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Hidden Groadie Gadgets from Close the Gap

Ahhhhh the Dutch! They invented the ‘Dutch Reach’ and have developed an incredibly vibrant cycling culture. A new (to us) Dutch component company called Close the Gap sent us a couple of their ‘hidden’ accessories to check out and share. I bolted them onto our Framed Basswood Groadie test bike and today we’re ready for […]

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Niche Bike News – Ritchey Outback V2 – Kindernay IGH – Tifosi Sledge – New Moots – Wolftooth Gold – Silca Super Secret Lube – Pirelli Tires – Stashers Contest Winners

Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]

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Stashers Bag Review by Andy Amstutz

Bags…Bags…get ya bags here.  I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes.  What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]

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Cedaero Top Tube Pack Review by Dustin Marsh

Cedaero Tank Top Bolt-on Pack final thoughts I always carry too much stuff on my rides. A full-frame pack just doesn’t cut it some days. When I ordered my custom frame pack from Cedaero Bags, I had them sew up a Tank Top Pack to match. I’ll consider them as enablers for my pack-rat ways. […]

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Steadyrack Fat Rack Review

As owner of a new garage (and house), I’ve been trying to sort out the bike storage situation.  I figured I should get it right the first time instead of the hodgepodge that inevitably comes to the surface.  In the past, I’ve used the ubiquitous garage utility hooks, Gladiator bike hooks, and Delta Cycles hanger.  […]

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1Up USA Rak Attach

Our neighbors and amigos at 1Up USA over in Dickyville Wisconsin manufacture an accessory for their excellent hitch racks called the Rak Attach that allows the fully loaded rack to pivot ninety degrees and lock into position so you can gain unfettered access to the back of your vehicle. (photo below) The Rak Attach is […]

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Rack Stash by 1UpUSA

The 1UpUSA Rack systems are are some of the best options for getting your bike to where you want to ride it, but what do you do with your rack when you’re not bringing your bike?  Do you set it on the floor?  Do you clear out shelf space?  Do you just lean it up […]

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Wahoo Elemnt Roam Review

I’ve been using a Wahoo Element Roam GPS Cycling computer for the last 110 rides. We published an initial story about how the first phase of the Roam test went. Even though we were only at the beginning, it was clear that an old dog can learn new tricks! The Roam is as easy as […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas – by Greg Gentle

Last Minute Gift Ideas for That Buddy or Loved One  You know you blew it.  It’s now the week before Christmas and you have a handful of gifts to pickup and your back is against the wall.  But you’re cool and collected. You’re not sweating it because you know you’ve got your friends at Fat-Bike.com […]

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Tifosi Alliant & Slice Review

I’m old enough to have owned a pair of Oakley Factory Pilots. They were red to match my 1986 Specialized Rockhopper. We all wore them because Greg Lemond wore them and he won the TdF. In the years between then and now, I’ve sunk thousands of dollars into high-end fashionable cycling eye protection (sunglasses). I’d […]

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Product Spotlight – Click Stand

When I was out in Washington last month, my main man Randy Pulk had one of these and as soon as I saw the Click Stand in action, I knew that I’d be ordering one. Randy had bought his Click Stand for bikepacking in high open ‘sagebrush’ trips that don’t have trees to lean your […]

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Bontrager Adventure Bag Review

I met with the folks at Bontrager at the Sea Otter Classic earlier this Spring to talk about what they had in the pipeline for 2019. One of the products that piqued my interest was the promise of Bontrager coming out with their own line of adventure bags. Some time passed and somewhere near the […]

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1 Up-USA Equip-D Rack Review

(L) – 1Up-USA Equip-D Rack (R) – 1Up-USA Heavy Duty 2″ Rack I’ve been testing a 1UP-USA Equip-D Beta Hitch Rack for the last six months along with a couple of dozen other consumers and industry folks. I’ve been a 1 Up-USA Rack owner for quite a few years and I’ve been involved with fat-bike.com’s […]

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Revelate Designs Releases Micro-Sized Shrew Seat Bag

News release from our amigos at Revelate Designs Anchorage, Alaska – With roots in camping centric mountain biking adventures, Revelate Designs diversifies their line up with the Shrew, their smallest seat bag ever built for long days on gravel, singletrack, or utilizing the dead under your seat space while using a rack. The Shrew is […]

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Revelate Designs & Apidura Fork Bag Shootout

We spotlighted two new fork bags from our amigos at Revelate Designs and Apidura this Spring and I’ve been testing them ‘side by side’ on both the Trek 1120 that we have in for review and my Fatback Aluminum bike (named Otis) mounted to King Many Things cages. It’s been a great cycling year for […]

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Doc’s Skincare Chamois Cream

The more that you ride the more you need a little tender loving care for certain areas of the body that experience higher friction during the natural biomechanical process of bicycling. Whether you call it grundle butter, crease grease, gootch balm or chamois cream this ointment can literally save your ass on a four day […]

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FBJ Creations Custom Frame Bag

Today’s product spotlight takes us on a journey to Island Park Idaho to talk about a relatively new bag company called FBJ Creations. Some of you may be familiar with them because FBJ Creations is run by none other than Bryon Vordermann, Fat Bike Jesus his own bad self (as mi amigo Russel T. Jobs […]

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Tifosi Swank Review – by Braven

Last winter I bought a pair of (my favorite color – ORANGE!) Tifosisunglasses from Chris at Zion Cyclery after a big group beach ride. They were only $25 and really nice. So when Gomez asked me if I wanted to review a pair of Tifosi’s Swank SL sunglasses, I was like…Sure! I’ve been wearing a […]

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Fat News – Revelate Releases Fork Mounted Polecat and Overhauls Flagship Seat Bag

News Release from our friends at Revelate Designs Anchorage, Alaska, January 23, 2019 – Constantly innovating and improving, Revelate Designs pushes forward with the release of the Polecat, a unique drybag built for use in large volume cargo cages, and the Terrapin System 14L, a full redesign of their flagship seat bag. “Cargo cages have […]

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Henty Enduro 2.0 Backpack

    Who’s Henty?  That was my first question too.  Founded in Tasmania, Australia, (yeah, that’s a real place) Henty started out making suit and garment bags for business clothes.  They’ve been adding different versions of these bags and have a line of bags and packs specifically designed for active commuting. The Enduro was launched […]

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900 miles through Alaska: Part 2 Anchorage to Cantwell

Our family spent 3 weeks biking 900 miles in Alaska. This is the second part of three parts describing our journey. Click here to read Part One. Our adventures of fat biking through Alaska began in the city of Anchorage. Anchorage is a typical metropolitan area. There are tall buildings, lots of traffic, and plenty of […]

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Green Guru Tubular Insulated Can Sleeve and Sixer 6-pack Insulated Top Tube Holder Review

I’ve been using Green Guru Gear for a few years now and believe in their Made in Colorado (USA), upcycle/recycle philosophy. Before Davidson, the head honcho at Green Guru, contacted me about checking out their Tubular Insulated Can Sleeve and Sixer 6-pack Insulated Top Tube Holder, I had plenty of experience with the various pouches […]

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