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Product Spotlight – Bontrager TLR Jackalope

ED: Andrea Cohen, fat-bike rider and racer extraordinaire (she finished 1st at this year’s Triple D in the women’s class!) has a set of the newly available Bontrager Jackalope wheels for testing. Here is here first look at these intriguing wheels! Wheel choice is always a hot debate among fat-bike riders. Deciding what the ultimate […]

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Otis Gets Pimped (Part One) #otisgetspimped

As some of you might remember, I have a bike named, Otis, that just recently celebrated its first birthday! Back around x-mas time we ran a long term review of Otis where we mentioned that we’ve been working on a little project to upgrade Otis’s wardrobe. We code named this operation #otisgetspimped. In other words, we’re going to take […]

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Sarma Naran 100 Carbon Wheelset

Sarma is newer company to the fat-bike scene but they bring to the table many years of aerospace composite experience along with a strong interest in fat-bikes. In addition to a fat-bikes frame (the Shaman), they also have a line of fat-bike rims called the Naran.  The 100mm Naran was the first 100mm carbon rim on the […]

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RaceFace Atlas Pedal – Long Term Review

  Seven Months ago, I threaded a set of RaceFace Atlas platform pedals onto my Fatback, and it’s probably time to check in and show how they’re holding up! I introduced the RF Atlas pedals in a Product Spotlight back in May 2014. I ride flats all year long and I’ve been kind of spoiled for the last few […]

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New Kenda Juggernaut Tires – First Look!

  We received both sizes of the new Kenda Juggernaut Fat-Bike Tires late, last week. Our test tires are the Pro-Level 120TPI folding bead Juggernauts. Juggernauts are also being offered in a Sport/60tpi wire bead and Sport-Folding/60tpi foldin bead. We always start our evaluation process by weighing the tires on our Park Tool Digital Scale and […]

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Sram has Good News for One x 10/11 Users!

NEW SRAM X-SYNC™ DIRECT MOUNT CHAIN RINGS A DIRECT MOUNT UPGRADE WITH A RANGE OF GEAR OPTIONS FOR EVERY STYLE OF RIDING: 26T – 40T Make SRAM 1x™ even better with the simplicity of the new SRAM X-SYNC™ Direct Mount chain ring. Engineered in Germany, the new Direct Mount rings bring lighter weight and greater […]

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Maxxis Mammoth – Tested & Reviewed

  As the fatbike tire market continues to grow, more and more big name tire makers are getting into the game.  This past summer, Maxxis threw its hat into the ring and unveiled their new fatbike tire, the Maxxis Mammoth (along with a 29+ tire, the Chronicle, which was covered here).  Gomez gave you a first […]

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Vanhelga with a Whisky chaser – A pre-winter ride assessment of the dynamic duo.

Story and Photography by Aaron W. Hautala During our previously chronicled Salsa Bucksaw test ride, part of the never ending love fest needs to be attributed to the wheels, tires, and bars (handlebars, not brownies) on this not-so-average full suspension fat-bike. Enter the Whisky No.9 – 70mm Carbon Fat Rims, Whisky No.7 Carbon No-Rise 760 mm handlebar, and […]

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Wolftooth GC42 – Five Month Check-Up

Way back in June (2014), I shared the installation of a Wolftooth GC42 on our Surly Krampus (Silver). It’s five months down the trail and I wanted to share how the Wolftooth conversion worked out over the long(er) haul. The GC42 has been absolutely trouble free over the course of the last five months of riding. […]

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Product Spotlight – Bontrager Chupacabra 29×3.0

Luckily, after a long drought of alternatives in 29er+ tires, there has started to be a flood of options being introduced. Bontrager is the latest company to send us tires to test and it looks to be a super solid contender. Named after a mythical blood sucking creature, I can already tell you there is nothing sucky about this […]

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Mark’s End of Summer TRP Spyke Report

Ogden, Utah fat-bike ambassador and fat-bike.com contributor, Mark Peterson, has been using TRP Brakes Spyke mechanical all summer and has this report on how they have been performing. Thanks, Mark! I have ridden the TRP Spyke all summer and they just keep getting better and better. After a short break in period to deposit pad […]

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Six Weeks with a Bulldozer

We featured a product spotlight on the new Bulldozer from Vee Tire, just about the time we were losing our snowpack back at the end of March. I was immediately drawn to the Bulldozer because of the width, the relative light weight and the unusual tread pattern. We recently published a six week test of the 45NRTH Dillinger 5 […]

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First Look! Maxxis Mammoth 26 x 4.0 Tire

The cool cats from Framed Bikes shared a pair of Maxxis Mammoth Fat-Bike Tires with us to share with all of you cool cats and Kitties out there, rock’n the fat-bike, all around the world! So on Sunday morning, I went out to the shop and threw the Mammoths on Bethany’s Extra Small 9:Zero:7 for […]

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45NRTH Dillinger 5 – Six Week Test Ride

Back in March, our test pilot, Michael McColgan, shot spy photos of Jesse LaLonde’s race bike that helped to debut 45NRTH’s new Dillinger 5 tire. A couple of months ago, I traded test tires with Jesse. We swapped a pair of Vee Tire H-Billy sneakers for the Dilly-Five and I’ve been running it on the front of my Fatback, […]

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NEW! Vee Tire Mission Command 26 x 4.0

Our Amigos at Vee Tire sent us a brand new pair of their newest fat-bike tires called the Mission Command. They’re a 26 x 4.0 120 tpi folding bead tire that is a modified tread design of Vee’s Mission fat-bike tire. I’ve never put in enough time on the Missions to comment on how they ride, […]

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