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    Otso Cycles is Born!

    The same crew that founded Wolf Tooth Components are launching Otso Cycles, which is a new bike company focused on bringing innovative bikes to the mountain bike and mixed surface road markets. They’re ...

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New Product Spotlight – Fatdapter – Fatbike Rack Adapter

If you’re looking to utilise your standard roof rack’s fork mount for your fat-bike, you’ll need an adapter. (thanks captain obvious) Our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Spinner Ryerson, introduced me to a brand new player in the fork adapter market called Fatdapter. Chunky machined, anodized aluminum lends the heft of a fine bicycle component, to the […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Geigerrig 3L Hydration Engine – Woolx Merino Wool Hoodie – Camelbak Podium Chill

This is the fourth in our Gnome-Proof Gear series of articles, that share our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot’s choices for the ‘best of the best’ in field tested fat-bike accessories. Check it out!   Geigerrig 3L Hydration Engine ($97, as pictured) by Ian Nycloud About 2 years ago, while spec’-ing out my first bikepacking rig, […]

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Fat-Bike Vacation Destination – Cuyuna MN

  It was four years ago. I was in my first meeting as the newly elected volunteer president of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew. The meeting was with the Advisory Council of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) Parks and Trail Division. […]

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GnomeFest to help rebuild Levis Chalet

Probably the most misunderstood aspect of this mountain bike festival, with the curious name, is its charitable nature. Behind all of the fun, this event and their counter-culture group of cyclists have helped support trail systems, all over Wisconsin. Over the past dozen years GnomeFest has channeled all of the proceeds from the event, directly to the various […]

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Blackburn Chamber HV Floor Pump

Blackburn’s new Chamber HV floor pump is purpose-built for lower pressure applications like mountain bike and fat-bike use. It has an high-volume, oversized, steel barrel for quick fills of the fatter tires popular today and a HUGE 4-inch-diameter gauge that reads to 50 psi maximum in the Chamber HV’s steel base. Attached to the 28 […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-12-16

Thanks to Courtenay for this shot of his Norco Big Foot 6.2 Fat Bike at the Top of Lucky Peak in Boise Idaho. He’s upgrade the original components to Shimano XT and SRAM GX.   Fat-bike links Alaska’s Lost Coast – Misery loves Company #1 – http://www.revelatedesigns.com/site/index.php/misery-loves-company-guest-post-by-roman-dial-part-1/ #2 – http://www.revelatedesigns.com/site/index.php/misery-loves-company-guest-post-by-roman-dial-part-2/ #3 – http://www.revelatedesigns.com/site/index.php/misery-loves-company-guest-post-by-roman-dial-part-3/ The continuing exploits of the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – KTM Fat Rat in the UK

Steve took a recent trip down to Cornwall in SW England on a family holiday (hence the bike seat attachment) and had some riding opportunities between Porth Cawl and Padstow along the Cornish Coastal Path, not strictly a bike trail but there were no objections from anyone and the scenery is too good to miss. This photo is […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Fat Bikes Thin Trails

Riding fat bikes in Northwest Italy from the sea to the mountains. This is what they call a teaser. Enjoy some European Fat-Bike adventure and keep your Tuesday fat! Drop us a line Let us know what you’re thinking out there is the wild world of fat-bikes. Send us a picture or a video with a […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-5-16

Chris sent in this shot of his Pivot LES Fat in the Wasatch Mountains below Scott’s Pass. Check out this Lynsey Fatskey done up as a 29+ bikepacking rig by the folks at Cycle Monkey complete with Rohloff Speed Hub XL and belt drive! Fat-bike Links KramPug on the Hillfoots trail http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/08/hillfoot-trails.html Riding with a […]

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First Look – Fate from Blackjack Bikes

  The man behind Blackjack Bikes, Jack Neilsen, and I, go way back to the 90’s. I met Jack at the 24 Hours of Nine Mile up in Wausau. Jack was recovering from a broken collar bone and was helping out as the pit crew for a solo 24 hour racer. Jack followed the BMX pathway to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Miércoles Fondo de Pantalla

The best part of this gig is getting to share the passion for “Fun on Bikes” from folks, that hail from around the world. We’re coming up on the five year anniversary for Fat-Bike.com and that adds up to over eighteen hundred gorgeous examples of all of our fat-bike amigos, out playing bikes! This week’s edition of WW is from […]

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Fat Camp Show 15 with Ken and Andy Talkin’ ’bout all sorts of stuff

Show Notes Details on the new WTB Ranger Tire: http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/06/16/wtb-ranger-27-5-mountain-bike-tire-gets-official-rolls-first-29-size/#more-131209 Niner goes plus and some teaser info about Stans forthcoming plus rim named “Baron”: http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/07/07/niner-bikniner-jet-9-rdo-and-rip-9-rdo-no-longer-29-only-plus-tires-modern-geometry-part-of-revolution/ Best Tracksled grooming demo video from Marquette this past winter: https://youtu.be/MRlutC-7ak4 Fargo Sub 48: http://fargosub48.com/ Lumberjack 100: http://lumberjack100.com/

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 7-22-16

Our Scottish pal, Bruce, has been testing out the second generation Singular Puffin and has been reporting on his findings regularly. Check out the links below or visit http://coastkid.blogspot.com! From an article on BRAIN this week – “Utah’s Senators, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are supporting a bill that would allow local land managers to decide whether […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ It’s raining Fat-Bikes

  Our old friend Deo is back with some rainy beach riding from the Canadian Atlantic Coastline! The beach is often best served, off season and stormy! It’s gonna be ninety plus degrees later this week and I think I’ll take Otis for a swim in Lake Michigan, along with some beach riding. Pro-Tip #72 […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 7-15-16

Our friends at Cycle Monkey worked with Soma Fabrications on this Rohloff, Gates Carbon Drive Sandworm and even equipped it with the Lauf Carbonara fat-bike fork! Quite the ride! (Check out our Lauf Carbonara fork review by non other than Kevin Breitenbach!) Fat-bike Links Cycle Monkey did up this Soma Sandworm, Rohloff, Gates Belt, Lauf […]

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First Look– Shebeest Spring Line – by KitCat Montana

  Hi Fat-bike.com readers! I’m bringing to you a sneak pre-view at Shebeest’s spring line up of women’s cycling wear. Shebeest is unique in that they only make women’s cycling gear and are dedicated to creating quality, proper fitting gear for the female athlete.  Fellow women riders you know the frustration of finding women specific […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 7-8-16

Paul from Gates hipped us to the custom build you see above from Adam Sklar out of Bozeman, MT. Gates Carbon Drive, Rohloff, Dropper Post and dig that yellow! You can see a few more pix of this build and check out Sklar Bikes at http://www.sklarbikes.com/blog/2016/6/4/lucians-fat-bike Fat-bike Links Snow Biking Down Under – http://www.weareexplorers.co/donna-buang-microadventure-beats-working-living/ Brett Davis returns with […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Gore Bike Wear Fusion Trousers – Ibex Shak Wool Vest – Sven Saw

In this episode of Gnome-Proof Gear, we hear from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Jeff Price, about his recipient of the GPG Seal of Approval. Jeff shares his thoughts on some Gore Bike Wear Trousers (slacks, britches, dungarees, pantaloons, or as some have come to call, pants). After that, it’s back to the world according to Gomez with […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Dam Moonlander

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo of this Surly Moonlander comes from Peter D. The photo was taken on the Wingdam Trail in Wawayanda park in northern New Jersey. Peter says his bike is set up as a workhorse for trail maintenance. It has a hand saw mounted on the side, and a rack for an electric chain saw. […]

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Silca HX-One Tool Set

The Silca HX-One Tool Set is one of those products that exudes quality right out of the box so, liking the finer things in life, I bought this for myself as an Xmas present las year using an adage that Uncle Gomez thought me, nothing is too good for Sven! In practice, the tool set […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 6-24-16

Jason’s  Specialized Fatboy Expert in silent repose, Genesee County, western NY. Coming up later today Ken and Andy are back with Fat Camp Show #14! Sven, Gomez and JK will be back next week with Show #105 about carbon bike repairs??? and call-in guests talking about their favorite Fat and Plus Bike forks. Fatty Farm […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Keen Neve Polar Boots – Outdoor Research Foray Jacket – Surly Wool Jersey

  This is the first installment of Gnome-Proof Gear (GPG). GPG will feature gear that any/all of our testing staff have used and abused and came out shining. The products that we’ll feature will earn the GPG – seal of approval, which means that they’ve gone through a full season of rides, campouts, bonfires, and adventures. Some of […]

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ABUS Bordo Centium Folding Lock

We took a look at German lock maker ABUS’s Bordo Big a couple of years ago and were now we are looking at the Bordo Centium, a new lock in the Bordo line that in Abus’s words “goes beyond offering city level security and strives to be the most beautiful bike lock on the market. […]

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Lauf Carbonara Review by Kevin Breitenbach

  So I’ve got to start this review with an admission of guilt, I’ve held the Lauf Carbonara hostage for the last few months. I’ve found reason after reason to hold onto this Iclandic Native. Sure this started innocent enough, A product review of the Lauf in late winter conditions. Well, with a little help […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 6-17-16

We are in summer mode here at Fat-bike Radio and getting all spaced out! Coming up Fat Camp Show 14 next week and Sven Gomez and JK will be back on July 1st with a show about carbon bike repairs and call in guest talking about their favorite Fat and Plus Bike forks.   Fatty […]

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