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EL CAPITAN | Hi-Ten Series

June 02, 2015

Tribe Bicycle Co - El Capitan

The bike, the myth, the legend: El Capitan

El Capitan stands alone with pride and valor. From Yosemite to Tribe, it holds its ground, solo, but is ready to be taken on by those looking for a fun challenge. 

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DANE | Hi-Ten Series

June 01, 2015 2 Comments

Tribe Bicycle Co Dane Fixed Gear Single Speed Bike

If anyone does style right, it’s probably the Danes, so here’s our shout out to good looks accompanied by some athletic edge.

The Dane exhibits sleek minimalism and an athletic touch with its satin white frame, red field stripes and matte black components...

 

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What is butting? Breaking down the Tribe Triple-butted Frame 4130 Chromoly Steel Frame

October 01, 2014 33536 Comments

Triple Butted 4130 Chromoly Steel Frame

To reduce weight and improve overall performance, skilled bicycle manufacturers often choose to butt the bicycle's tubing in the frame. Butting is the process of removing extra material from where it is not needed. The manufacturer in turn leaves the frame untouched in the areas where it endures the most stress, for instance the joints, leaving the amount of material the same in order to insure long term strength and durability.

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Flip-Flop Hub: Freewheel vs Fixed Gear

September 23, 2014 2 Comments

Flip Flop Hub

 

Flip-hop hubs are rear hubs that are threaded to fit both fixed gear cogs and free wheel. Meaning you get to choose your riding preference. You can ride fixed gear, where your pedals will continue to rotate as your wheels move forward - OR -  you can ride freewheel, where you have the option to cruise as you ride. So what's it going to be?

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What is a fixed gear bike, anyway?

September 02, 2014 2 Comments

Tribe Bicycle Co. Fixed Gear Bike

A question we get thrown our way far too often - what is a fixed gear bike? And why do so many people love riding them? A fixed gear bike, also affectionately known as a fixie, is a bicycle with a drivetrain and no freewheel option. In simpler terms, the bike has one speed and does not feature an exterior derailleur. Still not picking up what we're putting down? Imagine yourself riding, as you pedal forward the wheels moves forward, and vice versa - however as you ride you do not have the option to cruise (meaning your legs are constantly pedaling) and you do not have the option to change gears. Constant motion.

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