OneUp keeps on keepin’ on with drive train solutions to make your 1×11 set up more useful with a wider range and gear spacing that makes sense for varied terrain. ...
Curtis from Retrotec sent me some shots of one of his latest hand made, custom builds rock’n the new B+ wheel size. This particular build was built to accommodate both 29r and 27.5 ...
In this video from the 2015 Sea Otter Classic Steve Kaczmarek talks about what’s happening at Borealis Bikes. Check it out!
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #53 Friday, April 24th 2015 – Tom McDonald Interview In the studio today it’s Sven and Gomez along with J.K. Livin’! Surly pioneered the ...
The folks over at OneUp Components have a couple of new drivetrain components that are designed for SRAM XX systems. They’ve identified a couple of issues that owners of these drivetrain systems are encountering and have come up with solutions to extend the life and versatility of the SRAM XX system. First up is the […]
When everything was set and ready for me to test a MAXX Jagamoasta the guys over at MAXX bicycles insisted that I should go through their bike configurator to get the whole experience of riding a MAXX fat bike. MAXX was established in 1993 in Germany. Building custom bikes was their general topic from the […]
Gomez and I got the opportunity to borrow a couple of Borealis fat-bikes while we were at the Sea Otter Classic and took the opportunity to head north from Monterey, CA along the beach. It was great beach riding weather and the Borealis Yampa is one of the most capable beach bikes I’ve ridden. Frankly, […]
The Gangster of Fat-Bike Wheelies, Ruben Sevilla from Spain! 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, right here on Fat (dash) Bike (dot) com. Send a post card to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We ran into Travis Ott, Trek’s mountain bike brand manager, at the Sea Otter Classic last weekend and he showed us a couple of the upcoming fat-bike models that Trek is working on for the 2015/2016 season. Look for these bikes in August/September 2015.
The weekend at Sea Otter is very much a consumer happening with full days of racing both Saturday and Sunday. With a crowd estimated at 60,000 plus, this is a HUGE happening. Over 6,500 people camped in and around the event area as well. You can imagine that the 450 plus vendors at the Sea […]
While the segment with the schizophrenic identity, known among other names as B-plus, Baby Fat, Mid-fat, 27.5, 650B, etc., may be getting a bunch of the fanfare during this year’s 25th Annual Sea Otter Classic, there is also a bunch of new fat-bike news. Let’s Check out what’s happening! Sea Otter Classic Photo Kids on […]
Sea Otter – Baby Fat or B+? Here’s a photo dump from day one of the Sea Otter Classic out in Monterey California. There’s a lot to cover, so we’re going to dive right in, and share all of the B+ hottness……or do you say 27.5 plus or 650B plus or Mid-fat, but please not […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 52 for Friday, April 17th, 2015 Join us for our fabulous one year anniversary edition of the Weekly Dose of Fat with your hosts – Sven and Gomez plus we’ve got J.K. Livin in the studio. Thanks to Surly for sponsoring our show for the last year! Surly […]
Sven and I are at Sea Otter and we began our trip with the folks from Rocky Mountain Bikes for their launch of the Sherpa! The Sherpa is a dual suspension B+ wheeled machine designed and built for the rider that wants to explore. The overland rider is someone that RM describes as the […]
Borealis Bikes has upped the ante and lowered the price of the carbon echo with the new echo GX! Debuting at the 25th Annual Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, the echo GX breaks the $3000 barrier with a well specced carbon fat-bike at $2999. Colorado Springs, Colo./ Monterey, Ca – (April 16, 2015) – […]
Jamerson from down there in Brazil took this pic about one month ago with his Nakamura Big Bob 4.0 in front of an awesome waterfall at a place called Minas Gerais, Brasil. 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 […]
I’d first seen the Ti Fat-bike fork from Dean Titanium at last year’s NAHBS event in Charlotte and harbored thoughts about how it would work on my personal rig. Fast forward to a few days ago and I have one to test! BTW, Dean Bikes has a new owner as of last October named Ari […]
In the echo of the fat-bike market exploding, there’s been an after-shock of small bag makers that have taken to their sewing machines to outfit the thousands of new bikes that have entered the market over the past couple of seasons. Even if you’ll never plan to take your bike on an overnight bike-packing trip, frame bags […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 51 Friday, April Tenth, 2015 Gomez is calling in today and Sven is joined by J.K. Livin in the studio. Thanks to Surly for sponsoring today’s show. Roll on over for at a visit at http://surlybikes.com. On this week’s show Our Special Guest is Mike Herlinger from Club […]
Alubooyah Review: by Steve Meurett “Iron bamboo”-tam vong, as it’s known in Viet Nam where it’s sourced-perfectly suited and strong enough to yield excellent bike frames. Who’d have thought? Bamboo? Apparently bamboo has been used for many years as a frame material, but for myself, it’s a totally new beast. More durable than carbon fiber, […]
Rider, Christian Lalonde gets in a little Spring time free riding in the Outaouais region! Conditions are hard and fast and worth riding as much as possible before it all melts away!! Photo: by Luc Marshal, post processing: Christian Lalonde. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the […]
Amazing Moonlight video shot in Zermatt Switzerland at the bottom of the famous Matterhorn. Moonriders from Christian Mülhauser on Vimeo.
A few years back we ran a Pimp my Pugs contest, where we took the winner’s snow white pugs and made it blanca de blingy! That was back when there were only 4 or 5 fat-bikes to choose from, so for our spring contest, we’re going to turn the tables and pimp your parts with […]
Luckily for those of us with 29+ bikes, new tire offereings continue to trickle in. This year at FrostBike, Vittoria joined the 29+ club and unveiled a new 29×3.0 tire called the Bomboloni (Italian for filled doughnut). Vittoria? Mountain bike tires? Yep. Vittoria, the parent company of Geax, has decided to consolidate their MTB line under […]
Look what just came into the Colonel Steve Austin, Fat-Bike test labs nestled here in America’s Dairyland. The great and powerful Surly Knard, super-sized to a full 4.8 inches wide. This is a tire that spent considerable time in development, which makes their arrival to us all the more special! The photo above shows one […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 50 – Friday, April 3rd, 2015 Sven and Gomez are joined by J.K. Livin in the studio. Ride a Surly – and express your individualism. You can choose your personal cycling canvas at http://surlybikes.com. On the show this week Beards are a thinnin’ plus we’ve got beer and […]
My story with helmets goes back to kindergarten. Back then I skated the outdoor hockey rinks of Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range and was introduced to helmets like Pro-Tec and CCM. I learned quickly my helmets never fit quite right and they were always too warm. Since transitioning from the hockey rinks of my youth to […]
Sven and I sat down with, US Fat-Bike National Champion, Will Ross, earlier this month to talk about his championship ride at the Birkie. During Will’s visit to our spartan industrial suite, Sven shot some studio photos for all of you out there in fat-bike land to drool over! One of the many really cool aspects of fat-bikes is that […]
Rex sent us on this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot of him racing his Specialized Fatboy at the first 12 Hours of Temecula Race in Temecula, Ca. The race was held on Jan 31st. – http://www.socalendurance.net/12–6-hours-of-temecula.html Rex says he decided to race his Fatboy over a traditional bike because he loves riding the fatbike so much! The photo […]
Made of durable, lightweight urethane, Mr. Tuffy tire liners are now available for fat-bikes and provide a protective layer between the outer tire and inner tube. Urethane has a property which makes it very elastic. When a thorn or piece of glass attempts to penetrate the Mr. Tuffy liner it comes up against a surface […]
Our amigo Jeff Price is back with a beach cruise that’s practically in his back yard! We’ll let Jeff tell you all about it! Since it’s been nearly 3 months since my last video I thought I’d take full advantage of the spring low tide and head for the beach 3 miles from home. With a […]
This is a short-term/initial thoughts review. I have only gotten about a month of time on these tires but luckily it was long enough to get in rides with a wide enough range of conditions from mid-winter to spring snow. This was more than enough time to get a good feel for them. If you […]
Seth contacted us a little bit back asking if we’d like to post a review of a Moots FrosTi. Little did I know at that time what a tragic and very heartfelt story Seth would produce. Thanks for the story and keep it rolling! Seth begins: I typed this up this evening following your response […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 49 – Friday, March 27th 2014 – Tim Berntson It’s Sven and Gomez doin’ the show today joined in the studio by J.K. Livin. Surly sponsors this here radio show! Check them out at http://surlybikes.com On this week’s show Our Special Guest is World Champion of the Universe […]
Bike-packing is growing in popularity and the bike bag market is exploding. There are loads of brands to choose from and many of them are custom-fit so they can work on all kinds of bikes. The last few months, I’ve had the pleasure to test a few bags from UK bike/packing suppliers Apidura. I received […]
Dave Schlabowske from the Wisconsin Bike Fed caught this dramatic shot at Milwaukee’s McKinley Marina Pier on a frozen March morning just days before the big thaw began! 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 […]
Fat-bike.com field correspondent and bad-ass rider, Andrea Cohen, has had our test set of the Bontrager jackalope TLR wheelset for several weeks now. Here is her review! I have been riding the Bontrager Jackalope rims for the past three weeks solid. Commuting, bushwacking, groomed trails, and everything in between. The tubeless ready wheel-set has served […]
By Steve Meurett and Evan Larsson The rookie and the race director. Two essential partners to make any race a success. You can’t have one without the other. The race boss dictates keeping the ducks in a row, “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed while the rookie brings unbounded enthusiasm to a race that could be […]
Our amigo, Eric Parsons (from Revelate Designs) and some of his amigos took a trip on the ITI route, but the opposite direction that the racers were going. This is a cool little edit from that trip. If this doesn’t get your motor running, you might, just be wired wrong or have iron poor blood. […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 48 – Pugsley World Champion – Jeff O’Gara Sven and Gomez are joined by J.K. Livin in the studio for this show. Our show is sponsored by Surly. You know Surly makes cool steel bikes, but did you know that you could save a hundred and fifty dollars […]
The following story is an accumulated experience of now over six months of riding on the Framed Alaskan Carbon X1. The purpose of this extended test ride was to formulate a ride experience in both seasons. The red dirt of summer, the white snow of winter. All riding was conducted on Cuyuna’s summer dirt and […]
Salsa was kind enough to send us over one of their Blackborow 1, 5.0″-class fat-bikes for some extended testing. We had it for a couple of months and no less than 4 of our test riders have had at least some time on the Blackborow and all came away impressed. Plus, we’ve had a few friends […]
Frank Janssens shot my amigo Morris during the ITI this year, with spectacular results! 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 from around the […]
ad The folks up at Salsa sent Sven one of their new fangled plastic Anything Cages, but he doesn’t own a fork with braze-ons to accept cargo cages, so it fell to me. Come to think of it, Sven is testing one of those sassy Salsa Blackborrow’s that has the appropriately ventilated fork made […]
Guest writer Dave Lunz, AKA “Puck”, wrote this account of the 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike Race which was Race 7 in the Great Lakes FatBike Series. Not your typical “this guy won the race and here is his cool bike” type-story, Puck takes us to the back of the pack where the event is all about […]
Reebdonkadonk – By – Steve Meurett The days are getting ever so slightly longer, which also (usually) translates into more white on the ground here in the Midwest. This “winter” has been anything but. We’re teased with deep snow in November, lose it-gain it back, gone again, and just now, post holidays, we’re back riding ribbons […]
I think this is the official debut of the good work that our amigo David Glover has been sharing with us over the last couple of months! Glover works out at Moab Cyclery and sometimes at Keweenaw Adventure Company up in Copper Harbor, so he’s always surrounded by big slabs of fat-bike heaven! Happy Friday Amigos! […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 47 – Friday March 13th 2015 – Fat Bike Birkie Winner Will Ross! Sven, Gomez and JK are in the studio for this episode and we are joined by the 2015 Fat Bike Birkie Champ, Will Ross. Our show is sponsored by Surly – Learn more about all […]