Components

First Look – AEKO – ZIRCULUM 90 Wheelset

AEKO is an Italian Bicycle company founded by Paolo Azzolini. They make some pretty incredible bikes and Paolo was an early adopter of fat bikes in Italy. The Zirculum carbon rims caught my attention several years back and every now and then, Paolo and I would trade emails about how things were going. We talked about reviewing a set of their wheels but it didn’t work out for quite a few years. Late in 2022 Paolo emailed me and said that he was sending us a set of wheels to test. We worked out the spec’s that would ensure that they fit on my bike Ten Beers (and most modern fat bikes with thru axels) and last week, the Italian Postal Service shook hands with the US Postal Service and delivered a rather large (and moderately battered) wheel box to our door. […]

Accessories

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 […]

Components

PNW Coast Drop Bars

Wide Drops are a reality today. Like many of you out there, I lived through a few decades of riding 440mm wide bars because they were the widest drop bars that were available at the […]

B-Fat (27.5 Fat)

One Year with a HED Made in MN Wheelset

One year ago I unboxed a set of super-light wheels from three Minnesota companies that are collaborating together to create the HED Made in MN Wheelset. At nineteen hundred and seventy-three grams, I declared them […]

Accessories

Reserve Fillmore Valve Field Test

I’ve been running some new Fillmore tubeless valves since Sea Otter and today’s post is about sharing a report on how these valves deliver on their claimed benefits. The video at the top of the […]

Bike Black Ribbon

Dose of Fat – March ’22

The calendar says that it’s Spring but Winter isn’t over until the fat-bike sings. The Dose of Fat is back with a look at what’s going on in the fat-bike.com test bunker and what our […]

Bike Black Ribbon

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 […]

Accessories

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 […]

Components

Boone Technologies Cogs and Cranks

I had the opportunity to chat with Bruce Boone the founder of Boone Technologies recently and we talked about his bike bling that I’d been drooling over in my Instagram feed. If you’re an old […]

B-Fat (27.5 Fat)

Fatback Big Su Carbon Wheel Review

A quality Carbon Fiber Wheelset can significantly improve the ride feel of a fat-bike. Reducing rotational mass on a fat-bike is more important than say on a road bike because of the size (and weight) […]

Components

Klunkedelic – Doom Bars

Welcome back to Klunkedelic! This week we’ve got some bars that most definitely contain some klunk-DNA, but have huge cross-over to other bike niches like enduro, fat, mtb, and backpacking. Doom Bars is a small […]