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Product Spotlight – 2017 Fatback Corvus

  We have a brand new 2017 Fatback Corvus in the shop for testing. Two of our Black Ribbon Test Pilots, Aris and Travis,  recently reviewed the Fatback Skookum and Rhino. I’ve written half a dozen stories about my ‘Made in the USA’, aluminum, Fatback (named Otis), but we’ve never spent any long term, quality […]

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Pugsley World Championships Race Report – by Chewey

The 2017 Pugsley World Championship :aka PWC, went off without a hitch once again this year. unfortunately we can’t say the same for the recap ! I was sure I had sent this to Gomez weeks ago only to get it returned several weeks later.  So with all of the excuses out of the way, […]

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Bontrager Apparel Product Spotlight: by K8

The Bontrager Old Man Winter Shoe: Very well thought out winter riding shoe. Retail $299.99 – OMW Shoe A high-performance inForm Tundra last fit opens up the toe box for thicker socks. Water resistant main zipper with 2-strap hook and loop closure system Vibram outsole for sure-footed traction and long-wearing durability Fleece-lined, removable inner bootie with 200g […]

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Fat Camp Special – Ken and Andy Interview 2017 Arrowhead Champion Jill Martindale

Recently, Jill Martindale broke the record for the Arrowhead 135 in the female supported category.  Ken and Andy of FatCamp Podcast sat down with her and got all the nitty gritty about her record setting results.  Listen in as Ken, Andy and Jill have a conversation about the Arrowhead 135 Links: http://jillmartindale.blogspot.com/ http://45nrth.com/ http://www.grandrapidsbicycles.com/ https://www.niterider.com/

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Weekly Dose of Fat Show 125 – Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger

Greg shot this photo during a fat-bike trip to Spencer Glacier in Alaska.  Honestly, Greg says, I have no idea how the original settlers survived without fat bikes! The Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 125 – Friday, March 24th 2017 Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger We’ve got […]

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Black Ribbon Fat Foto – South Africa

  This week’s Foto Gordo presentation comes from South Africa! Dave Caravias owns a fat-bike, shark dive, guest house operation down there and the pictures on their web-site look amazing! Check it out at www.fatbiketours.co.za. 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 […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – From Sweden with Fat

This week’s Fat (video) Tuesday presentation comes to us from Sweden. Our new amigo, Viktor Linnerö shared this rock’n little clip and the music coupled with the ski-slope style session…. well they go together like peas and carrots. As is our custom, here at the fat dash bike dot com, we’ll let Viktor tell you […]

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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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2017 Fatback Rhino FLT Review – By Travis Hubbard

After a thorough 2 month shakedown of the 2017 Fatback Rhino FLT during a very snowy Alaskan winter I came to the conclusion that this bike has made the shortlist for the next fat-bike in my quiver.  The build kit on the bike I tested is the GX1 with an MSRP of $2,399.00.  The bike […]

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2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship Report

Every March we say that we’d really like to go down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to attend 2017 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship, but it seems like it’s always in conflict with both NAHBS and the Fat Bike Birkie. So this year we contacted the race director, Shawn Spencer and asked […]

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Event Spotlight – St Fattys Day – March 18-20

Today Sherman, we set the way-back machine to: March 17th of Two Thousand and Twelve – Destination: Gaylord Michigan! Yes – St Fattys Day returns to the fat-bike event radar screen to punctuate the end of the winter (that wasn’t) of sixteen/seventeen.   Coming Next Week – It’s Spring!  

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Aboyne

Our Amigo Illya is back with a clip from the Scottish Highlands. We haven’t shared a Fat Tuesday Video recently, so its always nice to back into the groove! I can think of no better way to get back into the groove, than with a clip from Scotland! Here’s what Illya had to say about […]

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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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RSD Ti Mayor Mid Term Review

People love to complain about the weather and the last couple of winter’s around the midsection of the Great Lakes have been pretty shy on sustainable snow-pack. As I write this (Late February) , my local temperature is forecast to be nearly 70 degrees and we’ve completely lost our base down to the bare dirt. […]

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The Black Ribbon Bike Hour – Show #1 – with Special Guest Wanda Kennedy

The Black Ribbon Bike Hour is a new podcast that rubs the seedy underbelly of bicycle counter culture. Our new show breaks through the fat & fabulous, to include all sorts of bicycle hi-jinks. In preparation for these situations, we’ve sought out bicycle weirdos, for decades and,over time, the Bike Black Ribbon Society expanded (like a virus). About […]

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Aris Shreds the Fatback Skookum

After I spent some time getting initial impressions of the Fatback Skookum we had in for testing (you can see the Fatback Skookum Product Spotlight here) I wanted a guy with mad skills to spend some time with the bike and Aristotle Peters is one of those guys. Aris was one of the first people […]

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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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Showers Pass Torch Jacket

We gave tester Chris Zito a Showers Pass Torch Jacket to test a while back. Chris is an avid fat-biker and also a messenger riding daily and year ’round in Milwaukee so let’s check out his report on the Torch! I’m assuming that I was gifted this assignment because of the nature of my current […]

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