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Sarma Announces First Carbon 29+ Rim!

Sarma just announced the very first Carbon Fiber 29+ Rim to hit the market!  The new Naran 29+ is tubeless ready – 50mm wide and weighs a mere 450 grams! If you were thinking about building a set of summer wheels for your fat-bike, these rims could be a game changer. The following is from the news […]

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First Look – Sarma Naran Carbon Rims

Just arrived at FB.c World Headquarters is a pair of Naran Carbon rims that Dimitry at Sarma sent for testing! Jim is going to lace them up to a pair of Northpaw Hubs and we will get them on a bike and commence to testing! Meanwhile, here is a recap of what to look forward […]

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New Product – Turnagain Components FR80 Rims

Turnagain Components was created by the founders of Borealis Fat Bikes. Recently they announced a new aluminum pinned fat bike rim they’re calling the FR80. The Turnagain FR80 is an 80mm wide extruded aluminum fat bike rim. They are  single-walled rims designed to work with all common fat-bike tire widths with a standard tubed setup. […]

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A Visit to Hed HQ

As soon as I scheduled my trip to Minneapolis to attend the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, I contacted Andy from Hed to see if I could visit their production facility and possibly, demo a set of their new carbon fat bike rims. As the date of my visit grew closer, Andy and I worked out all […]

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Sarma Announces New 80mm Carbon Fat-bike Rim

Sarma, a new player in the fat-bike game, sent us an announcement about their upcoming 80mm Carbon Fat-bike Rim called the Naran. With a projected availability in Mid-December, these could make a few fat-bikers happy over the Holiday season! We are also working on a set for review so we will let you know how […]

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Northpaw Fat-Bike Wheels

Russell Jobs has been around the bike community for many years. From bike shop service areas, to the Hayes Group building custom wheels, to his current position as Manager of the DreamBikes store in Milwaukee, Russell is a font of knowledge on all things bike related as well as the defeacto king of the Local […]

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Fatback – Carbon Uma Rims

  Fatback Bikes shared a photo of their new pre-production 77mm wide, bead lock, tubeless ready, carbon fiber rims last week. Greg Matyas, told us that they haven’t determined a final weight or price for these units yet and added that they are shooting for a final weight of 600 grams (or less) per rim. […]

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NEW! Borealis CARBONdale Rims!

Borealis Bikes- CARBONDALE Rim! COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- Borealis Bikes, maker of high-end carbon fat bikes and accessories, has just announced the release of their new CARBONDALE rim.  Named after the amazing small town outside of Aspen, CO, the Carbondale rim represents multiple leaps forward in the evolution of fat bikes.  Extreme stiffness, lightweight, and easy […]

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First Look – Origin 8 80mm Fat-bike Rims

Our friendly J&B buddy and fellow fat-bike rider, Greg Earle, stopped by the shop the other day and dropped off a couple of their Origin 8, AT-Pro 80mm fat-bike rims. As you can see in the photo these rims are currently available in Satin Black and Gloss White. Initial reports on builds made with these […]

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First Look – Wild Paw 616a Wheelset

Conticomponents Asia is a regional distributor and an ODM in South East Asia, specializing in aftermarket components. Conti just introduced a new fat-bike wheelset to the market called the Wild Paw. The new wheel is the product of a one year three-party development and testing program between Conticomponents, 616 Fabrication and 9:Zero:7. The Wild Paw is […]

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How to $ubtract 3 Pounds from a Fat-Bike

Our man, Sven has already touched on this subject in his excellent fat-bike 101 series. In his episode about weight $having, Sven mentions both tires and wheels as targets to put your fat-bike on a diet. We’ve combined those two elements together on an extra small 9:Zero:7 that belongs to Bethany Raven. Bethany’s Dom’L’Orange fatty […]

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