Weekly Dose of Fat Radio – Show #58 – Special Guest Kathi Merchant from the Iditarod Trail Invitational
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 58 – Friday, May 29th – 2015 Vincent Price inspired today’s intro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJeckfseKc Sven and Gomez are in the studio and, like most ...
Another Sugar Cayne Bike Fest is going down this weekend and this year it’ll be up at Billerica BMX Track, in Massachusettes! The fest will host competitions for BMX, MTB, Cyclocross, Fat-Bikes, Strider/Balance Bikes ...
Being part of the Bike Black Ribbon crew has it´s benefits. Not only did I have the opportunity to ride an awesome fat bike from MAXX this winter. This bad girl ...
Our long time amigo, Tom McDonald, is an award winning photographer and Fat-Biker from Southern California. This is a shot of Inspiration Wash near Borrego Springs. You should check out ...
Our newest Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and long time amigo, Jeff Price sent us another in long line of killer video’s from the UK. Jeff is awaiting the arrival of a MAXX Haraxdax that he’ll be reviewing for us, after he gets back from holiday with the fam. Here’s what JP had to say […]
In 2000, Dave Gray was hired as an industrial designer by, the original Surly gangster, Wakeman Massie. Dave was Surly’s second employee. He was hired along with Tommy HURL Everson, to help take Surly to the next level. He’s the designer of the Surly Pugsley and somewhere back in a hazy beer goggled memory, I heard that he was a […]
Welcome to the World Premier of Ken and Andy’s Fat Camp Podcast here on Fat-bike Radio! Ken and Andy will be presenting fat-bike tech through their podcast and this week they are delving into making your fat-bike more Summer friendly. Look for The Fat Camp Podcast monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 57 – Friday, May 22nd – 2015 Certain Fat-Bike.com executives feel it would be a little unkind to present this show without just a word of friendly warning…weeelll…we’ve warned you! Sven and Gomez are joined in the studio today by the one and only, J.K Livin’ The weekly […]
By Jeff Price During the brief 19 months of owning my Mukluk, most of my rides have been solo with just the odd one being with fellow large-girth-tyre-lovers. So when details of the 2015 Forth Fat was announced a few months back I made a note in the diary. After loading the gear in […]
Tom sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo of his Surly at the top of Goat Dance on the Levis Mounds Trail System in Wisconsin. Thanks, Tom! 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. […]
This is what Eric Parsons from Revelate Designs said about the new PDW Fat Stevens on Facebook today. Our Friends at PDW are kickstarting their new massive fatbike pump. Check it out. Finally a practical fat bike accessory that will encourage riders to air down / air up for changing conditions instead of slogging it […]
With the introduction of the Crawler a couple years back the folks at Origin8 got into the fat-bike game a bit earlier than most. Now, their new wheelsets seek to expand their fat-bike reach with a selection of affordable complete wheels. The version we have here is a SRAM XD Driver compatible version. Made from […]
Our very own radio personality, Mr. J.K. Livin’, penned this review of the State Bicycle Company Megalith Fatbike and discovered a good, basic fat-bike that responds well to a few simple upgrades. Let’s check it out. On the verge of completing my first fat-bike purchase, I was afforded the opportunity by the powers that be […]
Todd Wright sent us this great shot from the valley of the sun, Phoenix Arizona! It sure doesn’t look like winter in Wisconsin! Most of the bike industry thinks that this sort of fat-biking doesn’t exist. They think fat-bikers are only interested in riding their fat-bikes in the snow, from December to March. Let’s help […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number #56 Friday, May, 15th- 2015 – Interview with Ned Overend Sven and Gomez are joined in the studio by Mr. J.K. Livin. The weekly dose of fat is sponsored by the good folks at Surly Bikes. Surly sells steel cycles across the seven seas. Learn more at http://surlybikes.com. […]
Welcome to our very first shootout. A few years back, Sven put together a Fat-Bike 101 series and one of the articles dealt with pumps. Here’s a link – fat-bike-101-pumps. So here we are 2 years later and the Lezyne and Topeak, that were featured in the 101 article, are the two pumps that most of […]
Bob from the Boston area sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot from earlier this snowy winter. He says: Boston got hit with tons of snow this year. It transformed our trails here into narrow passages only rideable where people had previously snowshoed. If your wheel wandered a little, you’d end up in 2-3 feet […]
Arto Keipi sent us a video of his time on the northern coast of Estonia. You may want to turn down your volume on this one, because the surf sound is pretty loud intermittently through the clip. The scenery is gorgeous and I have to admit, that I had to go to the word atlas […]
Here’s a nice story that all of us – from long beard to newbie – can appreciate. It’s a two part story from a reader named Pat that was born on St. Patrick’s day. It’s a story that Sven and I, often hear, when we talk to fat-bikers from all around the country and it never fails to […]
Our amigo Nathan Long from over there in the Chippewa River Valley of Wisconsin sent us this psychedelic spring explosion of color that he entitled ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’. Nathan shot this at Northwest Park in Eau Claire, WI and you can see more of his work at www.longphotoandvideo.com Have a Great Weekend! Give me your […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 55 – Friday, May 8th 2015 The intro of today’s show was inspired by Orson Wells’ 100th birthday this past Wednesday. Orson was Kenosha born and we’re darn proud of his work. Especially this! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFevH5vP32s Gomez is callin’ in from the remote studio while Sven and JK are […]
By Michael McColgan I’m a big fan of the Jones Loop bar, there’s one on my Krampus and my Pugsley. And whenever I’m fortunate enough to abuse, I mean test, a new fatty I end up putting on that bike too, since I’d rather focus on the bike and not be distracted by “normal” […]
Jerry sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot from a session flying his Fatback Corvus at the Bike Park in Eagle, Idaho! 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 […]
Scott and Aileen Frey are old friends of the site and Aileen has shared quite a few of her video’s, with us, from the great state of Idaho! This clip was submitted by Aileen’s husband, Scott, a few weeks back and when I saw that it was from one of my favorite places on earth, I saved it […]
Dave Floyd sent us this story about his 2015 Genesis Caribou which he rides in and around Hampshire, UK. Here is what he has to say along with a few pix that he took. Take it away Mr. Floyd! There’s usually one or two days of settled snow here a year so you wouldn’t […]
It doesn’t get any fatter than an Ice Cream Truck! Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, David Glover, looks like he’s hucking off a cliff in this week’s version of Foto Gordo! The Portal Trail in Moab is the rather infamous location for this weeks fat photo stoke. Long live long rides! Send us a Post […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 54 Friday, May, First – 2015 Sven and Gomez are joined by J.K. Livin in our Riverwest studio. Our program is sponsored by the helpful folks at Surly Bikes. Surly makes steel bikes and fat- tires that don’t suck! Check ‘em out at http://surlybikes.com . On this week’s […]
Our pair of test Dirt Wizards arrived at the Fat-Bike.com – Colonel Steve Austin Memorial Test Bunker and Proving Grounds late this afternoon and all plans for launching the fat-bike.com mobile command center got put on hold…..because this is the tire that we’ve all been waiting for! You know the first thing that we do, […]
Framed Alaskan “Summer Kit” review by Michael McColgan Editor’s Note: This is Michael’s dirt review of the Alaskan Alloy by Framed Bikes. Framed offers their Alaskan in both carbon and Aluminum and also offers packages that pair a Rock Shox Bluto with Maxxis Mammoth tires (for summer dirt) in addition to the stock winter set-up […]
Barney took this shot of his Mukluk a few days back as the weather in Gray, Maine starts to turn towards Spring. He says: It was nice to get on the last of the snow in a t-shirt with the birds chirping and the ducks quacking. Download the appropriate size and use it as your […]
Editor’s Note : We shot the video above at interbike back in September of 2014. In a strange twist of fate, Eric Sovern (from the planet Surly) shows us both a Dirt Wizard and Surly’s five inch Knard in the video. The Knards are in stores now, and Dirt Wizards just went live on QBP.com […]
By: Andrea Cohen I am a sock connoisseur. Socks are important, good ones are essential for comfort and style. I go out of my way to try out new socks all the time. So I was stoked when a package from Gomez arrived at World of Bikes containing two pairs of socks from Fits. One […]
Pat Smage is one of the Fatback ambassadors and has been getting rad all over the US on his Corvus. This video is all about snow! Pat says: I have been trying to ride in the snow since I was a kid, but it never worked. I had all but given up, then I got […]
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. Today OneUp is introducing an upgrade for Shimano’s 11-speed drivetrain with their new 45T sprocket for XT/XTR (M8000/M9000) Cassettes. Here is what OneUp has to […]
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 + wheels. Fox’s new B+ fork and a dropper post along with the brand new XTR 1 x 11 drive train round out the build. This […]
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 plus sized bike! Check out the true Instigator of fat-bike fun at http://surlybikes.com. On today’s show we have Special Guest Tom McDonald We delve into […]
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 email@example.com!
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) – […]