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Product Spotlight – Wolftooth Singletrack Pogies

You may remember Brendan Moore from our coverage of the Fat Bike Birkie over the last few years. Brendan is one of the fastest racers in the Men’s elite fat-bike rodeo circuit! Brendan showed Sven and I these new Singletrack Pogies after Interbike and then shared this nice little video (above) that introduces the features of […]

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Gracias Amigos!

From all of us here at Happy Thanksgiving! From all of our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots, Radio Show Staff, that rascal, Sven and your uncle gomez – We’d like to thank all of our family, friends, readers and sponsors for filling our lives with so much incredible fun on bikes! GROUP HUG! 1 – […]

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Wheelie Wednesday from Hungary!

We waxed Wallpaper Wednesday in favor of Wheelie Wednesday this week! Our facebook amigo, Brigi Öcsi sent me scads of clips that he’s recorded of he and his buds, riding in Hungary. I thought this was an appropriate representation of fat bike funskies – ala wheelie wednesday to kick off everyone’s Holidays! Right here in America’s Dairyland, we’re […]

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Bontrager Ride Gear – The test begins

  Editor’s Note : Winnebago County Super Model and Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot Scott Peterson will be testing an array of technical cycling garments from our amigos at Bontrager. This is his introduction to the new Bontrager cycling wardrobe that he’ll be sporting through the worst El Niño since ’97, according to my facebook friends and […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Winter in Wales

  Jeff Price took advantage of the premier edition of the epic meteorological phenomena of an autumnal snowstorm in North Wales. Jeff had the wherewithal to film the entire synchronous conflagration and produced a short edit to share. Jeff is a Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot over in the UK and a groovy dancer. One of the […]

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First Look – Reid Cycles – Zeus

By :  Euan Pennington Anyone who rides a fatbike will know there is huge interest out there surrounding these bikes, but in a strange twist of fate, not everyone has an unlimited bike budget.  Apparently there are those who squander their hard earned on fripperies such as mortgages, rent, food and children, and to these […]

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Product Spotlight – Heller Bloodhound!

Sven and I have been threatening to launch Fat-Bike TV for quite some time and this is our first episode! We introduce you to the Heller Bloodhound, as we prepare to hand this bike off to Lt. Evan LarSSon for testing and review, over the coming weeks! The Bloodhound is a really sharp looking bike that […]

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Product Spotlight – Ritchey Commando

Ever since Sven first reported about Tom Ritchey bringing back the Commando in the form of a steel 4″ fat-bike at NAHBS two years ago, I’ve wanted to get a chance to ride one. Ritchey is a legend and has been making mountain bikes for longer than I’ve been riding. Some of my earliest memories of […]

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Advocate Cycles – Watchman – Review

  Last July I hit the road for 3 weeks out to Colorado and Utah with one of the very first Advocate Cycles Watchman Fat Bikes. The bike that I tested is actually, Advocate Cycles’ founder, Tim Krueger’s personal fatty. We introduced the Watchman back in June and you can check that article for all […]

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Foto Gordo – Trick or Treat!

Our amigo Evan sent us a picture of his old dirt jump bud, Conor, tearing it up on a Framed Alaskan that he had borrowed from a friend. When I asked Evan if he landed the jump, he replied, “Yes indeed, this kid can rip. I know Conor from when we both started jumping the big stuff, […]

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Foto Gordo – Wednesday Looks Stumped

This week’s Friday foto stoke is a Wednesday, out on Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island State Park in the Bee Hive State. You may notice that this is Wednesday before any decals or badges got tattoo’d on the bike’s smooth robin’s egg blue finish. Fat-bikes take us to wild and desolate places…..sometimes, surprisingly close to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – DEO Returns

  Our amigo from the Atlantic, Deo, is back with a video that starts out nice and slow, but totally kicks into gear, right along with the soundtrack! We like to say, “Fat-Bikes and Lighthouses are like peas and carrots.” Get ready for two helpings of both! Join the Global Fat-Bike Revolution! Send us some rad […]

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Foto Gordo – Dave’s Trail

Our Friday Stoke was broke, so we ended up posting this up during Saturday Morning Cartoons. Hopefully you’re enjoying a good cup of coffee and looking to spend some quality time visiting the great outdoors this weekend! Our ‘Man in Moab’, Glover, rested his I-Phone on his pack and then sent his Ice Cream Truck off some […]

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Quiring Triple B – Complete Build

  It all started when we first got a glimpse of Vee Tire Co’s 2XL Monster Fat 5.05 inch tire last winter. The tire that launched the dream of designing and hand fabricating the biggest…fattest…… “Monster-Fat” bike of the current, modern, cycling world. Yes…..dare I say? The fattest fat-bike in the (blankity-blank) WORLD! We previewed the […]

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Foto Gordo – Big Fat Hurt

Joshua Macpherson sent us a shot from the mapping stage of the Big Fat Hurt. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia. This is our way of suggesting that, “it’s not too late to load your bike and some gear and go explore the great outdoors this weekend!”  Friday Fat-Bike Stoke…….Engaged. […]

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Product Spotlight – Framed Wolftrax

By Dave Krueger It arrived under a clear night sky and a blood moon. It’s a Framed Wolftrax! The folks at Framed have lent us a brand spanking new Wolftrax to put through it’s paces over the next few weeks. We’ve had the Wolftrax for about a week and have already put over 90 good miles […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Icelario

Our long lost amigo, Erik Ross, follows up his Wallpaper Waterfall Wednesday post with a sweet video that features footage from both Iceland and Ontario, thus we get Ontaland….or perhaps Icelario? Here’s what Erik shared about this week’s Fat (video) Tuesday. Anything with trees is Ontario. I was too caught up in the actual rides in […]

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Bucksaw Goes Electric

By :  Jason Mead The Fatbike category has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years. Once used solely for winter applications, the Fatbike has expanded its reach to touring, big box stores, and everyday trail riding. New technologies emerge for this category seemingly overnight and trickle into other categories. To see just […]

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Fat (vídeo) Terça-feira – Brasil!

FatBike in Floripa, Brazil: Sand’n’Fatty by Jonatha Jünge – Six months ago, after a meeting on trails maintenance with local bikers, Normando Pereira took the floor to address the group. I am not sure if the high consumption of the local Ales made by the bike shop owner influenced the emotional tone of his […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – The Final Showdown

Here’s the moment that we’ve all been waiting for….the Hitch Rack Shootout – by the numbers! First we’ll see how our 4 testers rated eack rack for quality of Construction. Looks like the 1 Up wins this category, but the yakima held up pretty well against the more expensive Saris. Next up is Stability with […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Küat NV

Our video of bikes being loaded on the Küat NV , stars our long time amigo and fellow hoosier, #Juliodotcom. It only makes sense, because the Kuat rack that we all tested, is his personal rack that he has owned for the last 4 years. Julio wrote a review of the Küat NV back in 2011 […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Saris Freedom Superclamp 2

Sven and I present our 3rd video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the Saris Freedom Superclamp, for the Fat Hitch Rack Shootout. All of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. As you may have gathered, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our 4 […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – Yakima TwoTimer

Sven and I shot this I-Phone video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the second test subject, in our Fat Hitch Rack Shootout, All of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. Of course, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our 4 racks stacked up […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Pink Dress?

Ahhh the french! Put on that pretty pink dress and get rad, Monsieur! is a discussion forum for French fat-bikers and they’re the cats behind this clip. Fat-Bikes are a world wide, four season, fun factory! Punch in – kick back – get rad! Do you put your time in at the Fat-Bike Fun Factory? […]

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Hitch Rack Shootout – 1Up USA

  Sven and I took some time lapse video of the assembly and mounting bikes on the first contestant in our Fat Hitch Rack Shootout and all of our testers have chimed in with their impressions of how each rack performed. Of course, this is all leading up to Saturday, when we reveal how each of our […]

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The Fat-Bike Hitch Rack Shootout Intro

Way back in February of this year, Sven and I attended Frostbike up at the QBP Mother-ship in MPLS and it was there that we came up with the idea for a hitch rack shootout. We saw some new racks at Frostbike from very familiar brand names. Saris and Yakima entered the fat-rack market and […]

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