Adam welcomes Jim Cummins and Lelan Dains to the show to talk about the Superbowl of gravel races – The Dirty Kanza. The 2020 Garmin Dirty Kanza has been rescheduled for September 10th – 13th so if you need a little DK Fix to tide you over till then, this could be just what the […]
Troy Nyree Szczurkowski sent us this stellar shot of his Muru Cycles Canning mid-tail fatty with HED BFD carbon wheels and Bags from Revelate Designs along with some custom work done at Troy’s shop, Area54 Adventure Outfitter in Australia. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! […]
FvT comes to us direct from Anchorage Alaska today. This is Fatbassador Travis’s ride buddy, Al riding his fat uni at Kincaid. Kincaid is a sweet flowy singletrack system in an Anchorage City Park. I got to ride with Al and Travis up in the AK! It was some of the best winter riding that […]
Platform Pedals are ubiquitous to the fat-bike scene. When I started riding fat-bikes, I ditched the spd pedals that I’d ridden for years and enjoyed the foot loose and fancy free platform pedal cycling lifestyle from there forward. I still run spuds on some of my bikes, but I run platforms on just as many, […]
Fat Bike Fun From Around the Globe!
Join Sven, JK and Tony in the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as we welcome call-in guest, Dave Schlabowske, as we explore Wisconsin’s Northwoods, waterfalls and learn about Socially Distant Camping in the time of the pandemic. Talking Schmack Sunrise has been sold! Our local convenience store has a new owner.Bye Bye Bombora! I wanted to […]
Editor’s Note: Hydro Flask is an up and coming newish-type brand of hydration that hit the US market a couple of years back. Last season you might have seen Dustin Marsh’s review of the Hydro Flask Journey Series 20 L Hydration Pack. This year HF has introduced the Down Shift 14 Litre Hydration Pack and […]
Hi all, I’m Mirko from Italy. My Wallpaper Wednesday was taken from “Madonna del Giogo” above beautiful Iseo Lake in Franciacorta ( famous for white sparkling wine!) 80km east from Milan. It’s a beautiful 9km path with 800mt+ climbing as many other local hills are no higher than 1200mt and you can enjoy rides of […]
Editor’s Note: I almost met Cameron Sanders, aka Renaissance Cyclist at this year’s Talkeetna Trio Fat Bike World Championships. I remember riding by his group at the top of the first big climb and thinking to myself – that looks like a fun group of groovy cats. After the race, Cameron shared his Storymap from the […]
Sven’s Schlick Cycles Tashunka 29+ overlooking Milwaukee in restful repose. Talking Schmack The 4.3 meter (or 14.1 foot) Social Distandem – https://www.bikeradar.com/news/social-distandem/RainFratney Active Street – https://activestreets.mailchimpsites.com Bifocal Media – https://bifocalmedia.com/Bifocal_Media/WINDHAND_T_SHIRT.html Donate to WMSE, the best radio station in the world! – http://wmse.org Call-in Guest – Jason Beckhouse Soma Gator bars on a Rohloff Schlick Northpaw. Show Beer Three […]
About eighteen months ago we took possession of a set of 29×2.80 Teravail Coronado tires. You might say that this was the set of tires that started the thought process that gave birth to the new set of Bike Nerd inspired 35mm (id) wheels. This is what I closed our first article about the tires […]
Specialized RBX ADV – Where Distance is more than just Mileage In early March, the opportunity crossed my path to test and review the Specialized RBX Adventure (RBX ADV) apparel. The timing was perfect as I was deep into planning a western MN gravel adventure with distances ranging from 60-130 miles of gravel roads, small-town […]
I follow Foresty Forest on Instagram, but I just discovered his YouTube Channel! Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at fat dash bike dot com! Hey while you’re surf’n YouTube we sure would appreciate it if you would subscribe to our YouTube Channel. We’ve been recording some interesting interviews and you get to see all of […]
By Greg gentle Steel has enjoyed amazing popularity over the past hundred or so years as riders seek the simplicity and comfort afforded by a steel tube set. While steel bikes have never really left the scene, boutique brands like Breadwinner, SoulCraft, and Salt-Air have elevated steel’s status, inspiring big brands like Kona, Specialized, and […]
Sven’s Chumba Stella Ti. Currently setup as 27+ Talking Schmack I pre-ordered my Wisconsin BikeFed sweat pants – https://wisconsinbikefed.org/uncategorized/bike-to-work-at-home-soft-pants-sale/ Say Bye to DaveWheels for Jason Call-in Guest – Jason “Big Sexy” Beckhouse Jason’s proposed route on his Schwinn Meridian tricycle, Heather. Visiting state capitols! Getting this Crust Bombora ready to build! Show Beer Wizard Staff from […]
In the waining days of 2011, I started the Moonlander Space Suit Bag Project (MM1-SSB). Back at the end of 2012, we received this brand new custom frame bag. The Moonlander Space Suit Bag Project (MM2-SSB/ON) from Oveja Negra. We published a first look and then later published a long term review of the bag. It’s […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from AK Jay! Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors by accompanying his dad, a ranger, on the Chilkoot Trail. For the past twenty-five years he’s lived in Fairbanks. His hobbies are riding bikes and raising twins. One twin says: “He likes […]
Video Interviews with Charlie Hobbs, Jeff Price, John Climber, and the Coast Kid, Bruce Mathieson about the UK Fat-Bike Scene, Packrafting, and more.
It’s been one hell of a good spring for hitting the dirt and a new set of wheels that Adam Blake built up provides the right width rim to delve into the ‘don’t call me plus-sized’ 29 x 2.6 category. I peeled off the set of Teravail 2.8″ Coronados (full review is in the works) […]
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 […]
Our guest this week is Chris Wiggins from The Psychic Derailleur in Indianapolis, IN. Join Sven, JK and Tony from the Everyday Cycles Riverwest Studio as we discuss wide ranging topics from bikes and bike shops to The Mandalorian and even a bit about jug bands! Last weekend was another beautiful one. Did a couple […]
Adam interviewed Ben Witt from Whisky Parts Co. at the QBP World Headquarters back in February of 2020 (Pre-Pandemic). So all of the events that are mentioned in this podcast are probably canceled or rescheduled. It’s still a great conversation between two cats that love bikes! Take a listen and let us know what you […]
Gary Buckham is one of the pioneers of fat biking in the UK and we’ve featured a number of his videos during the early days of the site. You may know his work from ‘Pugsley on Patrol’. Today we feature another video from him called Aberlady Dawn. I got a nice chill vibe from this […]
Showers Pass Refuge Collection The COVID-19 lockdown continues in Wisconsin, but fortunately, our Governor sees the wisdom in getting outside, so with a lot of time and no-where-to-go I’ve been able to stack up some miles. Yet day to day operations without a firm schedule brings some challenges, and I’m challenged daily by many things. […]
Ritchey Outback V2 Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes. Updated for 2020, the […]
Sven, JK and Tony are in the studio today and welcome call-ins from Caitlin Landesberg CEO of Sufferfest Brewing and Jake Newborn from Wisconsin BikeFed. Sven’s new mask from a local craftswoman. Look for more masks in future episodes as we try models from Swrve, North St Bags and more! Talking Schmack Val Kilmer bookBackyard […]
We’re reviewing a series of gravel bikes this spring/summer and I’ve gotten to ride a couple of them. Now I have questions. The first question is based upon what I learned during Adam Blake’s podcast interview with the Salsa team. The taller stack height that Salsa introduced with the Fargo is something that I really […]
Learn the story behind the naming of the Surly Ice Cream Truck and get a bitch’n new Wallpaper for your desktop!
Check out the groovy Fat-Bike scene from Quebec City Quebec!
If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]
Fresh Gallery with photos from our amigos con el Tribe de Fat!
Diggin’ our Wyatt Maverick fatbike with the Wren inverted suspension fork! Talking Schmack RAGBRAI Cancelled (last week of July)4/20 Day – What did you guys do?4/22 Earth DayWill this really be the final days to purchase a Babymaker? What about the BM Pro?Cycling related companies making masksNorth Street – https://northstbags.com/products/cotton-face-mask Swrve – https://swrve.us/collections/masks Oveja Negra – https://www.ovejanegrabikepacking.com/collections/apparel/products/mask Andrew […]
The next chapter in my adventures as a bicycle journalist puts me astride a Basswood carbon gravel bike from our amigos at Framed Bikes! The Basswood that we’re testing is also equipped with a set of Pub carbon wheels. The whole build is festooned with name brand components and the bike is a gorgeous gloss […]
Adam interviews the man behind Stillwater Oklahoma’s District Cycles and the Mid South Gravel Race, Bobby Wintle! Links District CyclesThe Mid South Gravel Race Come see Adam at World of Bikes
We’ve been fans of Old Man Fat Bike (Jens) for a long time now and we’ve featured a couple of his videos on FvT. After watching his newest release we talked and today we’re proud to Announce that Old Man Fat Bike is our official Fatbassador to the Ozarks! So you can look forward to […]
An immediate difference… that’s what I noticed after installing the Cantu Rumble wheelset on my Salsa Cycles Beargease. The question was: what was I noticing? In my initial Cantu review, I touched on the fact that double-wall carbon rims aren’t much, if any, lighter than single wall alloy rims that are available and quite popular […]
A couple of fun facts came to light in the interview with Heather and Corey Stelljes for the Danger Gnome Podcast Birkie Special. For instance, if you’d like to know about Corey’s bike set-up for his back to back wins at the Fat Bike Birkie or listen to what Heather thought about a full season […]
Back at the very end of 2019, I started riding a set of 45NRTH Van Helga 27.5 x 4.0 tires on a pair of Fatback Big Su wheels. We shared ‘first looks’ about the Tan Helgas and the Big Su Wheelset HERE & HERE. This story will be a review of the Van Helga tires […]
It’s kind of funny that I’ve reviewed the 26″ version of this wheelset and never really asked about the story behind the Big Su Name. So when it came time to write the review of the 27.5 Big Su Wheelset, I asked Fatback’s Head-Honcho, Greg Matyas ” I’m curious to learn the story behind the […]
Sven, JK and Tony are in the Riverwest Studio at Everyday Cycles this week, once again discussing the week’s news, happenings and, maybe, a bit about cycling. Talking Schmack Evers shuts down State Parkshttps://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/tony-evers-closes-40-state-parks-recreation-areas-due-to-covid-19/article_e9d695a8-e01a-57a2-ac29-1fb933835cc9.html Including Lakeshore State Park right here in MKEAre County Parks Next? If the Disc Golfers have anything to do with it, yes! […]
Bags…Bags…get ya bags here. I have fallen in love with bags on my bikes. What used to be a simple “under the saddle” bag with a tube, tire lever, multi-tool and maybe some CO2, has evolved into carrying keys, phones, pumps, snacks and oh, maybe, just possibly, a few adult beverages for the mid-ride social […]
The first gravel bike that we’ll be reviewing this spring is the Kona Libre. We had the bike set up for Shannon, but the 54cm fit much more like a 56cm, so this week, I got to do a couple of rides on the New Libre before I got it in the hands of our […]
It’s the Danger Gnome Fat Bike Birkie Special!