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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 […]
Way back in June (2014), I shared the installation of a Wolftooth GC42 on our Surly Krampus (Silver). It’s five months down the trail and I wanted to share how the Wolftooth conversion worked out over the long(er) haul. The GC42 has been absolutely trouble free over the course of the last five months of riding. […]
Our amigo Jason Liddell from Scotland has been getting some dramatic beach riding photos with great reflections in them. This is what Jason had to say about this shot. “Here’s a shot showing two frequent riding companions of mine, Craig Finlayson (Surly Pugsley) and Brian Thomson (OneOne Fatty), riding our local coast here in East […]
John Muezenmeyer from 616 Fabrication introduces the Muenzie fat-bike at Interbike 2014 along with a new integrated handlebar/stem combo. Learn more at http://616fab.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Attention fat-bike fanatics! We just received the info below from Joe at Irish Cycles in Fayetteville, North Carolina about their new Sullivan fat-bike and 100mm Carolina fat-bike wheels. Take it away Joe! For 2015, Irish has added the “Sullivan” to our line up in order to answer the question of “how do I ride in […]
Before Fat-Bikes were around, the Iceman Cometh Challenge was the culmination of each year’s mountain bike race season around the Great Lakes. Now that (midwest) fat-bike racing is in it’s 4th season, the Iceman has become the pivot point between mountain bike race season and fat-bike race season. (Even though Fat-Bikes are Mountain Bikes). Located in the beautiful […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #29 – 11-7-14 – Wayne Chapman Interview As you’ve come to expect it’s Sven, Gomez and J.K. Livin’ in the studio. Thanks to Chris Daisy And The Zion Cyclery Fat bike Band Our show is sponsored by the Surly – In 3 words – Surly is…….Bikes – Parts & […]
Here’s the deal, in my day job I’m an ad guy. You know, a Mad Man for lack a better example. That said, if you recall, Race Face announced the Next SL cranks last year with a stunning print ad featuring a helium balloon holding up a crank off the ground. I nearly bought the […]
Pura Vida, Fatties! Costa Rica as a Fat Bike Destination Written by – Will Muecke, Team CoreCo Snow is overrated. – Or, perhaps, because now that I am denied long, lovely winters blanketed in the white stuff I react by hiding my true feelings behind a statement that I know is not true. I love […]
US NATIONAL FAT-BIKE CHAMPIONSHIP Returns to the Fat Bike Birkie! HAYWARD, Wisconsin – The field limit for the third annual Fat Bike Birkie on March 7, 2015, has been bumped up to 750 riders and is quickly filling. According to Ben Popp, Executive Director of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, the field is already a third […]
This week’s photo is from Kurt Lundberg who hails from Piteå in northern Sweden. At 62 years old, he has been cycling since 1962 and says fat-bike rides get more fun by the day. Today’s photo was taken during an 80km ride on a recent autumn day. We kept this week’s photo in the original format […]
Fat-bike.com has been added to the list of sponsors for the 2015 Global Fat-bike Summit to be held in Jackson Hole, WY January 23rd-25th, 2015. The Global Fat-bike Summit is hosted by QBP, along with Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoback Sports, Wyoming Pathways, and Mountain Bike the Tetons/IMBA. The Global Fat Bike Summit combines a fat bike […]
Written by Matt Gersib Photos by Aaron Hautala Here in the Midwest, Bontrager mountain bike tires enjoy a solid reputation for performance and durability. The company’s reputation was bolstered by early adoption of tubeless-compatible technology (in the form of the company’s solid TLR system). The system produced some of the first tubeless-compatible 29″er tires, and […]
Religion on the River Written By – Mark Sirek Photos by – Nathan Swanson I’m Mark and I live in Minnehopelessness, Minnesota. My lady, The Instigator, and I try, whenever we’re going to be in town for the weekend, to assemble our friends on Sundays and spend the day in the woods, near rivers, and […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – 10-31-14 – Show #28 Welcome to the show – joining Sven and Gomez in the studio today is….Superfly JK Livin! Our show is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Get a Surly Bike and ride it however you want. Learn more about Liberty and bicycles at http://surlybikes.com On this week’s show Scott […]
Aaron from Maxxis introduces the new Chronicle 29+ tires as well as the new Mammoth fat-bike tires. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Last year, when venturing into a custom wheel build for my then new Trek Farley, the strategy was simple – turn this fat bike into a never ending roll machine. Good hubs equal better rolling momentum. In speaking with Pete Hamer of Freewheel Bike in Minneapolis, MN, we reviewed just about every manufacturer that buillt […]
Our man Jeff Price is back to show us another slice of why the UK is such a hot-bed of fat-bike fun! You may remember that Jeff made a promise to himself to get out once a month for an overnight bivvy. This is what Jeff shared about this trip. Yes it was getting to […]
Editor’s Note : Please welcome Buttcrackjenny to the site! Jenny is one of this year’s new Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots and she’s going to be testing the new Women’s Minnesota 2.0 from Framed Bikes! ~gomez~ I was super excited to find out that I would be the lucky boobed boob that got to test […]
Luckily, after a long drought of alternatives in 29er+ tires, there has started to be a flood of options being introduced. Bontrager is the latest company to send us tires to test and it looks to be a super solid contender. Named after a mythical blood sucking creature, I can already tell you there is nothing sucky about this […]
Desert Challenge 2014 By – Euan Pennington “There’s a corrugated highway leading north from Port Augusta lined with battered cars that didn’t rate a tow, Salt plains out of Pimba, and your eyes begin to stream…” The song was circling my head, because we really were north of Port Augusta, heading for the […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Show #26 Sven, Gomez and J.K. Livin’ are in the studio! Chris Daisy from Zion Cyclery did that there music. This show is sponsored by Surly Bikes – Surly makes sense in a world of chaos…that’s why they might seem crazy. People get a bike from Surly and they ride […]
I recently had the pleasure of stopping by Quiring Cycles World Headquarters in Freesoil, MI and picking up our new fat tandem. We asked Scott to build up the frame to fit the widest tires and rims available because Wifey and I are planning to play on this beasty during all four seasons. On a […]
Mike Beganyi took his Krampus out to his local woods in Burlington, VT on its maiden voyage. Mike captured himself riding his new Surly with a GoPro Hero3 Silver on a ultrapod set to fire every half second. You can see more of Mike’s incredible photographs at www.littlecirclesvt.com Let us capture your soul! In the spirit […]
Scott from Felt Bicycles introduces us to the 2015 Felt Double Double Fatbikes. Learn more at – http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2015/Bikes/mountain/fat-bike.aspx You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Two years, ago a couple of very clever Brits came up with an idea for a grass roots – worldwide – fat-bike holiday, that would bring the fat-bike community together, like nothing we’ve ever seen before or since! December 6th, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Show #26 From just south of the fabulous WTMJ television studios, in our very own Riverwest Studios, Fat-bike.com brings you The Weekly Dose of Fat with your hosts, Sven and Gomez! Sven and Gomez do this thing with help from J.K. Livin’. Welcome to our band Chris Daisy and the […]
The Maxxis Chronicle was a tire I was super excited about as soon as I saw pictures of it on the interwebs. Luckily, it hasn’t disappointed and riding it has been a case of love at first corner. All of that said, this isn’t a tire I would run on both ends of my bike […]
Stan from Stan’s NoTubes discusses the Hugo Tubeless Rim that will be available in 26″ Fat-bike, 29+ and 650B/27.5+ sizes. Learn more at http://www.notubes.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Fat-bike.com’s own, Greg Smith, shot this photo on a recent beach ride along the shore of Lake Michigan. Greg mentioned that it is amazing how the shoreline in this area has changed in the last year. With lake levels up the sandy strip has all but disappeared where there used to be hundreds of […]
We recently received a set of Framed Bikes Minnesota 26×4.0″, 120TPI fat-bike tire. This tire will be standard on Framed fat-bikes for the coming season and fat-bikes are already showing up at shops with these new skins installed. In addition, they will be available for aftermarket purchase by mid-November. Let’s see what we’ve got. The […]
Here’s a clip of local wonder, Pat Smage, showing off some bike handling skillz on his old school Salsa Mukluk. Pat’s a six-time AMA/NATC Trials National Champion and in 2007, he was named AMA Sports Athlete of the Year – the youngest rider to ever receive that title. It’s little wonder that Pat called this […]
The casting department down at the home office of Fat-Bike Entertainment in Freeland, Indiana asked us to post this notice about this week’s radio interview of Los Hombres de SURLY bikes on the Weekly Dose of Fat Show. It seems that an undisclosed number of representatives of the The Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ, may or may not, […]
Site contributor, Mark Peterson, has been putting feelers out to friends in far reaches of the world for the state of fat-biking in their area. This report comes from Todd dead center in the US of A in Iowa. What can we say about the Fat Biking scene here in Central Iowa? We can say […]
Just a heads up folks! There is about 50 seconds of dead air in this episode from about 31:44 to 32:35. Sorry about that! I am working on a fix! Weekly Dose of Fat for Friday, October 10th, 2014 – Show #25 Joining Sven and Gomez in the studio today is J.K. Livin Chris Daisy […]
I talked with Daniel Burt from Foes Racing about their new Fat-Bike Prototype that they showed at the Kamikaze Games out in Mammoth. He told me that they’re not calling this a fat-bike as much as they envision it as a mountain bike. It’s starting to become a common theme that we’re hearing as we start to talk […]
Ogden, Utah fat-bike ambassador and fat-bike.com contributor, Mark Peterson, has been using TRP Brakes Spyke mechanical all summer and has this report on how they have been performing. Thanks, Mark! I have ridden the TRP Spyke all summer and they just keep getting better and better. After a short break in period to deposit pad […]
I met Pat Smage at this year’s Mountain Bike Prom back in June. I seem to remember that he hopped his Mukluk with the skill and grace of a bicycle ninja. He sent me some great shots of he and his amiga on their fat-bikes, but this one really captured my imagination. The scores of rock […]
I’d like to nominate Jeff Price as our Correspondent from Wales…do I hear a second to that nomination? We’ve been featuring videos from Jeff over the last few weeks and this is the third monthly bivvy that Jeff has filmed. He shared the following about the trip. As the weekend was approaching, I kept an eye […]
click the flyer for more information Some local folks are building a new trail system in Southeast Wisconsin! They even groom the trails for snow biking in the winter! They want to build a 3 1/2 mile section of expert singletrack over the next 3 Sunday work parties. I even hear that there’s the promise […]