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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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Sram has Good News for One x 10/11 Users!

NEW SRAM X-SYNC™ DIRECT MOUNT CHAIN RINGS A DIRECT MOUNT UPGRADE WITH A RANGE OF GEAR OPTIONS FOR EVERY STYLE OF RIDING: 26T – 40T Make SRAM 1x™ even better with the simplicity of the new SRAM X-SYNC™ Direct Mount chain ring. Engineered in Germany, the new Direct Mount rings bring lighter weight and greater […]

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Singletrack Give Back

  Editor’s Note : One of our long time, amigos, Shawne Camp sent us a story that reminds us that the holidays are about giving and that no child should go unremembered by Santa on Christmas morning. I think we should add a Toy Drive to Global Fat-Bike Day next year and make kids happy […]

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New Series – The Chamonix Diaries by Geoff Harper

Editor’s Note : Our amigo Geoff Harper is an experienced mountain biker from Colorado, he’s currently in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley, in the middle of the French Alps, to ride his 9:Zero:7 Whiteout. He’ll be sending us reports of his adventures periodically over the winter season. ~gomez~ Chapter 1 – STEEP!! VERY BLOODY STEEP!! Entering the Chamonix […]

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FATuesday Video ♦ The Return of Deo with Big Ed

  The Atlantic Coast Fat-Bike Mafia is alive and well. Our old amigo Deo has a new Scott Big Ed and can wheelie with the best! You’ll be seeing more of Deo’s clips here on Fat (video) Tuesday over the winter. Deo’s agreed to make us a monthly special edit! Body of Work (Video!) If you’d like […]

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Fatboy Expert ~ Ridden for a Month (of Sundays)

  The Specialized Fatboy Expert, that is the star of this review, was all lined up for Angry Andy to test, but just when it arrived, he herniated a disc in his back, skateboarding. So the task fell to me (and Julio) down by the school yard. The Fatboy is very similar to the bike […]

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With all of the new fat-bike owners facing their first winter, we thought that we’d put a little X-Mas wish list to help the folks that are shopping for the fat-biker on their list. We asked our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots what they wanted to find under the tree for themselves and the list is pretty […]

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First Look ♦ Framed Alaskan Alloy

  By Michael McColgan When I found out I was going to be testing the new Framed Alaskan, I was pretty excited.  There’s been a lot of rumblings on the interwebs about Framed lately so I was pretty stoked to hop on one to see if the hoopla is justified. Right out of the box, […]

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Small Bizz Faturday! Snow Yeti T-Shirt Fund Raiser!

It’s Small Business Saturday and we’ve got something that will make a cool gift for the fat-biker in your life! Check out our new Snow Yeti t-shirt designed by our amigo Chris Daisy from Zion Cyclery! The shirt comes with either long or short sleeves in a Snow White or Storm Gray -pre-shrunk 100% combed ringspun cotton T-shirt (with removable […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Burton Beach

A great video from one of my favorite videographers. This was shot over 4 years ago along Burton Beach in Kodiak Alaska. These are some of the first Fatback bikes that I ever saw, back then. If you look close you’ll see an old spider tire, getting some miles on the beach. The beaches in this […]

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Specialized Kid’s 20″ and 24″ Fatboy

Specialized has what every kid wants to see under the x-mas tree this year! The Fatboy 20 and the Fatboy 24! The kid’s Fatboys will be headed to bike shop showrooms, the first week of December. This is a well appointed enthusiast’s level build in a pint size package! Junior gets bad ass Ground Control tires and […]

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45NRTH Introduces the Sturmfist Line of Winter Gloves

In the video above we caught up with David Gabrys from 45NRTH at Interbike to get a preview of the new Sturmfist 4 and Sturmfist 5 winter gloves. David explains the construction and features that 45NRTH has developed over the past 2 years in an effort to offer the best winter glove for winter cycling […]

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Wolftooth GC42 – Five Month Check-Up

Way back in June (2014), I shared the installation of a Wolftooth GC42 on our Surly Krampus (Silver). It’s five months down the trail and I wanted to share how the Wolftooth conversion worked out over the long(er) haul. The GC42 has been absolutely trouble free over the course of the last five months of riding. […]

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