Adam is back with our amigo Steve Meurett to talk about the Levis Trail System. This episode of the Pneu Podcast won Ryan Conway a sweet little prize package. We ...
Well after a 2 year absence due to the pandemic the UK Fat Bike Championships returned again for 2022. Running as a 6 hour race the 30 or so fatties ...
Mike Tey sent in some pictures of his Mukluk in Winter Park, Colorado and we sent him some sweet stickers! It’s what we’ve coined the sticker boondoggle. All part of ...
Maybe it’s because I just spent a couple of days camping and riding with my bud Adam that I have bikepacking and cooking delicious food in my mind but this ...
The second leg of my recent trip to the Upper Penninsula of Michigan took me to the east side and the tiny hamlet of Moran, home of Bearclaw Bikes. Moran is near the gateway to the Eastern UP not too far from Mackinac Island Ferry but far enough away to fly completely under the radar […]
Jake Meadley sent us a shot from Western Australia for today’s Wallpaper Wednesday. This week is the Australian Fat Bike National Championships in Broome. Good luck to all of our amigos toeing the line! Here;’s what Jake shared about his photo. This is my Salted Sandfly. Out for a ride on a stormy day along […]
After being out and about on the bike last weekend I spotted a track about 3 miles away on a hillside and thought “I’ve gotta give that a try”. There’s a track in the distance going between them two hills So 7 days later I headed out to southern Snowdonia in Wales for a bit […]
March in Wisconsin is not for the meek. Is seems as though thirty-eight degrees and snaining with fifteen mile an hour winds (gusting to forty) is on the menu most of the time. Spring usually teases us with a few sunny days where the mercury may get above sixty but it snows just about every […]
The Danger Gnome Podcast – Black Hills Episode with Perry & Kristi Jewett from the Ridge Riders of the Black Hills Mountain Bike Club and special guest Adam Saban.
I’ve had a plan to get up to the UP to ride for at least a couple of years. Ever since Jason at Bearclaw Bikes announced their drop-bar fatty called the TOWMAK I dreamt about returning to the vast Huron National Forest and its hundreds of miles of rustic roads, trails, and beaches. So when […]
Pat Morrison sent in a shot of his Specialized Fatboy from a ride at Kishwaukee Forest Preserve in Rockford, Illinois. Pat happened upon a prescribed burn to clear out the underbrush. Not a big blaze, but enough smoke at one point for him to question if he was riding into or out of the fire. You […]
Sunshine and klunky Tuesdays amigos! Does anybody else have Spring Fever? Today’s clip really got my blood going with the story of how the Crested Butte Pearl Pass tour all got started. Do you have an old mountain bike or klunker in the shed? Here’s an event in Osage Iowa that just popped up on […]
I got the word in late January about the new Saris MHS Rack System, and I was intrigued. I’ve been using a SARIS Freedom 2 with fat bike trays for about six years and it was a reliable, trusted friend that had hauled my prized possessions without incident. But…it was starting to show […]
Happy Arbor Day amigos! I’m back at the test bunker after a few days in da’UP and I thought that I’d take a peek at some of the pixels that I collected. This one seemed to jump off the camera!
We all love making plans of future bikepacking trips, don’t we? Back in October 2019, I set off with a plan of heading up to the Assynt which is in the far north of Scotland for a few days bikepacking. However, after 5 hours of driving, an engine warning light decided to throw those plans […]
Mark Gullo sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday with the message ‘snow fat happens in AZ’. Mark caught his amigo, Luke Mulligan (aka Irishman in the Desert!) with a big ole fat bike grin out on the Blizzard Trail at Arizona Nordic Village. Mark has groomed the cross country and snowshoe/snow bike and XC ski […]
Dunes State Park is a great place for fat bikes!
It all started out innocently enough…I thought that I’d shoot off some bottle rockets one day out on the bike, somewhere safe…out in the middle of nowhere. The launch was a success but the powder from the rockets melted a nice hole in my Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag. In retrospect, I guess that I should’ve […]
It’s April and the transition from Winter to Spring shook me to the bone with what I like to call Prescription-Strength weather. My bike rides provided a front-row seat to the epic battles between the seasons until I high-tailed it to Sunny California for Sea Otter. I came back to Wisconsin and Winter continued to […]
Few brands tell a better story than Kora Outdoor. Kora is the Tibetan word for a pilgrim’s circumambulation of a sacred mountain. The company’s owner started his journey to build Kora after spending time with Tibetan nomadic yak herders. He was struck by the incredible warmth and softness of the wool. In 2013, following years […]
Andrew Meyer answered the call and sent us eleven point two smurfy megabytes with reflections of fat bikes frolicking in the great outdoors. The gnomes down in the mailroom sent him some stickers (I hope). In this case, (above) it’s Andrew’s Salsa at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado that is cast in the starring role […]
Dan Fedewa sent in this shot, which piqued my curiosity, so I asked him if he could tell us a little bit more about his photo. This is what Dan shared. Sure….crossing the “ice bridge” from St. Ignace Michigan to Mackinac island (British Landing) on February 5th 2022. We rode around the island. The picture […]
Ready for All Seasons and All Terrain If you’re not hanging up your wheels when the snow flies and you love the solitude of quiet winter adventures. This Overlanding machine is built for you. Moots’ 20+ year history of building fat bikes all comes together in a modern take in the Forager. The Forager is […]
As our sun-starved pallid bodies become reintroduced to the bright warm stranger in the sky, I’m compelled to recall a recent last bit o winter biking frolic. During my typical mid-February cabin fever-induced blues I came across a quaint blurb from a bike-minded Gnomish friend talking of turning cranks across a local frozen swamp. Needless […]
We’re back with Part 3 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. The bike industry came out of hiding and brought out all of the new toys for all of the girls and boys! #alicecooper Surly Bicycles wove themselves into a new taller tent during the pandemic. They […]
BACK FOR 2022 !! – Saturday 14th May, 2022 The 2022 UK Fat Bike Championships will be on Sat 14th May at Minley Manor, Hants GU17 9UF.It will be a 6-hour race starting at 3 pm (you must finish your last lap by 9 pm). Around the course there are numerous areas of woodland, heathland, […]
We’re back with part 2 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. Let’s get right back to the parade of cool bike schwag. Our friends from Corvus Cycles made the trip down the coast to Sea Otter to show their wares. I got to ride the new Ti […]
Friday May 13, 2022 Cable Beach is world famous and for good reason. It boasts white sands, massive 10 metre tides, red pindan cliffs, warm waters, killer sunsets, iconic camel rides and even dinosaur prints. Now it hosts Australia’s only beach cycling event – the AusCycling Fat Bike National Championships. If you’re rolling larger than 3.8″ […]
The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]
(L-R) Chris Stevens, Corey Stelljes, Will Ross Tio Gomez talks with four-time Fat Bike Birkie Champion, Corey Stelljes about his incredible ‘four-peat’ winning streak. We get into the weeds a bit with subjects that include lumberjacking, bow staff skills, and something really interesting called ‘MAD/BAT’. At some point in the show, I think we trade […]
A year ago, we published our initial thoughts about the Oboz Bridger Insulated Boots. I’ve got a full winter of riding in on these bad boys. These have been my go-to pair of ride-boots for the last year in temps between 16F to 35F. I thought that it would be interesting to share a mid-term […]
New Richmond….why does that sound familiar? New Richmond is where the 2022 and 2023 Borealis Fat Bike Worlds are held. Nate Riemenschneider sent us a cool shot that he took on the Fat Bike Worlds trail in New Richmond. It must be nice to live close by and be able to ride the course that […]
Today we’ve got a feature-length foreign film about a solo winter bikepacking trip in Finland. The film features the Extrawheel Mate trailer and Extrawheel’s excellent waterproof bags. I’ve had the pleasure of doing some Exrtrawheel enhanced overnighters so I put this one up on the big screen at home and loved it. Check out more […]
The fine folks from ZEAL Pro sent the Secret Underground Lair of Fat-Bike.com a beautiful new Zeal Pro fat bike cover kit for some testing. The kit we received contained the bike protector cover, a brake light kit, and a set of Fat-Pawz to cover longer bars and poggies. I have always wanted something like […]
You all should be familiar with the name Todd Poquette. He’s the cat behind the 906 Adventure Team and the race director of the Polar Roll, The Marji Gesick, and the Crusher bike races. He’s kind of a big deal. Well now, Todd is also the man behind something called Made UP. As far as […]
A stock Sunspeed Spark Sunspeed Bicycles are sold in India and they make a fat bike called the Spark. Sarthak Narayan Rastogi sent us some photos of his Spark updated with drop bars. He also shared a few insights into Indian fat bike culture. Fat biking is a global phenomenon. It doesn’t just happen in […]
Will Guarino sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature photo. I like it when our readers send in a photo with a description in their own vernacular. Here’s what Will shared about his photo. Enjoying your site ever since I test rode an old Beargrease and realized I HAD to have a fatbike of my […]
I’m a lucky guy. No…really. I get to try out all kinds of amazing gear. On or off the bike–I get to sample some amazing products, put them through the test, and write about them here. Last month the fine people at Showers Pass released two impressive new pieces to add to their merino base […]
The calendar says that it’s Spring but Winter isn’t over until the fat-bike sings. The Dose of Fat is back with a look at what’s going on in the fat-bike.com test bunker and what our colleagues are working on out in the field. Stand by for Spring….wait for it….It’s snowing again….remember that gnomes control the […]
In this great big world, we live in, there are acronyms everywhere! Many people know certain acronyms like NASA and BMW. There are other ones that are less well known, SCUBA, LASER, and NBD. While many think the acronym NBD is short for No Big Deal, mountain bikers can’t wait to use NBD. That’s right, […]
Dave Speaker is the man behind the camera for this Week’s Atlantic variant of Wallpaper Wednesday. Dave shot this after enjoying some time in Surf City and Top Sail Island, North Carolina. The beaches of North Carolina are calling! Spring Break? I vote YES (followed by another yes). #skyblue Feel free to download this image and […]
Todd Poquette Facebook messengered me a link to this week’s Fat (Tuesday) Video. It’s a trailer for the movie, Unforgettable. The movie is about a bicycle tour around the outer perimeter of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. They claim that the UP has been left off of a bunch of maps. I say that they’ve […]
Valdez, Alaska – April 1-3, 2022 Valdez Alaska looks like a fat bike paradise in the photos and videos that I’ve seen! The Fat Bike Bash is right around the corner and they’re rolling out the red carpet with an XC Race on Saturday and a Downhill Race on Sunday! To register visit – https://valdezadventurealliance.com/
Homer Alaska Saturday, April 9th, 2022 The Big Fat Bike Festival is coming right up on the calendar! I was lucky enough to attend this event a few years back. That’s where I first met Travis and Lorrie Hubbard and the super talented Bjorn & Kim and so many others! Homer is a guaranteed good […]
L-R – Bee Furlong, Maria Statz, Sonia Mattson In this episode of the DGP, tio Gomez talks with Maria Statz from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Maria just won the 2022 Fat Bike Birkie up in the Northwoods. We also announce the winner of the PDW prize package from the last show. We’ll try to get some […]
For the last dozen, or so, years, my wife, Bethany, and I, have been blessed to live with Bodhi, Cecil & Cowboy. Bodhi and Cecil are both gone now but Cowboy is still around. All three of our boys are what they call Bernese Mountain Dogs. They’re like little bears and they have a thick […]
Orlando Padilla sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday portrait. I get a real peacock feathers woven blanket vibe from the graffiti that harmonizes beautifully with Orlando’s fat bike. Orlando shot this Under The Bridge South Santa Fe Riverbed. Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image […]
Our F(v)T clip this week is from the folks at the Trek Store of Anchorage and it’s a ripper! Hilltop Ski Area built some nice booters for some sweet side-by-side Dual Slalom race’n! Race Director, Bill Fleming shared this about the clip. The 2nd annual Shifty Drift race at Hilltop in Anchorage is a unique event. […]