX Freestyler with Haro Mountain bike technology and what do you get? The Steel Reserve, a high flying and smooth landing freestyle mountain bike born and bred for skateparks, bike parks, and dirt jumps. Strong as Fort Knox, Steel Reserve sports a light yet strong 4130 Chromo constructed frame designed to take on anything from aggressive dirt jumping to assaulting the urban jungle. Steel Reserve is available in 3 models, including a rigid fork 1.1 with suspension corrected geometry in case you want to add a fork of your choice later. Feel free to whip it good, the Steel Reserve is your bike, full shred ahead. Brand new for 2019, the Thread line brings Freestyle MTB models with Aluminum frames back to Haro Bikes. Light, rigid, precise and built for shredding, the Thread line offers three models with two hardtails and one dual-suspension.
In 1985 mountain biking was in its infancy and at the heart was Yeti, producing no frills bikes for core riders. We have a pretty simple philosophy. We build bikes we want to ride.
The NEW SB5 IS ITS OWN BEAST. Built on a 27.5 platform, but made to accommodate up to 2.8 tires. The SB5 is perhaps our most versatile all-mountain bike. Born on the trails of Colorado, THIS BIKE REPRESENTS EVERYTHING A TRAIL BIKE SHOULD BE — LIGHTWEIGHT, NIMBLE ON CLIMBS AND DOMINANT ON DESCENTS.
Piloted by the best riders in the world, THE SB6 IS UNIQUELY SUITE for pounding out big ENDURO RACE DAYS and taking on BIG TERRAIN. The SB6 has 6 inches of travel in the rear, with 160 mm up-front and geometry that is manageable on the transfers, but optimized for smashing downhills.
One bike can’t rule them all, BUT THE SB130 IS ONE BIKE THAT RULES. Conceived on rowdy Colorado trails and fed a steady diet of technical climbing and high-speed descents, this bike crushes big terrain. We’re not suggesting you only need one bike, but if you did, this should be on your short list.
When you throw a leg over the ALL-NEW SB150, you’ll find it RIDES STRIKINGLY SIMILAR TO NOTHING. It is difficult to put into a category. Some may say it’s too slack, too low, too long, too different. But riders who push this bike quickly become accustomed to their newfound capability.
This is what we can do with SHORT TRAVEL AND SWITCH INFINITY. It transcends the weight-weenie, uphill only models and replaces it with a precision riding bike. If some people assume it's a downhiller's xc bike, whatever… FOR US, IT'S SIMPLY THE BIKE WE ALWAYS WANTED TO BUILD. THE SB100.
When we designed the BETTI SERIES, WE MADE THEM TO EXCEL in the most demanding situations. Our team of female pros and product testers are aggressive riders and wanted a lightweight bike that could handle the rigors of long days in the backcountry or even lift served access.
It’s that passion for cycling and everything cycling can do that fuels and sustains our efforts to build the best possible bikes. It’s why we build category-defining superbikes that put professionals atop podiums at road races and mountain bike events. It’s why our computers are humming day and night crunching FEA data and carbon fiber lay-up simulations. It’s why we devote precious R & D resources to making even our kids bikes and cruisers as light and easy to ride as possible.
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Superbike. We’re not first to make the promise, we will be first to make good on it.
Allow us to introduce the single most capable suspension design ever brought to market.
Jamis’ new Portal® and Hardline® were developed by the Jamis design team over the past two years utilizing Chris Currie of Speedgoat Design’s patented 3VO suspension platform.
But we’re at this not just to build better bikes. We’re in this to build better lives, to make YOU better. That’s pretty heavy. It’s a lot to carry on two wheels. But that’s how powerful a bicycle can be. And that’s why we’re so committed to building the best bikes possible.
When people ride bikes, good things happen. Experience it yourself, on a Jamis.
The Jones Plus is a bike for riding fast, slow, the rough with the smooth; safely, aggressively, laid-back or raging; with a big load or stripped to the bare essentials; on road, dirt, mud, snow; in the mountains, on the flat lands, around town or across the county; around the world or your local loop; for getting rad or just getting away. It sets a new standard for bikepacking yes, but it’s so much more than that – it’s a bike for technical trails and big trips. It really does it all. I’m really excited by this bike. It’s good. – Jeff Jones
Jones Spaceframe – Why this bike?
It's a high performance non-suspension bicycle... instead of designing the bike for XC-racing like so many unsuspended bikes I wanted this bike to be better for technical and distance riding... Since this bike is not designed around a suspension fork I'm able to do much more to improve the handling. By designing the frame and fork together and considering the larger wheels I'm able to make a bike that rides very differently to a 'normal' rigid bike (be it 26 or 29er) with a short rake fork.
My bike has a slacker seat-tube and a shorter top-tube than 'normal' bikes... the head angle and rake with this wheel size (more rake, slacker head-tube-angle and bigger wheel) determines the trail which helps determine the handling. Slacker angles keep the rider's weight off the hands and makes the front end easy to lift; the center of gravity is moved back and down for more control, with less shock to the upper body, more traction under braking, and a bike that is much harder to endo. This bike feels quick but also has a laid back feel. It's the best handling bike I've designed.– Jeff Jones
The Foes Mutz is a Fatbike with racing pedigree.
Don’t let the big fat tires fool you in thinking that this bike has only one purpose.
The all new Foes Mutz fat tire bike will take you places you only dreamed about. This handcrafted monocoque top tube, hydro formed down tube 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum frames, with adjustable rear wheel travel from 5-5.5” . Lets you plow through any type of terrain in comfort. Innovation, design and attention to detail is what separates FOES from everybody else. When you ride the Foes Mutz for the first time you’ll know what we mean.
Foes Alpine Plus - 27.5+
The smaller but nimble little sibling to the Mutz fat bike. The Foes Alpine+ brings a new tire size that is meant to bridge the gap between standard mountain bike tires and Foes Fat Bikes. Naturally we had to start with a clean slate, the head angle, BB height, and chain stay length had to be perfect with the new BOOST specs. The 2.3:1 leverage ratio gives you a nice rising rate 5"or 5.5" travel position. The Alpine+ is the perfect bike to take you on trail that other bikes would have problems and give the confidence and control.