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Yeti-Fest (Two Reports in One)

By Steve Meurett and Evan Larsson The rookie and the race director.  Two essential partners to make any race a success.  You can’t have one without the other. The race boss dictates keeping the ducks in a row, “i’s” dotted and “t’s” crossed while the rookie brings unbounded enthusiasm to a race that could be […]

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Saturday Video!

Our amigo, Eric Parsons (from Revelate Designs) and some of his amigos took a trip on the ITI route, but the opposite direction that the racers were going. This is a cool little edit from that trip. If this doesn’t get your motor running, you might, just be wired wrong or have iron poor blood. […]

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The ITI from Kathi Merchant, race director Iditarod Trail Invitational in Alaska

Written by Kathi Merchant, Race Director, Iditarod Trail Invitational The Iditarod Trail Invitational race, the qualifiers to get into this by invitation only race and the annual ITI winter training camps in Alaska. When I moved to Alaska in 2002 from Germany  I did not know that a decade later fat biking as well as […]

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Foto Gordo – Fat-Bike Friday

  Not every fat-bike adventure involves racing or getting fat air off’a boot’r or even singletrack. Next time it snows, just ride down your driveway and go play bikes, like we all did when we were kids. Take along the dog, or teach your kids how to play bikes…..or bikes and sleds! This week’s foto stoke comes […]

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Wanderlust Monida Insulated Bag

  I’ve been lucky enough to test some of the best bike bags made, over the last few years, but this is the first time that I’ve laid my grubby paws onto a bag made by Wanderlust. About six weeks ago, Paul fom Wanderlust sent us one of their Monida Insulated Bags, for testing, just in time for […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Talbot Lake

Our long-lost amigo, FatBikeMike, took a shot that’s sure to set your stoke-phaser to FUN! Here’s the story behind this incredible image! We’ve had a bizarre winter here in Jasper (Jasper National Park, Alberta), snow was late followed by 3 feet of it all at once. Then the big freeze came, -40 for a week! After we dug […]

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Product Spotlight: Bar Mitts Extreme Pogies

 By Matt Gersib and Michael McColgan With winter weather descending on much of the country, it’s a great time to discuss options for keeping hands warm. Experienced cold weather cyclists often fall into one of two camps — thick gloves, or insulated bar coverings called ‘pogies’. While pogies including the original Bar Mitts have been […]

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FaTuesday Bonus Video ♦ Fat Free

We just received our Rocky Mountain Blizzard for long term testing, so when I saw that Andreas from RM had gotten his freeride amigos, Brett, Wade and Gulley together to make a fat-bike edit, we just had to share it! This is what they shared about Fat Free! We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat […]

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Singletrack Give Back

  Editor’s Note : One of our long time, amigos, Shawne Camp sent us a story that reminds us that the holidays are about giving and that no child should go unremembered by Santa on Christmas morning. I think we should add a Toy Drive to Global Fat-Bike Day next year and make kids happy […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day ♦ December 6th, 2014

Two years, 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! December 6th, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why […]

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New Zealand – Godley Valley – Fatpack

We’re pleased to welcome back Kevin Higgins. Kevin is our correspondent from Alexandra, NZ which is an hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, and surrounded by epic riding! Kevin was born and raised in San Jose, California but now lives with his wife in New Zealand. Kevin runs a small bicycle business called Hellcat Cycles. He revitalizes prewar bikes for rental around Lake Wanaka and […]

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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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