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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 www.cevenavelo.fr 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 gomez@fat-bike.com 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 Plusbikes.com 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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Fat-Bike Radio – Question of the Week!

This week’s Question of the Week is : What’s your favorite aspect of fat-adventure-mountain-biking? Or we could just say – What’s your favortite thing about Fat-Biking? 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 […]

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New! 2016 S-Works Fatboy

  Specialized Bicycle will be offering their Fatboy in three Carbon Framed Levels and five different M4 Aluminum Framed Levels as well as a twenty and twenty-four inch youth versions for 2016. In this post, we’re just going to share the S-Works Fatboy. We’ve ridden and tested both previous model years of the fatboy and were quite impressed. We can’t wait to […]

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NEW! 2016 Specialized Hellga (Women’s Fat-Bike)

  Specialized has a brand new fat-bike that is made just for the ladies, called the Hellga! The Hellga comes in three component levels, the expert, the comp and just the plane ole’ Hellga. Specialized designed the Hellga with a few features that make it women’s specific. First a nice low top tube with a lower […]

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Fat-Bike Radio – Question of the Week!

This week’s Question of the Week is :  If your fairy fat mother appeared and granted you one wish for Any existing new fat-bike – available right now – – which fat-bike would you ask for? If you don’t believe in gnomes, sprites, elves, trolls or fairies, you can trade in your fairy fat mother […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Video Flashback

A little over five years ago, Mike Curiak joined Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Doom Fishfinder, and Roman Dial for a tour of SE Alaska. They rode the beach out of Yakutat and traveled along Alaska’s outer coast, via fat-bike and packraft to Glacier Bay. Five years ago, most of us were just trying to figure out how to put […]

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NEW! – CHUMBA USA – URSA MAJOR

  Our Amigos down at Chumba USA have been working on their fat-bike since before we met them at Interbike last year. Chumba introduced the 29+ Ursa last year at the big show in the desert and they also shared the news about their plans to bring a fat-bike to market called the Ursa Major. […]

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Field Trip to the West – Chapter Two – REEB

Chapter 2 – REEB Cycles – Longmont Colorado While I was visiting Boo up in Fort Collins, our compadre, Chris Reichel, (aka Dirty Biker) was down at REEB Cycles in Longmont (about a half hour south of FoCo) getting ready to lauunnch the #greatwhitebuffalo tour from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado to the O.B. Brewery in Asheville […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part Deux

It was another picture perfect day here in the ‘tah of Ute’ for Saddledrive 2015! You can parlay a gander at the pixels that I herded onto the site, yesterday, in a post called ‘Saddle Drive 2015 – Part One‘. All you have to do is click here. So here we are in Part Deux of our […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Scottish Summer

Our video this week is from our long time friend from Scotland, Bruce Mathieson! Bruce took his Pugsley out for a bit of a spin, but we’ll let him tell you about it in his own words. Hey Gomez, hope you are well and having a good summer! Here is a wee film you may want to […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part 1

Our amigos at QBP hold a show out west near their Ogden, Utah distribution center called SaddleDrive every summer. This is a show for bike dealers and is not open to the public, so we made the trip out here to share all of the new hardwear with our faithful readers. The show is held […]

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The New 2016 Kona Wo

Hey Sven did you see the new Buicks Konas are in….down at the dealership? Looks like the color for fat-bikes this year is blue. Kona calls this Gloss Heavy Metal Cyan. That’s some long ass name for blue. They corrected the only thing we saw as a small flaw from last year’s British Racing Green […]

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MAXX Huraxdax – The Review

by Jeff Price Firstly, a huge thank you to Gomez and Maxx Bikes for a fun packed couple of months since I took control of the MAXX Huraxdax full suspension fat bike As more bike manufacturers are getting on the full suspension fat-bike-wagon I knew it was going to be interesting to see what this […]

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USA Cycling Makes Fat-Bike Nationals Announcement

 The following is a news release from USA Clycling Fat Bike Nationals return to Ogden in 2016; Move to Grand Rapids for 2017-2018 Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 14, 2015) – USA Cycling is pleased to name Ogden, Utah and Grand Rapids, Mich. as the host cities for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fat Bike National […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Spillway

Here’s a video from our amigo Deo that qualifies as both Fat (video) Tuesday and Wheelie Wednesday! Just another day in the life, up there in eastern coastal Canada! What’s your day look like? You could let us know if you like. All you have to do is send a post card to the church […]

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Our Fat-Bike Radio Question of the Week!

This Week’s Fat-Bike Radio – Question of the week is : How much would you EVER $pend on a pair of Winter Cycling Boots? We’d like you to call into the radio program and give us your answer. This is one of the new segments on the show and you are the key to making this part work. […]

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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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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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