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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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SQUIRT! – a Better Beach Lube

If you ever want to spark a lively conversation among cyclists, just ask them what lube they prefer and then be sure to add “for you bike chain”. It must be hard to be a bike lube salesman, because folks tend to be pretty damn loyal, when it comes to what they slather on their chain. […]

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Product Spotlight – Paul Components Light Mounts

Our amigo Paul, the owner of Paul Components, makes a couple of different light – camera – or accessory mounts that I’ve been experimenting with over the past few weeks. The first version that we’d like to share is the Stem Cap Mount. The instructions are pretty simple – just like uncle gomez Successfully Installed A […]

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Andy Reviews The Borealis Echo

The BOREALIS Echo REVIEW By Andy Oleson Photos by Sven, Andy & Gomez I’d like to go on record to report that no small critters were injured during the testing of this bike.  Ok false statement, he zigged when I zagged and now mister squirrel has a story for his grand-squirrels, of how he got […]

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Colin Reviews The Ice Cream Truck!

The heavyweight champ has been crowned. By Colin Ford This is my review of the Surly Ice Cream Truck, or The Truck as I referred to it during the time I had it. Gomez and I had the privilege of being two of the first non-Surly fat-bike riders to ride this bike during Frostbike weekend this past January. […]

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Moonmen #M00

I’ve kept my eye on a new bike company out in the Front Range called Moonmen after I saw a bad-ass moto handlebar that they made last winter. I didn’t know then, that this was a new venture that would team Paul Knowles, Todd Heath (both formerly of Black Sheep Cycles) with Ryan Mckee to make bikes that really strike […]

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On One Carbon Fatty Fork

  We’re pleased to introduce Kevin Higgins. Kevin is a new 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 […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Deo Quatro

Experience Deo Quatro! Deo’s been busy developing his repertoire of camera mounts and jedi riding techniques. I love these videos for a lot of reasons, but I always think about how, my man, Deo is riding a basic, heavy (by carbon standards) fat-bike and enjoying the hell out of it! So maybe stop worrying about […]

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Sarma Announces First Carbon 29+ Rim!

Sarma just announced the very first Carbon Fiber 29+ Rim to hit the market!  The new Naran 29+ is tubeless ready – 50mm wide and weighs a mere 450 grams! If you were thinking about building a set of summer wheels for your fat-bike, these rims could be a game changer. The following is from the news […]

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BELCH Gear – New Threads for LumberJacks

We met our new amigos from BELCH Gear up at the US Fat-Bike Nationals up in Cable Wisconsin last March. They had just launched their Bikes and Beer inspired cycling apparel company. I’m always on the look-out for cool stuff to share with our readers, so we vowed to get back in touch, when Belch launched their new […]

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Fat-Tire Huaraches (Sandals)

Here’s a step by step plan on how to turn your worn out fat-bike tires into sweet huaraches, sent to us by Tom Miller, from St. Maries, ID!   Fat-Tire Huaraches By – Tom Miller I manage a tiny bike shop inside an Ace Hardware Store in St. Maries in Northern Idaho. I’ve been an avid fat bike […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – 9:Zero:7 Whiteout – Snow Optional

The 9:Zero:7 boys up there in Anchorage have been keeping busy. The just finished their first video that supports what we’ve been saying for years. Fat bikes make really fun trail bikes! And now with the unbelievably light and burley, fat-carbon bikes, like the 9:Zero:7 Whiteout, it’s a whole new ball game! Take your fat-bike out on your local […]

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