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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday – The Greeting Card

Some of you may recognise my Fatback 190 named Otis in this shot that I took up near Two Rivers on the Lake Michigan Shoreline. When I saw this shot it reminded me of the soft focus photographs that appear on anniversary cards or other romantic greeting cards that one might see at their favorite card shop, […]

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Andy Reviews The Borealis Echo

The BOREALIS Echo REVIEW By Andy Oleson Photos by Sven, Andy & Gomez I’d like to go on record to report that no small critters were injured during the testing of this bike.  Ok false statement, he zigged when I zagged and now mister squirrel has a story for his grand-squirrels, of how he got […]

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Colin Reviews The Ice Cream Truck!

The heavyweight champ has been crowned. By Colin Ford This is my review of the Surly Ice Cream Truck, or The Truck as I referred to it during the time I had it. Gomez and I had the privilege of being two of the first non-Surly fat-bike riders to ride this bike during Frostbike weekend this past January. […]

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Builder Profile – Ellis Cycles

The Neve at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show We featured Dave Wage’s NAHBS, Award Winning, Neve, fat-bike in a story written by mi primo, Sven, last month. You can check out more shots of this beautiful frame, before it was powdercoated there - http://fat-bike.com/2014/03/seen-at-nahbs-ellis-fillet-brazed-fat-bike/. Fat-Bike’s home base, here on earth, is located in South Eastern […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Bikini Beach

Last Sunday the Bike Black Ribbon Society hosted a Bikini Beach Ride & Waxing Clinic up in Port Washington that turned into fun, times the power of grey skull! This is mi amigo nuevo, Dave, riding his Fatback over an ice bridge along the shores of Lago de Michoacan. We had a couple of hours […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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Yeti-Fest 2014

Visiting Levis-Trow felt like a homecoming or sorts for my wife and I last weekend. We left our pack of wild dogs at home and traveled northwest to attend the third running of Yeti-Fest (formerly called the Sweaty Yeti). We were joined by several of our old ride tribe from our days serving time down […]

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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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Fat-Bike Nationals After Party and Sunday Group Ride

The Fat-Bike Nationals After Party Cable Wisconsin – March 8th – 7:00 pm The line-up of sponsors for the Fat-Bike.com, US National Fat-Bike Championship – (Fat-Bike Birkie) After Party is Specialized, 9 :Zero:7, Fatback, Borealis Fat Bikes, Boo Bicycles, 45NRTH, 1 Up USA racks, Paul Components, Twin Six and Angry Minnow Brewing. They have all joined fat-bike dot com and the Rivers Eatery in a celebration that will help raise funds […]

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Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti Fatbike Race

Sweaty Yeti = Old School By Steve Meurette “Old School” : Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. 2014 signals the maturing and legitimizing of the fatbike phenomenon.  What?  Well, when the bike world mega companies like Trek and Specialized finally give in, one knows this isn’t […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Otis en el Lago de Powers

After much contemplation and the helpful suggestions from friends and readers, I’ve decided to name my new Fatback 190, Otis, after Otis Sistrunk. Otis was one of my favorite players from the 70′s Oakland Raiders teams, when I was growing up. Plus Otis was the town drunk from the Andy Griffith show. So this week […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Badger State Games (WI)

    Here’s a race for all of our readers that are also fans of TPB. The CWOCC just built 7 miles of fat-bike specific trail at “Sunnyvale” Park, in Wausau, for the historic first fat-bike race of the Badger State Games! Wausau is a hot-bed for fat-biking in the state of Wisconsin. Bob Dunnahe […]

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Event Spotlight – Shell Track (WI)

(click the flyer to go to the event web-page) Get ready for the fastest and most fun fat-bike race of the season! The course is situated in one of the coolest little gems of a venue that I’ve ever seen. The Shell Track manages to squeeze in single track, double track, and beach all in […]

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A Visit to Hed HQ

As soon as I scheduled my trip to Minneapolis to attend the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, I contacted Andy from Hed to see if I could visit their production facility and possibly, demo a set of their new carbon fat bike rims. As the date of my visit grew closer, Andy and I worked out all […]

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Foto Gordo – T-Bone Railing the Sooper Bole!

Our amigo, Ron Stawicki is one of the nicest dudes that you’ll ever run into at a bike race or a trail workday. Ron is a frenquent volunteer at trail building days and is also an ace mountain bike racer that excels at solo 24 hour races! A few years ago he helped found the Waukesha […]

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Great Lakes Fat Bike Series – Sponsors Announced

45NRTH, a leader in winter cycling gear, has become the title sponsor of the 2014 Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The company, based in Minneapolis, has created award-winning products that provide enhanced comfort and control for the fast-growing sport of winter fatbiking. “The number of people riding fatbikes in the winter is rising at an unbelieveable […]

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A visit to Backyard Bikes (La Grange, WI)

Anyone that’s been to the mountain bike trails of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest in SE Wisconsin has at the very least driven by Backyard Bikes or they might  have even stopped, next door, at the LaGrange General Store for one of their delicious homemade sandwiches. The Bettinger family has been slinging snacks and bikes […]

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Second Anniversary

  Two years ago my first story published on fat-bike.com. Since then, many of our amigos and hundreds of our readers have contributed content and carnival to the pages of fat-bike. Sven and I truly appreciate, from the bottom of our hearts, all of our readers and sponsors. We look forward to sharing fat-bike news, […]

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Beach Ride & Unicorn Hunt

Disclaimer: No actual unicorns were harmed in the filming of the the Bike Black Ribbon Society’s Beach Ride & Unicorn Hunt. This post is rated NC-17 and should be viewed by mature audiences only. Eleven amigos answered the call to come out and hunt unicorns on the third coast of the big whiskey last weekend. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rock-N-Roll

Fat-bike.com’s own Sven Hammer snapped this one of Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot Colin Ford on a recent beach ride along the super scenic shore of Lake Michigan somewhere north of the thriving metropolis of Milwaukee. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open […]

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The Landing

  Some of our readers across the net asked to see the splash down of our amigo, Eric, busting out a dead sailor off of the ramp that we built, at last weekend’s beach party. We didn’t have any photos, but we do have some video! Watch Eric stick the landing….and don’t try this at […]

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29+ Testing – Mukluk vs. Krampus

Written By Andy Oleson   About 2 months ago, I built up a set of 29+ wheels to run on my Ti Mukluk for the summer, I did some side by side comparisons between the 29+ and my fat tires, you can read the review here: (http://fat-bike.com/2013/05/ride-reflections-rabbit-holes-in-my-mukluk/)  The outcome was a bit like what I […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Wolskis

I shot this last Saturday at the 29th Fat Tire Tour of Milwaukee. The thing is…..this is just a tiny fraction of the two-wheeled fun that followed! Wolskis is one of the oldest drinking establishments in Kilwaukke and riding the stairs has become somewhat of a tradition at the FTTM. As you can see, Colin […]

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Fat WORS ♦ #3 Wausau

Written By George Kapitz Photos By Kari Lewis Scheppman I ran a new set of race wheels on the Beargrease at the Red Eye Rondezvous in Wausau. Friday night I went through the routine of setting up the new Northpaw rims and Knard tires tubeless. With the help of Dave Powell, Jimmy K, and “Busch […]

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Fat WORS #1

Written By George Kapitz Photos By Kari Lewis Scheppman Editor’s Note : The Wisconsin Off-Road Race Series (WORS) is the largest state mountain bike race series in the country and this year they opened up a special Fat-Bike Category in all twelve of their races. Our amigo George is going to share his WORS experiences […]

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Fattie Approved!

Written by – Fattie Lumpkin   “Fattie Approved”- what does it mean?  Without getting too philosophical, my idea of something being “Fattie approved” signifies a general ‘good’ in things. It’s not just about bikes; it’s about enjoyment. I’ve always wanted to find a way of designating things to friends that I found to be top […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Sheboygan Shoreline

Joel shot this recently on a ride along the Lake Michigan shoreline near Sheboygan, WI. Thanks, Joel! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x 1440 (4:3) 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Part 2

First up, check out our interview with the Fat Bike Birkie Men’s 45K winner, Jorden Wakeley, who is also the new Men’s Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Champion! Plus, the rumor mill was in full churn at the Fat Bike Birkie with the weekends #1 yarn being that Ned Overend would be racing on Saturday. […]

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Fat-Bike Birkie – Part 1

It had been about a year and a half since I was last in Cable, WI for the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 and seeing the looming presence of Telemark Lodge felt like coming home. It was good to see the old girl open again and that the rooms are updated and comfortable. I’ve been coming […]

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A Tale of Two Beach Rides

Here’s the tale of two consecutive rides on an ice glazed beach comparing my 1 year old Big Fat Larrys and a brand new set of 45NRTH Dillinger Studded tires. The rides were conducted on the same stretch of Lake Michigan beach in East Central Wisconsin at the beginning of January, 2013.   Ride #1 – Sunday […]

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