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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat-Bike Pioneer Roundtable (Part 2)

This week’s fat video Tuesday presentation  was recorded by Dan McDonough from Lifetime Adventures at the 2016 Fat Bike Expo. We want to express our gratitude to Kathi Merchant the Director of the Iditarod Trail Invitational for putting us in touch with Dan. This week’s video is Part 2 of a round table discussion about the history of fat-bikes from […]

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Wallpaper (video) Wednesday – Nulato Hills

Eric Parsons and I trade emails, now and then and a few weeks ago he included a photo of some Musk Ox hair stuck on a bush, with a vague reference to his latest trip to Western Alaska. An area called the Nulato Hills. Eric is the man behind Revelate Designs and if you ever […]

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2018 Fatback Corvus FLT News Release

We’ve been waiting for this news since Greg and Fuzzy told us that Fatback would be making a Black on Black Corvus FLT, all the way back at Sea Otter in April of this year. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review the 2017 Corvus frame this spring/summer and I fell in […]

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Fatback Corvus Review

I’ve been riding a Fatback Corvus for the last few months and it’s ‘high time’ for me to put into words, the way I feel about the fourth carbon fat bike that I’ve reviewed over the last couple of years. You can read my initial impressions and review this bike’s impeccable racing pedigree here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/04/product-spotlight-2017-fatback-corvus/ In […]

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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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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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