Always the Wrong Gear

Posts tagged with extra-terrestrial

  1. Extraterrestrial, a Ranger and snow

    22 Feb 2018

    PORTLAND, Ore., – I finally had the chance to ride through snow (over paved surfaces, mostly) with a Surly Extra Terrestrial tire, mounted on a 50mm Rabbit Hole rim, used as a rear tire. I have a WTB Ranger Tough 3.0 front tire, mounted on the same rim Snow is…


  2. The Troll gets gears, fatter rims

    26 Dec 2016

    AUSTIN - I made some drivetrain changes on the Surly Troll: replacing the single-speed drivetrain with a 1x10 drivetrain, which also includes a return to the 50mm wide Surly Rabbit Hole rims and familiar 26 x 2.5 Extra Terrestrial tires.   If I could have more than one mountain bike or…


  3. Dusty adventures in Black Rock City

    11 Sep 2016

    BANFF, Alberta, Canada – Something draws us to the worst place on earth at a high cost in time and treasure Some create or participate in epic artwork – performance, built things or both – while others volunteer (often buying a ticket to go work for free). Some go for…


  4. Surly’s Number 7 and tubeless Extra Terrestrials

    21 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - The Surly branded Revelate Ranger frame bag finally arrived, and it’s nicer than I thought it would be.  Surly worked with Revelate to make frame bags for all (or most?) of their current frames – I think just the off-road models. The bags are all made in Alaska…


  5. More on my Extra Terrestrial experience

    12 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - In an effort to test out the new Surly Extra Terrestrial 26 x 2.5 tires in something other than my apartment parking lot or my 5-mile (8 km) round trip to class, I rode around Ladybird Lake on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail in…


  6. The Troll goes Extra Terrestrial

    10 Aug 2016

    AUSTIN - I wasn’t completely sure about the Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 26 x 2.15 Evolution I mounted to replace the Surly Dirt Wizard 26 x 2.75. I mean, they’re burly tires meant for the craziest expeditions over the most unridable surfaces with an elephant strapped to your bike, with an…


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