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Great Lakes Fat Bike Series Champion – Jorden Wakeley’s 616 Race Bike

Jorden Wakeley won the GreatLakes Fat Bike Race Series last year and looks like a favorite to repeat. On his way to the Series Championship, Jorden won the coveted Noquemanon race in Marquette, MI that is the ‘self proclaimed’ World Fat-Bike Championship. In just a few days he’ll defend that ‘World Championship’ on a new steel, Six-1-Six […]

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616 Fabrications – Hub Spy Shots!

Our long time amigo and one of the owners of 616 Bicycle Fabrication, Aaron Joppe, sent Fat-Bike a couple of spy shots of their new hub shell. The only thing he really shared with me about this new set of fat-bike hubs, was that they would be “the lightest on the market!”  Earlier this year, […]

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six-1-six – fat tandem preview

We just returned from another Michigan beach riding excursion, where we were treated to a sneak peak of 616’s new fat tandem. Talk about an attention getter! Aaron Joppe, from 616, was kind enough to bring out this work of art, so we could get a few impromptu photos before we all headed out for a […]

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Builder Profile – 616 Bicycle Fabrication

Great minds from two iconic Michigami MTB Brands joined forces to form 616 Bicycle Fabrication last July. John Muezenmeyer , founder of Nuke Proof, and Aaron Joppe of Slingshot bicycles wanted to create a hand-built-in-the-mitten bicycle company that leverages the manufacturing might of western Michigan. 616 makes fat-bike frames, forks, hubs, and soon they’ll have their […]

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