Behold the SUB

Behold the SUB

Nor Cal Company Promotes a More Functional, Load-Hauling Bicycle By Pete Gauvin Kayak, guitar, camping gear, map. Kipchoge Spencer “slowboating” in the Trinity Alps. Photo courtesy of Xtracycle For the most part, American society celebrates the bicycle as merely a toy and exercise machine. We love our 17-pound carbon road bikes, 6-inch travel “freeride” gravity chasers, wind-cheating tri mounts, hill-flattening cross-country steeds, chro-mo single-speed hardtails, and flip-flop-daydream beach cruisers … among other micro-niche two-wheel subsets. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Cycling can be a whole hell of a lot of fun, full of thrills, great exercise and a fantastic way to explore on and off road – as countless articles in this magazine over the years can attest. That’s all well and good. Unfortunately, an overwhelming majority of our movers and shakers, many of whom are cycling enthusiasts of one stripe or another, dismiss – or never ever...
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