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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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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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