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Surly SunRise Bar

A little over a year ago, I switched the bars on my 29+ Surly Krampus from a low riser mountain bike handlebar to a set of Jones Loop Bars. The long-term net result was that I grew to marginally dislike riding that bike. This is the same bike that I had raved about in a […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Levis Mound

Took a little trip up to Levis Mound to kick off (meteorological) summer and give these new Surly Sunrise handlebars a try at one of my favorite places to camp and ride. The rain must have scared off a lot of people, because I practically had the place to myself (at night). It was getting […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Mt. Moffat

This week on Fat Video Tuesday we’re featuring the second clip from Chris Rishworth. This clip features Chris’s bikepacking trip through the Mount Moffatt Section of Carnarvon National Park on a MURU Cycles TiWitjira expedition fat-bike. 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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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fat-Bike in the Mist

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature photo comes to us from Elisa Zook. Elisa shot this dark moody shot on Tiger Mountain in Washington. You can see more of Eliza’s photos in her gallery – https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezook/ . Here’s what Elisa shared about this week’s feature photo. The photo was taken on the Master Link, a one-way […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – OMFB!

It’s been a spell since we visited with Old Man Fat Bike, so here’s OMFB’s latest video to put some Fat into your Tuesday vatos! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos […]

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Foto Gordo – Webster Park

This month’s Foto Gordo contest winner is David Tinnes! David regularly shares his fatventures with us. His perseverance alone won him some schwag a few months back, but this month he’s the Foto Gordo Grand Prize Winner. We even swapped out a different t-shirt so it would fit Dave. I think this might be the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Vegas Baby!

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Sara Rose Kaufman out in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dune riding really captures my imagination. I think that this means that I have to get my bike out on some dunes this summer. What kind of terrain really grabs your cerebral cortex and sprinkles it with happiness? I’m […]

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Framed Marquette Drop Bar 29r Adventure Bike Review

It’s been a month since we shared our First Look at the Framed Drop Bar 29r Marquette. You can read all of the spec’s along with the plan to center the review around getting ready for and competing in a gravel race called the Bear100 – https://fat-bike.com/2019/04/first-look-framed-marquette-carbon-drop-bar-adventure/. I’m coming back after some minor surgery that […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 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 spur your imagination with some tasty images from Australia! This is what’s on my desktop…What’s on your computer’s desktop? This is what Eckart shared about this week’s […]

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FBJ Creations Custom Frame Bag

Today’s product spotlight takes us on a journey to Island Park Idaho to talk about a relatively new bag company called FBJ Creations. Some of you may be familiar with them because FBJ Creations is run by none other than Bryon Vordermann, Fat Bike Jesus his own bad self (as mi amigo Russel T. Jobs […]

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Tifosi Swank Review – by Braven

Last winter I bought a pair of (my favorite color – ORANGE!) Tifosisunglasses from Chris at Zion Cyclery after a big group beach ride. They were only $25 and really nice. So when Gomez asked me if I wanted to review a pair of Tifosi’s Swank SL sunglasses, I was like…Sure! I’ve been wearing a […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fraser Island

Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world’s largest sand island, encompassing seventy-one square miles. Our amigo Eckart Altenkamp clued our staff and readers into just how beautiful Fraser Island call look through a camera lens with his Wallpaper Wednesday Series, but this isn’t Wednesday. This is Fat Video Tuesday! So here’s a […]

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MAY FOTO GORDO CONTEST

Before we get into our May Foto Gordo Contest, let’s award some prizes to some folks that attended our ultra smurfy beach bike rodeo from last weekend! Best Jello Mold Morpheus Mash-up goes to – Erv Sparks! Steve Pirelli – Puff the Magic Dragon Wins Best Costume Best Crash goes to Greg Hahn with an […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Raven

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Mark Jacobson. The shot features a murdered out Fatback Corvus FLT with a Lauf Carbonara Fork. Mark thinks that his bike is Ten Beers’ twin sister Raven. Raven sure does look nice with those killer snow-capped mountains in the background – gnome-sane? Got your own Wallpaper Worthy […]

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Our First Funduro

photo by Chris Zito I’m sitting at my desk feeling exponentially luckier than I usually feel, which is saying something because I consider myself to be one of the luckiest humans on earth. The reason that I’m filled with an extra dose of gratitude is probably, in large part, enhanced by the feeling you get […]

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Fatventures in Alaska and the Chugach Fat Bike Bash

By Betsy Williford Photos by Rich Loftin Alaska, the Last Frontier.  A land so vast, so wild, full of beauty, wildlife, big mountains and impressive glaciers.  One can only fully grasp all of these descriptors by traveling there and experiencing it for yourself.  A few weeks ago I, along with my husband, finally made my […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Beach

Here in no particular order are my ‘editor’s choice’ shots from some recent beach riding posts. The photo above came to us from Joshua Macpherson. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia.  Cédric sent us this shot from a beach ride on the coast of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Beehive Hairdoo State

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from the land of milk and honey! Joshua Earl sent us this shot of his 2019 Kona WoZo perched high above Ogden, Utah to enter our Foto Gordo contest and his striking image ended up as this week’s WW! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]

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Tuesday Night at the Movies – Blue

The fat bike film, Blue is now available for sharing with friends, family, fellow fat bike enthusiasts, neighbors and all the lovely ladies in your life. The short film was directed by Aly Palmer Nicklas. The film’s sponsors include: Fatback Bikes, Adidas Outdoor USA, City of Valdez, Alaska – Government, PeopleForBikes.org, REI, Ursa Major Distilling, HooDoo Brewing Company Click the […]

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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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