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Showers Pass Torch Jacket

We gave tester Chris Zito a Showers Pass Torch Jacket to test a while back. Chris is an avid fat-biker and also a messenger riding daily and year ’round in Milwaukee so let’s check out his report on the Torch! I’m assuming that I was gifted this assignment because of the nature of my current […]

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Utah Sweaty Yeti 2017

Longtime Fat-biker and Ogden, Utah resident, Mark Peterson sent us this report on the 2017 Utah Sweaty Yeti! Fat-biking has grown dramatically in Utah over the past 5 years. There have been many individuals and organizations that have helped the growth of the local Fat-biking scene. The most important factor, for me personally, has been […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 2-17-17

Fat-bike Radio will be back next week with Show #123 and special guest, points leader in the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series, Mr. Nick Holzem, the Event of the Week, Questions from Listeners, Zito and more! Event of the Week Bike Across the Bay – Washburn, WI – Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 The North Coast […]

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Product Spotlight – Fatback Skookum

The Fatback Skookum is a carbon-framed, 5-inch platform fat-bike aimed squarely at the 4-season crowd. The Skookum was my favorite fat-bike at Interbike when it was introduced and the opportunity to ride one for a few weeks came as a welcome surprise thanks to “Fuzzy” John at Fatback. Our test Fatback Skookum came packed in […]

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So Many Events! There's the Winter Color Festival at Southern Kettles and many more! Check out the Event Calendar.

Weekly Dose of Bruce – 1-6-17

We find ourselves, once again, in prime time, fat-bike race season! There’s an event every weekend, between now and the Ides of March. This week, I worked on my travel schedule and I’m visiting Michigan and Minnesota for starters, but first……we’re going to slip over the border and record the Weekly Dose of Fat Show […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat (2016 Review) – 12-30-16

  Well, boys and girls, we’ve reached the end of another beautiful and interesting trip around the sun (best Dirty Harry voice) and this being the final installment of the Weekly Dose of Fat, the most powerful dose of fat-bike news, rants, and adventure in the World; You’ve gotta ask yourself one question…..are fat-bikes still fun […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 12-23-16

Tristan Klien showing the kids how it’s done at the post-race festivities during Urban Jungle Cross 5 in MKE. Tristan is co-owner at Coast In Bikes in Milwaukee. The photo was shot by Dale Reince. Fat-bike Links Tyninghame sands – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/12/tyninghame-sands.html Jill talks about a music playlist for Iditarod. – http://www.jilloutside.com/2016/12/2016-iditarod-playlist.html How to build a fat-bike groomer – http://stjlabs.com/teachers/tc2/tc2_files/HowtoBuildourGroomer.pdf […]

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South Shore Cyclery’s Frosty Hog

South Shore Cyclery in Milwaukee is a putting on another Frosty Hog in 2017 as a fundraiser to benefit the Cudahy Community Education and Recreation Department in Southeast Wisconsin. The race is held in Milwaukee’s Sheridan Park on the bluffs above Lake Michigan. Awesome views, spectator friendly, short track fat-bike racing at it’s best! Race […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fat-bike Icicle

Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the link below to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. 1920 x 1440 (4:3) 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 (16:9) Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to share your fat-bikes photos from around the world! If […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Big and the Small – Vosges – France

Loïc took this photo of his daughter’s fat-bike. The bike is originally a Scrapper, which he modified: Painting, hydraulic brakes, hanger, stem, saddle, etc… Perfect to accompany her father who rolls on a custom made French frame refined by Edelbikes in Chartreuse. Location: France – Vosges. Check out the Fatbike France Forum at http://fatbike-france.fr. Download the appropriate size and use […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 12-9-16

    Howdy, y’all! Sven here, out on a gig in Las Vegas awaiting the delivery of my bike from the home front that got shipped via Bikeflights on Monday. Should be there today! Whoo, hooo! I’ve used Bikeflights many times and have always been happy with the service. If you have to send a […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fat-bikes and Beavers

Christian from Beaver Guard sent in this week’s photo as he hunted for signs of the namesake to his company. Evidence of the critters was clear and Christian likens himself to the eager beaver who is working hard for his lunch! Check out fat-bike mudguards at http://beaverguard.ca. You can also check out our reviews of  Beaver […]

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Fat Camp Show 18 with Ken and Andy – The Where the Heck has Fatcamp Been Episode

Show notes for Fat Camp 18 “Where the heck has the Fat Camp been?” Email – fatcamppodcasters@gmail.com On the Instagram @fatcamppodcasters http://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/suzi-q/2017 http://surlybikes.com MXZ400 https://www.hedcycling.com http://www.whiteind.com/mr-30 https://www.schwalbe.com/en/offroad-reader/nobby-nic.html http://enve.com/product-category/mseries-plus/ http://www.tumbleweed.cc/ http://singletrackworld.com/2016/10/the-first-uci-mountain-bike-race-on-snow/ http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/fat-bike-tubeless-vs-tubes http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/fat-bike-reviews/surly-larry-27tpi-2016 Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marceau/Marceau_Live_at_Kanal_103/08_Boogy_Doggy

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 11-25-16

Fatbassador, Travis, took this photo on a late October ride in Anchorage, AK. Sven, Gomez and JK are taking the show on the road next week for episode #115 of your favorite fat-bike radio show. We will be checking out the preparations for the Freewheel Winter Bike Festival in Minneapolis, talking to a few special […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Salamandre BigFat in Sierra de Guara

Frederic sent in this photo of his Salamandre BigFat during a 3-day trip in Sierra de Guara in the North of Spain. This photo was taken near Castellazo at the end of the day. Salamandre is a french manufacturer of steel fatbikes located in Ardèche – http://salamandre-cycles.com. This BigFat is configured in “DingleSpeed” version (30×22 and 24×28). […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #113 – Morgan Lommele from People for Bikes and take calls from our listeners about e-bikes!

Weekly Dose of Fat Friday November 4th, 2016 Show #113 This week we welcome Morgan Lommele from peopleforbikes.org and take calls from our listeners about, wait for it, e-bikes! Global Fat Bike Design Winner, Kevin Berger, with his Grand Prize in the form of a Brand New Surly Farmer Ops Moonlander professionally assembled and tuned […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Mayor at Morin-Heights

Dave is an avid fatbiker & mountain biker from Canada. He took this picture in Morin-Heights, Quebec, Canada on a beautiful fall day. It shows his Mayor Fatbike from RSD Bikes in Toronto, Ontario, equipped with Woven Carbon rims from Woven Precision Handbuilts in Ottawa, Ontario. Thanks, Dave! Download the appropriate size and use it as […]

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Tumbleweed’s New Fat-bike Looks VERY Interesting!

The folks at the Tumbleweed Bicycle Company have developed the Prospector with bikepacking in mind and have built in some unique features including what they bill as it being the first production fat-bike to use a standard 73mm bottom bracket. The Prospector is designed to be rugged, adaptable, and to carry a load – Tumbleweed […]

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