We first saw an inkling of the new fat-bike from Xprezo last winter in a YouTube video that we saw posted from Xmas eve about a secret shop project to build a fat bike over vacation. Then we saw a prototype from the Quebec-based company at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show a few months […]
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Check out this video from Bill Fleming of 9:Zero:7 as he talks a bit about the Rohloff Speed Hub and Gates Carbon Drive. And! Check out all that sand. Who wants to go on a road trip!
A few weeks back, on my sweep west in search of fat-bike stories, I made a stop at the Borealis Bikes shop in downtown Colorado Springs. The facility is in a really cool old building right in the heart of Downtown that does not evoke the typical look of an industrial park start up. If […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Show Number 18 for Friday, August 22nd, 2014 Intros This show is sponsored by the Surly, We really likes them Surly Bikes. Look for them at – http://surlybikes.com Sticking with the local brewery theme we have Octoberfest from Lakefront Brewery this week thanks to J.K Livin’ Beer Talk Our friends from […]
Contributor Mark Peterson hit up his friend Tim in Pittsburgh for a story that would share a bit about the fat-bike scene there. Words by Tim Droschak Pittsburgh is a really cool city to live in! It’s pretty much right in the middle of all of the places that I like to ride. Just 10 […]
John W. from Billings, Montana sent in this Wallpaper Wednesday shot of his SE Bikes f@e at Zimmerman Park. John says” There are so many great places to fat-bike around Montana, but this place is situated on the rimrocks overlooking Montana’s largest city. It’s literally in my back yard. Thanks for the shot, John! My […]
Daniel Schneider, a Fat-bike rider from Germany, sent me an email earlier in July about a fat-bike adventure that sounded awesome! He and his riding bud, Matthias, were planning to a fat-bike assault on one of the most famous TransAlp routes in existence, the famed “Heckmair Route”. We kept in touch and Daniel has prepared […]
We’ve had quite a few articles from riders in Australia over the years and site contributor, Mark Peterson, put out his tentacles to uncover this on from his Bro, Troy, in New South Wales. Written and shot by: Adam Troy (August, 2014) Location: Shellharbour, NSW, Australia Fat bikes. They are freakish looking things. I wasn’t quite […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Friday, August 17th, 2014 – Show #17 Intros all around. Gomez, Sven, Carlos, J.K. and the rest of the nutty gang. This show is sponsored by the Surly Tug Nut – I mean who doesn’t love to get a little tug on their nuts. Check them out at http://surlybikes.com Beer this […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday shot comes from Dave. He says” Here’s a shot of my Kilo-Graham by Graham Cycles out on Sandy Neck in Cape Cod, MA. This place is a gem of the north east. You never would have known a hurricane came through here yesterday. This week’s wallpaper worked best at its original […]
Victoire Cycles in France had this story on their website about a custom, lightweight, steel fat-bike that they built for customer Jean Marc. Just so happens that our International Man About Town, Mark Peterson, is in contact with the owner of this one-off steed and asked him to write a bit about the rig. To […]
Weekly Dose of Fat 8-8-14 Show #16 Intro This show is sponsored by Surly Bikes. Check them out at http://surlybikes.com Beer Colin decided that it was more important to get a head start on the trip to SSUSA than to talk beer to you folks so we put the task of beer procurement on to […]
Mark Peterson and I were at Saddle Drive a couple of weeks ago and met up with David from TRP who showed us an intriguing new mechanical brake called the Spyke. David set up Mark with a set to test so let’s see what the Spyke is all about! With the designation “proto type 01” […]
In this video from the recent Saddle Drive event at Snowbasin, Rebecca Karbon tells about Lazer Helmet models designed for cold weather use.
Weekly Dose of Fat – Friday August First, 2014 – Show #15 Intro This week’s show is sponsored by Surly and Wednesday’s older brother – Pugsley http://surlybikes.com Beer Segment This week’s beer is New Glarus Brewing’s Two Women Becker Bags Ad Greg Matyas Interview The Weekly Dose Ritchey Carbon Bull Moose bar/stem http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/07/23/ritchey-bullmoose-handlebar-stem-combo-back-now-in-wcs-carbon-form/#more-82643 SSWC Anchorage […]
Moonmen Bikes hasn’t been around all that long but the cred of the founders goes back a long ways in the Fort Collins Bike scene. Both Todd Heath and Paul Knowles had stints at James Bleakley’s legendary Black Sheep Bikes with Todd putting in 10 years, from the tender age of 17, under James’ tutelage. […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for Friday, July 25th, 2014 – Show #14 Intro The sponsor of this episode of the Weekly Dose of Fat – is Surly Bikes http://surlybikes.com Beer Segment Colin and Gomez get all indigenous with New Glarus Brewing’s Dubbel. http://www.newglarusbrewing.com Sven did his local beer sampling the previous night in Lucas, […]
Bobby Dahlberg from Cogburn tells us about what sets the Cogburn CB4 apart from most other fat-bikes out there.
Day 2 of Quality Bicycle Product’s Saddle Drive dealer event presented the opportunity to ride more fat-bikes. Naturally, Mark and I were up for that! Cogburn Our first ride of the day was on a pair of Cogburn CB4s. The CB4 is designed with outdoor sports folk like hunters, anglers and foragers in mind to […]
We caught up with Salsa’s Mike Riemer to talk about the full suspension Bucksaw, why it took a while to get the bike production ready and why now is the perfect time to introduce the bike into the market.
You may know Snowbasin in Ogden, UT as the site of the 2002 Olympic alpine skiing races during the 2002 games or, if you have kids, the place where the movie Frozen was filmed in 2009 but, at least for these few days in July, it is the site of Saddle Drive, Quality Bicycle Product’s […]
David Gabrys of 45NRTH did a brief demo seating a Vanhelga tubeless tire on a Whisky No 9 carbon rim at Saddle Drive yesterday.
You probably knew this was coming but just in case you didn’t, here are pix and specs on the new full suspension fat-bike from Salsa called the Bucksaw. We will be up on the mountain and Snowbasin riding this bad boy today! Look for first impressions later on. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw Bucksaw is Salsa’s full-suspension […]
We will be checking this new Expidetion Fat-bike from Salsa, called the Blackborow, later today at Saddle Drive in Utah. Meanwhile, here is a peek at what this new fat-bike is all about. 2015 Salsa Blackborow Off-Road Exploration / Ultimate Flotation / Off-Road Expedition Blackborow is Salsa’s expedition fatbike, designed to provide maximum flotation on […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for Saturday – July 19th, 2014 – Show #13 Intro This weeks show is sponsored by Surly Bike’s all steel, built like a brick (bleep) house line of bicicletas at http://surlybikes.com. Beer Segment Sven had Odell Brewing Company’s Loose Leaf Session Ale http://odellbrewing.com Gomez and Colin were drankin’ Furthermore Brewing’s Fatty […]
Weekly Dose of Fat Friday – July 11th, 2014 – Show #12 Intro This weeks show is sponsored by The Surly Krampus, Full Time – All Steel – Back-beat at http://surlybikes.com Beer Talk – This week’s beer is Boulevard Brewing’s 80 Acre Ale Sponsor RSD Bikes David Gabrys Interview Weekly Dose of News Jr. […]
If you’ve been perusing this site for a while you may remember a Reader’s Ride story about “The Fat Pearl” from Burnsey who runs the Single Speed Pirate website among other endeavors. Well, he’s branched out a bit and is now living in Fort Collins, sharing shop space with none other than James Bleakely of […]
David sent us the shot of his On One fat-bike he says: The Fatty was built as trail friendly and here it is a few weeks back on Cut Gate, Peak District, England. The weather was unseasonably warm for this time of year so the ride was relatively dry, though the strong wind doesn’t show […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Saturday – July 5th, 2014 – Show #11 This weeks show is sponsored by The Surly Pugsly OPs – Check it out! - http://surlybikes.com This show is a special Birthday tribute to Sven and los ustados unidos de america. We’ve got an interview with one of the owners of […]
Paul from Gates sent us this video of former pro downhiller Frank Schneider rip pin’ up the Harz Mountains in Germany on his Nicolai Argon FAT Pinion with Gates Carbon Drive. It is one of the most high performance fat bike videos we’ve seen!
Weekly Dose of Fat – June 28th, 2014 – Show #10 Surly Bikes is sponsoring this show and our amigos from Surly want you to know that bikes are still fun! http://surlybikes.com Fat-bike Radio has been heard in over 35 countries! How about a warm welcome for the fat-bike radio band and their leader – […]
Part of the New 45NRTH Vanhelga tire’s ability to run tubeless is the pairing of it with the just introduced Whisky 70w No.9 Carbon Fat Trail Rim. Here is a bit more about No. 9 from the Q-Mothership. It was Designed and Developed In House QBP, the parent company of both Whisky and 45NRTH, has […]
David Gabrys sent us this release about a new, 4″, tubeless-ready tire from 45NRTH. Keep your eyes peeled, we will be testing these just as soon as we can! Widespread availability is set for September. 45NRTH Press Release Bloomington,MN – 45North is continuing in its mission to push winter cycling innovation further than ever before […]
Troy from Brisbane, Australia sent me a note to check out a story that he wrote about a fatpacking adventure that he took recently on North Stradbroke Island off the coast of Brisbane, AU. He generously gave us permission to retell the story here. If you want to follow more of Troy’s adventures, be sure […]
Bill sent in this week’s shot that he took of his 2014 Salsa Mukluk while spending a beautiful day at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Onamia, MN. This shot was taken on the Rum River trail. This trail was very recently opened up to bikes. Bill says: I’m so proud to be a part […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for SATURDAY – June 21st, 2014 – Show # 9 Why is Surly Bikes our show sponsor? - because we said so! – http://surlybikes.com Give it up for the fat-bike radio band and their leader – Chris Daisy! He also runs Zion Cyclery. – http://zioncyclery.com We have a t-shirt in the […]
You may remember that we got a sneak peak at the prototype of a new Stan’s tubeless rim aimed at the fat-bike market last fall at Interbike. In fact, the rim was so important to Stan himself that he was at Interbike to talk about it! We also met Bob Nunnink, Stan’s US Domestic Sales & Marketing […]
Before there was this fat-bike dawn patrol image by Dave Schlabowske that we ran as a Wallpaper Wendesday a while back, there was the above image. Shot for the Wisconsin Bike Feds Quarterly Newsletter, Dave got your’s truly, Sven, up at the crack of dawn on a frigid, 10-below winter day in Milwaukee to […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for SATURDAY – June 14th, 2014 – Show #8 Intro The sponsor of today’s radio show is the ubiquitous Surly Bikes. http://surlybikes.com Positive vibrations to long time amigo Ricky DeLayos. He’s waiting for the final tests to come back to see if he has Lyme Disease. Welcome to show #8! We’ve […]
We met Wyatt Hrudka, President of Wyatt Bikes located in La Crosse, WI, a few months back at a fat-bike race in eastern Wisconsin where he gave us a sneak peek at his upcoming fat-bike called “The Drift”. Wyatt has been working with Singlespeed bikes and Fixed Gear rides for a few years now and […]
Jason sent us this drop-barred Pugsley from a trip to Bruneau Dunes State Park in Southern Idaho. Shown here getting ready to ride up the tallest single structure sand dune in North America at 470 feet tall. Photographer Peter Neisen. This week’s photo worked best in the above format. Just click on the image above to open the […]
Our friends up at ZuZu Pedals in Port Washington, WI got in a couple of the new, $899 MSRP, SE Bikes F@E and they lent me one for a first look. This is not meant to be an exhaustive review but we wanted to get a look a what $899 can get you in a […]
Weekly Dose of Fat for SATURDAY – June 7th, 2014 – Show #7 Intro Sponsor of this show is Surly Bikes. http://surlybikes.com We want to send out some healing vibes out to our amigo, Scott Quiring. Scott crashed his 29r trying to follow a fat bike and broke 8 ribs and his arm! On this […]
Now it is official! We got the info below directly from Rohloff and after receiving it I also contacted Neil and Phil from Cycle Monkey, the US Authorized Service Center for Rohloff for their thoughts and some pix. First from Rohloff: Rohloff AG is pleased to announce our intention of adding a new SPEEDHUB 500/14 […]