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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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Fat Tribe Friday! New Hampshire – California – Massachusetts – Michigan – Colorado – Wisconsin – Alabama

Fat-Tribe Friday is back with a coast to coast – North, East, South & West – all across the US representation of fun on bikes! Bob Bernoth is a fan of our Podcasts from New Hampshire. Dudley also hails from the Granite State and he sent us some pretty hilarious stuff along with this shot […]

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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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Niche Bike News – US Open – USA Cycling – Old Man Mountain – Rocky Mtn/RaceFace Enduro Team

Due to the current state of Pandemic and numerous closures and in an abundace of precaution the 2020 race has been cancelled.      We are working on dates for the 2021 event and will make an announcement as soon as we lock it down.  When the date is decided (it is tidal dependant and […]

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Artist Profile – Garret Olson – by JP Syverud

Editor’s Note – Garret Olson gets the Artist Profile treatment today from Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot – JP Syverud. Garret is no stranger to the Fat-Bike department of stickers and decals. Before we take a look at JP’s artistic experiment, let’s visit some of Garret’s talented artistic expressions that we’ve turned into stickers. Toast […]

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The Real Fat Tuesday

Dr. John – Iko Iko – spurred a thought in my imagination that could possibly address the rumblings that folks from around the interwebs share with us about the timing of Global Fat Bike Day and the dicey conditions that early December can sometimes present. Fat Tuesday is the perfect new International Fat-Bike Holiday! Two […]

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