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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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Yeti-Fest (Two Reports in One)

By Steve Meurett and Evan Larsson The rookie and the race director.  Two essential partners to make any race a success.  You can’t have one without the other. The race boss dictates keeping the ducks in a row, “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed while the rookie brings unbounded enthusiasm to a race that could be […]

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Saturday Video!

Our amigo, Eric Parsons (from Revelate Designs) and some of his amigos took a trip on the ITI route, but the opposite direction that the racers were going. This is a cool little edit from that trip. If this doesn’t get your motor running, you might, just be wired wrong or have iron poor blood. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Iditirod Trail

Frank Janssens shot my amigo Morris during the ITI this year, with spectacular results! We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to feature fat-bikes from around the […]

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Salsa Anything Cage New vs. Old

ad   The folks up at Salsa sent Sven one of their new fangled plastic Anything Cages, but he doesn’t own a fork with braze-ons to accept cargo cages, so it fell to me. Come to think of it, Sven is testing one of those sassy Salsa Blackborrow’s that has the appropriately ventilated fork made […]

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REEB – Donk Review

Reebdonkadonk – By – Steve Meurett The days are getting ever so slightly longer, which also (usually) translates into more white on the ground here in the Midwest.  This “winter” has been anything but.  We’re teased with deep snow in November, lose it-gain it back, gone again, and just now, post holidays, we’re back riding ribbons […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Ice Cream in the Desert

  I think this is the official debut of the good work that our amigo David Glover has been sharing with us over the last couple of months! Glover works out at Moab Cyclery and sometimes at Keweenaw Adventure Company up in Copper Harbor, so he’s always surrounded by big slabs of fat-bike heaven! Happy Friday Amigos! […]

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2015 Fat Bike Birkie Video by Fresh Sights Digital Media

My old gnome-fest cousins Joe and Renee from Fresh Sights Digital Media were up at the Birkie National Championships with their drones and cameras and captured this grand and sweeping view of the largest fat-bike race that we know of….dare we say the largest fat-bike race in the world? Thanks for sharing this with us Joe & […]

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Did someone say STICKERS?

STICKERS! – (¡Pegatinas!) I’m what you might call a sticker whore…. When I go to trade shows, I collect stickers and then we find a way to give them out to our audience. Since the very beginning  – we’ve also made stickers and given them away to our readers and cool cats, that we’ve met along the […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Talkeetna Trio WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Last week was the Pugsley Fat-Bike World Championships, so in the year that we enjoyed two US National Fat-Bike Championships, it only makes perfectly logical sense that we should also enjoy two World Championships! This one is run by our amigos at Speedway Cycles and is Sponsored by Denali Brewing, so get ready for some […]

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Fat Bike Sandy – March 21st, 2015 – East Texas

Our Amigos from Chumba USA are hosting the first fat-bike race Texas has ever seen! Benefiting: Sam Houston Trails Coalition and Erik’s Ride: Racing the Tour Divide for the Gift of Hearing Event details can be found on the Facebook Event Page (facebook.com/events/855121037873871/?fref=ts) or contact us at fatbikesandy@gmail.com for more info. To sign up visit: bikereg.com/the-fatbike-sandy […]

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NAHBS 2015 – Louisville Kentucky

The North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show is sort of like ‘Fashion Week’ for bicycles. All of the newest and wildest, bike couture assemble in one exhibit hall and work the cat-walk like the supermodels of the two wheeled fashion universe. There’s something for every sort of bike-nut at the show, from outlandish modernity to stodgy old […]

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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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