11Nine has gone BIGGER on their 2015 Epicyon fixed-pivot, full-suspension fat-bike. Travel on the fork has ben increased from 110mm in 2014 to 125mm this year. Lance from 11Nine fills us in with this information: Our hopes are that with the evolution of Fat-bikes, more existing sketchy terrain will / can be ridden with sure-footed […]
by Matt Gersib As we roll into 2015, there are an increasing number of fat bikes claiming to be “developed for Bluto”, but just what that means is open for interpretation. Much as we were back in 2005 with 29″ers, the fatbike world is today wrapping its arms around how geometry and suspension can and […]
On or about, one earth year ago, I took possession of a Raw Aluminum 190mm Fatback that I spec’d out with the owner of Fatback (and cool cat) Greg Matyas. I asked Greg to make the bike all silver, black and white, like the Oakland Raiders. I wanted to run Umma Rims with Bud and Lou. I […]
Editor’s Note : Our amigo Steve is a long time gear tester, race promoter and is the poster child for what we call, ‘a cool dude in loose mood’ around the campfire circle. Steve’s always lended a helping hand at rad events like Gnome-Fest. He’s been running a really fun fat-bike race called Yeti-Fest for the last […]
My goal for this holiday season is to make sure more women get Fat…seriously, we need more women riding Fatbikes, and the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Women’s Fatbike is just the Fatty to do so, at a darn great price. For only one easy payment of $899 you too can get this sweetly equipped beauty, and […]
The Specialized Fatboy Expert, that is the star of this review, was all lined up for Angry Andy to test, but just when it arrived, he herniated a disc in his back, skateboarding. So the task fell to me (and Julio) down by the school yard. The Fatboy is very similar to the bike […]
By Michael McColgan When I found out I was going to be testing the new Framed Alaskan, I was pretty excited. There’s been a lot of rumblings on the interwebs about Framed lately so I was pretty stoked to hop on one to see if the hoopla is justified. Right out of the box, […]
Specialized has what every kid wants to see under the x-mas tree this year! The Fatboy 20 and the Fatboy 24! The kid’s Fatboys will be headed to bike shop showrooms, the first week of December. This is a well appointed enthusiast’s level build in a pint size package! Junior gets bad ass Ground Control tires and […]
Today’s article is sort of a two for one dealio. In the first part of the article, I share a little builder profile action on Matter Cycles and in the second segment, Colin Ford, gives you his first impressions of the Matter Cycles, Benefat. ~Enjoy the Ride…or…Read!~ Matter Cycles is a one man custom frame fabricator […]
The results and assessment of a three week ride. — Photography and words by Aaron W. Hautala When I received the opportunity to test ride the Salsa Bucksaw I froze. Then, when I received the test bike it was clear this wasn’t just off-the-shelf Bucksaw. I had in front of me a super-freak Bucksaw. While […]
John Muezenmeyer from 616 Fabrication introduces the Muenzie fat-bike at Interbike 2014 along with a new integrated handlebar/stem combo. Learn more at http://616fab.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Attention fat-bike fanatics! We just received the info below from Joe at Irish Cycles in Fayetteville, North Carolina about their new Sullivan fat-bike and 100mm Carolina fat-bike wheels. Take it away Joe! For 2015, Irish has added the “Sullivan” to our line up in order to answer the question of “how do I ride in […]
Editor’s Note : Please welcome Buttcrackjenny to the site! Jenny is one of this year’s new Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots and she’s going to be testing the new Women’s Minnesota 2.0 from Framed Bikes! ~gomez~ I was super excited to find out that I would be the lucky boobed boob that got to test […]
Scott from Felt Bicycles introduces us to the 2015 Felt Double Double Fatbikes. Learn more at – http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2015/Bikes/mountain/fat-bike.aspx You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
I talked with Daniel Burt from Foes Racing about their new Fat-Bike Prototype that they showed at the Kamikaze Games out in Mammoth. He told me that they’re not calling this a fat-bike as much as they envision it as a mountain bike. It’s starting to become a common theme that we’re hearing as we start to talk […]
Reader’s Ride – Matt Gersib’s Singular Puffin by Matt Gersib Just a bit over a year ago, Fat-Bike.com posted shots and a short review of my prototype Singular Puffin fatbike. It’s been a fun year testing the prototype and seeing the results of our work manifested in the production version of the frameset. I’ve been […]
Dustan from Norco introduces their 2015 fat-bike line at Interbike 2014. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Nick Ginster from Fyxation introduces us to the Blackhawk Carbon Fat-bike at Interbike 2014. Learn more about the Blackhawk at http://fyxation.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
We shared the 2015 Framed Bikes line with you back in August. Included in that line was something relatively new to the fat-bike landscape…..the kid’s fatty. The Framed Bikes Mini-sota is a 24″ wheeled – tiny replica of mom or dad’s entry level fat-bike. This is a bike that should sell on the floor of […]
Our amigos from Fyxation are some local MKE boys, that showed us their new Blackhawk Carbon Fat-Bike at Interbike just a couple of weeks ago. Nick Ginster (from Fyxation) has been a guest on our Weekly Dose of Fat Show (#18), where he showed us his then, secret, Blackhawk Prototype, back in August. Just yesterday, Nick sent me […]
Fresh off a successful Eurobike where they won a Eurobike Award, Axel from the German company S’cool introduces their 20″ and 24″ fat-bikes. Learn more at – http://scool.de You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Tim from Reeb Introduces the Updated Donkadonk including the Rohloff XL and Gates Carbon Drive drivetrain at Interbike 2014. http://reebcycles.com http://rohloff.de http://www.carbondrivesystems.com You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Sean From Ritchey Talks About the Commando Fat-bike. Learn more at http://ritcheylogic.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Harrison from 9:Zero:7 talks about the new 2015 Whiteout and some updates to this sweet fatbike. Learn more at http://907bikes.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Greg Matyas owner of Fatback Bikes Talks about the Iditarod winning Carbon Corvus fat bike. Learin more at – http://fatbackbikes.com You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Andreas from Rocky Mountain Bikes talks about the RockShox-compatible Blizzard Fat-bike. Learn more at http://bikes.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Jesse LaLonde from Twin Six talks about their new Titanium Fat-bike. Learn more at http://twinsix.com. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fatbikedotcom to see all of our upcoming videos.
Sov From Surly Talks About the Ice Cream Truck and Compares it to the Moonlander. Learn more about both at http://surlybikes.com.
Video – Harrison From 9:Zero:7 Talks About Their Full Suspension Fat-bike Prototype. Check out more about all the 9:Zero:7 fat-bikes at http://907bikes.com.
We caught up with Adam Miller from Borealis and in this video he talks about the Borealis Echo and Turnagain Components 100mm Rims. Look for more info at: borealisbikes.com fatbike.com turnagaincomponents.com
The Blackborow is Salsa’s new 5-inch platform fat-bike. We caught up with Pete Koski, one of Salsa’s engineers, to talk a bit about the new bike at the Interbike Outdoor Demo. Check it! Learn more at – http://salsacycles.com/bikes/blackborow
KHS introduced their 2015 line of fat bikes at Eurobike. KHS calls their family of fat bikes the 4 season, which is sort of cool, considering how Sven and I have preached the gospel of year round fat-bike fun, forever! We even had that conversation with, Wen Hsieh, President of KHS, at interbike a few years […]
I talked to Evan Baird from Soma Fabrications last week about Soma’s new steel prototype pictured above. Soma’s been making steel bikes for years. My amigo Julio has a Soma twenty-six inch singlespeed lurking in the rafters of his garage…..or maybe it’s bolted to the extra-cycle I sold him. The new Soma frame will feature Tange Infinity tubing and have […]
We first saw an inkling of the new fat-bike from Xprezo last winter in a YouTube video that we saw posted from Xmas eve about a secret shop project to build a fat bike over vacation. Then we saw a prototype from the Quebec-based company at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show a few months […]
Victoire Cycles in France had this story on their website about a custom, lightweight, steel fat-bike that they built for customer Jean Marc. Just so happens that our International Man About Town, Mark Peterson, is in contact with the owner of this one-off steed and asked him to write a bit about the rig. To […]
When Gomez hit me up with an opportunity to test the new 45NRTH tires I was quite intrigued, seeing as how I’m still rolling on some near first gen Larrys. That said, I wanted to do them justice and review them set up in all their tubeless glory, so I made a few phone calls […]
Framed Bikes hit the Fat-Bike scene last winter with their Minnesota fat-bike. We featured a bit of first hand riding experience on their bike in an article entitled ‘The Fat and the Curious‘ last winter. For 2015, Framed is establishing themselves as a big-time player in the fat-bike market. They have their Carbon and Alloy Alaskan […]
Specialized Bicycle will be offering their Fatboy in three different trim packages and as a frameset for 2015. The Fatboy Pro features a Bluto Suspension Fork along with Sram’s XO1 rally sport package. I’d ride the Fatboy Pro all day long with a 2 x10 Sram drive train and (like the Pro) the new spectacular […]
Last Friday, our amigo Jesse LaLonde pinged me with something pretty hawt. In addition to being the dark knight of fat bike racing, Jesse is a designer at Twin Six. Jesse and Fat-Bike had been talking about a fat-race-bike for the better part of the year now and it turns out that all of Jesse’s R&D coupled […]
I spied this stunning, cobalt blue, fat-bike and immediately pinged our amigo Yann from Salamandre Cycles in France. It turns out that this bike belongs to Yann’s long time friend, and return customer, Frédéric (also the photographer that took all of these incredible photos!) Fred is a Frenchman that lives in the south of France in Rodez […]
Day 2 of Quality Bicycle Product’s Saddle Drive dealer event presented the opportunity to ride more fat-bikes. Naturally, Mark and I were up for that! Cogburn Our first ride of the day was on a pair of Cogburn CB4s. The CB4 is designed with outdoor sports folk like hunters, anglers and foragers in mind to […]
You probably knew this was coming but just in case you didn’t, here are pix and specs on the new full suspension fat-bike from Salsa called the Bucksaw. We will be up on the mountain and Snowbasin riding this bad boy today! Look for first impressions later on. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw Bucksaw is Salsa’s full-suspension […]
We will be checking this new Expidetion Fat-bike from Salsa, called the Blackborow, later today at Saddle Drive in Utah. Meanwhile, here is a peek at what this new fat-bike is all about. 2015 Salsa Blackborow Off-Road Exploration / Ultimate Flotation / Off-Road Expedition Blackborow is Salsa’s expedition fatbike, designed to provide maximum flotation on […]
There’s nobody in the world, that is more happy, for mi hermano, Adam, than Sven and I, when he was hired on to be the new GM at Boo Bicycles. You see, Boo is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and we both really look forward to visiting! In the mean time, we can always bide our time by […]