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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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A salute to Athenas & Clydesdales

I’ve been looking for a way to express my thoughts about how popular culture looks at people with a BMI of 30 or more. I’ve always thought that we should look at the heavier cyclist the same way that we look at singlespeeders. So I’d just like to take this opportunity to say to everyone […]

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Bontrager Specter Helmet Review

Over the years I’ve owned lots of helmets –  Giro, Lazer, Bell, Specialized . . . I currently strap a Smith Overtake (gravel), Forefront (MTB), and Vantage (snow/cold) to my skull when venturing out on two wheels. I’ve been riding Smith helmets for several years now and I love the way the Smith helmets fit […]

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GORE Wear C7 Bib Shorts

When I was informed by Fat-Bike HQ that I’ll be reviewing a pair of bib shorts I was a little confused. Personally, I thought fat bikes and bib shorts didn’t go together as well as bullets and guns! However the new GORE Wear Vent C7 Bib Shorts soon put that thought out of my head. […]

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Kitsbow Wind Vest: First Look – by Greg Gentle

Next month I’m racing my bike across Michigan’s U.P. from Copper Harbor to Marquette on “enhanced” gravel roads.  It’s a 230-mile death march across the Keweenaw Peninsula and will require some special gear.  In fact, there’s a required gear list that includes a jacket or vest.  My NBFs at Kitsbow recently sent me a Wind […]

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Product Spotlight: Chamonix Collection Cycling Gear

  The Chamonix Collection is based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. It is described as, “A collection of affordable performance apparel and gear inspired by the vibrancy and personality of Chamonix, France.” They specialize in snowboards, snowboard apparel, and winter cycling apparel.  I recently received two pieces of  Chamonix Collection winter cycling-specific apparel. The first […]

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Product Spotlight: Mission Workshop Advanced Projects Seamless Baselayers

Mission Workshop Advanced Project: Seamless Base Layers (MWAP/SBL) [em-wap’-say-bul] are truly one of a kind, with their technological and futuristic appearance, paired with high-performance specifications. I had never heard of this San Francisco based bag and apparel manufacturer previous to when I was asked to test the MWAP/SBL. Mission Workshop is a company that strives to […]

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Product Spotlights: 45nrth Ragnarok boots and Torvald Jacket

  The seasons are changing, and 45nrth, recently released their new transition season gear. Included in this new transition gear are the Rangarok Reflective boots and Torvald Jacket. The Ragnarok Reflective Boots: The Ragnarok  Reflective Boots are designed to endure the cool and wet weather, that comes with the seasons shifting into fall. These water-resistant, moisture […]

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Lake MXZ 400 Out of the Box

A pair of Lake MXZ 400 boots, size 50 recently arrived on my doorstep. Many fat bikers are familiar with their MXZ 300 line (the current version is the MXZ 303) because it has been the go to winter cycling boot for as long as I can remember (well over a decade now). The MXZ […]

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2017 Fat-Bike Holiday Gift Guide

This year we polled the folks that write the reviews and produce the podcasts, that we publish here at fat dash bike dot com. It stands to reason, that they’re all experienced fat-bikers and our group has a wide variety of riding styles and habits, so I think what they may want….could be what you […]

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TASCO GLOVES/ SOCK COMBO PACK by K8

Ready, Get Set, BE BLOWN AWAY ! Be ready to be the fashion plate of fat biking! TASCO refers to their Double Digit mini kit as the perfect combination of coordinating gloves and socks. I would certainly concur.  Let us start out with colors…  These are well thought out. They look great in the parking […]

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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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Bontrager Apparel Product Spotlight: by K8

The Bontrager Old Man Winter Shoe: Very well thought out winter riding shoe. Retail $299.99 – OMW Shoe A high-performance inForm Tundra last fit opens up the toe box for thicker socks. Water resistant main zipper with 2-strap hook and loop closure system Vibram outsole for sure-footed traction and long-wearing durability Fleece-lined, removable inner bootie with 200g […]

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Showers Pass Torch Jacket

We gave tester Chris Zito a Showers Pass Torch Jacket to test a while back. Chris is an avid fat-biker and also a messenger riding daily and year ’round in Milwaukee so let’s check out his report on the Torch! I’m assuming that I was gifted this assignment because of the nature of my current […]

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The Weekly Dose of Fat Show #121 with National Champions Cole House and Ami Stuart

Show # 121 was recorded in the Cloud Factory Studios, where Tio Gomez was joined by Evan Larsson, Chris Daisy and features David Glover. This week’s Special Guests are the winners of the Pro Elite USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships, Ami Stuart & Cole House. Tonight’s Wardrobe was Provided by sPACYcLOUD Hemp Onesie Grab grandma’s […]

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Qloom Winter Apparel Review by K8

  Winter riding just got a little sweeter while dressed in Qloom’s Cayley Pant and Jacket. It’s as if someone who really knew their shiznitz from cycling, sailing and skiing and put it all together in one product line… oh wait they did !  Success ! Its sealed nice and sweet so the elements stay […]

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Twin Six Green Wednesday!

Just in time for the holidays Minneapolis company Twin-Six  is having a sale TODAY, Wednesday 11/23 on all of their gear with the idea that if you shop today you can ride your bike on Friday and escape the madness (and lines, and grandmas fist-fighting in the big-box stores)…doesn’t that sound nice? I would highly suggest […]

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