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Sûrly unearths Fester

In the movies, Fester was lost during a Typhoon in the Bermuda Triangle, but we dug this fester out of a big corrugated cardboard box. E-Bikes, Aluminum Handlebars and now Titanium? It’s beginning to look like an all too familiar slippery slope of full-grown bicycle geekery. So like…steel is real, but titanium is real light? […]

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Foto Gordo March Winner!

Justin Van Alstyne is our March Foto Gordo Contest Winner! Justin sent us a handfull of photos, each one better that the last. Justin is a pro pixel slinger from Colorado and for his efforts wins all of the fabulous prizes below. If you entered and your name isn’t Justin Van Alstyne, the gnomes down […]

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RSD Mayor Review – By Andy Amstutz

    For the past two months, I’ve been riding the newest version of the RSD Mayor Aluminum fat bike, appropriately named V4 (version 4).  If my local riding crew is any indicator of how much I enjoyed riding and testing this fat bike, I’d bet they’d all agree that I was thoroughly stoked during the time […]

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Quiring Rhymes with Bike Bling

Editor’s Note:  There are so many builders of exquisite bicycles located all over the US that can’t take the time or expense to hit NAHBS every year. Other shows like the one in Philly draw regional builders. The great lakes or the mid-west area doesn’t have a regional handbuilt show and it’s been a while […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 3/27/19

We’re stoked to continue our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we get to delight your retinas with some incredibly beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. This shot was taken at the […]

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Valdez Fat Bike Bash – April 5th – 7th – (AK)

Valdez Alaska hosts a parade, rodeo, cross-country and downhill events all in one action-packed weekend! The pictures from this event are incredible! This one is on my bucket list. Check out these images courtesy of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash. Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Morocco

It looks like fat-bike tourism has taken off in Northern Africa. Fat-Bike Poland and United Cyclists sent us this video clip that’s narrated in Polish with English subtitles. You can read more about their time touring in the Sahara Desert on their blog – https://www.fat-bike-sahara.pl/english-info. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast – The Trek Session

Danger Gnome Podcast from Trek HQ This episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast was recorded at Trek World Headquarters. We pose questions that came from you folks through our Instagram and fakebook page. If you want to hear what the largest bike company in the world has to say on the subject of fat-bikes. wheel size […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Vernal Equinox

JohnClimber aka John Moore has been a frequent contributor to our Wall Paper Wednesday Parade of Stupendous Pixels over the years. This week’s feature coincides with the Vernal Equinox and I think John has captured the terse handshake between old man winter and the promise of spring. Here’s what John shared about this weeks WW feature photo. The […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Il Passo del Ghiacciai del Gelas

Bobo & Filippo rode their fat-bikes on the Southern Europe Glaciers Trail in Italy and sent us this week’s Fat Tusday video. You can read the full storyof the tour at their blog – www.cicloalpinismo.com. There are some beautiful vistas in this video. Happy Last Day of Winter! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? […]

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Otis gets a 2×9 to 1×11 Conversion

  I got this crazy idea to upgrade the drivetrain on my legacy fat-bike Otis from a 2×9 Shimano/Microshift set-up to a Box 1×11 with a 30 Tooth Wolftooth Oval chairing and Camo/Direct Mount spider. Let me begin by saying that it’s not our intention to disparage our long-time amigo ‘the front derailleur’ or the folks […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast – 2019 Iditarod Trail Invitational Champion – Tyson Flaharty

We interview the winner of the 2019 Iditarod Trail Invitational Race, Tyson Flaharty with questions supplied by fellow ITI Champions, Kevin Breitenbach, John Lackey, Tim Berntson and Jay Petervary. Mark Your Calendars! Tyson’s Sponsors Goldstream Sports – www.goldstreamsports.com AK Gear – www.akgear.com 9:Zero:7 Bikes – www.907bikes.com  

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Borealis Telluride Preview

Back in February, we received a Borealis Telluride demo to ride and review. We took the bike down into the shop and built it up just in time for our product tester (Ronsta) to be headed out of town on vacation. Since the bike was the size I ride, I decided upon a short term […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Legends

ITI Champion John Lackey sent us this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday featured photograph. When one ITI Champ takes a photo of another ITI Champ we believe that’s a pretty good recipe for something legendary. Here’s a shot of Fatback Bikes rider/snow biking legend Tim Berntson on the Yentna River on Saturday, Feb 23rd.  We were riding out to Northwoods Lodge […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sunset Boulevard

Antti Hakonen and a friend went out to try a new drone and shot some video last summer. They shot their clip in Central Finland at Lake Kankarisvesi. Antti shared that the water level was so low that it exposed the beach for the riding. I think this really captures the tranquility of a nice beach ride. […]

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Crust a ride (and you’ll be sitting on the top of the world)

(editor’s note:) I’m a card-carrying crustifarian so it should come as no surprise that today’s fat-bike fairytale is entitled Crust Cruising. We suggest that you take your favorite surf-punk classic and trade the word Surf with the word Crust in the lyrics for an ideal soundtrack for today’s reformed crustifarian proclivities. Crust Cruising – By William Amaya Every […]

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Raid Trans-Mauritania

Philippe Berruyer was part of the very first edition of Raid Trans-Mauritania (RTM) run last month (February 2019). He sent us some striking photos that sent me down the wormhole of discovering more about the East African Nation of Mauritania and the RTM. Mauritania is on the east coast of Africa and right next to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Sedona

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday features a shot from Tom Cagle. Here’s what Tom shared about this striking portrait. It’s late Winter/early Spring in West Sedona. The photo was taken on a small side-trail just off Aerie trailhead. I stopped to imbibe in a post-ride, libation, and enjoy the panorama. This spot offers a spectacular view eastward of iconic […]

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Fat Tuesday Video – Lake Saimaa

It’s the (real) Fat Tuesday so let’s PARTY! You may have noticed that we tend to post fat or plus bike videos on Tuesday(s) but there’s only one real Fat-Tuesday and this year, it’s today. Today’s video comes to us from Lake Saimaa near Lappeenranta, Finland from Marko Lankinen and a group of his fat-bike friends kick’n it […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast Show No. 1 – Fatback’s Greg Matyas – The BikeStud.com & AH135 Two Time Champ Jorden Wakeley

Welcome to the premiere of the Danger Gnome Podcast. We welcome the Godfather of the modern Omni-Terrain Bicycle and Owner of Fatback Bikes, Greg Matyas to the show. Andy Tubesing from bikestud.com talks with us about the myriad of stud choices that cyclists have to choose from these days and then Arrowhead 135 Champion, Jorden […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Staten Island

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature comes to us from Gregg Murray from the beaches of Staten Island, New York. Gregg doesn’t mention gnomes in the description of his portrait, but the trained eye can detect the handiwork of these clever little devil’s. Note the classic pointy hat construction at the top of each carefully erected rock cairn. Here’s what […]

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Event Spotlight – Fat Fish 40 (WI)

The race season isn’t over yet. The race season isn’t over until the fat fish sings. That would usually take place at the 2nd edition of the Fat Fish 40 up in Webster Wisconsin. If you’re looking for great grassroots fat-bike racing, you should click this link – https://www.fatfishrace.com/ Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 2/20/19

Betsy Williford sent in this week’s WW feature. Betsy appears to be a Woman of few words, yet in her brevity, she answers all of the most important questions. (see below) Photo: Jill Homer Rider: Betsy Williford Location: Rollins Pass Rd, Colorado Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from […]

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Event Spotlight – Grizzly Fat Bike Marathon – 3/10/19 – Alberta

The 4th annual Grizzly Fat Bike Marathon returns to the Canmore Nordic Centre on March 10th, 2019. 36km Solo or Two Person Relay categories are available. Fat-Bike Racing on Groomed XC Ski Trail. Check out all the details here: http://www.grizzlyevents.ca/ Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything […]

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Event Spotlight – The Drift 100 – 3/9/19 – Wyoming

The Wind River Mountain Festival presents the inaugural Drift 100. The race takes place in Wyoming, at the northern base of the Wind River Range. Participants (“Drifters”) may run, bike, or ski. This year’s event is coming up on March 9. For more information visit www.thedrift100.com . Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Chapter 14 – Big Red

We’re stoked to continue our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we get to flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. This shot was taken at the 2018 […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Florianópolis

Welcome to the International House of Fat-Bikes! Today we bring you a video from our amigos at Fat Bike Brasil. Andreas Willecke and videographer Valter Benevides put this clip together for all of us to enjoy! I don’t know how y’all feel about sand rides, but I dream about dune riding like this! Would you share your Plus […]

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Event Spotlight – Rip Zip & Sip – 3/2/19 – Wisconsin

This is how we roll in the Big Whiskey – aka Wisconsin – America’s (freek’n) Dairyland! We ride and then drink a beer(s)! I think they snuck in the zip-lining part of the equation, but check it out…the awards party is at a bowling alley! Click the link for more information – https://lamboriders.org/events/rip-zip-and-sip-1/7880 Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Dobratsch

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from a reader from Austria, Daniel Tscharnuter. Here’s what Daniel shared about this stunning image. The Dobratsch is a mountain near the city of Villach, which is a popular destination for hikers all year. Because of this, they are usually rideable all winter except right after heavy snowfall. […]

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Fat Camp Podcast – Show No. 37

  Fat Camp Podcast #37!!  Ken and Andy (along with special guest Dan) hunker down for some fat-bike talk about all sorts of schtuff.  The conversation meanders from dancing for snow to more 27in rim/wheel talk to stud design and install. Embrace the audio journey with a couple dorks as they delve into midwinter fat-bike […]

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