With all of the new fat-bike owners facing their first winter, we thought that we’d put a little X-Mas wish list to help the folks that are shopping for the fat-biker on their list. We asked our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots what they wanted to find under the tree for themselves and the list is pretty crazy. Here’s a list that is sure to put a smile on just about every fat-biker from new members of the fat-bike family to the long beards that already have one of everything.
Ken Blakey-Shell — Dammit! Andy stole mine! I too want a flask. Actually two flasks! A Barking Bear flask holder for my stem (got to keep it within site so I remember to stay hydrated!) and a King Cage Mud Flask to cover my posterior. Would I seem like too big a lush if I also listed a Growler Cage and Hydro Flask Beer Growler?
Lastly, a pair of Vee Tire Snowshoe XL studded tires so that I can stay upright in icy conditions while carrying all the precious cargo listed above.
Matt Gersib — You know I love wheels, so in addition to the Turner King Kahn, my Fat-Bike Christmas list includes a set of 65mm wide NEXTIE Black Eagle carbon rims, and some Panaracer Fat B Nimble tires(in both 26 and 29+ sizes). On the more social end of things, I’m a big fan of tallboys of Deviant Dale’s, from Oskar Blues Brewery in beautiful Colorado.
Spinner Ryerson —
1. A fat cargo bike. If this needs to be something that actually exists (outside of a custom build of course) I’ll change that to an Ice Cream Truck. I’m not intrigued enough to replace my Moonlander on my own dime but if Santa delivered one, what the hell.
2. A wide shot full color framed photo (like at least 24″ × 54″) photo of Gomez in a full Santa suit bike jorring with his stable of mtn dogs with cowboy in the lead wearing a red nose pulling a sleigh full of bike gifts and a couple kegs of high alcohol content egg nog. Or the new Surly jacket.
The Locust (Cale) — mmmmmmm – a new Porcelain Rocket Mr fusion seatbag. http://www.
Julio dot Com —
And for the -15F rides we all love here in MN, one can’t live without the http://surlybikes.com/gear/long_sleeve_wool/wool_jerseys
45NRTH Dillinger Tires – http://45nrth.com/products/
Win the Ugly Sweater Contest – http://middleofbeyond.com/
As part of my #otisgetspimped campain I want a WCS CARBON BULLMOOSE INTEGRATED BAR STEM – http://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-bullmoose-mountain-bar-stem.html
There are a lot of fancy pogies out there, but most lower 48 folks would be well served by a set of Bar Mitts. Their new extreme model is pretty bad ass. Pogies rule at keeping your hands warm.
Great Tires make all of the difference when conditions get tough. I agree with Jenny on the Dillingers and I’m going to add the 45NRTH VanHelgas. While you’re at the bike shop, buy a big jug of Stan’s Tire Sealant to encourage your gift recipient to try tubeless!
And the last item is something to get for the fat-biker that has everything……a pack raft from Alpacka Raft.
Holy Moly that’s a sleigh full of toys! From all of us at Fat-bike dot com, we hope you have a very Fat & Fun Holiday Season!