12-3-20 Show #89 – Sven, JK and Tony welcome Ontario fatbiker, Allroy to the show! Check out our previous show #54 with Allroy as well. Lend a Canadian perspective to ...
Surface 604 Boar Fatbike We reviewed the previous model of Surface 604’s Boar Fatbike way back in 2015! The new version has some significant upgrades to the already well thought ...
Kevin Barta sent in this shot for our Instagram feed, but the gnomes down in sub-basement twelve that decide these sort of things liked it so much that (ta-dah!) it’s ...
Normally we feature the bike of one of our readers in a Reader’s Ride(s) column, but today we’re taking a look at a ride that Mark “Jake the Snake” Jacobson ...
GFBD 2020 Celebrations! December Fifth Two Thousand and Twenty
Show #88 is the show that wasn’t going to happen, that is until Tony, JK and JK’s cousin, D’nardo, showed up at the shop anyway. Since we were all there, why not do a show! Show Guest – D’nardo Colucci Check out D’nardo’s company called The Eluminati. They make really high-end, 360 degree projection systems. […]
the Pneu Podcast with Roy Kranz. The 200-mile Dirty Kanza Fat-Bike Champion!
Ride along with Summittoppler for a cruise along fabulous Newborough Beach on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales
The Danger Gnome Podcast welcomes Geo Kapitz and Jason Lowetz to the program to talk about the Snow Crown Race Series and the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Tomak
JT and Sam D join Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio where we chat with new Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) Executive Director, Dave Schlabowske. Talkin’ Schmack Waffle House Beer with Bacon! – https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/16/us/waffle-house-bacon-beer-trnd/index.html Closest Waffle House to us 5 hours away in Toledo where 475 and 80/90 meet!How an eBike […]
The new Wolf Tooth Components 8-Bit Pack Pliers is a lightweight multi-tool with 17 functions. Eight attachments nest inside the handles of master link pliers using magnets and a clever storage system. These attachments then fit into an 8mm ball detent swivel head that has a 4mm opening for hex bits, which adds functionality to […]
The Wool Jersey There’s been a development in the printing of wool jerseys that allows the natural fabric that we all love to wear to be fully sublimated like jerseys made out of synthetics. We’ve teamed up with Hyperthreads and Chris Daisy Art & Design to create a line of Winter Cycling apparel. We’re hoping […]
By the looks of things, our amigo Bruce Mathieson has been riding a ton and he continues to be one of my all-time favorite videographers Coastkid’s videos helped feed the stoke world-wide for fat-bike fun. I think of Bruce as the Godfather of fat-bike beach rides. He’s the reason that I took my fat-bike to […]
Click the Jersey to Order – Store is open! A couple of months ago Salsa announced they were releasing an updated version of the EXP Series Anything Cradle and Anything Cage systems. Luckily for me the Anything Cradle system found its way to Wales for some use in the Autumnal Welsh mountains. Black is good […]
Show 86 finds Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as we welcome Chewey who shares his thoughts on many subjects, clues us in to his next podcast episodes and makes a graceful exit as we welcome an update from Big Sext back home in Louisiana. Kick ass Mone-modified Shimano Coaster brake […]
We take a new set of Whisky Parts No. 9 carbon fiber wheels out of the box for a bit of show and tell.
Paul Langille sent in a shot of his 2014 Surly Moonlander taken a few years ago in Banff, Alberta Canada, entitled – Hardest Climb Ever! I rode a Moonlander for a few years. Those were some pretty good years amigos. This is the trail: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/upper-stoney/ Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike […]
I’ve been rocking a pair of Bontrager Wavecel Helmets for the last five months and I’m ready to share some thoughts after cruising around for a couple of thousand miles perched on a bunch of different saddles under the protection of these lids. The Fit The biggest factor that I look at, when I shop […]
Show #85 – Sven, JK and Tony celebrate JK’s 200th show. We figure 115 Weekly Dose of Fat shows and 85 Full Spectrum shows, give or take! Tony got the great news that he’s a foster dad! Plus, we talk bikes at some point! Talkin’ Schmack JKs 200th (First Weekly Dose of Fat August 1, […]
Winter ride gear should never get in the way of performance. The new GORE® C5 line that we’re about to share with y’all is more streamlined than ever before, to offer warmth and weather-protection without a bunch of bulk. From fall into winter, we have a few things in for review including base layers, shoe covers, […]
It’s Wallpaper Wednesday from Thunder Bay, Ontario
Revelate-Wolf Tooth CoLab: ToolCash Field Review When I was a kid there was an infamous TV commercial for Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Picture a handsome dude with a sweet feathered hair style turning the street corner with a chocolate bar in his hand crashing into a young lady walking down the sidewalk eating out of […]
10/30/20 – Show #84 with Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio. The casket/speaker system that JK had to keep within 30 feet of on Braaaptoberfest Talkin’ Schmack Upload failed last week??Fatbike Tires are flying out the door and there are already restrictions on how many we can get from our suppliersFatbikes […]
Our first look at the Pivot Cycles’ new 2021 Les Fat full carbon fiber fat-bike.
Our Amigo and Fatbassador to Alaska and the entire Yukon Territory, Travis Hubbard took this shot of his Labrador retriever named Ruger out on the trails that we rode together this past winter. Cheers Travis! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a […]
Our long time amigo, Rusty Knorr shot a video while attending the Northwest Fatbike Meetup 2020 in Winthrop, Washington. This gathering of friends and fat-bike riders was Hosted by Methow Fatbike and Methow Cycle & Sport. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few of these cool cats from Northwest Fatbike and I’ve always wanted […]
Let’s all take a Snow Day!
We share reader’s photos from New Mexico, Minnesota, Belgium, Canada, Alaska and Idaho!
10/21/20 – Show #83 finds Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio. New Sturdy Bag Designs OrderSam’s custom frame bageBike Chat Sam’s (From Show #82) well-traveled Fuji Touring bike. Talkin’ Schmack Show Beer – Central Waters Rift IPA Over five breeds of heron have made their home in the Great Rift Valley […]
We talk with Hugh Jass and Amelia Kegel-Bosco about the eight race The Hugh Jass Race Series, here in Wisconsin and then we talk with Andrew Zook about the Borealis Fat Bike Worlds out in Pinedale, Wyoming
Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Adam Schreiner. Adam sent us this shot with this description “Dan’s Surly Wednesday – Minneapolis, Minnesota”. We sent him some stickers and everyone lived happily ever after. Now Dan’s Blue Wednesday is our Wallpaper Wednesday. Can you dig some groovy symmetry? I can dig it – you can […]
It’s been a summer to remember, that’s for certain. I’ve been lucky enough to log over thirty-five hundred miles so far this year and a bunch of those miles have been riding a trio of gravel bike tires on a trio of gravel bikes. Here’s a bit of feedback about the Panaracer Gravel King SS, […]
In this crazy year of ‘virtual trade shows’, I had the opportunity to observe an exciting new line of components from FSA (full speed ahead). One of the things that I’ve had on my wish list for a certain pink Salsa Cutthroat (hybrid) that has taken up residency in my garage is a carbon drop […]
From the Everyday Cycles Studio in Riverwest, Milwaukee, WI we welcome Sam Mentkowski to the show and, of course, talk cycling. JK styling with his Lowside Talkin’ Schmack New cycling site – https://cyclingindependent.com Neck Gaiters vs Masks for COVID protection? – https://www.gearpatrol.com/fitness/health-wellness/a34236764/neck-gaiter-study/ EVH Passing – archived MSE Show on 10/12/20 – https://www.wmse.org/program/the-rock-ride/ David Byrne’s American Utopia – Premier […]
If you follow our social media, you’ve probably seen a picture or two of the new Extrawheel Mate attached to my Fatback Corvus FLT that I call Tenbeers. The Mate is a single wheel cargo trailer that is quite a bit different than other single wheel bike trailers like the BoB or the Coho (both […]
One of our frequent flyer gold tier members, Allroy, gets his first Wallpaper Wednesday with a lovely autumn view from the top of a ski run. Here’s what he shared about the shot. I took this picture on the top of a Chicopee ski hill in Kitchener Ontario this past week. It was (according to […]
Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe Bontrager has followed up on last season’s popular GRX Gravel Shoe with the Avert Adventure Shoe, an all new addition to their casual, all-rounder footwear line. Available in Trek Black and Sandstone, the $174.99 Avert features: Durable, weather resistant, and breathable CORDURA® and suede upper construction for all-day, everyday useHigh-traction reverse […]
I have been a huge TRP Sypke Brake Caliper fan boy for years. Something about those dual actuated pads paired with compression-cables just makes a super nice hard braking system without the hassle of hydraulics. So, when I was at my local bike shop buying another GX Eagle cassette for my skinny fat bike wheel […]
Sven, JK and Tony shoot the schmack at the Everyday Cycles Studio for Show # 81 Tony out testing the Surface 604 Boar Talkin’ Schmack Rumour that Fatboy is done?No more Bike Magazine – https://www.bikemag.com/news/goodbye-for-now/ Sure are a lot of sites posting press releases about a new Bike Box from BikeFlights at $149.95 for cardboard. They […]
Devinci released their “Proudly Canadian” Minus Fat-Bike today and shared some photos and spec’s with us. Take a look and let us know what you think. From Devinci ~ The Minus is a Made in Canada, mega-footprint snow destroyer that will make you rethink your next winter vacation. To ensure the Minus lives up to […]
Our Apparel Editor, Mr. Greg Gentle, sent over some details about the new Showers Pass Waterproof Elements Jacket that he’ll be testing in the coming autumn season. Buckle up buttercup… The fat-bike.com apparel category is about to shift into overdrive! SHOWERS PASS INTRODUCES THE WATERPROOF “ELEMENTS” JACKET Portland, OR – Showers Pass today introduces the […]
Three generations of Bluetooth Speakers – L-R Boombotix OG, Noxgear 39g & Boombotix Mini Hi, my nombre esta es Gomez and I’m a gadgetaholic. I’m especially addicted to gadgets that play music. I remember all the way back to the 1960’s, when I was just a kid, we would listen to WLS (a Chicago top […]
Shorts, Schwartz, and more Shorts – In Wisconsin, we tend to wear shorts as long as it’s above freezing, and certain ‘lumberjack types’ stop shaving on Labor Day. I’ve been testing a slew of new apparel for the last few months, all while living the bike life. My waistline has been trending downwards, so I […]
Shannon Chapwesk provides call-in goodness while Sven, JK and Tony languish in the studio. And Big Sexy reaches his 27th state capitol, yesterday! Tony out testing the Surface 604 Boar. Talkin’ Schmack Ride With GPS has a new “Heat Map” feature – the heatmap highlights were people actually ride.https://ridewithgps.com/news/4931-introducing-the-ride-with-gps-heatmap https://ridewithgps.com/heatmap Garret had his last Mountain Bike event […]
Photo by 906 Adventure Team The Pneu Podcast is back! This episode comes out swinging with a guy who, we think, is misunderstood by a lot of people. He challenges people to push past their self-imposed limitations and become better people, not just better cyclists. Find out why #quitter isn’t a “jerk thing”, learn about […]
Here’s a blast from the past! This is from a decade ago. March of 2010 to be exact. The video is from tscheezy and I’ve followed his youtube channel since the early days. I got o to ride a bunch of the trails that are in this video last March with Fatbassador Travis. Anchorage in […]
If my math is correct (it usually isn’t) we’re looking down the barrels of Global Fat-Bike Day number nine…
Ian Klepetar from Bicycle Benefits is back in Wisconsin and chats up Sven, JK and Tony while Trusky joins us at the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as well, sans microphone. Looks like we’ve gotta look in to how to get another guest on the show! Sometimes 4 just isn’t enough. Talkin’ Schmack Reader’s Rig: Dave’s […]