2017 Was A Darn Good Year

Smanie looks back at an epic year.

Kimmi Runner

As we near the close of 2017, it’s natural to reflect on all the happenings these past 12 months. And in doing so, we have to say, what an awesome year! Smanie has been truly humbled in all of the experiences we’ve been able to be a part of.

Having the honor of being able to sponsor a number of exciting races, events, teams and Ambassadors has made this year absolutely thrilling for us. Additionally, being a part of festivals, benefit rides, fundraisers and community events, has afforded us the ability to see up close and personally, just how passionate each individual in the Cycling Community is about this wonderful sport. We have been able to present our line of saddles in Industry expos around the globe, and share our enthusiasm with a countless number of amazing people. We officially launched our new n.spire enduro-specific saddle, in the form of a good ole’ fashion camping trip in the picturesque backdrop of East Burke Vermont; where we got to shred bikes on the Kingdom Trails with Media friends from around the world, eat and drink amazing food, and race off-road RC Trucks against the likes of Graham Agassiz and Neko Mulally. We have been able to watch in awe our sponsored teams, athletes, and brand ambassadors accomplish amazing feats, embark upon epic adventures, achieve bucket list goals, and stand atop podiums; and do so rockin’ our saddles.

To say that we here at Smanie are humbled would be a severe understatement. Each day this year we have been able to be a part of something great; a movement of like-minded individuals that ride bikes for countless reasons. Some race, some adventure, and some commute. We strive to not only help you accomplish those things as best as you possibly can, we strive to make a positive impact on this global community of like-minded, passionate people. As we reflect on the past year, we feel a humble gratitude fill our hearts and it inspire us to not only thank you with our words, but show you our thanks in this year to come. Smanie has some epic things in store for 2018, and we intend to bring you along each step of the way.

From the Smanie Family to your family, Happy Holidays! And for all you have done, and all you continue to do to inspire us, we offer a humble Thank You.

Cheers to an amazing 2017!

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