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Photo Gordo ♦ Ursa Major

Our amigos from Chumba USA sent us a nice shot of their new titanium fatty that they call the Ursa Major to send you all off on your weekend of fat-bike funski’s Share Your Local Stoke! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders that haven’t discovered the pure […]

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Event Notice – USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – February 14th, 2015

Ogden, Utah and Powder Mountain are the site of USA Cycling’s Fat-bike National Championships. This is your chance to win one of the first-ever fat-bike Stars-and-Stripes jerseys! Check out the event flyer for more info or go to http://www.usacycling.org/2015/fat-bike-nationals for course info, eligibility requirements and other rules for participation.

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Urban Decay

Greg shot this photo on a recent Urban Milwaukee ride. Fat-bikes make perfect vehicles for exploring the underbelly of a city! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x 1440 (4:3) 1920 x […]

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Beaver Guard Fatbike Mudguards

Beaver Guard Fatbike Mudguards are simple shapable, flexible mudguards that come in versions for Blutos as well as a Rigid forks. They are enduro-style and offer protection behind the fork and, as owner Christian LaLonde says: They help to stop mud, muck, water and snow from hitting your suspension’s stanchions & helps to give a […]

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RaceFace Atlas Pedal – Long Term Review

  Seven Months ago, I threaded a set of RaceFace Atlas platform pedals onto my Fatback, and it’s probably time to check in and show how they’re holding up! I introduced the RF Atlas pedals in a Product Spotlight back in May 2014. I ride flats all year long and I’ve been kind of spoiled for the last few […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Talbot Lake

Our long-lost amigo, FatBikeMike, took a shot that’s sure to set your stoke-phaser to FUN! Here’s the story behind this incredible image! We’ve had a bizarre winter here in Jasper (Jasper National Park, Alberta), snow was late followed by 3 feet of it all at once. Then the big freeze came, -40 for a week! After we dug […]

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Product Spotlight — Rocky Mountain Blizzard

by Matt Gersib As we roll into 2015, there are an increasing number of fat bikes claiming to be “developed for Bluto”, but just what that means is open for interpretation. Much as we were back in 2005 with 29″ers, the fatbike world is today wrapping its arms around how geometry and suspension can and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Sierra Sunrise

Our long time amigo, Tom Mcdonald, is an award winning photographer and Fat-Biker from Southern California. This is a shot of the Long Valley Caldera and the escarpment of the Sherwin Range where Tom spends much of his time exploring and capturing some incredible images. Tom’s blog has the whole story of this and many other trips. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Snowy North Wales

  Our man in Wales, Jeff Price sent in his latest bivy-quest with a distinct winter flair. This is what Jeff had to share with us about the clip. As snowfall in Wales can usually be confined to the mountain summits, when it gets down low I had to make the most of it. So […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ The Snowball Special

(click the race flyer to go to the event web-page) The first annual Snowball Fat Bike Race on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails! The “Snowball Special” was the name of the Union Pacific Railroad’s ski train which carried skiers from stops in Southern California to beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1958 to 1972.  Many LA […]

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30 Days with a CHUMBA Ursa

  By : Spinner Ryerson Chumba USA Ursa Backcountry –  The Frame.  I like the simple unobtrusive paint job and simple, solid logo.  There are a few neat little details that are built into the frame but overall it looks just like it is, a solid built frame without a bunch of wild graphics or some […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Noy-Stoke!

  Foto Gordo veteran, Noy, sent us this study of fat-bike form, en sillouette. (Rider – Roberto on a Lynskey Stratus). Along with your weekly dose of fat, we like to make sure you start your weekend with your stoke switch set to FUN! Let’s all head out and enjoy some sweet fat-ventures! Drop us a line and share your local radness! Send those cards and […]

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FATuesday VIDEO ♦ Cider Shortbread & Fatbike Shennanigans

The Godfather of Beach Riding, Bruce Mathieson, sent us one of his excellent video clips to share. Bruce presents this film as a joint effort, created with his amigos Brian and Craig.   Where does your Fat-Bike Take You?   Share your hosted video with us and we’ll provide you with the virtual theater of the inter-webz, […]

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One for all and all for Fat!

 By Olov Stenlund My daily commute on my fat-bike gives me time to unclutter my mind. Riding along through the rainy darkness, gives me time to think clearly and I’m here to tell you – 2014 has been one hell of a year! I guess the fat bike officially celebrated its 10th birthday. The Pugsly did […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – Happy New Year Edition – Show #37 – 1-2-15

Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #37 – Revisiting our interview with Ned Overend –  1-2-15 This week’s show, as always, is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Ring in the New Year with a new ride from Surly! You can always check them out at http://surlybikes.com. Links The CoastKid looks back on 2014 http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2014/12/retrospect-2014.html December Fat-bike Randonee Report […]

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Snow Dance Contest!

We’re in the need of some snow in our neck of the woods, so we’re going to crank up the old fat dash bike dot com contest generator and send out an all points bulletin for all of our readers to put together an entry to win a prize package that can only be referred to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Smile You Should

Ed sent in this colorful shot of a Capitol Squatch fat-bike. Check them out at http://www.squatchfatbikes.com. We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to feature fat-bikes […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Deo

Our man Deo is back with a session clip from Hopewell Rocks on the Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick, Canada. He stopped just to take some photos, but then this happened! Reach Out! Deo started sending us videos and as we got to know each other’s work we set him up with a monthly slot to […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Cholo y la Bici Gorda

  Dave Clark sent us this great shot of his Lab, Cholo and his Mukluk from Canmore Alberta! This is what Dave shared about his shot. This is my riding buddy Cholo and my Muk Luk. I have ridden winters, for over thirty years and have never enjoyed it as much as with this bike. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – SE Utah

Andrew owns bedrockbags.com In Colorado and just returned from a great solo trip out in SE Utah (near Lake Powell) and shared a this image. Andrew says “Winter is a little slow in getting started in SW Colorado so the sand washes of Utah are still a good choice for the fat!” Download the appropriate size and use […]

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Product Spotlight: Bar Mitts Extreme Pogies

 By Matt Gersib and Michael McColgan With winter weather descending on much of the country, it’s a great time to discuss options for keeping hands warm. Experienced cold weather cyclists often fall into one of two camps — thick gloves, or insulated bar coverings called ‘pogies’. While pogies including the original Bar Mitts have been […]

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FaTuesday Bonus Video ♦ Fat Free

We just received our Rocky Mountain Blizzard for long term testing, so when I saw that Andreas from RM had gotten his freeride amigos, Brett, Wade and Gulley together to make a fat-bike edit, we just had to share it! This is what they shared about Fat Free! We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ thx

I saw this video, from Mike Curiak, that our Amigo Eric Parsons had put on the Revelate Designs page on FaceBook. Mike is a very talented photographer, and rider that also runs a wheel building company called lacemine29.com. Mike also posted some still photos along with the video on his blog. This is some especially great work by […]

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New Kenda Juggernaut Tires – First Look!

  We received both sizes of the new Kenda Juggernaut Fat-Bike Tires late, last week. Our test tires are the Pro-Level 120TPI folding bead Juggernauts. Juggernauts are also being offered in a Sport/60tpi wire bead and Sport-Folding/60tpi foldin bead. We always start our evaluation process by weighing the tires on our Park Tool Digital Scale and […]

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REEBadonkadonk – A First Look

 Editor’s Note : Our amigo Steve is a long time gear tester, race promoter and is the poster child for what we call, ‘a cool dude in loose mood’ around the campfire circle. Steve’s always lended a helping hand at rad events like Gnome-Fest. He’s been running a really fun fat-bike race called Yeti-Fest for the last […]

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The Triumphant Return of FOTO GORDO!

    Foto Gordo returns! to bring all of our fat-bike cousins some friday foto stoke! Let’s get ready to go play bikes all weekend! This week’s foto comes from Jeni Axelsen out in Big Sky Country. Her photo was taken while riding the North end of Flathead Lake in Somers, Montana. Jeni shared, “It’s a seasonal beach with […]

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Salsa Introduces Anything Cage HD

Salsa’s Anything Cage HD is an evolution of the original Anything Cage bolt-on gear carrier. The new Anything Cage HD features a new design and is manufactured from injection-molded impact resistant nylon rather than the original’s aluminum. Like it predecessor, the original Anything Cage, it mounts via Salsa’s Three-Pack boss pattern, found on many fat-bike […]

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