Mongolian Mash-Up: New Tumbleweed Bike Proves Open-Sourcing is Viable

October 26, 2016

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  • Peter Reese

Turning existing components into a rideable, long-distance adventure bike propelled the Tumbleweed folks all the way to Mongolia. In an extended proof-of-concept outing, a trio of Prospector model prototypes (MSRP $1,450) demonstrated the wisdom of a wider Q-factor (distance between pedals). Watch this 24-minute expedition video for glimpses of the bike along with their bikepacking gear. Active Junky's out to dig deeper – and go bigger – when production rolls out in coming months.

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