On today’s FvT, our amigo Pat Smage turns a downed tree into a fat-bike playground! Check out some trials riding that is utterly amazing! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? ...
Luckily in the last few weeks of testing the new Hydro Flask Down Shift Hydration Pack here in Wales, the weather has been kind by throwing up some unusually warm ...
7/1/2020 Show #67 Dave Schlabowske joins Sven ant Tony in the studio while JK takes a leisurely drive around Lake Michigan. Jason checks in from Merrill, WI and other foolishness. ...
Today’s Wallpaper takes me back to the Summer of 2012! My amigo James and I took a trip along the South shore of Lake Superior in the UP of Michigan. ...
I consider our amigo Bruce Mathieson to be the Godfather of Scottish fat-bike beach riding. He’s been cranking out some great video during the Pandemic Social Distancing over in Scotland. If you don’t follow this cat, you should. Especially if you like beaches, wheelies, and fat-biking! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Last […]
I’ve been using framebags on all of my adventure oriented bikes since 2013. After good clothing, I would put a framebag as second on my list of must-haves for winter fatbiking. When I adopted a new Salsa Beargrease last summer, I began the search for my next bag. I introduced Cedaero in my product spotlight […]
Talkin’ Schmack Tire and rim compatibility no mas Extraterrestrial and Velocity Blunt SSCan we take a moment to talk about how cool E-Bikes are?I can push the button! He Can!How about that Black is Beautiful Ride? WOW oh F’in WOWHELD’S IS BACK BABYFratney-Wright Bike Boulevard construction begins today (I texted you the picture, no direct […]
I’ve been running a set of these Blackburn bags this spring on our Framed Basswood groadie test-bike. Blackburn sent us four of these soldiers, so we gave a couple of them away in a contest. John Lackey (2015 ITI-350 Champ) won the other pair. This is what he had to say after he won. “Got […]
Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes all the way from Northern Sweden! Ola Söderlund sent us a shot of his Canyon fatty as part of one of our wacky contests and it was so damn good that it was sent right here to be featured as today’s Wallpaper. Do you right click and save our wallpaper images […]
Shortly after launching the #fattestdayride celebration, I started to think about what I should do to celebrate the Solstice. I thought that a pagan weekend of bike chicanery at Levis sounded like a good plan for what mi amigo, Erv Spanks reminded me is the third fat-bike holiday on the calendar. I somehow managed to […]
In our June contest, you can win a pair of PDW Hot Take bags and a rad pair of Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses! You can bet your studded tires that we’ll include a delightful array of fat-bike stickers to the winners’ prize packages as well. To enter send an email with your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org with June Contest in the […]
6/17/2020 Show #65 Chris Zito joins Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio to talk statues, Milwaukee by Bike and other important things! Zito bagged the Gandhi statue at the Milwaukee Courthouse Talking Schmack https://www.madisonbikes.org/madison_ranked_second_best_biking_cityGarrett’s NICA Team is Adventure this year, no racingNational Beer Day is/was MondayLocust St is crazy againNew windows […]
A couple of weeks ago, I bolted a new joystick onto my Fatback Corvus FLT carbon fat-bike that some of you might know as Ten Beers. Joystick is an interesting bit of gnomenclature from the early days of gaming. A stick that creates joy! In this case, the joystick, in question translates to what most […]
Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Dave Miller and the fat-bike paradise on North Carolina’s sandy coast! I think that I might have met Dave at the US Open Fat Bike Championships a few years back. Here’s what Dave had to say about this week’s WW! This is a photo of my 2017 Norco […]
Fat Bike to Cwm Eigiau First things first. Cwm Eigiau translates to Eigiau valley from the Welsh language to English. During the last few months, we’ve all found it difficult to ride our bikes in the places we have taken for granted in previous times. As the restrictions are very slowly getting lifted here in […]
Back in April, we received a brand new Framed Basswood carbon gravel bike with Pub carbon wheels for review. I penned a first look with all of the spec’s and some initial thoughts (Here). This Spring, I’ve been putting the Basswood through its paces and according to Strava I’ve ridden the basswood 525 miles. Like […]
Sven, JK and Tony are in the studio and Dave Schlabowske is our call in guest for Full Spectrum Cycling, Show #64. He and Tom Schuler (of 7-11 racing fame among other cycling pursuits) took a trip up to the Bayfield Peninsula to work on refining the Wisconsin Waterfall Bikepacking route and encountered heat, sand […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday might be the highest WW we’ve ever posted! Kris Simons sent us this shot of his well equipped 9:Zero:7 fatty at fourteen thousand feet! Here’s what Kris had to say about his submission. I always enjoyed your wallpaper Wednesday posts and finally have a few pic worthy items.Location: Mt Antero, Colorado […]
Cast in the mold of Global Fat-Bike Day the Fattest Day of the Year – aka the Summer Solstice has always been a great target for getting out and enjoying the very first moments of Summer (or Winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere). In the past few decades, mi amigos and I usually […]
Today’s Danger Gnome Zoomcast features conversations with four of our fatbassadors from Alaska, the Ozarks, Colorado & Maine!
Jim’s Rohloff-equipped Schlick Cycles Northpaw Fatbike JK on furlough – donation experiment?ProtestsWhat do we do?What local organizations can we support?The show must go on??https://www.fattiretour.com/milwaukee2020/ I’ve been struggling on how to articulate what I feel about recent events and the ongoing struggles of many people in marginalized parts of our society. The folks at bikepacking.com have […]
Adam welcomes Jim Cummins and Lelan Dains to the show to talk about the Superbowl of gravel races – The Dirty Kanza. The 2020 Garmin Dirty Kanza has been rescheduled for September 10th – 13th so if you need a little DK Fix to tide you over till then, this could be just what the […]
Troy Nyree Szczurkowski sent us this stellar shot of his Muru Cycles Canning mid-tail fatty with HED BFD carbon wheels and Bags from Revelate Designs along with some custom work done at Troy’s shop, Area54 Adventure Outfitter in Australia. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! […]
FvT comes to us direct from Anchorage Alaska today. This is Fatbassador Travis’s ride buddy, Al riding his fat uni at Kincaid. Kincaid is a sweet flowy singletrack system in an Anchorage City Park. I got to ride with Al and Travis up in the AK! It was some of the best winter riding that […]
Platform Pedals are ubiquitous to the fat-bike scene. When I started riding fat-bikes, I ditched the spd pedals that I’d ridden for years and enjoyed the foot loose and fancy free platform pedal cycling lifestyle from there forward. I still run spuds on some of my bikes, but I run platforms on just as many, […]
Fat Bike Fun From Around the Globe!
Join Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as we welcome call-in guest, Dave Schlabowske, as we explore Wisconsin’s Northwoods, waterfalls and learn about Socially Distant Camping in the time of the pandemic. Talking Schmack Sunrise has been sold! Our local convenience store has a new owner.Bye Bye Bombora! I wanted to […]
Editor’s Note: Hydro Flask is an up and coming newish-type brand of hydration that hit the US market a couple of years back. Last season you might have seen Dustin Marsh’s review of the Hydro Flask Journey Series 20 L Hydration Pack. This year HF has introduced the Down Shift 14 Litre Hydration Pack and […]
Hi all, I’m Mirko from Italy. My Wallpaper Wednesday was taken from “Madonna del Giogo” above beautiful Iseo Lake in Franciacorta ( famous for white sparkling wine!) 80km east from Milan. It’s a beautiful 9km path with 800mt+ climbing as many other local hills are no higher than 1200mt and you can enjoy rides of […]
Editor’s Note: I almost met Cameron Sanders, aka Renaissance Cyclist at this year’s Talkeetna Trio Fat Bike World Championships. I remember riding by his group at the top of the first big climb and thinking to myself – that looks like a fun group of groovy cats. After the race, Cameron shared his Storymap from the […]
Sven’s Schlick Cycles Tashunka 29+ overlooking Milwaukee in restful repose. Talking Schmack The 4.3 meter (or 14.1 foot) Social Distandem – https://www.bikeradar.com/news/social-distandem/RainFratney Active Street – https://activestreets.mailchimpsites.com Bifocal Media – https://bifocalmedia.com/Bifocal_Media/WINDHAND_T_SHIRT.html Donate to WMSE, the best radio station in the world! – http://wmse.org Call-in Guest – Jason Beckhouse Soma Gator bars on a Rohloff Schlick Northpaw. Show Beer Three […]
About eighteen months ago we took possession of a set of 29×2.80 Teravail Coronado tires. You might say that this was the set of tires that started the thought process that gave birth to the new set of Bike Nerd inspired 35mm (id) wheels. This is what I closed our first article about the tires […]
Specialized RBX ADV – Where Distance is more than just Mileage In early March, the opportunity crossed my path to test and review the Specialized RBX Adventure (RBX ADV) apparel. The timing was perfect as I was deep into planning a western MN gravel adventure with distances ranging from 60-130 miles of gravel roads, small-town […]
I follow Foresty Forest on Instagram, but I just discovered his YouTube Channel! Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at fat dash bike dot com! Hey while you’re surf’n YouTube we sure would appreciate it if you would subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We’ve been recording some interesting interviews and you get to see all of […]
By Greg gentle Steel has enjoyed amazing popularity over the past hundred or so years as riders seek the simplicity and comfort afforded by a steel tube set. While steel bikes have never really left the scene, boutique brands like Breadwinner, SoulCraft, and Salt-Air have elevated steel’s status, inspiring big brands like Kona, Specialized, and […]
Sven’s Chumba Stella Ti. Currently setup as 27+ Talking Schmack I pre-ordered my Wisconsin BikeFed sweat pants – https://wisconsinbikefed.org/uncategorized/bike-to-work-at-home-soft-pants-sale/ Say Bye to DaveWheels for Jason Call-in Guest – Jason “Big Sexy” Beckhouse Jason’s proposed route on his Schwinn Meridian tricycle, Heather. Visiting state capitols! Getting this Crust Bombora ready to build! Show Beer Wizard Staff from […]
In the waining days of 2011, I started the Moonlander Space Suit Bag Project (MM1-SSB). Back at the end of 2012, we received this brand new custom frame bag. The Moonlander Space Suit Bag Project (MM2-SSB/ON) from Oveja Negra. We published a first look and then later published a long term review of the bag. It’s […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from AK Jay! Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors by accompanying his dad, a ranger, on the Chilkoot Trail. For the past twenty-five years he’s lived in Fairbanks. His hobbies are riding bikes and raising twins. One twin says: “He likes […]
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
It’s been one hell of a good spring for hitting the dirt and a new set of wheels that Adam Blake built up provides the right width rim to delve into the ‘don’t call me plus-sized’ 29 x 2.6 category. I peeled off the set of Teravail 2.8″ Coronados (full review is in the works) […]
Fat-Tribe Friday is back with a coast to coast – North, East, South & West – all across the US representation of fun on bikes! Bob Bernoth is a fan of our Podcasts from New Hampshire. Dudley also hails from the Granite State and he sent us some pretty hilarious stuff along with this shot […]
Our guest this week is Chris Wiggins from The Psychic Derailleur in Indianapolis, IN. Join Sven, JK and Tony from the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as we discuss wide ranging topics from bikes and bike shops to The Mandalorian and even a bit about jug bands! Last weekend was another beautiful one. Did a couple […]
Adam interviewed Ben Witt from Whisky Parts Co. at the QBP World Headquarters back in February of 2020 (Pre-Pandemic). So all of the events that are mentioned in this podcast are probably canceled or rescheduled. It’s still a great conversation between two cats that love bikes! Take a listen and let us know what you […]
Gary Buckham is one of the pioneers of fat biking in the UK and we’ve featured a number of his videos during the early days of the site. You may know his work from ‘Pugsley on Patrol’. Today we feature another video from him called Aberlady Dawn. I got a nice chill vibe from this […]
Showers Pass Refuge Collection The COVID-19 lockdown continues in Wisconsin, but fortunately, our Governor sees the wisdom in getting outside, so with a lot of time and no-where-to-go I’ve been able to stack up some miles. Yet day to day operations without a firm schedule brings some challenges, and I’m challenged daily by many things. […]
Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]
Sven, JK and Tony are in the studio today and welcome call-ins from Caitlin Landesberg CEO of Sufferfest Brewing and Jake Newborn from Wisconsin BikeFed. Sven’s new mask from a local craftswoman. Look for more masks in future episodes as we try models from Swrve, North St Bags and more! Talking Schmack Val Kilmer bookBackyard […]