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Chasing Winter – Part 2

….Continued from Part 1 A Fatbike Tale By : Eyk Deutschmann The night was long and cold in soaking wet blankets while the temperature dropped furthermore to 18°C below zero inside the tent. The following morning our two dear fellows were woken up by some startling orange light, a glowin´ fireball rising above horizon inflaming the […]

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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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Triple F ♦ Knik River

Doug Schutte sent us in this gorgeous photograph that he took on a ride up the Knik River near Palmer, AK. The week that I spent in Alaska this past January was incredibly enlightening and I know that we’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to learn and experience there. That’s why we […]

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NEW! – Fat Mongoose – Spy Shot

One can run across all sorts of small woodland creatures while out roaming the forests in the winter time. Squirrels, rabbits, an occasional gnome, but this past weekend was the first time I’ve seen a Mongoose in the single track. It was fat too, and obviously had little interest in hibernation. Mongoose, maker of “The Beast” […]

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2014 ITI Leader Photos by Adam Miller

There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Terra Nova

This is another of those moments, when I realize soy un hombre muy afortunado! Mui…..Afortunado. I get to share fat-bike fun from all over the planet and this week we get to share a little slice of Newfoundland for everyone to enjoy! Thanks for sharing, Loyal! Send us Your Video Post Card! Send us a link […]

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Tom’s Arrowhead Diary – Part 2

This is a continuation of our Amigo’s sitreps from the Arrowhead 135. You can read part 1 here - http://fat-bike.com/2014/01/toms-arrowhead-135-diary-part-1/ Still Day 2 (the day before the race) -  Went for our final equipment check. I ride to this spot rvery year. The pogies are nice. The little storage pockets hold stuff that I grab along […]

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New Year’s Day Ride Report – MI

By – Cody Sovis   The 3rd Annual New Year’s Day Ride took on a bigger, better, more deadly adventure than ever before to kick off 2014 in seriously audacious style. That might be slightly exaggerated, but the thirty-five folks who braved the frigid temperatures, which sniffed 15 degrees but never any higher, to try […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day ♦ December 7th, 2013

About a year, ago a couple of very clever Brits came up with an idea for a grass roots – worldwide – fat-bike holiday, that would bring the fat-bike community together, like nothing we’ve ever seen before or since! That, of course, is until, December 7th, which will be this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! […]

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Snowbound in the Underdown – Race Report

Written By : Chris. Schotz Photos By : Jordan Schotz The rugged and challenging, underdown mountain bike trail system in Lincoln County was the chosen venue for the Snowbound in the Underdown - Race #6 in the 9:Zero:7 Wisconsin State Fat Bike Race Series. The solo race was run on a six mile ribbon of snowshoe trail, that led riders […]

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ShellTrack Race Report

Story by Josh Gabriel Photos by George Kaptz & Craig Smith Manitowoc’s second annual Fat-bike race on the now notorious Shelltrack is in the books and as the saying goes, ‘What a difference a year makes.’ Just one year ago, Fat-bike fanatics were laying down fast laps in short sleeves, this year riders were layered […]

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Sled-X v1.11

Sled-Hed v 1.0 – aka – the widow maker I read a parable on the surly blog the other day about a rope and pvc-pipe fat-bike sled that inspired me to build Sled-Hed v1.0. Noah had his arc and I….well I have a kid’s psychedelic plastic sled that I bought at the local hardware…. which (in […]

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My Favorite All Season Fat-Biking Shirt

I am totally in love with my Smartwool base layers. Most specifically, the Smartwool Microweight Long Sleeve Crew. This is my go-to shirt for almost any ride and is comfortable for me in weather from 45 degrees to about 70 degrees just as it is. I typically use a lightweight, short sleeve shirt underneath to […]

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Grip Studs – Customizable Traction

Grip Studs recently sent us for review a couple of packages (250 studs total) of their tungsten carbide, screw in studs along with an installation tool for inserting them into your favorite fat-bike tires. The promise of Grip Studs is a good one; customizable traction with easy to install, wide-auger thread inserts to secure them […]

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The Platty Fatty – Fat-Bike Night Race

The Kick Off event for the 9:Zero:7 Wisconsin State Fat-Bike Series. The Platty Fatty is a night race. Sponsored by www.fat-bike.com, 9:ZERO:7, Momentum Bikes, 1up USA, Plattucky Wiscy, and PHPT. Check out www.phptrails.blogspot.com for more information. Or check out the facebook event page to see who’s attending -  https://www.facebook.com/events/374987942582352/ This is a Fat Bike Night Race. The […]

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Gearing Up For A Change

I had an epiphany and learned something pivotal this past weekend… It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you CAN. How can a 36 mile winter fatbike ride be more difficult than a 100 mile winter fatbike ride? Soft snow and one gear. When I had my 29er with Snow Cats, I […]

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Bar Mitts – Review

Written by Blatz – aka Mark Petterson Gomez passed on a pair of Bar Mitts pogies to me and asked me to give them a try. Bar Mitts are made of Neoprene with Velcro and a zipper. They retail for around $50 to $65. Installation is pretty simple with one exception*. The Velcro strap used […]

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PWC – Event Report – 2012

Our entire den of pug-scouts from troop 666 in Milwaukee converged on Decorah, Iowa for the PWC (Pugsley World Championships). For the readers that might not know…….Decorah is a hidden gem of mountain biking located in the driftless region of Northwestern Iowa. Several of our Gnomefest cousins hail from Decorah along with Sov and some […]

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2012 Pugsley World Championships

2012 Pugsley World Championships February 25, 2012 The Ax is Back Registration will be Day of the race at Cooper’s Pub in Decorah, IA 1101 Highway 9 W Decorah, IA 52101-2409 8:00 to 10:00 Registration Race starts at 10:30 There is no Pre-Registration, however please select the Attending option in the Facebook event The course […]

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ShellTrack Beach Attack

Race Recap written by  ~ Josh Gabriel The beaches of Manitowoc were stormed by nearly a dozen, four person teams on the sunny and unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon of February 4th. Fat-bike aficionados were invited by The Broken Spoke Bike Studio, The NEW OM(NorthEast Wisconsin Off-road Mountain) bike club and Pabst Brewing Company to dirty their […]

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erialC uaE

Psst……….Have you ever thought about what fat heaven would be like ? Unlimited beer, candybar trees, bikes and pristine trails right?  Unimaginable???? Not so much if you know where Eau Claire, WI is… Let me tell you about this heavenly wonderland where fat bikes, and all things  fat, exist. It’s called Northwest Park. Quietly tucked away, […]

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The ‘Lander so far (a comparison also)

I’ve owned my Pugsley for five years, and like most- have constantly sung its praises.  I love my Surly Pugsley.  I have delivered pizza, ridden singletrack (singlespeed and geared), floated it across flooded roads, ridden through snowy fields, and thrown basically everything in my arsenal at it with great success; the Pugs stood its ground. […]

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Pogies – Keeping the Digits Warm

Keeping the digits warm while fat-biking in the cold is one of the most important parts of winter biking. Cold fingers equal less control, potential frostbite and, in extreme conditions, loss of said digits! So how best to keep your hands warm? While there are a lot of cyclists out there using variations on the […]

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NYD Ride – Decorah, IA

The Decorah NYD ride is a 13 miles gravel route to the Blue Collar Friendly Randy’s Bluffton Store. Temps in the 20 Degree range.  55 to 60 MPH head wind on the way out. 25 to 30 riders. 3 Moonlanders. 2 Pugsleys. ? Barley pops and a jug of Home-made Apple Pie Moonshine. This was […]

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