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Wallpaper Wednesday – Babyhead Beach

  I spied this shot and really loved the baby heads. It really brought back memories of the trip that James Healy and I took across the top of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and exemplifies the sort of terrain for which fat-bikes transcend every other form of bicycle. This week’s photo was taken in the UK […]

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Fat Camp #30

  It’s Fat Camp time again and it’s show #30.  In the midst of the deep freeze, Ken and Andy chat with Nate Phelps, race promoter of the Winter Rush fat bike race at Big M in Wellston, Michigan, about the nitty gritty of the race and what racers and fans should expect.   What’s […]

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Product Spotlight – 2018 Salsa Mukluk Carbon GX Eagle – By Travis Hubbard

Mukluk – (noun) muk·luk  \ ˈmək-ˌlək \ a soft winter boot traditionally made of reindeer or seal skin originally worn by Arctic aboriginal people of Alaska.  Mukluks weigh little and allow hunters to move quietly. I received word recently from the Fat-Bike.com Headquarters to keep my eye out for a big box from Salsa arriving at my doorstep.  I considered […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Big M by KBS

  This week’s WW really ties the whole room together, man…..if you’re into what we have coming up later this week. Our longtime Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and the C0-Host of the Fat Camp Podcast, Ken Blakey-Shell, is also a member of the crew at the Big M Groomed Fat-Bike Trails, where another of our Michigan […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – One Day Off

A longtime reader, Robert Krügel, dropped us a line with some hot, low-rise, mesh, european pixels from a recent trip to the Ore Mountains. Here’s what he shared about this week’s video clip. Hey Fat-Bike.com Team, My Name is Robert and I’m from East-Germany, I read your Website for many years now, it’s great! Thank you for […]

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Event Spotlight Badger State Games (WI) 1/20/18

Wausau Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Badger State Games and the Fat-Bike Race in on January 20th. Details on how to get registered are up on the event webpage. Central Wisconsin has great fat-bike riding opportunities at several trail systems, in Wausau and the surrounding area. The Badger State Games hold competitions in dozens of categories, […]

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Best of Wallpaper Wednesday 2017

Let’s take a look back at the year’s Best Wallpaper Wednesday images from 2017. January This photo was taken by Rocky Hallows in Dixie National Forest near Cedar City, Utah and Brian Head Ski Resort. February Paul captured his fat-bike in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. March Fat biking the Mineral Belt Trail in the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Heli-Fat Iceland

My new amigo Magne Kvam sent us this week’s video all the way from Iceland. You’ve probably seen Heli-Ski adventure in a Warren Miller film, so it’s only natural that Heli-Fat-Biking would be next, right? Magne’s a man of few words. This is all he shared regarding this week’s clip. “Fly out, ride back.” You can […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 12/22/2017

  Well, it’s our final installment of the Weekly Dose of Fat for Two Thousand and Seventeen and it’s the first full day of Winter! I don’t even know where to start with a recap of this year, so we’ll just stick with current events. There’s a couple of races on the event calendar that go […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Doublepond

  Peter De Mattia sent us this week’s Wallpaper feature from Northern New Jersey. This is what he shared with us about his image. Here is a photo I took of my 2014 Trek Farley on the Doublepond Trail in Wawayanda State Park in northern New Jersey. This is such a great park, with singletrack […]

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Fat Video Tuesday 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge!

  Eckart Altenkamp is the winner of this year’s edition of the 2017 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge and he sent us an update on this year’s event. Echart shared “We only had 12 participants in 2017… and I think that’s is a shame. It is such an amazing event… and the volunteers running it deserve […]

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Foto Gordo Returns?!?

Every now and then we come across an image that doesn’t fit into the normal ‘Wallpaper’ (landscape) perspective and we’ve generally posted them on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings under the Foto Gordo banner. This week we’ve got a shot from Dave Krueger’s Borealis Aspen Crestone photo spread that we published last week that depicts […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Winter is Here!

  The calendar says that Winter doesn’t officially start until next week but in the French Alps…and here in Wisconsin, Jacque Frost is painting the landscape with ice and snow! Our Wallpaper features a shot from earlier this year, taken by Patrick Strahm at the end of this past Winter. You can check out more […]

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Fat Camp Show #29

Welcome to Fat Camp show #29, just in time for the holiday season and hopefully some gosh darn snow in the land of the hand.   Here’s what’s on tap for this most recent episode: Need warm feet? flats pedals and boots or spend the dough for 45 NRTH Lake Cold Cycling Shoes ESI grip […]

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Product Spotlight – Revelate Designs Williwaw Pogies

Our favorite sub-arctic set of pogies, the Revelate Designs Williwaw, received an upgrade recently and just in time for Winter, we have a set here to test. The folks at Revelate never stop innovating their product line. The new Williwaws feature a zippered vent, for when your hands get too warm and a new bar […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Xtra-Fat

I spied this photo as part of the incredibly huge wave of photos and videos that came in from the Global Fat Bike Celebrations that took place this past weekend. I tracked down the photographer, Masahiro Matsushima, that shot the photo during a GFBD ride in Sapporo Japan. It’s a Kuwahara Tandem that’s been fitted with […]

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Bivvy a Month Challenge

Fat bikers of the universe we invite you to join us (relatively speaking) on a year-long adventure, the Bivvy a Month challenge. The bivvy a month challenge is a brainchild of one of the many bike packers that frequent the Bear Bones forum (http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/) in the UK, Kevin Cunniffe aka Blackhound. The rules are simple, […]

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FLASHBACK to the FIRST Global Fat-Bike Day 2012!

With this year’s GFBD coming up this Saturday and so many new folks riding plus and fat-bikes, we thought it might be nice to look back to eyewitness accounts of the very first GFBD celebrations, back in 2012. We pulled this post written by Greg Smith, from the archives, complete with reports and photos from all […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fairbanks Alaska

Our amigo Jeff Gillmore shared a clip, shot by his buddy Clint on his first snow ride up in Fairbanks. Fairbanks is home to a who’s who of Fat-Bike celebrities, like Tupper Becker and Jeff Oatley. Clint gives us a nice tour of a couple of Fairbanks trails and it looks like he had a […]

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2017 Fat-Bike Holiday Gift Guide

This year we polled the folks that write the reviews and produce the podcasts, that we publish here at fat dash bike dot com. It stands to reason, that they’re all experienced fat-bikers and our group has a wide variety of riding styles and habits, so I think what they may want….could be what you […]

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509 Jabit III 29+ Review

Last time we spoke, I had just taken possession of one very green 509 Cycles Jabit III.  This particular Jabit was decked out a la fat-bike in Plus bike clothes. My initial impressions were good.  The Jabit was a good-looking bike that had an equally nice ride (steel and curved seatstays will do that). Fast […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Beach Crust Playgound

  Sometimes you just get lucky and conditions are just perfect.Check out the undulating snow crust bike park that nature built for us to play on! Good Times on Fat-Bikes! Download the image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the photo to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Kid and Hansi play “Go Fish”

I feel pretty connected to this story, even though I’m not a passionate angler. I’ve known Mike and Hansi for years and we’ve even worked with Mimi Matsuda, the artist that painted the bags, that are featured on the Salsa Blackborow mid-tail fat-bikes ridden in the piece. I’ve even done some bikepacking on a Salsa […]

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Fat Bike Tires on Plus Bike Rims

My amigo Thad Carson (taddyhogg) tipped me off that he’s been running the Maxxis 27.5 x 3.8 tires mounted to a set of HED 27.5 x 45mm Raptor rims on his Oddity Cycle Lime Greenis Maximus. He also shared some encouraging reports about how his set-up handled the rocky trails near KC. (KC has super […]

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First Look – Specialized Fatboy Expert

Specialized sent us a Fatboy Expert to review and since it’s a light, carbon, top tier component equipped, sexy beast, I just had to ride it for a couple of weeks. So I’m going to introduce you to the bike that we’ll be testing, but we’re going to engage a panel of three test pilots […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Round Square Adventures in Western Mongolia

Our friend, Kirsten Scully, from Round Square Adventures is back with her second Fat Tuesday feature. This week’s clip is a stunning video from the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia, where Kirsten guides adventure tours utilizing fat-bikes, and camels! and pack rafts, surrounded by the natural splendor of the wild Mongolian landscape and culture. After you […]

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