I dropped in on our Amigos at 1UpUSA on my way out to Decorah for the Time Trials earlier this spring. 1UpUSA is in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. 1Up USA makes bike ...
Brett Davis sent us a shot of his Salsa Blackborow out on an early morning training ride above Durango, Colorado. Brett is a Wallpaper Wednesday veteran. We featured a photo from Brett’s ...
Follow along as Australian expedition cyclist Dr. Kate Leeming travels through Northeast Greenland to test out her custom made Christini all-wheel-drive fat-bike in polar conditions. Kate aims to make the ...
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The Occasional Dose of Fat – Show Number 103 – Friday, May 20th 2016 Back in the studio ladies and gentlemen. It’s Sven, Gomez and JK. The Weekly Dose of Fat is brought to you by the Surly Long Haul Trucker. Learn more about bikes and freedom at – http://surlybikes.com On the show this week: […]
I travel quite a bit and I was on a trip to Colorado last February, when Mountainsmith contacted us to see if we’d be interested in testing some of their new gear. I’ve been a long time customer of Mountainsmith and own a big roller duffle bag that I use for longer trips as […]
Chris sent in this photo of his Framed Alaskan Carbon X1 at Farmdale Reservoir in East Peoria, IL. He says these bikes are built and spec’d very well! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to […]
This is part three of the Brazilians Across Quebec series with our amigos, Jonatha, Daniel & Nata. There’s some really good footage in this one, including some snowy Dual Slalom action! Don’t Worry – Be Happy Let’s go ride bikes! The DJI Phantom Series Drone: Intelligent Flight + Ultra HD Video. Shop DJI – Shop […]
We first got a look at Paul Component Engineering’s Klamper brake as a prototype a couple of years back at Interbike when Paul showed us the first versions of the brake at his booth. At the 2015 show I cajoled Paul a bit more as I really wanted to get them on my rig to […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – May 13th 2016 We’ve got your Weekly Dose New Report here for Friday, May 13th, 2016. Check out the Show Schedule below to learn when you can hear your favorite fat-bike radio shows here on fat-bike.com. Sven, Gomez and JK will be back next week but check out those openings! […]
Sven and I have had a long running search for the ultimate shoe for riding on the beach. Once the weather gets above freezing and we enter the spring beach season, getting your feet wet, is an inevitable part of almost every beach ride. Swollen creeks and blustery waves will eventually submerge your boots or […]
Todd Heath sent us about a jillion pixels of M23 that was fabricated by Moonmen, for our amigo Miguel Blanco, of the 8 Lumens break dance squad down in KC-MO. I think this is a veritable fat-bike masterpiece! Slap this up on your computer’s wallpaper and set your phasers on stun! Outstanding job on […]
It looks like four season fat-biking has taken hold in Wales. Our European Bureau Cheif, Jeff Price, lives and rides his McSalasa MukLuk all up the Welsh countryside, and now we have a clip from another gentleman named Anthony. This is what Ant had to say about this week’s Fat (video) Tuesday Presentation. Welsh […]
We first took a look at the formable, flexible, plastic Beaver Guard Mudguards last year when owner Christian LaLonde first offered the product and now, after a year on several different bikes, let’s see what’s up! Changes to the original product are both functional, with a new updated hole pattern for even better fit on the […]
Our long time compadre, Joe Cruz, recently released what he calls a home-spun adventure film. He and a few mates explored Norway on fat and plus bikes, among the great visual splendor of the scandinavian wilderness. Have a great weekend!
The Imaginary Dose of Fat – Show Number 102 – May 6 2016 You’ve got Sven, Gomez and JK back on the air! We’ve got Chewey, Dan Fuhrman and Chris Daisy on the show as well.Good to be back ladies and gentlemen. The Weekly Dose of Fat is brought to you by – http://surlybikes.com On […]
RAD Bicycle Company is a small, one-man (Matt Craig) frame builder operation out of SE Michigan. RAD’s stated mission is “I want to put people on a USA made product with above over-seas quality at a fair competitive price. Something an Average Joe can afford and ride. Something light enough and strong enough for […]
Dan F Skovli is a brilliant landscape photographer from Norway. Lucky for us…Dan also rides fat-bikes! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to feature fat-bikes from around the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related image that you feel is “Wallpaper Worthy”, slap it in an email with what, where, why info as well as photographer’s […]
The guys at State Bicycles sent us a note and some pix of the updated version of the Megalith Fat-bikes that are available in both Singlespeed and 8-speed models. We did a review on their State Bicycles’s first fat-bike about this time last year and JK found it to be a good, basic fat-bike with […]
Rusty Knorr is back with his third trip to the Ancient Lakes in the Pacific Northwest. He shot a travelogue of the trip along with a crew that included a few of our West Coast amigos from Northwest Fatbikes. Here’s what Rusty had to say about his clip. Earth Day weekend I was fortunate enough […]
Fat-bike.com’s Fatbassador, Travis, from Anchorage took in the Fat Bike Expo and Big Fat Ride that was held in Anchorage, AK this past February. Check out the happenings and then make a plan to be there next year! The Fat Bike Expo The Fat Bike Expo and Big Fat Ride was hosted by Iditarod […]
Forth Fat, Bruce – aka; Coastkid’s social gathering on the East Coast of Scotland in North Berwick. The idea of Forth Fat is simple, ride fat bikes and socialise. After making the journey last year I was keen to be involved again in a great weekend of bikes and beer!! After unpacking my gear in […]
This week fat-bike.com brings you Fat Camp #12, the latest podcast from Ken and Andy. In this episode the dynamic duo covers plus bike topics from converting your fat-bike to a run down on Plus Bike rims and tires. Give it a listen! Click on the charts below for a larger version!
Check out this trail fodder fittin’ a ruin Fatbassador Travis’s ride! If this was your tire, what would you do? Ideas on a fix? Leave a comment below! You radio show hosts Sven, Gomez and JK continue their spring break this week. Meanwhile check out the fat-bike news of the week! Event of the Week Decorah Human […]
I’m not going to keep you waiting, The A’ME heated grips work as advertised. If you were already planning on purchasing them just based on if they will keep your hands warm on a 10 deg winter ride, then hit that “buy” button. On the other hand, if you are on the fence about these […]
Sean “Burnsey” Burns from Oddity Cycles sent us out a set of Oddity Razorbar Plus handlebars to check out. Not your average 5d/8d aluminum or carbon bars but real, steel, custom goodness made from 4130 Chromoly. As an avid singlespeeder, Burnsey was looking for rise and sweep for comfort, hooks for climbing and cruising, additional […]
I met Mason & Riley at the Fat-Bike Worlds this February in Crested Butte. I had seen Mason, riding a fat-bike that I recognized from a small Wisconsin bike company, Wyatt Bicycles, and it turned out to be Riley’s sled. Riley and Mason were at worlds, as part of the herd of ‘working media’ and we […]
James from fatbike.com.au, the Australian source of Norwegian Diamond Fatbikes, sent us this video of a Top-to-Bottom race, on fat bikes, at the Thredbo ski resort in the Snowy Mountains. Check out the action!
RSD Mayor out in the snow. It’s quite orange but hard to get the true color in a photo! This is our second RSD Mayor test bike. Mr. Jim, our shop guru has been riding V1 for over a year, but this V2 is a completely redesigned bike for 2016. The Mayor line includes Aluminum […]
Weekly Dose of Fat 4-22-16 Sven, Gomez and JK are on a break this week as we plan out our Summer Show Schedule. Meanwhile check out the fat-bike news of the week! Event of the Week Next Saturday, April 30th, is the Fat Bike Freeride Rally at Mt Bachelor in Bend, OR. This is a fat […]
There are not many fat bike races in the world that involve complicated logistics, dedicated support crews, 3000miles of driving, and a whopping 300 miles of multi-day, one-way stage racing. But if this type of event takes your fancy, then welcome to the Australian Simpson Desert Bike Challenge. Following on, from our race reports published […]
Welcome to the second episode of Brazilians Across Quebec, it’s time for the great crossing of Lake Saint-Jean. A white desert of 32km, with freezing temperatures and biting winds. The biggest challenge for the Brazilian team to date. Jonatha Jünge is on a mission to face the crossing aboard his Fat-Bike, while Daniel RootRider and Nata Giacomozzi […]
This is Monte’s Titanium Night Train Bullet Motobecane on The Elvis Presta Trail at Mt. Charleston, west of Las Vegas. He gives the bike a big thumbs up! Thanks, Monte! Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click […]
Our Fatbassador to the Alaskan Wilderness and Anchorage, Mr Travis (T-bone) Hubbard recommends this clip, for your viewing pleasure. This is some footage from the 2016 Merry Marmot downhill race, from the Arctic Valley Ski Resort. Leave your featherweight carbon sled in the shed and grab the old trusty…..then Slip on your body armour and a full […]
Winter came late to the land of the hand (Michigan, sorry Wisconsin), lasted for about 6 weeks and headed on out for a later date. But during those 6 weeks, I was able to put the 2016 Framed Alaskan Alloy fatbike through some rigorous rides and get a pretty good idea of what it’s really […]
The Imaginary Dose of Fat – Show Number 101 – Friday April 15th – 2016 Will Ross and Megan Chelf, 2016 White Mountains 100 Champions from Team 9:Zero:7, HED Cycling, 45NRTH join Sven, Gomez and JK who are back in the studio after the big, Live Weekly Dose of Fat Show #100 Gig. The Weekly […]
Wyatt Driftless: Endless Fun The bicycle has come a long way. Going to the real definition of “balloon tires”, the fat bike has changed the game for many riders that face a tough riding condition known as winter. Wyatt Bicycle Co. out of La Crosse, Wisconsin is pumping out a bike designed for adventure biking […]
Mathieu sent us this pic of his cardio peak climb of a Friday afternoon (Ok … he says it was more of a “Fu#& that sh!t” moment and leaving the job!) on his Surly Ice CreamTruck on the Mont Rougemont in Quebec. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the […]
Our amigos from Brasil that shared an incredible look at Brazilian dune riding in Sand’n’Fatty, are releasing their second video project, as a 3 part series, that features their first introduction to winter riding, in the frozen landscape of Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec Canada. We wanna party with these cowboys! This is what Jonatha, Daniel & Nata shared […]
We think it’s high time that some folks from the fat-bike realm get recognized for their contributions to the mountain bike world and, it just so happens, that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for this year’s inductees. So we’re asking folks to call into our Imaginary Dose of Fat Show this week […]
Heated grips you say?! I’m interested! We all know that the fat bike is most at home in the snow and ice in the middle of winter. While most mountain bikers are at home watching reruns of Red Bull Rampage circa 2012 on YouTube, we fat bikers are out having the time of our lives! […]
Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 100 – Friday, April First! 2016 This week Sven, Gomez and JK bring you a special Show 100 edition of the Weekly Dose of Fat live from Milwaukee’s Eastside! We welcome Sov from The Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ for a Q and A where he drops the […]
Earlier this year the folks at Budnitz took one of their FTB Titanium fat-bikes to the summit of Vermont’s Mt. Mansfield at 4400 feet of elevation; and rode it all the way down! Check out these links for more info: There are more photos here: http://budnitzbicycles.com/gallery/moments/summit-to-sunset And a write-up of the day’s adventure here: http://blog.budnitzbicycles.com/post/139612684142/fatbike-snowy-mountain Download […]
Ken sent us this story about a unique wooden fat-bike he built and how the design progressed to what you see here. Very creative, Ken! Thanks for the insight into your project. Here are some close ups and general photos of my wood fat-bike project. It originally started out with a cantilevered seat but it […]
The day was sunny and beautiful – the screams of the mud and dirt were yelling from afar, so Heather and I, got the gear ready and went to some local trails near Chicago. She rode her trusty and popular Surly Pugsley, while I rode a newly acquired FELT DD30. This is about the FELT fatty goodness… […]
9:ZERO:7, 45NRTH, and HED Cycling team up to support a one of a kind arctic ultra expedition After a long season of fat bike racing, from the brutal Arrowhead 135 to the popular Fat Bike Birkie, 9:ZERO:7 Factory Team rider Will Ross still isn’t ready for the season to be over. His next adventure is […]
Big doings at the Fat-bike Radio Show 100 HQ! Gomez shook down the peeps who helps us keep this site goin’ and got us some killer prizes that we will raffle off at the Show 100 Party! Oh! There are A LOT MORE PRIZES THAN WHAT WE ARE SHOWING! Stupid CAPS lock. Anyway, yes, you […]
Apidura has appeared on Fat-Bike.com a couple of times now, but this particular review, features one of their new products, The Food Pouch. The concept is really simple, it’s an extra pocket that easily attaches to the bars and stem with carbon friendly Velcro straps. However this is not the first ‘bar bag’ on the market […]