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The Triumphant Return of FOTO GORDO!

    Foto Gordo returns! to bring all of our fat-bike cousins some friday foto stoke! Let’s get ready to go play bikes all weekend! This week’s foto comes from Jeni Axelsen out in Big Sky Country. Her photo was taken while riding the North end of Flathead Lake in Somers, Montana. Jeni shared, “It’s a seasonal beach with […]

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Sram has Good News for One x 10/11 Users!

NEW SRAM X-SYNC™ DIRECT MOUNT CHAIN RINGS A DIRECT MOUNT UPGRADE WITH A RANGE OF GEAR OPTIONS FOR EVERY STYLE OF RIDING: 26T – 40T Make SRAM 1x™ even better with the simplicity of the new SRAM X-SYNC™ Direct Mount chain ring. Engineered in Germany, the new Direct Mount rings bring lighter weight and greater […]

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Singletrack Give Back

  Editor’s Note : One of our long time, amigos, Shawne Camp sent us a story that reminds us that the holidays are about giving and that no child should go unremembered by Santa on Christmas morning. I think we should add a Toy Drive to Global Fat-Bike Day next year and make kids happy […]

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New Series – The Chamonix Diaries by Geoff Harper

Editor’s Note : Our amigo Geoff Harper is an experienced mountain biker from Colorado, he’s currently in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, in the middle of the French Alps, to ride his 9:Zero:7 Whiteout. He’ll be sending us reports of his adventures periodically over the winter season. ~gomez~ Chapter 1 – STEEP!! VERY BLOODY STEEP!! Entering the Chamonix […]

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FATuesday Video ♦ The Return of Deo with Big Ed

  The Atlantic Coast Fat-Bike Mafia is alive and well. Our old amigo Deo has a new Scott Big Ed and can wheelie with the best! You’ll be seeing more of Deo’s clips here on Fat (video) Tuesday over the winter. Deo’s agreed to make us a monthly special edit! Body of Work (Video!) If you’d like […]

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Fatboy Expert ~ Ridden for a Month (of Sundays)

  The Specialized Fatboy Expert, that is the star of this review, was all lined up for Angry Andy to test, but just when it arrived, he herniated a disc in his back, skateboarding. So the task fell to me (and Julio) down by the school yard. The Fatboy is very similar to the bike […]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With all of the new fat-bike owners facing their first winter, we thought that we’d put a little X-Mas wish list to help the folks that are shopping for the fat-biker on their list. We asked our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots what they wanted to find under the tree for themselves and the list is pretty […]

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First Look ♦ Framed Alaskan Alloy

  By Michael McColgan When I found out I was going to be testing the new Framed Alaskan, I was pretty excited.  There’s been a lot of rumblings on the interwebs about Framed lately so I was pretty stoked to hop on one to see if the hoopla is justified. Right out of the box, […]

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Small Bizz Faturday! Snow Yeti T-Shirt Fund Raiser!

It’s Small Business Saturday and we’ve got something that will make a cool gift for the fat-biker in your life! Check out our new Snow Yeti t-shirt designed by our amigo Chris Daisy from Zion Cyclery! The shirt comes with either long or short sleeves in a Snow White or Storm Gray -pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton T-shirt (with removable […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Burton Beach

A great video from one of my favorite videographers. This was shot over 4 years ago along Burton Beach in Kodiak Alaska. These are some of the first Fatback bikes that I ever saw, back then. If you look close you’ll see an old spider tire, getting some miles on the beach. The beaches in this […]

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Specialized Kid’s 20″ and 24″ Fatboy

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 first week of December. This is a well appointed enthusiast’s level build in a pint size package! Junior gets bad ass Ground Control tires and […]

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45NRTH Introduces the Sturmfist Line of Winter Gloves

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 […]

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Wolftooth GC42 – Five Month Check-Up

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. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – A Cold Day in November

  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 […]

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The Sram Ice Cycle Expo at The Iceman Cometh Challenge

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 […]

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Fat-Bike Costa Rica!

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 […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Llyn Alwen

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 […]

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The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

  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 […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Autumnal Krampus

  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 […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day ♦ December 6th, 2014

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 […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ Log Jam

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 […]

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Ask SURLY

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, […]

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Foes Racing – Fat Prototype

  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 […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ September Welsh Bivvy

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 […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Costa Rica!

Our old amigo from Costa Rica, Will Muecke sent us a shot of his Borealis Yampa on Playa Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. They’re in their rainy season down in Costa Rica and the shot was taken  after the late-day thunderstorms rolled through and left the sky boiling with heavy clouds, last weekend. My […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Snow Epic Switzerland

  The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter bike fest, a fat-bike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Participants can compete in 5 events over 3 days, each with its own distinct character. visit  http://www.snow-epic.com/ for all the details The Best Fat-Bike Event Calendar on the […]

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Framed Bikes Mini-Sota 24″ – Fat 4 Junior

  We shared the 2015 Framed Bikes line with you back in August. Included in that line was something relatively new to the fat-bike landscape…..the kid’s fatty. The Framed Bikes Mini-sota is a 24″ wheeled – tiny replica of mom or dad’s entry level fat-bike. This is a bike that should sell on the floor of […]

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Dog Days of Summer Winners!

…..and the Winners are… We had the winners on our radio show earlier today, but we wanted to give them their own post to show off their entries into our Dog Days of Summer Photo/Video/Secret Word Contest. The winner of the Video Prize Package is Tom Miller and his border collie Mishchka. Tom won everything pictured below. […]

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A Pugsley in Poland!

Our post last week about Polish fat-biker Norbert Jędrzejczyk, inspired Jarek Chincz to send me a shot of his Pugsley on the beach of the Baltic Sea, from Poland. I asked Jarek to fill us in a little bit about the riding in his area and he replied with this great story of how he got […]

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