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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Autumnal Krampus

  Mike Beganyi took his Krampus out to his local woods in Burlington, VT on its maiden voyage. Mike captured himself riding his new Surly with a GoPro Hero3 Silver on a ultrapod set to fire every half second. You can see more of Mike’s incredible photographs at www.littlecirclesvt.com Let us capture your soul! In the spirit […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day ♦ December 6th, 2014

Two years, ago a couple of very clever Brits came up with an idea for a grass roots – worldwide – fat-bike holiday, that would bring the fat-bike community together, like nothing we’ve ever seen before or since! December 6th, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ Log Jam

Here’s a clip of local wonder, Pat Smage, showing off some bike handling skillz on his old school Salsa Mukluk. Pat’s a six-time AMA/NATC Trials National Champion and in 2007, he was named AMA Sports Athlete of the Year – the youngest rider to ever receive that title. It’s little wonder that Pat called this […]

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Ask SURLY

The casting department down at the home office of Fat-Bike Entertainment in Freeland, Indiana asked us to post this notice about this week’s radio interview of Los Hombres de SURLY bikes on the Weekly Dose of Fat Show. It seems that an undisclosed number of representatives of the The Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ, may or may not, […]

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Foes Racing – Fat Prototype

  I talked with Daniel Burt from Foes Racing about their new Fat-Bike Prototype that they showed at the Kamikaze Games out in Mammoth. He told me that they’re not calling this a fat-bike as much as they envision it as a mountain bike. It’s starting to become a common theme that we’re hearing as we start to talk […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ September Welsh Bivvy

I’d like to nominate Jeff Price as our Correspondent from Wales…do I hear a second to that nomination? We’ve been featuring videos from Jeff over the last few weeks and this is the third monthly bivvy that Jeff has filmed. He shared the following about the trip. As the weekend was approaching, I kept an eye […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Costa Rica!

Our old amigo from Costa Rica, Will Muecke sent us a shot of his Borealis Yampa on Playa Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. They’re in their rainy season down in Costa Rica and the shot was taken  after the late-day thunderstorms rolled through and left the sky boiling with heavy clouds, last weekend. My […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Snow Epic Switzerland

  The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter bike fest, a fat-bike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Participants can compete in 5 events over 3 days, each with its own distinct character. visit  http://www.snow-epic.com/ for all the details The Best Fat-Bike Event Calendar on the […]

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Framed Bikes Mini-Sota 24″ – Fat 4 Junior

  We shared the 2015 Framed Bikes line with you back in August. Included in that line was something relatively new to the fat-bike landscape…..the kid’s fatty. The Framed Bikes Mini-sota is a 24″ wheeled – tiny replica of mom or dad’s entry level fat-bike. This is a bike that should sell on the floor of […]

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Dog Days of Summer Winners!

…..and the Winners are… We had the winners on our radio show earlier today, but we wanted to give them their own post to show off their entries into our Dog Days of Summer Photo/Video/Secret Word Contest. The winner of the Video Prize Package is Tom Miller and his border collie Mishchka. Tom won everything pictured below. […]

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A Pugsley in Poland!

Our post last week about Polish fat-biker Norbert Jędrzejczyk, inspired Jarek Chincz to send me a shot of his Pugsley on the beach of the Baltic Sea, from Poland. I asked Jarek to fill us in a little bit about the riding in his area and he replied with this great story of how he got […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ August Welsh Bivvy

Last week we introduced you to Jeff ‘summittoppler’ Price and his once a month bivvy-quest. Well this week we’re sharing the August version of his year of monthly bivvys! Here’s what Jeff had to say about his fatventure! The weekends were filling up fast with things going on so it was time for me to […]

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Interbike V 4.0

Here’s the final foto-dump from Interbike 2014. Our video interviews, from the show, will keep you entertained for days to come. Then we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming and maybe get back to what’s really important about fat-biking……the Ride! But while everything is fresh in our minds…..here’s the hardware that we saw on day four of the show. […]

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Interbike V 3.0

Well we’re on day three, so I made this V3.0, but you could easily call this In and Out Fat hump day Interbike dirty demo dance….enjoy the fatness, kids! Stay Tuned for more Interbike Coverage and Viideos!  

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Interbike Outdoor Demo Day 1

Sven and I took the red eye to Vegas and hit the ground running! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with nearly instantaneous coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the outdoor […]

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2015 – KHS – 4 Season Fat Bike Line Up

KHS introduced their 2015 line of fat bikes at Eurobike. KHS calls their family of fat bikes the 4 season, which is sort of cool, considering how Sven and I have preached the gospel of year round fat-bike fun, forever! We even had that conversation with, Wen Hsieh, President of KHS, at interbike a few years […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Fat Bling

Take a look at this exotic trio of fatness that our amigos, RickyD and photographer Noy gathered together at  Douthat State Park in Virginia, this Spring. JR’s Lynskey, Ricky’s Vertigo and Noy’s Graham are all beautiful examples of American made Fat-Bling! Noy sent me a couple of additional shots to share the ‘east coast’ fatness with y’all. Ricky and Noy are long time members of […]

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Soma Fabrications – Fat Prototype

I talked to Evan Baird from Soma Fabrications last week about Soma’s new steel prototype pictured above. Soma’s been making steel bikes for years. My amigo Julio has a Soma twenty-six inch singlespeed lurking in the rafters of his garage…..or maybe it’s bolted to the extra-cycle I sold him. The new Soma frame will feature Tange Infinity tubing and have […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tal y Fan

Jeff Price started out the year by promising himself a bivvy every month for this year of  the gnome (2014). Jeff emailed me and asked, “why not check out my fat-bike videos?” So I did just that and found fat gold in the hilly countryside of Wales! I asked Jeff to tell us a bit about […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Funny Fat Festival (Italia)

  We welcome you, once again, to the International House of Fat-Bikes! This week we have an event spotlight for the Miss Grape – Funny Fat Festival in and around Livigno in the Italian Alps. The fun includes night rides, an overnight bivvy and the incredible sights, sounds and smells of the Alps! Click the […]

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Please Welcome Olov Stenlund!

We’d like to introduce Olov Stenlund – Swedish fat biker, and the newest columnist at fat dash bike dot com. Olov lives and rides, Swedish Lapland and is an established blogger, podcast’r and adventurer! We look forward to Olov sharing his fatventures with all of us! ~gomez~   Sweden. The fifth largest country in Europe by area. Located […]

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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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