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Bucksaw Goes Electric

By :  Jason Mead The Fatbike category has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years. Once used solely for winter applications, the Fatbike has expanded its reach to touring, big box stores, and everyday trail riding. New technologies emerge for this category seemingly overnight and trickle into other categories. To see just […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015 – Day 1

Sven and I are at the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada to share what’s new for 2016! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with daily coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the […]

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Long Term Review of Trek Farley 8

  By – Dave Krueger (aka Barba Glacialis) I took my Farley 8 home in October of 2014. Since then, the bike has seen more than 1700 miles go by. It’s seen all four seasons and temps from -13F to 95F. I’ve ridden trails. I’ve cruised the beach. I’ve commuted on it. I’ve raced it […]

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World Premier! The Surly Wednesday

Back in July, I was dispatched to Utah for a mission, to document and photograph, Surly’s new fat-bike. I was also headed there to attend the Quality Bicycle Products, western dealer round-up, called Saddle Drive. After I shot a slew of photos of the new Salsa’s, I met my contact, John Fleck (special ops edition) in the Needles […]

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Product Spotlight – Maskinen Prodigy R1

  Over on They’re testing a Maskinen Prodigy R1 B+ with a sweet set of  Maskinen Revolvek carbon 27.5+ wheels. We didn’t want to be outdone by those plus bike nerds, so we worked with our amigo, Miguel E. Antonetti, to gather photos and data, for a report about Maskinen’s Prodigy R1 –  Full Carbon Fat-Bike. Check out the […]

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New 2016 Borealis Crestone!

News Release – Borealis Fat Bikes Introduces the Crestone The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes Colorado Springs, Colo. (8/15/15) – The Fat Bike Company, whose cutting edge product line includes Borealis Bikes, is set to premier the new Crestone at Interbike 2015 September […]

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NEW! Fatback Skookum & Rhino

NEWS RELEASE – FATBACK INTRODUCES SKOOKUM & RHINO, NEW ALL-TERRAIN FAT BIKES Anchorage, Alaska (August 12, 2015) – Fatback announces the addition of the SKOOKUM CARBON FRAME and the RHINO ALLOY FRAME to its lineup of all-terrain fat bikes. With their suspension-optimized design, these two are made to rip through whatever terrain you are willing to […]

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New! 2016 S-Works Fatboy

  Specialized Bicycle will be offering their Fatboy in three Carbon Framed Levels and five different M4 Aluminum Framed Levels as well as a twenty and twenty-four inch youth versions for 2016. In this post, we’re just going to share the S-Works Fatboy. We’ve ridden and tested both previous model years of the fatboy and were quite impressed. We can’t wait to […]

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NEW! 2016 Specialized Hellga (Women’s Fat-Bike)

  Specialized has a brand new fat-bike that is made just for the ladies, called the Hellga! The Hellga comes in three component levels, the expert, the comp and just the plane ole’ Hellga. Specialized designed the Hellga with a few features that make it women’s specific. First a nice low top tube with a lower […]

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Devinci Minus RS Fat-bike

Faithful reader, Trevor, hipped us to the fact that Quebec-based bike company, Devinci, is entering the fat-bike fray with their 2016 Aluminum Minus RS model. The Minus RS will be available in 3 sizes, Small 157 CM – 170 CM, Medium 168 CM – 180 CM and Large 178 CM – 187 CM and is expected to retail for […]

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  Our Amigos down at Chumba USA have been working on their fat-bike since before we met them at Interbike last year. Chumba introduced the 29+ Ursa last year at the big show in the desert and they also shared the news about their plans to bring a fat-bike to market called the Ursa Major. […]

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Field Trip to the West – Chapter Two – REEB

Chapter 2 – REEB Cycles – Longmont Colorado While I was visiting Boo up in Fort Collins, our compadre, Chris Reichel, (aka Dirty Biker) was down at REEB Cycles in Longmont (about a half hour south of FoCo) getting ready to lauunnch the #greatwhitebuffalo tour from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado to the O.B. Brewery in Asheville […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part Deux

It was another picture perfect day here in the ‘tah of Ute’ for Saddledrive 2015! You can parlay a gander at the pixels that I herded onto the site, yesterday, in a post called ‘Saddle Drive 2015 – Part One‘. All you have to do is click here. So here we are in Part Deux of our […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part 1

Our amigos at QBP hold a show out west near their Ogden, Utah distribution center called SaddleDrive every summer. This is a show for bike dealers and is not open to the public, so we made the trip out here to share all of the new hardwear with our faithful readers. The show is held […]

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The New 2016 Kona Wo

Hey Sven did you see the new Buicks Konas are in….down at the dealership? Looks like the color for fat-bikes this year is blue. Kona calls this Gloss Heavy Metal Cyan. That’s some long ass name for blue. They corrected the only thing we saw as a small flaw from last year’s British Racing Green […]

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MAXX Huraxdax – The Review

by Jeff Price Firstly, a huge thank you to Gomez and Maxx Bikes for a fun packed couple of months since I took control of the MAXX Huraxdax full suspension fat bike As more bike manufacturers are getting on the full suspension fat-bike-wagon I knew it was going to be interesting to see what this […]

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Lauf Carbonara Tested

  Disclaimer: I have never done a fork review before and I run all of my fatbikes rigid. I have ridden many of the popular brands of suspension forks on many different mountain bikes. But I figure I can ride any bike part for a while and report back to you. There are few things […]

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Introducing the Watchman from Advocate Cycles

Advocate Cycles, the first Benefit corporation in the cycling industry to pledge 100% of profits to making cycling better, has launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We met with our old friend Tim Kreuger, back at the Sea Otter Classic this year, where Advocate launched the Hayduke 27.5+ model, and now they’re bringing a full […]

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Maxx Huraxdax – Product Spotlight

By :  Jeff Price Fat bikes have really just been born but they are already evolving. The MAXX Huraxdax is a perfect example of this evolution. Thanks to my crazy Uncle Gomez, I’m testing a German, custom made, full suspension, fat bike for a few weeks in the UK. The Huraxdax is kitted out to your […]

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Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership

Colorado Springs, Colo. & Reykjavik, Iceland – (June 11, 2015) – Borealis Bikes and Lauf Forks today announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. This relationship promotes the focus both companies have to the Fatbike category and answers continued requests for a high performance fork which requires no maintenance and operates in extreme conditions. “The Lauf Carbonara […]

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Framed Alaskan Alloy Review

Framed Alaskan “Summer Kit” review by Michael McColgan   Editor’s Note: This is Michael’s dirt review of the Alaskan Alloy by Framed Bikes. Framed offers their Alaskan in both carbon and Aluminum and also offers packages that pair a Rock Shox Bluto with Maxxis Mammoth tires (for summer dirt) in addition to the stock winter set-up […]

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MAXX Jagamoasta Review

When everything was set and ready for me to test a MAXX Jagamoasta the guys over at MAXX bicycles insisted that I should go through their bike configurator to get the whole experience of riding a MAXX fat bike. MAXX was established in 1993 in Germany. Building custom bikes was their general topic from the […]

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The Boo Review – An Alubooyah at Levis

Alubooyah Review: by Steve Meurett “Iron bamboo”-tam vong, as it’s known in Viet Nam where it’s sourced-perfectly suited and strong enough to yield excellent bike frames.  Who’d have thought?  Bamboo? Apparently bamboo has been used for many years as a frame material, but for myself, it’s a totally new beast.  More durable than carbon fiber, […]

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REEB – Donk Review

Reebdonkadonk – By – Steve Meurett The days are getting ever so slightly longer, which also (usually) translates into more white on the ground here in the Midwest.  This “winter” has been anything but.  We’re teased with deep snow in November, lose it-gain it back, gone again, and just now, post holidays, we’re back riding ribbons […]

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First look – MAXX Jagamoasta Rohloff XL

Orange is the new FAT! I recently received the colorful Jagamoasta from the German based custom bike builders MAXX. This beauty is equipped with 14-speed Rohloff XL hub and carbon drive. 4.8 Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tubeless. Shimano XT breaks and Saint Pedals. Frame and fork made of Superlite Triple Butted” 6000-T6 Aluminium. Ready for Bluto with […]

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