Five fantastic Friday’s of fat-bike news in December but it looks like we’ll have to gip ya and go for only four in January. Fear not, we’ll pack ‘em full! FYI, the December Contest ends tomorrow. If you haven’t tossed in your entry for “What Shall We Call A Group of Fat-Bikes?“, tomorrow is your [...]
We all know what you call a group of badgers, and now we’re finally close to finding out ~ what do you call a group of fat-bikes? Click on over to our contest thread and tell us what you think we should call a group of fat-bikes and you might win a sweet Ahearne Cycles Flask and [...]
Since I’m going to be heading back to the snowy Midwest for a few weeks I figured I’d better get in a nice long warm beachride in before I head back. Sunday turned out to be the prefect day, We had a small Cross race up at UCSD which is only a mile or two [...]
Black Canoe Dog sent us this super-blam purple Pug photo to lively up your screen! Enjoy. Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Check out other fat-bike “Wallpapers” in our compiled Wallpaper Wednesdays Gallery.
Ah it’s always a joy to go online and see what people think should be next and why. More often than not, many predictions though of what the arm-chair engineers think will be next are whatever they think will get the most “likes” or “me too’s” to make their work day go faster. There are [...]
We hope Santa brings all of you boys and girls lot’s of toys! …..oh, and World Peace and stuff….
Josh (Death Rider), the winner of our November Newsletter Sign Up contest and the fyxation Mesa pedals, sent us a brief note and a couple of SWEET shots of his Sewer Tour in the Twin Cities. A bit from his blog: I thought of the title for this adventure way before I ever convinced a [...]
Origin8 recently introduced their first fat-bike tire, the 26×4.0 Devist8er. This tire, made by Vee Rubber in Thailand, is going to be, in one form or another, the stock rubber on the new Origin8 fat-bike called the Crawler that is due out sometime in the spring of 2012, though the tire is available now from [...]
Well folks, the Holiday Season is upon us but the fat-bike news just keeps-a-comin’! With the end of the year on the way Gomez and I are going to scale it back a bit for the week between Xmas and New Year’s Day but fear not, we’ve scheduled some tidbits to keep your appetites satiated! [...]
The Cold Bear Challenge Race Series is one of the most established winter bike competitions in the lower 48. There’s 3 races in the series with a fat-bike festival on February 12th, complete with shennanigans, according to long time race director Rich Omdahl. Rich is the man behind the grandaddy of all winter race series up [...]
As luck (and Mother Nature) would have it, nearly all the beautiful snow we had a week ago, had withered away from three days of incessant rain. Not that I really needed snow to ride the Mukluk, now named Fatty Bo Batty, but it’s at least a feature of enjoying these fat bikes. Instead, and [...]
Fatbikes: 2 Mukluks 1 ti’ Fatback 1 9:Zero:7 2 Pugsleys: the Fugsley, and Don’s DUC32 Pugs Stats: December 11, 2011 19.34 miles 2:23 ride time (8.1 mph average pace) 2270ft vertical You’d think it would be a singletrack traffic jam on a day like this: sunny, cold—but not too cold, with the saturated ground nicely [...]
Fat-Bike.com is happy to announce an additional race to our Wisconsin Fat-Bike Race Series. The Sweaty Yeti will be hosted by Steve Meurett out at the Levis Trail Center and adopt the fun and frantic format, just like the Team Snow-Bike Enduro and The Growler. Mark your calanders and get ready for FUN!
A Northpaw in its natural habitat. A wintery ride along the Milwaukee River last winter brings thoughts of winter yet to arrive this year. Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Check out other fat-bike [...]
I did the switch over to my winter fat-bike setup on my Northpaw and saved weight in the process! My warm-weather set up has been double-wall Large Marges, Larrys and a 450mm Northpaw fork with 50mm of rake and it has been flawless through the last 7 months with a variety of mtb trails, beach [...]
Beautifully shot and edited this video is about Fatbiking in Finland, 7th december 2011.
Ride #3 ~ A cold snap froze everything solid over night so my previous plans to get the new Moonlander out to Kettle looked promising for Friday. I waited to get the ‘all clear’ from the DNR trail hot-line and by mid-day, I was on my way out to see how this thing will handle a real [...]
The first time I ever met Sven and Puck was at either the Fat-Tire Tour of Milwaukee or Santa Rampage. We’re blessed with a rich and diverse cycling culture in Wisconsin…from the Cyclocross National Championships or the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival – to the Tour of America’s Dairyland or the first ever ‘Rails to Trails’ trail built, our state [...]
More mainstream media news on fat-bikes. Big News? Grooming trails specifically for winter fat-bike use! Can some one say explode? The Holidays are coming! Why not get that fat-biker in your life something to wear from the fatbike.com store? http://brainerddispatch.com/outdoors/2011-12-12/fattening-winter#.Tupa3pjAU1c - The Brainerd Dispatch has a story about fat-bikes.Big news? Yep – “The DNR is designing [...]
I took my time and nerded out all the details just so, leaving me just enough time to get a real test ride in on our new 18″ Moonlander on Tuesday afternoon. The build was easy and the fit and finish of the bike is pretty impressive. Surly knocked it out’a the park with this paint! Pictures [...]
For my fat-biking pedal needs I am a platform guy all the way. I ride my Northpaw fat-bike year round and have found that the freedom from clips makes me happy. Lots of other folks ride platforms in the winter even if they are clipless fans in the warmer months. Snow riding can mean frequent [...]
Sandman Bikes is a Belgian fat-bike company that makes all-terrain bikes people have been doing incredible things on since 2007. Not just for sand and snow, these Sandman bikes! The current Sandman design is a symmetrical frame using a 165mm rear hub and a 100mm BB and they’re available with front suspension forks that can [...]
The first 100 racers that pre-register get a pair of these sweet wool socks! Plus, about the only way that you can be sure to get a race t-shirt is to order one when you register! Men’s and Women’s sizing available. Extremely limited quantities and limited (men’s only) sizes will be available on race day. [...]
Sven took this puppy out for its first ride and this Surly Moonlander was treated to trails, sandy beach, rocky beach, cuddles and giggles from random people and a bit of beer spilled on the top tube and it never once complained. Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click [...]
Our old friend Soupboy cooked this up for us… Milltown Cycles Expose: by Hugh Jwang, Phd., Womens’ Studies, University of Bangkok, Samut Prakan Campus Truth be told, I am a prolific bike whore. Not, as in never, necessarily in the sense that I’m fit, ride a ton, or sport sweetly ironic facial hair ever just so, [...]
According to the creator of this clip “this trail was built by volunteers from the Central Iowa Trails Association (www.centraliowatrails.org) using napalm, mace, and nitros oxide balloons”. Matt further explained that during the shooting of the video – ” TJ (aka T-Rex) proves that a Fat Bike is as tossable as Sasquatch’s salad” .
It’s a brisk early-winter day here in Nebraska, and while most cyclists are making a hasty retreat indoors for another boring trainer session, others are layering up to hit the great outdoors. Steve Barr is about to be one of those cyclists making the jump out into the frozen countryside. Why? Because today, he is [...]
it has really fat tires……..and it’s sparkly stay tuned for like a brazillion words and pictures
We’ve got some great artists we work with for various purposes and have enlisted their help in creating some sweet fat-bike oriented designs. The screens have been burned for several designs with more on the way! From a simple black T with the fat-bike.com logo on it, to the first shirt in our Full Moon [...]
I like milestones and the publishing of our 100th article yesterday makes me happy as as well as the fact that we have A LOT more to come! I think that is is apropos that the 100th article is a ride report on the Full Moon Beach Ride. You see, on this site there are [...]
I doubt I could have picked a better day to really dive into the Fat Bike scene- 27 degrees, no wind, 2-3 inches of snow, some virgin singletrack, some packed ski trail, all the while basking under a clear morning sky at my favorite trail-Levis Mound. Oh, and atop a brand spankin new Salsa Mukluk [...]
If this report seems moderately disjointed it is because both Gomez and I wrote reports and I bailiwicked them into this conflagration. About twenty fat-bikers from SE WI and NE IL assembled on the shores of Lago del Michigami for the much anticipated Full Moon Beach Ride Redux along the stretch of beach from Port Washington [...]
Fat-bike.com Appalachian correspondent and Team SnowBike Enduro Podium Girl, Katy Snacks, is the model in this Holiday Bonus Wallpaper photo shot by photographer Scott Winklebleck. Happy Holidays from all of us at Fat-bike.com! Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full sized-version which [...]
After being a tad sparse last week we are back with LOTS more fat-bike news you can use than you can shake a stick at. Event Coverage, How-to’s, Moonlander Sightings, Fat-Bikes on winter trails, Mainstream Media coverage and more. Come and get it! News Flash! - The Tuscobia Winter Ultramarathon race in Northern Wisconsin is back [...]
Seemingly, the new debate about fat tires is which orientation of Nate’s, Larry’s, or Big Fat Larry’s is going to be the best combination of tires. One tire that I don’t hear people talking about is the original gangster of fat tires, the Surly Endomorph. A tire that shouldn’t be forgotten amongst all the new [...]
After a few years of mistrusting my pump gauge and guessing what pressure I was running, I decided to purchase a digital air gauge. I asked my riding buds what they used and most were in the same camp that I had been in for years…..a pump guage (that starts at 10 psi) or the squeeze [...]
Toni’s been riding his 9:Zero:7 in Finland since April 2011 and he is preparing a two part review of the bike, the first part will coverriding from spring to late fall and the second part winter riding. His blog has trip reports of his adventures, mainly overnighters, and photo recaps and small stories of commutes [...]
Sunday morning, fatties headed down to the Lake Michigan shore where the ultimate line was drawn in the sand. “Racers with mustaches line up now” announced the race director as he dragged his foot through the sand marking the start for each fat bike rider to line up. When the 28 racers came forward, some more ambitious [...]
Thanks to the folks at Planet Bike we got a hold of a pair of their Borealis Winter Gloves to test. On first examination they seem well constructed and offer the options of using the complete glove/liner set, just the liners or just the outer shell for several combos that can help you fine tune [...]
www.fat-bike.com presents the Team SnowBike Enduro January 21st – 2012 @ High Noon Lake Geneva Canopy Tours – Lake Genevea, WI Snow bikes only (3.7″ minimum tire width) No FatBike? – No Problem! – Join the rider pool Teams can share a snowbike (or ride their own) Teams are formed the day of the race or [...]
Fat-bikes are, obviously, not the sveltest of rides but that doesn’t mean there aren’t folks out there who wouldn’t like to shave a gram off here or there even if it is just for bragging rights! What we have here is a weight shootout among some popular fat-bike wheels as well as some full-zoot models. [...]