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2022 Fat Biker’s Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the Fat-Bike.com Holiday Gift Guide with something for everyone that has a fat bike enthusiast on their holiday shopping list. This year, we surveyed our Bike Black Ribbon Society brain-trust for what they’d like to see under the tree and researched diverse and creative gifting solutions for months on end. We started working on […]

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45NRTH Unveils the New Naughtvind Winter Apparel Collection

NAUGHTVIND COLLECTION FEATURES & BENEFITS: Naughtvind Bibs are a cozy layer for riding and training in everything from chilly weather to extreme cold (when paired with our Naughtvind Pants). The Naughtvind Bibs are made of a wind-, water-, and abrasion-resistant fabric lined with thermal fleece to retain body heat. A breathable mesh back helps vent excess […]

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Showers Pass-Leading the Shift to Sustainability – by Greg Gentle

The Green Movement is making headways in the apparel industry pushing manufacturers to consider their carbon footprint. The environmental cost of looking good is catching up. A 2021 report by the Environmental Protection Agency reports that the clothing industry contributes a staggering 17 million tons of textile waste every year. That same report identified textile […]

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ABUS MoDrop Helmet

I’ve been using the ABUS Modrop helmet for about 3 months now and here’s my take on it. Firstly, I think this helmet looks pretty cool and with that it does keep you cool with the 14 vents dotted around the wonderfully manufactured lid. The front 3 vents feature a protective netting so as to […]

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Endura Humvee Flat Pedal Shoe Review

Endura has established itself in the MTB apparel arena and has become a staple for riders that embrace baggy shorts. I’ve worn a pair of 3/4 length Endura Humvee manpree pants that might be twenty years old. This spring, while walking the aisles at Sea Otter, I spied a pair of shoes I just HAD […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection

Gorewear announced their Trail Collection last Spring and a couple of our crew have been wearing some of the components during recess*. Jeff Price recently reviewed the TrailKPR Gloves. Back in May, we published a report about how much I’ve been enjoying the Lupra Jacket. Today, we’re back with a review of what I’d call […]

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Brand Alert! Maloja Clothing Company

The upper middle west is commonly known as a “fly-over” region for residents of the east and west coasts. While I take umbrage to this term, I do know we are often overlooked by companies and movie stars as a destination. For that reason, I was happy when Maloja Clothing Company reached out to see […]

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Gore Trail KPR Gloves

Lovely Glovely I’ve been using these gloves for a few weeks now, both on the fat bike and on the commuter gravel bike. The Gore Trail KPR gloves are designed to be a robust but lightweight summer glove. Gore says that “Trail gloves have multiple needs: they should be lightweight, offer grip and tactility while […]

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Gorewear Trail Collection Lupra Jacket

March in Wisconsin is not for the meek. Is seems as though thirty-eight degrees and snaining with fifteen mile an hour winds (gusting to forty) is on the menu most of the time. Spring usually teases us with a few sunny days where the mercury may get above sixty but it snows just about every […]

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Brands We Love-Kora Outdoor By Greg Gentle & Gomez

Few brands tell a better story than Kora Outdoor. Kora is the Tibetan word for a pilgrim’s circumambulation of a sacred mountain. The company’s owner started his journey to build Kora after spending time with Tibetan nomadic yak herders. He was struck by the incredible warmth and softness of the wool. In 2013, following years […]

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2022 Sea Otter Bike Expo (Part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. Let’s get right back to the parade of cool bike schwag. Our friends from Corvus Cycles made the trip down the coast to Sea Otter to show their wares. I got to ride the new Ti […]

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2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Expo (Part 1)

The 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental was last week. Racers, fans, and our favorite brands gathered at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California! I walked the aisles of the expo to bring you the latest and greatest products coming to the US market from all of the best companies. It […]

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Neos Navigator Overboots Field Test

Just before the pandemic, I was up in Alaska and I got the opportunity to ride out to the Knick Glacier with Christina Grande from Alaska Bike Adventures. During the ride, Christina wore a pair of Neos overboots with some running shoes inside. It was a cold ride. Cold enough for expedition weight pogies. We […]

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How To: Winterize your Bike Helmet

We’re right in the transition period between late autumn and early winter, so I found myself seeking the best way to keep my head warm and still continue to wear a helmet. It seems a pretty simple thing to do, however, I’ve found it difficult to find a helmet/hat combination that can perform as well […]

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Brands We Love – Donkey Label

Brands We Love Episode 1: Donkey Label The team at Fat-bike.com has the pleasure of working with some amazing people making amazing products to help us keep the rubber side down.  I thought it was time we give a shout-out to brands that are making an impact not only through their products, but through their […]

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New Bontrager Circuit WaveCel Helmet

Back in September, Bontrager sent us a new WaveCel version of their Circuit Helmet along with a set of front and rear rechargeable daytime blinky lights. The Circuit helmet is designed with Blendr magnetic mounts for lights or camera accessories. Included in the package was a Bontrager NeoVisor, which attaches to the helmet with velcro. […]

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45NRTH Introduces New Cycling Handwear

Draugenklaw Drop-bar Pogies           Draugenklaw Suggested Temperature Range: 15°F (-9°C) to 35°F (2°C) Draugenklaw Drop-Bar Pogies keep your hands warm and dry and allow for full use of brake and integrated shift levers on cold commutes, training rides, race days, and touring in uncertain weather. Weather-resistant softshell fabric on the outside defends against wind and […]

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Shimano SH-XC9 S-PHYRE Cycling Shoe

I recently replaced my favorite clipless riding shoes after discovering how much they had deformed over the years. I read an article about how worn cleats could cause knee issues and after looking into it further with some advice from a couple of friends that are bike fitters, I bought a pair of disco silver […]

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CABDA Midwest Report

It’s been a long time since I’ve walked the floors of a convention center filled with the latest and greatest products from the bicycle industry, but earlier this week, I laced up a pair of comfortable shoes and drove down to Schaumburg, Illinois to explore the aisles of the CABDA show. CABDA isn’t open to […]

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Outdoor Retailer 2021

Sometimes being the Front Range Chief Correspondent for Fat-Bike.com has its perks and the day Gomez asked if I wanted to go to the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver last week was one of those days.  I mean, who doesn’t want to walk about and look at a bunch of gear?!  Outdoor Retailer (or OR) […]

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icebreaker Women’s Cool-Lite™ Merino Sphere Short Sleeve Low Crewe T-Shirt – by Thumbelena

icebreaker was founded in 1995 by Jeremy Moon with the philosophy that nature has the solution. He wanted to provide natural performance apparel to create a more sustainable future for our species and the planet.  From developing new materials like their Merinoloft(duck down alternative) to using vegetable-based ink to releasing a transparency report that publicly […]

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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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