The guys at State Bicycles sent us a note and some pix of the updated version of the Megalith Fat-bikes that are available in both Singlespeed and 8-speed models. We ...
Rusty Knorr is back with his third trip to the Ancient Lakes in the Pacific Northwest. He shot a travelogue of the trip along with a crew that ...
Fat-bike.com’s Fatbassador, Travis, from Anchorage took in the Fat Bike Expo and Big Fat Ride that was held in Anchorage, AK this past February. Check out the happenings and ...
Forth Fat, Bruce – aka; Coastkid’s social gathering on the East Coast of Scotland in North Berwick. The idea of Forth Fat is simple, ride fat bikes and socialise. After ...
This week fat-bike.com brings you Fat Camp #12, the latest podcast from Ken and Andy. In this episode the dynamic duo covers plus bike topics from converting your fat-bike to a run down on Plus Bike rims and tires. Give it a listen! Click on the charts below for a larger version!
Check out this trail fodder fittin’ a ruin Fatbassador Travis’s ride! If this was your tire, what would you do? Ideas on a fix? Leave a comment below! You radio show hosts Sven, Gomez and JK continue their spring break this week. Meanwhile check out the fat-bike news of the week! Event of the Week Decorah Human […]
I’m not going to keep you waiting, The A’ME heated grips work as advertised. If you were already planning on purchasing them just based on if they will keep your hands warm on a 10 deg winter ride, then hit that “buy” button. On the other hand, if you are on the fence about these […]
Sean “Burnsey” Burns from Oddity Cycles sent us out a set of Oddity Razorbar Plus handlebars to check out. Not your average 5d/8d aluminum or carbon bars but real, steel, custom goodness made from 4130 Chromoly. As an avid singlespeeder, Burnsey was looking for rise and sweep for comfort, hooks for climbing and cruising, additional […]
I met Mason & Riley at the Fat-Bike Worlds this February in Crested Butte. I had seen Mason, riding a fat-bike that I recognized from a small Wisconsin bike company, Wyatt Bicycles, and it turned out to be Riley’s sled. Riley and Mason were at worlds, as part of the herd of ‘working media’ and we […]
James from fatbike.com.au, the Australian source of Norwegian Diamond Fatbikes, sent us this video of a Top-to-Bottom race, on fat bikes, at the Thredbo ski resort in the Snowy Mountains. Check out the action!
RSD Mayor out in the snow. It’s quite orange but hard to get the true color in a photo! This is our second RSD Mayor test bike. Mr. Jim, our shop guru has been riding V1 for over a year, but this V2 is a completely redesigned bike for 2016. The Mayor line includes Aluminum […]
Weekly Dose of Fat 4-22-16 Sven, Gomez and JK are on a break this week as we plan out our Summer Show Schedule. Meanwhile check out the fat-bike news of the week! Event of the Week Next Saturday, April 30th, is the Fat Bike Freeride Rally at Mt Bachelor in Bend, OR. This is a fat […]
There are not many fat bike races in the world that involve complicated logistics, dedicated support crews, 3000miles of driving, and a whopping 300 miles of multi-day, one-way stage racing. But if this type of event takes your fancy, then welcome to the Australian Simpson Desert Bike Challenge. Following on, from our race reports published […]
Welcome to the second episode of Brazilians Across Quebec, it’s time for the great crossing of Lake Saint-Jean. A white desert of 32km, with freezing temperatures and biting winds. The biggest challenge for the Brazilian team to date. Jonatha Jünge is on a mission to face the crossing aboard his Fat-Bike, while Daniel RootRider and Nata Giacomozzi […]
This is Monte’s Titanium Night Train Bullet Motobecane on The Elvis Presta Trail at Mt. Charleston, west of Las Vegas. He gives the bike a big thumbs up! Thanks, Monte! 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 […]
Our Fatbassador to the Alaskan Wilderness and Anchorage, Mr Travis (T-bone) Hubbard recommends this clip, for your viewing pleasure. This is some footage from the 2016 Merry Marmot downhill race, from the Arctic Valley Ski Resort. Leave your featherweight carbon sled in the shed and grab the old trusty…..then Slip on your body armour and a full […]
Winter came late to the land of the hand (Michigan, sorry Wisconsin), lasted for about 6 weeks and headed on out for a later date. But during those 6 weeks, I was able to put the 2016 Framed Alaskan Alloy fatbike through some rigorous rides and get a pretty good idea of what it’s really […]
The Imaginary Dose of Fat – Show Number 101 – Friday April 15th – 2016 Will Ross and Megan Chelf, 2016 White Mountains 100 Champions from Team 9:Zero:7, HED Cycling, 45NRTH join Sven, Gomez and JK who are back in the studio after the big, Live Weekly Dose of Fat Show #100 Gig. The Weekly […]
Wyatt Driftless: Endless Fun The bicycle has come a long way. Going to the real definition of “balloon tires”, the fat bike has changed the game for many riders that face a tough riding condition known as winter. Wyatt Bicycle Co. out of La Crosse, Wisconsin is pumping out a bike designed for adventure biking […]
Mathieu sent us this pic of his cardio peak climb of a Friday afternoon (Ok … he says it was more of a “Fu#& that sh!t” moment and leaving the job!) on his Surly Ice CreamTruck on the Mont Rougemont in Quebec. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the […]
Our amigos from Brasil that shared an incredible look at Brazilian dune riding in Sand’n’Fatty, are releasing their second video project, as a 3 part series, that features their first introduction to winter riding, in the frozen landscape of Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec Canada. We wanna party with these cowboys! This is what Jonatha, Daniel & Nata shared […]
We think it’s high time that some folks from the fat-bike realm get recognized for their contributions to the mountain bike world and, it just so happens, that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for this year’s inductees. So we’re asking folks to call into our Imaginary Dose of Fat Show this week […]
Heated grips you say?! I’m interested! We all know that the fat bike is most at home in the snow and ice in the middle of winter. While most mountain bikers are at home watching reruns of Red Bull Rampage circa 2012 on YouTube, we fat bikers are out having the time of our lives! […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 100 – Friday, April First! 2016 This week Sven, Gomez and JK bring you a special Show 100 edition of the Weekly Dose of Fat live from Milwaukee’s Eastside! We welcome Sov from The Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ for a Q and A where he drops the […]
Earlier this year the folks at Budnitz took one of their FTB Titanium fat-bikes to the summit of Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield at 4400 feet of elevation; and rode it all the way down! Check out these links for more info: There are more photos here: http://budnitzbicycles.com/gallery/moments/summit-to-sunset And a write-up of the day’s adventure here: http://blog.budnitzbicycles.com/post/139612684142/fatbike-snowy-mountain Download […]
Ken sent us this story about a unique wooden fat-bike he built and how the design progressed to what you see here. Very creative, Ken! Thanks for the insight into your project. Here are some close ups and general photos of my wood fat-bike project. It originally started out with a cantilevered seat but it […]
The day was sunny and beautiful – the screams of the mud and dirt were yelling from afar, so Heather and I, got the gear ready and went to some local trails near Chicago. She rode her trusty and popular Surly Pugsley, while I rode a newly acquired FELT DD30. This is about the FELT fatty goodness… […]
9:ZERO:7, 45NRTH, and HED Cycling team up to support a one of a kind arctic ultra expedition After a long season of fat bike racing, from the brutal Arrowhead 135 to the popular Fat Bike Birkie, 9:ZERO:7 Factory Team rider Will Ross still isn’t ready for the season to be over. His next adventure is […]
Big doings at the Fat-bike Radio Show 100 HQ! Gomez shook down the peeps who helps us keep this site goin’ and got us some killer prizes that we will raffle off at the Show 100 Party! Oh! There are A LOT MORE PRIZES THAN WHAT WE ARE SHOWING! Stupid CAPS lock. Anyway, yes, you […]
Apidura has appeared on Fat-Bike.com a couple of times now, but this particular review, features one of their new products, The Food Pouch. The concept is really simple, it’s an extra pocket that easily attaches to the bars and stem with carbon friendly Velcro straps. However this is not the first ‘bar bag’ on the market […]
Frequent site visitor, Gomez, took this shot last week after a spring snow storm flocked the local landscape in a thin layer of snow. This is what g-mez shared about his picture postcard. The snow that fell, was predicted to have a very short shelf-life, so for a few hours on Good Friday morning, Otis and I, celebrated […]
Manuel Scheidegger is a two time Fat (video) Tuesday contributor from Switzerland. Here’s what Mänu shared about his clip. How good are fatbikes really? No one can give a better answer then the judges of the fox tv show “so you think you can dance” (Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo, Maddie Ziegler). And the verdict […]
All the way back in November a fancy box of Kuroshiro Enso 685 wheels showed up at World of Bikes. The ever-growing fat-bike market is constantly evolving to fit the needs of all sorts of riders, and high end components are definitely being asked for. Fat-bikes are getting faster. The rise of fat-bike dedicated […]
Product Spotlight: Dirt Components Thumper Carbon Fat Wheel Set By Dave Krueger Carbon wheel set you say? I got an email from Sven just before I headed up to Cable, WI for the Birkie. There were certainly other words in the email, but all I remember seeing in the email was “carbon wheel set” and […]
This year the 4th running of the Fat Bike Birkie, officially tagged The 45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie, presented by Freewheel Bike, was raced on Saturday March 4th. With 1000 riders registered and a few more on comped entries this was, by far, the largest field in the 4-year history of the Fat Bike Birkie and, […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 99 – Friday, March 25th 2016 Sven, Gomez and J.K. talk to Chris Holmes from Marin about Plus Bikes and welcome the Alaska Cartel to talk Alaska fat-bike happenings. The Weekly Dose of Fat is brought to you by the Surly Junk Strap – The name speaks for […]
Mother Nature did not play fair with the inaugural edition of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash March 18 – 20 in Valdez, AK. Here’s a couple videos from the crit and the finale of the rodeo, the Big Air, Big Splash. We had a great time during the Ursa Major Northern Lights Criterium that kicked […]
The postman told me that I had a large package…at the airport post office. I promptly drove down and retrieved a rather large, yet feather light package. Uncle Gomez sent me up a Lauf Carbonara fork to test. I was expecting a used and somewhat tortured demo unit, but I found a brand new fork in the box. As […]
Our Alaskan Fatbassador Travis sent in this photo from the recent Homer Big Fat Bike Festival in Homer, AK. Travis said “It was an amazing day on the shores of Cook Inlet and Kachemak Bay. Sunshine, scenery, and 45 degrees in March made for an amazing group ride. Fat smiles from Anchor Point to Homer!” […]
The White Mountains 100 starts Sunday north of Fairbanks and boasts perhaps the strongest field in its six-year history. “The competitiveness is incredible in almost all categories this year,” race director Joel Homan said in an email. “Of the three categories (ski, bike and run) for both male and female racers, all but one winner from last […]
Have you ever asked yourself what do you want in a pedal? Are you big on clipless or do you prefer flats? What kind of riding are you doing? Smooth, groomed multi track or twisty singletrack? And of course the big question, what do you want to spend? I’m a big proponent of flats. I […]
Hey folks! Ken and Andy are back with another edition of Fat Camp and they are closing out winter and getting stoked for spring! Have a listen! Show Links http://www.maxxis.com/tires/bicycle/fatplus-tires http://45nrth.com/ http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-components/bike-tires-tubes/bontrager-barbegazi-fat-bike-tire/p/12996 http://surlybikes.com/parts/tires http://veetireco.com/product/snowshoe-2xl/ http://surlybikes.com/parts/wheels/my_other_brother_darryl http://sun-ringle.com/mtb/rims/mulefut-80sl/ http://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/merchandise/products/singletrack-pogie http://www.quiringcycles.net/stock-frames-and-forks/triple-b-fatbike/ http://www.ridefox.com/2016/filter.php?m=bike&t=forks#forks http://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/product/bontrager-haru-carbon-fatbike-fork-242194-1.htm http://www.manitoumtb.com/products/forks/magnum/ http://www.mrpbike.com/stage https://www.dtswiss.com/Components/Rims-MTB/XM-481 http://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/mojo_3/ http://whiskyparts.co/catalog/rims
We are stoked to have this story from Bike Black Ribbon Tester, David Krueger called The Fat Bike Birkie: All My Winter Riding Leads to This! Read on! I had heard about it. I had wanted to try it out. So this year I signed up for the Fat Bike Birkie. I also had a […]
Eric from Mountain Racing Products took this shot on a wonderful 19deg day, on Palisade Rim trail in Palisade, CO. Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 98 – Friday, March 18th 2016 Sven and JK are in the studio while Gomez is on the road down Missouri way visiting Old Bear! That’s him below! […]
Dave was riding spring crust at sunrise and took this shot in the Methow Wildlife Area near Winthrop, Washington. Spectacular! Rider and photographer: Dave Acheson (ain’t self-timers great?) Date taken: March 8, 2016 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 […]
In this Tec-GNAR Media video we look at the snow set up and the, more aggressive, trail set up on the white stuff and dirt. Our amigos in Texas at Chumba were kind enough to allow us to ride their new made in the USA steel fat bike for an extended period of time. Join us […]
I’ve been noticing lately that when I attend local fat-bike gatherings, there are either very few participants or (gasp!) no derby, called – or celebrated. A fat-bike group ride without a derby or three, is the slippery slope to the dark side of the force – the tiny leak that eventually let’s the all the […]
I bought my Surly Moonlander a few years back. I knew I wanted a designated fat bike to ride on snow trails so I decided that 100 mm rims and 5 inch tires were the best option for me. There were few 100mm rimmed fat bikes then but my local bike dealer carried Surly so […]