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Foto Gordo – Big Fat Hurt

Joshua Macpherson sent us a shot from the mapping stage of the Big Fat Hurt. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia. This is our way of suggesting that, “it’s not too late to load your bike and some gear and go explore the great outdoors this weekend!”  Friday Fat-Bike Stoke…….Engaged. […]

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Product Spotlight – Framed Wolftrax

By Dave Krueger It arrived under a clear night sky and a blood moon. It’s a Framed Wolftrax! The folks at Framed have lent us a brand spanking new Wolftrax to put through it’s paces over the next few weeks. We’ve had the Wolftrax for about a week and have already put over 90 good miles […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Icelario

Our long lost amigo, Erik Ross, follows up his Wallpaper Waterfall Wednesday post with a sweet video that features footage from both Iceland and Ontario, thus we get Ontaland….or perhaps Icelario? Here’s what Erik shared about this week’s Fat (video) Tuesday. Anything with trees is Ontario. I was too caught up in the actual rides in […]

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Bucksaw Goes Electric

By :  Jason Mead The Fatbike category has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years. Once used solely for winter applications, the Fatbike has expanded its reach to touring, big box stores, and everyday trail riding. New technologies emerge for this category seemingly overnight and trickle into other categories. To see just […]

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Fat (vídeo) Terça-feira – Brasil!

FatBike in Floripa, Brazil: Sand’n’Fatty by Jonatha Jünge – Six months ago, after a meeting on trails maintenance with local bikers, Normando Pereira took the floor to address the group. I am not sure if the high consumption of the local Ales made by the bike shop owner influenced the emotional tone of his […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – The Final Showdown

Here’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for….the Hitch Rack Shootout – by the numbers! First we’ll see how our 4 testers rated eack rack for quality of Construction. Looks like the 1 Up wins this category, but the yakima held up pretty well against the more expensive Saris. Next up is Stability with […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Küat NV

Our video of bikes being loaded on the Küat NV , stars our long time amigo and fellow hoosier, #Juliodotcom. It only makes sense, because the Kuat rack that we all tested, is his personal rack that he has owned for the last 4 years. Julio wrote a review of the Küat NV back in 2011 […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Saris Freedom Superclamp 2

Sven and I present our 3rd video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the Saris Freedom Superclamp, for the Fat Hitch Rack Shootout. All of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. As you may have gathered, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our 4 […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Yakima TwoTimer

Sven and I shot this I-Phone video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the second test subject, in our Fat Hitch Rack Shootout, All of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. Of course, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our 4 racks stacked up […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Pink Dress?

Ahhh the french! Put on that pretty pink dress and get rad, Monsieur! is a discussion forum for French fat-bikers and they’re the cats behind this clip. Fat-Bikes are a world wide, four season, fun factory! Punch in – kick back – get rad! Do you put your time in at the Fat-Bike Fun Factory? […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – 1Up USA

  Sven and I took some time lapse video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the first contestant in our Fat Hitch Rack Shootout and all of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. Of course, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our […]

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The Fat-Bike Hitch Rack Shootout Intro

Way back in February of this year, Sven and I attended Frostbike up at the QBP Mother-ship in MPLS and it was there that we came up with the idea for a hitch rack shootout. We saw some new racks at Frostbike from very familiar brand names. Saris and Yakima entered the fat-rack market and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fat-bikes in the Mist

  A first time contributor, Erik Ross, sent us this gorgeous shot from Iceland, by way of Ontario, Canada. Erik rolled these pixels our way in the great summer of fifteen sticker boondoggle, so you know….the gnomes down in the mail room got busy sending a set of stickers, to Erik, to show our gratitude and […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015 – Day 1

Sven and I are at the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada to share what’s new for 2016! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with daily coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the […]

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Red Bear Products to bring Euro & Aussie Carbon Rims to the US

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tim Krueger Announces Red Bear Products, A Wheelgoods Distributor for Kuroshiro and Bouwmeester Composites to North America September 13th, 2015 Tim Krueger announces his second new company this year, Red Bear Products.  Red Bear Products will be a distributor of bicycle wheelgoods, concentrating on industry-leading technology, hard-to-find brands, high-quality […]

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Foto Gordo – Fat Canmore 24

Jeff MacFarlane sent us some great shots of him racing his fat-bike from this Summer and we thought that since the summer of fifteen is winding down, that we’d share one, to provide the daily recommended, dose of stoke, to get everyone’s weekend started out right. This is what Jeff shared about today’s Foto Gordo! Here’s […]

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Fat-Tribe Thursday –

  We haven’t published a Fat-Tribe Thursday post in a long time. It’s probably due to our posting many of the great shots that we get from all over the world on Instagram and Spacebook. This week we received some excellent photos from some really interesting places, so we’ve compiled them into a little trip around […]

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Long Term Review of Trek Farley 8

  By – Dave Krueger (aka Barba Glacialis) I took my Farley 8 home in October of 2014. Since then, the bike has seen more than 1700 miles go by. It’s seen all four seasons and temps from -13F to 95F. I’ve ridden trails. I’ve cruised the beach. I’ve commuted on it. I’ve raced it […]

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Socks that Rock by Handlebar Mustache

Our Apparel Editor, Natalia (Gigante) Mendez, set me up with three pair of snazzy new socks from Handlebar Mustache and I’m here to provide you a complete report on this dynamic new player in the cycling hosiery game. I don’t know about you, but I like my socks to make a bold statement to contrast the eternal blackness […]

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Foto Gordo – Fat on Skinny

Weekend Checklist ◘ fat-bike ◘ singletrack ◘ hawaian shirt ◘ log ride ◘ ice cold beverage(s) It’s been awhile since we threw some gasoline on your Friday afternoon ride stoke, but since this is a big (US) holiday weekend, we decided to share another shot sent to us from the great summer of fifteen, sticker […]

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Vittoria Bomboloni – 26 x 4.0 – Review

  By : Steve Meurett It’s said first impressions are often correct, but not always correct.  Mounting a new pair of tires on a fatbike and making a snap judgement on one or two rides isn’t fair – it requires rolling out on different soil conditions and with pressure adjustments to offer a well rounded opinion. The […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Subterranean Nose Wheelie

Fist time contributor, Frédéric Paulet, took some of his amigos for some fat-bike spelunking in France. Frédéric runs a bikeshop in south Ardèche called Cévènavélo. Check them out at and on facebook : cevenavelo. I think these Frenchmen are taking the omni-terrain capabilities of fat-bikes to a whole new level. (no pun intended) These shots are best experienced by […]

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News Release – Borealis and Reynolds – NEW! – ELITE Carbon Wheels

I nabbed a sneak preview of these new ELITE carbon, double wall, rims, when I visited Borealis at the end of July. The spy shots don’t show the final graphics, but these are the new wheels that have been developed  through a strategic partnership between Borealis and Reynolds Cycling. The official press release is below. We should have more information […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Surly’s New Bike – Wednesday

Why wouldn’t we feature another shot of the new offering from the Official Intergalactic Surly Regional Headquarters? It’s Wednesday on Wallpaper Wednesday! Have you seen our newest stickers? Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos to uncle and […]

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World Premier! The Surly Wednesday

Back in July, I was dispatched to Utah for a mission, to document and photograph, Surly’s new fat-bike. I was also headed there to attend the Quality Bicycle Products, western dealer round-up, called Saddle Drive. After I shot a slew of photos of the new Salsa’s, I met my contact, John Fleck (special ops edition) in the Needles […]

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Product Spotlight – Maskinen Prodigy R1

  Over on They’re testing a Maskinen Prodigy R1 B+ with a sweet set of  Maskinen Revolvek carbon 27.5+ wheels. We didn’t want to be outdone by those plus bike nerds, so we worked with our amigo, Miguel E. Antonetti, to gather photos and data, for a report about Maskinen’s Prodigy R1 –  Full Carbon Fat-Bike. Check out the […]

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Hills and Beaches

By Jeff Price My local favourite loop this one. There’s nothing better than leaving the house in the early evening, riding some of the hills and dropping down onto the beach for the last few miles home. This ride takes me along the causeway to the medieval town of Conwy and up into the hills […]

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Fat-Bike Radio – Question of the Week!

This week’s Question of the Week is : If you could do one major upgrade to your current fat-bike, what would it be? So Many Ways to Answer! #1 – Call into the radio program and give us your answer. We’d really enjoy talking to you! Call in and answer the question of the week and maybe […]

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2016 Vee Tire Line Up Unveiled

  Vee Tire Company has their new tires for 2016 ready to unveil at Euro & Interbike and they sent us a sneak peek to share with our readers! The really big news (literally) is the Snowshoe 2XL 26 x 5.05. The fattest of the fat has arrived! Vee will also be offering their tires in […]

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Fat & Single – The Fat-Bikes of SSUSA

Last weekend, I sidled my way into an invitation to this year’s edition of Singlespeed USA (SSUSA) up at one of my favorite trail systems, Levis-Trow. It wasn’t too hard to do, since our amigos and gnome-fest cousins, Brett, Spinner & Chewey were running the show. It was a perfect opportunity to hang out with […]

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New 2016 Borealis Crestone!

News Release – Borealis Fat Bikes Introduces the Crestone The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes Colorado Springs, Colo. (8/15/15) – The Fat Bike Company, whose cutting edge product line includes Borealis Bikes, is set to premier the new Crestone at Interbike 2015 September […]

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NEW! Fatback Skookum & Rhino

NEWS RELEASE – FATBACK INTRODUCES SKOOKUM & RHINO, NEW ALL-TERRAIN FAT BIKES Anchorage, Alaska (August 12, 2015) – Fatback announces the addition of the SKOOKUM CARBON FRAME and the RHINO ALLOY FRAME to its lineup of all-terrain fat bikes. With their suspension-optimized design, these two are made to rip through whatever terrain you are willing to […]

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