On Show 150 we compare and contrast Racing, Beer & Fun in a word jumble of conversations with Leia Schneeberger-Rollins, The Spinner Ryerson and Gomez along with Special Guest Butch ...
Winter Wonderland The wind was lightly blowing all of the fresh snow off of the trees in a sparkling light show. The low slung rays of autumnal morning sunshine always ...
Editor’s Note – we should probably try to set some parameters for what we’re referring to when we talk about a ‘legacy fat-bike’. Legacy fat-bikes usually have a drive train ...
GFBD 2019 Celebrations! December Seventh Two Thousand and Nineteen Fat Foray Five – Return to Frensham, UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/666386143873892/Standing Rock Park, Stevens Point, WI – https://www.facebook.com/events/383942472301906/Point Beach State Forest, Two Rivers, WI ...
During the final days of October, a box of joy landed on my doorstep full of cold weather riding gear from the kind and generous folks at Trek/Bontrager. Earlier in the month I received a message from Gomez with a contact name in the Apparel Division at Bontrager. Nick Anger from their marketing team […]
Last week, just as I was leaving to go to the Funduro down in Illinois, our set of 45NRTH Wrathlordes was delivered. This is the most exciting new set of tires that I’ve laid eyes on since say…the Johnny Fives last winter. The Wrathlordes sport 300 concave studs per tire with an aggressive tread pattern […]
Blurry? Yes but, sometimes, that’s just how we feel! On show 33 Sven, JK and Tony do that thing where they talk some and then Gomez, Sam and Ken walk in the door and what little rails there were under this thing go completely off and while we recorded those antics in the background, maybe […]
Click the Flyer for more Information This Saturday there’s a brand new fat-bike race series starting and the series is being held on a brand new trail system down in Rockford, Illinois! This grassroots Fat-Bike race series begins this Saturday! It’s put on by the Rockford Park District. It’s a great way to check out […]
First Tracks Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes. It’s only November 6th and it’s already snowed three times! When it snows…I go riding. Snow turns everything into fun on bikes. I saddled up Otis and hit the local twisties just after first light. […]
Sven, JK and Tony did a live recording of the Grand FunDuro Ball at the Illinois State Park Beach Resort and Convention Center with guest segments in eluding chats with John Trusky, Electra Bike winner Michelle, tire talk with Ernie and Brad, event hosts Chris Daisy of Zion Cyclery and Gomez, Aaron from Surly and […]
Last weekend we co-hosted the third in a series of events that fly under the Flag of FUN aka the Grand Funduro Beach Ride & Ball or El Funduro Grande en españiol. I suppose that you would have to have been hiding under a rock if you hadn’t seen anything about GFBRAB, because we’ve been […]
Five inches of snow on Halloween is one hell of a great start for this year’s fat-bike prime time! We’re doing our part to kick things into gear with a little shin-dig called (now get this) The Grand Funduro Beach Ride & Ball. Kind of a fancy name for a “bowling banquet” ‘bike-fest hybrid, but […]
Our amigos up in Mequon just announced a special edition Mastodon. Here’s a press release that covers the New Manitou Mastodon Pro LTD Northwoods Edition. [MEQUON, WI October 29, 2019] The leaves have changed color, your windows are covered in frost, and you cannot seem to remember where you left your window scraper after last […]
My son had his last NICA race this past weekend at the Trek Trails. Cool to be able to ride them since they are normally closed to the public! Going into Halloween, the team went for a Star Trek motif! You probably already know we love a session pale ale so this week’s Show Beer […]
Building on the Original Whiteout Carbon The following is a news release from 9:Zero:7 Bikes… Anchorage, AK. October 30, 2020 At 9:ZERO:7, we take fatbikes very seriously. In 2013, our Carbon Whiteout led the industry in high performance racing fat bikes and we wanted to make sure that our new Lynx was an improvement on […]
The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Series is in its fifth year and I have to admit, that if I were to come back as a fat-bike race, I’d want to be a Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race! America’s Dairyland – aka, Wisconsin has taken a really fun approach to fat-bike racing and these races […]
Spinner interviews the 2018 SSUSA Men’s champ, Jay Drasher and then gets conversational with the Hendersons (recorded at Liquor Lisles – Mpls). Check out the Links Jay Drasher’s Beer Sponsor – https://www.saltfirebrewing.com/ Single Speed CX World Championship 2019 – https://gropromotions.com/sscxwc19-ut/ Belt Stamping Party Geno’s Bike Shop where Hollywood wrenches – https://www.oneononebike.com/ ASS! – http://www.austinsinglespeeders.com/ Chumba […]
Good Morning Aztalan! After a weekend of riding in balmy autumn temps down in Kentucky, Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes…so like a kid on Christmas morning, I saddled up Otis and hit the local twisties just after first light. The First Snow […]
This is just Pat Smage (10-time US MotoTrials National Champion) being his usual champagne supernova. Riding his Fatback Skookum so freak’n smoove! I’m starting a campaign to change the word smooth to ‘smoove’ or maybe create a slang term for the fat-bikers dictionary and right there beside the definition, would be this video. PNW Components: […]
When I was out in Washington last month, my main man Randy Pulk had one of these and as soon as I saw the Click Stand in action, I knew that I’d be ordering one. Randy had bought his Click Stand for bikepacking in high open ‘sagebrush’ trips that don’t have trees to lean your […]
The triumphant return of T BergerLet’s talk about how Bikes are used stupidly in A LOT of ads.Last NICA race of the season at Trek TrailsOne of out custom Ice Cream Trucks found a new home in New York!New 45NRTH Tires and Boots AnnouncedWrathlorde – StuddedVanhelga – Revamped Lex Allen – Let’s Go – Cycling […]
The Trek 1120 isn’t a new bike. It’s been around for a couple of years now. From the time that I saw an early photo of one of the rack prototypes, I’ve been intrigued by the cargo-carrying (bikepacking) capacity of the 1120 and its signature integrated rack system. The 1120 is very similar to a […]
45NRTH has introduced two new fat bike tires for winter riding the Wrathlorde and the Vanhelga. Here’s the full rundown from 45NRTH! Wrathlorde 26 Wrathlorde is our all-new fat bike tire for hitting the sketchiest trails you can find this winter. Wrathlorde’s 300 studs—more than any other tire in the 45NRTH lineup—deliver unparalleled grip on […]
45NRTH has announced updates to its Wölvhammer and Wølfgar boots just in time for winter weather. Here’s the full news release from our friends at 45NRTH. Wölvhammer Wölvhammer has been redesigned from the sole up to deliver more functionality and warmth—all while weighing in as the lightest Wölvhammer we’ve ever made. The new Wölvhammer is designed for […]
Paul Wackowski sent us some shots of his creation ‘The Big Crosley’. Paul lives in California’s Central Valley. He learned how to weld in 8th or 9th grade. He started on cars and motorcycles but when he didn’t have space for larger projects he started customizing bicycles. Paul started out by cutting frames up to […]
No T Berger this week he is at the Sleater-Kinney show babyGot chillyBiketoberfest recap – Tony’s CRASHJungle Cross Recap – Pix https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasmith/albums/72157711337859423 MKE Filmfest still goingChad’s Ice Cream TruckWorking one Zize Prototypes, bikes for heavy people – https://zizebikes.com Touring the South side of Milwaukee on Biketoberfest. This week’s show beer was Indeed Brewing’s Flavorwave IPA very […]
The past six months, Jeff Price and I had the opportunity to spend some quality time riding Gore’s new C7 shorts. Summitoppler Jeff’s review of the C7’s is here. I’ve been wearing a couple of pairs of a different version of the Gore C7 line of shorts. The Two in One C7 Bib combines the […]
Jay Cable is back with his series of Wallpaper images from Alaska. This week’s portrait is of Tom M, pushing his bike through an old burn on the Moose Creek Trail in the White Mountains National Recreational Area (the home of the White Mountains 100). #winteriscoming Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]
First Look at a custom hand-tooled Danger Gnome saddle created by Jerry JM Smith.
I’ve been looking for a way to express my thoughts about how popular culture looks at people with a BMI of 30 or more. I’ve always thought that we should look at the heavier cyclist the same way that we look at singlespeeders. So I’d just like to take this opportunity to say to everyone […]
First up, from the hit show – The Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival – Mr. Gary Crandall and later in the show – Fatback Pro Adventure Cyclist (Packrafter) Liz Sampey! Plus we ‘Ask Adam’ about race tires and the Hosts of the Grand Funduro Beach Ride and Ball update everyone on all of the latest news […]
29 times we’ve come to you! On this episode, Sven, JK and Tony are joined by Dave Shlabowske in the studio and are graced with a call from Zito. We also had a call in from North Carolina from Big Sexy, Mr Jason Becker. Wausau Ringle Trails – http://cwocc.org What piece of cycling gear do […]
Custom Quadrangle Fat! made in Kalispell Montana.
Summer’s door has officially slammed shut and autumn is upon us. This is my absolute favorite time of year to ride. There’s nothing like coasting through the woods or smashing some backcountry gravel miles with that crisp air and spectacular tree colors surrounding you. What better time to offer up a few fall clothing options […]
Last month I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to come out and ride fat-bikes on the beach with some old friends in Ocean Shores, Washington. Beach riding in the Great Lakes has been seriously curtailed by high lake levels. Most of our favorite beach rides are underwater, with the exception of the beach […]
Our amigos at Otso just announced four new colors for the (plus+fat) Voytek with new graphics and new drive train options that feature Shimano and Sram 12-speed propulsion systems. The Voytek hasn’t changed from the bike that we loved both times that we published reviews in 2017 and 2018. We’ve tested the Voytek with both […]
Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the DART, an entirely new and better way to repair tubeless tire punctures and slices
Episode 28 of Full Spectrum Cycling features Bill Rouleau from Rushmor Records in the studio with Sven, JK and Tony talking about organizing bike rides, owning a record store and, of course, music. Zito calls in with a report on the upcoming Urban Junglecross 7 and a possible tie-in with Harley Davidson. Gomez tells all […]
I met with the folks at Bontrager at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this Spring to talk about what they had in the pipeline for 2019. One of the products that piqued my interest was the promise of Bontrager coming out with their own line of adventure bags. Some time passed and somewhere near the […]
The Grand Funduro is looking like it might live up to its name! Surly Bikes added a Pre-Party on Friday night and they’re sending along their Demo-Van (Steel Force One) stocked to the gills with their beach tuned fat-bike demo fleet, including the new sparkly pink ice cream truck. So we’ve added two more events […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Mark “Jake The Snake” Jacobson . This is Mark’s second Wallpaper Wednesday feature and this shot features a Fatback Skookum with a Lauf Carbonara Fork. Mark named his Skookum Pancia Rosa. It’s time to start thinking about riding in the snow. It’s the perfect time of year […]
Spinner & Gomez are joined by Patty Glines Kotecki at Revolution Cycles in Madison, Wisconsin. We talk with Jeff Fitzgerald, about his award-winning shop along with a variety of subjects. We close the show with a telephone visit with Leia Rollins
When I heard there was a possible chance to test the Jones Plus LWB Complete Bike through Fat-Bike.com, I was immediately interested. First, I was interested because I have only personally seen a few Jones bikes. Secondly, I have known of a few folks who made the switch to the Jones H-bars, in recent years and […]
Foto Gordo returns! to bring all of our fat-bike cousins some Friday foto stoke! Let’s get ready to go play bikes all weekend! This week’s foto comes from Jeff Wriker. Jeff included a poem with his photo (below) The Great TrailTrans Canada TrailWindsor OntarioThat’s the GM towers across the river in Detriot Jeff Wriker Does your […]
Join Sven, JK, and Tony on this, the 27th episode of Full Spectrum Cycling! Besides the usual schmack talk and banter we welcome Joe Mauntler from Sturdy Bag Designs to the show for talk about bikes, rides, bags, beer and more! Show beer this week was Radikatz from Karben4 in Madison, WI and was a […]
John ‘Climber’, one of Fat-bike,com’s friends decided it would be a great idea to get people who are packraft curious together in North Wales, UK. Luckily for me the venue was just a 1 hour drive away which was on the shores of Bala lake. However the attraction of trying out packrafts attracted people from […]
Dean Leavitt sent us some snaps of his Olive Drab Trek Farley in various poses in search of cool fat-bike dot com stickers and that’s how you get’r done every Wallpaper Wednesday! We’re rolling ever closer to or eight-year anniversary of our WW column. How do you think we should celebrate? Got your own Wallpaper […]
Check out the trailer and reviews for the upcoming release of “1000 Miles to Nome”. https://youtu.be/AWGyFGrrqk0 The movie documents the legendary 1000 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and we are excited to be the first to offer it. Pre-order here before the Oct. 1st release date and get Expand Your Possible’s first movie “Reach For the Stars” […]