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Lauf Carbonara Review by Kevin Breitenbach

  So I’ve got to start this review with an admission of guilt, I’ve held the Lauf Carbonara hostage for the last few months. I’ve found reason after reason to hold onto this Iclandic Native. Sure this started innocent enough, A product review of the Lauf in late winter conditions. Well, with a little help […]

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Foto Gordo – #gnometracking

  How about a little photo stoke to get your weekend started? Kevin Breitenbach has been testing a Lauf Carbonara Fork from late Winter into Spring Winter and now…..into the ‘verde grande’! Kevin’s Fatback Corvus looks quite at home, among the pastoral beauty of the Alaskan bush. Kevin’s got some great recipes on how to […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ 500 MPH*

Our Fatbassador to the Alaskan Wilderness and Anchorage, Mr Travis (T-bone) Hubbard recommends this clip, for your viewing pleasure. This is some footage from the 2016 Merry Marmot downhill race, from the Arctic Valley Ski Resort. Leave your featherweight carbon sled in the shed and grab the old trusty…..then Slip on your body armour and a full […]

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Chugach Fat Bike Bash Report – By Lee Hart

Mother Nature did not play fair with the inaugural edition of the Chugach Fat Bike Bash March 18 – 20 in Valdez, AK. Here’s a couple videos from the crit and the finale of the rodeo, the Big Air, Big Splash. We had a great time during the Ursa Major Northern Lights Criterium that kicked […]

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Event Spotlight – White Mountains 100 – By Matias Saari

The White Mountains 100 starts Sunday north of Fairbanks and boasts perhaps the strongest field in its six-year history. “The competitiveness is incredible in almost all categories this year,” race director Joel Homan said in an email. “Of the three categories (ski, bike and run) for both male and female racers, all but one winner from last […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Big Fat Bike Festival ♦ Homer AK

The Big Fat Bike Festival is a low-pressure fundraiser for the Homer Cycling Club, 2016 will be the 5th annual BFBF! Highlights include a 16 mile beach ride and transportation, obstacle course, t-shirt, good food and brew, raffle and silent auction, bon fires and good time. The ride for the 2016 Big Fat Bike Festival is on Saturday […]

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Iditarod Trail Guide by Kevin Breitenbach

The Iditarod Trail Invitational is coming up at the end of February. With options of 130 miles to Finger Lake, 350 miles to McGrath, or 1000 miles to Nome. I was lucky enough to ride to McGrath the past three years. Since im not racing it this year, I thought I’d write up a little […]

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Product Spotlight – Fatback Rhino

Editor’s Note :  David glover has been a steady contributor of fat photography over the last couple of years and this is his introduction of the Fatback Rhino! Please give a warm welcome to our amigo and BBR Test Pilot, Mr. David Glover! I was very much stoked when the “Do it all” deemed Rhino showed […]

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NEW! Fatback Skookum & Rhino

NEWS RELEASE – FATBACK INTRODUCES SKOOKUM & RHINO, NEW ALL-TERRAIN FAT BIKES Anchorage, Alaska (August 12, 2015) – Fatback announces the addition of the SKOOKUM CARBON FRAME and the RHINO ALLOY FRAME to its lineup of all-terrain fat bikes. With their suspension-optimized design, these two are made to rip through whatever terrain you are willing to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Video Flashback

A little over five years ago, Mike Curiak joined Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Doom Fishfinder, and Roman Dial for a tour of SE Alaska. They rode the beach out of Yakutat and traveled along Alaska’s outer coast, via fat-bike and packraft to Glacier Bay. Five years ago, most of us were just trying to figure out how to put […]

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Saturday Video!

Our amigo, Eric Parsons (from Revelate Designs) and some of his amigos took a trip on the ITI route, but the opposite direction that the racers were going. This is a cool little edit from that trip. If this doesn’t get your motor running, you might, just be wired wrong or have iron poor blood. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Iditirod Trail

Frank Janssens shot my amigo Morris during the ITI this year, with spectacular results! We kept this week’s image in the original format to preserve the photographer’s vision! Just click on the image above to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We’d like to feature fat-bikes from around the […]

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Event Spotlight ♦ Talkeetna Trio WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Last week was the Pugsley Fat-Bike World Championships, so in the year that we enjoyed two US National Fat-Bike Championships, it only makes perfectly logical sense that we should also enjoy two World Championships! This one is run by our amigos at Speedway Cycles and is Sponsored by Denali Brewing, so get ready for some […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Burton Beach

A great video from one of my favorite videographers. This was shot over 4 years ago along Burton Beach in Kodiak Alaska. These are some of the first Fatback bikes that I ever saw, back then. If you look close you’ll see an old spider tire, getting some miles on the beach. The beaches in this […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – 9:Zero:7 Whiteout – Snow Optional

The 9:Zero:7 boys up there in Anchorage have been keeping busy. The just finished their first video that supports what we’ve been saying for years. Fat bikes make really fun trail bikes! And now with the unbelievably light and burley, fat-carbon bikes, like the 9:Zero:7 Whiteout, it’s a whole new ball game! Take your fat-bike out on your local […]

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Borealis Echo – Battle of Camrock – Race Test

With the success of our 80 mile – 4 person race test of the Borealis Echo, we decided to put out 6th test pilot in the saddle to race the Echo at last week’s WORS Race near Madison, Wisconsin, called the Battle of CamRock. This week’s test pilot is Aristotle Peters….the guy who pulled off […]

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Foto Gordo – Captain Crust

    Awhile back, I asked for some crust photos from our viewing audience and Paul Rotkis, from up in Anchorage (by way of Racine Wisconsin) sent me a couple of fresh, fat, tracks on luxurious, Alaskan, crust along with this shot of his red white and blue, polished aluminum, 9:Zero:7 that I named Captain Crust. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Hunting Monsters!

In 2013 Bjørn Olson and Brent Phillips hopped aboard a cargo ship destined for the far shore of Alaska’s Cook Inlet with fat-bikes, packrafts, minimal food, even less camping gear and a burning desire to go. Through beach, tundra, swamp and mud they rode, pushed, hauled and kicked their bikes through Iliamna country, with eyes always peeled for […]

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NEW! ♦ Borealis + Bluto = Echo! ♦ NEW!

We all knew Rock Shox was coming out with a front boinger, but what we didn’t know was that our Amigos at Borealis have been working with them on the development of their Senator Blutarski (Bluto) fat-suspension fork. I bet just about everybody will have something to say about Bluto. Today we get to talk […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Knik Glacier

I had the pleasure of meeting Randy Armstrong at the Frosty Bottom awards ceremony when I visited Anchorage in January. Randy is also a past winner of our photo contest from a couple of years back! He sent me a video that he put together about a ride that he’s been dreaming about. This is what […]

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Jeff Gillmore – Fat-Bike Mechanic to the Stars

Mi amigo and pro pack slinger, Tupps Becker, gave me the idea to interview his homie, Jeff Gillmore. Between Josh Spice, Kevin Brietenbach and Tupper, I had come to know Jeff and the bikes that he wrenches for some of the biggest names in the Ultra Endurance Fat-Bike Racing. Stars like world record holders, Jeff […]

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Triple F ♦ Knik River

Doug Schutte sent us in this gorgeous photograph that he took on a ride up the Knik River near Palmer, AK. The week that I spent in Alaska this past January was incredibly enlightening and I know that we’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to learn and experience there. That’s why we […]

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US Fat-Bike Nationals – Up Close & Personal

Last weekend’s US Fat-Bike Championships at the Fat Bike Birkie was the ‘Woodstock’ of fat-biking. Carlos Santana jammed with Hendrix and the Jefferson Airplane played a 2 hour set! The Fat-Bike Birkie had it all! Mountain Bike legends like Travis Brown and Ned Overend raced the very best of the rising stars of fat-bike racing. […]

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2014 ITI Leader Photos by Adam Miller

There are currently three riders that have broken away and are on a record breaking pace at the Iditirod Trail Invitational. Tim Berntson, Kevin Breitenbach and Alec Petro are in the lead pack with Pete Basinger and Francis Lambert about two hours back from the three leaders. Alaskan native, Adam Miller from Borealis Bikes has […]

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Alaska – Episode 4 – Revelate Designs

This is the final Episode in our Alaska Series (till we return)…In this segment we share a visit that I had with Eric Parsons at Revelate Designs. We’ll also show you Revelate’s new Williwaw Pogies along with a matching frame bag. Revelate Designs is probably the most recognized brand of frame bag in both Alaska and […]

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Alaska Episode Two – 9:Zero:7

My trip to Anchorage probably would have not happened without Bill Fleming’s invitation to come and spend a week, to check out 9:Zero:7’s operation. Bill is one of the founders of 9:Zero:7 and during my trip, I stayed with Bill and his wife Sheryl. They even set me up with one of their gorgeous carbon […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – A Thin White Line

A Thin White Line is the story of the 2001 Iditasport adventure race featuring racers on foot, bike and ski, as they challenge the 1000 mile Iditarod Trail in the Alaskan winter. This is before modern fat-bikes were developed. We also are archiving this link to our fat-bike history page. Get out the popcorn and […]

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Alaska – Episode 1 – The Frosty Bottom

I spent the first full week of 2014 in Alaska with the goal of learning about the fat-bike culture of Anchorage. Anchorage is the home of two well respected fat-bike companies (9:Zero:7 & Fatback) as well as a premier frame bag manufacturer (Revelate Designs). I was fortunate enough to spend time with the folks behind […]

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Fatback Corvus Carbon Spy Shots!

The timing of my trip to Anchorage, could not have come at a more opportune time! I attended the Speedway Cycles Tuesday Night Shop Ride on the very day that Greg received their first sample/test frame and we have the first shots to share with all of our readers! I even got to take it […]

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