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Otis gets a 2×9 to 1×11 Conversion

  I got this crazy idea to upgrade the drivetrain on my legacy fat-bike Otis from a 2×9 Shimano/Microshift set-up to a Box 1×11 with a 30 Tooth Wolftooth Oval chairing and Camo/Direct Mount spider. Let me begin by saying that it’s not our intention to disparage our long-time amigo ‘the front derailleur’ or the folks […]

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First Look – Specialized Fatboy SL

2015 Fatboy SL Complete size medium bike weight:  approx. 24 lbs w/ Stan’s (I believe it was 24.1 lbs) Same frame as the other Fatboy models, but with the following modifications: 27.2mm seat post-compatible seat tube (instead of 30.9) Dedicated 1x drivetrain (removed the welded direct mount FD mount that’s on the other models) Anodized […]

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RaceFace Atlas Pedal – Long Term Review

  Seven Months ago, I threaded a set of RaceFace Atlas platform pedals onto my Fatback, and it’s probably time to check in and show how they’re holding up! I introduced the RF Atlas pedals in a Product Spotlight back in May 2014. I ride flats all year long and I’ve been kind of spoiled for the last few […]

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Product Spotlight — Rocky Mountain Blizzard

by Matt Gersib As we roll into 2015, there are an increasing number of fat bikes claiming to be “developed for Bluto”, but just what that means is open for interpretation. Much as we were back in 2005 with 29″ers, the fatbike world is today wrapping its arms around how geometry and suspension can and […]

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Julio’s New Whip

A few years back I had kicked around the idea of getting a custom 29er frame built. I even went to NAHBS (with mi hombres Gomez and Ernesto From Wisconsin at that!) when it was in Indianapolis and talked to several builders, including Curtis at Retrotec. That eventually kind of fell off the radar. Enter […]

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