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    Framed Marquette Review by Dustin Carlson is Live at Plus Bikes dot com

    Back in late May Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Dustin Carlson, took delivery of a Framed Marquette Carbon 27+ mountain bike for an extended testing period in and around Moab, Utah. ...

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ It’s raining Fat-Bikes

  Our old friend Deo is back with some rainy beach riding from the Canadian Atlantic Coastline! The beach is often best served, off season and stormy! It’s gonna be ninety plus degrees later this week and I think I’ll take Otis for a swim in Lake Michigan, along with some beach riding. Pro-Tip #72 […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 7-15-16

Our friends at Cycle Monkey worked with Soma Fabrications on this Rohloff, Gates Carbon Drive Sandworm and even equipped it with the Lauf Carbonara fat-bike fork! Quite the ride! (Check out our Lauf Carbonara fork review by non other than Kevin Breitenbach!) Fat-bike Links Cycle Monkey did up this Soma Sandworm, Rohloff, Gates Belt, Lauf […]

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First Look– Shebeest Spring Line – by KitCat Montana

  Hi Fat-bike.com readers! I’m bringing to you a sneak pre-view at Shebeest’s spring line up of women’s cycling wear. Shebeest is unique in that they only make women’s cycling gear and are dedicated to creating quality, proper fitting gear for the female athlete.  Fellow women riders you know the frustration of finding women specific […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 7-8-16

Paul from Gates hipped us to the custom build you see above from Adam Sklar out of Bozeman, MT. Gates Carbon Drive, Rohloff, Dropper Post and dig that yellow! You can see a few more pix of this build and check out Sklar Bikes at http://www.sklarbikes.com/blog/2016/6/4/lucians-fat-bike Fat-bike Links Snow Biking Down Under – http://www.weareexplorers.co/donna-buang-microadventure-beats-working-living/ Brett Davis returns with […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Gore Bike Wear Fusion Trousers – Ibex Shak Wool Vest – Sven Saw

In this episode of Gnome-Proof Gear, we hear from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Jeff Price, about his recipient of the GPG Seal of Approval. Jeff shares his thoughts on some Gore Bike Wear Trousers (slacks, britches, dungarees, pantaloons, or as some have come to call, pants). After that, it’s back to the world according to Gomez with […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Dam Moonlander

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo of this Surly Moonlander comes from Peter D. The photo was taken on the Wingdam Trail in Wawayanda park in northern New Jersey. Peter says his bike is set up as a workhorse for trail maintenance. It has a hand saw mounted on the side, and a rack for an electric chain saw. […]

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Silca HX-One Tool Set

The Silca HX-One Tool Set is one of those products that exudes quality right out of the box so, liking the finer things in life, I bought this for myself as an Xmas present las year using an adage that Uncle Gomez thought me, nothing is too good for Sven! In practice, the tool set […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 6-24-16

Jason’s  Specialized Fatboy Expert in silent repose, Genesee County, western NY. Coming up later today Ken and Andy are back with Fat Camp Show #14! Sven, Gomez and JK will be back next week with Show #105 about carbon bike repairs??? and call-in guests talking about their favorite Fat and Plus Bike forks. Fatty Farm […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Keen Neve Polar Boots – Outdoor Research Foray Jacket – Surly Wool Jersey

  This is the first installment of Gnome-Proof Gear (GPG). GPG will feature gear that any/all of our testing staff have used and abused and came out shining. The products that we’ll feature will earn the GPG – seal of approval, which means that they’ve gone through a full season of rides, campouts, bonfires, and adventures. Some of […]

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ABUS Bordo Centium Folding Lock

We took a look at German lock maker ABUS’s Bordo Big a couple of years ago and were now we are looking at the Bordo Centium, a new lock in the Bordo line that in Abus’s words “goes beyond offering city level security and strives to be the most beautiful bike lock on the market. […]

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Lauf Carbonara Review by Kevin Breitenbach

  So I’ve got to start this review with an admission of guilt, I’ve held the Lauf Carbonara hostage for the last few months. I’ve found reason after reason to hold onto this Iclandic Native. Sure this started innocent enough, A product review of the Lauf in late winter conditions. Well, with a little help […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 6-17-16

We are in summer mode here at Fat-bike Radio and getting all spaced out! Coming up Fat Camp Show 14 next week and Sven Gomez and JK will be back on July 1st with a show about carbon bike repairs and call in guest talking about their favorite Fat and Plus Bike forks.   Fatty […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Summer In the Canadian Arctic

  Last week, Melainie Wilson sent in a video that features a peek at what summer looks like at 69NRTH. This is what Mel shared with us about the clip. Hey Gomez – Take a look at my first video that  I’ve ever done 🙂 it is FAT BIKING on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut CANADA. 69 degrees […]

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Bontrager Barbegazi Review

Back in December, we received our set of Barbegazi tires from our amigos at Bontrager and I called dibs on them, because I prefer to run 4.8’s that are moderately knobbed and that accurately describes the Barbegazi (BBZ). I had lost one of my favorite 45NRTH Dillinger 5 tires to a finger sized hole, no doubt, […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – Show # 104 – Jeff Gilmore from Beaver Sports in Fairbanks and Handlebar Talk With Callers

The Occasional Dose of Fat – Show Number 104 – Friday, June 10th, 2016 Riding down Whitefish Mountain Resort, Rider Hans Axelsen, Location Whitefish Montana, Photo Jon Kofal. Spring rain Brought 30 inches of wet snow above 5000 ft in 3 days. Riding down the ski run on what was left was wicked fun! Crikies! […]

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Tires Our BBR Testers are Digging

While getting to test the latest and greatest gear is one of the perks of being a Bike Black Ribbon test rider, all our riders have their own fat-bikes, some more than one, so let’s take a look at what a few of them ride on their personal rigs starting with where the rubber meets […]

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Diamant F1-LTD Review – By Euan Pennington

    I’m old enough to remember the 90’s, when mountain bike brands would occasionally build a bike for a trade show, it would be boggling at sub 24 pounds in weight, it would be made of unobtanium, paper-mache and hope, and it had a rider weight limit of not very much.  It was still […]

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Foto Gordo – #gnometracking

  How about a little photo stoke to get your weekend started? Kevin Breitenbach has been testing a Lauf Carbonara Fork from late Winter into Spring Winter and now…..into the ‘verde grande’! Kevin’s Fatback Corvus looks quite at home, among the pastoral beauty of the Alaskan bush. Kevin’s got some great recipes on how to […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 6-3-16

Dustin has been out testing this 27+ Framed Marquette! Look for a complete review down the trail. Fat-Bike Links Fat-bike (Faterium) race at the Quad Cities Criterium http://wqad.com/2016/05/30/first-fat-bike-races-at-the-quad-cities-criterium/ Michigan company offers fat-bike tours https://www.facebook.com/backcountrybikesmackinac/ http://www.petoskeynews.com/news/business/plenty-of-tire-company-offers-tours-on-fat-bikes/article_5373bc2e-2532-11e6-b898-6723b300a6bb.html Scottish beach ride with Mowgli http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/05/mowgli-reunion-cycle.html Bikepacking Kokopelli’s Trail – part 2 https://fatbikebrigade.com/2016/05/30/bikepacking-kokopellis-trail-part-2/ Plus Bike Links Trek joins the 27+ […]

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The Borealis Crestone Review

  At the end of February, I shared my first impressions of the Borealis Fat Bikes, Crestone and now I’m very sad to report that our test bike has moved on and left a rather large void in the old fat dash bike dot com stable. My previous article took a look at primarily snow […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – May 27th 2016

Some bummer news for all of you who enjoy riding at Levis Mounds in Wisconsin. The Chalet burned down yesterday. There is more info and a way to help fund rebuilding of the chalet. Hope that happens. Blanket forts in the chalet are great fun! https://www.gofundme.com/levismound We’ve been adding more t-shirt designs to our Fat-bike.com […]

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1UpUSA Factory Tour

I dropped in on our Amigos at 1UpUSA on my way out to Decorah for the Time Trials earlier this spring. 1UpUSA is in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. 1Up USA makes bike and cargo racks along with rollers and trainers. The Quik Rack won our hitch rack shootout, last summer, as the best fat-bike rack in the universe! […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – 2×2 Fat-bike in Greenland

Follow along as Australian expedition cyclist Dr. Kate Leeming travels through Northeast Greenland to test out her custom made Christini all-wheel-drive fat-bike in polar conditions. Kate aims to make the first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. Good luck! The DJI Phantom Series Drone: Intelligent Flight + Ultra HD Video. Shop […]

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Initial Impression – Diamant F1-LTD by Euan Pennington

    Porn.  It’s all over the Interweb.  If those on the moral high ground are to be believed, it will distract you at work, cost you money, erode existing relationships and create unrealistic expectations.  I received some porn recently on the Internet, in the form of an email from Uncle Gomez, Baron of all […]

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