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2020 – 9:ZERO:7 Lynx Carbon Fatbike News Release

Building on the Original Whiteout Carbon The following is a news release from 9:Zero:7 Bikes… Anchorage, AK. October 30, 2020 At 9:ZERO:7, we take fatbikes very seriously. In 2013, our Carbon Whiteout led the industry in high performance racing fat bikes and we wanted to make sure that our new Lynx was an improvement on […]

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Otso Announces Four New Flavors for the Voytek

Our amigos at Otso just announced four new colors for the (plus+fat) Voytek with new graphics and new drive train options that feature Shimano and Sram 12-speed propulsion systems. The Voytek hasn’t changed from the bike that we loved both times that we published reviews in 2017 and 2018. We’ve tested the Voytek with both […]

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Borealis Tejon Review – by A. Amstutz

Alice & the Borealis Tejon      It’s been a busy summer.  Parts of the family spent time in Central America, others spent time in northern Ontario, and some did the premiere midwest mountain bike road trip.  Between all the coming and going, we still made time to hit our local trails and what’s left of our […]

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RSD Mayor Review – By Andy Amstutz

    For the past two months, I’ve been riding the newest version of the RSD Mayor Aluminum fat bike, appropriately named V4 (version 4).  If my local riding crew is any indicator of how much I enjoyed riding and testing this fat bike, I’d bet they’d all agree that I was thoroughly stoked during the time […]

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Quiring Rhymes with Bike Bling

Editor’s Note:  There are so many builders of exquisite bicycles located all over the US that can’t take the time or expense to hit NAHBS every year. Other shows like the one in Philly draw regional builders. The great lakes or the mid-west area doesn’t have a regional handbuilt show and it’s been a while […]

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Borealis Telluride Preview

Back in February, we received a Borealis Telluride demo to ride and review. We took the bike down into the shop and built it up just in time for our product tester (Ronsta) to be headed out of town on vacation. Since the bike was the size I ride, I decided upon a short term […]

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First Look – RSD Mayor v4 – By Andy Amstutz

  I like being medium.  Medium is good.  Vertically…I’m medium.  I’m about halfway between two extremes of height.  In other words, I’m average.  Doors open up for those above me and those below but recently, one opened up for me in the form of a fat bike to test and review.  Medium has its benefits […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) – JP’s Ti REEB DonkaDonk 

JP gets REEB’ed  by  JP Syverud  Well, it finally happened.  My dream has finally come true.  I got REEB’d!  I have always wanted to have a custom fat bike built just for me. I sold a few bikes and other things lying around the house just to gather enough acorns to get this thing built.  Be warned, this isn’t for the faint of heart.  It took some sacrifice, but in the […]

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Business Spotlight – Bearclaw Bicycle Co. – Michigan

The final stop of my December trip to visit three Michigan bicycle companies landed me in Traverse City, Michigan. I made arrangements to meet at Einstein Cycles with both Keith Conway, who manages the shop and Jason Lowetz who owns both Einstein Cycles and the Bearclaw Bicycle Company. Einstein Cycles (Jason) launched the Bearclaw Bicycle Co. […]

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Builder Profile – RAD Bicycle Co.

  Earlier in December, I visited three Michigan bicycle companies on a short press junket and this is the first story that I’ll write from those travels. My first stop on the trip was to RAD Bicycle Company which is run by Matt Craig and Mark Major in Pinckney Michigan. RAD is focused on making handmade steel plus […]

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2019 Surly Ice Cream Truck Review – By Tony Grande

  Sometimes I’m not sure of who I am.  A father, a husband, a surveyor, or just Kato’s roadie who drinks for free (even if it means stealing L7’s beer, but that’s a story for another time).  We all have different parts to play throughout our lives, sometimes balancing out multiple facets of ourselves within […]

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Framed Minnesota LTD Review – by DosRenshos

First things first. Fat bikes and skate parks do not mix. (with my skill-set) Well…more to the point, super knobby fat bike tires (look’n at you Terrene Wazias!) and skate parts do not mix; for the general reason of causing me to scrub too much speed up the transition, further causing me to stall out before […]

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Otso Voytek Plus/Fat Review By Seth Bell

Back in July, we received a beautiful Otso Voytek Plus-Fat rig for review.  If you missed the introduction and specs, you can find that post here: https://fat-bike.com/2018/08/first-look-otso-voytek-plus-fat-rally-sport-by-seth-bell/ Now that Summer is officially in the rear-view and the crisp days of Autumn are here (my favorite!), we wanted to share with you what a few months of […]

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Why Cycles Big Iron Review

  You may ask yourself who is Why? Why Cycles is a fairly new company, being about 2 years old. Their focus is making high-performance, titanium bicycles, with their newest release being the Big Iron fat bike. Why may be fairly new, but the company is made up a number of individuals that have extensive […]

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Framed LTD Bruh! by DosRenshos

I had just hooked my daughter up with a brand new 29er, and was feeling some serious bike envy, when I received a timely phone call from a certain Mr. Gomez. My pleading instruction for my next bike to test was “gimme somethin baller” so I could stop feeling so left out of the cool […]

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Salsa’s 2019 Fat-Bikes Released

  The new Salsa Fat-Bikes have arrived! Today we’re here to share what will likely be, a hot ticket come this holiday shopping season….the 2019 Salsa Fat-Bikes. BEARGREASE – completely redesigned for 2019 The Geometry of the 2019 Beargrease gets a subtle tweak with the goal of not turning off any of the folks that already know […]

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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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WHY CYCLES ANNOUNCES THE BIG IRON TITANIUM FAT BIKE

WHY CYCLES ANNOUNCES THE BIG IRON, A TITANIUM FAT BIKE   Tuesday, April 17, Carbondale, CO.  Why Cycles, the two-year-old Colorado-based company that designs, manufactures, and distributes high-end titanium bikes, today announced the official release of its brand new fat bike, the BIG IRON. Why Cycles is a small company that is quickly picking up […]

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Fatback Corvus FLT Review – the First 120 Days

Back at the very beginning of November 2017, I ordered a Fatback Corvus FLT. I pulled the trigger because after riding a Corvus for over six months we reviewed the Fatback Corvus earlier in 2017 and I wrote that I thought that it was one of the 3 Best Fat-Bikes that I’ve ever ridden. I […]

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Surly Big Fat Dummy Long Term Review – by Seth Bell

    Editors Note: Seth Bell is an eighteen year veteran of the bike industry and makes his home in Mason City Iowa. He currently owns six or seven fat-bikes and he spends his days working on the frontlines of what can go spurious with your average fat-bike. Those two things alone should put him […]

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2018 Kona Wozo Review – by Aristotle Peters

  I’ve spent the past few months aboard the 2018 Kona Wozo, a bike that is designed as an all-season, aggressive, hardtail that happens to have fat tires.  This bike hasn’t seen much change from its 2017 counterpart, but that’s for good reason.  I have had a great time riding this bike and am happy […]

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