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Niche Bike News – Ritchey Outback V2 – Kindernay IGH – Tifosi Sledge – New Moots – Wolftooth Gold – Silca Super Secret Lube – Pirelli Tires – Stashers Contest Winners

Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]

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(bikenerd) 29+ Wheelset – RaceFace AC 35 Rims, DT Comp Spokes & White Industries M16 Hubs

If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]

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First Look – Framed Basswood Gravel Bike

The next chapter in my adventures as a bicycle journalist puts me astride a Basswood carbon gravel bike from our amigos at Framed Bikes! The Basswood that we’re testing is also equipped with a set of Pub carbon wheels. The whole build is festooned with name brand components and the bike is a gorgeous gloss […]

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Stashers Bag Review by Andy Amstutz

Bags…Bags…get ya bags here.  I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes.  What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]

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Bontrager Adventure Wear Preview by Greg Gentle

Many of us are feeling trapped amidst growing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether you’re under a complete Stay-At-Home Directive, or a simply observing sensible social distance guidelines, this whole experience is pushing our capacity to stay positive.  Under normal circumstances this time of year I seek inspiration from the Spring classics like Strada-Bianche, […]

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Wyatt Maverick Review by Aristotle Peters

Wyatt Maverick Full Review I have had the privilege of riding the new Wyatt Maverick for the majority of the winter.  This is the second iteration of their Maverick Fat-bike that is meant for all-around getting rowdy.  I was able to ride the first generation of this fat-bike for a couple of races last year, […]

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Niche Bike News – Klunkers – Gravel – Wide Drops – Birds – Film – Contest

Simple #klunkybuttsauce If you wanna know the truth behind the core motivation behind this new NBN series, then you need to look no farther than the bicycle in the photo above. Do you klunk? Are you at least klunk curious? I’ve been a fan of curved tubed bikes like this since I was a kid […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Giddy Up Ice Cream Truck

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from our Fatbassador to New York, Roberto Rainville! Bob calls this one “Giddy Up Ice Cream Truck”. It was shot on an abandoned wood-planked bridge that crosses the North Branch of the Saranac River in Onchiota, NY. The Loon Lake Mountains overlook Mud Pond in the background. Got […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Why Fat-Bike? by Jeff Price

Due to the current health situation, I’m stuck inside thinking all things fat-bike. I’m planning future rides, reminiscing rides gone by and thinking about what some people think about fat-bikes.  So Why Fat-bike?  This is a question that’s come up many times over the years by some who may have never ridden a fat-bike. With this […]

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Spring Glove Shootout

I’m a fan of full-fingered gloves all year round and when it comes to the gloves that I wear during early spring, I’ve traditionally gone to a softshell glove rated for around 40 degrees F. This would be the same glove that I wear inside of pogies for all but the coldest rides throughout the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Swamp Cat

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday hits Spring like a hammer and a nail. Late March and early April are mud season up north. Sometimes it’s so bad the only option is to become a roadie! Other times your can explore places that no other bicycle dare roam. This is Kyle Ocho’s first WW feature, but I […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Pat Smage NWA

Over the last few years, there’s been a really interesting Mississippi flyway trail building renaissance that has made Northwest Arkansas the latest mountain bike travel destination. Trail building contractors work on projects up in the Northwoods all summer and then spend their Winters down in Arkansas creating incredible mtb-playgrounds. Our amigo Pat Smage took a […]

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Niche Bike News – The Moment – Sram AXS – Terevail Tires – Surly Home Delivery – Global (online) Bike Festival – CONTEST!

Red Bull created a documentary film about the origins of Freeride MTB with interviews with Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, and Brett Tippe. The trailer is above and a link to the full-length film is below. I went down this rabbit hole and I was glad that I did! https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/films/the-moment?fbclid=IwAR3enabBhb4kqfBnqfhiZT-MCR6kym4raUY98RNW0jWa8afERzoZPwl_rgE Sram AXS SRAM’s AXS Web Ride […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Skinny Fat?

Having embarked upon a journey to reduce the width of my Krampus wheels from 45mm to 32mm, this video rung some bells for a small portion of my brain cells. Calvin and Ben from Park Tool take a Surly Ice Cream Truck and build a set of sew-up road wheels for it. We’re always happy […]

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Cedaero Top Tube Pack Review by Dustin Marsh

Cedaero Tank Top Bolt-on Pack final thoughts I always carry too much stuff on my rides. A full-frame pack just doesn’t cut it some days. When I ordered my custom frame pack from Cedaero Bags, I had them sew up a Tank Top Pack to match. I’ll consider them as enablers for my pack-rat ways. […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast – Travis’s Garage Session(s)

In case you haven’t heard, I boxed up Ten Beers and the podcast gear and flew up to Anchorage Alaska earlier this month and I visited our Fatbassador to Alaska and the Yukon Territories, Travis Hubbard and his wife Lorrie. Travis’s Garage is somewhat legendary. It’s where Travis became a regular call-in guest on the […]

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Niche Bike News – US Open – USA Cycling – Old Man Mountain – Rocky Mtn/RaceFace Enduro Team

Due to the current state of Pandemic and numerous closures and in an abundace of precaution the 2020 race has been cancelled.      We are working on dates for the 2021 event and will make an announcement as soon as we lock it down.  When the date is decided (it is tidal dependant and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – That Confounded Bridge

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Steffen Hautala. Steffen started tagging us in his Instagram photos and we totally dig his style! This is a shot of his Gavia fat-bike taken earlier this month in Storvika, Nordland, Norway. Slap this up on your computer desktop and show the office that you’re a card-carrying […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Campbell Tract – Alaska

A fun cruise around the Campbell Tract in Anchorage last Saturday with our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis. Travis and I were joined by Ken Best and videographer, Al Heckart along with Ken’s pooch, Violet. It turned out to be a perfect bluebird day with low winds and temps in the twenties. Alaska in March can […]

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Artist Profile – Garret Olson – by JP Syverud

Editor’s Note – Garret Olson gets the Artist Profile treatment today from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot – JP Syverud. Garret is no stranger to the Fat-Bike department of stickers and decals. Before we take a look at JP’s artistic experiment, let’s visit some of Garret’s talented artistic expressions that we’ve turned into stickers. Toast […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Double-Wide

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is Brandon Bender’s sophomore feature and is what you’d call a ‘double-wide trailer’ sort of opus. Brandon sized and cropped the photo such that it will perfectly fill dual 1920×1080 monitors side by side. The location of the shot is one of my favorite beach towns on the other side of the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Saratoga Fat Bike Rally

Last week we shared Bob Rainville’s recap of the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally and today we’re featuring a video report from the event that comes to us from David Boshek and North Country MTB. Happy Tuesday! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The […]

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Why Cycles Introduces the Wayward V2

(Carbondale, CO 3/5/20) – Why Cycles received a ton of feedback from a multitude of amazing adventurers with their OG Wayward and the V2 is the product of them listening to real-world input and making a few tweaks to make their Ti adventure sled even better! The Wayward V2 is still the same 29+ adventure […]

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