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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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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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Comparison of Four 29×2.6″ Tires

If you follow bike media you will know that at one point not that long ago 2.8-3″ plus tires were the greatest thing ever. Now the talk is that they are too squishy and vague but 2.6″ tires are the goldilocks size, splitting the difference between traditional MTB tires and “full” plus tires. Personally, 2.6″ […]

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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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509 Jabit III 29+ Review

Last time we spoke, I had just taken possession of one very green 509 Cycles Jabit III.  This particular Jabit was decked out a la fat-bike in Plus bike clothes. My initial impressions were good.  The Jabit was a good-looking bike that had an equally nice ride (steel and curved seatstays will do that). Fast […]

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Foto Gordo – Loaded Krampus

This week’s wallpaper image is my Krampus loaded for bikepacking down along the Little Fox River in Western Kenosha County in Wisconsin. The bags from our amigos at Oveja Negra and Revelate Designs. My Krampus allows me to go just about everywhere, from asphalt to dirt and gravel and I agree with Bruce Smithhammer’s view […]

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Fat Camp – Jeff Jones Interview

Jones bikes are unconventional to say the least but amazingly versatile and well thought out bikes. After you listen to our interview, if you are interested in checking more, the first stop is the Jones website and specifically Jeff’s blog where he gets into a lot of detail about the different products and design philosophies. He has also produced […]

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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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Burley Flat Bed – by Spinner Ryerson

Ed – Here’s a trailer that will work with your fat-bike! In addition to that, we’re testing the new Fat Kit and Ski Kit that Burley offers for this trailer. For now we have the trailer in it’s stock configuration, which is a pretty good place to start a series of reviews that will take […]

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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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Dirt Wizard – First Contact

Our pair of test Dirt Wizards arrived at the Fat-Bike.com – Colonel Steve Austin Memorial Test Bunker and Proving Grounds late this afternoon and all plans for launching the fat-bike.com mobile command center got put on hold…..because this is the tire that we’ve all been waiting for! You know the first thing that we do, […]

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Surly Dirt Wizards – 29 x 3 – In the Wild

Editor’s Note  :  We shot the video above at interbike back in September of 2014. In a strange twist of fate, Eric Sovern (from the planet Surly) shows us both a Dirt Wizard and Surly’s five inch Knard in the video. The Knards are in stores now, and Dirt Wizards just went live on QBP.com […]

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California Fresh B+ Blingage from Retrotec

  Curtis from Retrotec sent me some shots of one of his latest hand made, custom builds rock’n the new B+ wheel size. This particular build was built to accommodate both 29r and 27.5 + wheels. Fox’s new B+ fork and a dropper post along with the brand new XTR 1 x 11 drive train round out the build. This […]

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Product Spotlight – Vittoria Bomboloni 29×3.0

Luckily for those of us with 29+ bikes, new tire offereings continue to trickle in. This year at FrostBike, Vittoria joined the 29+ club and unveiled a new 29×3.0 tire called the Bomboloni (Italian for filled doughnut).  Vittoria? Mountain bike tires? Yep. Vittoria, the parent company of Geax, has decided to consolidate their MTB line under […]

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Fat Bike Sandy – March 21st, 2015 – East Texas

Our Amigos from Chumba USA are hosting the first fat-bike race Texas has ever seen! Benefiting: Sam Houston Trails Coalition and Erik’s Ride: Racing the Tour Divide for the Gift of Hearing Event details can be found on the Facebook Event Page (facebook.com/events/855121037873871/?fref=ts) or contact us at fatbikesandy@gmail.com for more info. To sign up visit: bikereg.com/the-fatbike-sandy […]

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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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30 Days with a CHUMBA Ursa

  By : Spinner Ryerson Chumba USA Ursa Backcountry –  The Frame.  I like the simple unobtrusive paint job and simple, solid logo.  There are a few neat little details that are built into the frame but overall it looks just like it is, a solid built frame without a bunch of wild graphics or some […]

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Julio’s New Whip

A few years back I had kicked around the idea of getting a custom 29er frame built. I even went to NAHBS (with mi hombres Gomez and Ernesto From Wisconsin at that!) when it was in Indianapolis and talked to several builders, including Curtis at Retrotec. That eventually kind of fell off the radar. Enter […]

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