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UP Field Trip – Bearclaw Bikes TŌWMAK

The second leg of my recent trip to the Upper Penninsula of Michigan took me to the east side and the tiny hamlet of Moran, home of Bearclaw Bikes. Moran is near the gateway to the Eastern UP not too far from Mackinac Island Ferry but far enough away to fly completely under the radar […]

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Klunkedekic Video Tuesday

Sunshine and klunky Tuesdays amigos! Does anybody else have Spring Fever? Today’s clip really got my blood going with the story of how the Crested Butte Pearl Pass tour all got started. Do you have an old mountain bike or klunker in the shed? Here’s an event in Osage Iowa that just popped up on […]

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2022 Sea Otter Classic Bike Expo (Part 3)

We’re back with Part 3 of our coverage of the 2022 Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental. The bike industry came out of hiding and brought out all of the new toys for all of the girls and boys! #alicecooper Surly Bicycles wove themselves into a new taller tent during the pandemic. They […]

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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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Spring Thaw and Mud Season

The transition from winter to spring is underway and our trails will be experiencing freeze-thaw cycles until the frost is out of the ground. This means checking trail conditions will be more important during the transition between frozen and completely thawed. In the big whiskey, we call it mud season and it usually starts in […]

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Dose of Fat – Prime Winter Race Season – 2022!

Here we are in Prime-Time Winter Race Season 2022 (the year of the Double Duece. It’s the final weekend of January and Fat Bike Worlds starts today in New Richmond Wisconsin. I’ll be headed out there to see what it’s all about! February is chocked full of interesting and exciting events. You can check out […]

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Disc Brake Flip Flop

In the early days of fat bike development, complete bikes came spec’d with mechanical disc brakes. It was my understanding that the story behind that was hydraulic disc brakes were unreliable at arctic temperatures. I rarely get the opportunity to ride in true arctic temperatures, so when I built my Corvus, I chose a pair […]

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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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Levis Mound Fat Tire Festival

If you want to be guaranteed a shirt you should probably go ahead and pre-register. Pre-registration is open until 8/20/21 ◄ Bringing Derby Back to Levis Mounds! ► September 10th thru 12th – 2021 In the tradition of the bike festival formerly know as Gnomefest comes the Levis Mound Fat-Tire Festival set for September 10th thru the […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) Adam Blake’s Salsa Beargrease aka Buzz Lightyear

The Details Bicycle Base: Salsa Beargrease 2019 GX style with Kingpin Deluxe fork Hbar: Whisky 31.8 750mm width Stem: Paul Boxcar 90mm up from the stock 70 length, and in SUPER RAD PURPLE Grips: Wolftooth Fatpaw grips Brakes: Sram Guide RS with Centerline-X 180/160 rotors Shifter: Sram GX 12sp Seatpost: SDG Tellis when running a […]

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Da Crusher 40 EX Race Report – by JP Syverud

Todd Poquette is at it again. He loves creating super hard races in the most secluded spots in the UP of Michigan, changing the course every year. This year he outdid himself. His goal, for participants of the 40-mile event, was to experience Mosquito Gulch. Mosquito Gulch is a long stretch of nasty boulders. There […]

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Rider Profile – Damian Drobyk

Damian Drobyk is a paramedic from Poland. He’s ridden his bike and traveled across six continents (66 countries). His expeditions have covered 100,000 kilometers and he’s climbed over 1,000,000 meters. The highest elevation that he’s reached was when he rode over the 5805m Uturuncu volcano in Bolivia during a six-month trip through South America. Damian […]

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Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday!

photo by Ed Newman Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras. Carnivale. Shrove Tuesday. International Pancake Day. It doesn’t matter which name that you prefer,  tomorrow is a great day to enjoy a ride and perhaps a beverage or two. Fat Tuesday is the middle-child of the triple crown of fat-bike holidays so here’s a pretty solid plan […]

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Fat-Tribe Funskis

We’re back with another Faturday morning post featuring photos from our readers from all over the place. Let’s get right to it! My friend, David Tinnes, suggested I submit some pics to your site. Yesterday’s ride was quite glorious. After work, I went for a solo ride through two local parks. I expected to only […]

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Fat Tribe Faturday

Our readers generously share their fat-bike fun with us in so many different channels from all over the globe. Today we’re sharing a few of the ones from the last little bit. Our friends Ronsta & Beth frequently win facebook with their adventures. I asked if I could post this shot to break the internet […]

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Gnomeproof Gadgets – Noxgear 39g Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

Three generations of Bluetooth Speakers – L-R Boombotix OG, Noxgear 39g & Boombotix Mini Hi, my nombre esta es Gomez and I’m a gadgetaholic. I’m especially addicted to gadgets that play music. I remember all the way back to the 1960’s, when I was just a kid, we would listen to WLS (a Chicago top […]

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Fat Tribe Friday – GFBD 2020 – Positive Vibrations

It’s pert near fall so that means that it’s time to think about the OG of fat-bike holidays – Global Fat-Bike Day. As we’re all aware, this year is fraught with pandemic concerns and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to come up with a plan that addresses everyone’s concerns. I have […]

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Fattest Day Ride – Pagan Bike Chicanery at Levis

Shortly after launching the #fattestdayride celebration, I started to think about what I should do to celebrate the Solstice. I thought that a pagan weekend of bike chicanery at Levis sounded like a good plan for what mi amigo, Erv Spanks reminded me is the third fat-bike holiday on the calendar. I somehow managed to […]

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