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Wallpaper Wednesday – Beach Crust Playgound

  Sometimes you just get lucky and conditions are just perfect.Check out the undulating snow crust bike park that nature built for us to play on! Good Times on Fat-Bikes! Download the image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the photo to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Kid and Hansi play “Go Fish”

I feel pretty connected to this story, even though I’m not a passionate angler. I’ve known Mike and Hansi for years and we’ve even worked with Mimi Matsuda, the artist that painted the bags, that are featured on the Salsa Blackborow mid-tail fat-bikes ridden in the piece. I’ve even done some bikepacking on a Salsa […]

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Fat Bike Tires on Plus Bike Rims

My amigo Thad Carson (taddyhogg) tipped me off that he’s been running the Maxxis 27.5 x 3.8 tires mounted to a set of HED 27.5 x 45mm Raptor rims on his Oddity Cycle Lime Greenis Maximus. He also shared some encouraging reports about how his set-up handled the rocky trails near KC. (KC has super […]

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First Look – Specialized Fatboy Expert

Specialized sent us a Fatboy Expert to review and since it’s a light, carbon, top tier component equipped, sexy beast, I just had to ride it for a couple of weeks. So I’m going to introduce you to the bike that we’ll be testing, but we’re going to engage a panel of three test pilots […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Round Square Adventures in Western Mongolia

Our friend, Kirsten Scully, from Round Square Adventures is back with her second Fat Tuesday feature. This week’s clip is a stunning video from the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia, where Kirsten guides adventure tours utilizing fat-bikes, and camels! and pack rafts, surrounded by the natural splendor of the wild Mongolian landscape and culture. After you […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat 11/10/2017

  It’s the sixth anniversary of the Weekly Dose of Fat! So we’re celebrating with a little trip up north in search of snow! I think I’ve got a bead on where, I’m headed this weekend. Where are you and your tribe riding this weekend? We’re getting set to share our plus bike reviews of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Strawberry Pass

Steve Olson sent us a shot of photo of his Moonlander at sunset on the trails at Strawberry Pass near Rossland B.C. Canada. Download the image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the photo to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We […]

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As a low-tread, faster-rolling option, the McFly offers a good alternative to the Terrene Chunk.

Terrene McFly Plus Tire Review by Smithhammer

Over the last couple months I’ve taken the Terrene “McFly” 29 x 2.8 tire on a variety of overnighter trips, singletrack rides and dirt roads. I’ve even commuted on it, which in my rural part of Idaho is a little different than the typical urban commute, and encouraged me to take a lot of detours […]

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Foto Gordo – Fatboy Expert

I shot this yesterday with my little point and shoot camera.This is the bike that I’ve been riding the last few times out. It’s a Specialized Fatboy Expert in flat black carbon and some peacock blue accents. This is a spot about halfway down Richard’s Revenge on the Blue Loop at Kettle. There’s a fox […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – West Bragg Creek

Bryce Webster sent us a video of his shake down cruise near Calgary. The Canadian winter starts earlier than down in the US and the trails look pretty sweet. We experienced our first snow flakes just the other day, in the Big Whiskey! Hell, I even went and watched a fat-bike race, down in Lake […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast – Show #129

Show #129! The new crew, Leia,Gomez & Spinner, are back in the posh Midwest Family Marketing Studios in beautiful Madison Wisconsin, for about an hour of conversation that revolves around plus and fat-bike happenings from racing to shenanigans and everything inbetween. I think we’ve worked out Spinner’s audio for this show, so crack a beer […]

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Foto Gordo – Tasmania

  This week’s wallpaper comes from our long time amigo and photo contributor, Ross Cairns! The photo was taken near Latta on the North Coast of Tasmania on a bikepacking trip that Ross wrote about at his blog The Unknown Rider. We’re coming up on the sixth anniversary of Wallpaper Wednesdays, here at fat dash […]

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Global Fat-Bike Day 2017

December 2nd, is the date of this year’s – GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! Some of you are probably wondering… why are we telling you about an event so far in advance? Well it’s because you are all part of the planning process! It takes time to get all of your ducks in a row, and gather your […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat-Bike Pioneer Roundtable (Part 2)

This week’s fat video Tuesday presentation  was recorded by Dan McDonough from Lifetime Adventures at the 2016 Fat Bike Expo. We want to express our gratitude to Kathi Merchant the Director of the Iditarod Trail Invitational for putting us in touch with Dan. This week’s video is Part 2 of a round table discussion about the history of fat-bikes from […]

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Wallpaper (video) Wednesday – Nulato Hills

Eric Parsons and I trade emails, now and then and a few weeks ago he included a photo of some Musk Ox hair stuck on a bush, with a vague reference to his latest trip to Western Alaska. An area called the Nulato Hills. Eric is the man behind Revelate Designs and if you ever […]

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The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series – Starts October 7th!

I know the frost is barely on the pumpkin, but that isn’t putting a dent is the enthusiasm for fat-bike racing here in America’s Dairyland. Our friends over at Wheel and Sprocket just announced their 2017/18 schedule for the the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Seiries. The First race is on October 7th, 2017 and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – “Le Coquibus”

Ahh….the French Countryside in Autumn. Today, we set the wayback machine to the year 2012 and take a sample from our voluminous archives. Our destination is the Fontainebleau Forest, in France, for this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. Take a close look at those tires…what other bike zine shows you a hand-made, one off, steel, fat-bike rock’n […]

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2018 Heller Bloodhound Trail – 27.5 Fat Mountain Bike

  Heller made a bold departure from their 2017 Bloodhound, and set their sights on building a fat (mountain) bike. The result is the 2018 Heller Bloodhound Trail, that made it’s debut at Saddledrive last month…..and they made it…Black! I have a thing for Black Bikes, (which is funny, because I ride a purple one). […]

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Spotlight Vee Tire Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0

Our amigos at Vee Tire Co sent us a set of their Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0, 120 TPI – Tubeless tires and we’ve mounted them on a set of 65 mm wide Marge Lite Rims. The guys from Vee Vee told us  this was their favorite summer dirt trail fat-bike tire. The tread pattern reminds […]

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2018 Fatback Corvus FLT News Release

We’ve been waiting for this news since Greg and Fuzzy told us that Fatback would be making a Black on Black Corvus FLT, all the way back at Sea Otter in April of this year. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review the 2017 Corvus frame this spring/summer and I fell in […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jasper National Park

This is Mike Mahony’s third photo feature and keeps our current string of international fat-bike funski’s alive and kick’n! We keep a pretty steady stream of groovy fat-bike fotos on our instagram @fatbikedotcom. You should check it out and give us a follow if you like. This is a shot from Alberta’s legendary Jasper National […]

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