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Wallpaper Wednesday – Xtra-Fat

I spied this photo as part of the incredibly huge wave of photos and videos that came in from the Global Fat Bike Celebrations that took place this past weekend. I tracked down the photographer, Masahiro Matsushima, that shot the photo during a GFBD ride in Sapporo Japan. It’s a Kuwahara Tandem that’s been fitted with […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fairbanks Alaska

Our amigo Jeff Gillmore shared a clip, shot by his buddy Clint on his first snow ride up in Fairbanks. Fairbanks is home to a who’s who of Fat-Bike celebrities, like Tupper Becker and Jeff Oatley. Clint gives us a nice tour of a couple of Fairbanks trails and it looks like he had a […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast – Show #129

Show #129! The new crew, Leia,Gomez & Spinner, are back in the posh Midwest Family Marketing Studios in beautiful Madison Wisconsin, for about an hour of conversation that revolves around plus and fat-bike happenings from racing to shenanigans and everything inbetween. I think we’ve worked out Spinner’s audio for this show, so crack a beer […]

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Foto Gordo – Tasmania

  This week’s wallpaper comes from our long time amigo and photo contributor, Ross Cairns! The photo was taken near Latta on the North Coast of Tasmania on a bikepacking trip that Ross wrote about at his blog The Unknown Rider. We’re coming up on the sixth anniversary of Wallpaper Wednesdays, here at fat dash […]

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The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series – Starts October 7th!

I know the frost is barely on the pumpkin, but that isn’t putting a dent is the enthusiasm for fat-bike racing here in America’s Dairyland. Our friends over at Wheel and Sprocket just announced their 2017/18 schedule for the the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Race Seiries. The First race is on October 7th, 2017 and […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – “Le Coquibus”

Ahh….the French Countryside in Autumn. Today, we set the wayback machine to the year 2012 and take a sample from our voluminous archives. Our destination is the Fontainebleau Forest, in France, for this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. Take a close look at those tires…what other bike zine shows you a hand-made, one off, steel, fat-bike rock’n […]

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2018 Heller Bloodhound Trail – 27.5 Fat Mountain Bike

  Heller made a bold departure from their 2017 Bloodhound, and set their sights on building a fat (mountain) bike. The result is the 2018 Heller Bloodhound Trail, that made it’s debut at Saddledrive last month…..and they made it…Black! I have a thing for Black Bikes, (which is funny, because I ride a purple one). […]

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2018 Fatback Corvus FLT News Release

We’ve been waiting for this news since Greg and Fuzzy told us that Fatback would be making a Black on Black Corvus FLT, all the way back at Sea Otter in April of this year. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review the 2017 Corvus frame this spring/summer and I fell in […]

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ELEVEN Bike Review by Nick Holzem

  The test bike from Eleven, that I’ve been riding is a dirt jump inspired fatty with a (Made in the USA) aluminum frame and our rig came equipped with a high end parts package that embodies the textbook definition of a supercharged race bike…that , by the way, will also ‘make heads turn’ on the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – By Johnclimber

Our long time contributor Johnclimber captured this image on a stormy day over in England. This is what John shared about the photo that currently occupies my computer’s desktop wallpaper. Hi Gomez, This photo was taken on my local Merseyside (England) beach and trails Fat Bike Sunday morning loop. The photo was taken on Southport […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Moonlander (BAMF)

Is it too early to be thinking about Fall? Well, here’s a shot from Ray Walker out in Arizona to get you in the mood for nice cool fall fat-biking. Here’s what Ray shared about his shot. Howdy there, Love the site, mostly for the up-to-the minute reviews. and the wallpaper pics too! I’ve been […]

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509 Cycles – Green Bay Wisconsin

There’s a fine history of of Independent Bicycle Dealers – aka : ‘Bike Shops’ creating their own fat-bike brands. Both Fatback and 9:Zero:7 were created by two enterprising bike shops in Anchorage Alaska and Bear Claw Bikes is a relatively new brand that is the creation of Einstein Cycles over in Traverse City, Michigan. Today […]

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Foto Gordo – Gnome-Fest Flashback

One of my oldest riding amigos, that I’ve known, all the way back to the 1980’s, sent in this flashback to Gnomefest 9 at Nine Mile County Forest, near Wausau, Wisconsin. Andy gives credit to Marty as the photographer and the rider is his own bad self…..Andy Oleson; aka – Angry Andy. He’s riding his […]

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Tribal Thursday – Reader’s Rigs

The dog days of summer brings the return of Fat-Tribe Thursday. This is where we like to show off some of the photos sent to us by our readers. We’ve been getting so many great photos in from out in the field that we thought we should go ‘old school’ and share a few. Let’s […]

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Foto Gordo – Loaded Krampus

This week’s wallpaper image is my Krampus loaded for bikepacking down along the Little Fox River in Western Kenosha County in Wisconsin. The bags from our amigos at Oveja Negra and Revelate Designs. My Krampus allows me to go just about everywhere, from asphalt to dirt and gravel and I agree with Bruce Smithhammer’s view […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Fort Monroe

James Gipson sent us this week’s Wallpaper image. Ya’know the reason that we call this series “Wallpaper Wednesday”, is to provide our readers, with a steady stream of free bike porn* to adorn their computer’s desktop; and presumably, left click and save and then set that image as your desktop backdrop.  I’ve always been curious […]

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Product Spotlight – Eleven bikes light and crispy custom build – by Nick Holzem

Hello all of you fat bike buffs (and gnomes)! I’d like to take a second to introduce myself as one of the newest Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilots. My name is Nick Holzem, you may have first heard me in an interview on “The Weekly Dose of Fat episode #123”. At the time, I was wrapping up the “Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series” with one race to go. […]

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Fatback Corvus Review

I’ve been riding a Fatback Corvus for the last few months and it’s ‘high time’ for me to put into words, the way I feel about the fourth carbon fat bike that I’ve reviewed over the last couple of years. You can read my initial impressions and review this bike’s impeccable racing pedigree here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/04/product-spotlight-2017-fatback-corvus/ In […]

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Foto Gordo – The Green Tunnel

This week’s desktop wallpaper comes to us directly from my hard drive. You just never know what you’ll find out there in the woods. I’ve been a long time fan of utilizing bicycles for recreational exploration and possess a long time passion for photography that’s almost as old as my passion for bicycles! I used to […]

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Foto Gordo – An Trá is Faide

Our new desktop image for this week came to us from Chris Heyworth. This is what Chris had to say about his portrait. Taken on the longest stretch of sand in Europe – Morriscastle beach in County Wexford, Ireland Where’s the Longest Beach on your continent? Send us your fat or plus bike photos or […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Snafu

On my way back from a recent over-night camping trip, I decided to take the scenic route, through the local rail yard, art gallery. They get some incredible artists and it changes all of the time. It seems appropriate, that during the chaos that defines “life in the year 2017” that I found this particular […]

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Event Spotlight – Summer Squatch- July 1st – Neillsville, Wisconsin

Thaw your inner Yeti at the Summer Squatch. non-race weekend! Proceeds to the chalet re-build. Info here:https://summersquatch.blogspot.com/ Summer Squatch UPDATE: The SS category is now changed from race to “Social weekend” Rides, (womens, fast, slow, photo tours, guided, night etc) camping, Sand Creek Brewing Co. Brew, Pints for the first registered, Hanging out in a […]

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