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Review – 2017 Klampers and the Canti-Lever

Howdy fat-bike friends! Our friend from out Ogden way, Mr. Mark Peterson, put together this review of Paul Component Engineering’s 2017 Klamper brake and their Canti-Lever. Form NAHBS to the trails, Mark has the scoop! 2017 Klampers and the Canti-Lever Review – By Mark Peterson I have been a longtime fan of Paul Component’s. I have […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Canadian Mutz

  Our long lost amigo  Cpl. J.D.(Jeff) MacFarlane of the Red Deer City, Royal Canadian Mounted Police out in Alberta, sent us a few shots of his new Foes Mutz out for it’s shake down cruise. This is what Jeff told us about his new ride. Hey Gomez Just wanted to send you a couple pics of a […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Shimmery

    In this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday Michael Schneider is back with another shot from Germany. The original idea behind the wallpaper part of Wallpaper Wednesday was that our readers would download the photographs that we feature and use them as their desktop wallpaper. We’ve built up a six year archive of wallpapers that you can […]

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Fat-Tribe – New Zealand

Now that spring is here, I’ve been warming up my sermon about the year around appeal and utility of fat-bikes, but now that we co-mingle our Plus Bike love in among our Fat-Bike love…..I’m verklempt. See what plus bikes did there? Plus bikes saved us from a sermon. So now we can go directly to […]

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Wallpaper Wet-nesday – Sploosh!

  It seems like we’re on some sort of water theme this week and our hump day wallpaper is no exception. Our amigo Scott Andreson captured this image of a fat-bike fording a creek and creating quite a wave of crystal clear, water. You can check out more of Scott’s photos at – https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottphotoart/. Share your […]

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Mud Shovel Fenders by PDW

We’ve all had one of them rides, where your behind is caked in the remnants of the terrain you’ve just rode your fat bike on. Well, Portland Design Works may well, have just the answer, in letting you take a seat at the bar without looking like you’ve spoiled yourself, in the Mud Shovels! I’ve […]

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Fat Camp – Jeff Jones Interview

Jones bikes are unconventional to say the least but amazingly versatile and well thought out bikes. After you listen to our interview, if you are interested in checking more, the first stop is the Jones website and specifically Jeff’s blog where he gets into a lot of detail about the different products and design philosophies. He has also produced […]

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2017 Sea Otter Classic Report – Part 1

  With the near death of Interbike, the Sea Otter Classic has become the pinnacle of the bicycle industry ‘show & tell’ in these United States of America. In addition to every kind of bike racing known to mankind, the Sea Otter presents an exposition area that features every cool bicycle company that you’ve ever […]

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2017 Jamis Roughneck Review – By Ward Whitmire

The six weeks that I tested the Roughneck, just happened, to fall at the tail end of the best Winter (snow wise) we’ve had here in the Pacific Northwest in several years. I had the pleasure of riding it in a lot of different snow conditions including a week and a half of icy stuff, […]

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Framed Wolftrax Carbon Custom Review

Back in January, a Framed Wolftrax Carbon Custom landed in the Fat-Bike.com Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot hanger bay.  You can read the initial product spotlight with all the details of the build and other minutia here. Over the next two plus months, I’ve proceeded to put the Wolftrax Carbon through its paces. To say that […]

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Foto Gordo from Germany

This week’s desktop background was shot by Michael Schneider on the Brocken, which is the highest mountain in the Harz district in Germany. The Brocken is known for strong winds which frosted everything with snow and his Mukluk really pops, in stark contrast, from the frosty background. If you’d like to see more from Michael, he put […]

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Product Spotlight – 2017 Fatback Corvus

  We have a brand new 2017 Fatback Corvus in the shop for testing. Two of our Black Ribbon Test Pilots, Aris and Travis,  recently reviewed the Fatback Skookum and Rhino. I’ve written half a dozen stories about my ‘Made in the USA’, aluminum, Fatback (named Otis), but we’ve never spent any long term, quality […]

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Pugsley World Championships Race Report – by Chewey

The 2017 Pugsley World Championship :aka PWC, went off without a hitch once again this year. unfortunately we can’t say the same for the recap ! I was sure I had sent this to Gomez weeks ago only to get it returned several weeks later.  So with all of the excuses out of the way, […]

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Bontrager Apparel Product Spotlight: by K8

The Bontrager Old Man Winter Shoe: Very well thought out winter riding shoe. Retail $299.99 – OMW Shoe A high-performance inForm Tundra last fit opens up the toe box for thicker socks. Water resistant main zipper with 2-strap hook and loop closure system Vibram outsole for sure-footed traction and long-wearing durability Fleece-lined, removable inner bootie with 200g […]

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Fat Camp Special – Ken and Andy Interview 2017 Arrowhead Champion Jill Martindale

Recently, Jill Martindale broke the record for the Arrowhead 135 in the female supported category.  Ken and Andy of FatCamp Podcast sat down with her and got all the nitty gritty about her record setting results.  Listen in as Ken, Andy and Jill have a conversation about the Arrowhead 135 Links: http://jillmartindale.blogspot.com/ http://45nrth.com/ http://www.grandrapidsbicycles.com/ https://www.niterider.com/

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Weekly Dose of Fat Show 125 – Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger

Greg shot this photo during a fat-bike trip to Spencer Glacier in Alaska.  Honestly, Greg says, I have no idea how the original settlers survived without fat bikes! The Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 125 – Friday, March 24th 2017 Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger We’ve got […]

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Black Ribbon Fat Foto – South Africa

  This week’s Foto Gordo presentation comes from South Africa! Dave Caravias owns a fat-bike, shark dive, guest house operation down there and the pictures on their web-site look amazing! Check it out at www.fatbiketours.co.za. Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – From Sweden with Fat

This week’s Fat (video) Tuesday presentation comes to us from Sweden. Our new amigo, Viktor Linnerö shared this rock’n little clip and the music coupled with the ski-slope style session…. well they go together like peas and carrots. As is our custom, here at the fat dash bike dot com, we’ll let Viktor tell you […]

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Maxxis Summit – Plus Tire News

  Plus Stuff From the Second Annual Maxxis Summit at Mulberry Gap Maxxis jumped into plus tires in a big way in recent years and has developed what is arguably the most complete lineup of plus sized tires (at least for 27.5+) of any tire company. They have everything from the fast rolling Icon all […]

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