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Lauf Carbonara Review by Kevin Breitenbach

  So I’ve got to start this review with an admission of guilt, I’ve held the Lauf Carbonara hostage for the last few months. I’ve found reason after reason to hold onto this Iclandic Native. Sure this started innocent enough, A product review of the Lauf in late winter conditions. Well, with a little help […]

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Bontrager Barbegazi Review

Back in December, we received our set of Barbegazi tires from our amigos at Bontrager and I called dibs on them, because I prefer to run 4.8’s that are moderately knobbed and that accurately describes the Barbegazi (BBZ). I had lost one of my favorite 45NRTH Dillinger 5 tires to a finger sized hole, no doubt, […]

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Tires Our BBR Testers are Digging

While getting to test the latest and greatest gear is one of the perks of being a Bike Black Ribbon test rider, all our riders have their own fat-bikes, some more than one, so let’s take a look at what a few of them ride on their personal rigs starting with where the rubber meets […]

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Vee Tire 2XL Midterm Report

While Mother Nature was a bit stingy in supplying us Michiganders with powder earlier this winter, she has started to make up for it with some great January conditions. Through the course of late fall and early winter I have been able to put the Vee Tire 2XLs through a wide variety of conditions and I […]

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Otis Turns Two – Fatback Review – The extended club version

 Otis’s Story Timeline 12/25/2013 – Otis’s Introduction and Naming – http://fat-bike.com/2013/12/fatback-190-product-test-episode-1/ 12/25/2014 – Otis Turns One – http://fat-bike.com/2014/12/otis-turns-one-%E2%99%A6-fatback-long-term-review/ 2/5/2015 – Otis Gets Pimped – http://fat-bike.com/2015/02/otis-gets-pimped-part-one-otisgetspimped/ 6/18/2015 – Otis’s Pimped Parts Review – http://fat-bike.com/2015/06/hed-rims-onyx-racing-hubs-paul-skewers-6-month-review/ That brings us to today and a story that could be called Otis Gets Pimped, Part Two! I had planned all along to apply some sort […]

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Video – Andy From HED Cycling Joins Us to Talk New Fat-bike Rims and Wheels

In this video Andy Tetmeyer from HED Cycling joins us to talk about HED’s new fat-bike rims and wheels. The products referenced in the video are: 24″ BAD fat-bike aluminum rim 24″ BAD fat-bike aluminum wheel 26″ BAD fat-bike aluminum rim 26″ BAD fat-bike aluminum wheel 26″ 85mm carbon rim 26″ 85mm carbon wheels 26″ 100mm carbon rim […]

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Issi Pedal Review by Steve Meurett

The ground is covered with white-the first snowfall here in western Wisconsin. It won’t last to be sure, but it does get the heart pumping for fatbike season.  Actually, there is no “fatbike season”….the fattys roll all year, as it should be now-a-days. But, the snow does remind us that bikes, clothing and gear need […]

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First Look – Rever MTN1 Disc Brake

  Uncle Gomez got his hands on what we believe is the first production version of the new Rever MTN1 mechanical disc brakes in the US! (We expect to see the retail shipment very soon!) Before we sent the MTN1s to our Alaskan testing partner and ITI champion, Kevin Breitenbach, up there in Fairbanks, AK I […]

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Red Bear Products to bring Euro & Aussie Carbon Rims to the US

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tim Krueger Announces Red Bear Products, A Wheelgoods Distributor for Kuroshiro and Bouwmeester Composites to North America September 13th, 2015 Tim Krueger announces his second new company this year, Red Bear Products.  Red Bear Products will be a distributor of bicycle wheelgoods, concentrating on industry-leading technology, hard-to-find brands, high-quality […]

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Vittoria Bomboloni – 26 x 4.0 – Review

  By : Steve Meurett It’s said first impressions are often correct, but not always correct.  Mounting a new pair of tires on a fatbike and making a snap judgement on one or two rides isn’t fair – it requires rolling out on different soil conditions and with pressure adjustments to offer a well rounded opinion. The […]

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News Release – Borealis and Reynolds – NEW! – ELITE Carbon Wheels

I nabbed a sneak preview of these new ELITE carbon, double wall, rims, when I visited Borealis at the end of July. The spy shots don’t show the final graphics, but these are the new wheels that have been developed  through a strategic partnership between Borealis and Reynolds Cycling. The official press release is below. We should have more information […]

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World Premier! The Surly Wednesday

Back in July, I was dispatched to Utah for a mission, to document and photograph, Surly’s new fat-bike. I was also headed there to attend the Quality Bicycle Products, western dealer round-up, called Saddle Drive. After I shot a slew of photos of the new Salsa’s, I met my contact, John Fleck (special ops edition) in the Needles […]

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2016 Vee Tire Line Up Unveiled

  Vee Tire Company has their new tires for 2016 ready to unveil at Euro & Interbike and they sent us a sneak peek to share with our readers! The really big news (literally) is the Snowshoe 2XL 26 x 5.05. The fattest of the fat has arrived! Vee will also be offering their tires in […]

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Lauf Carbonara Tested

  Disclaimer: I have never done a fork review before and I run all of my fatbikes rigid. I have ridden many of the popular brands of suspension forks on many different mountain bikes. But I figure I can ride any bike part for a while and report back to you. There are few things […]

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Product Spotlight – Vittoria Bomboloni 26 x 4

Our friends at Vittoria Tire found us a set of Bomboloni 26 x 4’s’ah, to put through our tire testing regiment. Sven and I saw these bad boys, back at Sea Otter and we’ve been waiting to get our hands on them, ever since! Our test tire’s casing measured 96mm wide, when mounted to 65mm Marge […]

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