Safariland Patrol Bike
Safariland partnered with Kona to create the Patrol police bike. We thought its features would ideally serve the hunter and had it custom-painted brown for better concealment. The basic bike features a Kona Racelight Aluminum 7005 frame, hydraulic disc brakes, RockShox front forks, Shimano 30-speed drivetrain, and a solid rear rack. Best of all, it sports 29-inch wheels for increased off-road capabilities over rough terrain and obstacles.
AUGUST MID-WEEK SHORT XC SERIES AT AWABA. We are running the mid-week short series again in August. You will need lights. A short track will be set – we are targeting a 15 minute lap with 4 laps to be completed. If you get lapped by the leader before you start your last lap, then you only get to do 3 laps. There will not be any grades – everyone will be racing together and there will be a mass start. DATES: 2nd, 9th and 16th August 2017. LOCATION: Awaba TIME: Registration will start at 6:15pm and racing will start at 7:00pm. COST: Entry will be $10 per rider per race, or $20 per rider for the full 3 race series but only if you pay for all 3 races on the first night. LIGHTS: You will need a good front light, but preferably two (one on the bars and one on your helmet). If you don’t have two lights, you should carry a torch with you in case something happens to your front light. You will also need a tail light – but for the sake of the people following you, please make it a non-flashing light. You will need to sign onto a sign-on sheet and flash your licence. If you don’t have an MTBA licence you will need a day licence ($25) or sign up for a free trial membership if you haven’t had one before. Get there early if you need a day licence. Bring your race number plate with you! Feel free to email [email protected] for more information if required.
Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California’s Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand’s product claims…
I mentioned toe clips at the beginning. Toe clips are straps designed to provide more power pedaling uphill, allowing me to push forward and lift with one foot while the other is pushing down on each stroke. The key is to remember to pull the boot backward out of the clip before putting the foot down on the ground. It won’t come out sideways, and if you try, you’ll fall. Adding big pedals with serrations allow muddy boots to grab easily. A modification to make getting in and out of the pedals easier is to leave the fabric strap that surrounds the boot off the toe clips. You gain a good portion of the power but don’t have to worry about getting the boot out of the pedal.
Flat Tires: While infrequent, there is the risk of getting a flat. I always carry a spare tube while out hunting so I’m not stranded and left walking my bike back if I get flat. This is really only a risk depending on your terrain. We had some run-ins with cactus in South Dakota that ended with a flat but even so on a trip with four people all on bikes, we only had one flat.
CB4 is equipped with full range gearing, all-condition disc brakes and a wide handlebar for control even while loaded. The frame has attachment points for a rear rack and water or fuel bottle cages. The fork has additional attachment points to expand carrying capacity. We are also proud to say that the Cogburn CB4 is designed and assembled in the USA.
While he’s not one to brag, Rick’s frames are the go-to choice of riders from the legendary DFL Cross Dress Series to the Cycle Messenger World Championships. They will all tell you the same thing: There is no finer frame than a Hunter.
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2006 Specialized Hardrock Comp hardtail. I don’t like rear suspension because I feel it robs energy that I want transferred to the ground when I pedal. I use conventional toe-clips to accommodate my hunting footwear. The tires are 2.20″ for extra load distribution. I also have TopPeak front fender to keep mud and water out of my face.
I received my ALL TERRAIN 750 right before my month long Colorado archery deer and elk hunt. I was able to quietly get in to places in 15 minutes that used to take me over an hour to hike in! If you are a serious hunter that wants to get away from the crowds to hunt then you NEED one of these bikes. I did a ton of research and comparing and M2S hands down has the best bike / customer service for the price, period!
Hunter’s RX family scissor lifts feature best in class drive-on and raise height to reduce clearance issues. Hunter lift racks are built to minimize space while maximizing productivity in any auto shop. This auto service equipment is available in several fully-integrated options including approach ramp extensions, Inflation Station, swing air jacks, Hunter’s AlignLights System and much more.
The frame’s rear tubes maximize heel clearance while wearing boots and carrying cargo. The rear hub spacing and tube design provide clearance for fat tires without the need to ‘dish’ them outboard for tire clearance at the chain. The result is a strong wheel and a durable, efficient drivetrain.
Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the…
Tom Ryle’s passion for bowhunting has fueled adventures spanning the United States, Canada, and South Africa. He is an official measurer for the Pope and Young Club, NMLRA, NW Big Game Inc., and Oregon Shed Hunters.
Public Land Access: While you need to check with local regulations, most public land that is closed to motorized vehicles is open to bikes. If you hunt public land you electric hunting bike discounts getting deeper and getting their faster is key to being successful when hunting among other hunters.
Whether you’re a treestand hunter looking to quickly get to your stand in an unobtrusive manner, a western hunter trying to push deeper into the backcountry or an outdoorsman with disabilities wanting to keep your outdoor lifestyle, the QuietKat Electric Vehicle provides the answer to all your hunting transportation needs. Utilizing high-end mountain-bike components and fabricated machinery to deliver durability with minimal environmental impact, the design teams with a 48-volt lithium-ion-battery-operated direct-drive hub motor to facilitate a silent ride that tops out at 19 mph. Engineered with a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs., it’s able to pull an additional 250 lbs., ensuring you have an easy way to get your trophy back to camp once you’ve pulled the trigger. Travels up to 25 miles on a single charge so your hunt isn’t restricted by distance, and if you plan on hunting the backcountry, the battery compartment is large enough to carry an extra battery that doubles your effective distance to 50 miles. 8″ of ground clearance means you can take it almost anywhere, while 4″ off-road suspension keeps your ride as smooth as possible. Climbs grades up to 20° and has up to 15° of lean technology. Digital display lets you easily access vital information such as how much battery life is left, distance and speed. Knobby tread grips difficult terrain, while mudflaps block splatters. Easy-to-operate half twist throttle makes traveling at an exact speed a cinch, plus hydraulic disc brakes on both the front and rear tires offer the control you need to navigate tricky hills. Handlebars and seat are adjustable to accommodate various-sized riders. Included gun/bow rack keeps your weapon handy and secure, plus a waterproof dry bag, handlebar bag and a pannier rack system offer ample storage options. Completely recharges an empty battery overnight with the included charger. Lifetime warranty against defective workmanship for the frame and rear suspension swing arm. All other components have a one-year warranty.
Some of you may remember an article I wrote in the early 2000’s about utilizing mountain bikes as a tool for hunting. While the bikes were a great tool for eliminating scent and going quietly into the woods, they did have their drawbacks. Under pedal power, I found I often arrived at my stand sweaty which was less than ideal. Even though mountain bikes were made for off road adventures, I often found that their tires were less than adequate for coping with fallen branches, rocks, and the like often found while hunting.
While my first reaction to the surge in fat tire bikes made for hunting was one of curiosity, that has turned to excitement for trying out this new mode of transportation. Will this be another of those trends that ends up as a bit of hunting history, or will they find a niche that offers long-lasting usefulness? Speaking as a DIY bowhunter, let’s hope it’s the latter.
The Pacific Northwest is home to hundreds of thousands of acres of managed forest lands, many of which are owned by private timber companies that were founded on the rich timber resources that blanket this region. This fertile land is also prime habitat and home to Roosevelt elk, black bear, Columbian black-tailed deer, cougars, and many other species pursued annually by hunters. State forest lands, BLM & DNR lands, and plain old private lands are intermixed throughout and can be pinpointed on various maps. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the best resource for determining land ownership, but this information can also be obtained via state/county resources and by calling timber companies, provided you have adequate Lat/Lon or other description data available.
The frame is made of high quality heat-treated, double-butted A6N-6000AL tubing. Superior design and workmanship result in a high quality bike that is light, strong and responsive so you can go everywhere your hunts takes you.
What a great morning of XC racing we had at Awaba today. We had 9 kids on the development track who were rewarded with cake pops made by Annie G, plus a pick from the lolly/chip bucket! This event was directed by Dallas. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. Lots of junior riders, as well as big numbers across all the grades had us all smiling. Also lots of first time racers, I hope you all feel very welcome. Thanks to Dean for setting a great course and to all the volunteers – our wonderful President, time keepers and first aid, who make it all possible. You are legends!
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At the other end of the spectrum, a bike can be used purposely to lay down a scent trail. Try pouring your favorite estrous-doe urine into a small pump-spray bottle and spraying it onto a small spot on a tire. Every time that tire goes around it leaves an olfactory footprint just like a hot doe’s.
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Good hubs and tires will keep you moving, proper brakes will limit your run-ins with local flora. I like disc brakes, rather than calipers. They don’t take nearly the effort on steep downhills, adjust with a simple twist of a knob, don’t get hot and fade, and don’t make as much noise.
But when trucks, four-wheelers and marching hunters break the eight-month silence and begin spreading foreign smells through the woods, it takes almost no time at all before the deer completely change their ways, transforming, seemingly overnight, into nervous, mostly nocturnal animals that proceed with caution, scenting the wind before emerging from thick cover. They pattern human movement — not difficult to do when humans are associated with running motors and exhaust fumes.
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The 750 watts of power is supplied to the rear hub by either pedal assist (the bike senses torque applied to the pedals and gives 5 levels of assist), or simply by the throttle integrated into the right hand grip. The throttle will give you full assist on demand at any time. The bike easily gets up to 20mph. It will be a welcome break not having to pedal with all sorts of cold weather hunting gear, a backpack, and a weapon.
On private land, a bike offers the benefit of getting in and out without spooking the deer onto adjacent properties — let the ATV riders push them to you! — while on public land it gives you an advantage over other hunters, getting you well off the main thoroughfares, past gates, and away from the hunters dependent on roads and big trails, and even those willing to do some walking in the woods.
This bicycle started as an idea …. while I was trudging along a closed Forest Service road in the upper Fish Creek drainage, north of the Lochsa River in Idaho. I was looking for elk. Man, there was a lot of country to cover. And that old Mauser was getting heavier by the minute.
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The HawkEye Elite® alignment system takes just 90-seconds to print alignment results automatically. Hunter Engineering’s industry-leading wheel alignment systems use precision cameras to measure the position and orientation of targets mounted to each wheel and provide alignment measurements with pinpoint accuracy.
(Note: Despite the humour conveyed in the video, this is actually a true report of trail conditions and will be resolved sometime over the weekend – in the meantime you will need to get off and lift over – hopefully a bit more successfully than these lads)