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A tale of tubeless tire sealant(s)

A short story about tire sealant The average fat biker that has one bike to maintain, probably can’t relate to our tubeless tire atmosphere, so I’ll try to preface this story with a little bit of information about our thirsty, tubeless tire situation. Companies ship us demo bikes to field test and they rarely come […]

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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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2023 Mayday Mayhem Sit:Rep

A few years back, some of our northern Iowa gnome fest cousins started a klunker race, called the Mayday Mayhem. For one reason or another, I hadn’t been able to attend. In the meantime, I urged pretty much anybody that would listen to go in my stead, because, in addition to my obvious fat bike […]

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Foto Gordo – Farley Nueve

I took this shot of our Trek Farley 9 demo bike all loaded up with no place to go a couple of weeks back. It’s today’s Foto Gordo offering. If you’re the adventurous type check out the FFF Gallery for more Foto Gordo portraits and look for more about the Trek Farley 9 coming up […]

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Builder Profile – Firefly Bicycle

I recently interviewed the Director of Operations and Frame Design for Firefly Bicycles, Kevin Wolfson. We distilled that interview into what we like to call a builder profile. We think that our readers will find their fully custom bicycles worth a closer look. G – Who are the key players at Firefly? K – Firefly […]

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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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Oboz Bridger Winter Boots Long-Term Review

This is a long-term look at a set of Oboz Bridger winter boots. It’s the third and maybe the final article that we’ll publish about these things. The Oboz follow in the footsteps of multiple pairs of winter boots that I’ve penned articles about. I generally write a review after a year, and then, after […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Rocky Hallows

This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from a caballero called Rocky Hallows. This is what he shared about his WW Portrait – “I’ve attached a photo that I took on a ride from this past Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Deer Hollow Winter Recreation Area on Cedar Mountain in Dixie National Forest in Southern […]

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1Up USA RakAttach 2.0

Way back in 2019, we featured a story about the original version of 1Up USA’s hitch rack swivel that’s called the RakAttach. Today’s foray into cycling journalism will cover their newest upgrade to the RakAttach. For those of you unfamiliar with the RakAttach it facilitates a loaded or unloaded hitch rack to be rotated out-of-the-way […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Hermit-Life

Today’s F(v)T presentation comes to us from a fellow earthling that wants us to refer to them simply as Hermit. I recently shared an email with our old pal ‘dirty’ and he told me that he had moved to the desert and become a hermit. I like to dream about the day I can flip […]

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Panorama Cycles Torngat

This past winter I was sentenced to field test a couple of Chromoly fat bikes and today we’re going to share the experience of field testing the Panorama Cycles, Torngat. Panorama is yet another regional bike brand. Panorama is part of the burgeoning bike culture of Quebec, Canada. Panorama joins other regionally popular brands like […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Basswood Island

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Bison Bicycle Co – Black Dog

The Bison Bicycle Company follows in the footsteps of bike brands born from bike shops. The shop behind Bison is Geared Up Cyclery in Pinedale Wyoming. You may remember them from hosting Fat Bike Worlds in 2020 and 2021. The Black Dog isn’t named after the Led Zepplin song. It’s named after the biggest American […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Dos

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday - The 2023 Sweaty Yeti by Nathan Long

Fat (video) Tuesday – The 2023 Sweaty Yeti by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Sweaty McYeti! Nathan provides great coverage of his fourth straight solo win at the SY. Fat dash bike dot com even gets a mention in there somewhere along the line! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Bayfield Ice Caves Uno

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bayfield County, Wisconsin. I met the photographer, John Murphy on a trip up to Bayfield last year. John hosts some interesting adventures up that way and he keeps in touch with his group of amigos via email. John recently sent out an email for a ride out onto […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Birkie ’15

Here’s a blast from the past! Eight years ago, the Telemark Ski Lodge still existed and drone footage was somewhat novel. These days, everyone and their cousin have a drone. The American Birkebiener Ski Foundation allows fat bikes on their precious cross-country ski trails one day a year for the largest fat bike race in […]

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Event Spotlight – 28 Below (SD)

The winter wonderland of Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills of South Dakota is the backdrop for 28 Below. A 50k ride, race, and tour, which is a pretty great way to describe a fat bike event. Check out the video above and click the links to visit their page. This is an event that […]

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Polar Roll Recap Video by Nathan Long

Check out Nathan’s video recap of the 2023 Polar Roll! Matt provides a great play-by-play of his podium battle with Corey Stelljes and Cole House. Cole, Matt, and Corey finished 1-2-3 at the 2023 PR. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched […]

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Raveman FR160 GPS Computer Mount Blinky Light

Raveman FR160 Light $36   Let’s face it. It can be treacherous out there. Driver distractibility is at an all-time high resulting in a massive spike in car-on-bike mishaps. You need to run a strong offense. The folks at Ravemen have a complement of front and rear lights to brighten the road and trail.  We […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Crew Crust

In my quest to document a hundred words for snow, I named these conditions crew-crust because the trail was covered in a thin bristly hard but skinny crust out at my local twisties, sort of like a crewcut hairdoo. True Crustafarians know what I’m talking about. Those 27.5 x 4.5 Cake Teaters had that trail […]

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Hugh Jass Grande Finale at Blackhawk (WI)

The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Series wraps up its season at Blackhawk Ski Area near Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday 2/25/23. The trails at Blackhawk are a nice mix of XC and machine-built flow trails. Hugh Jassers have had some pretty astonishing luck with snow conditions this year. It’s been a real roller coaster of […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Bikepacking the Otways

A father/son trip from Australia is this week’s featured video. A couple of beautiful Ti Fat bikes with Bike Bag Dude luggage take a sneaky weekend trip to the Otways (Great Otway National Park). Australia is gorgeous! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe […]

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Ontario Fat Bike Festival p/b Fat Bikes CA

What to Expect There will be lots of amazing groomed singletrack, some double track (we need to leave a little space for passing and chilling out!), and a few new trails with some fun additions you haven’t seen before. A big thank-you to the gang at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, who have been crushing it with […]

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Otso Arctodus Final Review

We ran a mid-term review story that you should read if you want to know the full story behind the Otaso Arctodus. To make it easy, I just pasted that review below. If you’d like to see the final review scroll down to the heading – FINAL REVIEW. A big black Otso Arctodus has taken-up […]

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Wild Rye Gnarnia Glove – by Thumbelena

Wild rye is a hearty grass native to temperate and cool parts of the northern hemisphere so naturally, it became the perfect name for a company dedicated to crafting both beautiful AND technical mountain apparel for women-identifying individuals.  Your apparel choices can make a ride downright miserable or absolutely glorious. Chamois and tops may take […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Pat Smage is Skookum AF

Local Legend and Trials Wizard Pat Smage has a new Corvus Cycles Skookum AF and he takes it out back to his trials garden in some fluffy snow for some funbelievable trials riding. Sticker it Forward If you’d like some stickers for you…your ride buddies…or maybe the bartender with the best tattoos at the local […]

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Roslyn Fat Bike Rambler (WA)

Click the Flyer for more information Our amigos from Washington know how to throw a bike party! Glen from Ride Roslyn Bicycles rented me a bike when I was out there attending a beach-ride gathering on the Washington Coast. Check out his fun-filled fat bike weekend in Roslyn, WA. Fat bike fun at its finest! […]

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The Danger Gnome Podcast with Tupps, Travis, and the Fatty Caddy

On this remarkable two-thirds, (almost) all Alaskan episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast Tio Gomez talks with Tupper Becker about Fairbanks fat-bike customs and culture. After that, we chat with our fatbassador to Alaska, Travis Hubbard about the Trio World Championships and various other peculiar things. The show closes with Joe Cantwell talking about the […]

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First Look – AEKO – ZIRCULUM 90 Wheelset

AEKO is an Italian Bicycle company founded by Paolo Azzolini. They make some pretty incredible bikes and Paolo was an early adopter of fat bikes in Italy. The Zirculum carbon rims caught my attention several years back and every now and then, Paolo and I would trade emails about how things were going. We talked […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday 2823

Hud Darrah sent in some photos of his singlespeed Why Cycles Big Iron from Cheyenne Wyoming! Here’s what they had to say about their opus. The photos are from a recent trip to Soapstone Prairie / Red Mountain Open Space in northern Colorado before it closed for the winter. The bike as mentioned is a […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Ride

Here’s a video from Shawn at Trail Vision QC. I bet that you’ve heard the saying “earn your turns”. Well, Shawn not only climbs the trail, but he also shovels some of the snowiest technical trail features in a cool video that makes me worry about the future health and welfare of his bike frame. […]

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The Trio World Championships (AK)

Groovy Race Poster by STEW I can’t say enough about the Trio World Championships in Talkeetna, Alaska. Our Amigo Travis will be there and he’ll hopefully give us a report. The race is run by the legendary godfather of modern fat bikes, Greg Matyas! You should have the Trio near the top of your bucket […]

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