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OneUp Components Chainguide

When Jon from OneUp Components sent us their most recent Press Release touting their new chain guide it looked like it was well thought out but I initially wondered who it was for and how does it fit in with fat-bikes! Well, with the evolution of more trail oriented fat-bike designs many of the new frames […]

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The Maah Daah Hey 100 on an Ice Cream Truck

  Christian sent us the story about riding in the Maah Daah Hey 100 this year on his Surly Ice Cream Truck. The Maah Daah Hey 100 has been around as a race for The trail itself is described on Wikipedia thusly: The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 96-mile (154-kilometer) trail that connects the […]

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Fat-bike Radio – Fat Camp Show #4 – Tire/Wheel Sizes and Tire/Rim Ratios

Above is Scott Quiring’s 29+ Rig Fat-bike Radio – Fat Camp Show #4 In this episode Ken and Andy talk about Tire/Wheel Sizes and Tire/Rim Ratios. Learn about the hows, whats and whys of using different rim widths with various tire combos. Show Notes: Tire rolling resistance links: http://www.schwalbetires.com/wider_faster_page http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/12/bikes-and-tech/resistance-futile-tire-pressure-width-affect-rolling-resistance_355085 http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/tubeless-latex-butyl-tubes http://www.mtbonline.co.za/info/mtb-tyre-rolling-resistance.htm “Tech Tuesday – […]

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Devinci Minus RS Fat-bike

Faithful Fat-bike.com reader, Trevor, hipped us to the fact that Quebec-based bike company, Devinci, is entering the fat-bike fray with their 2016 Aluminum Minus RS model. The Minus RS will be available in 3 sizes, Small 157 CM – 170 CM, Medium 168 CM – 180 CM and Large 178 CM – 187 CM and is expected to retail for […]

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A Fat-bike Adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way

Today’s post comes from Garry Davoren in Ireland courtesy of out fat-biking friend out in Ogden, Mark Peterson. We really do scour the world to bring you great stories like this! Thanks, guys! A Fatbike Adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way Straight lines on maps can hide unexpected adventures Baking in the sun outside the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Reminders of Winter

Joe McManus sent us this week’s “Reminders of Winter” Wallpaper Wednesday. Joe does a lot of photos in the mountains on his rides. Check out his photos at http://robonza.tumblr.com. 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 […]

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Fat Camp Podcast #3 with Ken and Andy – Geometry

Fat Camp Show #3 – Fat-bike Geometry Show Notes: There is a good diagram and calculator for the “trail” of a bike at: Bicycle Trail Calculator Mike Curiak – “Mikesee” on MTBR – http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/things-dont-always-have-so-black-white-927381-post11439866.html#post11439866 “Progressive”/“New School”/”Trail” Geometry Slack (69 degrees or less), low (under 12.5”) and tight (16.5-17”) Fat Bike “Snow” Geometry Slack, low and […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat Radio Show #62

Weekly Dose of Fat –  Show Number 62 – Friday, July 10th, 2015 Zito fat-bike vs BMX! This week it is Sven and JK in the studio with a call in from Gomez! Fat-Bike Radio, and The Weekly Dose of Fat, is brought to you by Surly. Check out their bikes, wares and such at […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Pretty in Pink

Paul from Gates sent us this week’s photo along with the following: Elisabeth is a German bicyclist and chef who owns a restaurant with a pink color theme. Last winter, she teamed up with a videographer from Alpinepics and German bike brand Maxx to create a custom pink and belted fat bike. Watch the video […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat News 6-26-15

Week two of our summer Weekly Dose of Fat radio Show hiatus and I’m out west in Glacier National Park with the family checking out all the scenery and doing a good bit of hiking. No fat-bikes on this trip owing to the need for a rental car because my van is on the fritz. […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat News

With the radio crew on hiatus for a couple of weeks we’d still like to lay a few links of note on ya so here goes: Links Carbon Fat-bike from Maskinen in Denmark! http://www.maskinenbikes.com/#!why-maskinen/c1obf Carver Bikes Pinion Gearbox equipped Ti O’Beast! http://carverbikes.com/news/pinion-gearbox-equipped-carver-obeast-fatbike/ Check out what Bruce has been up to in Scotland http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2015/06/midweek-cycle-pugsley-commute-soaking.html http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2015/06/capital-trail-finished.html Plus […]

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First Look – iSSi Triple Trail Clipless Pedal

  New in the test kitchen is a set of iSSi Triple Trail clipless pedals in a fetching lime green color. The iSSi Triple Trail pedal is a fully serviceable, high-performance Shimano SPD-compatible clipless pedal available in 8 colors including our test set in lime green. The Triple Trail has a mid-sized pedal body for stability and protection […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat Radio – Show #58 – Special Guest Kathi Merchant from the Iditarod Trail Invitational

Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 58 – Friday, May 29th – 2015 Vincent Price inspired today’s intro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJeckfseKc Sven and Gomez are in the studio and, like most weeks, we’re joined by J.K. Livin’. The weekly dose of fat is brought to you by our friends at Surly Bikes. http://surlybikes.com. On this week’s […]

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Origin8 Fat-bike Wheelsets

With the introduction of the Crawler a couple years back the folks at Origin8 got into the fat-bike game a bit earlier than most. Now, their new wheelsets seek to expand their fat-bike reach with a selection of affordable complete wheels. The version we have here is a SRAM XD Driver compatible version. Made from […]

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