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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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New 45NRTH Wrathlorde & Vanhelga Tires

45NRTH has introduced two new fat bike tires for winter riding the Wrathlorde and the Vanhelga. Here’s the full rundown from 45NRTH! Wrathlorde 26 Wrathlorde is our all-new fat bike tire for hitting the sketchiest trails you can find this winter. Wrathlorde’s 300 studs—more than any other tire in the 45NRTH lineup—deliver unparalleled grip on […]

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Surly SunRise Bar

A little over a year ago, I switched the bars on my 29+ Surly Krampus from a low riser mountain bike handlebar to a set of Jones Loop Bars. The long-term net result was that I grew to marginally dislike riding that bike. This is the same bike that I had raved about in a […]

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Surly Terminal Bar – By Spinner

Let’s be honest here, Surly is trying a few new things that you might not have expected.  Sure, they’re usually one of the first to get weird when compared to other companies in the bike industry when they introduced fat bikes, fatter bikes, 29+ bikes and fat cargo bikes but it appears they’re willing to […]

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Otis gets a 2×9 to 1×11 Conversion

  I got this crazy idea to upgrade the drivetrain on my legacy fat-bike Otis from a 2×9 Shimano/Microshift set-up to a Box 1×11 with a 30 Tooth Wolftooth Oval chairing and Camo/Direct Mount spider. Let me begin by saying that it’s not our intention to disparage our long-time amigo ‘the front derailleur’ or the folks […]

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Fatback Sweet 16 H-Bar First Impressions

Fatback sent us a set of their new Sweet 16 carbon bars in December. I was honestly pretty skeptical about the prospects of this new bar’s 16-degree sweep improving the fit or comfort of the Fatback carbon riser bar that came with my Corvus FLT, Ten Beers because I felt pretty comfortable riding Ten Beers. […]

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Fatback Big Su Review

  Back in September, we spotlighted the Fatback Big Su Wheelset and after a couple months of gnome roping, we’re back with a full review. I’ve been running the Big Su’s on my ‘murdered out’ Fatback Corvus FLT – [code name: ten beers] with a set of Schwalbe 26×4.0 Jumbo Jims (tubeless). I took a […]

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Teravail Coronado 26 x 4.0 final thoughts – By Seth Bell

Howdy campers. You may remember that back in May (holy smokes, how is it already almost October?!) we received a pair of Teravail’s Light and Supple Coronado tires for testing. If you missed the initial review, check the link here: https://fat-bike.com/2018/06/teravail-coronado-26-x-4-0-review-by-seth-bell/ After riding the Coronados over the Summer, we’re here with a final review and score. […]

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Borealis Carbondale 27.5 x 50mm – Maxxis FBR/FBF (Plus/Fat) Wheel Review

“What my fat-bike did on summer vacation” Back in April, we published a comparison of 4 sets of wheels (Two 26″ & Two 27.5″ options) with the goal of demystifying how 27.5″ rims and tires compare with their 26″ counterparts. I was especially interested in learning how tall each of the four wheelsets measured along […]

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Drop Bars Not Bombs By JP & Seth Bell

Editor’s Note: We solicited ideas from the ranks of the bike black ribbon test pilots and we’ve posted quite a few of their suggested topics here over the last couple of months. We actually had two of our testers step up to the plate to explain how to set your regular normal fat-bike up with […]

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Comparison of Four 29×2.6″ Tires

If you follow bike media you will know that at one point not that long ago 2.8-3″ plus tires were the greatest thing ever. Now the talk is that they are too squishy and vague but 2.6″ tires are the goldilocks size, splitting the difference between traditional MTB tires and “full” plus tires. Personally, 2.6″ […]

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Experiment – Jones Loop Bars

I know that bars like the Jones loop have been around for a long time, but I had never really given one a chance. I ride flat or low rise bars with 9/10 degree sweep for fat/mountain biking, but my current routine includes a lot of asphalt, gravel, and dirt. I live on the Glacial […]

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DMR Lacon Vault Platform Pedals by Kitty

Originally these pedals were bought for a cruiser bike with ‘old-school’ slippery sneaker pedals. Hey, they matched the look of the bike! Just trying to accessorize.  Anyway, they didn’t fit, so I put them on my favorite fat bike instead.  Turns out the fatty is way more worthy of this pedal adornment level. (Don’t underestimate […]

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Esker Pedal Review by Ronsta

Esker Pedals by Framed Bikes One of the great things about bicycles is freedom. Freedom to go wherever you want under your own power. For some that means going wherever you want, whenever you want, wearing whatever you want. Wanna ride the beach in your sandals and swimwear? Go for it. Breaking trail in the […]

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iSSi Stomp XL Review

ISSI Stomp XL Pedal Review The iSSi Stomp XL pedal landed here in Wales from their HQ in Minneapolis. The Stomp XL is their first attempt at a platform pedal and first impressions are they look and feel great. They are available in four different colours from black, plum, lime and blue. The platform is […]

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2018 Sea Otter Classic – Special Report

In addition to hosting every denomination of bicycle racing, the 2018 Sea Otter Classic has become the best bicycle industry trade show in these United States. Even the corporate giants of the industry come out and show their wares and simultaneously support their race teams. Along with the big boys, the Sea Otter expo area features […]

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