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Fat Tribe Friday – Get Ready

I think it was Grand Funk Railroad that said “Get Ready cuz here I come. Are you ready for some bike fun? I still think that fat-bikes have the best fun per-mile rate in the entire bike world and today we’re spreading the fat-bike-fun like guava jelly on hot toast! Let’s get right into that […]

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icebreaker Women’s Cool-Lite™ Merino Sphere Short Sleeve Low Crewe T-Shirt – by Thumbelena

icebreaker was founded in 1995 by Jeremy Moon with the philosophy that nature has the solution. He wanted to provide natural performance apparel to create a more sustainable future for our species and the planet.  From developing new materials like their Merinoloft(duck down alternative) to using vegetable-based ink to releasing a transparency report that publicly […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – South Africa Fat-Bike Tours

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes from South Africa! Dave Caravias operates a fat-bike, shark dive, guest house tour company down there and Dave has a great eye! Check it out at www.fatbiketours.co.za. You can visit a decade of Wallpaper images in our archives. Check that out right here – https://fat-bike.com/category/gallery/wallpaper/ Share Some Bicycle Love Have […]

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Otso Voytek – New Fork and Colors

The Otso Voytek will be getting its first frameset update since it was launched in 2016, as well as a new paint scheme with four new colorways. Otso designed a new fork for the 2021/22 Voytek. This new fork follows similar lines and contours as the previous forks but has three-pack mounts on either side […]

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Danger Gnome Podcast – The Bike Black Ribbon Society

This episode of the Danger Gnome exposes the seedy underbelly of a hedonist bicycle cult called the Bike Black Ribbon Society. Tio Gomez’s guests include Dustin Marsh, Angry Andy, JP, Crazy Chris Daisy, Evan Larssen and various songs from the glorious orchestra called nature. There’s a dose of pure truth that emerges when you lean […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Tim from Durango

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Tim Birchard. Tim hails from Durango, Colorado and he sent us quite an array of images of his hawt pink Ice Cream Truck. Tim inspired us to break the mold of just one image per post and opened up the pixel floodgate with a full gallery of […]

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Boone Technologies Cogs and Cranks

I had the opportunity to chat with Bruce Boone the founder of Boone Technologies recently and we talked about his bike bling that I’d been drooling over in my Instagram feed. If you’re an old singlespeeder, you might recall Boone Titanium cogs and chainrings from days past… well, they’re back! Q) Welcome back to the […]

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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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