It may sound like an obvious statement, but we folks at Spot make bikes. It’s been our sole focus from day one. No shortcuts, no marketing tricks, no redefining what “cool” means – just building bikes that turn bike riders into bike addicts, and racers into winners.
When it comes to designing, engineering and building our bikes, we’ve been at the forefront of the industry long enough to know the difference between a real innovation and a trendy fad. It’s been true right from the start, when we gave single-speed mountain bikes the attention and technology they deserved, creating a whole new riding experience. Then, as one of the first to build a 29er, we took the opportunity to complement the wheel radius with a dialed-in geometry that turned its potential on paper into a reality on the trail. And our partnership with Gates has added yet another dimension to the industry. The development of the carbon belt drive has introduced a level of strength and efficiency that would never have been possible in traditional drive systems.
In truth, all that innovation is fine and good, but our real goal is to make sure that once you’re in the saddle, you completely forget that any of it exists, and just enjoy the ride. After all, the best stories are about biking, not about bikes.
We took the new Spot Brand Rollik out of a hot lap at the Sea Otter Classic - This is Spot's first foray into both carbon fiber and full suspension, and they did it up right. Read our first impressions here:
Sea Otter is where we get our first glimpse of the new 2017 products. This year, there seemed to be no shortage of cool new tech and updated designs. Ain't technology cool!? It was a tall task, but we got some photos while our heads were swiveling around, checking out all the shiny bits! Highlight…
ROMP AND FROLICK | The all new Rollik 557 is the first full suspension and first carbon bike from Spot Brand. We talked with their chief "Imagineer" (really, that's what his biz card reads) Andy Emanuel who explains all the inner working and what happens when you remove the lower linkage of a four bar design and replace it with a carbon leaf spring.