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QBP in the hunt with new outdoor brand

Published August 9, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN) — QBP has “hunters, anglers and foragers” in its sights as the company introduces new house brand Cogburn Outdoors, which is showing a new backcountry fat bike at the Game Fair trade show this weekend in Minnesota.

The CB4’s kinked toptube is a departure from fat bikes offered by fellow QBP brands Surly and Salsa, and the frameset is “an exclusive design building off the experience we have with fat bike construction in other brands and specialized to meet the demands of the outdoor category,” said Bobby Dahlberg, brand manager for Cogburn.

Built for deep backcountry exploration, the camo framesets are welded in Taiwan and assembled and finished in the U.S. The rims, handlebars, cranks and other components are anodized black with a glare-free finish, so as not to spook critters.

Frame and fork mounts allow for racks, and three cage mounts carry water or fuel bottles.

Spec includes a Shimano Deore component mix, new SRAM X5 fat cranks, Surly Rolling Darryl 82-millimeter rims, Surly Nate 3.8-inch tires and a wide handlebar for stable control when the bike is fully loaded.

The CB4 pairs with Cogburn’s aircraft-grade aluminum Scabbard rear rack to carry a rifle, hunting bow or fishing rod. Cogburn products will be available exclusively through Scheels All Sports stores starting in October, but plans call for eventually broadening distribution to IBDs, Dahlberg said.

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