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2019 MTBA Australian Fat Bike National Championships – by Simon Rimmer

Fat Bikes might have been crafted for the snowfields of the northern hemisphere, but they’re as equally at home on loose trails, muddy tracks, and sandy beaches……….and that’s where they’ve captured the attention of Aussie riders ‘cause we’ve got plenty of incredible beaches surrounding our Great Southern Land. Arguably one of our best beaches is […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday Aussie Series No.19

We’re celebrating our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. Once a month, for the last nineteen months, we’ve delighted your retinas with some intensely beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. Simpson Desert Bike Challenge 2018. An […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – It’s Winter Down Under

Chris Rishworth is back on FVT with a beautiful Australian High Country fat-bike ride in the snow! Nothing beats the heat of summer like a ride in the snow! Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series – Sesquipedalian Sesquiannual!

We’re celebrating the year and a half mark for our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. Once a month, for the last eighteen months, we’ve delighted your retinas with some intensely beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Mt. Moffat

This week on Fat Video Tuesday we’re featuring the second clip from Chris Rishworth. This clip features Chris’s bikepacking trip through the Mount Moffatt Section of Carnarvon National Park on a MURU Cycles TiWitjira expedition fat-bike. Would you share your Plus or Fat Pixels? Give us your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Big Red!

We’re stoked to continue our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we get to spur your imagination with some tasty images from Australia! This is what’s on my desktop…What’s on your computer’s desktop? This is what Eckart shared about this week’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fraser Island

Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world’s largest sand island, encompassing seventy-one square miles. Our amigo Eckart Altenkamp clued our staff and readers into just how beautiful Fraser Island call look through a camera lens with his Wallpaper Wednesday Series, but this isn’t Wednesday. This is Fat Video Tuesday! So here’s a […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Chapter 14 – Big Red

We’re stoked to continue our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we get to flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. This shot was taken at the 2018 […]

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Henty Enduro 2.0 Backpack

    Who’s Henty?  That was my first question too.  Founded in Tasmania, Australia, (yeah, that’s a real place) Henty started out making suit and garment bags for business clothes.  They’ve been adding different versions of these bags and have a line of bags and packs specifically designed for active commuting. The Enduro was launched […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Australia for the Holidays

  Eckart Altenkamp shot these photographs of his Specialized Fatboy at The Opera House in Sydney Austraila for our twelfth chapter in the Aussie Wallpaper Series that premiered at the beginning of 2018. I couldn’t decide which shot was best so I uploaded my 3 favorites. Passing the Sydney Opera House on a Friday Commute to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Australia Episode Eleven

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is the eleventh photo in our Aussie Wallpaper Series from our amigo, Eckart Altenkamp. This is a preview from Simpson Desert Bike Challenge 2018 that illustrates the vastness of the Australian Outback. Australia is the perfect example of four season fat-bike fun! Eckart shared this about the shot. Riding into the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series No. 6

  Our amigo from Australia, Eckart Altenkamp is back for his sixth Wallpaper Wednesday in our monthly Aussie Wallpaper Series. This what Eckart shared about this month’s image. This picture was taken riding the “Sky Trek” in a 270 square km farm in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. We encountered many Emus and kangaroos, but […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 5

  The week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is the 5th installment in our Aussie Series from Eckart Altenkamp. This is a shot of Eckart’s campsite on the edge of a large salt lake in Southern Australia. Eckart rides the salt lake to train for the Simpson Desert Challenge. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]

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2018 Australian Fat-Bike National Championships 5/11/2018

  Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Karunjie Event Management is pleased to present the inaugural Fat Bike National Championships to be held at Cable Beach, near Broom, Western Australia. Fat-Bike beach racing is coming to Western Australia next Saturday! You can register for the race here and you can visit the event page here. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 4

  Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp is back with our fourth instalment in his Series of Aussie Wallpaper Wednesdays. This week’s landscape was taken at Boat Harbour Beach at the northern end of Eckart’s regular 8km long training beach in Sydney’s South. Beach riding is one of my favourite forms of fat-bike fun! Got your […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series #3 – 2018 Simpson Desert Challenge Announcement

  Here’s why we deemed March as Fat-Bike Beach Month…Mud. Spring thaw renders most of the trails in our home region unridable in March, because the spring thaw makes our trails suceptable to damage. Different regions and countries have differing rules and customs that off-road cyclists follow to protect the local trails. It’s up to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series Premier – Featuring Eckart Altenkamp

  We’re stoked to introduce a new monthly series that will feature photos from the 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we’ll flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Austrailia! This is what Eckart shared about this photo. I took this photo on a training ride for the Simpson […]

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Fat Video Tuesday 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge!

  Eckart Altenkamp is the winner of this year’s edition of the 2017 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge and he sent us an update on this year’s event. Echart shared “We only had 12 participants in 2017… and I think that’s is a shame. It is such an amazing event… and the volunteers running it deserve […]

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Diamant F1-LTD Review – By Euan Pennington

    I’m old enough to remember the 90’s, when mountain bike brands would occasionally build a bike for a trade show, it would be boggling at sub 24 pounds in weight, it would be made of unobtanium, paper-mache and hope, and it had a rider weight limit of not very much.  It was still […]

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Video Race Report – 2016 Simpson Desert Bike Challenge – by Martin Solms

There are not many fat bike races in the world that involve complicated logistics, dedicated support crews, 3000miles of driving, and a whopping 300 miles of multi-day, one-way stage racing.  But if this type of event takes your fancy, then welcome to the Australian Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.   Following on, from our race reports published […]

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Reid Zeus Review by Euan Pennington

Reid Zeus – Godly or Ghastly? For the last couple of months I have had the Reid Zeus fatbike lurking in my shed, to try and determine what’s what.  Reid is a budget brand based here Down Under, but with distribution to Europe and the US.  They keep their prices down by selling not only […]

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First Look – Reid Cycles – Zeus

By: Euan Pennington Anyone who rides a fatbike will know there is huge interest out there surrounding these bikes, but in a strange twist of fate, not everyone has an unlimited bike budget. Apparently there are those who squander their hard earned on fripperies such as mortgages, rent, food and children, and to these people […]

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Foto Gordo – Big Fat Hurt

Joshua Macpherson sent us a shot from the mapping stage of the Big Fat Hurt. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia. This is our way of suggesting that, “it’s not too late to load your bike and some gear and go explore the great outdoors this weekend!”  Friday Fat-Bike Stoke…….Engaged. […]

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Queen Fattie – Ruling Over Her Skinny Subjects

We’ve had quite a few articles from riders in Australia over the years and site contributor, Mark Peterson, put out his tentacles to uncover this on from his Bro, Troy, in New South Wales. Written and shot by: Adam Troy (August, 2014) Location: Shellharbour, NSW, Australia Fat bikes. They are freakish looking things. I wasn’t quite […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Canning Stock Route Australia

Tom Walwyn from the land down under recently did an unsupported ride of the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia. Total distance, about 1150 miles and they did it in 26 days! You can read more about the ride on Tom’s blog www.bicyclenomad.com. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ The Dude on the Dune

Ross Cairns captured, thee – Bike Bag Dude – Kedan Griffin, kicking up a little rooster tail at Stockton Sand Dunes, last month during a ‘south hemi’ – winter fat-biking trip! What’s your fat-bike fetish? Send us an electronic post card from your local fat-bike rodeo or just drop me a line at gomez@fat-bike.com and let […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Yurrebilla

   (click to enlarge) Billy Somerville took this shot on the Yurrebilla Trail in South Australia. You can see more of Billy’s camera work at http://500px.com/bcdsom.   Share Some Fat-Bike Fun!   Send your Fat Foto Friday shots to gomez@fat-bike.com along with some sort of description and help us provide a little inspiration to the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ The Dandenongs

David Peterson sent us a video clip from down under and had this to say about it. “My vid was filmed in a place that’s about an hours dive east of Melbourne (Oz) in a place called Mount Dandenong but it’s know to us more as just ‘The Dandenongs’. There are many walking and cycling […]

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¡ Angry Andy Gets Down (Under) !

Down Under Holiday! Written by: Andy Oleson Ok, This story can’t progress another word without giving a HUGE shout out to Kath n Kedan Griffin, fellow BBR test pilot, Chris Zito, and MURU Cycles head man – Wayne Chapman! For without their great generosity and help this story would be non-existent.  I’ve had the good […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Water Spout

  Aussie amigo, R Cairns captured this image of a water spout, while out beach riding with a friend, down under. Check out more from R Cairnes at www.theunknownrider.com. We love getting out on the beach in raw weather! Next time a storm is brewing, grab your fatty and head to the beach. Maybe you’ll wake […]

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