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Event Spotlight ♦ Pugsley World Championships

  Wanna know where Sven and I might rather be this weekend? PWC in Decorah is where all the action is… Click the flyer to find out all of the details that can be explained and then get ready for some old school, fat-bike FUN! Send us a race Flyer! Register your Race. Festival, Demo or Group […]

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Product Spotlight – Alubooyah 2015

  By Steve Meurett Bamboo? Seriously? Yes, I’d seen a smattering of Boo bikes on the web and was aware there must be something to them, considering the company managed to scoop up Adam Blake- (all things fat-bike) sage and consummate, cycling guru.   Not just bamboo, but tam vong bamboo- “iron bamboo” which is particularly […]

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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Newfoundland Sploosh

  Malcom Simpson sent us this great capture taken while he was crossing some open water on the trail to Witless Bay up there in Newfoundland Canada. You can read more about his fatventures on his blog. We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to […]

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Fattest Frostbike Ever!

  Every February Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) invites their dealers and media-volken, like Sven & I, up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters for Social Activities, Seminars and an Expo. It’s an event where ‘historically‘ some of their brands, have  launched new product. QBP is the parent company of brands like Salsa, Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike […]

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Foto Gordo – Fat-Bike Friday

  Not every fat-bike adventure involves racing or getting fat air off’a boot’r or even singletrack. Next time it snows, just ride down your driveway and go play bikes, like we all did when we were kids. Take along the dog, or teach your kids how to play bikes…..or bikes and sleds! This week’s foto stoke comes […]

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USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships – Race Report

    When USA Cycling announced the first sanctioned Fat Bike National Championship, Sven and I decided that we would send someone there to cover the event, because it’s a significant milestone for fat-bike racing. We try to bring the coolest and most interesting fat-bike news, reviews, culture and events to our readers and both […]

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FAT TUESDAY VIDEO! ♦ Pat Smage – Out West Edit

Pat Smage is a Geneva Lakes Homie and a Fatback Ambassador! Oh and did we mention, seven time AMA Moto Trials National Champion! So for Fat Tuesday we’re going to humbley suggest ~  Laissez les bons temps rouler! (and Read what Pat shared about his edit!) This video showcases my first couple weeks on the […]

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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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Photo Gordo ♦ Beach Spiral

Our amigo Jason from the UK took this hypnotic shot of his fatty out on the sand. I wonder where his footprints are? You can see more of Jason’s photos at www.flickr.com/jason-l Share Your Local Stoke! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders that haven’t discovered the pure unbridled […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) ♦ Fraser’s Custom Ti Fatty

  Fraser Kennedy lives in Hampshire, England about 30 miles southwest of London. The rolling hills of southern England might not be very big, but with a network of ancient paths and trails often through ancient woodland there’s no shortage of great riding right on his doorstep and Fraser can ride the 50 miles to the […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Montana Beach

  Mark Christensen sent us some great shots of his girlfriend, Amber Steed, riding her fat-bike on the north beach of Flathead Lake in Kalispell, Montana. I can’t get enough of winter beach riding! How ’bout you? Share Your Local Beach! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders […]

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Otis Gets Pimped (Part One) #otisgetspimped

As some of you might remember, I have a bike named, Otis, that just recently celebrated its first birthday! Back around x-mas time we ran a long term review of Otis where we mentioned that we’ve been working on a little project to upgrade Otis’s wardrobe. We code named this operation #otisgetspimped. In other words, we’re going to take […]

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Wanderlust Monida Insulated Bag

  I’ve been lucky enough to test some of the best bike bags made, over the last few years, but this is the first time that I’ve laid my grubby paws onto a bag made by Wanderlust. About six weeks ago, Paul fom Wanderlust sent us one of their Monida Insulated Bags, for testing, just in time for […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Yeti-Fest ♦ 2/28/15

  One of our favorite trail systems in Wisconsin is hosting one of our favorite events! Long time amigo and Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Steve Meurett, is your host for all things fat-bike fun at Yeti-Fest – February 28th, 2015. You can get more information by clicking on the race flyer or visit www.yeti-fest.com! Send us […]

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First Look – Specialized Fatboy SL

2015 Fatboy SL Complete size medium bike weight:  approx. 24 lbs w/ Stan’s (I believe it was 24.1 lbs) Same frame as the other Fatboy models, but with the following modifications: 27.2mm seat post-compatible seat tube (instead of 30.9) Dedicated 1x drivetrain (removed the welded direct mount FD mount that’s on the other models) Anodized […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Register Now!

It’s snowing in Hayward, and it’s getting that much closer to the Fat Bike Birkie! The next fee deadline is also coming up on February 1. They’re at just over 600 participants already signed up and with a cap of 750 this year, it looks like it’s going to sell out soon. If you haven’t signed […]

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BOOLOSSAL – First Look!

    Our amigo, Adam Blake, from Boo Bicycles, came out to the Fat-Bike ranch to visit us on our radio show and give us a sneak peak of the new Boolossal. Adam and I have been talking about the Boolossal for the last six months, so when he built up their  first production bike, he […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Downhill Fast

  The rider is Chaisson Sisson. He’s a 12 year old riding an 11nine DH Hemicyon (150mm travel). Chaisson is an 11nine Factory Rider sponsored by Kali Protectives. He’s racing Sport Beginner in the Downhill Race at the Southridge USA 2015 – KMC Chain Winter Race Series in Fontana, California Photo by Marcelo Riveros – www.stillmrgphotography.com Spread the Stoke! Send us your photos or […]

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45NRTH Sturmfist Review

  By Andy Oleson Christmas came a little early this year in the form of some sweet 45NRTH Gloves showing up on my door step.  I knew they were heading my way, but just like a kid at Christmas I tore the box open to check out the contents.  To my surprise two pairs of […]

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NEW! Revelate Designs ♦ Powerline Hoodie

Our amigo Eric from Revelate Designs has just introduced their first foray into cycling apparel. This is something that Eric has developed and tested for his own personal use. He likes his Powerline Hoodie, so much, he partnered with a clothing manufacturer and is offering them for sale in Revelate’s online store. Eric shared a […]

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Photo Gordo ♦ Ursa Major

Our amigos from Chumba USA sent us a nice shot of their new titanium fatty that they call the Ursa Major to send you all off on your weekend of fat-bike funski’s Share Your Local Stoke! Send us your photos or hosted video so we can send that stoke to riders that haven’t discovered the pure […]

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RaceFace Atlas Pedal – Long Term Review

  Seven Months ago, I threaded a set of RaceFace Atlas platform pedals onto my Fatback, and it’s probably time to check in and show how they’re holding up! I introduced the RF Atlas pedals in a Product Spotlight back in May 2014. I ride flats all year long and I’ve been kind of spoiled for the last few […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Talbot Lake

Our long-lost amigo, FatBikeMike, took a shot that’s sure to set your stoke-phaser to FUN! Here’s the story behind this incredible image! We’ve had a bizarre winter here in Jasper (Jasper National Park, Alberta), snow was late followed by 3 feet of it all at once. Then the big freeze came, -40 for a week! After we dug […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Sierra Sunrise

Our long time amigo, Tom Mcdonald, is an award winning photographer and Fat-Biker from Southern California. This is a shot of the Long Valley Caldera and the escarpment of the Sherwin Range where Tom spends much of his time exploring and capturing some incredible images. Tom’s blog has the whole story of this and many other trips. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Snowy North Wales

  Our man in Wales, Jeff Price sent in his latest bivy-quest with a distinct winter flair. This is what Jeff had to share with us about the clip. As snowfall in Wales can usually be confined to the mountain summits, when it gets down low I had to make the most of it. So […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ The Snowball Special

(click the race flyer to go to the event web-page) The first annual Snowball Fat Bike Race on the Sun Valley Nordic Trails! The “Snowball Special” was the name of the Union Pacific Railroad’s ski train which carried skiers from stops in Southern California to beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1958 to 1972.  Many LA […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Noy-Stoke!

  Foto Gordo veteran, Noy, sent us this study of fat-bike form, en sillouette. (Rider – Roberto on a Lynskey Stratus). Along with your weekly dose of fat, we like to make sure you start your weekend with your stoke switch set to FUN! Let’s all head out and enjoy some sweet fat-ventures! Drop us a line and share your local radness! Send those cards and […]

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FATuesday VIDEO ♦ Cider Shortbread & Fatbike Shennanigans

The Godfather of Beach Riding, Bruce Mathieson, sent us one of his excellent video clips to share. Bruce presents this film as a joint effort, created with his amigos Brian and Craig.   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, […]

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Snow Dance Contest!

We’re in the need of some snow in our neck of the woods, so we’re going to crank up the old fat dash bike dot com contest generator and send out an all points bulletin for all of our readers to put together an entry to win a prize package that can only be referred to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Deo

Our man Deo is back with a session clip from Hopewell Rocks on the Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick, Canada. He stopped just to take some photos, but then this happened! Reach Out! Deo started sending us videos and as we got to know each other’s work we set him up with a monthly slot to […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Cholo y la Bici Gorda

  Dave Clark sent us this great shot of his Lab, Cholo and his Mukluk from Canmore Alberta! This is what Dave shared about his shot. This is my riding buddy Cholo and my Muk Luk. I have ridden winters, for over thirty years and have never enjoyed it as much as with this bike. […]

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FaTuesday Bonus Video ♦ Fat Free

We just received our Rocky Mountain Blizzard for long term testing, so when I saw that Andreas from RM had gotten his freeride amigos, Brett, Wade and Gulley together to make a fat-bike edit, we just had to share it! This is what they shared about Fat Free! We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ thx

I saw this video, from Mike Curiak, that our Amigo Eric Parsons had put on the Revelate Designs page on FaceBook. Mike is a very talented photographer, and rider that also runs a wheel building company called lacemine29.com. Mike also posted some still photos along with the video on his blog. This is some especially great work by […]

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New Kenda Juggernaut Tires – First Look!

  We received both sizes of the new Kenda Juggernaut Fat-Bike Tires late, last week. Our test tires are the Pro-Level 120TPI folding bead Juggernauts. Juggernauts are also being offered in a Sport/60tpi wire bead and Sport-Folding/60tpi foldin bead. We always start our evaluation process by weighing the tires on our Park Tool Digital Scale and […]

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REEBadonkadonk – A First Look

 Editor’s Note : Our amigo Steve is a long time gear tester, race promoter and is the poster child for what we call, ‘a cool dude in loose mood’ around the campfire circle. Steve’s always lended a helping hand at rad events like Gnome-Fest. He’s been running a really fun fat-bike race called Yeti-Fest for the last […]

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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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