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 ...
Weekly Dose of Fat – Lance Sisson – 12-19-14 – Show #35 It’s the special, super fat holiday edition of the weekly dose of fat with Sven & Gomez and ...
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 ...
Burnsey from Oddity out Fort Collins way sent us this phot of his new custom fat-bike along with the following description. So, The Fat-bike – We don’t have a name ...
NEW SRAM X-SYNC™ DIRECT MOUNT CHAIN RINGS A DIRECT MOUNT UPGRADE WITH A RANGE OF GEAR OPTIONS FOR EVERY STYLE OF RIDING: 26T – 40T Make SRAM 1x™ even better with the simplicity of the new SRAM X-SYNC™ Direct Mount chain ring. Engineered in Germany, the new Direct Mount rings bring lighter weight and greater […]
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO— Turnagain Fat Bike Components, a subsidiary of The Fat Bike Company, is launching its new Extended Temperature Range – ETR Seal Kit designed for the RockShox Bluto fat-bike fork. After extensive testing and months of real‐world riding, Turnagain Components is thrilled to announce they will begin shipping these aftermarket kits right away […]
As the fatbike tire market continues to grow, more and more big name tire makers are getting into the game. This past summer, Maxxis threw its hat into the ring and unveiled their new fatbike tire, the Maxxis Mammoth (along with a 29+ tire, the Chronicle, which was covered here). Gomez gave you a first […]
Shane from up Nikiski, AK way sent us this stunning photo of a Pug on the Kenai beach, Shane says: I was contemplating getting a fat bike for winter use so I rented a Pugsley and rode the local singletrack at Tsalteshi trails in Soldotna Alaska, then I took it over to the beach in […]
Global Fat-Bike Day isn’t all about big group rides. It can be a solo ride if that’s what you can swing. Some folks (like me) love going out for solo rides. The same is true of our amigo Rusty Knorr. The rust-man sent me this clip of his GFBD ramble on the beaches of the […]
Editor’s Note : One of our long time, amigos, Shawne Camp sent us a story that reminds us that the holidays are about giving and that no child should go unremembered by Santa on Christmas morning. I think we should add a Toy Drive to Global Fat-Bike Day next year and make kids happy […]
Fat-Bike Events! You can list your event on our calendar by clicking right here! If you’d like to see your race or festival featured in an Event Spotlight, list the event on our calendar and then send a race flyer and links to the event page to uncle email@example.com. May the fat be with you!
My goal for this holiday season is to make sure more women get Fat…seriously, we need more women riding Fatbikes, and the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Women’s Fatbike is just the Fatty to do so, at a darn great price. For only one easy payment of $899 you too can get this sweetly equipped beauty, and […]
Our amigo from way up nortt, Jerry sent us a report on the Global Fat-Bike Day celebration from the gorgeous northwoods of the Chequamegon National Forest. This is what he shared… We celebrated Global Fat Bike Day on Saturday by enjoying the inaugural ride on the newly groomed Seeley Pass. Fifteen people showed up at the […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – George Kapitz – Show Number 34 – 12-12-14 Our show this week is absent one Gomez but, of course, joining me in the studio today is …. Mr. J.K. LIVIN. This week’s show is brought to you the the Surly Pugsley. Unlike the actor who played Pugsley on the Addams Family, […]
Editor’s Note : Our amigo Geoff Harper is an experienced mountain biker from Colorado, he’s currently in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, in the middle of the French Alps, to ride his 9:Zero:7 Whiteout. He’ll be sending us reports of his adventures periodically over the winter season. ~gomez~ Chapter 1 – STEEP!! VERY BLOODY STEEP!! Entering the Chamonix […]
Stephen from up in Powell River, BC, Canada sent us this story about the trail building set up that he made for his Ice Cream Truck. Take it away, Stephen! This is Calvin & Bob. I modified my B.O.B. trailer to fit ‘Calvin’, my Surly Ice Cream Truck. The standard 26” BOB yoke was lengthened […]
2014 marked the 2nd year that George Kapitz hosted a big get together for Global Fat-bike Day in Two Rivers, WI. George, who owns the Broken Spoke Bike Studios in Manitowoc and Green Bay, WI, rents a really great house right near Point Beach State Park as an HQ for several rides over the Fri-Sun […]
Fat-bike.com tester Derrick took this shot of fellow tester Ross’s Mukluk while out testing the Framed Minnesota Fat-bike Tire. Check out our mid-term review of the Minnesota here. 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 […]
We got this video from Bill of the rAdelaide Global Fat-bike Day ride. Look at how wide that beach is! A trip “down under” is definitely on my bucket list!
The Atlantic Coast Fat-Bike Mafia is alive and well. Our old amigo Deo has a new Scott Big Ed and can wheelie with the best! You’ll be seeing more of Deo’s clips here on Fat (video) Tuesday over the winter. Deo’s agreed to make us a monthly special edit! Body of Work (Video!) If you’d like […]
Chris C. sent in this video recap of the Global Fat-Bike Day ride. The ride was put together by Jonathan Bistodeau and Stephen Boyd at the Minnesota River Bottoms in the Twin Cities. The ride started with 49 bikers and converged with 35 more from another Twin Cities Global Fat-Bike Day ride for an awesome photo […]
The Specialized Fatboy Expert, that is the star of this review, was all lined up for Angry Andy to test, but just when it arrived, he herniated a disc in his back, skateboarding. So the task fell to me (and Julio) down by the school yard. The Fatboy is very similar to the bike […]
With all of the new fat-bike owners facing their first winter, we thought that we’d put a little X-Mas wish list to help the folks that are shopping for the fat-biker on their list. We asked our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots what they wanted to find under the tree for themselves and the list is pretty […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Natalia Mendes – Show Number 33 – 12-5-14 From the Nut Factory Studios in Milwaukee Wisconsin – Its the Weekly Dose of Fat Radio Revival with Sven and Gomez Our show is sponsored by the Surly Pugsley. This year’s pug comes in Grassy Green and Apathetic Black. Visit http://surlybikes.com to […]
By Michael McColgan When I found out I was going to be testing the new Framed Alaskan, I was pretty excited. There’s been a lot of rumblings on the interwebs about Framed lately so I was pretty stoked to hop on one to see if the hoopla is justified. Right out of the box, […]
We featured a color shot previously in Wallpaper Wednesday from photographer Brett Davis of Joey Parent’s 550 mile tour of Iceland on the Chumba USA, Ursa Backcountry 29+. This B&W shot was another winner from the trip! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized […]
Michele is the producer of this video about a Fat-bike experience in Italy, Livigno to be precise. It was shot by Martino Vincenzi who Michele says is a young and emergent Italian director who is already experienced in filming bikers. Check out – www.missgrape.net – for the backpacking bags that Michele makes! You can check out the location in Italy, one of […]
Derrick, Ross and I have been riding the Framed Minnesota 26×4 Fat-bike Tire for several weeks now with various races, trail rides and around town hucking. We mounted the tires on a couple of different bikes including a Schlick APe and a Salsa Mukluk. We also mounted the tires to 3 different rim sizes including […]
Share your Cool Local Fat-Bike Event! You can list your event on our calendar by clicking right here! If you’d like to see your race or festival featured in an Event Spotlight, list the event on our calendar and then send a race flyer and links to the event page to uncle firstname.lastname@example.org. May the fat be with you!….(always)
A few years back I had kicked around the idea of getting a custom 29er frame built. I even went to NAHBS (with mi hombres Gomez and Ernesto From Wisconsin at that!) when it was in Indianapolis and talked to several builders, including Curtis at Retrotec. That eventually kind of fell off the radar. Enter […]
It’s Small Business Saturday and we’ve got something that will make a cool gift for the fat-biker in your life! Check out our new Snow Yeti t-shirt designed by our amigo Chris Daisy from Zion Cyclery! The shirt comes with either long or short sleeves in a Snow White or Storm Gray -pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton T-shirt (with removable […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Interview With Brent Gale of Twin Six – Show Number 32 – 11-28-14 Welcome to the Black Friday Edition of The Weekly Dose of Fat Radio Hour with your hosts Sven and Gomez and joining us in the studio today is Mr. J.K. LIVIN. Our show is sponsored by Surly […]
Story and Photography by Aaron W. Hautala During our previously chronicled Salsa Bucksaw test ride, part of the never ending love fest needs to be attributed to the wheels, tires, and bars (handlebars, not brownies) on this not-so-average full suspension fat-bike. Enter the Whisky No.9 – 70mm Carbon Fat Rims, Whisky No.7 Carbon No-Rise 760 mm handlebar, and […]
Jon Hadfield from OneUp Components sent us info about their new Narrow Wide chainrings plus a special offer on orders placed by December 1st at – oneupcomponents.com – We’ve already got some of this gear in the test kitchen so look for a review soon! From OneUp Components – Exactly one year ago to the day we […]
Photo from the 2014 Global Fat Bike Summit. Registration is now open for the 2015 Global Fat Bike Summit and Festival to be held in Jackson, WY January 23rd to 25th. Basically, it’s like this – Friday’s Summit is for land managers and parks personnel. Enthusiasts can attend but need to pay the $35 event […]
Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes from our own Greg Smith who was out visiting Cape Cod this past summer and went on a beach ride on a solitary stretch of Atlantic shoreline with fellow fat-biker Bob K. Greg says “We went at low tide and the beach was wide and inviting. The Piping Plover was nesting along […]
A great video from one of my favorite videographers. This was shot over 4 years ago along Burton Beach in Kodiak Alaska. These are some of the first Fatback bikes that I ever saw, back then. If you look close you’ll see an old spider tire, getting some miles on the beach. The beaches in this […]
We’re lucky to have the opportunity to test out the Chumba USA Ursa Mid-fat 29+. This hand made steel, Texas native, feels like it can shred with the best of the big boys, but we’ve got something a little different in mind this time around. This dirt whip is outfitted with a co-branded Wanderlust bike packing […]
Any fat-bike festival with a gnome in the flyer gets extra points with me! I say this every year…..I really want to go to this! This festival has captured my imagination for 3 years! Is this the year that I get to go? Is this the year that you go? Bad Ass Beach Rides! Bonfires! […]
Specialized has what every kid wants to see under the x-mas tree this year! The Fatboy 20 and the Fatboy 24! The kid’s Fatboys will be headed to bike shop showrooms, the first week of December. This is a well appointed enthusiast’s level build in a pint size package! Junior gets bad ass Ground Control tires and […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Travis Brown – Show #31 – 11-21-14 In the Fat-bike.com Studio today we’ve got Sven and Gomez along with Mr. J.K. LIVIN. Our show is sponsored by the New Surly Canvas Riding Jacket (available soon!) that features waxed cotton canvas on the outside with a 100% Merino wool liner […]
Today’s article is sort of a two for one dealio. In the first part of the article, I share a little builder profile action on Matter Cycles and in the second segment, Colin Ford, gives you his first impressions of the Matter Cycles, Benefat. ~Enjoy the Ride…or…Read!~ Matter Cycles is a one man custom frame fabricator […]
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 1200 1920 x 1080 (16:9) Zion Cyclery’s own Chris Daisy lights up the night during a nocturnal Fat Camp ride at […]
Our main man, Jeff Price, got together with a friend from work and few riders that he met through the UK Fat Bike Forums to conduct his Monthly Bivy in Wales. One of those other riders is our amigo John Moore. John’s photos have been featured on the site multiple times. You can check out […]
The results and assessment of a three week ride. — Photography and words by Aaron W. Hautala When I received the opportunity to test ride the Salsa Bucksaw I froze. Then, when I received the test bike it was clear this wasn’t just off-the-shelf Bucksaw. I had in front of me a super-freak Bucksaw. While […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 30 – 11-14-14 Sven Haamer and Gomez Alejandro Santana del Lago are joined in the studio by J.K. Livin’ and beermeister Julio dot com. Say Hey to Chris Daisy and the all Electric – Zion Cyclery – Band! Our show is sponsored by the new Surly t-shirt that […]
Story by : Colin Ford This past weekend I attended, for the second time, the Surly Bikes and Salvagetti bicycle shop’s demo camping weekend at Buffalo Creek Trail outside of Denver. I arrived on Saturday though the event started Friday. Surly Bikes, of Minnesnowta fame, sent out a horde of demo bikes to Salvagetti to […]
In the video above we caught up with David Gabrys from 45NRTH at Interbike to get a preview of the new Sturmfist 4 and Sturmfist 5 winter gloves. David explains the construction and features that 45NRTH has developed over the past 2 years in an effort to offer the best winter glove for winter cycling […]