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Meet the Alaskan Urban Commuter Bike

gwA good friend of ours moved from Pittsburgh to Alaska, and at Interbike I came to find out that he’s been working for 9:ZERO:7 Bikes, makers of fine snow bikes. Naturally I was impressed by the bikes (including a 22 pound carbon snow-racing bike) but I figured fat bikes were far from what we were there to cover. Then in the middle of a conversation about snow bike tire rolling resistance, he mentioned, “This is what I commute on up there.” And so there you have it, the Alaskan urban commuter bike.

The 135mm Slider, pictured here, is made from 7005 aluminum and features standard mountain bike spacing on the rear hub. The hydroformed top tube offers a ton of standover height, which is especially helpful for snow riding, when you might end up getting on and off the bike quite a few times in a ride.

Check out www.907bikes.com

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  1. Colby WrightSeptember 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, but calling them snow bikes is so limiting. They are fat bikes! They can be ridden all year long. They are great where the trail ends and nature begins.

  2. Urban JeffSeptember 24, 2013 at 2:51 pmAuthor

    True. And mountain bikes can be ridden in the flatlands, track bikes work on the street, etc.

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