Weekly Dose of Fat – Friday August First, 2014 – Show #15 Intro This week’s show is sponsored by Surly and Wednesday’s older brother – Pugsley http://surlybikes.com Beer Segment This ...
Today is the First day of August! We commonly refer to August as the “Dog Days” of summer in our little slice of fat-bike paradise, so we decided to call ...
Moonmen Bikes hasn’t been around all that long but the cred of the founders goes back a long ways in the Fort Collins Bike scene. Both Todd Heath and Paul ...
Some of you may recognise my Fatback 190 named Otis in this shot that I took up near Two Rivers on the Lake Michigan Shoreline. When I saw this shot it reminded ...
Last Friday, our amigo Jesse LaLonde pinged me with something pretty hawt. In addition to being the dark knight of fat bike racing, Jesse is a designer at Twin Six. Jesse and Fat-Bike had been talking about a fat-race-bike for the better part of the year now and it turns out that all of Jesse’s R&D coupled […]
The cool cats from Framed Bikes shared a pair of Maxxis Mammoth Fat-Bike Tires with us to share with all of you cool cats and Kitties out there, rock’n the fat-bike, all around the world! So on Sunday morning, I went out to the shop and threw the Mammoths on Bethany’s Extra Small 9:Zero:7 for […]
Back in December I wrote about my new Quiring fat bike (Achieving Fat-Bike Versatility). That article got into how the bike can switch geometry to suit different riding conditions such as summer and winter fat biking. This summer I have been exploring another aspect of the bike: A summer fat bike setup versus a 29er+ […]
Our amigos at Framed Bikes sent us a set of Maxxis Chronicle 29+ tires along to check out and share with our readers! We weighed the Chronicles on our Park Tool scale and the two tires came in at 1076 and 1062 grams. The bead to bead measurement was 188 mm and the tread to tread […]
Back in March, our test pilot, Michael McColgan, shot spy photos of Jesse LaLonde’s race bike that helped to debut 45NRTH’s new Dillinger 5 tire. A couple of months ago, I traded test tires with Jesse. We swapped a pair of Vee Tire H-Billy sneakers for the Dilly-Five and I’ve been running it on the front of my Fatback, […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for Friday, July 25th, 2014 – Show #14 Intro The sponsor of this episode of the Weekly Dose of Fat – is Surly Bikes http://surlybikes.com Beer Segment Colin and Gomez get all indigenous with New Glarus Brewing’s Dubbel. http://www.newglarusbrewing.com Sven did his local beer sampling the previous night in Lucas, […]
I spied this stunning, cobalt blue, fat-bike and immediately pinged our amigo Yann from Salamandre Cycles in France. It turns out that this bike belongs to Yann’s long time friend, and return customer, Frédéric (also the photographer that took all of these incredible photos!) Fred is a Frenchman that lives in the south of France in Rodez […]
Bobby Dahlberg from Cogburn tells us about what sets the Cogburn CB4 apart from most other fat-bikes out there.
Day 2 of Quality Bicycle Product’s Saddle Drive dealer event presented the opportunity to ride more fat-bikes. Naturally, Mark and I were up for that! Cogburn Our first ride of the day was on a pair of Cogburn CB4s. The CB4 is designed with outdoor sports folk like hunters, anglers and foragers in mind to […]
We caught up with Salsa’s Mike Riemer to talk about the full suspension Bucksaw, why it took a while to get the bike production ready and why now is the perfect time to introduce the bike into the market.
You may know Snowbasin in Ogden, UT as the site of the 2002 Olympic alpine skiing races during the 2002 games or, if you have kids, the place where the movie Frozen was filmed in 2009 but, at least for these few days in July, it is the site of Saddle Drive, Quality Bicycle Product’s […]
David Gabrys of 45NRTH did a brief demo seating a Vanhelga tubeless tire on a Whisky No 9 carbon rim at Saddle Drive yesterday.
You probably knew this was coming but just in case you didn’t, here are pix and specs on the new full suspension fat-bike from Salsa called the Bucksaw. We will be up on the mountain and Snowbasin riding this bad boy today! Look for first impressions later on. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw Bucksaw is Salsa’s full-suspension […]
We will be checking this new Expidetion Fat-bike from Salsa, called the Blackborow, later today at Saddle Drive in Utah. Meanwhile, here is a peek at what this new fat-bike is all about. 2015 Salsa Blackborow Off-Road Exploration / Ultimate Flotation / Off-Road Expedition Blackborow is Salsa’s expedition fatbike, designed to provide maximum flotation on […]
WHISKY 70MM TUBELESS RIM/45NRTH VAN HELGA. By – Jesse LaLonde It’s only fair to preface this with a racer guy mentality. Sure, JRA is the peanut butter but pushing personal limits is the jelly. Cooking corners, jibbing rock gardens, and roosting burms, are all part of the game. While the motor is the star of […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for Saturday – July 19th, 2014 – Show #13 Intro This weeks show is sponsored by Surly Bike’s all steel, built like a brick (bleep) house line of bicicletas at http://surlybikes.com. Beer Segment Sven had Odell Brewing Company’s Loose Leaf Session Ale http://odellbrewing.com Gomez and Colin were drankin’ Furthermore Brewing’s Fatty […]
The Mouth to Mouth Fat Bike Race Report By – Kaitlin Vadla & Zach Brown Celebrating clean water, healthy salmon, and healthy people, 67 runners and bikers (and a few of their canine friends) from Anchorage to Soldotna to Homer turned out Saturday, June 14th for the first Mouth to Mouth Wild Run & Ride. Participants […]
There’s nobody in the world, that is more happy, for mi hermano, Adam, than Sven and I, when he was hired on to be the new GM at Boo Bicycles. You see, Boo is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and we both really look forward to visiting! In the mean time, we can always bide our time by […]
Mark Weldon took his new Carver O’Beast for its first proper ride on the hills and coast of North Wales! He captured a rather angry looking sky and his beautiful Titanium Carver in this week’s Not a Wallpaer Wednesday feature photo. This is what Mark had to say. Been riding the fat bike on the […]
Our amigo Will from Team CoreCo and La Ruta de los Conquistadores, shot a nice video of a couple of his team riders tearing up some flow trail along with (braaap!) sweet jumps down in Costa Rica on their new Borealis Echos. Makes me wanna go ride! Inspire some Inspiration? Send us your sweet fat-bike vids […]