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Klunky Summer Ride Apparel

I’ve been online shopping again. This means we’ve got a new collection of this summer’s hottest ride fashions for the non-kit-wearing crowd. And believe (you) me, I see the humor and irony in my having any fashion sense at all. So, maybe ‘Summer Ride Fashions for Stout Geezers’ would have been a more accurate title […]

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Event Spotlight – Fatober-fest

Our amigos from the Mitchel County Mountain Goats are hosting a weekend of bike fun out in Osage, Iowa. This is an event run by the same folks that brought you the Mayday Mayhem Klunker event that shone so bright earlier this year so it stands to reason that the Fatober-Fest should be one hell […]

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Event Spotlight – Acorn Squatch

Here’s an event that I attend and volunteer at to help folks find the scenic hidden gems at the Levis Mound Trails. I’ll be the guide that points out the piles of porcupine poop along the trail. This particular little bike party and these wild rustic old-school singletrack trails are near and dear to my […]

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Fat Video Favorites Part Two

Here’s the second video in the fat-bike favorite, F(v)T videographers of all time and the universe series. Deo and his wheelie-rich videos from the East Coast of Canada and have been one of my favorites for a long time. Check out his latest clip above or dig into his youtube archives. Would you share your […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday - Favorite Videographers

Fat (video) Tuesday – Favorite Videographers

This is the first in a series of videos from our favorite videographers that have inspired all of us over the last decade-(plus). Today’s clip is from Tscheezy. It was shot back in 2010. Tscheezy was one of the first folks that I saw making cycling videos using GoPro cameras in the fat bike genre. […]

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Foto Gordo – Big Diesel

Nick Matias sent us this shot from California. This is what he shared… “This was taken in Menifee, CA. When: July 16th, 2023 in the morning just before it got scorching hot. This is at a construction site, but it’s like a dirt playground for me. I like to go down these two hills and […]

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Ibex Lizzi Tights by Thumbelena

Buy Less, Buy Better. That is the moto at Ibex and I absolutely love it! All their wool comes from farms in Australia and New Zealand. The farms are regularly checked to ensure the sheep are treated with respect, and best practices are adopted for the protection of the land. Fun fact: They specialize in […]

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Ibex Merino Wool essentials for Any Season

The folks at Ibex approached us with their ‘mud season’ line of apparel just in time for the spring thaw. I got to test the Indie hoodie and the Indie quick link neck gaiter.  Ibex is the original gangster of Merino Wool in my book. There are dozens of Merino brands out there now, and […]

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Snēk Releases New Bag Collection – by Greg Gentle

Earlier this summer the good folks at Snēk Cycling launched a new collection of US-made bike bags to its on-bike storage lineup. The collection is designed to complement its current line of handlebar bags and other storage solutions, providing cyclists with versatile storage options for bike tools, gear, and other carry-on bike items. The new […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – The Oregon Coast

Dallas Mignano thought that his video from a recent trip along the Oregon Coast would interest our readers. The video is as long as a television show. Do any of you kids stream youtube videos on your big-screen television at home? The Oregon Coast has captivated my imagination and beach riding along the Pacific Coast […]

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2023 Kona Unit Field Test

You wanna talk about a bike with a long, singlespeed mountain bike history? We give you the 2023 Kona Unit. Back in the nineteen 90s, singlespeeds exploded onto the mountain bike scene, and the Kona Unit was born. There has been a slew of units over the last 30 years. I took notice of a […]

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FatFest 2023 and FatBike Jumble

Graham Foot and Smokestone Bikes are hosting Fat Fest later this month! This looks like it’ll be a riot! It’s such a great idea! A Fat Bike Festival to start the summer off right! If you’re in the UK and you ride a fat bike, you should put this on your radar. Here are some […]

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Showers Pass Cloudburst Hooded Jacket – by Greg Gentle

Showers Pass Cloudburst Hooded Jacket-$239  Showers Pass continues to innovate and produce outstanding outdoor and cycling gear from its Portland, Oregon headquarters. Recently dropped, the Cloudburst Hooded Jacket takes all the amazing features of their 2021 hoodless release but raises the bar a notch by adding a hooded feature. I reviewed the first rendition of […]

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A tale of tubeless tire sealant(s)

A short story about tire sealant The average fat biker that has one bike to maintain, probably can’t relate to our tubeless tire atmosphere, so I’ll try to preface this story with a little bit of information about our thirsty, tubeless tire situation. Companies ship us demo bikes to field test and they rarely come […]

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2023 Mayday Mayhem Sit:Rep

A few years back, some of our northern Iowa gnome fest cousins started a klunker race, called the Mayday Mayhem. For one reason or another, I hadn’t been able to attend. In the meantime, I urged pretty much anybody that would listen to go in my stead, because, in addition to my obvious fat bike […]

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Foto Gordo – Farley Nueve

I took this shot of our Trek Farley 9 demo bike all loaded up with no place to go a couple of weeks back. It’s today’s Foto Gordo offering. If you’re the adventurous type check out the FFF Gallery for more Foto Gordo portraits and look for more about the Trek Farley 9 coming up […]

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Builder Profile – Firefly Bicycle

I recently interviewed the Director of Operations and Frame Design for Firefly Bicycles, Kevin Wolfson. We distilled that interview into what we like to call a builder profile. We think that our readers will find their fully custom bicycles worth a closer look. G – Who are the key players at Firefly? K – Firefly […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Dude

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from The Dude, His Dudeness, or, uh, Duder, or maybe El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. This is what he shared about his WW submission – “Tumalo Creek Trail.  Taken 4/12/23.  Bend (Oregon) has had an abundant year of snowfall in the hills. Yet […]

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Oboz Bridger Winter Boots Long-Term Review

This is a long-term look at a set of Oboz Bridger winter boots. It’s the third and maybe the final article that we’ll publish about these things. The Oboz follow in the footsteps of multiple pairs of winter boots that I’ve penned articles about. I generally write a review after a year, and then, after […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rocky Hallows

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from a caballero called Rocky Hallows. This is what he shared about his WW Portrait – “I’ve attached a photo that I took on a ride from this past Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Deer Hollow Winter Recreation Area on Cedar Mountain in Dixie National Forest in Southern […]

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1Up USA RakAttach 2.0

Way back in 2019, we featured a story about the original version of 1Up USA’s hitch rack swivel that’s called the RakAttach. Today’s foray into cycling journalism will cover their newest upgrade to the RakAttach. For those of you unfamiliar with the RakAttach it facilitates a loaded or unloaded hitch rack to be rotated out-of-the-way […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Hermit-Life

Today’s F(v)T presentation comes to us from a fellow earthling that wants us to refer to them simply as Hermit. I recently shared an email with our old pal ‘dirty’ and he told me that he had moved to the desert and become a hermit. I like to dream about the day I can flip […]

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Panorama Cycles Torngat

This past winter I was sentenced to field test a couple of Chromoly fat bikes and today we’re going to share the experience of field testing the Panorama Cycles, Torngat. Panorama is yet another regional bike brand. Panorama is part of the burgeoning bike culture of Quebec, Canada. Panorama joins other regionally popular brands like […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Basswood Island

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Bison Bicycle Co – Black Dog

The Bison Bicycle Company follows in the footsteps of bike brands born from bike shops. The shop behind Bison is Geared Up Cyclery in Pinedale Wyoming. You may remember them from hosting Fat Bike Worlds in 2020 and 2021. The Black Dog isn’t named after the Led Zepplin song. It’s named after the biggest American […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Dos

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday - The 2023 Sweaty Yeti by Nathan Long

Fat (video) Tuesday – The 2023 Sweaty Yeti by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Sweaty McYeti! Nathan provides great coverage of his fourth straight solo win at the SY. Fat dash bike dot com even gets a mention in there somewhere along the line! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Uno

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Birkie ’15

Here’s a blast from the past! Eight years ago, the Telemark Ski Lodge still existed and drone footage was somewhat novel. These days, everyone and their cousin have a drone. The American Birkebiener Ski Foundation allows fat bikes on their precious cross-country ski trails one day a year for the largest fat bike race in […]

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Event Spotlight – 28 Below (SD)

The winter wonderland of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the backdrop for 28 Below. A 50k ride, race, and tour, which is a pretty great way to describe a fat bike event. Check out the video above and click the links to visit their page. This is an event that […]

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Polar Roll Recap Video by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Polar Roll! Matt provides a great play-by-play of his podium battle with Corey Stelljes and Cole House. Cole, Matt, and Corey finished 1-2-3 at the 2023 PR. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched […]

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