This week’s Reader’s Rig comes from Trevor in Montreal, who shares his Panorama Chic-Chocs fatbike fresh off the 200-kilometer Wendigo Ultra. Find a lovely gallery of wintry photos and get to know Trevor and his bike here…

Words and photos by Trevor Browne

Hello, I’m Trevor. I was born and raised in the foothills of Alberta and now I reside in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with my two boys. I work at a local university doing communications, and I’m a multimedia producer and curator at messkit magazine, a journal dedicated to adventure cycling with a bit of food mixed in.

Panorama Chic-Chocs

I’ve always had a love affair with cycling, and it’s been a huge part of my life as long as I can remember. I’ve ridden across Canada, completed the Tour Divide, and managed to stay awake to finish the Paris-Brest-Paris, amongst other local gravel and bikepacking events. My main focus lately has been exploring local trails in eastern Canada and the US while trying to make the perfect cup of joe on the trail.

  • Panorama Chic-Chocs
  • Panorama Chic-Chocs
  • Panorama Chic-Chocs
  • Panorama Chic-Chocs
  • Panorama Chic-Chocs

I’ll admit I’m a bit of a newcomer to the fat biking scene. I’m super proud and grateful to be riding this Panorama 2024 Chic-Chocs, not only as an ambassador of Panorama but as a collaborator with Panorama to design the bike’s graphics and look of their headbadge. The Chic-Chocs are a rugged and majestic mountain range in Eastern Quebec, and this bike reflects their character. It’s my first season riding this bike, and I’ve already ridden it on a three-day fat bikepacking trip and competed in the 200-kilometre Wendigo fat bike ultra as well. I couldn’t be happier with how it feels on technical singletrack and fully loaded on icy and rough snowmobile trails alike.

Panorama Chic-Chocs
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  • Panorama Chic-Chocs
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  • Frame/Fork: 2024 Panorama Cycles Chic-Chocs
  • Rims: Sun Ringle MuleFÜT 80SL V2, 27.5″, 32 holes
  • Hubs: Microspline
  • Tires: 45NRTH Dilinger 5 studded 27.5 x 4.5
  • Handlebars: Race Face
  • Headset: FSA
  • Crankset: Race Face Ride
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-EH500
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100-12, 10-51T
  • Derailleur(s): Shimano SLX/XT
  • Brakes: SRAM Level
  • Shifter(s): Shimano XT
  • Saddle: WTB Pure
  • Seatpost: KS E20i dropper
  • Stem: Race Face Ride
  • Front bags: Ortlieb 9L Handlebar-Pack with 4L Accessory-Pack
  • Frame bags: Ortlieb 4L Frame-Pack
  • Rear bags: Ortlieb Seat-Pack 13L
  • Accessory bags: Atwater Atelier top tube gas tank and stem feed bags
  • Other accessories: Fenix lights with a safety donut rounding out the back

There’s something really cool about being associated with Panorama. They’re the first carbon-neutral bike manufacturer certified by Climate Neutral and are an independent bike company in a world of big companies. On top of it all, they are also a local company based an hour from where I live. What more can I ask for!?

Panorama Chic-Chocs
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  • Panorama Chic-Chocs

You can follow Trevor on Instagram.

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