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 ...
Jeff Price started out the year by promising himself a bivvy every month for this year of the gnome (2014). Jeff emailed me and asked, “why not check out my ...
We welcome you, once again, to the International House of Fat-Bikes! This week we have an event spotlight for the Miss Grape – Funny Fat Festival in and around Livigno ...
We’d like to introduce Olov Stenlund – Swedish fat biker, and the newest columnist at fat dash bike dot com. Olov lives and rides, Swedish Lapland and is an established blogger, podcast’r and ...
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 – http://surlybikes.com Sven gives a shout […]
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 […]
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 Fat-Bike.com so here I am. Mark wanted the new version, not […]
We first saw an inkling of the new fat-bike from Xprezo last winter in a YouTube video that we saw posted from Xmas eve about a secret shop project to build a fat bike over vacation. Then we saw a prototype from the Quebec-based company at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show a few months […]
Welcome to the International House of Fat-Bikes! – aka Fat-Bike.com. 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 […]
Check out this video from Bill Fleming of 9:Zero:7 as he talks a bit about the Rohloff Speed Hub and Gates Carbon Drive. And! Check out all that sand. Who wants to go on a road trip!
(click the event flyer to go to the event web-page) Does your state or region have a fat-bike championship race yet? Well here in america’s dairyland, aka Wisconsin, you’re invited to the 2014 edition of the Kewaunee BuckThorn Buster. The buster is also the return of the WEMS 2014 Fat Bike State Championship race. There’ll also […]
A few weeks back, on my sweep west in search of fat-bike stories, I made a stop at the Borealis Bikes shop in downtown Colorado Springs. The facility is in a really cool old building right in the heart of Downtown that does not evoke the typical look of an industrial park start up. If […]
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 – http://surlybikes.com Sticking with the local brewery theme we have Octoberfest from Lakefront Brewery this week thanks to J.K Livin’ Beer Talk Our friends from […]
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 […]
John W. from Billings, Montana sent in this Wallpaper Wednesday shot of his SE Bikes f@e at Zimmerman Park. John says” There are so many great places to fat-bike around Montana, but this place is situated on the rimrocks overlooking Montana’s largest city. It’s literally in my back yard. Thanks for the shot, John! My […]
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 […]
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 […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Friday, August 17th, 2014 – Show #17 Intros all around. Gomez, Sven, Carlos, J.K. and the rest of the nutty gang. This show is sponsored by the Surly Tug Nut – I mean who doesn’t love to get a little tug on their nuts. Check them out at http://surlybikes.com Beer this […]
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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 […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot comes from Dave. He says” Here’s a shot of my Kilo-Graham by Graham Cycles out on Sandy Neck in Cape Cod, MA. This place is a gem of the north east. You never would have known a hurricane came through here yesterday. This week’s wallpaper worked best at its original […]
Victoire Cycles in France had this story on their website about a custom, lightweight, steel fat-bike that they built for customer Jean Marc. Just so happens that our International Man About Town, Mark Peterson, is in contact with the owner of this one-off steed and asked him to write a bit about the rig. To […]
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 […]
When Gomez hit me up with an opportunity to test the new 45NRTH tires I was quite intrigued, seeing as how I’m still rolling on some near first gen Larrys. That said, I wanted to do them justice and review them set up in all their tubeless glory, so I made a few phone calls […]