Top

Tag Archives | rims

Kuroshiro Action

Red Bear Products to bring Euro & Aussie Carbon Rims to the US

NEWS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tim Krueger Announces Red Bear Products, A Wheelgoods Distributor for Kuroshiro and Bouwmeester Composites to North America September 13th, 2015 Tim Krueger announces his second new company this year, Red Bear Products.  Red Bear Products will be a distributor of bicycle wheelgoods, concentrating on industry-leading technology, hard-to-find brands, high-quality […]

Continue Reading
IMG_0671

News Release – Borealis and Reynolds – NEW! – ELITE Carbon Wheels

I nabbed a sneak preview of these new ELITE carbon, double wall, rims, when I visited Borealis at the end of July. The spy shots don’t show the final graphics, but these are the new wheels that have been developed  through a strategic partnership between Borealis and Reynolds Cycling. The official press release is below. We should have more information […]

Continue Reading
surly my other brother darryl rim slider

New from Surly! – My Other Brother Darryl – Tubeless Ready Rims

Our amigos de Surly have three versions of their new My Other Brother Darryl (MOBD) tubeless ready 80 mm wide rims making their debut at Eurobike today. The first version is a pinned rim that comes as original equipment (OE) on the new Wednesday fat-bike. That OE version has hexagon, shaped, speed holes and is drilled to lace as […]

Continue Reading
FatBike.comHubs

Otis Gets Pimped (Part One) #otisgetspimped

As some of you might remember, I have a bike named, Otis, that just recently celebrated its first birthday! Back around x-mas time we ran a long term review of Otis where we mentioned that we’ve been working on a little project to upgrade Otis’s wardrobe. We code named this operation #otisgetspimped. In other words, we’re going to take […]

Continue Reading
Sarma Naran 100mm Fatback Otis 1

Sarma Naran 100mm Wheelset – Carbon & Tubeless

Mi nombre esta es Gomez and I ‘m a frequent tire changer. The fat-bike dot com test kitchens are a revolving door of all sorts of fat-bike tires, so I get the opportunity to try out new sneakers all of the time. That’s my excuse for not having gone tubeless, before now….but that’s all about […]

Continue Reading
sunfp

SUNringlé Enters the Fat-Bike Rim Market!

Last Sunday, I showed up to the Church of Two Wheels, out on the beach, just south of Port Washington and got a pretty cool surprise. One of the local Port crew, Ryan, showed up with a new set of prototype Sun Rims on his Lemon Krate Pugsley. SUNringlé is part of the Hayes Bicycle Group that is […]

Continue Reading
rim jade

NEW – Jade Cycles Fat Rim & Hub

One of our readers sent me a shot of his Jade Cycles Ti Fat-bike last month. To get some background on the bike, I contacted the owner of Jade Cycles, Jim Degracia and found out that they had lots of new fat-bike goodies in the pipeline. Jade is located in Holland Michigan, right across the big […]

Continue Reading
HED-0801

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 […]

Continue Reading
Fat-bike-101-Rims-sm

Fat-bike 101 – Rims

This article is part of the Fat-bike 101 series and is intended to help new fat-bike owners, and potential fat-bike owners, with some of the questions they may have about fat-bikes. In addition, it is a chance for experienced riders to add comments to help our new brethren enjoy all that fat-biking offers. Consider these […]

Continue Reading
northpaw-29-plus-rims

Northpaw Components Introduces 47mm 29-plus Rim

Northpaw Components recently introduced its new Northpaw-29+ bicycle rim, a 47mm, 29’er sized version of the Popular Northpaw-S rim that will be available at the end of April. The new rim will come in Black, Gunmetal or Silver and sell for $149. While the development of the Northpaw-29+ was spurred by the inevitable availability of […]

Continue Reading
camo-Marge-Lite

Customizing Rims With Hydro Dipping

Like a lot of our readers we love customizing our fat-bikes and unique rims are on the top of the list and can really make a statement. Reader Tony B. saw our report a while back on rims customized with a vinyl graphic treatment and passed on this report about customizing rims using a process […]

Continue Reading
_NSC4220

Custom Fat-bike Rim Vinyl

We’ve been messing about with custom-cut Vinyl from our buddy Corey to enhance fat-bike rims and personalize your ride. This Pugsley was built to showcase the rims and so we could get some good photos of the concept and to test the durability. More on the long-term prospects down the road. This is still largely […]

Continue Reading
John Muezenmeyer, Robert Gaddis & Aaron Joppe

Builder Profile – 616 Bicycle Fabrication

Great minds from two iconic Michigami MTB Brands joined forces to form 616 Bicycle Fabrication last July. John Muezenmeyer , founder of Nuke Proof, and Aaron Joppe of Slingshot bicycles wanted to create a hand-built-in-the-mitten bicycle company that leverages the manufacturing might of western Michigan. 616 makes fat-bike frames, forks, hubs, and soon they’ll have their […]

Continue Reading
6701234365_a81f04c7a7_b

Reader’s Ride(s) ~ Butch’s 9:Zero:7

    Everybody knows Butch…..or rather, everyone should know Butch. Think of the best dude you know and that’s Butch.   Butch sold his baby poop brown pugs last winter to help finance an extended exploration of the great American west last winter, leaving him without a fat-bike till late this fall. He wanted to […]

Continue Reading

Custom Rolling Darryls

I didn’t set out to build the coolest set of Fat-Bike wheels in the world, but this is how I did it. Parts: 2 Parts Surly Rolling Darryl Kawasaki Green rims. (Very Limited Edition. One of 33 pair!) Because Greg thought I had to have them! 2 parts Hugi Hayes hubs, the rear salvaged my […]

Continue Reading
6334440103_27bc94cb70_z

Tech: Drilling Fat Rims

So you have a sweet set of super fat wheels for that snowbike of yours but they seem a bit heavy, Sure you could get some of the new generation of rims like the Rolling Darryl’s or some Uma II’s and re-lace your hubs onto those,  but why waste a set of perfectly good rims? In this Post […]

Continue Reading
fat-bike-rim-transplant

Red Rolling Darryl Rim Transplant

  Next week I’ve scheduled the G-Fiddy to undergo rim transplant surgery in Iowa City, Iowa. Renowned fat wheel specialist, Dr. Adam Blake will perform the surgery at the World of Bikes clinic in Iowa City. My mismatched wheel-set, comprised of a Large Marge in front and a Graceful Fat Sheba out back will be replaced with […]

Continue Reading

Colorful Rolling Darryl Fat-bike Rims

Colorful Rolling Darryl Fat-bike Rims URGENT! After a quick heads up from one of our peeps in Iowa we gotta get to ya’ll on the quick! From Surly there are some new, limited-edition, powder-coated Rolling Darryls in your choice of three colors: China White, Kawasaki Green or Ed’s Dead Red. Call up your favorite local fat-bike […]

Continue Reading

Surly Rolling Darryl

The Surly Rolling Darryl is an 82mm wide fat-bike rim that has proven very versatile for either symmetrical fat-bikes or more traditional offset rigs. The 64 hole spoke pattern lets the rider/wheelbuilder select either a 32-hole asymmetrical build for offset bikes or a 32-hole symmetrical build for non-offset frames. The Rolling Darryl uses a welded-seam, […]

Continue Reading