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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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fun on the Fox River

Matt Haiduk sent us a clip of some late summer suburban fat-bike funski’s on the Fox River. The fat-bike dot com research bunker and testing grounds are nestled in the terminal moraines about 70 miles (as the crow flies) up river from where Matt plies his trade as a fat-bike evangelist to the brothers and […]

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The Summer Sticker Boondoggle!

If you’ve been a reader of Fat-Bike dot com, over the last 4 years, you know that we love to give away stickers. We’ve had some doozies over the years and this latest batch, might just be, the best ever. This is also the first batch that features our updated logo, which makes all of our […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Oregon Coast

Mike Ripley tagged us in this video on twitter and it made me want to go and ride the Oregon coast, now, more than ever! Mike is the man behind mudslinger events in Oregon and our long lost fat-bike cousin. This clip is practically guaranteed to send you searching travel sites for tickets to Portland! Share your […]

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Maxx Huraxdax – Product Spotlight

By :  Jeff Price Fat bikes have really just been born but they are already evolving. The MAXX Huraxdax is a perfect example of this evolution. Thanks to my crazy Uncle Gomez, I’m testing a German, custom made, full suspension, fat bike for a few weeks in the UK. The Huraxdax is kitted out to your […]

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Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership

Colorado Springs, Colo. & Reykjavik, Iceland – (June 11, 2015) – Borealis Bikes and Lauf Forks today announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. This relationship promotes the focus both companies have to the Fatbike category and answers continued requests for a high performance fork which requires no maintenance and operates in extreme conditions. “The Lauf Carbonara […]

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Surly Big Fat Knard Review

By :  Chris Zito Knards When Surly first came out with the Pugsley I found myself one Christmas Eve riding the shores of Lake Michigan wondering, “Could cycling get any more fun?”. Well, it has. It’s called the Knard 26×4.8. Obviously, there has been a ton of evolution in the “fad” that is referred to […]

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Fat-Bike Beach and Dune Rides in South Africa!

Dave Caravias contacted us about his guided fat-bike adventures in South Africa. In addition to fat-bike beach riding that rivals anything that we’ve seen, the area also boasts, world class, whale watching and great white shark, cage dives! I’m going to let Dave describe his South African, beach ride, slice of heaven! Our area is extremely special with […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ In Search of the Storm

In Search of the Storm is a story of India’s first fat biking expedition that took three riders to the Indian village, Chitkul at the Indo-Tibetan border during the dead of the Himalayan winter. You can read the full story on www.untold.in/insearchofthestorm. Share your Adventures You don’t have to be some place exotic to collect dramatic pixels of […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Sea of Grass

When I go riding, I see pictures that I can’t always capture, because I need someone to go out and ride across a sea of grass for the camera. Our hitch rack shootout has gotten me some visitors that have come out to the Colonel Steve Austin Test Bunker over the last couple of weeks […]

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Event Spotlight – Sugar Cayne Bike Fest 5/30/15

Another Sugar Cayne Bike Fest is going down this weekend and this year it’ll be up at Billerica BMX Track, in Massachusettes! The fest will host competitions for BMX, MTB, Cyclocross, Fat-Bikes, Strider/Balance Bikes (my favorite) for all ages and skill levels. The Billerica BMX Track is newly designed with fresh new features. Registration is from 9-11am. SCBF competitions start at […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Inspiration Wash

  Our long time amigo, Tom McDonald, is an award winning photographer and Fat-Biker from Southern California. This is a shot of Inspiration Wash near Borrego Springs. You should check out all of Tom’s work at The Doughboy Chronicles. We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Llanberis Quarry

Our newest Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and long time amigo, Jeff Price sent us another in long line of killer video’s from the UK. Jeff is awaiting the arrival of a MAXX Haraxdax that he’ll be reviewing for us, after he gets back from holiday with the fam. Here’s what JP had to say […]

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Interview with Dave Gray from Surly Bikes

In 2000, Dave Gray was hired as an industrial designer by, the original Surly gangster, Wakeman Massie. Dave was Surly’s second employee. He was hired along with Tommy HURL Everson, to help take Surly to the next level. He’s the designer of the Surly Pugsley and somewhere back in a hazy beer goggled memory, I heard that he was a […]

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Forth Fat Report

By Jeff Price   During the brief 19 months of owning my Mukluk, most of my rides have been solo with just the odd one being with fellow large-girth-tyre-lovers. So when details of the 2015 Forth Fat was announced a few months back I made a note in the diary. After loading the gear in […]

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PDW Kickstarter for the Fat Stevens Pump

This is what Eric Parsons from Revelate Designs said about the new PDW Fat Stevens on Facebook today. Our Friends at PDW are kickstarting their new massive fatbike pump. Check it out. Finally a practical fat bike accessory that will encourage riders to air down / air up for changing conditions instead of slogging it […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Arizona Winter

Todd Wright sent us this great shot from the valley of the sun, Phoenix Arizona! It sure doesn’t look like winter in Wisconsin! Most of the bike industry thinks that this sort of fat-biking doesn’t exist. They think fat-bikers are only interested in riding their fat-bikes in the snow, from December to March. Let’s help […]

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Trail Pump Shootout

Welcome to our very first shootout. A few years back, Sven put together a Fat-Bike 101 series and one of the articles dealt with pumps. Here’s a link – fat-bike-101-pumps. So here we are 2 years later and the Lezyne and Topeak, that were featured in the 101 article, are the two pumps that most of […]

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St. Pat Gets Fat

Here’s a nice story that all of us – from long beard to newbie – can appreciate. It’s a two part story from a reader named Pat that was born on St. Patrick’s day. It’s a story that Sven and I, often hear, when we talk to fat-bikers from all around the country and it never fails to […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Our amigo Nathan Long from over there in the Chippewa River Valley of Wisconsin sent us this psychedelic spring explosion of color that he entitled ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’. Nathan shot this at Northwest Park in Eau Claire, WI and you can see more of his work at www.longphotoandvideo.com Have a Great Weekend! Give me your […]

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Barfly Bags – Banana Hammock

By Michael McColgan   I’m a big fan of the Jones Loop bar, there’s one on my Krampus and my Pugsley.  And whenever I’m fortunate enough to abuse, I mean test, a new fatty I end up putting on that bike too, since I’d rather focus on the bike and not be distracted by “normal” […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Winterfest Fat-Bike Race

Scott and Aileen Frey are old friends of the site and Aileen has shared quite a few of her video’s, with us,  from the great state of Idaho! This clip was submitted by Aileen’s husband, Scott, a few weeks back and when I saw that it was from one of my favorite places on earth, I saved it […]

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Photo Gordo – Portal Trail, Moab, Utah

It doesn’t get any fatter than an Ice Cream Truck! Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, David Glover, looks like he’s hucking off a cliff in this week’s version of Foto Gordo! The Portal Trail in Moab is the rather infamous location for this weeks fat photo stoke. Long live long rides! Send us a Post […]

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Dirt Wizard – First Contact

Our pair of test Dirt Wizards arrived at the Fat-Bike.com – Colonel Steve Austin Memorial Test Bunker and Proving Grounds late this afternoon and all plans for launching the fat-bike.com mobile command center got put on hold…..because this is the tire that we’ve all been waiting for! You know the first thing that we do, […]

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Framed Alaskan Alloy Review

Framed Alaskan “Summer Kit” review by Michael McColgan   Editor’s Note: This is Michael’s dirt review of the Alaskan Alloy by Framed Bikes. Framed offers their Alaskan in both carbon and Aluminum and also offers packages that pair a Rock Shox Bluto with Maxxis Mammoth tires (for summer dirt) in addition to the stock winter set-up […]

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Surly Dirt Wizards – 29 x 3 – In the Wild

Editor’s Note  :  We shot the video above at interbike back in September of 2014. In a strange twist of fate, Eric Sovern (from the planet Surly) shows us both a Dirt Wizard and Surly’s five inch Knard in the video. The Knards are in stores now, and Dirt Wizards just went live on QBP.com […]

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If the Sock Fits….wear it!

By:  Andrea Cohen I am a sock connoisseur. Socks are important, good ones are essential for comfort and style. I go out of my way to try out new socks all the time. So I was stoked when a package from Gomez arrived at World of Bikes containing two pairs of socks from Fits. One […]

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California Fresh B+ Blingage from Retrotec

  Curtis from Retrotec sent me some shots of one of his latest hand made, custom builds rock’n the new B+ wheel size. This particular build was built to accommodate both 29r and 27.5 + wheels. Fox’s new B+ fork and a dropper post along with the brand new XTR 1 x 11 drive train round out the build. This […]

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Wheelie Wednesday – Wheelie Boyz

The Gangster of Fat-Bike Wheelies, Ruben Sevilla from Spain!   Where does your Fat-Bike Take You?   Share your hosted video with us and we’ll provide you with the virtual theater of the inter-webz, right here on Fat (dash) Bike (dot) com. Send a post card to gomez@fat-bike.com!

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First Look – Switchback Bike Bags

  In the echo of the fat-bike market exploding, there’s been an after-shock of small bag makers that have taken to their sewing machines to outfit the thousands of new bikes that have entered the market over the past couple of seasons. Even if you’ll never plan to take your bike on an overnight bike-packing trip, frame bags […]

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The Boo Review – An Alubooyah at Levis

Alubooyah Review: by Steve Meurett “Iron bamboo”-tam vong, as it’s known in Viet Nam where it’s sourced-perfectly suited and strong enough to yield excellent bike frames.  Who’d have thought?  Bamboo? Apparently bamboo has been used for many years as a frame material, but for myself, it’s a totally new beast.  More durable than carbon fiber, […]

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FRAMED! – Best Radio Promo Contest!

A few years back we ran a Pimp my Pugs contest, where we took the winner’s snow white pugs and made it blanca de blingy! That was back when there were only 4 or 5 fat-bikes to choose from, so for our spring contest, we’re going to turn the tables and pimp your parts with […]

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Product Spotlight – Big Fat Knards

Look what just came into the Colonel Steve Austin, Fat-Bike test labs nestled here in America’s Dairyland. The great and powerful Surly Knard, super-sized to a full 4.8 inches wide. This is a tire that spent considerable time in development, which makes their arrival to us all the more special! The photo above shows one […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Low Tide Tour

  Our amigo Jeff Price is back with a beach cruise that’s practically in his back yard! We’ll let Jeff tell you all about it! Since it’s been nearly 3 months since my last video I thought I’d take full advantage of the spring low tide and head for the beach 3 miles from home. With a […]

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