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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Race – 1/22/17

  Up North in the Chequamegon National Forest, there’s a race coming up that sez it’s a different kind of race. You can click the race flyer to go to the event web page or click HERE to go directly to register for the event. If you go, let us know what was different and stuff. The Event Calendar […]

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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 – Otso Voytek

It is kind of funny, last year/season we saw a flood of similar “me-to” fat bikes from manufacturers trying to jump on the fat bike bandwagon. Everyone seemed to want to pile on the fat bike craze. From those heady times, we have seen some really interesting and fresh bikes emerge for the 2017 season. […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Super Cut

Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Dustin Carlson put together what he’s calling the “Fat-Bike Supercut”…..some people call it a kaiser blade……I call it a slingblade. Three out of four dentists recommend that you hit play and read the very few words of the man, his own bad self…. I can’t express enough how much fun […]

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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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Frensham

Tomorrow is the first day of Winter on the earth’s northern hemisphere, so that make’s this Yule’s Eve; or as your favorite cable TV meteorologist might refer to as the winter solstice. I like to say it’s the shortest day of the year (even though each day is 24 hours long, more or less). The […]

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The Surly Big Fat Dummy

  Back in September, I visited the QBP corporate campus in sunny Bloomington MN, for an opportunity to meet and talk with Surly’s product development team about a project that’s been in the pipeline for quite some time. I learned of the existence of the Big fat Dummy project about the time that the Ice […]

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Product Spotlight – RSD Ti Mayor

  I voted for the RSD Ti Mayor Part of my responsibilities as Payload Specialist on the USS Faterprise is to schedule bike tests with our Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots. This year, we’ll be testing an All-Star lineup of 2017’s, like the Fatback Rhino (Travis) & Skookum (Sven), along with a Borealis Flume (Wade) and […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Movember

  Our amigo Riley Seebeck is back with a sweet edit from Steamboat Springs Colorado. Riley is a Brand Ambassador for Wyatt Bicycles and the man behind Flow Foto. As you can see Riley wears a Mustache and that made me think about Movember, Movember is a charity that supports Men’s Health. Movember raises money and […]

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Foto Gordo – Over Under Sideways Down

Brigi Öcsi shared this dramatic image from Semmering in Hungary. I uploaded this shot and made it the wallpaper image on the fat-computer down in the fat-cave where our digital, three ring circus gets created. (artist’s concept below)  Fat-Bike Artists We can arrange a single artist showing, right here in our elegant foto gordo digital gallery and […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Bomb

    This is chapter three of our video series from our amigo Illya Rudkin. We interviewed Illya on Fat-Bike Radio and you can listen to the man behind our series here (Starts a 18:20). I always ask Illya to share a few thoughts about his videos and this is the cliff notes version of […]

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Beach Ride – Rainbows & Mirrored Pill Boxes

Cédric sent us some photos from a beach ride on the coast of Belgium and Northern France. The route started at Depanne Beach in Belgium and ended in Leffrinckoucke in France. In addition to the seascape and the dunes, the shores are littered with bunkers from the second world war. An unknown artist, covered one of them with mirrors and mother […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Wozo on Capt. Ahab

  This week’s Fat Tuesday Video comes in from Moab and might just be a teaser for our Kona WoZo review by Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Dustin Carlson. Dustin plays various roles in this short film. He’s the rider, the cameraman, sound technician, editor and the executive director of this week’s feature presentation! This […]

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Blackjack Bikes Fate Review

Back in July, I began testing my Amigo Jack’s new Blackjack Fate. We published a first look about the Fate in August – https://fat-bike.com/2016/08/first-look-fate-from-blackjack-bikes/. I pursued this review to see if an open mold, carbon fat-bike could hold a candle to the performance of two proprietary, high end, carbon fat-bikes that I spent time testing last […]

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Vee Tire Co. Apache Fatty Slick Ridden

  From the moment that I got my first glimpse of the Apache Fatty Slick from Vee Tire, it grabbed my attention as something that might work well for beach riding. Some of my Pac/West amigos have been experimenting with tire shaving on everything from Endomorphs to Snowshow 2XL’s to create the ultimate tire for beach […]

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Vittoria Cannoli – First Look!

Uncle Gomez and the folks from Vittoria Tire recently helped Christmas come a bit early and sent me a pair of Vittoria Cannoli 26 x 4.8″ tires to test out. This is a tire I am pretty darned stoked about. The Surly Bud and Lou’s have been the king of the hill for all around […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sandwood Bay

  Last month we introduced you to Illya Rudkin and his wife, Vida and they’re back with a film about a trip to Sandwood bay near Durness in Scotland. We very pleased to announce that we’ll be featuring Illya and Vida’s adventures in a series of Fat (video) Tuesday posts over the next few months. Here’s Illya’s […]

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2016 Trek Farley EX 8 by Tupper Becker

  Bag Maker and Beer Dranker Señior Tupper Becker went out and bought himself a dual suspension fat-bike up there in Fairbanks Alaska and I asked him to tell us a thing or two about how she rails berms and what-not, so stand by for his ‘most excellent’report below. I also contacted Travis at Trek HQ […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo – Day 1

I set my alarm for 3:25 to catch the Six o’clock flight out to Las Vegas to attend this year’s scaled back, version of Interbike with a pretty clear idea that this year’s show would be smaller and that many of our favorite bike brands would not have their wares on display. With that in mind, […]

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