You can’t get any further north in Wisconsin than Bayfield County (without a boat). A bit further north, the Apostle Islands are offshore out in Lake Superior and probably worth ...
It is truly a rare happenstance when we get a Wallpaper Wednesday submission that comes close to adhering to the instructions that Sven wrote many moons ago. It’s no big ...
Summer solstice, the fattest day of the year! As part of my bivvy a month challenge, the month of June was slowly nearing its end. With other plans covering the ...
Hi, my name is Gomez and I’m (still) a gadgetaholic. I’m especially addicted to gadgets that play music. I remember all the way back to the 1960’s, when I was ...
Is there a better fat bike name than Tom Ice? I think not. Tom sent us a shot of his bike from last winter in Colorado and I love nothing more than to exploit the contrast between a hot sunny summer day with a cold crisp winter portrait of a fat bike in the Colorado […]
Our friends at Rocky Mountain Bicycles have a new fat bike called the Blizzard Carbon 50 that I’ve been lucky enough to put some miles on here in the big whiskey recently. The Blizzard was announced in August last year. I’m here to tell you that this bike was well worth the wait. The waiting […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Scot Pepper out in Massachusetts! look at all of those cargo zits on that fatty! Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper […]
We received a new Kings Peak from Fezzari Bicycles last week. I got to see this bike for the first time at Sea Otter and now I’ll be lucky enough to ride a size large Kings Peak for the next couple of months. My sermon today will serve as an introduction to the bike that […]
The typical fat bike has over a half dozen M4 threaded cargo zits, just on the fork alone. Portland Design Works just introduced Zit Bits. Zit Bits are machined alloy bolts that are guaranteed to up the flay-vah of any bike. I think of it as bike jewelry. Your bike already has all of the […]
Jeff Shamansky sent in a shot of his singlespeed Fatback set up for some bikepacking on the Oregon Timber Trail. Jeff runs 4.5 Juggernauts on Atomik Patty’s rims in the summer. The gnomes down in the mailroom sent Jeff a fist full of stickers and if you play your pixels correctly, you could be next. […]
When this song came out, In 1972, I was a pugnacious 8th grader that lived to rock! In the Lake household, Mr. Alice Cooper was not very popular with my parental units. My mother’s given name was Alice and back in 1972, a man with a women’s name (that wore eye make-up) was scandalous. So a fat-bike […]
Bayfield County Bike Tour with beautiful views of Lake Superior
Tio Gomez talks with a few of the crew that contributes to the site. We ask them (and anybody else that would listen), “What Modifications do you make to your fat bike for summer?” The options discussed go beyond wheels and tires. The good thing here is that there’s no wrong answer. Sometimes it pays […]
Fat Bikes might have been crafted for the snowfields of the northern hemisphere, but they’re as equally at home on loose trails, muddy tracks and sandy beaches……….and that’s where they’ve captured the attention of Aussie riders because we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguable one of our best beaches is […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is a shot of our Rocky Mountain Blizzard Carbon 50 demo bike at the Clarence overlook on Levis Mound.
Our amigo and Fatbassador to the Ozarks, Old Man Fat Bike rides everything except dirt in this clip. It looks like he’s upgraded his wheels and bars to Enve carbon fiber since I’ve seen him last. Nothing but the best for Jens! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your […]
I’ve been running some new Fillmore tubeless valves since Sea Otter and today’s post is about sharing a report on how these valves deliver on their claimed benefits. The video at the top of the page from Reserve wheels does a nice job of explaining the new valve design and has all sorts of nice […]
If the fat bike in your life is not rotund enough for your flotation needs and you’ve been looking for a bike with the widest profile rims on the planet, you’re in for a treat. Adding to the rich fat bike tradition of bike brands like Bearclaw, Corvus ,and 9:Zero:7, which were founded by bicycle […]
Trevor Sowers is the man behind the lens for today’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature photograph. Trevor is based on the North Coast of British Columbia. If you’d like to see more of his photography check out his – Flickr Page. Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the […]
We go back to back weeks to celebrate our long-time hero and friend, Brice Mathieson for this week’s Fat Plus Bike Video feature. Bruce is the God Father of fat bike beach riding. Check out our interview with Bruce from 2014 on the Weekly Dose of Fat Podcast No. 27. Bruce was also part of […]
Is everybody ready for Summer? Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, Summer is here starting this weekend! There are a ton of things going on as far as field test updates from the Colonel Steve Austin underground test bunker get ready to receive your Dose of Fat for the Month of May 2022! May might […]
The Sub 24 Hour Overnite or S24O is, yet another, sterling example of bicycle freedom and potentially another excuse to ride your fat bike. I’m quite fond of the S24O. I’ve recently taken a couple of S24O trips to two local remote campsites with different set-ups, just to keep things interesting. My old Surly back […]
GeirB is a Wallpaper Wednesday Veteran with his beautiful arctic landscape riding shots from 70 degrees north in Norway. The low angle of the sun in early December casts some golden light on the clouds and G’s fat bike. You can see more from GierB on his Photo pages at Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/geby/ Feel free […]
We haven’t featured a film from our long-time amigo, Bruce the Coastkid Mathieson, for a few months, so here’s his latest bike film. Bruce switches to a 29+ set-up in the summer, which made me continue to think about the subject of….What modifications do you make to your fat-bike for Summer? I’m in the middle […]
A month or two ago, Cycorld Pro asked if they could send us some winter softshell pants and a pair of stretchy MTB shorts. I looked at their website and it looked like the sort of kit that I wear all of the time. I noticed that the prices were lower than most of the […]
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 ran a contest that asked for ideas for upcoming episodes of the Danger Gnome Podcast and Ryan responded with the idea to talk about one […]
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 were greeted by pure blue skies, a fast but rough, tough, challenging and above all FUN course in the woods. By the 3pm start temperatures […]
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 the fat bike love here at the home of fat-bike-fun! Feel free to download this image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on […]
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 film grabbed my attention and we present it as this week’s Fat (video) Tuesday feature film! The video covers a bikepacking trip in Dovre, Norway […]
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 […]