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Tifosi Shutout Review – by Michael McColgan

        Recently Tio Gomez asked if the bigger two of my minions would be interested in trying out Tifosi’s youth sunglasses, the Shutout.  Since I’ve been relying on the sunglasses my kids get from their checkups at the dentist, this was perfect timing to see if it was time to spend a little cash on […]

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Ride Tested Jerseys from Mons Royale

A few years ago, the tech-wool-blend Mtb jersey came on the scene with a seductive feel next to the skin and all-conditions comfort. I’ve worn a Mons Royale mid-weight Merino wool base layer for the past few seasons and I liked it enough to purchase two summer-weight Mons Royale Jerseys that I’ll be sharing some […]

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Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe

Today we’re going to review the Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe – MSRP $159. Clipless bike shoes are one of the more ridiculously expensive bits of kit that vex the average hard-working person’s cycling budget. I regularly see prices on zapatos bicicletas that take a huge bite out of a thousand dollar bill. Some of the […]

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Machines for Freedom Key Short – by Thumbelena

As a relatively new company Machines for Freedom has been designing cycling apparel since 2014. Owner Jennifer Kriske launched the company from her living room using this statement as her guide: built on confidence, on freedom, and on a game-changing product that (*shocker*) actually worked the way riders’ need it to. Initially, their focus was […]

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Giro Supernatural Cycling Gloves

As soon as I read about these new gloves from Giro and Elastic Interface I wanted to give them a try. The Giro Supernatural Cycling Gloves are the first glove that utilizes a new seamless molded one-piece palm created by Elastic Interface. I’m familiar with Elastic Interface’s molded padding from wearing their chamois in Gore […]

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Shoulder Covers for Shoulder Season by Greg Gentle

Shoulder Covers for Shoulder Season There is nothing worse than being under dressed for a long day in the saddle.  It is often the defining factor whether you’re going to enjoy the day or not. Last month I presented you with a few options to keep your lower half high and dry during the shoulder […]

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Ride PANTS! by Greg Gentle

What Are You Wearing? Print Edition: Riding Pants It’s that time of year in the north country.  The snow is melting, the trails are (most likely) unrideable, and most roads are a messy soup of slush, salt, and grit.  While much of the snow is gone it’s March and that means we should expect one […]

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45NRTH Baklava Balaclava

We’ve been blessed with an extended visit from the Polar Vortex over the last ten days and I’ve been fortunate to have logged some time in temps below zero. That led me on a search for my trusty balaclava. I looked everywhere and came up empty. So I shopped around to see what I could […]

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Gorewear Winter Apparel Review

A couple of our crew wear Gore bibs and jerseys and this year, Greg Gentle and I are working together on a review of the new Winter line. We published a first look at the lineup here and I interviewed Amy Evans from GORE® WEAR here. I have to say that the new generation of fabrics […]

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Endura Hummvee Waterproof Socks II by Greg Gentle

Press Release: Endura Water Proof Sock II Endura is famous for their shorts. But they also make some of the best foul weather gear on the planet to keep riders warm and dry.  Endura’s recent addition to the Hummvee collection is the Water Proof Sock II.  Hummvee Waterproof II sock Highlights: 3 Layer construction for […]

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SURLY/45NRTH/Fat-Bike Teamwear Store is OPEN NOW!

The Wool Jersey There’s been a development in the printing of wool jerseys that allows the natural fabric that we all love to wear to be fully sublimated like jerseys made out of synthetics. We’ve teamed up with Hyperthreads and Chris Daisy Art & Design to create a line of Winter Cycling apparel. We’re hoping […]

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Bontrager Wavecel Helmet Review

I’ve been rocking a pair of Bontrager Wavecel Helmets for the last five months and I’m ready to share some thoughts after cruising around for a couple of thousand miles perched on a bunch of different saddles under the protection of these lids. The Fit The biggest factor that I look at, when I shop […]

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Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe by Greg Gentle

Bontrager Avert Adventure Shoe Bontrager has followed up on last season’s popular GRX Gravel Shoe with the Avert Adventure Shoe, an all new addition to their casual, all-rounder footwear line. Available in Trek Black and Sandstone, the $174.99 Avert features: Durable, weather resistant, and breathable CORDURA® and suede upper construction for all-day, everyday useHigh-traction reverse […]

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Showers Pass – Elements Jacket

Our Apparel Editor, Mr. Greg Gentle, sent over some details about the new Showers Pass Waterproof Elements Jacket that he’ll be testing in the coming autumn season. Buckle up buttercup… The fat-bike.com apparel category is about to shift into overdrive! SHOWERS PASS INTRODUCES THE WATERPROOF “ELEMENTS”  JACKET Portland, OR – Showers Pass today introduces the […]

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Endura Humvee Lite Shorts by Greg Gentle

Endura’s tag line is “We are built on baggies” so when I was sent a pair of their Humvee Lite mountain bike shorts to review my expectations were pretty high.  Endura has been in the bike clothing game for quite some time garnering a strong reputation for quality.  The Humvee line has been a stalwart […]

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Bontrager Adventure Wear Preview by Greg Gentle

Many of us are feeling trapped amidst growing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether you’re under a complete Stay-At-Home Directive, or a simply observing sensible social distance guidelines, this whole experience is pushing our capacity to stay positive.  Under normal circumstances this time of year I seek inspiration from the Spring classics like Strada-Bianche, […]

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Spring Glove Shootout

I’m a fan of full-fingered gloves all year round and when it comes to the gloves that I wear during early spring, I’ve traditionally gone to a softshell glove rated for around 40 degrees F. This would be the same glove that I wear inside of pogies for all but the coldest rides throughout the […]

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Old Man Winter Jacket & Pants from Bontrager

Our amigos from Bontrager (Sam & Alex) are grizzled veterans in the winter cyclist’s war with wind and weather. It has to have been three or four years ago Bontrager launched their Old Man Winter (OMW) line of cold weather cycling gear. This winter, I’ll be putting both the OMW Pants and Jacket through a […]

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SWRVE Kills with the Winter Shirt Jacket – by Greg Gentle

Sometimes something unexpected comes into your life that helps you rethink something.  For example, Nestle Quick replaced Bosco in my childhood home transforming chocolate milk forever.  And now, I have this shirt jacket from SWRVE that is helping me believe a company from Los Angeles can make something for winter that makes sense.  I know, […]

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Stio Apparel Review – by Greg Gentle

The kind folks at Stio shared a few products for us to preview for our “What to Wear” series here at Fat-Bike.com.  To be clear, there is no series called, “What to Wear”, but I might have to fix that.  The Stio brand is better known west of the Rockies for their mountain forward style […]

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Dip Something for the Holidays!

Thy Planetary Melon It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I have a large head but did you know that my ginormous noggin limits the available helmet choices to just a couple of brands. And those brands generally only offer one model in an XL. Plain White The brand that I’ve been […]

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45NRTH Introduces Updated Winter Cycling Boots

45NRTH has announced updates to its Wölvhammer and Wølfgar boots just in time for winter weather. Here’s the full news release from our friends at 45NRTH. Wölvhammer Wölvhammer has been redesigned from the sole up to deliver more functionality and warmth—all while weighing in as the lightest Wölvhammer we’ve ever made. The new Wölvhammer is designed for […]

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