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Weekly Dose of Fat – 4-18-14

We introduced a new contest yesterday to win a Bordo Big fat-bike friendly lock. Come up with a qualifying limerick and you might be the lucky winner! Links: – Carbon Fatback Corvus at Sea Otter. – Saturday ride in the Scottish Countryside. - Gypsy-Fat - Fat-Bike Hangover? – Tire talk. - Fat […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat 4-11-14

Well, the big news this week was the announcement of the RockShox Bluto along with arrival of several bikes designed to be used with front suspension. We’ll have a first hand look at it REALLY soon. In other front suspension news I (Sven) have one of the Snozocchi forks from Brad at Eriksen due to […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 4-4-14

  Greetings fat-bike friends! The weather has been getting a bit warmer around these parts which means the snow is just about gone but the beaches are prime right now so we’ve been hitting them up regularly and getting in testing on a bunch of new stuff that you’ll hear more about over the next […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 3/28/14

We can’t believe that March is coming to a close next week! This has been a winter season to remember! This weekend is the White Mountains 100. The one and only, Tupps Becker, will be sending us a race report, direct from the Alaskan Wilderness! Next week we continue Sven’s NAHBS reports and share a […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat & Gallery 3/21/14 = SPRING!

Spring has Sprung…or at least that’s what is sez on the calendar. Spring means different things to different climates and regions. Spring means mud season in Wisconsin and that means that most established and monitored mountain bike trail systems are closed until the frost comes out of the ground. The gelatinous mud stew that accumulates […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat & Gallery 3/14/2014

St. Fatty’s weekend marks the half way point of ({[¡March Fatness!]}) for this year of our gnome, two thousand and fourteen. Last week saw the crowning of the winners of the 45 NRTH Great Lakes Fat Bike Race Series (Jorden Wakeley & Danielle Musto). The 9:Zero:7 Wisconsin Fat-Bike Race Series also awarded their series championship […]

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Ned Overend is the New Fatbike National Champion

Team Specialized pro, Ned Overend, won the first Fatbike National Championship at the Fatbike Birkie today in Cable, WI! The field was packed with fast fatbike talent but Ned was first to the line and continued a decades long reign as one of the fastest cyclists in the world. We will have a lot more coverage […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 3-7-14

This week, many, in the cycling industry are over in Taiwan at the Taipei Bicycle show. It’s rumored that fat-bikes are ruling the show over there, which bodes very well for this year’s new fat-bike products that will make their US premier at interbike this coming September. This week, Jeff Oatley broke the Iditarod Trail […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat and Gallery – 2-28-14

This week started with the unveiling of Surly’s new fat-bike called the Ice Cream Truck and then later, made history with both the Men’s and Women’s, Iditarod Trail Invitational records being shattered by Kevin Breitenbach and Heather Best. A week that also presented 2 new carbon rims, three new fat-bike companies and Clowns on ice. […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 2-21-14

Another busy weekend in land. I guess that should come as no surprise this time of year! Gomez is at the industry trade show, Frostbike, gathering the latest info on upcoming fatbikes and related products. Frostbike is a great event to get a forecast of what might be coming down the pike for the […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat & Valentines Day Gallery 2014

Happy St. Valentines Day! It snowed in Tokyo for the first time in 18 years, so I pinged our amigos at Blue Lug to see if they all got out on their fat-bikes and Wakako sent me back some great pictures. The line-up of sponsors for the, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party […]

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Brad Bingham’s Snozocchi Fat-bike Suspension Fork

We first saw the Snozocchi on the Kent Eriksen Cycles fatbike and asked designer Brad Bingham of Primary Fabrication Design, who is also employed by Kent Eriksen Cycles as welder/designer/fabricator, for the background and story behind this fat-bike suspension fork. BTW, Brad is a former Moots welder and seriously fast racer! Take it away, Brad… […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat and Gallery – 2-7-14

  Sooo…that week went flying by! As I write this the Iditasport is just about 5 hours from start time. You can follow the racers here. CORBA is putting on the Powder Keg fatbike race over there in Eau Claire, WI on Saturday. There is a Fatbike Race in conjunction with the North American Vasa […]

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Sarma Naran Wheel Build and Initial Ride Impressions

Jim built up our test set of Sarma Naran carbon fat-bike rims with a great selection of parts including 135/170 Northpaw fat-bike hubs donated by Schlick Cycles and Sapim CX-Ray Spokes and bling-worthy red butted spokes donated to this project by the US Distributor of Sapim, KHS Bicycle Parts. Jim reported that the wheels built […]

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Fat-biking and Ice Fishing

Joe from out east in Hubbardston, MA originally sent in the photo above for a Wallpaper Wednesday but I liked the concept so much I asked Joe to tell us a bit about the setup and how it works. Here is what he sent. My name is Joe and I love my Pug! I also […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – 1/31/2014

The Fat-Bike Universe is literally buzzing with activity. Salsa sponsored, super couple, Jay & Tracey Petervary won the men’s and women’s title at this year’s brutally cold Arrowhead 135. ‘Jay/Tray’ piloted his & hers, Salsa Cycles – Carbon Beargrease Race Bikes to victory, under brutally harsh conditions. I had the pleasure of talking on the […]

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Global Fatbike Summit Day 1 Brief

Mark Peterson sent in this brief from Day 1 of the Global Fatbike Summit this weekend in Ogden, UT. The 2014 Global Fat Bike Summit has begun! It has been breathtaking, I have never seen so many fat bikers in one place before! There is a super positive vibe in the air and everyone can […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat and Gallery – 1-24-14

Sooo…what’s happening? Well, the Global Fatbike Summit is in session even as we speak in Ogden, UT and our man with a plan, Mark Peterson is on the ground, hopefully still upright, covering the goings on. Look for updates coming soon. The 50K World Championship Snow Bike Race is happening up there in Michigan. The […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 1/17/2014

We’ve cooked up a little something new for this week’s dose of fatty goodness! We’ve been receiving lots of great shots from our readers through our facebook page and email, so we created a gallery of some of those shots that appears at the bottom of the page, for everyone to enjoy. Like most photos […]

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Midwest Fatbike Summit and Grooming Seminar Update

Puck and I took a trip to Northern Wisconsin hamlet of Cable to attend the Midwest Fatbike Summit and Grooming Seminar last week that was sponsored by Quality Bicycle Products, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC), The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) and the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). The Thursday drive from Milwaukee was a […]

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Yeti Van Evil

It’s our pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. Yeti Van Evil! Yeti is going to make appearances from time to time on our pages and his rookie card will take the form of a sticker, that’ll be available to our fathful fat-bike readers, coming up here in the not too distant future. If you think […]

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Fat Foto Friday – Wo in the Snow

Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Michael McColgan wrote up his evaluation of the 2014 Kona Wo last week. This is a shot that’s just too rad to merely accompany a review article, so I’ve featured it in this week’s installment of Fat Foto Friday. You’ll have to wait until next Tuesday to read Michael’s report […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 1-10-14

Greetings fat-bikers! Gomez is still up there in AK having fun, talkin’ shmack and seeing great new products while I am in Northern Wisconsin at the Midwest Fat-bike Summit where the main topic is trail grooming and we will see several solutions, both mechanical and human-powered. Look for our series on Trail Grooming over the […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 1-3-2014

I’m hopping on a jet-plane that’s headed to Alaska today! My gracious hosts, while I’m in Alaska will be 9:Zero:7 and Fatback! The plan, is to give you all a peek behind the scenes of these two well respected and innovative Alaskan fat-bike companies. While I’m in Anchorage, I hope to also get a chance […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 12-27-13

Post Holiday lounging has ensued! What did Santa (or your chosen Holiday idol) bring you for the season? There is a super ride scheduled for Sunday. The 2nd Annual Fatter by the Lake ride will head out to Illinois Beach State Park at 1PM. Checking out the Packers/Bears game after is a sure thing. Go […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 12-20-13

Lots going on this week getting ready for the Holidays. I just finished an article that will be published in the next Wisconsin Bike Federation magazine introducing fat-biking to even more folks! Racing has started in several places already. Take a look at our Events Calendar to see what is going on in your neck […]

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3rd Annual Global Fat Bike Summit Is Almost Here

The 3rd Annual Global Fat Bike Summit is gaining momentum, with registration for both exhibitors and racers growing everyday. The Global Fat Bike Summit brings together dealers, consumers, land managers, fat bike manufacturers and media representatives for a weekend of product expos, demo rides, fat bike races, and educational seminars focused ultimately on developing land […]

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Global Fat-bike Day Pix 1

Pix and reports from all over have been coming in to the FB.c Global Headquarters for a few days. Here is what we’ve seen so far… Shawne sent the above from Upstate NY where they did GFBD with 10 riders from all over the state at Chenango Valley State Park and finished the ride strong with […]

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Zito on the Krampus

Regular contributor, Chris Zito, penned up the following review of his time spent with a borrowed Krampus. Check it! I knew it would come to me. If I bided my time, and waited patiently, it would appear. And when the good lads at Black Ribbon Test Labs sent one my way, I fell ass […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 12/6/12

 Tomorrow is Global Fat-Bike Day! Sven & Puck are headed up north to ride the beach. Julio, Angry Andy and most of our other homies (Gnorme, Ox, Amy & Bethany) will be riding at Kettle. I’m scheduled to visit the Minneapolis Global Fat-Bike Day celebration. While in MPLS, I’ll tour Hed Cycling and check out their […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 11-29-13

  One week from tomorrow is what promises to be the biggest day for fat-bikes, maybe ever! Check below to see if there is a ride in your area that you can join. If there isn’t one, consider getting a group together and do your own! We will have one final list of events that […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 11-22-2013

The opening day of Deer Gun Season is upon us. This time of year, we recommend that you rock the blaze orange, when you’re going to ride in an area that is open to hunting. You can pick up an inexpensive vest at most sporting goods chains, to wear over your regular cycling clothes. Visit your […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 11-15-13

Holy, Moly, halfway through the month already! We saw our first snow this week but it didn’t last long and we are looking at close to 60 on Sunday! Global Fatbike Day is now less than a month away and Sven and Puck from FB.C World HQ have committed to going to the Northeast Wisco […]

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