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Ask the Bicycle Doctor – World Premier

Maciej, Kyle & Tio Gomez Welcome to our new podcast! This is a show where three (or four) bike shop professionals answer your cycling questions and we’ll also talk a bit about what’s happening in the wild world of bicycles. We’ll discuss everything from the pro cycling tour to e-bikes and everything in between. The […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) Adam Blake’s Salsa Beargrease aka Buzz Lightyear

The Details Bicycle Base: Salsa Beargrease 2019 GX style with Kingpin Deluxe fork Hbar: Whisky 31.8 750mm width Stem: Paul Boxcar 90mm up from the stock 70 length, and in SUPER RAD PURPLE Grips: Wolftooth Fatpaw grips Brakes: Sram Guide RS with Centerline-X 180/160 rotors Shifter: Sram GX 12sp Seatpost: SDG Tellis when running a […]

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Klunkedelic – Wallpaper Wednesday

We have the luxury of featuring just the sort of bicycle fun and games that we’re particularly passionate about here at fat dash bike dot com. This summer we added a column about a sub-niche that’s linked to my earliest memories of hot rodding my bike. I’d spend most of my summer lawn mowing money […]

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Tifosi Shutout Review – by Michael McColgan

        Recently Tio Gomez asked if the bigger two of my minions would be interested in trying out Tifosi’s youth sunglasses, the Shutout.  Since I’ve been relying on the sunglasses my kids get from their checkups at the dentist, this was perfect timing to see if it was time to spend a little cash on […]

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Titan Bikes

Editor – Titan Bikes is a small company in Denmark that makes beautiful handmade titanium frames and bicycle components. Thomas Skou is the man at the helm of the starship Titan and the man with the plan because he’s an engineer. Thomas not only designs and builds bikes. He’s also a trail builder and mountain […]

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Ride Tested Jerseys from Mons Royale

A few years ago, the tech-wool-blend Mtb jersey came on the scene with a seductive feel next to the skin and all-conditions comfort. I’ve worn a Mons Royale mid-weight Merino wool base layer for the past few seasons and I liked it enough to purchase two summer-weight Mons Royale Jerseys that I’ll be sharing some […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Omar Rosado

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Washington State. Omar Rosado sent us a shot of his Salsa Beargrease sunbathing on a log-strewn beach along the Pacific coast. Pretty sweet-looking Revelate Designs bags and 45NRTH Dillinger 4 tires ta’boot. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the […]

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Da Crusher 40 EX Race Report – by JP Syverud

Todd Poquette is at it again. He loves creating super hard races in the most secluded spots in the UP of Michigan, changing the course every year. This year he outdid himself. His goal, for participants of the 40-mile event, was to experience Mosquito Gulch. Mosquito Gulch is a long stretch of nasty boulders. There […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast – Best Fat-Bike Tire Show

This episode of the Danger Gnome is all about the Best Fat-Bike Tire! I talk with Adam Blake, Angry Andy, and our newest Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Luke Drinkard about their choices for the best fat-bike tires in the universe. There are also some day-to-day ride ruminations to break things up and give the […]

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Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe

Today we’re going to review the Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe – MSRP $159. Clipless bike shoes are one of the more ridiculously expensive bits of kit that vex the average hard-working person’s cycling budget. I regularly see prices on zapatos bicicletas that take a huge bite out of a thousand dollar bill. Some of the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from the newest member of the Bike Black Ribbon Society, Joe Roy. Joe hails from the land of ten-thousand lakes and rides this little beauty hither and yon. Other than that, he’s an enigma wrapped in an unsolvable riddle. Another way to say the same thing would be, […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday North Carolina

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Diamond Dave Miller and features the Atlantic Ocean for gnome’s sake! Dave’s from Wilmington North Carolina which is the home of the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships. This really makes me want to go beach riding right meow! Send us your Wallpaper(s) Do you have a baller […]

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Machines for Freedom Key Short – by Thumbelena

As a relatively new company Machines for Freedom has been designing cycling apparel since 2014. Owner Jennifer Kriske launched the company from her living room using this statement as her guide: built on confidence, on freedom, and on a game-changing product that (*shocker*) actually worked the way riders’ need it to. Initially, their focus was […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Montana in Wisconsin

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from inside the fat-bike.com inner circle. This is an image of a Framed Montana on loan to us from Framed Bikes and this particular pixel arrangement comes from the warped mind of your weird uncle gomez. Slap this up on your work computer and dream about taking your […]

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Adam Blake’s Pneu Podcast with Marty Johnson

It’s PNEU!!! I’m back with my buddy Marty Johnson of Johnson’s Garden Center in Wichita KS talking ultra-endurance cycling, and fueling the fire by growing your own grub.  Marty is a multi-time Tour Divide finisher, Baja Divide finisher, and former Cannonball 550 record holder.  When he’s not riding a long long way, he’s my Garden […]

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Foto Gordo – Keizer Lake

Today’s Foto Gordo comes to us from Dan Campion. Here’s what dan shared about his shot. In the photo are my old school Mukluk and Sugar – our rescue dog.  Photo is from the Keizer Lake Trails near Webster WI – the same town that hosts the Fat Fish Forty. Keep those cards and letters […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Summer Cool Down

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Justin VanAlstyne. Justin’s rides out of Fort Collins, Colorado and he’s a WW veteran. It’s nice to think about a cold sunny Winter ride when it’s a hundred and seven degrees outside. It’s not even the fattest day of the year (here in the Northern Hemisphere) and […]

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Fatback Big Su Carbon Wheel Review

A quality Carbon Fiber Wheelset can significantly improve the ride feel of a fat-bike. Reducing rotational mass on a fat-bike is more important than say on a road bike because of the size (and weight) of fat-bike tires. Lightweight wheels provide a similar feeling that you get when you go tubeless but, by my estimation, […]

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Foto Gordo – Faturday Morning Biketoons

We’re experiencing a little instant Summer in the Big Whiskey. I hope it works out better than instant coffee. I remember as a kid trying to get up early and catch Tom Slick or the Banana Splits on the tube with a big bowl of fruit loops in my lap. Well, Foto Gordo is sort […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Gnome Sane?

Nick Barbetta sent us a couple of shots from New Mexico so that we could feature his Surly Wednesday on Wallpaper Wednesday. Here’s what Nick had to say about his photo “Arizona Trail and Cabezon Peak New Mexico and my Surly Wednesday. Gnome-sane?” I think I smell what Nick’s got cook’n. #gnomemountain #gnomesforpeace #gnomesandwich #gnomehusbandry […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Junkyard Goat

Our gnome cousin, Joe (from Iowa) shared some pixels of #bikefun con bicis gordas en Mitchell County with us for this splendid display of #fourseasonfatbikes and #fatbikefunskis. It’s Fat Tuesday here in America’s Dairyland and I hear the singletrack calling, so till, well probably tomorrow…¡buenos gnomos amigos! Would you share your Klunk, Plus or Fat […]

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Foto Gordo – FYF!

It’s Friday and if you’re in the US, it’s a holiday weekend that officially launches what most people consider Summer vacation season! So let’s celebrate Summer with a shot from Nick Barbetta. This is Nick’s OG, Robin’s egg blue Wednesday in the Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos, New Mexico all loaded with gnomes and ready […]

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Fat-Tribe Thursday

Today we celebrate our readers with some photos of their rides and a few words about the sort of bike fun that happens out there in the real world. Ya know…the good stuff! Let’s start off and get verticle…. Meade Anderson sent us a picture of his Jones LWB Plusbike leaned up against an ancient […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Canyons

Nobody loves a good four season fat-bike video more than your tio gomez! Today’s video was shot near some of the canyons in Socorro NM. They say that it’s groovy fat bike territory with miles and miles of sandy trails. It’s the kind of place where if you want to go and explore this area […]

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