Our long time amigo Ant from the other side of the planet (New Zealand) is back to share a glimpse of his Southern Hemisphere haunts. Nothing says spring like autumn ...
This week, many, in the cycling industry are over in Taiwan at the Taipei Bicycle show. It’s rumored that fat-bikes are ruling the show over there, which bodes very well ...
Two of our Bike Black Ribbon Staff Writers take a crack at reviewing the tire that made the fat-bike industry bend over and spread their rear triangles….Surly’s Bud & Lou! ...
Mathieu sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo with a sentiment I think we’ve all had; to get rid of that damn job. Mathieu says “on a Friday afternoon a ...
Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]
Shannon Burt sent us in another film from Prince Edward Island. This winter has created peak riding conditions at PEI’s Winter River trail. This is a mid-week getaway ride after work for fat-riding Shannon. After hearing that heavy rains were coming by week’s end, Shannon along with 4 legged friend, Detroit, hit the trail and […]
Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the Pugsley Worlds Championships, this really seems like a multi-day event. On the main PWC event day, Saturday, there are two distinct flavors to the day. Some folks participate in the race, some participate in the party and “Feats of Strength” and a few stalwart folks go […]
The Pugsley World Championships are really more like a multi-day event, you’ve got the pre-race festivities on Friday night about which very little will be mentioned from here on, the actual “Race for Cash” on Saturday morning and the “Feats of Strength” portion that actually awards the PWC Axe on Saturday night. Today’s report will […]
Andrea Collino grabbed some shots of his amigo, Ambro doing a fat front somersault near the “Raduno FAT BIKE Bikecafe” on Val Chisone (TO) Italy..near Sestriere. Don’t try this at home kids. Tomorrow’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Don’t you think it’s about time that you get out and enjoy some snow riding, before it […]
This week started with the unveiling of Surly’s new fat-bike called the Ice Cream Truck and then later, made history with both the Men’s and Women’s, Iditarod Trail Invitational records being shattered by Kevin Breitenbach and Heather Best. A week that also presented 2 new carbon rims, three new fat-bike companies and Clowns on ice. […]
We’ve all met them. We’ve all answered their questions. The big eyed gawkers that stare at you as you ride by on your fat bike. “WOW, LOOK AT THOSE TIRES!” “Where did you get that?” “Is it hard to pedal?” And inevitably, “How much did it cost?” After I answer that question, there’s usually only […]
Looks like ol’ Tony B started something that had legs last year even though he ended up with a broken foot! He’d hatched a plan to get a group of fatbikers together on Fat Tuesday at the Ray’s in Milwaukee and we had a good turnout along with enthusiastic support from the local manager who […]
By – Michael McColgan This past Valentine’s weekend, 200 fatbikers showed their love for snowy singletrack by converging on Elm Creek Park’s flowy trails for the Fatbike Frozen Forty, the sixth race in the eight race Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The faithful followers of this site have seen the articles on various trail groomers, […]
One can run across all sorts of small woodland creatures while out roaming the forests in the winter time. Squirrels, rabbits, an occasional gnome, but this past weekend was the first time I’ve seen a Mongoose in the single track. It was fat too, and obviously had little interest in hibernation. Mongoose, maker of “The Beast” […]
The Fat-Bike Nationals After Party Cable Wisconsin – March 8th – 7:00 pm The line-up of sponsors for the Fat-Bike.com, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is Specialized, 9 :Zero:7, Fatback, Borealis Fat Bikes, Boo Bicycles, 45NRTH, 1 Up USA racks, Paul Components, Twin Six and Angry Minnow Brewing. They have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds […]
Matt Whitehead sent us few of his video clips from his trips to baja. He used a custom fat-cargo bike to tote all of his gear and his surf board up and down the Baja Coastline. Fat-Biking and Surfing! You can check out more from Matt by visiting his blog at http://www.afewsketchymoments.com/.
There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]
Puck started having shifting issues on a recent Full Moon Beach Ride owing to the worn out status of the drivetrain on his Tatanka. One ting we don’t need around FB.c World Headquarters is an ornery Puck because his bike isn’t working so we set about remedying the situation. After getting a new SRAM Chain […]
With a frame and fork that predates 100mm rims and the fattest of fat tires (>4.7”), I’m limited to how fat I can get. Normally, this isn’t that big of a deal and I don’t give it much thought. However, with record snow levels and the prevalent conditions being on the dry and fluffy side […]
Saturday night at Frostbike (FB), means one thing….The Surly Pug Race! This year featuring the 45NRTH snow lounge. Q somehow sculpted a danish modern living room, conversation pit, lounge, complete with sofas, tables and drink holders and then covered them with white shaggy upholstery….add in two raging pallet fires and twenty cases of beer and […]
A few of you have asked us about travel cases for your fatties. This makes perfect sense, because people take bike or ski trips all the time, so why not take a fat-bike trip to an incredible world class destinations like Anchorage? Well that’s where I happened across the only existing solution to putting your […]
After receiving a lot of good feedback about their existing 80mm Naran rims, Sarma is working fast on a wider, 100mm version of the Naran Carbon Fatbike rim. You are probably already familiar with the promise of carbon as a bike material, lighter, stronger, faster, and now, wider! Sarma’s experience with the development of the […]
Every February Quality Bicycle Products invites dealers and media representatives up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, world headquarters for Seminars, Social Activities and an Expo. For those of you, that are unfamiliar, Quality (QBP) is the parent company of brands like Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike is not open to the general public, so […]
Mono-syllabically known to cyclists everywhere as Bjorn, my gnomefest cousin (twice removed) Bjorn, took this shot at the Hitching post during the Arrowhead 135 last month. The Hitching Post’s neon and x-mas lights must look like a true northwoods oasis to riders braving sub-zero temps coming out of the inky darkness. What’s in your camera? […]