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Fat Bike Tires on Plus Bike Rims

My amigo Thad Carson (taddyhogg) tipped me off that he’s been running the Maxxis 27.5 x 3.8 tires mounted to a set of HED 27.5 x 45mm Raptor rims on his Oddity Cycle Lime Greenis Maximus. He also shared some encouraging reports about how his set-up handled the rocky trails near KC. (KC has super […]

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As a low-tread, faster-rolling option, the McFly offers a good alternative to the Terrene Chunk.

Terrene McFly Plus Tire Review by Smithhammer

Over the last couple months I’ve taken the Terrene “McFly” 29 x 2.8 tire on a variety of overnighter trips, singletrack rides and dirt roads. I’ve even commuted on it, which in my rural part of Idaho is a little different than the typical urban commute, and encouraged me to take a lot of detours […]

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Spotlight Vee Tire Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0

Our amigos at Vee Tire Co sent us a set of their Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0, 120 TPI – Tubeless tires and we’ve mounted them on a set of 65 mm wide Marge Lite Rims. The guys from Vee Vee told us  this was their favorite summer dirt trail fat-bike tire. The tread pattern reminds […]

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Origin8 Supercell Tire 26 x 4.0 Review

The one and only, Pistil Pete asked about this tire and after our editorial staff took a look at them on the interwebz, we decided to pull the trigger and bought a set for $49 each. We wanted to see if we might shed some light on how these babies, would do on the beach, […]

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Spotlight Vee Tire – Crown Gem 27.5 x 3.7

We reported from Saddledrive that the new Heller Bloodhound was rock’n the Trek-Fat wheel format and would come with a brand new tire from Vee called the Crown Gem. It’s a tread pattern that I’ve ridden as both 27.5+ and 29+ previously and now Vee has made a Crown Gem that’s 27.5 x 3.8. If […]

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Terrene Tires says “Let them Eat Cake” with their newest Fat & Trek-Fat Tire

Terrene Releases Newest Fat and Plus Tire Model Bozeman, MT—August 30, 2017 ­­— Terrene Tires announces newest model, Cake Eater, to their growing lineup of bicycle tires. Our amigos at Terrene Tires are releasing their sixth tire model. Cake Eater is a versatile, fast-rolling, studdable fat tire. Continuing with its goal of bringing to market a […]

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Vee Tire White vs. Black Tire Compound

  Vee Tire is one of the only fat bike tire makers to offer two different rubber compounds; one black like normal, the other an off-white color. I always wondered if this was just a gimmick or if there was anything to the white compound. Vee lists the white compound as having “better ice performance, is […]

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Review – 2017 Klampers and the Canti-Lever

Howdy fat-bike friends! Our friend from out Ogden way, Mr. Mark Peterson, put together this review of Paul Component Engineering’s 2017 Klamper brake and their Canti-Lever. Form NAHBS to the trails, Mark has the scoop! 2017 Klampers and the Canti-Lever Review – By Mark Peterson I have been a longtime fan of Paul Component’s. I have […]

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Maxxis Summit – Plus Tire News

  Plus Stuff From the Second Annual Maxxis Summit at Mulberry Gap Maxxis jumped into plus tires in a big way in recent years and has developed what is arguably the most complete lineup of plus sized tires (at least for 27.5+) of any tire company. They have everything from the fast rolling Icon all […]

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Fatback Carbon Cargo Fat-Bike Forks

    People that follow the history of fat-bikes, know that Fatback has written many of the chapters, in the book of fat-bike innovation. Fatback is still currently one of the most innovative fat-bike brands. To add to the long list of products that Fatback makes available to the fat-bike word, today they offer their carbon […]

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First look at the 4.8″ Snow Avalanche SC & PSC Studded Tires

First look at the 4.8″ Snow Avalanche We recently got hooked up with Vee Tire’s Snow Avalanche studded 4.8″ tires. Vee Tire Co is the only fat-bike tires manufacturer to offer a true 4.8″ studded tire in two different rubber compounds. The Silicone Compound – SC (black) and the Pure Silicone Compound – PSC (white). We’ll […]

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Mid-Term Review – Terrene Wazia 4.6

This has been one of those winters where I have been pretty darned stoked to be testing studded tires. It seems like every other weekend has been “studded tire only” conditions due to a big melt and freeze cycle. During this time the 4.6″ studded Terrene Wazia tires have become my best friend because they […]

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Terrene Wazia – First Look!

Terrene is a new name on the fat bike block but is a company that brings some street cred to the neighborhood. Terrene is managed by Tim Krueger who previously worked as a brand manager for Salsa Cycles and is the founder of Advocate Cycles. Terrene recently came out with three tires: the Wazia which […]

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First Look Wren Inverted Suspension Fork

  Here’s a new fork with a familiar face and a name to remember. The Wren Sports Inverted Suspension fork is decidedly NOT the fork of many names that preceded this version of the fork that we’re currently testing. The Wren Sports Team brings a ton of Industry Experience to their suspension fork. If you’d like […]

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Blackjack Bikes Fate Review

Back in July, I began testing my Amigo Jack’s new Blackjack Fate. We published a first look about the Fate in August – https://fat-bike.com/2016/08/first-look-fate-from-blackjack-bikes/. I pursued this review to see if an open mold, carbon fat-bike could hold a candle to the performance of two proprietary, high end, carbon fat-bikes that I spent time testing last […]

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Vee Tire Co. Apache Fatty Slick Ridden

  From the moment that I got my first glimpse of the Apache Fatty Slick from Vee Tire, it grabbed my attention as something that might work well for beach riding. Some of my Pac/West amigos have been experimenting with tire shaving on everything from Endomorphs to Snowshow 2XL’s to create the ultimate tire for beach […]

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Vittoria Cannoli – First Look!

Uncle Gomez and the folks from Vittoria Tire recently helped Christmas come a bit early and sent me a pair of Vittoria Cannoli 26 x 4.8″ tires to test out. This is a tire I am pretty darned stoked about. The Surly Bud and Lou’s have been the king of the hill for all around […]

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Gnome-Proof Gear – Sea to Summit X-Series Bowl – Ibex Shak Classic Merino Wool Jersey – RaceFace Next Carbon Cranks –

We’re back with another thrilling episode of Gnome-Proof Gear. I’m your host, Gomez Alejandro Santana de Lago, and on this episode of GPG, thee Spinner Ryerson shares a hydration system for our amigos, of the four legged variety, His Honor, the Mayor of GnomeFest 13, Steve Meurett, nominates the Ibex Shaq for GPG status and […]

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NEW from Vee Tire for 2017!

Our amigos from Vee Tire Co shared their 2017 catalog with us and they have 3 new fat-bike tires and a slew of Plus bike tires that will join their lineup for the upcoming season. These new varieties are not available quite, yet, but when they do become available, we’ll be putting them through our […]

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First Look – RST Renegade Fat-bike Fork

Today we have a new tester to introduce! Greg Green lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and will be putting the RST Renegade fat-bike fork we got in for testing throughs it’s paces. Here we have a “First Impression” of the fork, installation and an initial ride or two. Look at the end of […]

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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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