Rollin’ on 3.7’s
Welcome to the second chapter in our “What We Ride” series; a series featuring our employee’s bikes and the story behind them.
The week, we introduce you to our warehouse manager Steve Gardner and his trusty fat bike.
Name: Steve Gardner
Position at TPC: Shipping Dept. Manager
Bike: Surly Pugsley
Why you ride it:
I built the Pugsley with the intention of bike-packing / exploring the rough trails and jeep roads of Colorado and Utah. The simplicity and reliability of a rigid steel frame coupled with fat tires makes for an extremely capable and comfortable ride. Snow, sand, rocks, roots, and even lonely washboard dirt roads; this bike is stable and comfortable through it all. It only took a couple rides for me to realize that the bike could be so much more than a pack mule to haul my gear into the backcountry. Riding the fatty on familiar trails around Boulder, CO makes for a novel experience that always puts a smile on my face… perhaps the most important thing a bike can do.
When you are not on the bike what are you doing? When I’m not out exploring on the fat bike I can be found hiking, running, and climbing in the mountains around Boulder, playing guitar, riding one of my other bikes, eating huge burritos, and scouring Google Earth satellite images in search of new routes into the mountains.
Frame: Surly Pugsley, Surly 4130 CroMoly steel.
Fork: Surly Moonlander
Handlebar: Jones H-Bar, 700mm
Seatpost: Easton EA-70
Brakes: Avid BB7, G2CS 200mm rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano XT Mechanical
Shifters: Paul Mounted Dura Ace Thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG61, 9-speed 11–32t
Crankset: Surly Mr. Whirley
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Rims: Surly Marge Lite, Black
Rack: Surly “Nice Rack” w/ Revelate Designs Frame Bag
Tires: Surly Nate
Saddle: Brooks B17 – Narrow