That's Will on his 9:ZERO:7 fatbike leading the pack at the 2017 Susitna 100. One hundred miles of fun!!?? Let's face it, the ladies and men who compete in these events are a few millimeters short of full travel. Let's hear from Will, "The 2017 Susitna 100 was a brutal day with the worst of the conditions all packed into the first 30 miles. No joke, mile 17 to mile 20 must have taken the lead group 90 minutes. Around 40 miles in, I started doing the math, and realized the race was going to take well over 15 hours if we kept that same pace. I ramped up the pace on the Su river to ensure that I finished the same day that I started." For more of his story, check out Will's Facebook page. Congratulations Will and thanks 9:ZERO:7 for riding Wren!
Cranknuts Is Wren’s European Suspension Headquarters
Vallejo, CA - May 20, 2016 - Wren Sports, LLC is delighted to announce that Cranknuts have been appointed their European Fork Distributor and Service Center. Kevin Wren, owner of Wren Sports said, "Working with Mark, Andrew and their technical team at Cranknuts is an outstanding opportunity to bring Wren suspension to the European market. Cranknuts is committed to providing World Class products and World Class service critical to our efforts in expanding beyond North America.”
Wren Forks have rapidly gained recognition in the Fatbike and MTB markets and have recently introduced new models to accept standard and plus sized hubs. As Wren suspension forks gain an ever growing following outside of their US base, Cranknuts have been chosen as the partner of choice to provide both sales and technical capabilities to support the continued growth in the UK and Europe. Mark Young, director of Wyre Workshops Ltd (parent company of Cranknuts) said, “We are excited to be supporting the new technologies demonstrated in the forks from Wren Sports. There are many things which have impressed us with these forks, from the torsionally stiff keyed stanchions, to the user adjustability of the TwinAir system. Further adjustability of both the axle to crown length and travel on an inverted design makes this truly adaptable to different geometries and is unique in the market place.”
Along with the Wren forks, Cranknuts will be stocking all service parts and providing service and warranty repairs through their factory trained service department.
Dan with his Wren equipped, full suspension Foes Mutz.
Dan's corner of the finish line tent near the wood stove. Smart!
Dan at the start. Only rider with no hat. Wasupwitdat?
Congratulations to Dan Mutz, owner of Likin' Bikin' in NH and a Wren dealer, for finishing 2nd in his first Iditarod Trail Invitational 130! As a rookie, Dan competed in the "short" 130 mile class race on the first full suspension bike ever ridden in the Iditarod - the Foes Mutz. We are very proud to say the Wren suspension fork was up front and performed "perfectly", according to Dan. Exactly what we wanted to hear. Especially because Dan was carrying something special inside his Wren fork... our new Wren Winter Damper. We have been testing our new design over the past few months in Alaska, Yellowknife, NWT and with Dan in NH. To be honest, we really didn't expect Dan to enter this race on a prototype damper, but he felt confident enough from his testing to go with it. There is no room for error on this trail and we can honestly say we were nervously following his progress. With below zero temps and wind chills in some areas reported to be -50°F, the last thing Dan needed was a frozen damper. The race started on Sunday, 2/26 at 2pm. Dan finished in 32 hours 5 minutes through brutal conditions. Last we heard (3/1), Dan is still stuck in the finish line tent waiting for winds up to 80mph to calm down so the planes can get in to pick up riders. What an adventure! We are anxious for Dan to get back safely so we can get a full report on the new winter damper. But it sounds like the real world testing was a success! As soon as the new winter damper goes into production, we will post it here. Thanks again to Dan Mutz for riding Wren - awesome job!
Early on. Still no hat and sleeves up.
Will Ross Wins Susitna 100 Race Across Frozen Alaska!
Mid-trail. Looks like things are changing.
Dan Mutz Takes On The Iditarod with Wren!