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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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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ August Welsh Bivvy

Last week we introduced you to Jeff ‘summittoppler’ Price and his once a month bivvy-quest. Well this week we’re sharing the August version of his year of monthly bivvys! Here’s what Jeff had to say about his fatventure! The weekends were filling up fast with things going on so it was time for me to […]

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Interbike V 4.0

Here’s the final foto-dump from Interbike 2014. Our video interviews, from the show, will keep you entertained for days to come. Then we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming and maybe get back to what’s really important about fat-biking……the Ride! But while everything is fresh in our minds…..here’s the hardware that we saw on day four of the show. […]

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Interbike V 3.0

Well we’re on day three, so I made this V3.0, but you could easily call this In and Out Fat hump day Interbike dirty demo dance….enjoy the fatness, kids! Stay Tuned for more Interbike Coverage and Viideos!  

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Interbike Outdoor Demo Day 1

Sven and I took the red eye to Vegas and hit the ground running! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with nearly instantaneous coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the outdoor […]

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2015 – KHS – 4 Season Fat Bike Line Up

KHS introduced their 2015 line of fat bikes at Eurobike. KHS calls their family of fat bikes the 4 season, which is sort of cool, considering how Sven and I have preached the gospel of year round fat-bike fun, forever! We even had that conversation with, Wen Hsieh, President of KHS, at interbike a few years […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Fat Bling

Take a look at this exotic trio of fatness that our amigos, RickyD and photographer Noy gathered together at  Douthat State Park in Virginia, this Spring. JR’s Lynskey, Ricky’s Vertigo and Noy’s Graham are all beautiful examples of American made Fat-Bling! Noy sent me a couple of additional shots to share the ‘east coast’ fatness with y’all. Ricky and Noy are long time members of […]

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Soma Fabrications – Fat Prototype

I talked to Evan Baird from Soma Fabrications last week about Soma’s new steel prototype pictured above. Soma’s been making steel bikes for years. My amigo Julio has a Soma twenty-six inch singlespeed lurking in the rafters of his garage…..or maybe it’s bolted to the extra-cycle I sold him. The new Soma frame will feature Tange Infinity tubing and have […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tal y Fan

Jeff Price started out the year by promising himself a bivvy every month for this year of  the gnome (2014). Jeff emailed me and asked, “why not check out my fat-bike videos?” So I did just that and found fat gold in the hilly countryside of Wales! I asked Jeff to tell us a bit about […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Funny Fat Festival (Italia)

  We welcome you, once again, to the International House of Fat-Bikes! This week we have an event spotlight for the Miss Grape – Funny Fat Festival in and around Livigno in the Italian Alps. The fun includes night rides, an overnight bivvy and the incredible sights, sounds and smells of the Alps! Click the […]

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Please Welcome Olov Stenlund!

We’d like to introduce Olov Stenlund – Swedish fat biker, and the newest columnist at fat dash bike dot com. Olov lives and rides, Swedish Lapland and is an established blogger, podcast’r and adventurer! We look forward to Olov sharing his fatventures with all of us! ~gomez~   Sweden. The fifth largest country in Europe by area. Located […]

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Introducing Turnagain Components

Our Amigos at Borealis Bikes have launched Turnagain Fat Bike Components today from eurobike. Adam and Steve  run Borealis and Turnagain under the Fat Bike Company umbrella. Today in Germany they have Turnagain’s first three products on display. Some sweet 100mm rims, matching anodized fat bike hubs and a direct mount front derailleur hanger. They went to […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club – Poland

Welcome to the International House of Fat-Bikes! – aka Fat-Bike.com. I’ve lived my whole life surrounded by Polish Americans. Chicago and Milwaukee have a rich cultural history of really tricky to pronounce Polish family names. My two sons are Polish (from their mom’s side of the family) and literally tons of my amigos are Polish. Just last […]

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Six Weeks with a Bulldozer

We featured a product spotlight on the new Bulldozer from Vee Tire, just about the time we were losing our snowpack back at the end of March. I was immediately drawn to the Bulldozer because of the width, the relative light weight and the unusual tread pattern. We recently published a six week test of the 45NRTH Dillinger 5 […]

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Event Spotlight – GnomeFest 11

What can we say about GnomeFest that hasn’t been said before? We could say that it ROCKS! We could give you a link to the fat-bike radio interview of the founder of GF moderating an interview of a past Mayor of GF along with the current Mayor. We could share what Dirt Rag said about GnomeFest […]

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2015 Framed Bikes – Launch all Fatties!

Framed Bikes hit the Fat-Bike scene last winter with their Minnesota fat-bike. We featured a bit of first hand riding experience on their bike in an article entitled ‘The Fat and the Curious‘ last winter. For 2015, Framed is establishing themselves as a big-time player in the fat-bike market. They have their Carbon and Alloy Alaskan […]

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2015 Specialized – Three Fatboys

Specialized Bicycle will be offering their Fatboy in three different trim packages and as a frameset for 2015. The Fatboy Pro features a Bluto Suspension Fork along with Sram’s XO1 rally sport package. I’d ride the Fatboy Pro all day long with a 2 x10 Sram drive train and (like the Pro) the new spectacular […]

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New Zealand – Godley Valley – Fatpack

We’re pleased to welcome back Kevin Higgins. Kevin is our correspondent from Alexandra, NZ which is an hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, and surrounded by epic riding! Kevin was born and raised in San Jose, California but now lives with his wife in New Zealand. Kevin runs a small bicycle business called Hellcat Cycles. He revitalizes prewar bikes for rental around Lake Wanaka and […]

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Dog Days of Summer – Photo/Video/Word CONTEST!

It’s August! We commonly refer to August as the “Dog Days” of summer in our little slice of fat-bike paradise, so we decided to call our August contest the Dog Days of Summer Photo/Video/Word Contest. There will be 3 prize packages up for grabs and three ways to WIN! We’ll award an awesome prize package to the […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday – The Greeting Card

Some of you may recognise my Fatback 190 named Otis in this shot that I took up near Two Rivers on the Lake Michigan Shoreline. When I saw this shot it reminded me of the soft focus photographs that appear on anniversary cards or other romantic greeting cards that one might see at their favorite card shop, […]

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First Glimpse! – Twin Six Standard Fat

Last Friday, our amigo Jesse LaLonde pinged me with something pretty hawt. In addition to being the dark knight of  fat bike racing, Jesse is a designer at Twin Six. Jesse and Fat-Bike had been talking about a fat-race-bike for the better part of the year now and it turns out that all of Jesse’s R&D coupled […]

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First Look! Maxxis Mammoth 26 x 4.0 Tire

The cool cats from Framed Bikes shared a pair of Maxxis Mammoth Fat-Bike Tires with us to share with all of you cool cats and Kitties out there, rock’n the fat-bike, all around the world! So on Sunday morning, I went out to the shop and threw the Mammoths on Bethany’s Extra Small 9:Zero:7 for […]

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45NRTH Dillinger 5 – Six Week Test Ride

Back in March, our test pilot, Michael McColgan, shot spy photos of Jesse LaLonde’s race bike that helped to debut 45NRTH’s new Dillinger 5 tire. A couple of months ago, I traded test tires with Jesse. We swapped a pair of Vee Tire H-Billy sneakers for the Dilly-Five and I’ve been running it on the front of my Fatback, […]

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Fat-Bling – Salamandre + Pinion = OMG!

I spied this stunning, cobalt blue, fat-bike and immediately pinged our amigo Yann from Salamandre Cycles in France. It turns out that this bike belongs to Yann’s long time friend, and return customer, Frédéric (also the photographer that took all of these incredible photos!) Fred is a Frenchman that lives in the south of France in Rodez […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday – North Wales

Mark Weldon took his new Carver O’Beast for its first proper ride on the hills and coast of North Wales! He captured a rather angry looking sky and his beautiful Titanium Carver in this week’s Not a Wallpaer Wednesday feature photo. This is what Mark had to say. Been riding the fat bike on the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tropical Borealis?

Our amigo Will from Team CoreCo and La Ruta de los Conquistadores, shot a nice video of a couple of his team riders tearing up some flow trail along with (braaap!) sweet jumps down in Costa Rica on their new Borealis Echos. Makes me wanna go ride! Inspire some Inspiration? Send us your sweet fat-bike vids […]

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2015 Kona WO Sneak Peek!

Last year  the Wo proved itself  in the Fat-bike world as a good value and solid performer. Kona gave us a peek at their new fat-bike for 2015 and allowed us to share it with our readers! The 2015 Kona WO fat bike gets an updated frame design featuring sliding dropouts and 190 OLD rear spacing. That […]

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NEW! Vee Tire Mission Command 26 x 4.0

Our Amigos at Vee Tire sent us a brand new pair of their newest fat-bike tires called the Mission Command. They’re a 26 x 4.0 120 tpi folding bead tire that is a modified tread design of Vee’s Mission fat-bike tire. I’ve never put in enough time on the Missions to comment on how they ride, […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tundra Muffins

Any video with Musk Oxen is money, in my world. Francois Carrier Deziel and his amigo Guillaume Bedard took their fat-bikes out to what locals call Dry Bay, near Ungava Bay for an overnight fat-pack. Great terrain and cool music make for some sweet tundra trippin! Tell us how you trip Share your photos and […]

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Independence Day Fat Video!

It’s Sven’s Birthday and Independence Day (my favorite holiday) so we took the day off and let our euro-amigos take over the site with  a “behind-the-scenes” quick edit of a film, shot in Lapland this winter. Damien rode in support for  Nathalie Courtet using a Fat-Bike, made by Salamandre Cycles. Natalie was travelling across Lapland on […]

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