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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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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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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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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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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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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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