Fat Tire Farm-Portland's Premier Mountain Bike Shop

The Pacific Northwest's Premiere Mountain Bike Shop

Fat Tire Farm is the premiere mountain bike shop in the Pacific Northwest.

We carry Santa Cruz, Yeti, Ibis, Juliana, Devinci, Deity, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Kona, Pivot and Salsa. 

The Farm has expert mechanics who can service and repair any bike, or build the custom bike of your dreams.

To data or not to data...

I have friends who scoff at the idea of Strava.  They don't have a GPS, and the idea of posting their rides online causes laughter and endless jokes about KOM's and segment chasing.  This is more endemic amongst my mountain biking friends than my roadie friends, as though recording a climb or a descent on dirt is somehow more ludicrous than on pavement.  Personally, I hardly ever ride without throwing my Garmin 500 in my backpack or jersey pocket.  I won't lie, I have a competitive side that loves to see my results compared to other riders, but I think the real beauty of the Garmin is in keeping a type of journal of my rides.  Its awesome to scroll back through and remember where I was riding last year, or pull up a map and reminisce about riding with some good friends in Durango.   I can see how I've improved, and the spikes and troughs in my speed where I eased up on brakes, or had a massive crash.  And sometimes I find that all my luddite friends who refuse to use a cycle computer, who scoff at the idea of trail GPS, are the ones pouring over the data of the ride.  There's a fascination in seeing a ride broken down into numbers.  So, data or no data?strava