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(L-R) - AMI STUART (4th) ASHLEY CARELOCK (2nd) JENA GREASER (National Champion) SUSAN VIGLAND (3rd) JENNY ACKER (5th)

2018 Fat-Bike National Championships – Race Report

I spent the weekend over in Michigan at the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Hill near Grand Rapids. The race was run by our long-time amigo and all-around cool cat, Nate Phelps with the help of the Westen Michigan Sports Commision. The Cannonsburg Venue was quite a nice upgrade from last […]

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House & Greaser Winners at 2018 USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

Breaking news from the Men’s and Women’s Pro Podiums for this years USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at Cannonsburg Ski Area near Grand Rapids Michigan. (L-R) – AMI STUART (4th) ASHLEY CARELOCK (2nd) JENA GREASER (National Champion) SUSAN VIGLAND (3rd) JENNY ACKER (5th) (L-R) – RICK WETHERALD -(4th) WILL ROSS (2nd) COLE HOUSE (National Champion) COREY STELLJES (3rd) ELKIN DAVID ARTEAGA (5th) […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – How to drop your tire sponsor

The trend of bicycle tire manufacturers choosing to stamp their tires with enormous logos has reached pretty ridiculous (Hi-Viz Yellow) levels. But fear not fellow unsponsored riders…we’re here to show you how to cover up sidewall hot stamps permanently. When it comes to this particular category of dirty tricks, we generally turn to Bike Black Ribbon […]

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Specialized Fatboy Expert – The Three Way Review

  Way back in November, when it was still warm and snow-free here in the midwest, Gomez gave you a rundown of the Specialized Fatboy Expert that had recently landed on the doorstep of Fat-Bike.Com World HQ.  He rode if for a couple weeks, gave some first impressions and then decided to hand it off […]

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The Art and Form of Fatbiking by Daniel Smith

  Winter is naturally a time for hibernation; a time to sleep, read books and work on art projects. It’s a time to hang out with friends, drink dark beers, and play board games by the fire. It’s a time for self-indulgent lethargy after the incessant action of the sunny summer when sitting still seems […]

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Surly Unveils the Next Generation Pugsley

From the moment that the original Pugsley was phased out of production, fat-bikers and surly-philes have asked the question “when will Surly bring the Pugsley back?” We asked Sov at our 100th Weekly Dose show back in 2016 if the Pug would make a comeback and he led us to believe that there was a possibility that we […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – January 26th, 2018

  I’m headed to the Arrowhead 135 to take in all of the pageantry of ultra-fat-bike racing up in International Falls. You can follow the action on our Instagram @fatbikedotcom for live updates from the race and Surly Checkpoint 3. You can also follow the race leaders right from your cubicle here – http://trackleaders.com/arrowhead18. I wonder how […]

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Maxxis Minion FRF/FBR 27.5 x 3.8 Review

We’ve been riding a couple of sets of the Maxxis Minion FBR/FBF 27.5 x 3.8 tires for the last ninety days on a variety of bikes and rims. We published a product spotlight about the new low-fat sneakers from Maxxis Here and we also posted an article about a plus/fat wheel configuration that we tested […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Crested Butte Fat Bike Worlds

Crested Butte Colorado is throwing their version of the Fat-Bike Whirrled Champ-peen-ships this weekend and it’s an event like no other fat-bike event (at least that I’ve ever been to) Crested Butte is a Colorado mountain town that supports a thriving winter tourism economy and for one weekend a year they focus all of that sweet […]

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KONA Wah Wah 2 Pedal Review – By Tony Grande

  So, there I was, sitting around on a Sunday morning, minding my own business when outta nowhere I get a message from everybody’s favorite uncle, Uncle Gomez! (in my mind, everyone is cheering like when someone says the secret word in Pee Wee’s Playhouse) “Do you ride flat pedals?” – Such an odd question […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast Show #132 – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Champion, AMY STUART & the Surly Llama shares meditations on the Surly Masher

On this episode of the Dose of Fat, Leia Spinner, and Gomez attempt to balance Racing, Beer, and Fun. The show was recorded at the Midwest Family Marketing Radio Studio in Madison Wisconsin. Here’s what’s on the show! We Start the show with the seventh reincarnation of the Surly Llama Mr. Dan Rasmussen – He’s […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series Premier – Featuring Eckart Altenkamp

  We’re stoked to introduce a new monthly series that will feature photos from the 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we’ll flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Austrailia! This is what Eckart shared about this photo. I took this photo on a training ride for the Simpson […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 1/12/2018

  It’s time for your dose of fat news and events. So many things are happening this weekend and there’s plenty of news to go around as well. So let’s get right into what’s hot in the world of fat and plus bikes! Events Hugh Jass made a few adjustments to their schedule (see above) […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Babyhead Beach

  I spied this shot and really loved the baby heads. It really brought back memories of the trip that James Healy and I took across the top of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and exemplifies the sort of terrain for which fat-bikes transcend every other form of bicycle. This week’s photo was taken in the UK […]

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Surly Edna 26 x 4.3 Review by Ron Stawicki

  Getting Dirty With Edna   Few bike parts can affect a bikes fun factor like tires. You can roll with a generic stem or hubs and I doubt it’ll ruin your day but mount up some cheap, heavy tires to your favorite bike and you’ll probably want to trade it in before you can […]

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Fat Camp #30

  It’s Fat Camp time again and it’s show #30.  In the midst of the deep freeze, Ken and Andy chat with Nate Phelps, race promoter of the Winter Rush fat bike race at Big M in Wellston, Michigan, about the nitty gritty of the race and what racers and fans should expect.   What’s […]

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Product Spotlight – 2018 Salsa Mukluk Carbon GX Eagle – By Travis Hubbard

Mukluk – (noun) muk·luk  \ ˈmək-ˌlək \ a soft winter boot traditionally made of reindeer or seal skin originally worn by Arctic aboriginal people of Alaska.  Mukluks weigh little and allow hunters to move quietly. I received word recently from the Fat-Bike.com Headquarters to keep my eye out for a big box from Salsa arriving at my doorstep.  I considered […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Big M by KBS

  This week’s WW really ties the whole room together, man…..if you’re into what we have coming up later this week. Our longtime Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and the C0-Host of the Fat Camp Podcast, Ken Blakey-Shell, is also a member of the crew at the Big M Groomed Fat-Bike Trails, where another of our Michigan […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – One Day Off

A longtime reader, Robert Krügel, dropped us a line with some hot, low-rise, mesh, european pixels from a recent trip to the Ore Mountains. Here’s what he shared about this week’s video clip. Hey Fat-Bike.com Team, My Name is Robert and I’m from East-Germany, I read your Website for many years now, it’s great! Thank you for […]

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Event Spotlight Badger State Games (WI) 1/20/18

Wausau Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Badger State Games and the Fat-Bike Race in on January 20th. Details on how to get registered are up on the event webpage. Central Wisconsin has great fat-bike riding opportunities at several trail systems, in Wausau and the surrounding area. The Badger State Games hold competitions in dozens of categories, […]

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Best of Wallpaper Wednesday 2017

Let’s take a look back at the year’s Best Wallpaper Wednesday images from 2017. January This photo was taken by Rocky Hallows in Dixie National Forest near Cedar City, Utah and Brian Head Ski Resort. February Paul captured his fat-bike in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. March Fat biking the Mineral Belt Trail in the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Heli-Fat Iceland

My new amigo Magne Kvam sent us this week’s video all the way from Iceland. You’ve probably seen Heli-Ski adventure in a Warren Miller film, so it’s only natural that Heli-Fat-Biking would be next, right? Magne’s a man of few words. This is all he shared regarding this week’s clip. “Fly out, ride back.” You can […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 12/22/2017

  Well, it’s our final installment of the Weekly Dose of Fat for Two Thousand and Seventeen and it’s the first full day of Winter! I don’t even know where to start with a recap of this year, so we’ll just stick with current events. There’s a couple of races on the event calendar that go […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Doublepond

  Peter De Mattia sent us this week’s Wallpaper feature from Northern New Jersey. This is what he shared with us about his image. Here is a photo I took of my 2014 Trek Farley on the Doublepond Trail in Wawayanda State Park in northern New Jersey. This is such a great park, with singletrack […]

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