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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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PDW/Tifosi CONTEST!!!

In our June contest, you can win a pair of PDW Hot Take bags and a rad pair of Tifosi Sledge Sunglasses! You can bet your studded tires that we’ll include a delightful array of fat-bike stickers to the winners’ prize packages as well. To enter send an email with your mailing address to gomez@fat-bike.com with June Contest in the […]

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First Look – Wren Sports Bar & Stem

A couple of weeks ago, I bolted a new joystick onto my Fatback Corvus FLT carbon fat-bike that some of you might know as Ten Beers. Joystick is an interesting bit of gnomenclature from the early days of gaming. A stick that creates joy! In this case, the joystick, in question translates to what most […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday Figure Eight Island

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Dave Miller and the fat-bike paradise on North Carolina’s sandy coast! I think that I might have met Dave at the US Open Fat Bike Championships a few years back. Here’s what Dave had to say about this week’s WW! This is a photo of my 2017 Norco […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Cwm Eigiau by Jeff Price

Fat Bike to Cwm Eigiau First things first. Cwm Eigiau translates to Eigiau valley from the Welsh language to English. During the last few months, we’ve all found it difficult to ride our bikes in the places we have taken for granted in previous times. As the restrictions are very slowly getting lifted here in […]

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Framed Basswood Gravel Bike Review

Back in April, we received a brand new Framed Basswood carbon gravel bike with Pub carbon wheels for review. I penned a first look with all of the spec’s and some initial thoughts (Here). This Spring, I’ve been putting the Basswood through its paces and according to Strava I’ve ridden the basswood 525 miles. Like […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Mt Antero

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday might be the highest WW we’ve ever posted! Kris Simons sent us this shot of his well equipped 9:Zero:7 fatty at fourteen thousand feet! Here’s what Kris had to say about his submission. I always enjoyed your wallpaper Wednesday posts and finally have a few pic worthy items.Location: Mt Antero, Colorado […]

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Adam Blake’s Pneu Podcast – Dirty Kanza

Adam welcomes Jim Cummins and Lelan Dains to the show to talk about the Superbowl of gravel races – The Dirty Kanza. The 2020 Garmin Dirty Kanza has been rescheduled for September 10th – 13th so if you need a little DK Fix to tide you over till then, this could be just what the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Area54 Adventure Outfitter

Troy Nyree Szczurkowski sent us this stellar shot of his Muru Cycles Canning mid-tail fatty with HED BFD carbon wheels and Bags from Revelate Designs along with some custom work done at Troy’s shop, Area54 Adventure Outfitter in Australia. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Unite

FvT comes to us direct from Anchorage Alaska today. This is Fatbassador Travis’s ride buddy, Al riding his fat uni at Kincaid. Kincaid is a sweet flowy singletrack system in an Anchorage City Park. I got to ride with Al and Travis up in the AK! It was some of the best winter riding that […]

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Platform Pedal Shootout

Platform Pedals are ubiquitous to the fat-bike scene. When I started riding fat-bikes, I ditched the spd pedals that I’d ridden for years and enjoyed the foot loose and fancy free platform pedal cycling lifestyle from there forward. I still run spuds on some of my bikes, but I run platforms on just as many, […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday from Italy

Hi all, I’m Mirko from Italy. My Wallpaper Wednesday was taken from “Madonna del Giogo” above beautiful Iseo Lake in Franciacorta ( famous for white sparkling wine!) 80km east from Milan. It’s a beautiful 9km path with 800mt+ climbing as many other local hills are no higher than 1200mt and you can enjoy rides of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday AK Jay – No. 9

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from AK Jay! Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors by accompanying his dad, a ranger, on the Chilkoot Trail.  For the past twenty-five years he’s lived in Fairbanks.  His hobbies are riding bikes and raising twins. One twin says: “He likes […]

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Fat Tribe Friday! New Hampshire – California – Massachusetts – Michigan – Colorado – Wisconsin – Alabama

Fat-Tribe Friday is back with a coast to coast – North, East, South & West – all across the US representation of fun on bikes! Bob Bernoth is a fan of our Podcasts from New Hampshire. Dudley also hails from the Granite State and he sent us some pretty hilarious stuff along with this shot […]

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Niche Bike News – Ritchey Outback V2 – Kindernay IGH – Tifosi Sledge – New Moots – Wolftooth Gold – Silca Super Secret Lube – Pirelli Tires – Stashers Contest Winners

Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]

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(bikenerd) 29+ Wheelset – RaceFace AC 35 Rims, DT Comp Spokes & White Industries M16 Hubs

If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]

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