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Wallpaper Wednesday – Colorado 9:Zero:7

Dale sent us this photo of his 9:Zero:7 taken near Copper Mountain ski area in Colorado last winter. Not long, folks, until we get the snow again! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 2

  Day Two – Outdoor Interbike in the Dirt – Today I rode a bunch’a bikes, but I primarily focused on the Plus side of the force. However there was one exception, in the form of the Otso Voytek. Yesterday, I crowned this bike the belle of this here Interbike Ball, so I felt like I […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 1

I set my alarm for 3:25 to catch the Six o’clock flight out to Las Vegas to attend this year’s scaled back, version of Interbike with a pretty clear idea that this year’s show would be smaller and that many of our favorite bike brands would not have their wares on display. With that in mind, […]

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Kona WoZo Preview – By Dustin Carlson

    A trail fat bike? I thought fat bikes were only good for snow and sand! Well, Kona is out to prove the naysayers wrong. The Wozo is a beautiful mix of the trail-shredding Honzo and the Wo fat bike that Kona offers. With its aggressive geometry, Schwalby Jumbo Jim tires, 100mm Bluto fork, […]

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Fat Camp Show 17 with Ken and Andy – Bonus Eurobike Episode

Fat Camp Show #17 Notes http://cyclingtips.com/2016/08/cyclingtips-podcast-episode-9-rethinking-road-bike-tire-sizes-and-pressures/ http://trstriathlon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/graph2.jpg http://trstriathlon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/graph3.jpg https://otsocycles.com/pages/voytek http://terrenetires.com/ http://whitecrow-tech.com http://www.schwalbe.com/en/procore.html http://singletrackworld.com/2016/09/eurobike-2016-rocky-mountain-suziq-carbon-fat-bike/ http://singletrackworld.com/2016/09/eurobike-2016-wider-rims-budget-wheels-from-stans-no-tubes/ http://www.pinkbike.com/news/cane-creek-viscoset-headset-eurobike-2016.html http://hucknorris.com/ http://www.pinkbike.com/news/eightpins-integrated-dropper-post-eurobike-2016.html http://singletrackworld.com/2016/09/eurobike-2016-giant-introduces-xtc-plus-bike/ http://singletrackworld.com/2016/09/eurobike-2016-new-29-27-5-tyres-from-maxxis/ https://www.vittoria.com/tire/cannoli/ https://fat-bike.com/2016/08/new-from-vee-tire-for-2017/

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Preview – Lezyne Micro Floor Drive XL

Back in March we shared the news that the winner of our fat pump shootout was getting fatter and today we’re happy to share our first impressions of the brand new Lezyne Micro Floor Drive XL (MFD/XL). The pump came into the test labs and found it’s home in Otis’s new Custom Frame Bag from the One […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Sea to Summit X-Series Bowl – Ibex Shak Classic Merino Wool Jersey – RaceFace Next Carbon Cranks –

We’re back with another thrilling episode of Gnome-Proof Gear. I’m your host, Gomez Alejandro Santana de Lago, and on this episode of GPG, thee Spinner Ryerson shares a hydration system for our amigos, of the four legged variety, His Honor, the Mayor of GnomeFest 13, Steve Meurett, nominates the Ibex Shaq for GPG status and […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Glen KinGlass, Scotland

  This week’s video cavalcade comes to us via Twitter! Our new twitter cousins, Illya & Vida, share their fat-venture video and some insightful info about the journey that took them to the bosom of fat-bike paradise – Scotland. I’ll let them tell their tale, in their own words… We have been mountain biking for many years starting […]

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Fat Camp Show 16 with Ken and Andy

Notes and stuff for the Fat Camp Dog’s Days of Summer show. #16 brah! http://upmtb.com/ http://surlybikes.com/bikes/karate_monkey_27.5 http://salsacycles.com/culture/introducing_woodsmoke http://salsacycles.com/culture/introducing_timberjack http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/stache/stache-9-29/p/2024000-2016 http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/08/01/45nrth-teases-revised-husker-du-and-dillinger-4-fat-bike-tires/#more-133982 http://www.wtb.com/products/rangerplus

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 9-2-16

Check out Rob’s custom, road-going fat-bike! Fat Camp #16 with Ken and Andy is posting later today with talk about new plus and fat-bike stuff. The Weekly Dose of Fat Show #108 will be up next Friday as Sven and JK talk to Kevin Wren, founder of Wren Sports. We know Wren mostly for there continued […]

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Saris Fat Bike Trac Parking System

Saris recently introduced the Fat Bike Trac Parking System (FBTPS) and since my wife & I, our 2 dogs (Cecil & Cowboy) and our rather copious, collection of toys recently moved, all of our bikes needed to find parking spots at the new treehouse. Down in the basement I’ve been working on getting the bike shop appointed […]

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NEW from Vee Tire for 2017!

Our amigos from Vee Tire Co shared their 2017 catalog with us and they have 3 new fat-bike tires and a slew of Plus bike tires that will join their lineup for the upcoming season. These new varieties are not available quite, yet, but when they do become available, we’ll be putting them through our […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #107 – Bill Flemming Iditarod 1000 Racer and Owner of the Trek Store in Anchorage

The Occasional Dose of Fat – Show Number 107 – Friday, August 26th, 2016 This photo is of Paul’s Sonder Vir Fortis from the new bike division of British outdoor online retailer Appkit. Paul says: This is my first fatty (I’ve been dreaming of owning a fatbike for about 15 years), and my first carbon framed […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Triple Aught Designs Artemis Hoodie – Voile Ski Straps – Lifeproof FRE Case

We launched our Gnome-Proof Gear series last month and this particular edition is a compilation from our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots of the female persuasion. The Gnome-Proof Seal of Approval is awarded to gear that our product testers, have found to be the ‘Best of the Best’ in field tested, fat-bike accessories. Triple Aught Designs […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Hawaiian Lava

  David Alipio took this stunning shot of Greg Green’s Mongoose while out testing the RST Renegade fat-bike fork on the big island of Hawaii. Check in this coming Monday to read Greg’s long-term review of the Renegade. You can also check out the previous “First Look” article on the RST Renegade. Download the appropriate […]

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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 coming out with 2 bikes and the one that we’re going to focus upon is the Voytek. The Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – August Beach Bivy

  John Moore has been a contributor, all the way back to the beginning of our little internet experiment in fat-bikes. John’s first contributions were beautiful still photographs and today include videography. There are times in this video, when John is riding and flying his drone at the same time. I don’t think I could do that […]

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Foto Gordo – Faturday Night’s Allright!

I remember when we first started posting pictures of our amigo, Colin Ford jumping snow drifts on his Gravedigger Pugsley, people would accuse us of photoshopping the bike into the air. Here we are 5 years down the road and I think most people now, take it for granted, that fat-bikes can fly! This is a sweet […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 8-19-16

Those guys at the Monkey Lab of Cycle Monkey keep the cool rigs coming! Check out this Rohloff Speedhub-equipped Salsa Mukluk! Since we’ve received numerous requests for your Freaks of Fat to return and do a show, Sven, Gomez and JK will be back next Friday with Show #107! Plus, look for another edition of […]

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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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