Fat Camp Podcast #33 – July 2018


Back from sabbatical, Ken and Andy present Fat Camp #33 here mid-summer, with a plethora of fat and plus bike talk to tickle your fancies.  Inbetween a bunch of blah, blah, blah, they talk not only technical aspects of the bikes we love to ride, but also what they been up to and have learned since their voices last graced the airwaves.  Hit play, sit back and relax….it’s show #33 coming atcha!


  • Kids plus bikes and plus tires


  • Salsa Deadwood


  • E*Thirteen dropper popst


  • 2.6” tires×2-6-tires/


  • Tire plugs


  • Michigan Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder



  • Oregon Timber Trail


Fork flex data:

Q fork Steel  (4130 True Temper)      Deflection  .187″ Control


Q fork Titanium (3/2.5)   Deflection .160″      14.44%  difference


Niner Carbon                 Deflection .123″        34.22% difference


Whiskey #9 Carbon      Deflection .090″         51.87%  difference


New stuff


E13 11sp to 12 sp conversion for SRAM:


Quark tire pressure gauges:


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5 Responses to Fat Camp Podcast #33 – July 2018

  1. Plusbike Nerd July 14, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    Always glad to listen to another Fat Camp!!!!

    Thought I’d give you some feedback on the my new 29+ Trek Full Stache. After about 50 rides, I’ve never ridden a more comfortable, capable, ride-able, and composed bike! This bike just shakes off the most technical terrain while I float easily above it. I consider the Full Stache the best Plusbike ever made.

    I would love to see revive and provide even more Plusbike content.

  2. David Ratajack July 14, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    I always enjoy listening to your podcasts! I hope you will have a chance to review the new Terrene Johnny 5 tire in a future broadcast. I’m particularly interested in hearing how you feel it compares to the Vee Snowshoe 2XL. I finally have a frame to fit the super-sized winter tires and am looking forward to investing in the tire that will suit my needs/conditions the best.

    Comments on the Internet have suggested that the 2XL’s heavy, two-ply casing may be too much of a good thing, giving it more weight and rolling resistance than if it had a more pliable sidewall (some seem to feel that a Bud/Lou-like sidewall would be a great improvement). In the brief reports that we’ve seen to date on the Johnny 5, there was one comment that the knobs are quite large, which for deep, fluffy snow, might be the perfect tool, but result in somewhat slower rolling in other conditions. So, I’m curious to hear how you compare these two tires, and whether some of the criticisms that I’ve mentioned are justified.

    Thanks for all of the great information!

    • Gomez July 14, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      KBS test of the Terrene Jonny 5’s is in the works.

      • David Ratajack July 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

        Great to hear, Gomez!

      • Erv Spanks July 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm #


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