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Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

This is the longest running and highest (elevation) Fat-Bike Race series in this great land! Just click on the flyer (above) and you’ll be transferred to the Cloud City Wheelers web page, where you can track down all the essential information to attend one of these fine races. You may even run into samsquantch! The […]

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First Look – 2017 Borealis Flume – by Dustin Carlson

    Borealis is known for making top notch fat bikes. Their design and attention to detail is best in the business. We all know that the high end, carbon “Crestone” models are great, but Borealis also has the aluminum “Flume” line. The geometry is much the same between the two models, with the major […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ High Above Durango

  Brett Davis sent us a shot of his Salsa Blackborow out on an early morning training ride above Durango, Colorado. Brett is a Wallpaper Wednesday veteran. We featured a photo from Brett’s trip to Iceland. You can see that shot here. We’re coming up on five years of Wallpapers and you can browse the archives and pick […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday Club ♦ Durango

I met Mason & Riley at the Fat-Bike Worlds this February in Crested Butte. I had seen Mason, riding a fat-bike that I recognized from a small Wisconsin bike company, Wyatt Bicycles, and it turned out to be Riley’s sled. Riley and Mason were at worlds, as part of the herd of ‘working media’ and we […]

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Borealis Crestone – First Impressions

Way back in July – I got the opportunity to ride one of the early samples of the new Borealis Crestone at the Borealis Fat Bike World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was just a paved urban spin from their former location to their new location, but my first impressions were positive. The ride felt familiar […]

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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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Field Trip to the West – Chapter Two – REEB

Chapter 2 – REEB Cycles – Longmont Colorado While I was visiting Boo up in Fort Collins, our compadre, Chris Reichel, (aka Dirty Biker) was down at REEB Cycles in Longmont (about a half hour south of FoCo) getting ready to lauunnch the #greatwhitebuffalo tour from the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado to the O.B. Brewery in Asheville […]

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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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REEB – Donk Review

Reebdonkadonk – By – Steve Meurett The days are getting ever so slightly longer, which also (usually) translates into more white on the ground here in the Midwest.  This “winter” has been anything but.  We’re teased with deep snow in November, lose it-gain it back, gone again, and just now, post holidays, we’re back riding ribbons […]

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Product Spotlight – Alubooyah 2015

  By Steve Meurett Bamboo? Seriously? Yes, I’d seen a smattering of Boo bikes on the web and was aware there must be something to them, considering the company managed to scoop up Adam Blake- (all things fat-bike) sage and consummate, cycling guru.   Not just bamboo, but tam vong bamboo- “iron bamboo” which is particularly […]

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BOOLOSSAL – First Look!

    Our amigo, Adam Blake, from Boo Bicycles, came out to the Fat-Bike ranch to visit us on our radio show and give us a sneak peak of the new Boolossal. Adam and I have been talking about the Boolossal for the last six months, so when he built up their  first production bike, he […]

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REEBadonkadonk – A First Look

 Editor’s Note : Our amigo Steve is a long time gear tester, race promoter and is the poster child for what we call, ‘a cool dude in loose mood’ around the campfire circle. Steve’s always lended a helping hand at rad events like Gnome-Fest. He’s been running a really fun fat-bike race called Yeti-Fest for the last […]

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Builder Profile – Matter Cycles – Benefat

Today’s article is sort of a two for one dealio. In the first part of the article, I share a little builder profile action on Matter Cycles and in the second segment, Colin Ford, gives you his first impressions of the Matter Cycles, Benefat. ~Enjoy the Ride…or…Read!~ Matter Cycles is a one man custom frame fabricator […]

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Moonmen #M00

I’ve kept my eye on a new bike company out in the Front Range called Moonmen after I saw a bad-ass moto handlebar that they made last winter. I didn’t know then, that this was a new venture that would team Paul Knowles, Todd Heath (both formerly of Black Sheep Cycles) with Ryan Mckee to make bikes that really strike […]

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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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Borealis Upgrades Yampa for 2014!

Our amigos at Borealis shared some new updates to their YAMPA frame with us yesterday. The YAMPA was released in June of 2013, and is getting a full facelift for 2014.  “Our goal at Borealis is to constantly improve our bikes to be the best fat bikes in the world.  We were thrilled with the YAMPA, but wanted […]

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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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Borealis/Wolftooth Front Derailleur Do-Dad

Borealis and Wolf Tooth Components have been collaborating on product ideas since the early days of both companies. The new front derailleur direct mount adapter for 190mm rear hub spacing is the first product that is a direct result of that collaboration. The adapter is designed and manufactured in Minneapolis MN just like all the […]

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Fat Foto Friday – Dos Yampas

      This week’s Friday Double Feature comes from our amigos at Borealis Bikes out in Colorado. It seems that they just finished a big photo shoot and had a hard time keeping these feathery carbon fat-bikes from floating off the ground! The shots were taken at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs last […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) – BigAD’s Colorado 9:Zero:7

bigAD out of Denver Metro is rollin’ a Phat 9:Zero:7 and sent us these words when he discovered our stickers-for-stories post. Dig what bigAD has to say: “When life gives you lemons, YOU PAINT THAT SH*T GOLD” is a personal mantra I’ve taken from the title of Minnesota Contemporary Rabbits* Atmosphere’s fifth studio album. Like […]

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Colorado ♦ Ride Report

Our Rocky mountain correspondent, James Healy, has been enjoying some time up in Leadville, Colorado, riding his Six-one-Six fat-bike along with his awesome athletic pooch named Hazel! Hazel and James rode the Colorado/Continental Divide Trail along the shores of Twin Lakes, just south of Leadville near Independence Pass. James had this to say about the […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Long’s Peak Camp

  Matt Thyer emailed us a photograph from a recent fat-bike adventure. Matt had this to share with us about the trip. “Made camp at Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park after a 50-ish mile ride up from the front range last weekend. My Surly Neck Romancer Pug rolls just as fast as an […]

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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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¡NEW! 38 Frameworks – Mastodon – 29+

We’re thrilled to be able to share with our readers, in a Fat-Bike.com exclusive: 38 Frameworks is releasing their new Mastodon 29+ complete bike. The Mastodon will feature a made in the USA, 7005 series, double butted aluminum frame and a White Brothers Carbon Fork. The build kit on the Mastodon is pretty darn impressive and […]

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New Fat Bike! – Borealis Yampa

A brand new fat bike-dedicated brand, Borealis Bikes has introduced a sleek and extremely light carbon fiber frame and fork to the fat bike world.  Borealis Bikes, a subsidiary of The Fat Bike Company, identified their first bike as the YAMPA.  Company founders stated their goal was simply to have the best and lightest Fat […]

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The Fat Side of NAHBS 2013

Show Coverage by James Healy Twenty Two Cycles Ti & Steel Bully 38 Frameworks Carbon Hogback and Aluminum Jakelope Funk 29+ Front and Fat Rear AMPeirce Overlander – 29+ or 4″ fatty compliant Tandem Black Sheep Fat Cargo Blacksheep Dually Fat – Note the Wolf Tooth Chain-ring Blacksheep 29+ Tandem Jen Green Custom Headbadge on […]

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Event Spotlight – Crested Butte Fat Bike Race

  The first Fat Bike/Snow Bike Race in downtown Crested Butte, utilizing the finest of Nordic Trail Systems on the PLANET – those of the Crested Butte Nordic Center.  Details on the poster above – feel free to print and distribute or hang at your leisure. Solo race, Team/Relay race, Demo’s available, libations by Oskar […]

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Get Demo’d – Surly/Salvagetti Style

This will probably be the best time you’ve ever had in your entire life…….just say’n…. For more races, demos and festivals, visit our Event Calendar sponsored by 45NRTH for more Fat-Bike Fun! Do you know about a fat-bike event in your area? Send us your event info and we’ll add it to our Event Calendar. Email the event information […]

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Custom Fat – Black Sheep Bikes

Black Sheep Bikes is located in Fort Collins, Colorado and is well known for their titanium, rolling, works of art. We contacted BSB and asked if we could feature one of their fat-bikes for our readers and Todd sent us these stunning shots of their current ‘shop bike’. The bike is called Two Face and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Gypsy by Trade

Mushroom Rock, Carbondale, CO; snow falls on Mt. Sopris in the background. Nicholas Carman sent us in a few pix from his adventures riding his fat-bike all over the west. Nicholas says: I have been riding a secondhand purple Pugsley daily for ten months. First, I rode through a winter in Anchorage, commuting and exploring snowy […]

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