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Road Trip 2018 – Visit to Borealis Fat Bikes

After a failed launch attempt in August, Road Trip 2018 blasted off from the Colonel Steve Austin pedal powered proving grounds in central ‘sconsin at the beginning of Rocktober. My initial stop was in Emporia, Kansas to attend mi hermano de otra madre, Adam Blake’s Wedding. Which meant that I was already halfway to Colorado […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – New York State

  As one of the founders of the Bike Black Ribbon Society all I can say about this photo is “well played old sport.” A person that goes by the pseudonym ‘Dirt Devil’ (must be a vacuum cleaner aficionado) sent us this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday and this is what they shared about their megapixel portrait. What: […]

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Otso Voytek Plus/Fat Review By Seth Bell

Back in July, we received a beautiful Otso Voytek Plus-Fat rig for review.  If you missed the introduction and specs, you can find that post here: https://fat-bike.com/2018/08/first-look-otso-voytek-plus-fat-rally-sport-by-seth-bell/ Now that Summer is officially in the rear-view and the crisp days of Autumn are here (my favorite!), we wanted to share with you what a few months of […]

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Event Spotlight – Erie MTB Fest – October 14, 2018

It’s time to crank up the old fat-bike event calendar, so here’s an event that sounds like a blast and it’s coming up this weekend. Click the flyer and may the Schwartz be with you! Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Skipton in the Mist

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bob Wightman. The shot was taken near Skipton on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in the north of England. Here’s what Bob had to say about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday Autumn is starting to show its hand here in the UK and there was a mist […]

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The Dose of Fat Show #138 with Todd Poquett & Brett Stepanik

The Dose of Fat Show #138 features Leia, Spinner, and Brett in the studio along with the Race Director of the Margi Gesick, Todd Poquette via telephone. This episode of the Dose of Fat was recorded at the posh and professionally cleaned Midwest Family Broadcasting studio in Madison Wisconsin. Show #138 is brought to you […]

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Teravail Coronado 26 x 4.0 final thoughts – By Seth Bell

Howdy campers. You may remember that back in May (holy smokes, how is it already almost October?!) we received a pair of Teravail’s Light and Supple Coronado tires for testing. If you missed the initial review, check the link here: https://fat-bike.com/2018/06/teravail-coronado-26-x-4-0-review-by-seth-bell/ After riding the Coronados over the Summer, we’re here with a final review and score. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Taustakuva Keskiviikkona

  Taustakuva Keskiviikkona is Wallpaper Wednesday in Finnish. This week’s Taustakuva Keskiviikkona comes to us from Antti Hakonen. Here’s what Antti shared about this week’s new gorgeous wallpaper image. Here’s my candidate for Taustakuva Keskiviikkona. I was going to shoot some sunset photos at a nearby lakeshore but got distracted and shot pics of my Pole […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Hartman Rocks

Here’s a pretty sweet video to up your stoke for singletrack. New Mexico Outside snuck across the border and explored the trails at Hartman Rocks in Colorado. The recreational area there has scenic granite rock features and ribbons of singletrack. Check out @just_ridenm on Instagram to see more textbook examples of #keepfatbikesfun and #fourseasonfatbikes. Please share […]

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Interbike 2018

  Interbike 2018 moves from Vegas to a brand new venue at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. We scoured the show in search for items that would interest our readers. Let’s take a stroll around the Interbike show floor and have a look! Burley’s new Coho XC trailer won a Eurobike Award and we’ll be testing one […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo 2018

The once grand and all-encompassing Outdoor Demo at Interbike has been reduced to a very small E-Bike dominated abbreviation of what we saw five years ago. The venue that the demo switched to is better than Bootleg Canyon, but I’m reminded of way back to 1988 when west coast influence took over the reins of mountain bike […]

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Borealis Carbondale 27.5 x 50mm – Maxxis FBR/FBF (Plus/Fat) Wheel Review

“What my fat-bike did on summer vacation” Back in April, we published a comparison of 4 sets of wheels (Two 26″ & Two 27.5″ options) with the goal of demystifying how 27.5″ rims and tires compare with their 26″ counterparts. I was especially interested in learning how tall each of the four wheelsets measured along […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Costa Rica Beaches

  Will Muecke sent us this photo of Playa Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. September is their rainy season, so this was just after the late-day thunderstorms rolled through and left the sky boiling with heavy clouds.  Dusk — just around 530/6PM.  Beautiful, briny warm air filled with that post-sunset in Blue […]

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News – 45NRTH Launches 27.5 Vans and Dills

A couple of days ago, our amigos up there in Bloomington (45NRTH) announced that they’ll be offering two of their popular fat-bike tread patterns in 27.5. The Non-studded Dillinger 4 and the Van Helga are available now. The Studded Dillinger 4’s will be in stores sometime in October according to the Q-Mothership. The two new […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Sentiers du Moulin

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from Philippe Deshaies. He sent us this beautiful portrait of his whip surrounded by the arboreal splendor of Sentiers du Moulin in Quebec. This is what Philippe shared about his Wallpaper Wednesday contribution. This is my Norco Ithaqua today at the Sentiers du Moulin, a mountain bike destination 20 minutes North of […]

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RSD Middle Child Review – by Dustin Carlson

  The Middle Child (MC) is a brand new addition to the RSD line-up. RSD, out of Toronto, specializes in hard tail fat and plus bikes and the MC is a great addition. It’s a hardtail, enduro, plus bike. Essentially the opposite of a mullet; party in the FRONT, business in the BACK. For $2799 […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Klausnitzer

  Michael Klausnitzer answered the call for Fat & Plus Bike pixels with this romantic lakeside composition. This is what he had to say about his contribution. Hope you’ll like some pics from my own favourite fatties… I’ve read your call for pics in one of the last articles – Fat Video Tuesday ♦ #BAMfatbike2018 ♦ By Tom Ice. fat-bike.com is […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day 2018

December 1st is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why are we telling you about an event so far in advance? Well, it’s because you are all part of the planning process! It takes time to get all of your ducks in a row, and gather your […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ New Mexico is Calling

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we’re looking at another El Niño influenced winter. They produced a map that should give everyone something to complain about. However, on the map above, southern Nevada and New Mexico have two words that we happen to like very much….Cold & Snowy! I usually ignore long range forecasts and stick […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast – Show #137 – US MTB Nationals – Ore 2 Shore – Beargrease – SSUSA – Full Moon Beach Ride

The Dose of Fat A-Team re-united for show number 137 recorded at the Midwest Family Marketing Studios in Madison, Wisconsin. Spinner and Leia are the show hosts and I play the role of color commentator. We’ve been talking about the format of the show and we’ve made a real effort to develop natural conversations with interesting […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Pugs in the Mist

Simon aka: Super Domestique supplied this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday from across the pond. Here’s what he had to say about his photo. Given the callout for wallpaper worthy pics, I’m hoping my Pugs in the mist might be good enough to fit the bill! It’s not the most up to date pic as the Pugs […]

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Drop Bars Not Bombs By JP & Seth Bell

Editor’s Note: We solicited ideas from the ranks of the bike black ribbon test pilots and we’ve posted quite a few of their suggested topics here over the last couple of months. We actually had two of our testers step up to the plate to explain how to set your regular normal fat-bike up with […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 8/10/2018

I was talking to Steve Meurette the last time I was up at Levis and since he’s been the trail steward there since I met him somewhere back in the 90’s our conversation naturally turned to trail building. He mentioned that the Levis crew recently started benching and de-berming singletrack with a small (2 tine) gas-powered […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Fat Vegas Baby!

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Monte McAnulty. Monte named his Ti Motobecane Night Train ‘Fat Elvis’. He shared this beautiful shot of Elvis after a nice rain up in Cottonwood Canyon, Nevada. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ El Gordo es Guapo

Welcome to the dog days kats and kitties. Augustus Maximus in the house and it’s the fucking weekend! So here’s a shot of a three-year-old Ti Motobecane Nighttrain (just a toddler) near Lake Mead in Nevada. Last time I checked, it doesn’t snow in Vegas but it’s surrounded by some of the best snow impersonators in the game. […]

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Framed LTD Bruh! by DosRenshos

I had just hooked my daughter up with a brand new 29er, and was feeling some serious bike envy, when I received a timely phone call from a certain Mr. Gomez. My pleading instruction for my next bike to test was “gimme somethin baller” so I could stop feeling so left out of the cool […]

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Salsa’s 2019 Fat-Bikes Released

  The new Salsa Fat-Bikes have arrived! Today we’re here to share what will likely be, a hot ticket come this holiday shopping season….the 2019 Salsa Fat-Bikes. BEARGREASE – completely redesigned for 2019 The Geometry of the 2019 Beargrease gets a subtle tweak with the goal of not turning off any of the folks that already know […]

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Moons Over My Chamois – July

We premiered the Moons Over My Chamois series last month and we’re back with episode deux.  We asked our crew of twenty-some bike black ribbon test pilots two questions. This way, when you read a review written by one of these rugged individualists, you’ll know a little bit more about what makes them tick. So […]

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