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Fat Camp Podcast #33 – July 2018

  Back from sabbatical, Ken and Andy present Fat Camp #33 here mid-summer, with a plethora of fat and plus bike talk to tickle your fancies.  Inbetween a bunch of blah, blah, blah, they talk not only technical aspects of the bikes we love to ride, but also what they been up to and have […]

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Comparison of Four 29×2.6″ Tires

If you follow bike media you will know that at one point not that long ago 2.8-3″ plus tires were the greatest thing ever. Now the talk is that they are too squishy and vague but 2.6″ tires are the goldilocks size, splitting the difference between traditional MTB tires and “full” plus tires. Personally, 2.6″ […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ OMFB – Flat Creek

Is it to soon to dip back into the OMFB catalog? Well, it’s the day before ‘Merica’s Birffday’ and there’s nothing more ‘Merican than fat-bike funskies under the directorial supervision of Old Man Fat Bike. I’m beginning to be an OMFB fan. Maybe we should start the OMFB fan club. They have stickers for sale here. Would […]

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Coast to Coast Bikepacking Michigan’s Mitten – By Andy Amstutz

Not many people drive across Michigan.  It’s not on the way to anywhere. It’s the anti-Iowa in the way that I’ve driven through Iowa a dozen times to get to a destination but never had the pleasure of staying overnight.  Michigan, like Florida and Maine, is a destination location, unless one is driving to Cuba, New […]

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Moons Over My Chamois – June 2018

We asked our crew of contributors and product testers aka: the Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots a couple of questions about their fantasy bicycle lifestyles and we’re going to share their answers in a new series that premiers, well…today! We asked three questions and asked everyone to send a photo, but nobody sent a photo, […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Mr. Pat Smage

It’s not often that you can say honestly that someone that you know, deserves their own action figure, but Pat Smage is an expert at turning what looks to be impossible into buttery smooth transitions, where man & bike act as one in perhaps, what one might call an alternate category of dirty dancing…and for […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – Solstice +1 – 2018

The first full day of Summer and there are literally scads of things happening in the Plus and Fat bike lanes these days. But…one thing that’s not happening is a dose of fat podcast. At least not this month. The next episode of the dose will happen in July. Kristie Fore took the photo above at Bishop’s […]

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Northshore Rack NSR-4 Review

I first came across the unique verticle Northshore hitch-style rack out in Long Beach, Washington back in the autumn of 2015. I rented a Salsa Mukluk from Northwest Bicycle Improvement out of Roslyn Washington and they had one of these kick-ass racks on the back of the shop van. (photo below) Since then we’ve tested and highlighted […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series No. 6

  Our amigo from Australia, Eckart Altenkamp is back for his sixth Wallpaper Wednesday in our monthly Aussie Wallpaper Series. This what Eckart shared about this month’s image. This picture was taken riding the “Sky Trek” in a 270 square km farm in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. We encountered many Emus and kangaroos, but […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Old Man ~ Fat Bike

  Today’s feature on Fat Video Tuesday comes to us from a cat that calls hizself ‘Old Man Fat Bike’.  This is from a warm snap from back in January, down in Missouri. More of that #fourseasonfatbikes campaign that we mention (constantly). I wonder if Old Man Fat Bike knows Old Bear? Missouri has some gorgeous freshwater […]

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Event Spotlight – Wausau 24 – July 28-29, 2018

Here’s an event for our fat-bike readers! The Wausau 24 at Nine Mile County Forest! Check out all of the Fat-Bike Categories!   6 Hour Racing Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat Bike Solo Female Fat Bike Junior Solo Male Fat Bike Junior 12 Hour Categories Solo Male Fat Bike Solo Women Fat […]

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Fat Fish 40 Race Report

Late last winter, the Fat Fish 40 Race Director, Alan Hane, listed their event on our fat-bike.com event calendar. The first thing that caught my eye was the aquatic name and then the fact that the race venue was in Wisconsin. (I thought to myself) Where the heck is Webster, Wisconsin? I hit up google maps and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Le Grand Teton

  Over the years, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to meet folks from all over the world that share our passion for plus and fat-bikes. More recently (about a year ago) I was introduced to Becky & Byron Vordemann and their Wee Lass April through Black Ribbon (Plus-Bike) Test Pilot, Bruce (best name ever) Smithhammer. Last winter […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Fatbike Touring Southwestern USA

Fat (video) Tuesday returns with the new live double album from ForestyForest recorded on his tour of the Southwestern US. This one sort of grabs you and pulls you in with poignant quotes and beautiful imagery. Check out the Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rzm… Follow ForestyForest on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forestyforest/ Share your Plus or Fat Pixels Give us your tired, your […]

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The Midnight Dose of Fat – Gone Riding

Lo siento amigos…it was so nice out today…I went riding most of the afternoon out at Kettle. So we’re burning the midnight oil listening to some tunes getting set to share some stuff that caught our eye of late. First, let’s wish everyone headed out to ride the Dirty Kanza – ¡Buena Suerte! Drop in […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 5/30/18

  JohnClimber aka John Moore is a legacy contributor to the site. This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday features John’s Titanium Traverse Fat-Bike on Formby Beach. I’ve seen photos of this Antony Gormley sculpture many times before I looked up the artist. Click that link if you want to see more of Gormley’s sculptures. I enjoyed quite a […]

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Experiment – Jones Loop Bars

I know that bars like the Jones loop have been around for a long time, but I had never really given one a chance. I ride flat or low rise bars with 9/10 degree sweep for fat/mountain biking, but my current routine includes a lot of asphalt, gravel, and dirt. I live on the Glacial […]

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DMR Lacon Vault Platform Pedals by Kitty

Originally these pedals were bought for a cruiser bike with ‘old-school’ slippery sneaker pedals. Hey, they matched the look of the bike! Just trying to accessorize.  Anyway, they didn’t fit, so I put them on my favorite fat bike instead.  Turns out the fatty is way more worthy of this pedal adornment level. (Don’t underestimate […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 5/23/18

  This is eleven-year-old Landon Showalter getting a little air off of a gnome up in Alaska. His mom, Jen captured the shot. We ask that this be admitted into evidence as our first visual aid in our latest #stickerboondoggle focused like a laser beam on displaying #fourseasonfatbikes in their natural habitat(s) from all over the […]

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Up.Bike Bicycle Storage Solutions

A couple weeks ago the folks at up.bike contacted us and asked if we’d be interested in testing out their new stainless steel rack system. I sent them a photo of the corner of the garage where we keep the bikes that we regularly ride. Like many of you out there, we own a pile […]

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The 2018 Summer Sticker Boondoggle

If you’ve been a reader of Fat-Bike dot com, over the last several years, you know that we love to give away stickers. We’ve had some doozies over the years and this latest batch might just be, the best ever. These designs were created by fine artists that have created sticker art worthy of the term […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 5

  The week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is the 5th installment in our Aussie Series from Eckart Altenkamp. This is a shot of Eckart’s campsite on the edge of a large salt lake in Southern Australia. Eckart rides the salt lake to train for the Simpson Desert Challenge. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Squamish, British Columbia

  Alan Young shot this week’s spectacular Wallpaper Wednesday image. Alan shared the story behind his stunning photo (below). The riders: Joe Purves-Smith, Brian Helem, and Johnny Oshika. The location: The summit of the Elfin Lakes Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada which is 1590m altitude. The summit is about 7km in from […]

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Dynaplug Racer – Tubeless Tire Repair – By Seth Bell

Howdy Fat-bike Friends!  I received a little care package from Fat-Bike.com World HQ today containing one of Dynaplug’s “Racer” tubeless tire repair kits with the task of giving it a whirl and then letting y’all know how it works.  Before we jump right in, I must confess, tubeless tires aren’t really my thing (go ahead and […]

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