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Fat (video) Tuesday – Somebody “Gets It”

Our rants about the bike industry not believing in the ‘year round’ awesomeness of fat-bikes must be working! We just received this from our Amigo, Justin, from Whiskey Parts up there at the QBP Mothership. Whisky Parts Co. wants to remind you that Summer is here and to get out on the trails. The Whisky No.9 70w […]

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Introducing the Watchman from Advocate Cycles

Advocate Cycles, the first Benefit corporation in the cycling industry to pledge 100% of profits to making cycling better, has launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We met with our old friend Tim Kreuger, back at the Sea Otter Classic this year, where Advocate launched the Hayduke 27.5+ model, and now they’re bringing a full […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat News 6-26-15

Week two of our summer Weekly Dose of Fat radio Show hiatus and I’m out west in Glacier National Park with the family checking out all the scenery and doing a good bit of hiking. No fat-bikes on this trip owing to the need for a rental car because my van is on the fritz. […]

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Product Spotlight – Vittoria Bomboloni 26 x 4

Our friends at Vittoria Tire found us a set of Bomboloni 26 x 4’s’ah, to put through our tire testing regiment. Sven and I saw these bad boys, back at Sea Otter and we’ve been waiting to get our hands on them, ever since! Our test tire’s casing measured 96mm wide, when mounted to 65mm Marge […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fun on the Fox River

Matt Haiduk sent us a clip of some late summer suburban fat-bike funski’s on the Fox River. The fat-bike dot com research bunker and testing grounds are nestled in the terminal moraines about 70 miles (as the crow flies) up river from where Matt plies his trade as a fat-bike evangelist to the brothers and […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat News

With the radio crew on hiatus for a couple of weeks we’d still like to lay a few links of note on ya so here goes: Links Carbon Fat-bike from Maskinen in Denmark! http://www.maskinenbikes.com/#!why-maskinen/c1obf Carver Bikes Pinion Gearbox equipped Ti O’Beast! http://carverbikes.com/news/pinion-gearbox-equipped-carver-obeast-fatbike/ Check out what Bruce has been up to in Scotland http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2015/06/midweek-cycle-pugsley-commute-soaking.html http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2015/06/capital-trail-finished.html Plus […]

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The Summer Sticker Boondoggle!

If you’ve been a reader of Fat-Bike dot com, over the last 4 years, you know that we love to give away stickers. We’ve had some doozies over the years and this latest batch, might just be, the best ever. This is also the first batch that features our updated logo, which makes all of our […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Oregon Coast

Mike Ripley tagged us in this video on twitter and it made me want to go and ride the Oregon coast, now, more than ever! Mike is the man behind mudslinger events in Oregon and our long lost fat-bike cousin. This clip is practically guaranteed to send you searching travel sites for tickets to Portland! Share your […]

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Maxx Huraxdax – Product Spotlight

By :  Jeff Price Fat bikes have really just been born but they are already evolving. The MAXX Huraxdax is a perfect example of this evolution. Thanks to my crazy Uncle Gomez, I’m testing a German, custom made, full suspension, fat bike for a few weeks in the UK. The Huraxdax is kitted out to your […]

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Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership

Colorado Springs, Colo. & Reykjavik, Iceland – (June 11, 2015) – Borealis Bikes and Lauf Forks today announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. This relationship promotes the focus both companies have to the Fatbike category and answers continued requests for a high performance fork which requires no maintenance and operates in extreme conditions. “The Lauf Carbonara […]

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Surly Big Fat Knard Review

By :  Chris Zito Knards When Surly first came out with the Pugsley I found myself one Christmas Eve riding the shores of Lake Michigan wondering, “Could cycling get any more fun?”. Well, it has. It’s called the Knard 26×4.8. Obviously, there has been a ton of evolution in the “fad” that is referred to […]

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Fat-Bike Beach and Dune Rides in South Africa!

Dave Caravias contacted us about his guided fat-bike adventures in South Africa. In addition to fat-bike beach riding that rivals anything that we’ve seen, the area also boasts, world class, whale watching and great white shark, cage dives! I’m going to let Dave describe his South African, beach ride, slice of heaven! Our area is extremely special with […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ In Search of the Storm

In Search of the Storm is a story of India’s first fat biking expedition that took three riders to the Indian village, Chitkul at the Indo-Tibetan border during the dead of the Himalayan winter. You can read the full story on www.untold.in/insearchofthestorm. Share your Adventures You don’t have to be some place exotic to collect dramatic pixels of […]

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First Look – iSSi Triple Trail Clipless Pedal

  New in the test kitchen is a set of iSSi Triple Trail clipless pedals in a fetching lime green color. The iSSi Triple Trail pedal is a fully serviceable, high-performance Shimano SPD-compatible clipless pedal available in 8 colors including our test set in lime green. The Triple Trail has a mid-sized pedal body for stability and protection […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Sea of Grass

When I go riding, I see pictures that I can’t always capture, because I need someone to go out and ride across a sea of grass for the camera. Our hitch rack shootout has gotten me some visitors that have come out to the Colonel Steve Austin Test Bunker over the last couple of weeks […]

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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 weeks, we’re joined by J.K. Livin’. The weekly dose of fat is brought to you by our friends at Surly Bikes. http://surlybikes.com. On this week’s […]

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Event Spotlight – Sugar Cayne Bike Fest 5/30/15

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 (my favorite) for all ages and skill levels. The Billerica BMX Track is newly designed with fresh new features. Registration is from 9-11am. SCBF competitions start at […]

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Jumbo Jim 4.8″

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 was also equipped with a pair of, hard to find, Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8” tires. These babies are as rare as a worm in a tequila […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Inspiration Wash

  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 all of Tom’s work at The Doughboy Chronicles. We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Llanberis Quarry

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 […]

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Interview with Dave Gray from Surly Bikes

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 […]

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Forth Fat Report

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 […]

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PDW Kickstarter for the Fat Stevens Pump

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 […]

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Origin8 Fat-bike Wheelsets

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 […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Arizona Winter

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 […]

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Trail Pump Shootout

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 […]

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