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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer AK

  March is Fat-Bike Beach Month and our amigos up in Homer Alaska have an event that every fat-biker should put on their bucket list. I went a couple of years back and I really cannot wait till I get a chance to return to this grassroots, kick-ass fat-bike party! Visit for all of […]

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Event Spotlight – The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series

There are  3 races to go in the Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series and the Mineral Belt Mayhem is this weekend. Get ready for FUN at the highest fat-bike race series in Colorado! Visit and tell’em that tio gomez sent’chew. Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – #fatbackbikes #denali #tonightsthenight #Iditarodtrail

  Our longtime amigo and contributor Kevin Breitenbach sent me a few shots under the heading “gnome hunting near the Alaska Range”. Kevin took this amazing shot of fellow Fatback riders, Tim Berntson and Kevin Murphy, presumably out stretching the legs in preparation for the ITI. The Iditarod Trail Invitational is happening as I type this […]

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Surly Big Fat Dummy Long Term Review – by Seth Bell

    Editors Note: Seth Bell is an eighteen year veteran of the bike industry and makes his home in Mason City Iowa. He currently owns six or seven fat-bikes and he spends his days working on the frontlines of what can go spurious with your average fat-bike. Those two things alone should put him […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Truckee California

  This week’s wallpaper image comes to us from Scott Berelson and it’s a bit of a “Where’s Waldo?”….or maybe Where’s Dora? We’ll let Scott explain in his own words. I recently took this shot of my bamboo fatbike “Cali Grown” and my dog Dora out early morning on our backyard trail. Not a lot […]

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906 POLAR ROLL RACE REPORT – by Leia Schneeberger

The 906 Polar Roll is the final race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.  It’s advertised as a 35 Mile race (Actually 41, Thanks Todd) which starts on the main street of Marquette Michigan.  This has taken the top spot for my all time favorite fat bike race.  I was nervous about this one as I’ve never been on […]

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2018 Kona Wozo Review – by Aristotle Peters

  I’ve spent the past few months aboard the 2018 Kona Wozo, a bike that is designed as an all-season, aggressive, hardtail that happens to have fat tires.  This bike hasn’t seen much change from its 2017 counterpart, but that’s for good reason.  I have had a great time riding this bike and am happy […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

This week’s video comes to us from the talented specialists at Superior Social Mgmt. The clip really captures a truly great day of racing. The video combines scenes and interviews from the USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Area just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan. Management and Distribution: Austen Reno Video […]

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2018 Fat-Bike National Championships – Race Report

I spent the weekend over in Michigan at the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Hill near Grand Rapids. The race was run by our long-time amigo and all-around cool cat, Nate Phelps with the help of the Westen Michigan Sports Commision. The Cannonsburg Venue was quite a nice upgrade from last […]

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Maxxis Minion FRF/FBR 27.5 x 3.8 Review

We’ve been riding a couple of sets of the Maxxis Minion FBR/FBF 27.5 x 3.8 tires for the last ninety days on a variety of bikes and rims. We published a product spotlight about the new low-fat sneakers from Maxxis Here and we also posted an article about a plus/fat wheel configuration that we tested […]

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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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Surly Edna 26 x 4.3 Review by Ron Stawicki

  Getting Dirty With Edna   Few bike parts can affect a bikes fun factor like tires. You can roll with a generic stem or hubs and I doubt it’ll ruin your day but mount up some cheap, heavy tires to your favorite bike and you’ll probably want to trade it in before you can […]

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Product Spotlight – 2018 Salsa Mukluk Carbon GX Eagle – By Travis Hubbard

Mukluk – (noun) muk·luk  \ ˈmək-ˌlək \ a soft winter boot traditionally made of reindeer or seal skin originally worn by Arctic aboriginal people of Alaska.  Mukluks weigh little and allow hunters to move quietly. I received word recently from the Headquarters to keep my eye out for a big box from Salsa arriving at my doorstep.  I considered […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Big M by KBS

  This week’s WW really ties the whole room together, man…..if you’re into what we have coming up later this week. Our longtime Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and the C0-Host of the Fat Camp Podcast, Ken Blakey-Shell, is also a member of the crew at the Big M Groomed Fat-Bike Trails, where another of our Michigan […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – One Day Off

A longtime reader, Robert Krügel, dropped us a line with some hot, low-rise, mesh, european pixels from a recent trip to the Ore Mountains. Here’s what he shared about this week’s video clip. Hey Team, My Name is Robert and I’m from East-Germany, I read your Website for many years now, it’s great! Thank you for […]

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Event Spotlight Badger State Games (WI) 1/20/18

Wausau Wisconsin hosts the 2018 Badger State Games and the Fat-Bike Race in on January 20th. Details on how to get registered are up on the event webpage. Central Wisconsin has great fat-bike riding opportunities at several trail systems, in Wausau and the surrounding area. The Badger State Games hold competitions in dozens of categories, […]

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Best of Wallpaper Wednesday 2017

Let’s take a look back at the year’s Best Wallpaper Wednesday images from 2017. January This photo was taken by Rocky Hallows in Dixie National Forest near Cedar City, Utah and Brian Head Ski Resort. February Paul captured his fat-bike in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. March Fat biking the Mineral Belt Trail in the […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Heli-Fat Iceland

My new amigo Magne Kvam sent us this week’s video all the way from Iceland. You’ve probably seen Heli-Ski adventure in a Warren Miller film, so it’s only natural that Heli-Fat-Biking would be next, right? Magne’s a man of few words. This is all he shared regarding this week’s clip. “Fly out, ride back.” You can […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Doublepond

  Peter De Mattia sent us this week’s Wallpaper feature from Northern New Jersey. This is what he shared with us about his image. Here is a photo I took of my 2014 Trek Farley on the Doublepond Trail in Wawayanda State Park in northern New Jersey. This is such a great park, with singletrack […]

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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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Wallpaper Wednesday – Winter is Here!

  The calendar says that Winter doesn’t officially start until next week but in the French Alps…and here in Wisconsin, Jacque Frost is painting the landscape with ice and snow! Our Wallpaper features a shot from earlier this year, taken by Patrick Strahm at the end of this past Winter. You can check out more […]

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Product Spotlight – Revelate Designs Williwaw Pogies

Our favorite sub-arctic set of pogies, the Revelate Designs Williwaw, received an upgrade recently and just in time for Winter, we have a set here to test. The folks at Revelate never stop innovating their product line. The new Williwaws feature a zippered vent, for when your hands get too warm and a new bar […]

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