Top

Archive | Tires

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 […]

Continue Reading 3

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

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 […]

Continue Reading 4

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, […]

Continue Reading 4

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, […]

Continue Reading 4

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 […]

Continue Reading 3

Bun ‘n’ Lou Twice (Product Review)

Two of our Bike Black Ribbon Staff Writers take a crack at reviewing the tire that made the fat-bike industry bend over and spread their rear triangles….Surly’s Bud & Lou! Spinner’s Review When it comes to bikes and pieces and parts and whats good and what sucks and what weighs how much and whatever else […]

Continue Reading 8

Squeezing the Bud

With a frame and fork that predates 100mm rims and the fattest of fat tires (>4.7”), I’m limited to how fat I can get. Normally, this isn’t that big of a deal and I don’t give it much thought. However, with record snow levels and the prevalent conditions being on the dry and fluffy side […]

Continue Reading 1

Fat Dillinger – Spy Shots!

Fat-Bike.com launched all drones and dispatched every asset available, to capture these spy shots of 45NRTH’s five inch Dillinger tire. This is the tire that BkB pilot, brother Jesse LaLonde, rode to victory in the Fatbike Frozen Forty today in Minnesota. The new ‘fattest of fat’ Dillinger is mounted to an I-9 /Hed Big Deal wheel […]

Continue Reading 0

New Tire Preview ♦ Vee Tire Snowshoe XL

  Our amigo Preston from Vee Tire Company is a true veteran of the fat-tire battles that have been waged (mostly on the interwebz) over the past few seasons. In a true testament to Vee’s unrelenting pursuit of the ultimate fat-bike-tire, he just sent me some computer generated 3D images of VT’s newest creation, the […]

Continue Reading 8

Vee Tire’s Snowshoe in Snow Review

By : Jesse LaLonde   For better or worse I’ve become a creature of habit. Eat, sleep, ride… the same routes. This may seem mundane to some but it allows for a healthy balance both mentally and physically while providing a level testing field when needed. Enter the Vee rubber Snowshoe 4.7. Falling on the […]

Continue Reading 6

Snowshoe Tires – The First Dozen Rides

About a month ago we threw the spotlight on Vee’s new fat-bike tire called the Snowshoe. We saw the snowshoe at interbike this year and because of the 26 x 4.7 label on the sidewall, we all thought that this tire would be an alternative only for folks with fat-bikes that could accommodate a bud […]

Continue Reading 6

Product Spotlight – Vee Tire Snowshoe 26 x 4.7

One of the many splendid new products that we saw at Interbike this year was Vee Tire’s brand new Snowshoe 26 x 4.7 fat-bike tire. We’ve been waiting patiently for them to become available and today, our patience was rewarded with two brand new production Snowshoe tires for us to test! The two tires weighed […]

Continue Reading 40

Second Anniversary

  Two years ago my first story published on fat-bike.com. Since then, many of our amigos and hundreds of our readers have contributed content and carnival to the pages of fat-bike. Sven and I truly appreciate, from the bottom of our hearts, all of our readers and sponsors. We look forward to sharing fat-bike news, […]

Continue Reading 2

Sneak Peek ♦ Fatback Sterling 4.2″ Tire

  In a Fat-bike.com exclusive, we bring you the first photo of Fatback’s New Sterling fat bike tire!  It measures 4.25″ on a 70mm rim and uses a 120tpi casing with a Kevlar bead that’s tubeless compatible. The weight is approx 1300g and the price is yet to be released. Fatback owner, Greg Matyas, tells us that […]

Continue Reading 9

First Look – Vee Rubber Mission Fat-bike Tires

What we’ve got here is the new Mission fat-bike tire, a 26″ x 4.0 offering from Vee Rubber. You may recall that we reviewed, and continue to roll on, the Vee Rubber Vee8 and came away impressed. Let’s see how the more aggressive Mission stacks up. The version of the Mission we are looking at […]

Continue Reading 8

How to $ubtract 3 Pounds from a Fat-Bike

Our man, Sven has already touched on this subject in his excellent fat-bike 101 series. In his episode about weight $having, Sven mentions both tires and wheels as targets to put your fat-bike on a diet. We’ve combined those two elements together on an extra small 9:Zero:7 that belongs to Bethany Raven. Bethany’s Dom’L’Orange fatty […]

Continue Reading 2

Fat-Bike Exclusive ♦ Vee Rubber Speedster Tire

From the moment that I laid eyes upon the VeeRubber Speedster tire at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo out in the LasVegas desert, I knew that I just had to ride a set. The first thing that crossed my mind, for this 26″ x 3.5″ set of snake skins, was how they would work on my rat-rod. […]

Continue Reading 15

45NRTH Dillinger Review

By: Chris Zito    The puppeteers at Black Ribbon HQ, delivered a set of 45NRTH Dillingers to me just in time for one of the bigger dumps of the snowy season. In the past I have mostly ridden Endomorphs, well, since the time when they were THE option and gum-walled. Up until recently when I […]

Continue Reading 9

Grip Studs – Mid Season Report

Back in November we sent avid Detroit commuter and all-season cyclist, Chris Cunnington, a set of Grip Studs to test out and here is what he has to report so far. Thanks to the guys at Fat-bike.com I was sent some Grip Studs traction studs to evaluate. I have previous experience with 26×2.25 mountain bike […]

Continue Reading 2

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 […]

Continue Reading 7

Interbike 2012 – Live from the Show Floor

Sven has been here before, but today was my first time in the maze called Interbike. We popped my interbike cherry today, to bring you all of the fat…all of the time! Just like we promised!  Phil Wood fat-bike design exercise! Custom Fork crowns on the Manitou Fork. 185mm Cassette Hub. Also available in lower […]

Continue Reading 5

Lighter Fatbike Tube Alternatives

Most of us have had the jaw-dropping experience of holding a Surly tube in our hands, but we have to ask ourselves, ‘Are they necessary?’ ‘What are the advantages and is it worth the weight for the riding I do?’ A bunch of us in Alaska (and many other places, too) have been running standard […]

Continue Reading 9