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HED Made in MN Wheelset – Dirt Report

About ninety days ago, I took the HED Made in Minnesota wheels out of the box and shared a video that promised a full report about how they performed out in the field. I’ve spent the summer working as a bicicleta gaucho and while executing the regular business of daily bike life, I imagine that […]

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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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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 singlespeeder, you might recall Boone Titanium cogs and chainrings from days past… well, they’re back! Q) Welcome back to the […]

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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) of fat-bike tires. Lightweight wheels provide a similar feeling that you get when you go tubeless but, by my estimation, […]

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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 custom bar maker out of ABQ New Mexico. The man behind Doom is Keaton Haire and he’s agreed to share […]

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First Look – Revo Loop Tubes

I know that like many of you boys and girls out there in bikeland there’s a fat-bike in my care that still uses inner tubes. I run tubeless in most of my bikes but I still carry a tube with me on every ride (just in case). Today we’re going to take a look at […]

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Wren Bar & Stem Review

Back in June, we posted a ‘First Look’ about the Wren 350 Series Bar and Crazy Lightweight Stem that’s been bolted to the Steer Tube of my fat-bike, and today I’m going to share my thoughts on how all that worked out. If you’d like to see just how light these Wren components are, just […]

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Teravail Rutland Review – By Andy Amstutz

I suppose I could have decided to go about writing this review in a Scooby-Doo type style, which would have been the road our favorite website curator may have gone.  It would have started with something like, “Rut-Row Raggy…these Teravail Rutland tires are rad rad rad”, but that wouldn’t be my style and I wouldn’t […]

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First Look – Wren Sports Bar & Stem

A couple of weeks ago, I bolted a new joystick onto my Fatback Corvus FLT carbon fat-bike that some of you might know as Ten Beers. Joystick is an interesting bit of gnomenclature from the early days of gaming. A stick that creates joy! In this case, the joystick, in question translates to what most […]

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Platform Pedal Shootout

Platform Pedals are ubiquitous to the fat-bike scene. When I started riding fat-bikes, I ditched the spd pedals that I’d ridden for years and enjoyed the foot loose and fancy free platform pedal cycling lifestyle from there forward. I still run spuds on some of my bikes, but I run platforms on just as many, […]

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(bikenerd) 29+ Wheelset – RaceFace AC 35 Rims, DT Comp Spokes & White Industries M16 Hubs

If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]

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Niche Bike News – Klunkers – Gravel – Wide Drops – Birds – Film – Contest

Simple #klunkybuttsauce If you wanna know the truth behind the core motivation behind this new NBN series, then you need to look no farther than the bicycle in the photo above. Do you klunk? Are you at least klunk curious? I’ve been a fan of curved tubed bikes like this since I was a kid […]

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Niche Bike News – The Moment – Sram AXS – Terevail Tires – Surly Home Delivery – Global (online) Bike Festival – CONTEST!

Red Bull created a documentary film about the origins of Freeride MTB with interviews with Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, and Brett Tippe. The trailer is above and a link to the full-length film is below. I went down this rabbit hole and I was glad that I did! https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/films/the-moment?fbclid=IwAR3enabBhb4kqfBnqfhiZT-MCR6kym4raUY98RNW0jWa8afERzoZPwl_rgE Sram AXS SRAM’s AXS Web Ride […]

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Fatback Big Su 27.5 Wheelset

We’re field testing a pair of solid, lightweight Big Su 27.5 wheels from our amigos at Fatback Bikes up in Alaska. We tested and reviewed the 26″ version of Fatback’s Big Su Wheels back in 2018. You can read how they performed here. The twenty-six inch set of big su’s received high scores so when […]

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45NRTH Wrathlorde Update

I wanted to post an update about these 45NRTH Wrathlorde 26 x 4.2 studded tires. We initially mounted these bad boys on a set of 100mm rims and published a report here. We read some of your interesting comments about the Wrathlordes on our social media feed. One cat said we had created a very […]

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Cantu Rumble 27.5” Fat Bike Wheels Initial Review – by Adam Blake

 “Its totally a thing.”… generally that is my response when people approach me about carbon rims on a fat-bike and their viability.  A lot of people immediately focus on weight savings in carbon vs aluminum rims, but with companies removing material from aluminum rims, and utilizing single wall designs, the weight savings from a reasonable […]

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First Look – 45NRTH Wrathlorde 26×4.2 Tire

Last week, just as I was leaving to go to the Funduro down in Illinois, our set of 45NRTH Wrathlordes was delivered. This is the most exciting new set of tires that I’ve laid eyes on since say…the Johnny Fives last winter. The Wrathlordes sport 300 concave studs per tire with an aggressive tread pattern […]

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