Our very own radio personality, Mr. J.K. Livin’, penned this review of the State Bicycle Company Megalith Fatbike and discovered a good, basic fat-bike that responds well to a few simple upgrades. Let’s check it out. On the verge of completing my first fat-bike purchase, I was afforded the opportunity by the powers that be […]
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 […]
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 […]
We ran into Travis Ott, Trek’s mountain bike brand manager, at the Sea Otter Classic last weekend and he showed us a couple of the upcoming fat-bike models that Trek is working on for the 2015/2016 season. Look for these bikes in August/September 2015.
Borealis Bikes has upped the ante and lowered the price of the carbon echo with the new echo GX! Debuting at the 25th Annual Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, the echo GX breaks the $3000 barrier with a well specced carbon fat-bike at $2999. Colorado Springs, Colo./ Monterey, Ca – (April 16, 2015) – […]
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, […]
Sven and I sat down with, US Fat-Bike National Champion, Will Ross, earlier this month to talk about his championship ride at the Birkie. During Will’s visit to our spartan industrial suite, Sven shot some studio photos for all of you out there in fat-bike land to drool over! One of the many really cool aspects of fat-bikes is that […]
Salsa was kind enough to send us over one of their Blackborow 1, 5.0″-class fat-bikes for some extended testing. We had it for a couple of months and no less than 4 of our test riders have had at least some time on the Blackborow and all came away impressed. Plus, we’ve had a few friends […]
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 […]
Readers have been emailing me about the bike setups used at the Fat Bike Birkie so I shot an email to Ned Overend to ask him about his Fat Bike Birkie ride! Ned was the Fat Bike Birkie runner up this year and won the whole shebang last year. Let’s take a look at his […]
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 […]
By Steve Meurett Bamboo? Seriously? Yes, I’d seen a smattering of Boo bikes on the web and was aware there must be something to them, considering the company managed to scoop up Adam Blake- (all things fat-bike) sage and consummate, cycling guru. Not just bamboo, but tam vong bamboo- “iron bamboo” which is particularly […]
Our Reader’s Ride(s) articles are always more than just a story about a bicycle. There’s always a back story about the people and the places that the bikes gets ridden. Today we get to introduce you to a pretty spectacular bike with any equally interesting story about the rider and the race series that the bike […]
This Rocky Mountain Blizzard review was prepared by Matt Gersib for fat-bike.com. Thanks, Matt! Last month we introduced you to our new Rocky Mountain Blizzard long-term test bike (read the Product Spotlight). A month has passed since we took delivery of the bike and we’ve had the opportunity to ride it in a wide variety of […]
The original Wisconsin team snowbike race is back for yet another year!! Click on the flyer above to go to the FaceBook page or see below (or both!!) for more details. You don’t want to miss the good times that are – the Team SnowBike Enduro!! The Team SnowBike Enduro –The first and always […]
Back in mid-November, Fat-Bike.com majordomo Gomez sent a smoke signal my way and asked if I wanted to put some time in on the Specialized Fatboy Expert he had been riding (and has hence told you all about). Not one to miss the opportunity to throw my leg over a new bike, I gladly agreed. […]
2015 Fatboy SL Complete size medium bike weight: approx. 24 lbs w/ Stan’s (I believe it was 24.1 lbs) Same frame as the other Fatboy models, but with the following modifications: 27.2mm seat post-compatible seat tube (instead of 30.9) Dedicated 1x drivetrain (removed the welded direct mount FD mount that’s on the other models) Anodized […]
Ben from Fyxation let us know that their new Blackhawk fat-bike is available now at their new Milwaukee headquarters and at stocking Fyxation dealers. Below are brief descriptions, pricing and links to the Fyxation site for all items. Fyxation Blackhawk 2×10 Assembled in Milwaukee, the Blackhawk 2×10 is built around our rugged and lightweight Blackhawk frame […]
ad I’ve been getting some saddle time on Framed’s newest entry into the market of fat, The Alaskan. Framed made some big waves when they jumped into the world of fat with the Minnesota series LAST YEAR. Framed believes that a quality bike shouldn’t break your bank account. This year, Framed decided to go all in and […]
Our amigo, Adam Blake, from Boo Bicycles, came out to the Fat-Bike ranch to visit us on our radio show and give us a sneak peak of the new Boolossal. Adam and I have been talking about the Boolossal for the last six months, so when he built up their first production bike, he […]
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 […]
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.