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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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Product Spotlight: Farley 9.8 by Trek

Walking into my studio last week I noticed two ginormous boxes. Immediately I thought to myself, “now what did we buy and what is it?” I was relieved to see instead the shipping address coming from Waterloo, Wisconsin and the contents reading Trek Farley 9.8. That’s a good way to start a work day. Over […]

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Red Bear Products to bring Euro & Aussie Carbon Rims to the US

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tim Krueger Announces Red Bear Products, A Wheelgoods Distributor for Kuroshiro and Bouwmeester Composites to North America September 13th, 2015 Tim Krueger announces his second new company this year, Red Bear Products.  Red Bear Products will be a distributor of bicycle wheelgoods, concentrating on industry-leading technology, hard-to-find brands, high-quality […]

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News Release – Borealis and Reynolds – NEW! – ELITE Carbon Wheels

I nabbed a sneak preview of these new ELITE carbon, double wall, rims, when I visited Borealis at the end of July. The spy shots don’t show the final graphics, but these are the new wheels that have been developed  through a strategic partnership between Borealis and Reynolds Cycling. The official press release is below. We should have more information […]

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New 2016 Borealis Crestone!

News Release – Borealis Fat Bikes Introduces the Crestone The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes Colorado Springs, Colo. (8/15/15) – The Fat Bike Company, whose cutting edge product line includes Borealis Bikes, is set to premier the new Crestone at Interbike 2015 September […]

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Fat-Bike NEWS – Borealis and Lauf form Strategic Partnership

Colorado Springs, Colo. & Reykjavik, Iceland – (June 11, 2015) – Borealis Bikes and Lauf Forks today announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. This relationship promotes the focus both companies have to the Fatbike category and answers continued requests for a high performance fork which requires no maintenance and operates in extreme conditions. “The Lauf Carbonara […]

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Sarma Naran 100 Carbon Wheelset

Sarma is newer company to the fat-bike scene but they bring to the table many years of aerospace composite experience along with a strong interest in fat-bikes. In addition to a fat-bikes frame (the Shaman), they also have a line of fat-bike rims called the Naran.  The 100mm Naran was the first 100mm carbon rim on the […]

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Sarma Naran 100mm Wheelset – Carbon & Tubeless

Mi nombre esta es Gomez and I ‘m a frequent tire changer. The fat-bike dot com test kitchens are a revolving door of all sorts of fat-bike tires, so I get the opportunity to try out new sneakers all of the time. That’s my excuse for not having gone tubeless, before now….but that’s all about […]

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On One Carbon Fatty Fork

  We’re pleased to introduce Kevin Higgins. Kevin is a new correspondent from Alexandra, NZ which is an hour from Queenstown and Wanaka, and surrounded by epic riding! Kevin was born and raised in San Jose, California but now lives with his wife in New Zealand. Kevin runs a small bicycle business called Hellcat Cycles. He revitalizes prewar bikes for rental […]

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Sarma Announces First Carbon 29+ Rim!

Sarma just announced the very first Carbon Fiber 29+ Rim to hit the market!  The new Naran 29+ is tubeless ready – 50mm wide and weighs a mere 450 grams! If you were thinking about building a set of summer wheels for your fat-bike, these rims could be a game changer. The following is from the news […]

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LaMere Carbon – Chinese Rocket Ship

By : Jesse LaLonde 12.6 lbs ; The weight difference between LaMere’s new carbon fat bike and my current fat rig. A light fat bike; the oxymoron approach to describing the new LaMere fat bike. Minneapolis; the location of LaMere HQ and home to some of the best kept fat bike trails around. Luckily for […]

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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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A Visit to Hed HQ

As soon as I scheduled my trip to Minneapolis to attend the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, I contacted Andy from Hed to see if I could visit their production facility and possibly, demo a set of their new carbon fat bike rims. As the date of my visit grew closer, Andy and I worked out all […]

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Spied in the Wild – Salsa Beargrease Carbon

I was at the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series race at Kewaunee recently where they added race classes for fat-bikes to contest the WEMS Fat-bike State Championship with classes for 6-Hour Solo Male and Female and 6-Hour Duo Male and Female and low-and-behold I spotted a Salsa Carbon Beargrease in the wild! A bit of […]

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NEW! Fatback Corvus Carbon

FATBACK INTRODUCES CORVUS, A COMPLETE CARBON FIBER FAT-BIKE Anchorage, Alaska – Fatback announces the addition of the CORVUS CARBON FRAME AND FORK to its lineup of back-country all-terrain bikes. The complete bike, frame, and fork are available now for pre-ordering through the Fatback website. The Fatback Corvus is made for snow treks and shoreline tours, […]

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First Ride – Borealis Carbon Fat-bike

Folks, we are pre-empting our normal Wallpaper Wednesday to bring you this special report. Wallpaper Wednesday will resume next week at it’s regular time. On with the story! Colorado Springs is the home of Borealis Bikes and also the home of our bud Sevo who had a chance to take a pre-production Borealis Fat-bike out […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) ~ El Pugnago

Written by Drew ♦ Photos by Kim and Drew I’ve enjoyed riding on snow since the first year I got ‘into’ mountain biking.  My second race ever was one of the Hillside ‘Cold Bear Series’ events.  After a handful of Hillside races and a couple of times participating in Triple D I was, honestly, still […]

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New! 38 Frameworks – First Carbon Fat-Bike!

The New! 38 Frameworks ‘Hogback’ Full Carbon Fat-Bike! 38 Frameworks announces their new Hogback! The first production Full-Carbon Fat-Bike! This weekend at the Iceman Cometh Challenge near Traverse City, Michigan –  38 frameworks will unveil the very first pair of carbon fiber ‘Hogback’ fat-bikes to the cycling world! The Hogback is hand made in Colorado. […]

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Carver O’Beast Carbon Fork Review

Carver O’Beast Carbon Fork Written and photographed by Porter Million Specs: Full carbon 3K weave 570 grams uncut 1-1/8″ x 300mm carbon steerer 135mm hub spacing Front disc offset (spacers included upon request) 45mm fork rake 465mm axle-to-crown Post mount disc caliper mount Clearance for 4.7 inch tires Retail $299  Purchased at: I won the fork […]

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Win a Carbon Carver Fat Fork – Spring Essay Contest!

Win a Carver O’Beast Carbon Fat-Bike Fork by entering our Spring Essay contest! Entries can be written, photo or video or any combination of the three. Entries must be received by May 31st, 2012. Send entries to: info@fat-bike.com. The subject of your entry is to share your personal-favorite, fat-bike friendly bike shop with us  anything fat-bike related. […]

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Review – Carver O’Beast Carbon Fat-Bike Fork

Alex Roskin sent in this review about the Carver O’Beast Fat-Bike Fork. I really love the Fatbike format since I got my Mukluk2 around Thanksgiving. Even though here in the Northeast we haven’t seen much snow, I have been trail ridding on her every Sunday. Our 3 hour “A-train” suffer fests have my friends with […]

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