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Builder Profile – Ellis Cycles

The Neve at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show We featured Dave Wage’s NAHBS, Award Winning, Neve, fat-bike in a story written by mi primo, Sven, last month. You can check out more shots of this beautiful frame, before it was powdercoated there - http://fat-bike.com/2014/03/seen-at-nahbs-ellis-fillet-brazed-fat-bike/. Fat-Bike’s home base, here on earth, is located in South Eastern […]

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Alaska Episode Two – 9:Zero:7

My trip to Anchorage probably would have not happened without Bill Fleming’s invitation to come and spend a week, to check out 9:Zero:7′s operation. Bill is one of the founders of 9:Zero:7 and during my trip, I stayed with Bill and his wife Sheryl. They even set me up with one of their gorgeous carbon […]

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Shop Profile – Zion Cyclery

With the current expansion of fat bike brands available to consumers, now, more than ever, it’s important to work with a bike shop that knows fat-bikes from the inside out. In a good fat-bike shop, the owner or staff actually ride fat bikes. That way they know, through practical experience, what works and what accessories to […]

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A visit to Backyard Bikes (La Grange, WI)

Anyone that’s been to the mountain bike trails of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in SE Wisconsin has at the very least driven by Backyard Bikes or they might  have even stopped, next door, at the LaGrange General Store for one of their delicious homemade sandwiches. The Bettinger family has been slinging snacks and bikes […]

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Name That Bike!

Lynskey Performance Designs – Tennessee based, Ti Bicycle maker – One time, fabricator of Fat-Bike frames for Fatback and Salsa – is looking for suggestions on what to re-name their new entry into the fat-bike arena. It seems that the name that you see on the top tube of the bicycle (pictured above) already graces […]

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Builder Profile – Bob Keller Frameworks

With just a few days until the North American Hand-built Bike Show, Bob Keller, from Bob Keller Frameworks answered a few questions about his fillet brazed, steel fat-bikes. He will be attending the show with a super looking fat-bike design that highlights his construction techniques with a cool paint scheme that shows a fine red […]

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Builder Profile ~ 44 Bikes

We always keep our eyes peeled for new and emerging talent in the industry. In the case of Kristofer Henry and 44 Bikes, it was Kristofer’s graphic design work that led us to this incredible story of how his custom bicycle fabrication shop was born. Graphic and industrial design talent, combined in balance, is a rare […]

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Builder Profile – 616 Bicycle Fabrication

Great minds from two iconic Michigami MTB Brands joined forces to form 616 Bicycle Fabrication last July. John Muezenmeyer , founder of Nuke Proof, and Aaron Joppe of Slingshot bicycles wanted to create a hand-built-in-the-mitten bicycle company that leverages the manufacturing might of western Michigan. 616 makes fat-bike frames, forks, hubs, and soon they’ll have their […]

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New Rack for Moonlander! from Old Man Mountain

Out of the Sierra Madre Mountains  - Old Man Mountain (OMM) has a rich history in Mountain Bike touring racks that reflect their company philosophy – “don’t discriminate, innovate”. That’s why OMM built the first mountain touring racks designed to work with suspension mountain bikes and why they’ve brought that mind-set to their racks made for Fat-Bikes. […]

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Shop Profile ~ Milltown Cycles Expose

Our old friend Soupboy cooked this up for us…  Milltown Cycles Expose: by Hugh Jwang, Phd., Womens’ Studies, University of Bangkok, Samut Prakan Campus Truth be told, I am a prolific bike whore. Not, as in never, necessarily in the sense that I’m fit, ride a ton, or sport sweetly ironic facial hair ever just so, […]

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Far North Fatbikes

I corresponded with Josh at Far North Fatbikes in Fairbanks, Alaska about their Fat-bike rental business and asked him to fill us in with some info about their business. Here is some of what we discussed. Look for more from Josh and J.R. in the near future! Far North Fatbikes, the only fatbike rental business […]

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