• Soma Fabrications – Fat Prototype

    I talked to Evan Baird from Soma Fabrications last week about Soma’s new steel prototype pictured above. Soma’s been making steel bikes for years. My amigo Julio has a Soma twenty-six inch ...

Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-29-14 – Show #19

Weekly Dose of Fat –  Show Number 19 for Friday August 29th 2014 Weekly Dose of Fat with your hosts Sven and Gomez joined this week in the studio by J.K. Livin. This show is sponsored by the Surly Junk Strap.  Learn more about all of Surly’s offerings at – Sven gives a shout […]

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Introducing Turnagain Components

Our Amigos at Borealis Bikes have launched Turnagain Fat Bike Components today from eurobike. Adam and Steve  run Borealis and Turnagain under the Fat Bike Company umbrella. Today in Germany they have Turnagain’s first three products on display. Some sweet 100mm rims, matching anodized fat bike hubs and a direct mount front derailleur hanger. They went to […]

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Glenn Johnstone’s Fat-biking Story – Another Take

Site contributor, Mark Peterson, contacted his buddy Glenn Johnstone and put together this story about Glenn’s experience fat-biking and with the fat-bike community. Take it away, Glenn… My good buddy Mark contacted me asking if I would be interested in doing a short story for so here I am. Mark wanted the new version, not […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club – Poland

Welcome to the International House of Fat-Bikes! – aka I’ve lived my whole life surrounded by Polish Americans. Chicago and Milwaukee have a rich cultural history of really tricky to pronounce Polish family names. My two sons are Polish (from their mom’s side of the family) and literally tons of my amigos are Polish. Just last […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-22-14 – Show #18

Weekly Dose of Fat Show Number 18 for Friday, August 22nd, 2014 Intros This show is sponsored by the Surly, We really likes them Surly Bikes. Look for them at – Sticking with the local brewery theme we have Octoberfest from Lakefront Brewery this week thanks to J.K Livin’ Beer Talk Our friends from […]

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The Pittsburgh Fat-bike Scene is Growing

Contributor Mark Peterson hit up his friend Tim in Pittsburgh for a story that would share a bit about the fat-bike scene there. Words by Tim Droschak Pittsburgh is a really cool city to live in! It’s pretty much right in the middle of all of the places that I like to ride. Just 10 […]

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Fat-bike TransAlP

Daniel Schneider, a Fat-bike rider from Germany, sent me an email earlier in July about a fat-bike adventure that sounded awesome! He and his riding bud, Matthias, were planning to a fat-bike assault on one of the most famous TransAlp routes in existence, the famed “Heckmair Route”. We kept in touch and Daniel has prepared […]

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Queen Fattie – Ruling Over Her Skinny Subjects

We’ve had quite a few articles from riders in Australia over the years and site contributor, Mark Peterson, put out his tentacles to uncover this on from his Bro, Troy, in New South Wales. Written and shot by: Adam Troy (August, 2014) Location: Shellharbour, NSW, Australia Fat bikes. They are freakish looking things. I wasn’t quite […]

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Six Weeks with a Bulldozer

We featured a product spotlight on the new Bulldozer from Vee Tire, just about the time we were losing our snowpack back at the end of March. I was immediately drawn to the Bulldozer because of the width, the relative light weight and the unusual tread pattern. We recently published a six week test of the 45NRTH Dillinger 5 […]

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Event Spotlight – GnomeFest 11

What can we say about GnomeFest that hasn’t been said before? We could say that it ROCKS! We could give you a link to the fat-bike radio interview of the founder of GF moderating an interview of a past Mayor of GF along with the current Mayor. We could share what Dirt Rag said about GnomeFest […]

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