I decided that it was high time to get out and ride the Full Monty at Kettle. The Full Monty is a colloquialism for riding the Blue Loop at the John Muir Trail system to the Connector Trail to the Green Loop at the Emma Carlin Trail system. Then back to the connector and home […]
The Dose of Fat is Back!. About ten years ago we started to share news and reports from the front lines of bicycle sub-culture here at the fat dash bike dot com. The dose has transformed itself from a weekly blog to a podcast and then a different podcast that gave birth to spin-off podcasts […]
Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to rough it to get your bike-fun merit badge. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to go glamping or (gasp!) stay in a nice hotel and soak in the hot tub after a day in the saddle. I see a lot of press about riders […]
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 […]
Put yourself in the “way back machine”. Way back to 1997. You are 14 years old and on summer break. You ride to the bike shop every day to drool at the new Rock Shox Judy SL suspension forks. It was as if they were handed down from the mountain bike gods and will forever […]
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 […]
◄ 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 12th at the fabled Levis Trow Mountain Bike Trails! This is an event for all of the folks […]
I’ve been lusting after REEB’s Hooptie since it premiered a couple of years back. The Hooptie is a blend of a mid/long-travel hardtail along with a classic Klunker. After the editorial board gave the green light to launch Project Klunkedelic (this here series of articles), I contacted Tim at REEB to see if we could […]
I started planning for the Fat Fish Forty a couple of months back. I pinged mi amigos but a couple of dudes planned on hitting the Balls Ride that weekend and the others were otherwise disinclined. That’s the way she goes with things. Trying to get a bunch of bike rebels to commit to anything […]
Over the past year and a half, I’ve been dreaming about bike shenanigans, waiting for a time that we can start to gather together for a good bike party. With the new CDC recommendations for vaccinated people to be able to gather together, Adam Blake and I put together a little get-together with some close […]
Is the State Bicycle Co. Klunker the deal of the Summer? Somewhere back around 2015, I saw a story about the Asylum Hank that I ride today. I brought it up during one of our early Dose of Fat Podcasts and ordered one in early ’16. That bike gets as much attention as my fat […]
I’ve been on somewhat of a quest over the past five years to seek out the best frame bag for my Fatback Corvus FLT named Ten Beers. This is the fourth frame bag that I’ve fitted to this bike. The last two bags have featured precise bolt-on attachments that led me to upgrade. I thought […]
BikeTribe News – Do You Funduro? – Derby On!
Jim Thielen knows a thing or two about Arbor Day. Jim hails from Alberta Canada #treehugger What a crazy week! Arbor day, Four-Twenty, and something called Earth Day! In honor of all three holidays, we’ve decided to combine a Niche Bike News with a Fat-Tribe Funskis post and call it BikeTribe News. #biketribe Gravel Panaracer […]
Bruce Mathieson is back with a Fat Tuesday Video with a message and Shimano’s All Bodies on Bikes – Something that we support with all of our hearts!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Normally we feature the bike of one of our readers in a Reader’s Ride(s) column, but today we’re taking a look at a ride that Mark “Jake the Snake” Jacobson took last month that is visually stunning. We had featured Jake on Wallpaper Wednesday, and today he’s taking us for a ride in the High […]
The Danger Gnome Podcast welcomes Geo Kapitz and Jason Lowetz to the program to talk about the Snow Crown Race Series and the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. Tomak
We share reader’s photos from New Mexico, Minnesota, Belgium, Canada, Alaska and Idaho!
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 […]
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 […]
It’s August amigos! It’s almost time for the great gnome migration to begin and we’re smack dab, in the middle of them ‘dog days of summer’. Check out the Cedaero Dog Days of Summer Contest and you might win some cool stuff. We’ve got some photos from our readers to share today for your perusal. […]
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 […]
Cast in the mold of Global Fat-Bike Day the Fattest Day of the Year – aka the Summer Solstice has always been a great target for getting out and enjoying the very first moments of Summer (or Winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere). In the past few decades, mi amigos and I usually […]
Fat Bike Fun From Around the Globe!
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
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 […]
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 […]
Fresh Gallery with photos from our amigos con el Tribe de Fat!
Adam interviews the man behind Stillwater Oklahoma’s District Cycles and the Mid South Gravel Race, Bobby Wintle! Links District CyclesThe Mid South Gravel Race Come see Adam at World of Bikes
We’ve been fans of Old Man Fat Bike (Jens) for a long time now and we’ve featured a couple of his videos on FvT. After watching his newest release we talked and today we’re proud to Announce that Old Man Fat Bike is our official Fatbassador to the Ozarks! So you can look forward to […]
A couple of fun facts came to light in the interview with Heather and Corey Stelljes for the Danger Gnome Podcast Birkie Special. For instance, if you’d like to know about Corey’s bike set-up for his back to back wins at the Fat Bike Birkie or listen to what Heather thought about a full season […]
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 […]
News Release – April 1, 2020 – Rensselaer, Indiana Pelebong Bikes is proud to announce the first Pedal Assist All-Terrain Exercise System that combines cycling, legal marijuana, and video entertainment!- Now you can hit the trails and the bong harder than you’ve ever done before. All while staring at your strava, streaming humorous cat videos […]
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 […]
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 […]
2020 Saratoga Fat Bike Rally Feb 8, 2020, Saratoga Spa State Park, The Warming Hut Since 2015, humans of the Fat Bike tribe have descended upon a small state park in Saratoga every February for the mandatory fun and camaraderie known as the Saratoga Fat Bike Rally. The 6th version of the Rally saw more […]
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 […]
Join the Homer Cycling Club at the Big Fat Bike Festival and make it Epic!
I made a trip to what I like to call the belly of the beast, Schaumburg, Illinois, yesterday to browse groovy cycling wares at the CABDA Midwest Expo. CABDA has been around for a long, long time. Way back in the last century, the shop that I worked at (ABC Cyclery) used to prep and […]
Editor’s Note – we should probably try to set some parameters for what we’re referring to when we talk about a ‘legacy fat-bike’. Legacy fat-bikes usually have a drive train with more than one front chainring. They generally have quick-release skewers instead of thru-axles. They might have a fork with front axle spacing that is […]