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Otso Voytek Plus/Fat Review By Seth Bell

Back in July, we received a beautiful Otso Voytek Plus-Fat rig for review.  If you missed the introduction and specs, you can find that post here: https://fat-bike.com/2018/08/first-look-otso-voytek-plus-fat-rally-sport-by-seth-bell/ Now that Summer is officially in the rear-view and the crisp days of Autumn are here (my favorite!), we wanted to share with you what a few months of […]

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Borealis Carbondale 27.5 x 50mm – Maxxis FBR/FBF (Plus/Fat) Wheel Review

“What my fat-bike did on summer vacation” Back in April, we published a comparison of 4 sets of wheels (Two 26″ & Two 27.5″ options) with the goal of demystifying how 27.5″ rims and tires compare with their 26″ counterparts. I was especially interested in learning how tall each of the four wheelsets measured along […]

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RSD Middle Child Review – by Dustin Carlson

  The Middle Child (MC) is a brand new addition to the RSD line-up. RSD, out of Toronto, specializes in hard tail fat and plus bikes and the MC is a great addition. It’s a hardtail, enduro, plus bike. Essentially the opposite of a mullet; party in the FRONT, business in the BACK. For $2799 […]

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2018 Sea Otter Classic – Special Report

In addition to hosting every denomination of bicycle racing, the 2018 Sea Otter Classic has become the best bicycle industry trade show in these United States. Even the corporate giants of the industry come out and show their wares and simultaneously support their race teams. Along with the big boys, the Sea Otter expo area features […]

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CABDA – Fat & Plus Report

    CABDA is a show held by the Chicago Area Bicycle Dealer Association where vendors and distributors show Independent Bicycle Dealers what they have available to offer their customers for the coming season. It’s a show that has a rich history and has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. This year’s […]

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RSD Seargant 27.5+ Review – By Andy Amstutz

Never before have I had so much fun on my local, typical midwestern, old school trails.  It took me a ride or two on the RSD Sergeant Aluminum 27.5+ before I started to understand what this bike is intended to do.  In case you missed the product preview from back in June, you can read […]

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Jamis 27.5+ Dragonslayer Pro Review – By Smithhammer

For 2017 Jamis has significantly expanded its Dragonslayer line, from a single model last year to six different build levels, available in two different tire sizes – 26+ and 27.5+. The Dragonslayer Pro 27.5+ is Jamis’ “Adventure Series” flagship steed, taking last year’s Dragonslayer Plus to new heights. Let me just get my bias out […]

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2017 Sea Otter Classic Report – Part 1

  With the near death of Interbike, the Sea Otter Classic has become the pinnacle of the bicycle industry ‘show & tell’ in these United States of America. In addition to every kind of bike racing known to mankind, the Sea Otter presents an exposition area that features every cool bicycle company that you’ve ever […]

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Otso Cycles is Born!

The same crew that founded Wolf Tooth Components are launching Otso Cycles, which is a new bike company focused on bringing innovative bikes to the mountain bike and mixed surface road markets. They’re coming out with 2 bikes and the one that we’re going to focus upon is the Voytek. The Voytek is a carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike […]

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Product Spotlight: Farley 9.8 by Trek

Walking into my studio last week I noticed two ginormous boxes. Immediately I thought to myself, “now what did we buy and what is it?” I was relieved to see instead the shipping address coming from Waterloo, Wisconsin and the contents reading Trek Farley 9.8. That’s a good way to start a work day. Over […]

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