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Wallpaper Wednesday – “Zandmotor” in Monster

Olivier Descamps sent in this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. His picture was taken last Monday evening at the “Zandmotor” in Monster, The Netherlands. The Zandmotor is a place where the Dutch try to lengthen the beach and shoreline as a coastal defense by pumping sand onto the beach. The coastline around the Zandmotor is constantly changing. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Reindeer Stew

Kit Monsen made a movie about a bike trip he calls the Tour de Dovre that includes a recipe for Reindeer Stew. Don’t worry if you can’t get a tasty reindeer, you can substitute venison, lamb, or carne de gnome in a pinch. It’s like a cooking show and a fat-bike video all wrapped in […]

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Tifosi Sledge Review by Dustin Marsh

Tio Gomez must have noticed that my trade show giveaway sunglasses had replaced my worn out and definitely no longer in style big “O” brand cycling shades. Almost out of the blue, a package appeared in my mailbox from Tifosi Optics. I’m not usually a fan of bright or showy items as a part of […]

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Küat’s new Transfer v2 Bike Rack

Küat’s most popular rack has been updated and now comes in multiple configurations with the ability to hold 1 to 4 bikes with wheel bases ranging from 18″ to 52″. Below is a press release about the new upgrade. NEWS RELEASE     The Küat Transfer Rack Gets the v2 Upgrade  The Transfer v2 Boasts Increased Capability […]

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Fat Tribe Friday – GFBD 2020 – Positive Vibrations

It’s pert near fall so that means that it’s time to think about the OG of fat-bike holidays – Global Fat-Bike Day. As we’re all aware, this year is fraught with pandemic concerns and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to come up with a plan that addresses everyone’s concerns. I have […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Morden Manitoba

Craig Doell sent us a shot of his Salsa Blackborrow (before it went sport-wagon) up in Manitoba! This particular model year of the Blackborrow is one of the only mass-produced fat-bikes sold in the US that can run Vee Tire 2XL’s. Mi Amigo, Ward, rides one and runs shaved 2XL’s for the beach. It looks […]

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Wren Bar & Stem Review

Back in June, we posted a ‘First Look’ about the Wren 350 Series Bar and Crazy Lightweight Stem that’s been bolted to the Steer Tube of my fat-bike, and today I’m going to share my thoughts on how all that worked out. If you’d like to see just how light these Wren components are, just […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – JohnClimber

John Climber is back with this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. John’s a veteran contributor of gorgeous fat-bike pixels from the British Isles and beyond. I liked this shot, because it reminds me of one of my favorite ride centers over here in the Colonies in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jeff Price

I can’t remember if Jeff Price has ever been featured on Wallpaper Wednesday, but today’s featured photo comes to us from the one and only Summttoppler aka Jeff Price. Jeff has been a regular Fat (video) Tuesday contributor and he’s also a full-patch’d member of the Bike Black Ribbon Society. You can check out JP’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Old Man Fat Bike gets new Enve Wheels

Our Fatbassador to the Ozarks, Old Man Fat-Bike – aka ; Yens, shares his thoughts on his new set of wheels from Enve Composites. My-man Julio reviewed the same wheelset and you can check out his thoughts, right here – https://fat-bike.com/2019/04/enve-m685-wheelset-and-fat-fork-review-by-julio/. Julio is our Fatbassador to the Front Range and quite possibly even more than […]

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PDW Hot Take Review by Dustin Marsh

Portland Design Works Hot Take After a lovely weekend ride at the storied Levis-Trow Mounds trail, I returned to my vehicular device to find a funky little beverage holder gadget named Hot Take made by Portland Design Works (PDW). Some gnome must have dropped it off while I wasn’t looking. PDW makes all sorts of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Extrawheel Mate

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday features the newest addition to our product testing department, the Extrawheel Mate bikepacking trailer. Extrawheel is located in Harklowa, Poland, and makes single-wheel bike trailers and dry-bag panniers for bikepacking. Last Winter, they created a fat-bike version of their trailer called the “Mate”. We were slated to receive our test trailer last […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – World Photography Day

Today is World Photography Day and Bill Hartz is back with his second Wallpaper Wednesday from the great city of Milwaukee! Who doesn’t love otters? Bill has been sharing some bad ass fat-bike photos with us. He started a facebook page to host his work and has plans for a fat-bike calendar and fine art prints of […]

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Teravail Rutland Review – By Andy Amstutz

I suppose I could have decided to go about writing this review in a Scooby-Doo type style, which would have been the road our favorite website curator may have gone.  It would have started with something like, “Rut-Row Raggy…these Teravail Rutland tires are rad rad rad”, but that wouldn’t be my style and I wouldn’t […]

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2021 Salsa Cycles Fat-Bike Announcement

Our primos de Salsa up in Bloomington announced their 2021 fat-bike models with new colorways for their Beargrease and Mukluk Models this season. Here’s the full-skinny on the new fat. (Direct from the marketing department at Salsa) 2021 SALSA FAT BIKES Beargrease Beargrease is our fat bike built to go faster than you knew fat bikes […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Mazama

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Merle Kirkley at North Cascades Cycle Werks. Merle shared this about his photo “High above Mazama, Washington with views into the North Cascades looking at Gardner Mountain on the left and Silver Star Mountain on the right.” Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The French Coast

Today’s FvT takes us to the coast of Northern France with rider, Olivier Garet riding the beach and piloting a drone in a brief and dramatic winter fat-bike video. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send […]

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Endura Humvee Lite Shorts by Greg Gentle

Endura’s tag line is “We are built on baggies” so when I was sent a pair of their Humvee Lite mountain bike shorts to review my expectations were pretty high.  Endura has been in the bike clothing game for quite some time garnering a strong reputation for quality.  The Humvee line has been a stalwart […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Velonaut

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday came in as an entry for our PDW Contest in June from Bill Hartz. I’ve met and ridden with Bill at some of the Milwaukee shin-digs over the years. Lately, Bill has been sharing some seriously bad ass fat-bike photos with us. He started a facebook page to host his work and […]

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Cedaero – Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest

It’s August! We commonly refer to late summer as the “Dog Days” of summer in our little slice of fat-bike paradise, so we decided to call our latest contest the Cedaero Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest. There will be a sweet grand prize package up for grabs for the winner. We’ll award the best photo […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Beach Hunt

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes from a time when we could ride the shores of Lake Michigan on a hot summer day and spend the entire day riding our fat-bikes and stopping to session driftwood ramps. At the end of the ride, there’s usually a good chance for a cold beer and maybe… if you’re […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Alaskan Fat-Bike Lineage

Today’s Fat (video) Tuesday chronicles the early history and development of what we’ve all grown to know as fat-bikes. Get yourself a beer and even make a small batch of popcorn for this one! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Down the Dunes – Brazil

Today’s video comes to us from Celso Wind. This is what Celso shared about riding Fat-Bikes in Brazil. “I’m sending a video of Fat here from Brazil, we don’t have snow but there’s lots of cool dunes to play with. ~ Florianopolis – Brazil” Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, […]

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Adam Blake’s Pneu Podcast – QBP’s Jason Boucher

Adam interviews Jason Boucher from QBP. Jason is the VP that oversees all of Q’s numerous brands like Salsa, Surly, All-City, Civia, Problem Solvers, etc, etc. Jason’s an avid cyclist and photographer in addition to being the man that helped take QBP’s bicycle brands where they are today. Links Quality Bicycle ProductsWorld of Bikes – […]

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Hidden Groadie Gadgets from Close the Gap

Ahhhhh the Dutch! They invented the ‘Dutch Reach’ and have developed an incredibly vibrant cycling culture. A new (to us) Dutch component company called Close the Gap sent us a couple of their ‘hidden’ accessories to check out and share. I bolted them onto our Framed Basswood Groadie test bike and today we’re ready for […]

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Surly Crosscheck v3.0

There’s an enduring love for the type of bike that’s become popular recently under the heading ‘Gravel Bike’…distant cousin to the ‘Touring Bike’…influenced by European cyclocross and road bikes. Hell, Trek made their bones in that now-famous barn in Waterloo Wisconsin making steel touring bikes that allowed cyclists to roam the vast American landscape. A […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday Cuyuna

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Matt Sundquist from Brainerd, Minnesota. Matt entered this sterling example of what we’ve been known to call a ‘flotilla of fat-bikes’ atop an old school bus. When we asked him to share a bit about his photo and this is what he replied. Da Bus is located next […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Skookum

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? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related image that you feel is “Wallpaper Worthy”, slap it […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Back to the Future

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. Great times riding and bikepacking on the beach. Back then, I rode a Surly Moonlander named Thparkle. That bike (fully loaded) crab walked down the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The Godfather of Scottish Beach Riding

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 […]

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Cedaero Custom Frame-pack Review – by Dustin Marsh

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 […]

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Blackburn Outpost Bag Review

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 […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday Northern Sweden

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 […]

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Fattest Day Ride – Pagan Bike Chicanery at Levis

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 […]

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