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Wallpaper Wednesday – Gibby Kirwan

Here’s a great submission from Gibby Kirwan. It’s Wallpaper Wednesday (all day long) up in here. A rare opportunity for a snow ride in Western Germany. This is my Specialized Fatboy Trail Pro on a local trail in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany.  It’s running pretty much stock since I bought it new in 2019. The only […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Old Man Fat Bike

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Jens aka Old Man Fat Bike! What; Attached is a photo of my 2022 Kona Woo. Where; The image was taken at Klondike Park located near Augusta, Missouri.   Why; I wanted to create a very cool Youtube thumbnail for my “New Bike Day” video which has yet to be uploaded […]

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Fat Tuesday Video – Overnight in Aubrac

Snowy bikepacking in Aubrac, on the trails between Aveyron, Cantal, and Lozère, in France Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos to uncle gomez@fat-bike.com and if you include your mailing address, we’ll send you […]

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Fat (video)Tuesday - Überwintern Fatbike Fest

Fat (video)Tuesday – Überwintern Fatbike Fest

Here’s a short video from the Überwintern Fatbike Fest in Stowe, Vermont. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos to uncle gomez@fat-bike.com and if you include your mailing address, we’ll send you some stickers […]

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Wisco Cyclismo’s Holiday Hit Parade

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time for the holidays. If you’re like me, you’re scrambling to find some gifts for friends and family up to the last minute. If you’re stuck and need some ideas, read on. I’ve curated a few of my favorite cycling-focused goodies for your gift-giving (and receiving) considerations. Maybe there’s something here […]

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Global Fat Bike Day 2023 – Celebration Directory

GFBD 2023 Celebrations! December Second Two Thousand and Twenty–Three (or thereabouts) GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! You are all part of the FUN! Gather your regional fat tribe for some worldwide group fun. The event is a grassroots, community-based gathering. We think that you will find that it is one of the best times, you have ever had […]

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Klunkedelic Bike Dream

I’ve started to wonder or perhaps more accurately dream that klunkers are going to be the next cool bike trend. When fat bikes were going plaid, I found myself sitting across the conference table from bike industry executives. They asked me what I thought was going to be the next big thing Beyond the Ludacris […]

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Sizzling Summer Sunglasses

Koo Supermoto Koo is a new brand started by Kask Helmets. They sent us a couple of pairs this spring. We awarded one pair to one of our listeners on the Danger Gnome Podcast and I’ve been field testing a pair of Supernova frames. I think the name that they chose for the brand. Koo […]

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Event Spotlight – Fatober-fest

Our amigos from the Mitchel County Mountain Goats are hosting a weekend of bike fun out in Osage, Iowa. This is an event run by the same folks that brought you the Mayday Mayhem Klunker event that shone so bright earlier this year so it stands to reason that the Fatober-Fest should be one hell […]

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Fat Video Favorites Part Two

Here’s the second video in the fat-bike favorite, F(v)T videographers of all time and the universe series. Deo and his wheelie-rich videos from the East Coast of Canada and have been one of my favorites for a long time. Check out his latest clip above or dig into his youtube archives. Would you share your […]

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Book review, Bikepacking Scotland by Markus Stitz

Back in 2015, Markus set off from the UK and headed east on his singlespeed Surly Ogre and nearly 12 months later became the first person to cycle singlespeed around the world. So with that, you could say he knows how to plot a route! Since his return, Markus has been busy riding the lesser-known […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – The Dude

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from The Dude, His Dudeness, or, uh, Duder, or maybe El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. This is what he shared about his WW submission – “Tumalo Creek Trail.  Taken 4/12/23.  Bend (Oregon) has had an abundant year of snowfall in the hills. Yet […]

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Cedaero Space Heater Pogies

There’s a new pair of pogies in the test lab. The Space Heater Pogies from Cedaero. We’ve had a bit of a cold snap over the Christmas break, so I’ve had a chance to field test them in temps as low as the single digits. I’m a fan and long-time user of pogies for winter […]

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Framed Minnesota gets a Makeover

Back in the winter of 2014 Framed bikes released its first fat bike and it had a significant impact on the fat bike market to this day. The Framed Minnesota was the first thousand-dollar fatty and that affected the price points of the other few bike companies that were producing fat bikes back then. The […]

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Atwood Park Fat Bike Race Series (IL)

Here’s a race series held by some of our friendly Illinois brothers and sisters down in Rockford, Illinois. Here are their edited plans for the three events. Hey Hey!It’s that time of the season. Let’s air those giant clown tires pumped up and get ready for a great season of fat biking in Northern Illinois.A […]

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ABUS MoDrop Helmet

I’ve been using the ABUS Modrop helmet for about 3 months now and here’s my take on it. Firstly, I think this helmet looks pretty cool and with that it does keep you cool with the 14 vents dotted around the wonderfully manufactured lid. The front 3 vents feature a protective netting so as to […]

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Global Fat Bike Day – December Third Two Thousand and Twenty–Two (or thereabouts) – Worldwide!

GFBD 2022 Celebrations! December Third Two Thousand and Twenty–Two (or thereabouts) GLOBAL FAT-BIKE DAY! You are all part of the FUN! Gather your regional fat-tribe for some worldwide group fun. The event is a grassroots, community-based dealio. Just, one of the best times, you have ever had on a fat-bike! GFBD belongs to everyone that […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sylvan Park

Here’s a video produced by the City of Wausau, Wisconsin about their Sylvan Park pump track and trail cluster. People ask me what the hell progressive geometry means and this clip made me think about the symmetry between advanced trails and the aptly named, ‘progressive geometry. It all sort of revolves around the fact that […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) Six One Six Twenty Four Fat

Wilhelm Rumpf sent us some shots of his new custom Twenty Four inch steel fat bike. It’s an interesting build that’s worth a closer look. Here’s Red’s story told by its owner, Wilhelm Rumpf. I wanted to share my new fat tire bike Red. Red is a custom build by John at 616 cycles in […]

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Foto Gordo – Le Tour de Gnome

Lode Crommen sent us a shot of his fatty and dog out hunting beach gnomes in Belgium. It’s almost the dog days of summer…so go jump in the lake! Sticker it Forward How do you like the new sticker and jersey design? If you’d like some stickers for you…your ride buddies…or maybe the bartender with […]

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Gore Trail KPR Gloves

Lovely Glovely I’ve been using these gloves for a few weeks now, both on the fat bike and on the commuter gravel bike. The Gore Trail KPR gloves are designed to be a robust but lightweight summer glove. Gore says that “Trail gloves have multiple needs: they should be lightweight, offer grip and tactility while […]

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Foto Gordo – Tom Ice

Is there a better fat bike name than Tom Ice? I think not. Tom sent us a shot of his bike from last winter in Colorado and I love nothing more than to exploit the contrast between a hot sunny summer day with a cold crisp winter portrait of a fat bike in the Colorado […]

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Dose of Fat – May 2022

Is everybody ready for Summer? Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, Summer is here starting this weekend! There are a ton of things going on as far as field test updates from the Colonel Steve Austin underground test bunker get ready to receive your Dose of Fat for the Month of May 2022! May might […]

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