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Fattest Day Ride – Pagan Bike Chicanery at Levis

Shortly after launching the #fattestdayride celebration, I started to think about what I should do to celebrate the Solstice. I thought that a pagan weekend of bike chicanery at Levis sounded like a good plan for what mi amigo, Erv Spanks reminded me is the third fat-bike holiday on the calendar. I somehow managed to […]

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Fat Tribe Friday! New Hampshire – California – Massachusetts – Michigan – Colorado – Wisconsin – Alabama

Fat-Tribe Friday is back with a coast to coast – North, East, South & West – all across the US representation of fun on bikes! Bob Bernoth is a fan of our Podcasts from New Hampshire. Dudley also hails from the Granite State and he sent us some pretty hilarious stuff along with this shot […]

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Wyatt Maverick Review by Aristotle Peters

Wyatt Maverick Full Review I have had the privilege of riding the new Wyatt Maverick for the majority of the winter.  This is the second iteration of their Maverick Fat-bike that is meant for all-around getting rowdy.  I was able to ride the first generation of this fat-bike for a couple of races last year, […]

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2020 REEB Donkadonk Review

With my mission of relocating to the Front Range of Colorado complete, I was the logical (and all too willing) choice when the call came out to test the fresh from the Front Range, newly redesigned 2020 REEB Donkadonk (from here on out just Donk).  If you don’t know, REEB is the bike brand  started […]

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Wyatt Maverick Product Spotlight by Aristotle Peters

I am delighted to bring to you the new and improved Wyatt Maverick.  They have completely redesigned the rear end of the bike with a cnc’d seatstay yoke to match their chainstay yoke.  This is all matched to rectangular stays and machined dropouts. This is all beautifully manufactured from blocks and tubes in their new […]

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2020 Kona Woo – Long Term Review by -JP Syverud-

  This past November we introduced you to the new Kona Woo Fat Bike. The version we received came with the 12-speed NX Eagle kit. Here is the link to the first review article for all the specs and initial thoughts. https://fat-bike.com/2019/11/first-look-2020-kona-woo-by-jp-syverud. I decided to test this bike out on every style of trail condition. Someday I […]

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First Look – 2020 Kona Woo – by JP Syverud

The fine folks from Kona bikes sent the Fat-Bike Test Labs a 2020 Kona Woo fat bike for some testing. This is the overlooked middle child between their Wo and the Wozo in their fat bike line.  This model is spec’d out with SX Eagle and has a rigid carbon fork with three-pack cage mounts […]

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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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