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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Newfoundland Sploosh

  Malcom Simpson sent us this great capture taken while he was crossing some open water on the trail to Witless Bay up there in Newfoundland Canada. You can read more about his fatventures on his blog. We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to […]

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Frostbeard – The Beards of Frostbike in Photos

With Minnesota temps hovering just above or just below 0 degrees Fahrenheit during the run of Frostbike 2015, held this past weekend in both Downtown Minneapolis and at the QBP Campus in Bloomington, there were beards-a-plenty protecting the tender faces of  show attendees and seasoned QBP regulars alike! #frostbeard  

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Fattest Frostbike Ever!

  Every February Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) invites their dealers and media-volken, like Sven & I, up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters for Social Activities, Seminars and an Expo. It’s an event where ‘historically‘ some of their brands, have  launched new product. QBP is the parent company of brands like Salsa, Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike […]

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Foto Gordo – Fat-Bike Friday

  Not every fat-bike adventure involves racing or getting fat air off’a boot’r or even singletrack. Next time it snows, just ride down your driveway and go play bikes, like we all did when we were kids. Take along the dog, or teach your kids how to play bikes…..or bikes and sleds! This week’s foto stoke comes […]

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USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report

    When USA Cycling announced the first sanctioned Fat Bike National Championship, Sven and I decided that we would send someone there to cover the event, because it’s a significant milestone for fat-bike racing. We try to bring the coolest and most interesting fat-bike news, reviews, culture and events to our readers and both […]

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FAT TUESDAY VIDEO! ♦ Pat Smage – Out West Edit

Pat Smage is a Geneva Lakes Homie and a Fatback Ambassador! Oh and did we mention, seven time AMA Moto Trials National Champion! So for Fat Tuesday we’re going to humbley suggest ~  Laissez les bons temps rouler! (and Read what Pat shared about his edit!) This video showcases my first couple weeks on the […]

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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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Photo Gordo ♦ Beach Spiral

Our amigo Jason from the UK took this hypnotic shot of his fatty out on the sand. I wonder where his footprints are? You can see more of Jason’s photos at www.flickr.com/jason-l Share Your Local Stoke! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders that haven’t discovered the pure unbridled […]

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Rocky Mountain Blizzard Review

This Rocky Mountain Blizzard review was prepared by Matt Gersib for fat-bike.com. Thanks, Matt! Last month we introduced you to our new Rocky Mountain Blizzard long-term test bike (read the Product Spotlight). A month has passed since we took delivery of the bike and we’ve had the opportunity to ride it in a wide variety of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – BlackHawk Flare

This shot of a Fyxation BlackHawk was taken after an evening ride that ended with a party and some fireworks. 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 […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – “Fatbike on Snow” Hochwurzen Freeride Spot

“Fatbike on Snow” offers guided Fat-bike tours in Austria at Ramsau am Dachstein. With its many constantly groomed winter hiking trails, carriage roads and cleared forest roads Ramsau am Dachstein has ideal conditions in winter for great times on fat-bikes. They have 10 brand new Norco Fatbikes including the necessary equipment for their winter adventure […]

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Product Spotlight – Bontrager TLR Jackalope

ED: Andrea Cohen, fat-bike rider and racer extraordinaire (she finished 1st at this year’s Triple D in the women’s class!) has a set of the newly available Bontrager Jackalope wheels for testing. Here is here first look at these intriguing wheels! Wheel choice is always a hot debate among fat-bike riders. Deciding what the ultimate […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) ♦ Fraser’s Custom Ti Fatty

  Fraser Kennedy lives in Hampshire, England about 30 miles southwest of London. The rolling hills of southern England might not be very big, but with a network of ancient paths and trails often through ancient woodland there’s no shortage of great riding right on his doorstep and Fraser can ride the 50 miles to the […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Montana Beach

  Mark Christensen sent us some great shots of his girlfriend, Amber Steed, riding her fat-bike on the north beach of Flathead Lake in Kalispell, Montana. I can’t get enough of winter beach riding! How ’bout you? Share Your Local Beach! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders […]

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Otis Gets Pimped (Part One) #otisgetspimped

As some of you might remember, I have a bike named, Otis, that just recently celebrated its first birthday! Back around x-mas time we ran a long term review of Otis where we mentioned that we’ve been working on a little project to upgrade Otis’s wardrobe. We code named this operation #otisgetspimped. In other words, we’re going to take […]

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Sarma Naran 100 Carbon Wheelset

Sarma is newer company to the fat-bike scene but they bring to the table many years of aerospace composite experience along with a strong interest in fat-bikes. In addition to a fat-bikes frame (the Shaman), they also have a line of fat-bike rims called the Naran.  The 100mm Naran was the first 100mm carbon rim on the […]

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Wanderlust Monida Insulated Bag

  I’ve been lucky enough to test some of the best bike bags made, over the last few years, but this is the first time that I’ve laid my grubby paws onto a bag made by Wanderlust. About six weeks ago, Paul fom Wanderlust sent us one of their Monida Insulated Bags, for testing, just in time for […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Yeti-Fest ♦ 2/28/15

  One of our favorite trail systems in Wisconsin is hosting one of our favorite events! Long time amigo and Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Steve Meurett, is your host for all things fat-bike fun at Yeti-Fest – February 28th, 2015. You can get more information by clicking on the race flyer or visit www.yeti-fest.com! Send us […]

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First Look – Specialized Fatboy SL

2015 Fatboy SL Complete size medium bike weight:  approx. 24 lbs w/ Stan’s (I believe it was 24.1 lbs) Same frame as the other Fatboy models, but with the following modifications: 27.2mm seat post-compatible seat tube (instead of 30.9) Dedicated 1x drivetrain (removed the welded direct mount FD mount that’s on the other models) Anodized […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Register Now!

It’s snowing in Hayward, and it’s getting that much closer to the Fat Bike Birkie! The next fee deadline is also coming up on February 1. They’re at just over 600 participants already signed up and with a cap of 750 this year, it looks like it’s going to sell out soon. If you haven’t signed […]

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Fyxation Blackhawk Fat-bike Now Available!

Ben from Fyxation let us know that their new Blackhawk fat-bike is available now at their new Milwaukee headquarters and at stocking Fyxation dealers. Below are brief descriptions, pricing and links to the Fyxation site for all items. Fyxation Blackhawk 2×10 Assembled in Milwaukee, the Blackhawk 2×10 is built around our rugged and lightweight Blackhawk frame […]

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Framed Alaskan Review

ad I’ve been getting some saddle time on Framed’s newest entry into the market of fat, The Alaskan. Framed made some big waves when they jumped into the world of fat with the Minnesota series LAST YEAR. Framed believes that a quality bike shouldn’t break your bank account. This year, Framed decided to go all in and […]

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