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BELCH Gear – New Threads for LumberJacks

We met our new amigos from BELCH Gear up at the US Fat-Bike Nationals up in Cable Wisconsin last March. They had just launched their Bikes and Beer inspired cycling apparel company. I’m always on the look-out for cool stuff to share with our readers, so we vowed to get back in touch, when Belch launched their new […]

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0 to 60 with the Lake MX145 Shoes

  Last December I spoke with some friends over at Lake Cycling about their new shoe that was quietly released, the MX145, about reviewing a set. I’m not one for big heavy boots when I ride and have had little interest in the past of such models. I’d sooner freeze my toes off, stuffing my […]

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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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Fog eVader Face Mask Breath Deflector

With the return to Wisconsin of a “Real” winter after an absence of nearly 20 years I’ve been encountering an increase in foggy glasses/goggles when riding, especially below 0, and have been looking for a viable solution to keeping visibility while still being able to breath well. I have a stack of face masks, balaclavas, […]

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DIY Winter Flat Soled Boots

Eric is a 34-year old fat-bike, x country, downhill cyclist and hails from Val-d’Or north west of Quebec Canada He contacted us with a nifty mod he did to a pair of Sorel boots to give him soles like his favorite summer flats! He wanted me to correct grammar but if you think like a French Canadian […]

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Zapatos del Fuego ♦ Zito’s Lake MXZ303 Review

Written By :  Chris Zito Way back when I was pounding the mean streets of Milwaukee shuttling other peoples packages and shit around town, I picked up a pair of the Lake winter boots that were toted as being “the bomb” in winter riding foot apparel. And they were. I rode them heartily through a […]

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Ibex Equipo Pants

For the last couple of seasons, I’ve been looking for something to wear over my winter tights when the temps/wind chill takes an extra nasty turn.  Everything I found either ended up being too bulky, especially in the lower leg/ankle area, or they were too warm (i.e., snow pants).  Earlier this winter I got an […]

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Lake MXZ303 – First Impressions

How could I resist the chance to test out a pair of Lake’s newly designed MXZ303 winter cycling boots…I mean, they have my freak’n name emblazoned across the side of them and (like many of us) I’ve worn an older model of Lake’s winter boot for years. About a month ago our amigos at Stage […]

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Smith Vantage Helmet – Vented Nirvana

With a fat bike added to my stable last year, I knew I was going to be doing a whole lot more cold weather riding.  Not only more, but in much colder conditions.  Last winter, after a couple of longish rides in the low teens I finally came to accept the shortcomings of riding with […]

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My Favorite All Season Fat-Biking Shirt

I am totally in love with my Smartwool base layers. Most specifically, the Smartwool Microweight Long Sleeve Crew. This is my go-to shirt for almost any ride and is comfortable for me in weather from 45 degrees to about 70 degrees just as it is. I typically use a lightweight, short sleeve shirt underneath to […]

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Winter Bike Expo – Sneak Peek!

WINTER BIKE EXPO – MPLS  The Wall of Wolvhammers  The Wool  The Wheel Shop  Shockspital Lefty(s) With Mendon Cycle Smith Brackets All the new tires stacked like cord wood. Laser’s New Dissent Helmet comes in Fat-Bike White or Fat-Bike Black …and it snowed a bit last night to put a nice layer of frosting on […]

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New Designs at the Fat-Bike Store!

In addition to our new Rasta T-Shirt that we introduced last week, we have just added our Trident and Gnome-Fink designs. These designs are available as T-Shirts – Long Sleeve T-shirts – Pull Over Hoodies & Full Zip Hoodies. You’ve asked for a better grade t-shirt, so we’ve upgraded our t-shirts to a Hanes - 6.0 oz., […]

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New Foot Gear from Gore Bike Wear

Gomez, Mr. Jim and I will be sporting and testing a couple of winter footwear products from Gore Bike Wear. The “Road SO Overshoes” do a lot like what it sounds. They go over your cycling shoe and protect your foot with patented Gore tech that you may already be familiar with like Gore-tex and […]

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Interbike 2012 – More Fat from Vegas

Here’s the rest of what I collected, while working the show today. Surly Rubber Tree I revisited the production sample of the new Krampus and took some detailed shots for y’all. The Krampus demo fleet is rocking a 3rd generation prototype yolk, so all of the photos that you’ve seen before this are not exactly what you’ll […]

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Fat-Free~Bike-Funk

Every once in a while we come across things that are totally sweet, but not fat-bike specific. Yes…I admit that I cheat on my Moonlander with my other bikes…YMMV. Mass of One Cycling – bike apparel wizardry - http://www.massofone.com/store/index.php - I ordered a work shirt from them and it’s a monster! Camelback Mule – Tin-Man – Features Camelbak’s new […]

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The Shak Classic from Ibex

“Classic” used in titles of just about everything, tends to be a bit overused, but in the case of the Ibis Shak Classic-it fits the bill perfectly. I’ve grown to love this sweater? Jersey? Shell? Tough to describe exactly-I’ve worn it as outerwear on breezy fatbike treks and also as a midlayer for added warmth […]

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Warm Feet are Happy Feet – by Mike Curiak

Since I was a kid I’ve ridden year-round. Living in MI, MN, and the mountains of Colorado, I’ve had more than my fair share of cold feet through the decades. It wasn’t until I started riding and racing in Alaska that I finally got tired of it and decided to do something proactive to prevent […]

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Product Intro – Stein Kask Plasma Helmet

With my rebuild and repaint of Pugsley One almost complete, I thought I’d treat myself to a new helmet. For ages now I’ve been looking for a helmet with a decent tinted flip up/down visor, great for dealing with the eye watering wind blown sands found on the (usually) windy beaches of East Lothian, here […]

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Time Tested – Planet Bike Borealis Glove

Since I first wrote the Product Preview of the Planet Bike Borealis Glove back in mid-December they are just about the only glove I’ve worn for cycling and, in fact, for any other use as well. The 3-in-1 design has proven very versatile for the somewhat odd winter weather we’ve been having here in SEWI. […]

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Mini Review – Kamik Canuck Boots

Fat-bike riding friend, Tony Berger, wrote up this review of his now favorite fat-biking boots, the Kamik Canucks. Thanks, Tony! OH CRAP The Full Moon Beach Ride is Saturday and it’s slated to be in the 20′s or colder with a serious wind. I forgot to order a decent set of waterproof boots and decide […]

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Product Preview – Ibex Scout Vest

Whaalaa! I’ve got an Ibex product to review! Actually, I own several articles of Ibex base layers already but the Scout Vest that Ibex sent for review happens to be my size and I wanted to try a vest as a supplement to my cold weather gear. My rust-colored review vest is an XL and […]

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Product Preview – Ibex Breakaway 2 Pants

After getting our ladies some test gear earlier (K8′s review and Snaks review), Ibex recently hooked us menfolk up with some samples as well. I’ll hip you to a bit of a product preview here and then these bad boys are going to Chad and his Moonlander-owning self for some extensive testing. Frankly, I would […]

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IBEX U Want Some – Snaks

This is Part 2 of our Ibex Women’s Apparel Review from our North Carolina/Wisconsin reviewer, Snaks. I’ll start with my review of the base layer I got, the Woolies Crew Stripe in Black/Medium Heather Grey Stripe. I own a lot of black clothing, as I’m sure most all of us do. I have black knee warmers, black girlie tights, […]

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IBEX U Want Some – K8

This is Part 1 of our Ibex Women’s Apparel review from K8! Part 2 from Snaks will drop tomorrow. Snaks & I were lucky enough to get our hands on some sweet demo products from Ibex. These east coasters know how to design garments and stand behind them. I received the Ibex Balance Sport Bra and […]

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We’ve Got Shirts

We’ve got some great artists we work with for various purposes and have enlisted their help in creating some sweet fat-bike oriented designs. The screens have been burned for several designs with more on the way! From a simple black T with the fat-bike.com logo on it, to the first shirt in our Full Moon […]

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Finding beautiful weather in the Alaska Range. Denali National Park, Alaska

The Art of Clothing: Part 1 of 2

Every time someone asks about biking in the cold, I guarantee them they will dress too warm and sweat within the first fifteen minutes. We’ve all been there and it’s challenging to avoid a repeat experience. Although, it does feel good to sweat on a fast trail ride when it’s 25 below, but we’ll get […]

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Fat-Bikers X-Mas Wish List

Want to know what the fat-biker in your life covets? We’ve put together a list and checked it twice! Surly Moonlander (Duh!) it’s so fat that St. Nick has one on order for (his-jolly-ole-self)! surlybikes.com/bikes/moonlander   Ahearne Cycles Custom Engraved Flask and Cage Send in your art and create a gift that will last a […]

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Dogwood Designs poagies on a cold backcountry trip in Alaska

Hand-ling the Cold

What a dichotomy… your body is sweating but your hands and feet are freezing. It takes some time to figure out what to wear for every weather condition and temperature you might face during cold weather rides. And of course, no two days are the same and I don’t remember last year, so it often leaves […]

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Time Tested – Sorel Conquest Boots

For the last three winters, when the temps fall into the lower 20′s, I reach for my pair of Sorel Conquests. Whether it’s snow-blowing the drive, snow-shoeing or riding my pugs, these boots keep my feet warm and comfortable.  The Conquests combine exceptional warmth with technical fabrics and comfortable fit. They feature full-grain leather and synthetic […]

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