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Fat Foto Friday ♦ The Hitching Post

Mono-syllabically known to cyclists everywhere as Bjorn, my gnomefest cousin (twice removed) Bjorn, took this shot at the Hitching post during the Arrowhead 135 last month. The Hitching Post’s neon and x-mas lights must look like a true northwoods oasis to riders braving sub-zero temps coming out of the inky darkness. What’s in your camera? […]

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Borealis/Wolftooth Front Derailleur Do-Dad

Borealis and Wolf Tooth Components have been collaborating on product ideas since the early days of both companies. The new front derailleur direct mount adapter for 190mm rear hub spacing is the first product that is a direct result of that collaboration. The adapter is designed and manufactured in Minneapolis MN just like all the […]

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LaMere Carbon – Chinese Rocket Ship

By : Jesse LaLonde 12.6 lbs ; The weight difference between LaMere’s new carbon fat bike and my current fat rig. A light fat bike; the oxymoron approach to describing the new LaMere fat bike. Minneapolis; the location of LaMere HQ and home to some of the best kept fat bike trails around. Luckily for […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ Blue Boy’s Funky Time Beats

Zach Monack is Captain of Wrenches, at Erik’s Bike Shop in Burnsville Minnesota. He made a little day in the life film noir project for us with some of those funky time beats for our listening pleasure. Here’s what Señior Zack had to say about it all…  My video is a ride around Lebanon Hills in […]

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Fat Foto Friday – Duluth Ice Shelf

Pat Murphy of Pedal Minnesota sent us this shot that was taken at Park Point outside of Duluth on Lake Superior last week by Hansi Johnson. Pat told us that ‘Hansi was standing on 10-ft ladder in the lake to get some of these shots’. The lone rider in the shot is Casey Krueger riding a […]

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A Visit to Hed HQ

As soon as I scheduled my trip to Minneapolis to attend the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, I contacted Andy from Hed to see if I could visit their production facility and possibly, demo a set of their new carbon fat bike rims. As the date of my visit grew closer, Andy and I worked out all […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Turkey Ride

On Thanksgiving morning in Southern MN a group of fat bikers got together for a pre-fattening ride along the Minnesota river.  Dan Oachs was the only one not on a fat bike so he did his best to pretend that he had one and filmed the event with a helmet cam.  It started off a […]

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Event Spotlight – Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout (MN)

The 2014 Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout returns with a mixed bag of social rides and races that have made this event incredibly popular. Great trails and huge snow potential make Cuyuna Lakes a perfect venue for a winter fat-bike race and festival. The Whiteout is a part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series so you can […]

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Great Lakes Fat Bike Series – Sponsors Announced

45NRTH, a leader in winter cycling gear, has become the title sponsor of the 2014 Great Lakes Fatbike Series. The company, based in Minneapolis, has created award-winning products that provide enhanced comfort and control for the fast-growing sport of winter fatbiking. “The number of people riding fatbikes in the winter is rising at an unbelieveable […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Krampus Overlook

This pic is of Death Rider’s Krampus. It was taken on top of Pincushion Mountain near Grand Marais, Minnesota in mid August. He and his family were out riding the new MTB trails nearby and took the spur trail out to the overlook where the picture was taken.Download the appropriate size and use it as […]

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An Interview with Paul Bunyan

Ladies and Gentlemen of the fat-bike community, we are proud to present an interview with northwoods legend – Mr. Paul Bunyan. How is life treating you Paul? Life is good: birds are chirping, trees are falling, axes are swinging. I can’t complain- its hard to remember the last morning I didn’t fill my belly with flapjacks. I […]

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Fat-Tribe Thursday is BACK!

Aileen Frey caught her husband, Scott, admiring a Vibe Cycles, Copper masterpiece, at the (South Western Idaho Mountain Bike Association) SWIMBA rendezvous this weekend. Vibe had three custom fat bikes available to demo on the trails at Eagle Bike Park. Aileen tried out a Vibe Frozen Bitch fatty and was impressed. She added “We learned […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 9:Zero:7 in Minnesota

John took this photo on his iPhone while out on a ride on the Lebanon Hills MTB trail in Eagan, MN and then did some creative editing to achieve the effect you see here. Good work, John! Definitely a cool feel to the image. Download the appropriate size and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ River Bend

Ben Witt from Milltown Cycles shot this while doing some singletrack crawling out at River Bend in Minnesota. We showed you ours – Now show us yours! Triple F is how we share the fat-bike fun every friday afternoon, with the help of submissions from our readers! Send your photos to and help inspire fat-bike fun!

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Chasing Fat-Bikes

Our amigo Joe Grinnel put together this video with footage from a few events from Hillside Park (the Cold Bear Challenge) and at Murphy Hanrehan (The Frozen Frolic) up in the Twin Cities. Joe’s an extremely talented videographer and we hope you enjoy his work, as much as we do!   Do you have some […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Frozen Ride Formation

  click the photo to view it larger Hansi Johnson is tall drink of water from up dare in Da’Loot (Duluth, Minnesota). He’s also our skilled and accomplished Mid-West IMBA Rep and (on top of all of that) is one hell of a talented photographer! You can check out more of his talents at   Fat […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Fat Ice Ride

Sam Elder shot some fat-bike fun out on a local frozen lake up in Minnesota. Lake riding is the bomb! We’d love to see what fat-biking is like in your part of the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you feel is “Fat (Video) Tuesday” material, slap a link in an […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ~ Cuyuna Lakes

Aaron W Hautala is the president of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew. He sent us this video of the trails up in there where Paul Bunyan used to play frisbee with buzz saws. Share your video with the rest of World Wide Fat-Bike Tribe! If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you […]

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Event Spotlight – Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup

  The 2nd Annual Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup will take place on Sunday, January 27 in Woodbury, MN. Featured sponsors at this year’s event include Angry Catfish Bike Shop + Coffee, 45NRTH, Lucid Brewing Company, Potter’s Pasties and Intelligentsia. The Cold Catfish Cup is a winter bike race that offers winter cyclists a little […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Minnesota River Valley

Pete sent in this shot of bever work and fat-bikes in the Minnesota River Valley. Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? If you’ve got a fat-bike related […]

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MPLS Bike Co Introduces the Full Carbon – Murphy

Hot News from the Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis! Kevin Ishang., owner of Freewheel Bike, announced the founding of a new fat-bike company called appropriately, the Minneapolis Bike Company. We were then treated to the unveiling of their new, fresh from the skunk works ‘Murphy’ full carbon Fat-Bike prototype.   The Murphy features raised chainstays […]

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Winter Bike Expo – Sneak Peek!

WINTER BIKE EXPO – MPLS  The Wall of Wolvhammers  The Wool  The Wheel Shop  Shockspital Lefty(s) With Mendon Cycle Smith Brackets All the new tires stacked like cord wood. Laser’s New Dissent Helmet comes in Fat-Bike White or Fat-Bike Black …and it snowed a bit last night to put a nice layer of frosting on […]

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Fat Video Teusday – Arrowhead 135 ~ the movie

The 9 th Annual Arrowhead 135 bike/ski/run winter race is set for January 28th, 2013.   We’d like kind’a love to see what fat-biking is like jump’n off, in your part of the world, for realz! If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you feel is “Fat (Video) Tuesday” material, slap […]

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Carver Cold Catfish Cup – Race Report

  Written by Reed Smidt – Race Director The Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup – Race # 3 was held on Sunday, February 19 at Carver Lake Park in Woodbury, MN. The temperature peaked at 45 degrees making almost all the single-track trail off limits for racing and riding in general. Fortunately, Carver Lake Park […]

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Cold Bear Challenge ~ Race Report

The first order of business on my trip to MPLS was to get out and cover the Cold Bear Challenge Fat Bike Fest in Elk River. The Cold Bear is the grand daddy of all mid-west fat-bike races. When I first read about it, years ago, it was called Pugfest. I remember seeing pictures of […]

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Sewer Tour

Josh (Death Rider), the winner of our November Newsletter Sign Up contest and the fyxation Mesa pedals, sent us a brief note and a couple of SWEET shots of his Sewer Tour in the Twin Cities. A bit from his blog: I thought of the title for this adventure way before I ever convinced a […]

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