Fatbikes showed up at the Kamikaze Games
Last year 2013 the Kamikaze Bike Games decided to add a Fatbike Class. There where two of us who decided to race are fatbikes.
I raced Dual Slalom and Cross Country and another Fatbiker decided to race his SingleSpeed Fatbike in the Enduro for giggles.
I had no competitors in Dual Slalom so I decided to just race in my class and end up winning my class.
I also raced my fatbike in the Cross Country and taking third in regular XC race.
So I wanted to get a suspension fork for my Fat-Bike for next summer season of riding because I was dinging my rims running low pressure. I googled fatbike bike suspension forks and found 11|NINE fatbikes out of Las Vegas, NV. Sent them an email and found they where sponsoring a super-D race at Bootleg. I signed up went out to bootleg raced and bought a fork from 11|NINE the Co. was great and talked to them about Mammoth. 11|NINE Fatbikes also makes great full suspension Fatbikes. 11|NINE said they would talk to the promoters to see if we could add a Fatbike class to the OLD SCHOOL grand daddy of downhill the Kamikaze.
So here it was Kamikaze Bike Games 2014 went from 2 Fatbikers in 2013 to 8 in 2014 I thought it was pretty exciting.
11|NINE showed up with three different types of fatbikes
(SIMUS – Front Suspension Hard Tail)(Epicyon – Fixed pivot full suspension)(hemicyon – Fixed pivot full suspension Downhill)
Foes Bikes showed up with there full squish
Turner full squish
and I on my Salsa Mukluk
There was also an Adaptive 3 wheeled Fatbike very cool thought we would see the Boreales Clown Guy or the Salsa Bucksaw but a no-show.
Practice was fast and fun. Racing a hard fatbike bike 50 plus miles an hour reminded me of the old days except wondering how we went so fast with no suspension.
strolling around the pits after practice. I saw the Foes Fatbike.
The next day it was race time the Kamikaze fast as fu$# had been ruffed up.
I put on my smurf suit for aero-speed.
In the Cross Country a rider from Mountain Bike Action showed up on his Specialized Fatboy.