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Salsa Anything Cage New vs. Old

ad   The folks up at Salsa sent Sven one of their new fangled plastic Anything Cages, but he doesn’t own a fork with braze-ons to accept cargo cages, so it fell to me. Come to think of it, Sven is testing one of those sassy Salsa Blackborrow’s that has the appropriately ventilated fork made […]

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Fattest Frostbike Ever!

  Every February Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) invites their dealers and media-volken, like Sven & I, up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, headquarters for Social Activities, Seminars and an Expo. It’s an event where ‘historically‘ some of their brands, have  launched new product. QBP is the parent company of brands like Salsa, Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike […]

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One for all and all for Fat!

 By Olov Stenlund My daily commute on my fat-bike gives me time to unclutter my mind. Riding along through the rainy darkness, gives me time to think clearly and I’m here to tell you – 2014 has been one hell of a year! I guess the fat bike officially celebrated its 10th birthday. The Pugsly did […]

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4th Annual Global Fat-bike Summit January 23-25 at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, WY

Fat-bike.com has been added to the list of sponsors for the 2015 Global Fat-bike Summit to be held in Jackson Hole, WY January 23rd-25th, 2015. The Global Fat-bike Summit is hosted by QBP, along with Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Hoback Sports, Wyoming Pathways, and Mountain Bike the Tetons/IMBA. The Global Fat Bike Summit combines a fat bike […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Llyn Alwen

Our man Jeff Price is back to show us another slice of why the UK is such a hot-bed of fat-bike fun! You may remember that Jeff made a promise to himself to get out once a month for an overnight bivvy. This is what Jeff shared about this trip. Yes it was getting to […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ Log Jam

Here’s a clip of local wonder, Pat Smage, showing off some bike handling skillz on his old school Salsa Mukluk. Pat’s a six-time AMA/NATC Trials National Champion and in 2007, he was named AMA Sports Athlete of the Year – the youngest rider to ever receive that title. It’s little wonder that Pat called this […]

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Riders of the fall

We´re leaving an epic summer behind. Temperatures has been the highest in 50 years. Riding has been amazing, from archipelago beach riding to big mountain fat bike adventures. And all of a sudden fall hits you in the head like a sledge hammer. Work, school for the kids, everything piles up and the weeks just […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ August Welsh Bivvy

Last week we introduced you to Jeff ‘summittoppler’ Price and his once a month bivvy-quest. Well this week we’re sharing the August version of his year of monthly bivvys! Here’s what Jeff had to say about his fatventure! The weekends were filling up fast with things going on so it was time for me to […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo Day 1

Sven and I took the red eye to Vegas and hit the ground running! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with nearly instantaneous coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the outdoor […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Tal y Fan

Jeff Price started out the year by promising himself a bivvy every month for this year of  the gnome (2014). Jeff emailed me and asked, “why not check out my fat-bike videos?” So I did just that and found fat gold in the hilly countryside of Wales! I asked Jeff to tell us a bit about […]

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Please Welcome Olov Stenlund!

We’d like to introduce Olov Stenlund – Swedish fat biker, and the newest columnist at fat dash bike dot com. Olov lives and rides, Swedish Lapland and is an established blogger, podcast’r and adventurer! We look forward to Olov sharing his fatventures with all of us! ~gomez~   Sweden. The fifth largest country in Europe by area. Located […]

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2015 Salsa Bucksaw

You probably knew this was coming but just in case you didn’t, here are pix and specs on the new full suspension fat-bike from Salsa called the Bucksaw. We will be up on the mountain and Snowbasin riding this bad boy today! Look for first impressions later on. 2015 Salsa Bucksaw Bucksaw is Salsa’s full-suspension […]

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New 2015 Salsa Blackborow from SaddleDrive

We will be checking this new Expidetion Fat-bike from Salsa, called the Blackborow, later today at Saddle Drive in Utah. Meanwhile, here is a peek at what this new fat-bike is all about. 2015 Salsa Blackborow Off-Road Exploration / Ultimate Flotation / Off-Road Expedition Blackborow is Salsa’s expedition fatbike, designed to provide maximum flotation on […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Under the Milky Way

Miriam Rasmussen sent us some amazing images of her adventures in Norway. The green tracer in the photo above, almost makes it look like her fat-bike is hopping down the road, all under a billion stars (give or take a hundred million). You can see more of Miriam’s work at miriamrasmussen.com Does your Fat-Bike lindy-hop or […]

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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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Spied in the Wild – Salsa Beargrease Carbon

I was at the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series race at Kewaunee recently where they added race classes for fat-bikes to contest the WEMS Fat-bike State Championship with classes for 6-Hour Solo Male and Female and 6-Hour Duo Male and Female and low-and-behold I spotted a Salsa Carbon Beargrease in the wild! A bit of […]

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Triple F ♦ dark side of the beach

 (click to enlarge) “There is no dark side of the beach really. Matter of fact it’s all dark.”   Fat-Bikes and Fun are like peas and carrots…   Send us a shot of your fat-bike having some fun! Our email address is still info@fat-bike.com. Please make a note of it.

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How to $ubtract 3 Pounds from a Fat-Bike

Our man, Sven has already touched on this subject in his excellent fat-bike 101 series. In his episode about weight $having, Sven mentions both tires and wheels as targets to put your fat-bike on a diet. We’ve combined those two elements together on an extra small 9:Zero:7 that belongs to Bethany Raven. Bethany’s Dom’L’Orange fatty […]

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Ride Reflections – Rabbit Holes on My Mukluk

Written by : Andy Oleson I’ve been able to log some decent single track mileage on my 29+ wheelset up at the Southern Kettle trail system, and have done some side by side comparison testing, swapping wheelsets between laps, and one thing is for sure, the 29+ Rabbit Hole/Knards are faster than the 26” Darryl/HuskerDu […]

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Twenty-Niner-Plus Preview

We’ve got big plans for the 29r+ platform this summer! The Spinner Ryerson is currently testing the hell out of his Krampus. We’re just about ready to start building up a Krampus with all sorts of shiney bits for ‘yours truely’, while Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Angry Andy has already been testing a set of […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Montañas Blancas

(click to enlarge) Our amigo, Josh Spice captured this beautiful shot of his Mukluk, 60 miles deep in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. Josh was out riding the 100 mile loop in preparation for the White Mountains 100 Race, where he placed 3rd out of a very fast field of racers. […]

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Danielle Musto reports on the Barry Roubaix!

Written by: Danielle Musto The Great Lakes Fat Bike Series wrapped up this past Saturday with the Barry-Roubaix, a “killer gravel road race” in Hastings, Michigan. Racers had the option of racing 24, 36 or 62 miles. The fat bike category was in the 36-mile division. I felt very relaxed going into this race.  I had […]

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Fat Bike Summit – Good News for Fat-Bikes

Fat Bike Summit Wins New Allies for Recreational Access IMBA Lends Support for Advocacy Efforts Last weekend, more than 100 fat bike enthusiasts, bike and outdoor industry professionals, land managers, and congressional staff braved whiteout conditions to attend the 2nd Annual Fatbike Summit and Festival at Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho. Gathered to […]

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Product Review ~ Salsa Anything Cage

I’ve been using a pair of Salsa Anything Cages on my Moonlander for the last few months for fat-packing trips and I plan on using them full time, this winter to carry liquid assets inside a water bottle koozie. The anything cages are designed to mount onto Enabler Forks that come standard on some Salsa […]

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Interbike 2012 – More Fat from Vegas

Here’s the rest of what I collected, while working the show today. Surly Rubber Tree I revisited the production sample of the new Krampus and took some detailed shots for y’all. The Krampus demo fleet is rocking a 3rd generation prototype yolk, so all of the photos that you’ve seen before this are not exactly what you’ll […]

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Interbike 2012 – Live from the Show Floor

Sven has been here before, but today was my first time in the maze called Interbike. We popped my interbike cherry today, to bring you all of the fat…all of the time! Just like we promised!  Phil Wood fat-bike design exercise! Custom Fork crowns on the Manitou Fork. 185mm Cassette Hub. Also available in lower […]

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First Look ~ Salsa Fat-Bikes for 2013

Last Friday, Sven and I met up with Jason and Eric (E-Fred) Fredrickson of Salsa Cycles at Rock Cut State Park on the “sweeping pampas” of Illinois! Jason had emailed me the generous offer to get a test ride on their new Beargrease race fatty on their way down to the (fat-bike supermercado de amor) […]

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Readers Ride(s) ~ MID-LIFE MUKLUK {Ti}

Here’s a reader’s ride  – slash review – slash bed-time story, from one of my ride buddies that I started riding with, back when Cannondale’s mtb’s used to have  24″ rear wheels (over 25 years ago).  Andy was always a pain in the ass to go riding with, because he was so f’ing fast and […]

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Salsa Mukluk 2 – Mid-Term Review

It seems in some ways like I’ve had this bike forever, but yet, the first time it hit the trail was early December, just six months ago.  The Mukluk 2 somehow has become my defacto mountain bike.  I’ve come to believe that this fat bike is what all other mountain bikes,  really want to be […]

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PWC – Event Report – 2012

Our entire den of pug-scouts from troop 666 in Milwaukee converged on Decorah, Iowa for the PWC (Pugsley World Championships). For the readers that might not know…….Decorah is a hidden gem of mountain biking located in the driftless region of Northwestern Iowa. Several of our Gnomefest cousins hail from Decorah along with Sov and some […]

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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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Fat-Bike Photos From Frostbike

Gomez and Sven, reporting from Frost Bike in Bloomington, Minnesota. Take a look at some of our “fresh from the show floor” photo’s and start to plan your new build or upgrade your current fat-bike. What new fat-bike products do you covet? http://www.hopetech.com/ http://surlybikes.com   http://salsacycles.com http://45nrth.com http://fyxation.com http://www.mountainracingproducts.com/white-brothers/  

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