The Weekly Dose of Fat – GFBD Holiday Special – Show#115 – SURLY’s NEW FAT

The Weekly Dose of Fat Global Fat-Bike Day Holiday Special – Show Number 115 – Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Felices Dia de las Bicis Gordas Internacional to all of our amigos from around the world! We’ve been working on putting something special together for Global Fat Bike Day, so we traveled up to Minneapolis to record this week’s show at the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo. We somehow managed to put together an all-star line up of guests for the Holiday Special together. Joining us on today’s show are Jake from Freewheel, who, in the midst of preparing for the expo, took some time to talk to us. Our second guest is Mr. Eric Sovern from Surly Bikes, who premiers Surly’s newest Fat-Bike in a exclusive. Alex Applegate bats third in our all-star lineup with a parade of new Tires, Wheels, Apparel and Lights from Bontrager and then Andy from HED Cycling talks about their new carbon and alloy – fat and plus sized rim choices that now cover the 27.5″ platform. So buckle up and get ready for some Global Fat-Bike Day radness!


The World Premier of the Surly Big Fat Dummy!

Our Global Fat-Bike Holiday Special is Sponsored by Surly Bikes. This week’s Weekly Dose is brought to you by the Surly 8 and 24 pack racks. Because a bike with a rack can carry almost anything  – within reason. Learn more about bikes, beer and reason at –

On the Show This Week

  • We’re on location at the WinterBike Expo where we’ll be talking with Freewheel General Manager, Jake Helmbrecht, about what people can look forward to this weekend at their Midtowne Greenway location.
  • Sov from Surly has a HUGE announcement about Surly’s NEW BIKE!
  • Alex Applegate from Bontrager talks about what keeps him going through the dark lonely winter
  • We check in with the Fatty Farm Field Report brought to by Becker Sewing and Design where we talk about our latest contest
  • And in our Special Segment we talk to our amigo Andy from HED Cycling about rims and wheels

The Fat Bike Event of the Week this week is The Freewheel Winter Bike Expo going on this weekend in Minneapolis!


First Guest – Jake Helmbrecht From Freewheel Bike

We take a break!

Second Guest – Eric Sovern From Surly

  • Introducing the Surly Big Fat Dummy
  • Pug and Moonlander Specials
  • Random Banter
  • MSRP Complete – $2950! (Sov corrected the price after the show interview!)

Fatty Farm Field Report

The Fatty Farm Field Report is brought to you by Becker Gear. Find Becker gear on Facebook at and on the web at

Fat-Bike Action – Contest!


Contest prizes thus far. Expect us to have more!

Send Fat-Bike Action photos and videos to uncle and everyone who includes their snail mail address will receive some stickers. We’ll also hold a drawing of all of the folks who send us photos or videos to win an assortment of schwag. Put “Movember” in the subject line of your email and don’t forget to remember to include your address. We’ll award prizes to 3 lucky winners to be chosen at random. We’ll draw the winner on New Year’s Day 2017!

Third Guest – Alex Applegate From Bontrager

Now 3 different 27.5 Fat-bike Tires!

  • Hodag – traditional 3.8 fat tire, versatile, fast rolling all season performance
  • Barbagazi – 27.5 x 4.5 fast rolling traction in the snowiest conditions
  • Gnarwhal – Stud-ready tread for toothy traction in all conditions.

OMW Shoe

OMW Pants

Foray Softshell Jacket


  • Ion 800 R
  • Ion 100 R
  • Flare R


Fourth Guest – Andy Tetmeyer From HED

  • 65mm “no big deal”,
  • 27.5” (27-plus) 43mm Raptor
  • 27.5” x 85mm Big Half Deal
  • Summer riding vs winter.
  • Alloy Wheels
  • 24” discussion

This here show was brought to you by the Bikes, Parts & Chaos of Surly Bikes – Check out the new Surly Big Fat Dummy at better bicycle retail establishments (coming this spring) and on the web at

Call 818-918-2453 any time, day or night, and leave us a message!

Till then!

8 Responses to The Weekly Dose of Fat – GFBD Holiday Special – Show#115 – SURLY’s NEW FAT

  1. thub December 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Happy Global Fat Bike Day!!! May your Fat-Bike take you on a most excellent adventure today. Take a moment to hunt gnomes, wrestle a bear, or enjoy a beer after a ride.

  2. Lars December 4, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    Where and when can I bye 27,5 Gnarwhawle?
    Cant find them.

    • Gomez December 4, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Check again on 12/8. Check with your Trek Dealer or at Trek dot com. Or contact Trek….or just go outside and scream Trek as loud as you can and a member of the Trek staff will be with you eventually.

      • Lars December 4, 2016 at 11:35 am #

        The screaming outside did not work. I did it yesterday, but no Trek staff.
        Dec 8 you say… Will they be avalibe in europe from that date?

      • Lars December 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

        My Trek dealer don´t have Gnarwhale 27,5 in the system.
        Late to the party? or some problem?
        Screaming loud to the computer did not help.

        • Gomez December 14, 2016 at 9:02 am #

          Sounds like you need a better Trek Dealer.

          • Lars December 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

            OK. I will check with the full time staff tomorrow.
            The guy i talked to was just extra, but he turned the screen around and there was only 26 unstudded and 26 studded in the list.
            Maybe the owner have som more systems to work with?

  3. jon December 7, 2016 at 8:30 am #


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