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Full Spectrum Cycling #82 – Sam Mentkowski Joins the Guys to Chat Cycling

From the Everyday Cycles Studio in Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI we welcome Sam Mentkowski to the show and, of course, talk cycling. JK styling with his Lowside Talkin’ Schmack New cycling site – https://cyclingindependent.com Neck Gaiters vs Masks for COVID protection? – https://www.gearpatrol.com/fitness/health-wellness/a34236764/neck-gaiter-study/ EVH Passing – archived MSE Show on 10/12/20 – https://www.wmse.org/program/the-rock-ride/ David Byrne’s American Utopia – Premier […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Allroy!

One of our frequent flyer gold tier members, Allroy, gets his first Wallpaper Wednesday with a lovely autumn view from the top of a ski run. Here’s what he shared about the shot. I took this picture on the top of a Chicopee ski hill in Kitchener Ontario this past week. It was (according to […]

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Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe by Greg Gentle

Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe Bontrager has followed up on last season’s popular GRX Gravel Shoe with the Avert Adventure Shoe, an all new addition to their casual, all-rounder footwear line. Available in Trek Black and Sandstone, the $174.99 Avert features: Durable, weather resistant, and breathable CORDURA® and suede upper construction for all-day, everyday useHigh-traction reverse […]

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New 2021 (Made in Canada) – Devinci Minus

Devinci released their “Proudly Canadian” Minus Fat-Bike today and shared some photos and spec’s with us. Take a look and let us know what you think. From Devinci ~ The Minus is a Made in Canada, mega-footprint snow destroyer that will make you rethink your next winter vacation. To ensure the Minus lives up to […]

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Showers Pass – Elements Jacket

Our Apparel Editor, Mr. Greg Gentle, sent over some details about the new Showers Pass Waterproof Elements Jacket that he’ll be testing in the coming autumn season. Buckle up buttercup… The fat-bike.com apparel category is about to shift into overdrive! SHOWERS PASS INTRODUCES THE WATERPROOF “ELEMENTS”  JACKET Portland, OR – Showers Pass today introduces the […]

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Gnomeproof Gadgets – Noxgear 39g Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

Three generations of Bluetooth Speakers – L-R Boombotix OG, Noxgear 39g & Boombotix Mini Hi, my nombre esta es Gomez and I’m a gadgetaholic. I’m especially addicted to gadgets that play music. I remember all the way back to the 1960’s, when I was just a kid, we would listen to WLS (a Chicago top […]

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Full Spectrum Cycling #80 – We Catch Up With Shannon and Big Sexy Reaches His 27th State Capitol

Shannon Chapwesk provides call-in goodness while Sven, JK and Tony languish in the studio. And Big Sexy reaches his 27th state capitol, yesterday! Tony out testing the Surface 604 Boar. Talkin’ Schmack Ride With GPS has a new “Heat Map” feature – the heatmap highlights were people actually ride.https://ridewithgps.com/news/4931-introducing-the-ride-with-gps-heatmap https://ridewithgps.com/heatmap Garret had his last Mountain Bike event […]

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Adam Blake’s Pneu Podcast with Special Guest – Todd Poquette

Photo by 906 Adventure Team The Pneu Podcast is back!  This episode comes out swinging with a guy who, we think, is misunderstood by a lot of people.  He challenges people to push past their self-imposed limitations and become better people, not just better cyclists.  Find out why #quitter isn’t a “jerk thing”, learn about […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – OG Anchorage Clip

Here’s a blast from the past! This is from a decade ago. March of 2010 to be exact. The video is from tscheezy and I’ve followed his youtube channel since the early days. I got o to ride a bunch of the trails that are in this video last March with Fatbassador Travis. Anchorage in […]

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Full Spectrum Cycling # 79 – Ian Klepetar From Bike Benefits is Back in Wisconsin While JT Hovers in the Background

Ian Klepetar from Bicycle Benefits is back in Wisconsin and chats up Sven, JK and Tony while Trusky joins us at the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as well, sans microphone. Looks like we’ve gotta look in to how to get another guest on the show! Sometimes 4 just isn’t enough. Talkin’ Schmack Reader’s Rig: Dave’s […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – “Zandmotor” in Monster

Olivier Descamps sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. His picture was taken last Monday evening at the “Zandmotor” in Monster, The Netherlands. The Zandmotor is a place where the Dutch try to lengthen the beach and shoreline as a coastal defense by pumping sand onto the beach. The coastline around the Zandmotor is constantly changing. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Reindeer Stew

Kit Monsen made a movie about a bike trip he calls the Tour de Dovre that includes a recipe for Reindeer Stew. Don’t worry if you can’t get a tasty reindeer, you can substitute venison, lamb, or carne de gnome in a pinch. It’s like a cooking show and a fat-bike video all wrapped in […]

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Tifosi Sledge Review by Dustin Marsh

Tio Gomez must have noticed that my trade show giveaway sunglasses had replaced my worn out and definitely no longer in style big “O” brand cycling shades. Almost out of the blue, a package appeared in my mailbox from Tifosi Optics. I’m not usually a fan of bright or showy items as a part of […]

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Küat’s new Transfer v2 Bike Rack

Küat’s most popular rack has been updated and now comes in multiple configurations with the ability to hold 1 to 4 bikes with wheel bases ranging from 18″ to 52″. Below is a press release about the new upgrade. NEWS RELEASE     The Küat Transfer Rack Gets the v2 Upgrade  The Transfer v2 Boasts Increased Capability […]

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Fat Tribe Friday – GFBD 2020 – Positive Vibrations

It’s pert near fall so that means that it’s time to think about the OG of fat-bike holidays – Global Fat-Bike Day. As we’re all aware, this year is fraught with pandemic concerns and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to come up with a plan that addresses everyone’s concerns. I have […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Morden Manitoba

Craig Doell sent us a shot of his Salsa Blackborrow (before it went sport-wagon) up in Manitoba! This particular model year of the Blackborrow is one of the only mass-produced fat-bikes sold in the US that can run Vee Tire 2XL’s. Mi Amigo, Ward, rides one and runs shaved 2XL’s for the beach. It looks […]

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Super Sparrow bottles

For the past few weeks I’ve been using these Super Sparrow water bottles after they dropped into Wales. Super Sparrow was founded in 2015 with the aim of providing people with the ability to easily enjoy both hot and cold drinks and always stay hydrated on-the-go. The bottles I chose to test were a 500ml Sports […]

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Full Spectrum Cycling #77 – JK’s Birthday – Zion Trippery – Steel is Real Prep

Sven, JK and Tony are in Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio where we revel in the glory of JK’s birthday, chat about his recent Zion trip, recount another Steel is Real recon ride, talk electric bikes like the Surface 604 Boar fatbike and other nonsense you’ll just have to listed to to appreciate. Playing in Honey […]

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Wren Bar & Stem Review

Back in June, we posted a ‘First Look’ about the Wren 350 Series Bar and Crazy Lightweight Stem that’s been bolted to the Steer Tube of my fat-bike, and today I’m going to share my thoughts on how all that worked out. If you’d like to see just how light these Wren components are, just […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – JohnClimber

John Climber is back with this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. John’s a veteran contributor of gorgeous fat-bike pixels from the British Isles and beyond. I liked this shot, because it reminds me of one of my favorite ride centers over here in the Colonies in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We […]

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Full Spectrum Cycling #76 – John Trusky Joins the Guys in the Studio

Cycling industry veteran, John Trusky, joins Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Studio. JT Talkin’ Schmack Another excuse for a ride SIR reconJK’s got a new Lowside!Demo Wyatt Maverick Fatbike Medium with Wren Inverted Suspension Fork – SOLD!Petrruchi vs Yngwei Jen’s bike was stolen!USBR 30 and reroute, when the ferry isn’t running, 230 are […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jeff Price

I can’t remember if Jeff Price has ever been featured on Wallpaper Wednesday, but today’s featured photo comes to us from the one and only Summttoppler aka Jeff Price. Jeff has been a regular Fat (video) Tuesday contributor and he’s also a full-patch’d member of the Bike Black Ribbon Society. You can check out JP’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Old Man Fat Bike gets new Enve Wheels

Our Fatbassador to the Ozarks, Old Man Fat-Bike – aka ; Yens, shares his thoughts on his new set of wheels from Enve Composites. My-man Julio reviewed the same wheelset and you can check out his thoughts, right here – https://fat-bike.com/2019/04/enve-m685-wheelset-and-fat-fork-review-by-julio/. Julio is our Fatbassador to the Front Range and quite possibly even more than […]

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PDW Hot Take Review by Dustin Marsh

Portland Design Works Hot Take After a lovely weekend ride at the storied Levis-Trow Mounds trail, I returned to my vehicular device to find a funky little beverage holder gadget named Hot Take made by Portland Design Works (PDW). Some gnome must have dropped it off while I wasn’t looking. PDW makes all sorts of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Extrawheel Mate

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday features the newest addition to our product testing department, the Extrawheel Mate bikepacking trailer. Extrawheel is located in Harklowa, Poland, and makes single-wheel bike trailers and dry-bag panniers for bikepacking. Last Winter, they created a fat-bike version of their trailer called the “Mate”. We were slated to receive our test trailer last […]

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