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Foto Gordo ♦ Under the Milky Way

Miriam Rasmussen sent us some amazing images of her adventures in Norway. The green tracer in the photo above, almost makes it look like her fat-bike is hopping down the road, all under a billion stars (give or take a hundred million). You can see more of Miriam’s work at miriamrasmussen.com Does your Fat-Bike lindy-hop or […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat 4-11-14

Well, the big news this week was the announcement of the RockShox Bluto along with arrival of several bikes designed to be used with front suspension. We’ll have a first hand look at it REALLY soon. In other front suspension news I (Sven) have one of the Snozocchi forks from Brad at Eriksen due to […]

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NEW! ♦ Borealis + Bluto = Echo! ♦ NEW!

We all knew Rock Shox was coming out with a front boinger, but what we didn’t know was that our Amigos at Borealis have been working with them on the development of their Senator Blutarski (Bluto) fat-suspension fork. I bet just about everybody will have something to say about Bluto. Today we get to talk […]

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HED’s Big Deal Carbon Rim Review

By : Jesse LaLonde I don’t recall a time in my life when the weather was ever an issue. In fact I tend to welcome the extreme with hungry lungs and an open mind. I’ll be the first to admit that this mentality can lead to a sink or swim situation but that’s the type […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Knik Glacier

I had the pleasure of meeting Randy Armstrong at the Frosty Bottom awards ceremony when I visited Anchorage in January. Randy is also a past winner of our photo contest from a couple of years back! He sent me a video that he put together about a ride that he’s been dreaming about. This is what […]

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First Look – Ventana’s El Gordo

From the moment that I laid eyes on Ventana’s new El Gordo fat bike, I knew that we had to find a way to test one of them. I first discovered Ventana way back in the 90′s when a friend of mine lived out in Sacramento, CA. I stumbled into a local bike shop and […]

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Chasing Winter – Part 2

….Continued from Part 1 A Fatbike Tale By : Eyk Deutschmann The night was long and cold in soaking wet blankets while the temperature dropped furthermore to 18°C below zero inside the tent. The following morning our two dear fellows were woken up by some startling orange light, a glowin´ fireball rising above horizon inflaming the […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Bikini Beach

Last Sunday the Bike Black Ribbon Society hosted a Bikini Beach Ride & Waxing Clinic up in Port Washington that turned into fun, times the power of grey skull! This is mi amigo nuevo, Dave, riding his Fatback over an ice bridge along the shores of Lago de Michoacan. We had a couple of hours […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 3/28/14

We can’t believe that March is coming to a close next week! This has been a winter season to remember! This weekend is the White Mountains 100. The one and only, Tupps Becker, will be sending us a race report, direct from the Alaskan Wilderness! Next week we continue Sven’s NAHBS reports and share a […]

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Chasing Winter – Part 1

A Fatbike Tale By : Eyk Deutschmann Once upon a time two splendid looking young fellows spent their lazy summer eves, hatching the utmost, astonishing plan. And this is their story: Both of the formidable lads had some utterly strange bicycles, which were meant to roll where nothing else, on our sweet little planet, could ever […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sugarbush

Things in the fat-bike video business must be pretty good up there in Canada’a Atlantic Maritime Provinces. Because frequent fat-bike video director, Shannon Burt, can now afford to hire two dogs to co-star along with his own bad self in this film from….no…. not Prince Edward Island…Shannon snuck across the bridge and shot this tree […]

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NEW – Jade Cycles Fat Rim & Hub

One of our readers sent me a shot of his Jade Cycles Ti Fat-bike last month. To get some background on the bike, I contacted the owner of Jade Cycles, Jim Degracia and found out that they had lots of new fat-bike goodies in the pipeline. Jade is located in Holland Michigan, right across the big […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat & Gallery 3/21/14 = SPRING!

Spring has Sprung…or at least that’s what is sez on the calendar. Spring means different things to different climates and regions. Spring means mud season in Wisconsin and that means that most established and monitored mountain bike trail systems are closed until the frost comes out of the ground. The gelatinous mud stew that accumulates […]

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UK Fat-Bike Championships Report

Battle on the Beach/UK Fat Bike Championships by Patrick Joscelyne Congratulations to George Budd and Fiona Wilson for winning the inaugural Surly UK Fat Bike Championships at the Battle on the Beach. George Budd (#28) leading the pack across the sand. Surly and their UK Distributor, Ison sponsored the UK Fat Bike Championships and reported to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Deo Episode 2

This is our Fourth video in a series, by our new tribe of correspondents, up along the Atlantic Coast of Canada. Deo and Shannon Burt are playing duelling (fat-bike) videos! This video was shot and edited by Deo and took place in and around Fredericton, New Brunswick. Enjoy another fat video tuesday from Canada’s Maritime Provinces! Where […]

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Jeff Gillmore – Fat-Bike Mechanic to the Stars

Mi amigo and pro pack slinger, Tupps Becker, gave me the idea to interview his homie, Jeff Gillmore. Between Josh Spice, Kevin Brietenbach and Tupper, I had come to know Jeff and the bikes that he wrenches for some of the biggest names in the Ultra Endurance Fat-Bike Racing. Stars like world record holders, Jeff […]

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Triple F ♦ Knik River

Doug Schutte sent us in this gorgeous photograph that he took on a ride up the Knik River near Palmer, AK. The week that I spent in Alaska this past January was incredibly enlightening and I know that we’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to learn and experience there. That’s why we […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat & Gallery 3/14/2014

St. Fatty’s weekend marks the half way point of ({[¡March Fatness!]}) for this year of our gnome, two thousand and fourteen. Last week saw the crowning of the winners of the 45 NRTH Great Lakes Fat Bike Race Series (Jorden Wakeley & Danielle Musto). The 9:Zero:7 Wisconsin Fat-Bike Race Series also awarded their series championship […]

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Fat Video Thursday?

Meet Deo….Deo’s is an adventure-wanderer of the Canadian Atlantic Coast. D’s also a photographer and film-maker that is new to fat-biking. He bought his new Norco fatty earlier this year and is completely loving it! His home base is the snow and ice capitol of Canada’s East Coast, Moncton NB. His travels take him to places that […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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Foto Gordo – Kiwi Sunrise (Double Feature!)

Our long time amigo Ant from the other side of the planet (New Zealand) is back to share a glimpse of his Southern Hemisphere haunts. Nothing says spring like autumn in New Zealand! You can’t tell in these shots, but Ant’s fat-bike is an XL original purple pug! This is what Antoine had to say […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 3-7-14

This week, many, in the cycling industry are over in Taiwan at the Taipei Bicycle show. It’s rumored that fat-bikes are ruling the show over there, which bodes very well for this year’s new fat-bike products that will make their US premier at interbike this coming September. This week, Jeff Oatley broke the Iditarod Trail […]

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Yeti-Fest 2014

Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]

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Fat Tuesday Video ♦ A Dog Named Detroit

Shannon Burt sent us in another film from Prince Edward Island. This winter has created peak riding conditions at PEI’s Winter River trail. This is a mid-week getaway ride after work for fat-riding Shannon. After hearing that heavy rains were coming by week’s end, Shannon along with 4 legged friend, Detroit, hit the trail and […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Endo Italiana

Andrea Collino grabbed some shots of his amigo, Ambro doing a fat front somersault near the “Raduno FAT BIKE Bikecafe” on Val Chisone (TO) Italy..near Sestriere. Don’t try this at home kids. Tomorrow’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Don’t you think it’s about time that you get out and enjoy some snow riding, before it […]

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Fatbike Frozen Forty recap

By – Michael McColgan   This past Valentine’s weekend, 200 fatbikers showed their love for snowy singletrack by converging on Elm Creek Park’s flowy trails for the Fatbike Frozen Forty, the sixth race in the eight race Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The faithful followers of this site have seen the articles on various trail groomers, […]

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Fat-Bike Nationals After Party and Sunday Group Ride

The Fat-Bike Nationals After Party Cable Wisconsin – March 8th – 7:00 pm The line-up of sponsors for the Fat-Bike.com, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is Specialized, 9 :Zero:7, Fatback, Borealis Fat Bikes, Boo Bicycles, 45NRTH, 1 Up USA racks, Paul Components, Twin Six and Angry Minnow Brewing. They have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds […]

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Fat Tuesday Video ♦ Old Mexico

Matt Whitehead sent us few of his video clips from his trips to baja. He used a custom fat-cargo bike to tote all of his gear and his surf board up and down the Baja Coastline. Fat-Biking and Surfing! You can check out more from Matt by visiting his blog at http://www.afewsketchymoments.com/.

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2014 ITI Leader Photos by Adam Miller

There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]

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Surly Pugsley Race @ Frostbike

Saturday night at Frostbike (FB), means one thing….The Surly Pug Race! This year featuring the 45NRTH snow lounge. Q somehow sculpted a danish modern living room, conversation pit, lounge, complete with sofas, tables and drink holders and then covered them with white shaggy upholstery….add in two raging pallet fires and twenty cases of beer and […]

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Fat-Bike Travel Case

A few of you have asked us about travel cases for your fatties. This makes perfect sense, because people take bike or ski trips all the time, so why not take a fat-bike trip to an incredible world class destinations like Anchorage? Well that’s where I happened across the only existing solution to putting your […]

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Frostbike 2014

Every February Quality Bicycle Products invites dealers and media representatives up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, world headquarters for Seminars, Social Activities and an Expo. For those of you, that are unfamiliar, Quality (QBP) is the parent company of brands like Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike is not open to the general public, so […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ The Hitching Post

Mono-syllabically known to cyclists everywhere as Bjorn, my gnomefest cousin (twice removed) Bjorn, took this shot at the Hitching post during the Arrowhead 135 last month. The Hitching Post’s neon and x-mas lights must look like a true northwoods oasis to riders braving sub-zero temps coming out of the inky darkness. What’s in your camera? […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Winter Flow from Norway

Snorre Mossing Sent us another great video from Norway featuring some roller coaster sections of trail near his home in Oslo. Here’s what Snorre had to share about his clip. I found fatbike gold, a little by accident – one of my favorite trails runs close to Tryvann Ski Resort, which is a bikepark in […]

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Event Spotlight – Winterbike (VT)

The Kingdom Trails, Mountain Bike Vermont and Le Grand Fat Tour have teamed up for a third annual celebration of fat-bike revelry. Winterbike is the grand finale of the five part Le Grand Fat Tour and will be the largest fat bike festival the Northeast has ever seen! This year the hot toddies will be hotter, the […]

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Fat Dillinger – Spy Shots!

Fat-Bike.com launched all drones and dispatched every asset available, to capture these spy shots of 45NRTH’s five inch Dillinger tire. This is the tire that BkB pilot, brother Jesse LaLonde, rode to victory in the Fatbike Frozen Forty today in Minnesota. The new ‘fattest of fat’ Dillinger is mounted to an I-9 /Hed Big Deal wheel […]

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Fat-Ti Week Foto Friday!

Our homie, RickyD, has ridden the hell out of this custom Ti Vertigo fatty since he built it up. He has a Lefty in addition to the Black Sheep truss fork, pictured above. We thought we’d end Fat-Ti Week with a bang and this bike is just what the doctor ordered, don’t you think? We […]

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