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Fat-BoB Trailer v2.0 (aka Crisco Bob)

Back in March I shared my exploits in getting a Bob Trailer to work with a Fat-Bike. That article mainly focused on how to modify the yoke of the trailer to work with Robert Axle Project extended (Bob compatible) rear thru axles. You can read about that here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/03/how-to-make-a-bob-trailer-work-with-your-fat-bike/. After we posted the article, one […]

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Backcountry Stitch Works – Custom Frame Pack

Our Fatbassador to Alaska, Travis, told me about a new Anchorage bag-maker early this spring called Backcountry Stitch Works. We worked together through the regular custom bag protocols, with a nice short-cut, due to BSW being located very near to Speedway Cycles, home of Fatback Bicycles. Since they were making a bag for the Fatback […]

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The Synapse from Tifosi – by Netto

There are sunglasses and sunglasses. Fashion statements that mostly everyone who wants to be cool wears. Aviators, big bug looking ones, trendy, purposeful, etc., the list goes on and on. For one, I was given the amazing opportunity to get a package delivered by pigeon here in the beautiful city of Chicago. Gomez knows how […]

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Much needed Bling by JP Syverud

  I have had many bikes over the years, steel, aluminum, carbon, titanium, even a bamboo one. The one thing I have never had that I have always wanted, was that one special bike part that gets over looked a lot of the time, the custom head badge.  The best craftsman I know that makes […]

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Mud Shovel Fenders by PDW

We’ve all had one of them rides, where your behind is caked in the remnants of the terrain you’ve just rode your fat bike on. Well, Portland Design Works may well, have just the answer, in letting you take a seat at the bar without looking like you’ve spoiled yourself, in the Mud Shovels! I’ve […]

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Thule Classic Hitch Rack Review

  Who likes putting a bike on the roof of their car?  Not this guy.  I usually just chuck my old Surly in the back of my pick’em up truck and haul ass to the liquor store on the way to the trail head.  If you haven’t noticed, Surly has started making their newer bikes […]

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Saris Fat Bike Trac Parking System

Saris recently introduced the Fat Bike Trac Parking System (FBTPS) and since my wife & I, our 2 dogs (Cecil & Cowboy) and our rather copious, collection of toys recently moved, all of our bikes needed to find parking spots at the new treehouse. Down in the basement I’ve been working on getting the bike shop appointed […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Triple Aught Designs Artemis Hoodie – Voile Ski Straps – Lifeproof FRE Case

We launched our Gnome-Proof Gear series last month and this particular edition is a compilation from our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots of the female persuasion. The Gnome-Proof Seal of Approval is awarded to gear that our product testers, have found to be the ‘Best of the Best’ in field tested, fat-bike accessories. Triple Aught Designs […]

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New Product Spotlight – Fatdapter – Fatbike Rack Adapter

If you’re looking to utilise your standard roof rack’s fork mount for your fat-bike, you’ll need an adapter. (thanks captain obvious) Our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Spinner Ryerson, introduced me to a brand new player in the fork adapter market called Fatdapter. Chunky machined, anodized aluminum lends the heft of a fine bicycle component, to the […]

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Blackburn Chamber HV Floor Pump

Blackburn’s new Chamber HV floor pump is purpose-built for lower pressure applications like mountain bike and fat-bike use. It has an high-volume, oversized, steel barrel for quick fills of the fatter tires popular today and a HUGE 4-inch-diameter gauge that reads to 50 psi maximum in the Chamber HV’s steel base. Attached to the 28 […]

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ABUS Bordo Centium Folding Lock

We took a look at German lock maker ABUS’s Bordo Big a couple of years ago and were now we are looking at the Bordo Centium, a new lock in the Bordo line that in Abus’s words “goes beyond offering city level security and strives to be the most beautiful bike lock on the market. […]

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1UpUSA Factory Tour

I dropped in on our Amigos at 1UpUSA on my way out to Decorah for the Time Trials earlier this spring. 1UpUSA is in Dickeyville, Wisconsin. 1Up USA makes bike and cargo racks along with rollers and trainers. The Quik Rack won our hitch rack shootout, last summer, as the best fat-bike rack in the universe! […]

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Beaver Guard Fat-bike Mudguards

We first took a look at the formable, flexible, plastic Beaver Guard Mudguards last year when owner Christian LaLonde first offered the product and now, after a year on several different bikes, let’s see what’s up! Changes to the original product are both functional, with a new updated hole pattern for even better fit on the […]

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The World Wide Sticker-Pack Offer!

Buy Fat-bike.com Sticker Pack The Circle, Moonman and Yeti are printed on premium white vinyl and the Gnome-Fink is printed on Clear Vinyl. Each sticker pack contains 4 stickers as pictured above! 4 Sickers for $6 Bucks anywhere in the US 4 Stickers for $7.50 anywhere in the World

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The Best Pump on the Market is Getting Fatter

We did a little test of portable tire pumps last year (link) and the company that makes the pump that won our 3 pump shootout, Lezyne, has plans to enlarge the air chamber and quite literally make the best fat-bike pump, in the market, even Fatter! These are shots of the prototype and we should be able […]

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Surly 24-Pack Rack Review By: LT LarSSon

With a name that says it all, the Surly 24-Pack Rack has moved the proverbial bar up a notch. After opening up the package, I immediately could see the fine craftsmanship in each weld. Coated in all black, including a stylish Surly sticker on the top, this rack is butter smooth (black gold ~ texas tea). […]

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Wolftooth Components Singletrack Pogies Review

  We spotlighted the new Wolftooth Components Singletrack Pogies (WCSP) back in November. That story featured a really nice video that Wolftooth put together. We’ve shared it again below because it highlights the unique features of this Gnomie Award winning accessory. You read that correctly, just last month, the (WCSP) won the Gnomie for the […]

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Product Spotlight – Ultimate Ears Roll

I love music. I usually have it playing most of the time from when I get up in the morning until the time I go to bed. Except when I ride. I hate riding with headphones. I’ve tried but whether it’s the sound of the woods or gravel under my tires, cutting off the outside […]

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Product Preview – Revelate Designs Wampak

We got our first look at an early prototype of the new Wampak, back in February 2015, during a visit to Revelate Designs headquarters in Anchorage. I thought the Wampak was a great idea that addressed cold weather hydration challenges, that anyone that’s ever tried to use a traditional hydration pack, in cold weather, is familiar with. Traditional hydration […]

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Enter Today – Win a Becker 40 Below Bag!

Weekly (Dose of Fat) Contest! Wanna win a Becker Sewing and Design 40 Below Bag? For the next 3 shows we’ll be awarding one lucky winner a week a fabulous becker sewing 40 below down tube bag. The first week we’re going to award the bag to the best photo from GFBD 2015. Tupper’s gonna look […]

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Product Spotlight – Wolftooth Singletrack Pogies

You may remember Brendan Moore from our coverage of the Fat Bike Birkie over the last few years. Brendan is one of the fastest racers in the Men’s elite fat-bike rodeo circuit! Brendan showed Sven and I these new Singletrack Pogies after Interbike and then shared this nice little video (above) that introduces the features of […]

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Becker Sewing and Design Beerpacking Bag

Bruce sent in this mini-review of the Becker Sewing and Design Beerpacking Bag for your perusal. Tupp Becker at Becker Sewing and Design recently began offering a new and unique bag to round out your bikepacking setup, dubbed the “Beerpacking Bag.” The Beerpacker takes advantage of the often unused real estate on the underside of the […]

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