Panorama Cycles Torngat

    This past winter I was sentenced to field test a couple of Chromoly fat bikes and today we’re going to share the experience of field testing the Panorama Cycles, Torngat. ...


Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Dos

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The 2023 Sweaty Yeti by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Sweaty McYeti! Nathan provides great coverage of his fourth straight solo win at the SY. Fat dash bike dot com even gets a mention in there somewhere along the line! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Uno

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Birkie ’15

Here’s a blast from the past! Eight years ago, the Telemark Ski Lodge still existed and drone footage was somewhat novel. These days, everyone and their cousin have a drone. The American Birkebiener Ski Foundation allows fat bikes on their precious cross-country ski trails one day a year for the largest fat bike race in […]

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Event Spotlight – 28 Below (SD)

The winter wonderland of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the backdrop for 28 Below. A 50k ride, race, and tour, which is a pretty great way to describe a fat bike event. Check out the video above and click the links to visit their page. This is an event that […]

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Polar Roll Recap Video by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Polar Roll! Matt provides a great play-by-play of his podium battle with Corey Stelljes and Cole House. Cole, Matt, and Corey finished 1-2-3 at the 2023 PR. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Crew Crust

In my quest to document a hundred words for snow, I named these conditions crew-crust because the trail was covered in a thin bristly hard but skinny crust out at my local twisties, sort of like a crewcut hairdoo. True Crustafarians know what I’m talking about. Those 27.5 x 4.5 Cake Teaters had that trail […]

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Hugh Jass Grande Finale at Blackhawk (WI)

The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Series wraps up its season at Blackhawk Ski Area near Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday 2/25/23. The trails at Blackhawk are a nice mix of XC and machine-built flow trails. Hugh Jassers have had some pretty astonishing luck with snow conditions this year. It’s been a real roller coaster of […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Bikepacking the Otways

A father/son trip from Australia is this week’s featured video. A couple of beautiful Ti Fat bikes with Bike Bag Dude luggage take a sneaky weekend trip to the Otways (Great Otway National Park). Australia is gorgeous! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe […]

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Ontario Fat Bike Festival p/b Fat Bikes CA

What to Expect There will be lots of amazing groomed singletrack, some double track (we need to leave a little space for passing and chilling out!), and a few new trails with some fun additions you haven’t seen before. A big thank-you to the gang at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, who have been crushing it with […]

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Otso Arctodus Final Review

We ran a mid-term review story that you should read if you want to know the full story behind the Otaso Arctodus. To make it easy, I just pasted that review below. If you’d like to see the final review scroll down to the heading – FINAL REVIEW. A big black Otso Arctodus has taken-up […]

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Wild Rye Gnarnia Glove – by Thumbelena

Wild rye is a hearty grass native to temperate and cool parts of the northern hemisphere so naturally, it became the perfect name for a company dedicated to crafting both beautiful AND technical mountain apparel for women-identifying individuals.  Your apparel choices can make a ride downright miserable or absolutely glorious. Chamois and tops may take […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Pat Smage is Skookum AF

Local Legend and Trials Wizard Pat Smage has a new Corvus Cycles Skookum AF and he takes it out back to his trials garden in some fluffy snow for some funbelievable trials riding. Sticker it Forward If you’d like some stickers for you…your ride buddies…or maybe the bartender with the best tattoos at the local […]

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Roslyn Fat Bike Rambler (WA)

Click the Flyer for more information Our amigos from Washington know how to throw a bike party! Glen from Ride Roslyn Bicycles rented me a bike when I was out there attending a beach-ride gathering on the Washington Coast. Check out his fun-filled fat bike weekend in Roslyn, WA. Fat bike fun at its finest! […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast with Tupps, Travis, and the Fatty Caddy

On this remarkable two-thirds, (almost) all Alaskan episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast Tio Gomez talks with Tupper Becker about Fairbanks fat-bike customs and culture. After that, we chat with our fatbassador to Alaska, Travis Hubbard about the Trio World Championships and various other peculiar things. The show closes with Joe Cantwell talking about the […]

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First Look – AEKO – ZIRCULUM 90 Wheelset

AEKO is an Italian Bicycle company founded by Paolo Azzolini. They make some pretty incredible bikes and Paolo was an early adopter of fat bikes in Italy. The Zirculum carbon rims caught my attention several years back and every now and then, Paolo and I would trade emails about how things were going. We talked […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday 2823

Hud Darrah sent in some photos of his singlespeed Why Cycles Big Iron from Cheyenne Wyoming! Here’s what they had to say about their opus. The photos are from a recent trip to Soapstone Prairie / Red Mountain Open Space in northern Colorado before it closed for the winter. The bike as mentioned is a […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Ride

Here’s a video from Shawn at Trail Vision QC. I bet that you’ve heard the saying “earn your turns”. Well, Shawn not only climbs the trail, but he also shovels some of the snowiest technical trail features in a cool video that makes me worry about the future health and welfare of his bike frame. […]

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The Trio World Championships (AK)

Groovy Race Poster by STEW I can’t say enough about the Trio World Championships in Talkeetna, Alaska. Our Amigo Travis will be there and he’ll hopefully give us a report. The race is run by the legendary godfather of modern fat bikes, Greg Matyas! You should have the Trio near the top of your bucket […]

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Kona’s (New) Woo

Kona just announced their new colorway for the Woo! The new color is called Light Olive Metallic and it’s not currently available in the US, but it will be soon. We’ve published reviews of the 2020 and the 2021 Kona Woo. We even recorded a podcast with the Ronsta and Danimal reviewing the bike. The […]

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Wolf Tooth Singletrack v2 Pogies

There’s a new pair of pogies in the test lab. The Wolf Tooth Singletrack v2 Pogies. I’ve had a chance to field test them in temps as low as the single digits. I’m a proponent of pogies for winter cycling. We’ve published several reviews of different brands of pogies over the years including the OG […]

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Saratoga Fat Bike Rally 2023 (NY)

Our long-time friend and contributor, Bob Raineville generously shared the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally with us in 2018, 19, & 20! Bob’s photos capture megatons of joy that happens at this soirée! The Saratoga Fat Bike Rally returns for its 8th year of awesomeness on Saturday, February 11. Join the Common Roots Foundation and Common […]

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2023 Fat Bike Worlds Race Report

The first race in the Fat Bike Triple Crown just went off like a shot that was heard around the world! With excellent snow conditions and single-digit temps the Borealis Fat Bike World Championships presented by Pure Fuel was quite a show! There’s a great history to this race. Born in Crested Butte Colorado, moved […]

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Arctic Alta (NORWAY)

The largest fat bike race in Norway is the Arctic Alta (also a ski race). Check out the video for the split-screen bike/ski action and I think that you’ll get fired up for this one! Check out their website for more information or follow them @articalta on the gram. Artic Alta – February 26th, 2023 […]

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Cedaero Space Heater Pogies

There’s a new pair of pogies in the test lab. The Space Heater Pogies from Cedaero. We’ve had a bit of a cold snap over the Christmas break, so I’ve had a chance to field test them in temps as low as the single digits. I’m a fan and long-time user of pogies for winter […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Lunar New Year

Kevin Noel shared a shot from a New Year’s Day ride from Colorado with twenty-seven fat bikers joining in the fun! That’s quite a lineup! We sent him some stickers and he said that he’d send us some of his stickers in return. I like getting good old-fashioned mail that is not a bill or […]

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Rutland Cold Rolled 2023 (VT)

Rutland Cold Rolled Fatbike Festival is back! Presented by Sram and Fiddlehead Brewing, and hosted by Mountain Bike Vermont and Pine Hill Partnership in Rutland, Vermont, Cold Rolled offers a day of fat bike stoke on cold-rolled singletrack! On Sunday, February 12th, 2023, fat bikers from around New England and New York gather in Rutland to lead a charge with Old Man […]

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Foto Gordo – Serpiente de Nieve

Jake the Snake has sent us a series of black carbon fatties over the last decade. The latest is a drop bar version. I love riding drop bar bikes but I’ve never been comfortable enough with them to truly shred the gnar on one. I’m sure that it can be done, but give me a […]

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Fat Tribe Thursday – Winter ’23 – Vermont – UK – Utah – CHI – IL – New Hampshire

Fat-Tribe Thursday is back to support the age-old, adage that one picture says a thousand words! All of you have been so awesome with sharing your photos of fat-bike fun, we decided it was ‘high time’ that we post some of them to show the entire, fat-bike tribe! We start off on the East Coast ( of […]

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Winter Wooly DH Race (NH)

LIFT-ACCESS FAT BIKING February 4th, 2023 – Northfield, New Hampshire a day of lift-accessed fat biking and classic Highland Family Fun. Enjoy miles of groomed downhill and XC trails, a DH fat bike race, plenty of good food and beer, and a hearty helping of hijinks. Register Here Check out last year’s recap video below […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Shelltrack Centerfold

I shot this photo of a Rocky Mountain Blizzard C50 before the Shelltrack race up on the beach in Manitowoc. That’s Greg Hahn over on the other side of Silver Creek providing some grit and perspective on his Pugsley. We both took to the beach between races like a couple of seagulls! Feel free to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – 48 State Fat Bike Tour

Congratulations to William Martin for completing his 48-state fat bike tour! Today’s video is from Northern California, but you should check out all his videos. William was a guest on the Danger Gnome Podcast from last August. William’s Instagram – @therealadventureseeker The Adventure Seeker YouTube Channel – Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give […]

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Otso Arctodus Mid-Term Report and Final Review

A big black Otso Arctodus has taken-up temporary residence here at the fat dash bike com polka lounge. When I first got a look at the Arctodus (on the internet), I was somewhat ambivalent about the potential popularity of a maximum flotation steel fat bike. Like most things related to bicycles (on the internet), my […]

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The 9th Annual Frosty Hog (WI)

For more race information click the hog in this flyer South Shore Cyclery has been hosting this Milwaukee area race for years and somehow, I’ve never been able to make it out there. The 2023 version looks like a real hoot! Check out all the details below. Race Information & RulesMore at www.frostyhog.comRide Solo or Team […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Ice Bar

Kenneth Johansen sent us a series of photos of his Salsa fatty at the Sorrisniva Ice Hotel in Norway. Shots of chilled vodka for everyone! #sorrisniva #icehotel #alta #norway #salsabeargrease 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 […]

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Fatty in the Falls (WI)

I scanned the race flyer from my windshield #oldschool I found a race flyer stuck in my windshield at the Shelltrack Race for the Fatty in the Falls and then the race director, messaged me this morning and asked if we could share the event. Next thing you know, we’ve got opportunities for more fat […]

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Umeå Fatbike Race (Sweden)

Sunday 19 February 2023 Premiere of a new fat bike race in Sweden! Umeå Fatbike Race is run in the outdoor area Hamptjärnsberget, link to map . Hamptjärnsberget is located approx. 7 km from the center of Umeå and is a geographically hilly, scenic area which makes for a fun course. The start and finish take place at Hamptjärnsstugan, which […]

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