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The Weekly Dose of Fat – July 21st 2017

We’ve got plus and fat-bike testing going on here in Wisconsin and out in Utah. Over in the UK, our amigo, Jeff Price, is leaving on a trip of a lifetime over in Iceland and I’m fresh off of a trip up to Green Bay to ride the beach and then over to Wausau, to […]

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Product Spotlight – Eleven bikes light and crispy custom build – by Nick Holzem

Hello all of you fat bike buffs (and gnomes)! I’d like to take a second to introduce myself as one of the newest Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots. My name is Nick Holzem, you may have first heard me in an interview on “The Weekly Dose of Fat episode #123”. At the time, I was wrapping up the “Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series” with one race to go. […]

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wallpaper…damn is that a saw?

Peter De Mattia is no stranger to the pixels for sticker, black market that we run here at Fat (dash)Bike (dot) Fun. Peter sent us this shot that I freak’n LOVE! First, because it’s a Moonlander. I have a soft spot for lunar vehicles. Second, because he’s running 2XL’s and the Trifecta is the saw, […]

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Fatback Corvus Review

I’ve been riding a Fatback Corvus for the last few months and it’s ‘high time’ for me to put into words, the way I feel about the fourth carbon fat bike that I’ve reviewed over the last couple of years. You can read my initial impressions and review this bike’s impeccable racing pedigree here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/04/product-spotlight-2017-fatback-corvus/ In […]

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Wide World of Bikes – Show #3 ♦ (Amplio Mundo de las Bicicletas – Programa Número Tres)

Episode Three of Wide World of Bikes On today’s episode, Carlson and Dusty are on location in beautiful Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City Utah. The show starts out going over episode two and the intricacies of running a bike manufacturing company like Canfield Bikes. We then transition to talking about fitness and how […]

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Fat-BoB Trailer v2.0 (aka Crisco Bob)

Back in March I shared my exploits in getting a Bob Trailer to work with a Fat-Bike. That article mainly focused on how to modify the yoke of the trailer to work with Robert Axle Project extended (Bob compatible) rear thru axles. You can read about that here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/03/how-to-make-a-bob-trailer-work-with-your-fat-bike/. After we posted the article, one […]

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Foto Gordo – The Green Tunnel

This week’s desktop wallpaper comes to us directly from my hard drive. You just never know what you’ll find out there in the woods. I’ve been a long time fan of utilizing bicycles for recreational exploration and possess a long time passion for photography that’s almost as old as my passion for bicycles! I used to […]

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Jamis 27.5+ Dragonslayer Pro Review – By Smithhammer

For 2017 Jamis has significantly expanded its Dragonslayer line, from a single model last year to six different build levels, available in two different tire sizes – 26+ and 27.5+. The Dragonslayer Pro 27.5+ is Jamis’ “Adventure Series” flagship steed, taking last year’s Dragonslayer Plus to new heights. Let me just get my bias out […]

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Foto Gordo – An Trá is Faide

Our new desktop image for this week came to us from Chris Heyworth. This is what Chris had to say about his portrait. Taken on the longest stretch of sand in Europe – Morriscastle beach in County Wexford, Ireland Where’s the Longest Beach on your continent? Send us your fat or plus bike photos or […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snafu

On my way back from a recent over-night camping trip, I decided to take the scenic route, through the local rail yard, art gallery. They get some incredible artists and it changes all of the time. It seems appropriate, that during the chaos that defines “life in the year 2017” that I found this particular […]

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Event Spotlight – Summer Squatch- July 1st – Neillsville, Wisconsin

Thaw your inner Yeti at the Summer Squatch. non-race weekend! Proceeds to the chalet re-build. Info here:https://summersquatch.blogspot.com/ Summer Squatch UPDATE: The SS category is now changed from race to “Social weekend” Rides, (womens, fast, slow, photo tours, guided, night etc) camping, Sand Creek Brewing Co. Brew, Pints for the first registered, Hanging out in a […]

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Backcountry Stitch Works – Custom Frame Pack

Our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis, told me about a new Anchorage bag-maker early this spring called Backcountry Stitch Works. We worked together through the regular custom bag protocols, with a nice short-cut, due to BSW being located very near to Speedway Cycles, home of Fatback Bicycles. Since they were making a bag for the Fatback […]

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Wide World of BIKES! Show #2 – Chris Canfield Interview

  Episode Two of Wide World of Bikes  Dusty Ott interviews Chris Canfield of Canfield Brothers’ Bikes about all the happenings in today’s bike world. Everything from chain stay length to pedal bob to production costs. Canfield bikes are known for their downhill handling and overall toughness when it comes to hitting the trail at  […]

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Foto Gordo – Groovy Pixels & Stickers

  Last week, we put the word out, that we were trading groovy pixels for stickers and Cheryl Weryk from London Ontario sent us this lovely example of fatbikus arborealus. Now Cheryl has groovy fat-bike stickers whisking their way, right to her door. Here’s what she had to say about the portrait she shared with us. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Trippy Tuesday

Paul Scott just started his journey as a film maker. I’m a fan of this sort of thing. Triptastic Techno n’stuff. This is how Paul describes his clip. The first of a series of short ‘rushes’ created using clips from Blue Coo MTB members rides. The clips used in this little multi-layer test edit were […]

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Trailfoody – Eat to Ride – Ride to Eat

  We receive numerous opportunities to try new products. We get so many that we can’t test them all and some of them just aren’t a good fit for our user group……But every once in awhile we see something unique that fills a need…and if we need it, we figure that it only makes sense […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – June 9th, 2017

  Yes, yess….Hot summertime fat’a’plus bike funskis are happ’nin! I just invented a word there and broke every spelling and grammatical convention that the spelling/grammar police hold dear. I’ll have to get working on fat’a’plus t-shirts…..after I properly, celebrate the ruination of las puntas de spelling and grammar. This week, I’m testing a new frame […]

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The Synapse from Tifosi – by Netto

There are sunglasses and sunglasses. Fashion statements that mostly everyone who wants to be cool wears. Aviators, big bug looking ones, trendy, purposeful, etc., the list goes on and on. For one, I was given the amazing opportunity to get a package delivered by pigeon here in the beautiful city of Chicago. Gomez knows how […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – African Sun

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes from South Africa! Dave Caravias operates a fat-bike, shark dive, guest house tour company down there and Dave has a great eye! Check it out at www.fatbiketours.co.za. You can visit over 5 years of Wallpaper images in our archives. Check that out right here – https://fat-bike.com/category/gallery/wallpaper/ Share your Plus or Fat Pixels Give us your tired, […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – little people

Have you ever wondered how cool it would have been , to have ridden a fat-bike, when you were a little kid? I think about it all of the time, when I’m cruising along the sandy singletrack trails or out on the beach. My bike helps to transport me back to my boyhood….riding my sting […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – June 2nd 2017

Is it….Late Spring? or early Summer? It’s June and right on time the June Bugs are here. With so much daylight to play with, there’s lots of time to get out on the bike! Things are really cooking behind the scenes, with riding, camping, testing and all kinds of events coming up this month. We thought […]

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Foto Gordo – Dan’s Black Sheep

According to Flickr, this is the most interesting photo that I’ve ever posted over there. I don’t know how that works, but maybe by the powers of black magic or some algorithm that counts clicks and likes, etc., this photo has reigned supreme for a number of years. It’s a shot from a Global Fat-Bike Day […]

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Much needed Bling by JP Syverud

  I have had many bikes over the years, steel, aluminum, carbon, titanium, even a bamboo one. The one thing I have never had that I have always wanted, was that one special bike part that gets over looked a lot of the time, the custom head badge.  The best craftsman I know that makes […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Let Them Eat Cake

All that I know about this video is that the You-Tube channel is called New Mexico Outside. The music that they’ve used and the terrain are both big draws for their clips. The title that they’ve given the clip is “CCH Where Only Fat Bikes Can Go”. Enjoy this week’s presentation of Fat (video) Tuesday! Share […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Canadian Mutz

  Our long lost amigo  Cpl. J.D.(Jeff) MacFarlane of the Red Deer City, Royal Canadian Mounted Police out in Alberta, sent us a few shots of his new Foes Mutz out for it’s shake down cruise. This is what Jeff told us about his new ride. Hey Gomez Just wanted to send you a couple pics of a […]

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