Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 81 – Friday, November 20th 2015 Today special guest Chris Sulfrian Cycles calls in from Reeb to talk about their new, wider Donkadonk. Sven and Gomez, along with JK Livin’, are in the studio with the Weekly Dose of Fat and take calls from listeners. Fat-Bike Radio, and […]
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Our Fatbassador, Travis from Anchorage, sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot from Far North Bicentennial Park (Campbell Tract). Travis tells us that it’s a great multiuse trail system in town that is very popular with the Fat crowd. On this ride he counted 23 other fat bikes out on the trails! The park has a mix […]
Bruce sent in this mini-review of the Becker Sewing and Design Beerpacking Bag for your perusal. Tupp Becker at Becker Sewing and Design recently began offering a new and unique bag to round out your bikepacking setup, dubbed the “Beerpacking Bag.” The Beerpacker takes advantage of the often unused real estate on the underside of the […]
A couple of years back Gomez had an opportunity to check out the Brooks Cambium C17 and Brooks recently offered us a chance to check out the narrower profile C15 so, being a guy who prefers narrower saddles, I decided to stick my rump on this one. Just a bit about the saddles that I […]
Fat Camp Podcast #8 – Ken and Andy Talk Tech and Getting Your Fat-bike Ready for Winter Tis the season in the northern reaches of the northern hemisphere to dream about riding on snow. What we do: General bike maintenance Lube everything you can to avoid galvanic corrosion and frozen bolts/parts BB and crank Seatpost […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 80 – Friday, November 13th, 2015 Our special guest this week is Erik Noren from Peacock Groove to talk about his new 24” fat-bike company, Cake Bicycles. Sven and Gomez, along with JK Livin and in-studio guest Evan Larsson, bring you this week’s show. Beware! Fat-Bike Radio, […]
Our buddy at Gates, Paul Tolme, pinged us with a couple of pix of a new Rohloff-equipped fat-bike from Scottish manufacturer Shand called the Tumshie. (I didn’t know what a Tumshie is but thanks to the Interwebs I learned that it is a Scottish word for Turnip!) I sent a note to Shand and got back […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes from Kurt and who lives in a small town called Piteå in northern Sweden. He and his partner and like to ride Fat-Bikes. Here is an image of his 9:Zero:7 from one of their bike tours. Check out Kurt’s photo blog at kurtlundberg.se This one worked best in its native […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 79 – Friday, November 6th, 2015 – Special Guest Anthony Cupaiuolo Sven, Gomez and JK Livin’ bring you today’s show with special guest Anthony Cupaiuolo from First Tracks Productions to talk about his upcoming fat-bike film, Off the Beaten Path. Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 78 – Friday, October 30th, 2015 Sven and Gomez welcome Special Guest Kathi Merchant from the ITI, plus the Big Fat Ride and Expo in Anchorage, AK. Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Check out all of Surly’s bicycle doo-dads at […]
Kaleidopete took advantage of the low condition at the Northern New Jersey Reservoir by taking a ride on his first year Farley fatty. Muddy, rocky, smelly, fun! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x […]
ED – Since we haven’t been able to secure one of Pivot’s LES Fats for extended testing, I was keeping my eyes open for one of our readers who has one and Mike from down Illinois way obliged with the short story below. Mike rides fat-bikes all year long spending his time riding/exploring trails in NW […]
In the seventh installment of Fat Camp Ken and Andy Talk fat-bike and plus bike tech with 4 Trek honchos, Alex Applegate, brand manager for Bontrager hardgoods, Travis Ott, MTB brand manager, MTB engineer, Ted Alsop, and Travis Brown who you may know as an Olympian and an MTB Hall of Famer among many other accomplishments as […]
Pat & Gabrielle on their way to a 1st place at the Pedal the Prairie. Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number #77 – Friday, October 23rd, 2015 – Special Guest Ben Popp from the Fat-bike Birkie and Shawne Camp talks about doing a Toys for Tots Drive for Global Fat-bike Day. Welcome to the Weekly Dose of Fat […]
Mathieu sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo of a 2013 Pugsley during a Harvest ride at Compton, Quebec. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x 1440 (4:3) 1920 x 1200 1920 […]
Patrick sent in this report about the Ventana El Gran Jefe Tandem Fat-bike that Alex at MTB Tandems built for he and his wife Gabrielle. 95% of my cycling is on a tandem with my wife. We’ve been wanting to extend our cycling season into winter here in Iowa so we’ve been watching all the fat […]
Uncle Gomez got his hands on what we believe is the first production version of the new Rever MTN1 mechanical disc brakes in the US! (We expect to see the retail shipment very soon!) Before we sent the MTN1s to our Alaskan testing partner and ITI champion, Kevin Breitenbach, up there in Fairbanks, AK I […]
Here is a taste of things to come! Robert Hood shot this photo of his wife riding their homemade fat-bike trail in Auburn, Wyoming last January. Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 76 – Friday, October 16th, 2015 Join Sven, Gomez and JK Livin’ for today’s show with special guest, and ITI champion, Kevin […]
Fat-bike Radio color man, Mr’ J.K Livin’, brings us this story about his journey to the frame bag of his dreams, hand made by Andrew the Maker at http://atmhandmadegoods.com, for his Schlick Tatanka. Welcome to the ride! When out on the roads and trails, I tend to think of myself as a pack mule. You always […]
Harold sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. He says: Out riding my new Motobecane Sturgis Bullet Titanium with Spock, my trusty Aussie Shepherd, along Old Town beach in Southampton NY. This is what the Fattie is all about! Download this to use as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the […]
Kye Forte, British Downhill Mountain Bike Champion, introduces Ed and Phil to BikePark Wales where their rides for the day are a pair of fat-bikes. This video is one of series of short videos with presenters Ed Leigh & Phil Young on a road trip with the all – new S-MAX in partnership with Ford. Find out […]
Dane Garvik from Specialized talks about the 2016 Fatboy fat-bike line up during the Outdoor Demo at Interbike 2015. The Fatboy line has expanded for 2016 with the introduction of Carbon S-Works, Expert and Comp models to compliment the Fatboy fat-bike line including the Helga women’s specific fat-bike as well as 20 and 24-inch models. […]
Fat-bike Birkie and National Fat-bike Champion, Will Ross, gives us a brief intro to the new 9:Zero:7 Team edition race bike. Shown at the Outdoor Demo during Interbike 2015, the Team Edition here was built up sub-19 pounds! http://907bikes.com
In this video from the show floor at Interbike 2015 Eric from Revelate Designs show us his new, custom Pogies for the Jones Loop Bar. http://www.revelatedesigns.com
Fatback Ambassador, Pat Smage, on his way to victory at the Urban Jungle Cross III Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 75 – Friday, October 9th, 2015 – Scott Chambers from the Great Lakes Fat-bike Series Sven and Gomez in the studio with JK Livin’. Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is […]
From the Show Floor at Interbike 2015 Andy from HED Cycling shows us new 24 and 26 inch aluminum Fat-bike wheels. In this video you will hear Andy extolling the virtues of 24-inch fat-bikes and 24-inch fat-bike wheels. To see more about what can make a 24-inch fat-bike a real consideration for riders of smaller […]
Ben sent us this photo of his On One Fatty with a Cannonade Lefty and Mulefuts from the Blue Sky Trail, Ft Collins, Colorado during a cool morning ride before the rattlesnakes come out! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which […]
Chris from Cannonade show us the new Fat Caad Fat-bike for 2016 during the Outdoor Demo at Interbike 2015.
JP from Lamere Cycles talks Fat and Plus Bikes at Interbike 2015.
Paul Price from Paul Component Engineering shows us his upcoming “Set and Forget” Thru Axle Skewers at Interbike 2015.
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 74 – Friday, October 2nd, 2015 -Special Guest David Ochs from Crested Butte talks about the Fat-bike Worlds! It’s studio time with Sven and Gomez plus JK lIvin’ Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is sponsored by the new Surly My Other Brother Darryl tubeless ready […]
Fuzzy John shows the the new Fatback carbon trail fat-bike called the Skookum at interbike 2015. Building on their frozen tundra winning bikes, Fatback is now entering the 3-season fat-bike fray with the Skookum.
Dusty from Revelate Designs introduces us to the Wampack winter hydration pack. The Wampack has several innovative design features to make a bladder-type hydration pack more suited to winter riding and any riding where the temperatures are below freezing. Check out the video and visit revelatedesigns.com for more info.
In this special edition of Fat Camp, Ken and Andy talk to Surly enginerd Thor about the upcoming tubeless-compatible rim, My Other Brother Darryl.
The Niner 29-plus seen above was one of five bikes stolen from Blackburn’s truck right after interbike. Pretty distinctive! Keep an eye out. Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 73 – Friday, September 25th, 2015 Back in the Fat-bike Radio Studio, it’s Sven and Gomez with our faithful sidekick, JK Livin. Fat-Bike Radio, and […]
Tim from Red Bear Products shows us the Kuroshiro 105mm, carbon, fat-bike rim at interbike 2015. Check out http://redbearproducts.com.
We caught up with our man Chris Reichel from plusbikes.com at the Outdoor Demo during interbike 2015 and checked out the Devinci Hendrix full-suspension, 120mm travel, 27-plus bicycle.
Javier from Madrid, Spain sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. He recently went fat-bikejoring with his faithful companions! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x 1440 (4:3) 1920 x 1200 1920 […]
Fun times two! Bill McReady from Santana Cycles show us their new Fat-bike Tandem at interbike 2015. Gomez and I had a ride on it and it really is a blast! Learn more about Santana Tandems at http://santanatandem.com.
From the 100 degree day at the Outdoor Demo during interbike 2015, Steve from Borealis introduces the carbon Crestone fat-bike as well as the new carbon Elite rims made through a collaboration with Reynolds. Check out more at http://fatbike.com.
Preston from VeeTire Co gives us a look at the Snowshoe 2XL which is currently the largest fat-bike tire at 5.05″. For more info check out http://veetireco.com.
Chris from Marin Bikes introduces us to the new Pine Mountain 2 27-plus bike at interbike 2015. With a steel Columbus Thron tube set, XT 1×11, KS LEV dropper and Fox 34 fork, this bike is aimed at the high-performance 27-plus rider.
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 72 – Friday, September 18th, 2015 From Interbike in Las Vegas – Eric Sovern from Surly Bikes is our Special Guest It’s the Las Vegas interbike edition with your traveling sideshow, Sven and Gomez. Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Surly […]
Sean Coffey from Ritchey Bicycle Components reintroduces the Commando as a modern fat-bike. Ritchey is one of the best in the world at steel tubes and the fat-bike platform is a perfect way to pay homage to the original go-anywhere bike the Ritchey Commando!