Author Archive | Sven Haamer

Weekly Dose of Fat – 4-18-14

We introduced a new contest yesterday to win a Bordo Big fat-bike friendly lock. Come up with a qualifying limerick and you might be the lucky winner! Links: – Carbon Fatback Corvus at Sea Otter. – Saturday ride in the Scottish Countryside. - Gypsy-Fat - Fat-Bike Hangover? – Tire talk. - Fat […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Golf Course Bombing

    Antoine contributed this weeks Wallpaper Wednesday image from a Monday Night (Golf Course Bombing) Fat Commute - The ghosts of dead golfers chased him home! This week’s wallpaper is presented in its original Euro aspect ratio. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Forth Fat

The second Forth Fat took place recently in North Berwick, Scotland and Tommy sent us this video to give you all a sense of what you missed if you did’t make the event. Had a good ride lately? We’d love to share your videos! Shoot me a link to your hosted video and we will […]

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WoolX Merino Wool ¼ Zip Base Layer Review

WoolX contacted us out of the blue asking if we’d like to give one of their WoolX Merino Wool ¼ Zip Base Layers, dubbed the model X505, a try. WoolX is a new company offering Australian Merino Wool base layers and underwear. While the company is new, it is backed by Hank’s Clothing, a 64-year […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fatboy in the Snow

  We haven’t seen many Specialized Fatboys out in the wild yet so we were glad that Steve “Ashcan” Ashley sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday contribution. He says “This picture was taken at Island Lake State recreation area in Brighton, Michigan along the Huron River. Thanks to all the snowmobiles for keeping the trails […]

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First Look – Vee Tire Traxx Fatty 29+ Tire

To some of us this may be the most exciting tire offering in a while. Finally, there is more than one choice for the 29+ crowd with the introduction of the Vee Tire Co. Traxx Fatty 29×3.0 tire! The Traxx Fatty is built around a 120tpi carcass and is Tubeless ready. You can see from […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 4-4-14

  Greetings fat-bike friends! The weather has been getting a bit warmer around these parts which means the snow is just about gone but the beaches are prime right now so we’ve been hitting them up regularly and getting in testing on a bunch of new stuff that you’ll hear more about over the next […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Patapsco River

Steven from Elkridge, Maryland took this shot is from high on a ridge overlooking the Patapsco River and the B&O railroad tracks. “We have been blessed with a great winter for snow riding”, Steven told us. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open […]

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Seen at NAHBS – Ellis Fillet Brazed Fat-bike

Dave Wages from Ellis Cycles has won several awards at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the past racking up such show stoppers as “Best Lugged Bike”, “Best Road Bike”, “Best Steel Frame” and, in 2010, “Best in Show”! Quite an accomplishment! So, how do you add to that elite list of awards? With […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Les 2 Alpes

Nicolas from France send us this image of his bike during a ride at the Ski Resort Les 2 Alpes is in the French Alps. The trail is called « La Ferme de la Molière ». The bike is a Genesis Caribou built up as follows: The bike is built around the Genesis Caribou frame kit. It’s a Double […]

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Sarma Hoboy Carbon Fat-bike Fork

Sarma recently sent us a Carbon Hoboy fat-bike fork to run through the test wringer. We are setting it up on a new build and will have more pix and ride info soon but to keep you in suspense, here are a few glamor shots and specs to help you plan your next build. With […]

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First Look – Bordo Big 120 Folding Lock

Abus, the German maker of high-quality bike locks, is pretty well known among my messenger buddies and commuter friends. How about an Abus lock specifically for fatbikes? Well, not really but the nickname “Fat Bordo” certainly fits this longer than normal Abus lock that is really called the Bordo Big and the extra length (120cm) […]

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Press Release – EcoSpeed/Fatback Electric Fat-bike Announced

EcoSpeed Inc, (Portland,OR) industry leader in the manufacture of electric motor assists for bikes and trikes announces collaboration with Fatback Bikes (Anchorage, AK) for a ‘Made in the USA’ mid-drive electric fatbike. EcoSpeed has adapted it’s unique electric motor assist, which drives the crankset, to fit this extra wide bike frame and components. The mid-drive […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Genesis Caribou

Nicholas sent us this video of a ride on his Genesis Caribou on the trail of Les 2 Alpes in the French Alps. Absolutely beautiful, Nicholas! Winter, Spring, Summer of Fall we’d love to share your videos, one and all! Shoot me a link to your hosted video and we will take a look, Make it good!

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First Look – Boo Bikes Alubooyah Fatbike

When we first saw the AluBooyah fatbike prototype at Interbike last fall we were intrigued. Initial test rides on the one and only prototype available at the time were encouraging and we put in our request with Boo Bikes owner, Nick Frey, for a review bike. Boo Bikes has made a name for themselves as […]

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Ned Overend is the New Fatbike National Champion

Team Specialized pro, Ned Overend, won the first Fatbike National Championship at the Fatbike Birkie today in Cable, WI! The field was packed with fast fatbike talent but Ned was first to the line and continued a decades long reign as one of the fastest cyclists in the world. We will have a lot more coverage […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Weekend Agenda – FTS!

Mathieu sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo with a sentiment I think we’ve all had; to get rid of that damn job. Mathieu says “on a Friday afternoon a friend post something on Facebook… You know, those kinds of jokes with 40′s style and on it was written “Weekend agenda: – Fuck this Sh**t […]

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Race Report from the Pugsley World Championships 2014

The Pugsley World Championships are really more like a multi-day event, you’ve got the pre-race festivities on Friday night about which very little will be mentioned from here on, the actual “Race for Cash” on Saturday morning and the “Feats of Strength” portion that actually awards the PWC Axe on Saturday night. Today’s report will […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat and Gallery – 2-28-14

This week started with the unveiling of Surly’s new fat-bike called the Ice Cream Truck and then later, made history with both the Men’s and Women’s, Iditarod Trail Invitational records being shattered by Kevin Breitenbach and Heather Best. A week that also presented 2 new carbon rims, three new fat-bike companies and Clowns on ice. […]

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Sarma Introduces First 100mm Carbon Rims – The Naran 100

After receiving a lot of good feedback about their existing 80mm Naran rims, Sarma is working fast on a wider, 100mm version of the Naran Carbon Fatbike rim. You are probably already familiar with the promise of carbon as a bike material, lighter, stronger, faster, and now, wider! Sarma’s experience with the development of the […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 2-21-14

Another busy weekend in land. I guess that should come as no surprise this time of year! Gomez is at the industry trade show, Frostbike, gathering the latest info on upcoming fatbikes and related products. Frostbike is a great event to get a forecast of what might be coming down the pike for the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jean Wants a Ride is going to the dogs! Last week Annie was showing how paws and claws work in the snow and this week we have Jean here who is trying to hop aboard Masaaki’s Moonlander after a heavy snow in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan last weekend! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own […]

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Rohloff-equipped Schlick Tatanka

This is my newist fat-bike love! A custom Schlick Tatanka with a 14-speed Rohloff Speedhub. I knew from the start that I would not use a belt on this bike or ever run a rim wider than a 65mm in the rear and never use a tire larger than a 3.8 Husker Du so I […]

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Brad Bingham’s Snozocchi Fat-bike Suspension Fork

We first saw the Snozocchi on the Kent Eriksen Cycles fatbike and asked designer Brad Bingham of Primary Fabrication Design, who is also employed by Kent Eriksen Cycles as welder/designer/fabricator, for the background and story behind this fat-bike suspension fork. BTW, Brad is a former Moots welder and seriously fast racer! Take it away, Brad… […]

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