Check out the Arkansas River Valley in Colorado

Rider’s Paradise

Enter Chaffee County, Colorado. It’s home to some of the state’s most extraordinary topography, especially if you ride mountain bikes. To sweeten the deal, its favorable location in the Arkansas River Valley blesses it with warmer, clearer weather than the surrounding area through the winter. It’s a phenomenon known as a banana belt, and the riders who live in the area know how to make the most of it.

The second episode in our For the Love of Dirt series introduces this magical region through the people who ride it every day. You’ll meet a few pillars of the local bike scene and get the scoop on some of the top trails.



Horsethief is the trail bike that prompts you to ride more: more miles, more terrain, more boldly. The 140 mm of front suspension and 120 mm of travel out back mean you can point the Horsethief down just about any trail and roll with confidence. The Split Pivot® rear suspension system all but eliminates brake chatter and pedal bob. The flip chip and compatibility with 29” or 27.5 plus wheels add a layer of versatility to the whole package.


Every efficiency goes a long way when you’re going a long way. Spearfish is full of touches designed to make tough rides easier, and easy rides more fun. The Split Pivot® suspension offers awesome pedaling efficiency and braking performance. 120 mm of travel up front is complemented by the 100 mm of travel out back. Dual water bottle capacity in the frame triangle is the icing on the cake. Spearfish is a light and agile XC and endurance mountain machine for when every ounce of effort matters.




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