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Foto Gordo – Kansas Backroads

Foto Gordo posts from Kansas two weeks in a row? What’s the world coming too? Do you smell some sort of fat bike conspiracy? And what about that seat? Is that secret alien technology? Today’s shot comes to us from David Briggeman. I asked David about his saddle and this is what he typed into […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Dog Bike Rally at the Dogtown Cluster (WI)

The Webb Lake Men’s Club and the Backcountry Bike Club present the Fat Dog Rally at the Dogtown Cluster on October 10th, 2020. Fat dogs love the sand and this part of Wisconsin is a fat bike paradise! For more information or to register visit – https://webblakemensclub.org/fat-dog-rally/ Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been […]

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Foto Gordo – Say cheese Kaiser!

Happy Fat Friday Amigos! Today’s Foto Gordo comes from Andrew Kraft out in Emporia Kansas! The shot features his Salsa mid-tail sport wagon and his dog, Kaiser! Check out the sweet Cedaero bags! It’s the best time of year to get on the bike and ride for a couple of hours. The air is crisp […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – New Hampshire Summer

Summer always saves its best for the last three glorious weeks in September. This week’s WW comes to us from Justin Pare. He sent a series of photos ranging from…” oh crud, I took the studded tires off too soon”  (we’ve all been there) To an early dirt road mudfest on the Borealis..followed up with […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Burning Man

We present today’s version of F(v)T as a reminder that man cannot live by fat bikes alone. I’ve never been to Burning Man, but it’s been a source of wonder and inspiration for as long as I can remember. When I look at the event’s culture of art and creativity coupled with lots of groovy […]

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Event Spotlight – Fall Color Fest

One of the longest-running mountain bike races in our backyard is the Fall Color Festival at Kettle Moraine State Forest in South East Wisconsin and this year they’ve added a 22-mile fat bike category. The fat bike course consists of a brown loop and two blue loops at the John Muir trail cluster. You have […]

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Burley Bark Ranger by Thumbelena

Burley Bark Ranger The Bark Ranger is a trailer designed specifically for your dearest companion. Just like how they make trailers for parents wanting to include their small children on their two-wheeled adventures; Burley makes trailers for pet parents wanting to do the same with their fur babies!  If you find yourself daydreaming about including […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Lake Byllesby

Dan Funke sent us this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday from the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. We asked Dan some questions about the shot in sort of a rip-off of Adam Blake’s lightning round. (cue the thunder sound effect) Q – Can you share the location of the beach shot? A – The beach shot is […]

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Event Spotlight – Fatober-Fest (IA)

Our amigos from the Mitchell County Mountain Goats are throwing a fat bike party on October 1st and 2nd! They’ve got a plan for folks to ride fat bikes on singletrack. It’s a novel concept almost completely lost on the cycling industry, but something that we embrace here at the fat dash bike dot com […]

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Foto Gordo – Nova Scotia

Don Ervin sent us some captivating shots of his Kona Wo that he described as “Springtime in Nova Scotia”. The Atlantic Provinces of Canada look like a fat bike paradise! It looks like we all managed to make it through another Summer. Some really cool things are on the horizon like Summer Squatch and Singlespped […]

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Smith Resolve and Bobcat Review

For me, sunglasses fall into the same category as helmets – mandatory.  Too many things to take out your eyeballs while on a ride to not shield them in some fashion.  Over the years, I’ve donned a bunch of different brands, styles, and lens colors.  Some cheap.  Some spendy.  Over those years, I’ve rocked a […]

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Singlespeed USA 2022

One of the reoccurring waves of enthusiasm for two-wheeled fun that I’ve enjoyed over the years has been driven by singlespeed bicycles. It probably was heavily influenced by growing up near Chicago and the Schwinn Bicycle Company. I grew up riding steel singlespeeds. Somewhere in my twenties, I started mountain biking on a steel Rockhopper […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Coffee Powered!

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature is from Gary Mikulski, aka – Coffee Powered Cyclist! This is a shot from a trip to Maine. Here’s the story behind the photograph in his own words, n’stuff… Maine 2022 Day 5: “The Queen Stage” of our vacation. Today we headed across the border into Gorham, New Hampshire and […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) Six One Six Twenty Four Fat

Wilhelm Rumpf sent us some shots of his new custom Twenty Four inch steel fat bike. It’s an interesting build that’s worth a closer look. Here’s Red’s story told by its owner, Wilhelm Rumpf. I wanted to share my new fat tire bike Red. Red is a custom build by John at 616 cycles in […]

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Summer Squatch Event Update

Levis / Trow Mounds Trail Summer Squatch 2022- Labor Day weekend Have you been looking at photos from Levis Mound and telling yourself, I wish I knew where some of those wonderful overlooks and rock formations were? If you come to Summer Squatch, you’ll get a guided tour to the best of three different mounds! […]

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Foto Gordo – Maah Daah Hey 100

Dan Campion sent us some shots from this year’s Maah Daah Hey 100. When it rains, the Maah Daah Hey’s Bentonite Clay singletrack turns to glue. Unfortunately for Dan, this year’s race was cut short due to rain. The Mah Daah Hey Trail is a bucket list trail for any mountain biker when it’s dry. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Lake Superior

Here’s a flashback to what I was riding a decade ago. Here’s my Surly Moonlander all loaded for a three-day bikepacking trip in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. You can see more from that trip in a two-part series in the links below. Lake Superior Fat-Pack Part 1 – https://fat-bike.com/2012/08/lake-superior-fat-pack-part-one/ Lake Superior Fat-Pack Part 2 […]

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State Bicycle Co. Wedge Frame Bag Test

I sort of inherited this fine-looking specimen of a frame bag when it didn’t fit on Thumbeena’s bike. I have to admit that I was a little baffled when it came to how to attach the Wedge to a regular double diamond frame, but eventually, I figured it out and I’ve taken it out into […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast – Fat Bike 48 States & The Crusher

Tio Gomez talks with William Martin about his bikepacking trip to all of the lower 48 states and then a chat with Greg Gentle about the Crusher, SSUSA, and GNOMES! LINKS William Martin and his bike named Bob William’s Instagram – @therealadventureseeker The Adventure Seeker YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/AdventureSeeker Greg Gentle’s Crusher Rig with the […]

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State Bicycle Co. Saddle Bag Review by Thumbelena

State Bicycle Co Saddle Bag Established in 2009 and commonly known for their bicycles with a price tag that’s easier on your wallet, State has ventured into the world of storage receptacles, aka bags. Previously, they have done collaborations with companies like Road Runner, but now they have a line all their own. There are […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Summittoppler

Jeff Price aka Summittoppler shares his bike life with us in videos and poignant reviews from his home in Wales and I think they’re some of the best stories on www.fat-bike.com. On Jeff’s last trip he captured some really outstanding still photos and today we’re proud to feature Jeff’s portrait of his Salsa Bucksaw with […]

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4 Ti Fat Bikes we Like

Sometime last winter, I started to wonder to myself…what is the ultimate titanium fat bike? So I started to do what I could to get acquainted with what was available. During the last six months, there have been some interesting new developments on the Ti Fat Bike front. The 27.5 wheel size is driving some […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Down by the River

Josh Busch sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. Josh shot some photos of his Battkeship Grey Surly at the Minnesota State Recreation area near Jordan, Minnesota just last week! Way to answer the call, Josh! We sent Josh some fancy new stickers for his effort. Where do you stand on Fat Bike Fun? Feel free […]

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Event Spotlight – Pre-Fat Bike Race (WI)

The 26th Seely Lions Club Pre-Fat Race is coming up on August 20th! They’ve listed a fat bike race that looks like it would be a hoot! And hellz-bells brothers and sisters…you get a brat and bevvy as part of your entry. This is a grassroots community event that’s sure to please lovers of the […]

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Endura Humvee Flat Pedal Shoe Review

Endura has established itself in the MTB apparel arena and has become a staple for riders that embrace baggy shorts. I’ve worn a pair of 3/4 length Endura Humvee manpree pants that might be twenty years old. This spring, while walking the aisles at Sea Otter, I spied a pair of shoes I just HAD […]

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Schwalbe Al Mighty 26×4.8 Tire

Schwalbe Tires started manufacturing the Al Mighty a couple of years ago as an OE exclusive for MAXX bikes in Germany according to www.fat-bike.de. And then last week, I saw that Graham Foot of Smokestone Bikes was riding a set and had them for sale at his shop Slam69 in the UK Here’s Graham Foot’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Mitchell County Singletrack

My gnome cousin, Joe (from Iowa) shared some pixels of #bikefun con bicis gordas en Mitchell County with us in a sterling display of #fourseasonfatbikes and #fatbikefunskis. It’s Fat Tuesday here in America’s Dairyland and I hear the singletrack sizzling in the summer heat, so till, well probably tomorrow…¡buenos gnomos amigos! – Oh and here’s […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection

Gorewear announced their Trail Collection last Spring and a couple of our crew have been wearing some of the components during recess*. Jeff Price recently reviewed the TrailKPR Gloves. Back in May, we published a report about how much I’ve been enjoying the Lupra Jacket. Today, we’re back with a review of what I’d call […]

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Foto Gordo – Le Tour de Gnome

Lode Crommen sent us a shot of his fatty and dog out hunting beach gnomes in Belgium. It’s almost the dog days of summer…so go jump in the lake! Sticker it Forward How do you like the new sticker and jersey design? If you’d like some stickers for you…your ride buddies…or maybe the bartender with […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Long Island

I took this shot of the Fezzari King’s Peak demo that I’ve been rolling around on lately. I’ve been completely immersing my saddle time into the last couple of test bikes. Ten Beers hasn’t gotten ridden all Spring or yet this Summer. The shot was taken up on the beach along Lake Superior. There’s a […]

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Brand Alert! Maloja Clothing Company

The upper middle west is commonly known as a “fly-over” region for residents of the east and west coasts. While I take umbrage to this term, I do know we are often overlooked by companies and movie stars as a destination. For that reason, I was happy when Maloja Clothing Company reached out to see […]

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Gore Trail KPR Gloves

Lovely Glovely I’ve been using these gloves for a few weeks now, both on the fat bike and on the commuter gravel bike. The Gore Trail KPR gloves are designed to be a robust but lightweight summer glove. Gore says that “Trail gloves have multiple needs: they should be lightweight, offer grip and tactility while […]

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