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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 4

  Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp is back with our fourth instalment in his Series of Aussie Wallpaper Wednesdays. This week’s landscape was taken at Boat Harbour Beach at the northern end of Eckart’s regular 8km long training beach in Sydney’s South. Beach riding is one of my favourite forms of fat-bike fun! Got your […]

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WHY CYCLES ANNOUNCES THE BIG IRON TITANIUM FAT BIKE

WHY CYCLES ANNOUNCES THE BIG IRON, A TITANIUM FAT BIKE   Tuesday, April 17, Carbondale, CO.  Why Cycles, the two-year-old Colorado-based company that designs, manufactures, and distributes high-end titanium bikes, today announced the official release of its brand new fat bike, the BIG IRON. Why Cycles is a small company that is quickly picking up […]

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Rocky Mountain Suzi Q C70 Review by Nick Holzem

  Rocky Mountain has laid down the blueprint for modern cross-country race fat bikes. Along the way they also have established a place in the endurance and adventure sectors as well. After an intense 5-week schedule of fat bike races during the heart of winter and capping it off with an impromptu excursion to the […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – Friday the 13TH Edition

I found myself mesmerized by this short film about bikepaking and packrafting in Argentina. Poeple are already talking about a Gnomie Nomination for this spellbinding look at life in “Patagón” Terrene Releases Newly Designed Chunk 2.6 Trail Tire Bozeman, MT—April 12, 2018 ­­— Terrene Tires announces a strong new addition, Chunk 2.6, to their proven lineup […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Eagle River

  This week’s Wallpaper comes to us from our newest contributor Cory Kittle. He’s a bush pilot up in Alaska and he’s a recent convert to fat-bikes. Cory snapped this shot of his Beargrease on the north fork of Eagle River, Alaska. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Finnish Easter Egg Hunt

Our Fat Tuesday Video comes to us all the way from Lappeenranta Finland! We’re the international house of fat-bikes and Marko Lankinen and some of his amigos share what it’s like to ride on snowy snowmobile trails with just the sound of crunching snow under their tires. The lack of a musical soundtrack means that you can […]

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Many Things Cage from King Cage

  It turns out that my old set of 5-year-old Salsa Anything Cages that have been rattling around the shop have a couple of cracks in them. Those cages were on a fat bike up in Tosa, when our tester Jamie discovered the cracks. He’s going to try to repair that set of cages, but […]

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Fat-Bike News – April 1st, 2018

New recycled and disposable fat-bike from – you guessed it – fat dash bike dot com. Full carpet fiber frame and fork and huge hi-viz yellow hot stamps on the inside and the outside of the race optimized eco-friendly tires. Bike (as shown) weighs just under one metric gnome. MSRP $120 gnomecoin. Everybody knows that our amigo […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat – March 30th, 2018

In Spring, you just can’t help being full of hope…The days are getting longer and temps are on the rise. All of our local Wisconsin trails are all still closed waiting for the frost to come out of the ground and that has me riding my Krampus on gravel more than anything else. This is a great […]

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Maxxis Colossus 26 x 4.8 – Snow Tire Review

About two years ago, back in March of ’16, then BBR Test Pilot, David Glover tested a pair of the Maxxis Colossus, but Moab doesn’t get too much snow, at least, not enough to groom, like we get in America’s Dairyland. This is what Glover shared about the Colossus “The Colossus tire looks to be […]

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Fatback Corvus FLT Review – the First 120 Days

Back at the very beginning of November 2017, I ordered a Fatback Corvus FLT. I pulled the trigger because after riding a Corvus for over six months we reviewed the Fatback Corvus earlier in 2017 and I wrote that I thought that it was one of the 3 Best Fat-Bikes that I’ve ever ridden. I […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series #3 – 2018 Simpson Desert Challenge Announcement

  Here’s why we deemed March as Fat-Bike Beach Month…Mud. Spring thaw renders most of the trails in our home region unridable in March, because the spring thaw makes our trails suceptable to damage. Different regions and countries have differing rules and customs that off-road cyclists follow to protect the local trails. It’s up to […]

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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer AK

  March is Fat-Bike Beach Month and our amigos up in Homer Alaska have an event that every fat-biker should put on their bucket list. I went a couple of years back and I really cannot wait till I get a chance to return to this grassroots, kick-ass fat-bike party! Visit www.homercyclingclub.org/bigfatbikefestival/ for all of […]

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2018 Fat-Bike Birkie Champions

Perfect conditions up in Cable tody for the Fat Bike Birkie. Here are the Long Race Podiums Jill Cedarholm 1st – Leia Schneeberger 2nd – Heather Stelljes 3rd Chris Stevens 1st – Corey Stelljes 2nd – Cole House 3rd   more later….

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Event Spotlight – The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

There are  3 races to go in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series and the Mineral Belt Mayhem is this weekend. Get ready for FUN at the highest fat-bike race series in Colorado! Visit www.cloudcitywheelers.com and tell’em that tio gomez sent’chew. Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – #fatbackbikes #denali #tonightsthenight #Iditarodtrail

  Our longtime amigo and contributor Kevin Breitenbach sent me a few shots under the heading “gnome hunting near the Alaska Range”. Kevin took this amazing shot of fellow Fatback riders, Tim Berntson and Kevin Murphy, presumably out stretching the legs in preparation for the ITI. The Iditarod Trail Invitational is happening as I type this […]

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Surly Big Fat Dummy Long Term Review – by Seth Bell

    Editors Note: Seth Bell is an eighteen year veteran of the bike industry and makes his home in Mason City Iowa. He currently owns six or seven fat-bikes and he spends his days working on the frontlines of what can go spurious with your average fat-bike. Those two things alone should put him […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Truckee California

  This week’s wallpaper image comes to us from Scott Berelson and it’s a bit of a “Where’s Waldo?”….or maybe Where’s Dora? We’ll let Scott explain in his own words. I recently took this shot of my bamboo fatbike “Cali Grown” and my dog Dora out early morning on our backyard trail. Not a lot […]

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906 POLAR ROLL RACE REPORT – by Leia Schneeberger

The 906 Polar Roll is the final race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.  It’s advertised as a 35 Mile race (Actually 41, Thanks Todd) which starts on the main street of Marquette Michigan.  This has taken the top spot for my all time favorite fat bike race.  I was nervous about this one as I’ve never been on […]

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2018 Kona Wozo Review – by Aristotle Peters

  I’ve spent the past few months aboard the 2018 Kona Wozo, a bike that is designed as an all-season, aggressive, hardtail that happens to have fat tires.  This bike hasn’t seen much change from its 2017 counterpart, but that’s for good reason.  I have had a great time riding this bike and am happy […]

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