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, Orbea, Devinci, Deity, Specialized, and Rocky Mountain. 

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

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Dialed Ride - Jackie's Yeti SB5c

Jackie pulled out all the stops on her new Yeti SB5c.  Strong and light build here.  RockShox Pike RCT3, SRAM X01 drivetrain, RockShox Stealth Reverb, Specialized Roval Fattie SL wheelset, RaceFace Next SL crankset.  Final weight came in at 24.5lbs!!!

(Re)Dialed Ride - Santa Cruz Highball Carbon

      This is my bike, back from the dead.  It met it's fate with a Cadillac Escalade a few weeks back, and I just got the frame replaced.  As Jimmy says, 'black is the new black'.

RockShox SID, Chris King Sotto Voce headset, Specialized Roval Carbon Control SL wheelset, Maxxis SRAM X01, Shimano XT brakes, RockShox Reverb, Specialized Romin saddle, ENVE stem, Easton EC70 flatbar, Renthal grips.

21lbs as it sits.

Highball

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Dialed Ride - Sean's Custom Geekhouse

Sean's our Oakley rep, and he's got several dialed rides.  He's been waiting on this one for a while though, so it's extra sweet.

 The frame is a gift from his buddy who build Geekhouse bikes.  It's custom with some nice touches.  Sleeved internal cable routing and couplers to run a Gates belt drive.

 Build is Alfine 11 speed internally geared hub on H Plus Son TB14 rims; Ritchey Classic cockpit, Chris King bottom bracket, headset, and front hub.

 

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Snow Day

Against my better judgement, I got talked into slogging to the top of Sandy through three inches of snow on the ground.  The logic behind the decision was two-fold: First, that we had already gone far enough on the road that it would actually be more difficult to go back the way we came than to go down by the trail.  Second, that as soon as we got back under the trees, the trail would be clear of snow and easy to ride.  As it turns out, both of these assertions were wrong, and both Harley and Scott now owe me a 'You Were Right' beer.

undertreeFinding a dry resting place.

The kiosk and surrounding trailheads were still under quite a bit of snow, and the top 1/3 of Hide & Seek was a slippery, sloppy, fish-tailing ride.  As we descended into lower altitude and more tree cover, the snow turned to slush, which receded to dirt.  As soon as I regained feeling in my hands and traction under my tires, I started to enjoy the ride immensely, which means I probably owe Scott and Harley some 'I'm Glad You Convinced Me To Ride Even Though It's Snowing And I Thought It Was Too Cold' beers.

snowangelTry to ride, fall down, walk away.