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2015 – KHS – 4 Season Fat Bike Line Up

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 […]

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Soma Fabrications – Fat Prototype

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 […]

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2015 Framed Bikes – Launch all Fatties!

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 […]

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2015 Specialized – Three Fatboys

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 […]

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First Glimpse! – Twin Six Standard Fat

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 […]

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Fat-Bling – Salamandre + Pinion = OMG!

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 […]

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2015 Salsa Bucksaw

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 […]

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New 2015 Salsa Blackborow from SaddleDrive

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 […]

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2015 Kona WO Sneak Peek!

Last year  the Wo proved itself  in the Fat-bike world as a good value and solid performer. Kona gave us a peek at their new fat-bike for 2015 and allowed us to share it with our readers! The 2015 Kona WO fat bike gets an updated frame design featuring sliding dropouts and 190 OLD rear spacing. That […]

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Andy Reviews The Borealis Echo

The BOREALIS Echo REVIEW By Andy Oleson Photos by Sven, Andy & Gomez I’d like to go on record to report that no small critters were injured during the testing of this bike.  Ok false statement, he zigged when I zagged and now mister squirrel has a story for his grand-squirrels, of how he got […]

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Colin Reviews The Ice Cream Truck!

The heavyweight champ has been crowned. By Colin Ford This is my review of the Surly Ice Cream Truck, or The Truck as I referred to it during the time I had it. Gomez and I had the privilege of being two of the first non-Surly fat-bike riders to ride this bike during Frostbike weekend this past January. […]

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Moonmen #M00

I’ve kept my eye on a new bike company out in the Front Range called Moonmen after I saw a bad-ass moto handlebar that they made last winter. I didn’t know then, that this was a new venture that would team Paul Knowles, Todd Heath (both formerly of Black Sheep Cycles) with Ryan Mckee to make bikes that really strike […]

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First Look – The Sarma Shaman

We reached out to our amigos at Sarma and asked if I could come and ride their new Shaman Carbon Fat-Bike. I got a reply from the co-founder of Sarma’s US division, Steve Chaffee, with a big ole’ red carpet attached. Steve asked me where, I’d like to ride and I said that I’ve always […]

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SE Bikes F@E Fat-bike

Our friends up at ZuZu Pedals in Port Washington, WI got in a couple of the new, $899 MSRP, SE Bikes F@E and they lent me one for a first look. This is not meant to be an exhaustive review but we wanted to get a look a what $899 can get you in a […]

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Borealis Echo – Battle of Camrock – Race Test

With the success of our 80 mile – 4 person race test of the Borealis Echo, we decided to put out 6th test pilot in the saddle to race the Echo at last week’s WORS Race near Madison, Wisconsin, called the Battle of CamRock. This week’s test pilot is Aristotle Peters….the guy who pulled off […]

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BKB Ti Proto ({[SPY PHOTO!]})

Deep in the bowls of the Bare Knuckle Brigade testing bunker and laboratories – {The BKB Speed Factory}, they’ve been developing a new race bike for Jesse. We have a photo of the v1.0 prototype. This was leaked by sources very close to the LaLonde brothers and their (not so very secret) bike riding squad […]

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To Surly with Love – The Surly Ice Cream Truck

We wanted to give the Surly Ice Cream Truck a traditional coming out party on the site…. also known as a Product Spotlight. Back at frost-bike we were in a bit of a crunch for time, when we introduced the ICT to you all in the article linked here. Just last week we took temporary […]

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Borealis Upgrades Yampa for 2014!

Our amigos at Borealis shared some new updates to their YAMPA frame with us yesterday. The YAMPA was released in June of 2013, and is getting a full facelift for 2014.  “Our goal at Borealis is to constantly improve our bikes to be the best fat bikes in the world.  We were thrilled with the YAMPA, but wanted […]

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Borealis Echo Trail Bike: MTB Quiver Killer?

Jon Severson is lucky enough to live in Colorado Springs home to Borealis Bikes, the manufacturer of the bike in this preview review. Adam from Borealis got Jon one of the first Echos available for some near home testing while we await our longer-term tester here at Fat-bike HQ. Gotta say, I am a little […]

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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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NEW! ♦ Borealis + Bluto = Echo! ♦ NEW!

We all knew Rock Shox was coming out with a front boinger, but what we didn’t know was that our Amigos at Borealis have been working with them on the development of their Senator Blutarski (Bluto) fat-suspension fork. I bet just about everybody will have something to say about Bluto. Today we get to talk […]

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First Look – Ventana’s El Gordo

From the moment that I laid eyes on Ventana’s new El Gordo fat bike, I knew that we had to find a way to test one of them. I first discovered Ventana way back in the 90′s when a friend of mine lived out in Sacramento, CA. I stumbled into a local bike shop and […]

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Seen at NAHBS – Ellis Fillet Brazed Fat-bike

Dave Wages from Ellis Cycles has won several awards at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in the past racking up such show stoppers as “Best Lugged Bike”, “Best Road Bike”, “Best Steel Frame” and, in 2010, “Best in Show”! Quite an accomplishment! So, how do you add to that elite list of awards? With […]

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Chasing Winter – Part 1

A Fatbike Tale By : Eyk Deutschmann Once upon a time two splendid looking young fellows spent their lazy summer eves, hatching the utmost, astonishing plan. And this is their story: Both of the formidable lads had some utterly strange bicycles, which were meant to roll where nothing else, on our sweet little planet, could ever […]

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