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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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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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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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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 – 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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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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Fat Video Tuesday – Round Square Adventures in Western Mongolia

Our friend, Kirsten Scully, from Round Square Adventures is back with her second Fat Tuesday feature. This week’s clip is a stunning video from the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia, where Kirsten guides adventure tours utilizing fat-bikes, and camels! and pack rafts, surrounded by the natural splendor of the wild Mongolian landscape and culture. After you […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Strawberry Pass

Steve Olson sent us a shot of photo of his Moonlander at sunset on the trails at Strawberry Pass near Rossland B.C. Canada. Download the image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the photo to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – West Bragg Creek

Bryce Webster sent us a video of his shake down cruise near Calgary. The Canadian winter starts earlier than down in the US and the trails look pretty sweet. We experienced our first snow flakes just the other day, in the Big Whiskey! Hell, I even went and watched a fat-bike race, down in Lake […]

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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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat-Bike Pioneer Roundtable (Part 2)

This week’s fat video Tuesday presentation  was recorded by Dan McDonough from Lifetime Adventures at the 2016 Fat Bike Expo. We want to express our gratitude to Kathi Merchant the Director of the Iditarod Trail Invitational for putting us in touch with Dan. This week’s video is Part 2 of a round table discussion about the history of fat-bikes from […]

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Wallpaper (video) Wednesday – Nulato Hills

Eric Parsons and I trade emails, now and then and a few weeks ago he included a photo of some Musk Ox hair stuck on a bush, with a vague reference to his latest trip to Western Alaska. An area called the Nulato Hills. Eric is the man behind Revelate Designs and if you ever […]

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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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Spotlight Vee Tire Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0

Our amigos at Vee Tire Co sent us a set of their Rail Tracker 26 x 4.0, 120 TPI – Tubeless tires and we’ve mounted them on a set of 65 mm wide Marge Lite Rims. The guys from Vee Vee told us  this was their favorite summer dirt trail fat-bike tire. The tread pattern reminds […]

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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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