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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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Ogwen Revisited

A few weeks back I had my first bout of sciatica which had me bail my bikepacking ride. I posted about it here: https://fat-bike.com/2021/08/bad-back-bikepacking/ I honestly thought I’d be out of action for quite some time as the days following were very painful. However, after getting some meds from the Drs, I was soon moving […]

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Bad back bikepacking!

We all love making plans and love it even more when they work out for the good. However sometimes things don’t go as planned and that’s a real bummer! Last weekend saw me have a couple of spare days to go out bikepacking in some fine weather here in Snowdonia. I had a route in […]

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Slate bivvy

I’ve had a busy few weeks getting some fine riding in and a few bivvies to make up for what I’ve missed doing the past few months. One of those bivvies was in my favourite place of Cwm Eigiau. Back in late March I posted a video https://fat-bike.com/2021/03/85-days/ of me checking out future over night […]

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Revelate Nano Panniers

Revelate Nano Pannier Bikepacking has evolved over recent years from using panniers to strapping bags to various places on your bike. Panniers are still used but it’s mostly for touring as you can get away with filling them up and not worry too much about the weight. With that, there was a gap, a pannier […]

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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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Blackburn Outpost Bag Review

I’ve been running a set of these Blackburn bags this spring on our Framed Basswood groadie test-bike. Blackburn sent us four of these soldiers, so we gave a couple of them away in a contest. John Lackey (2015 ITI-350 Champ) won the other pair. This is what he had to say after he won. “Got […]

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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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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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UK Packrafting Meet Up

John ‘Climber’, one of Fat-bike,com’s friends decided it would be a great idea to get people who are packraft curious together in North Wales, UK. Luckily for me the venue was just a 1 hour drive away which was on the shores of Bala lake. However the attraction of trying out packrafts attracted people from […]

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Bikepacking Laggan Loch Ossian to Loch Treig via Corrour Bikepacking Laggan Loch Ossian to Loch Treig via Corrour – by Illya Rudkin

Bikepacking like other similar pursuits is  I think you would agree about the adventure and what you may hope to find. Like with most bikepacking trips I have prepared for I scope out a plausible route while trying to second guess the terrain, the quality of the track (for excitement) along with the kind of […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fraser Island

Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world’s largest sand island, encompassing seventy-one square miles. Our amigo Eckart Altenkamp clued our staff and readers into just how beautiful Fraser Island call look through a camera lens with his Wallpaper Wednesday Series, but this isn’t Wednesday. This is Fat Video Tuesday! So here’s a […]

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JayP’s 200k Fat Pursuit- Challenging Ourselves Through Sun, Snow, and Wind

On January 4th and 5th, this year, Jay Petervary hosted the 200 mile and 200k Fat Pursuit events, in Island Park, Idaho. We are very familiar with this event. Bryon participated in the event last year and I volunteered at the West Yellowstone Checkpoint. Jay is our neighbor and we try to get out and […]

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Fat News – Revelate Releases Fork Mounted Polecat and Overhauls Flagship Seat Bag

News Release from our friends at Revelate Designs Anchorage, Alaska, January 23, 2019 – Constantly innovating and improving, Revelate Designs pushes forward with the release of the Polecat, a unique drybag built for use in large volume cargo cages, and the Terrapin System 14L, a full redesign of their flagship seat bag. “Cargo cages have […]

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