Posted on October 16th, 2014 by Broadway Bicycle School

This week we are talking with longtime Broadway mechanic, Colin!

What kind of biker are you? I commute, I like road biking, I like gravel biking, I like mountain biking- I like bikes!

What’s your commute like?  I go from Brighton to Cambridge so I take the Charles River Path on the south side of the river.  It’s about 5 and 1/2 miles each way.

So I understand that you have quite a collection of bikes, what do you currently have?  I have the All-City Space Horse, All-City Macho King, Surly Pacer, Traitor Cutlass and the Surly Krampus.

Wow you have it all covered with those!  What one is your favorite?  Probably the Macho King because it is the most versatile. I can do pavement, gravel and dirt.

You just got the Surly Krampus which looks very cool!  How do you like it?  It’s fun, it’s different, it just kind of eats terrain and rolls over everything.  It’s not really a fat bike because it has 29inch wheels and 3″ tires, Surly calls it a 29+.  It handles like a 29er but it’s definitely not as sluggish and unresponsive as a fat bike.  When you are running low PSI on the trails it feels like it has suspension.

Why Did you get the Krampus? I wanted a mountain bike but wanted something that would be practical for winter and snow riding.  I looked at the Karate Monkey also but ultimately decided the Krampus would be more fun.

In case you are wondering, Krampus is a creature from German folklore who is the anti-St. Nick.  Instead of rewarding good behavior he kidnaps naughty children and takes them away.  So if you are good this year maybe St. Nick will bring you a Krampus!





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