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The BFD shortly after being built.

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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Surly Unveils the Next Generation Pugsley

From the moment that the original Pugsley was phased out of production, fat-bikers and surly-philes have asked the question “when will Surly bring the Pugsley back?” We asked Sov at our 100th Weekly Dose show back in 2016 if the Pug would make a comeback and he led us to believe that there was a possibility that we […]

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Surly Edna 26 x 4.3 Review by Ron Stawicki

  Getting Dirty With Edna   Few bike parts can affect a bikes fun factor like tires. You can roll with a generic stem or hubs and I doubt it’ll ruin your day but mount up some cheap, heavy tires to your favorite bike and you’ll probably want to trade it in before you can […]

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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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Wallpaper Wednesday – Jasper National Park

This is Mike Mahony’s third photo feature and keeps our current string of international fat-bike funski’s alive and kick’n! We keep a pretty steady stream of groovy fat-bike fotos on our instagram @fatbikedotcom. You should check it out and give us a follow if you like. This is a shot from Alberta’s legendary Jasper National […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Moonlander (BAMF)

Is it too early to be thinking about Fall? Well, here’s a shot from Ray Walker out in Arizona to get you in the mood for nice cool fall fat-biking. Here’s what Ray shared about his shot. Howdy there, Love the site, mostly for the up-to-the minute reviews. and the wallpaper pics too! I’ve been […]

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Foto Gordo – Loaded Krampus

This week’s wallpaper image is my Krampus loaded for bikepacking down along the Little Fox River in Western Kenosha County in Wisconsin. The bags from our amigos at Oveja Negra and Revelate Designs. My Krampus allows me to go just about everywhere, from asphalt to dirt and gravel and I agree with Bruce Smithhammer’s view […]

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Foto Gordo – Groovy Pixels & Stickers

  Last week, we put the word out, that we were trading groovy pixels for stickers and Cheryl Weryk from London Ontario sent us this lovely example of fatbikus arborealus. Now Cheryl has groovy fat-bike stickers whisking their way, right to her door. Here’s what she had to say about the portrait she shared with us. […]

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The Surly Big Fat Dummy

  Back in September, I visited the QBP corporate campus in sunny Bloomington MN, for an opportunity to meet and talk with Surly’s product development team about a project that’s been in the pipeline for quite some time. I learned of the existence of the Big fat Dummy project about the time that the Ice […]

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Burley Flat Bed – by Spinner Ryerson

Ed – Here’s a trailer that will work with your fat-bike! In addition to that, we’re testing the new Fat Kit and Ski Kit that Burley offers for this trailer. For now we have the trailer in it’s stock configuration, which is a pretty good place to start a series of reviews that will take […]

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Surly 24-Pack Rack Review By: LT LarSSon

With a name that says it all, the Surly 24-Pack Rack has moved the proverbial bar up a notch. After opening up the package, I immediately could see the fine craftsmanship in each weld. Coated in all black, including a stylish Surly sticker on the top, this rack is butter smooth (black gold ~ texas tea). […]

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Iceratops – Full Review

The opinions and views described below are strictly those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of What is this the ICT Ops?  With so many fat bike models in the Surly line up, what can this bike possibly offer that isn’t already accounted for with an existing model? […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Squirrely Surly

Our stickers for pixels trade has yielded, yet another, weekend ride stoke, booster rocket! This week’s digital super vitamin energy pill is provided by Robert V Rainville Jr, out of upstate New York. Have you ever seen a squirrel’s claws? I’ve been doing a fair bit of studded tire rides this week and I’ve been channeling my […]

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Product Preview – SURLY – Ice Cream Truck Ops

We’re going on a bender with Surly’s Ice Cream Truck Ops, or Iceratops for short. What I’ve always liked about a Surly is that they are simple, solid and reasonably priced. As many of you are aware, they’re now unbelievably priced at a discounted MSRP of only 12 hundred bones. One might argue that Surly isn’t […]

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Freewheel’s Winter Bike Expo Sit/Rep by Deathrider

The Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, located on the Midtown Greenway in the heart of Minneapolis recently concluded. The Expo, in it’s fifth year had something to offer every winter cyclist. While the bike shop itself appeared to be, business as usual, with a bustling crowd of cyclist ordering and enjoying coffee and snacks, the real […]

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Foto Gordo – Wednesday Looks Stumped

This week’s Friday foto stoke is a Wednesday, out on Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island State Park in the Bee Hive State. You may notice that this is Wednesday before any decals or badges got tattoo’d on the bike’s smooth robin’s egg blue finish. Fat-bikes take us to wild and desolate places…..sometimes, surprisingly close to […]

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Foto Gordo – Big Fat Hurt

Joshua Macpherson sent us a shot from the mapping stage of the Big Fat Hurt. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia. This is our way of suggesting that, “it’s not too late to load your bike and some gear and go explore the great outdoors this weekend!”  Friday Fat-Bike Stoke…….Engaged. […]

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Interbike Outdoor Demo 2015 – Day 1

Sven and I are at the Interbike Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, Nevada to share what’s new for 2016! Much of our coverage will be in the form of video interviews, but to keep you all in the loop with daily coverage , we’ll be updating the site with posts directly from both the show floor and the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Surly’s New Bike – Wednesday

Why wouldn’t we feature another shot of the new offering from the Official Intergalactic Surly Regional Headquarters? It’s Wednesday on Wallpaper Wednesday! Have you seen our newest stickers? Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled pixels, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming hard drive. Send your pics and videos to uncle and […]

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World Premier! The Surly Wednesday

Back in July, I was dispatched to Utah for a mission, to document and photograph, Surly’s new fat-bike. I was also headed there to attend the Quality Bicycle Products, western dealer round-up, called Saddle Drive. After I shot a slew of photos of the new Salsa’s, I met my contact, John Fleck (special ops edition) in the Needles […]

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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 […]

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Fat & Single – The Fat-Bikes of SSUSA

Last weekend, I sidled my way into an invitation to this year’s edition of Singlespeed USA (SSUSA) up at one of my favorite trail systems, Levis-Trow. It wasn’t too hard to do, since our amigos and gnome-fest cousins, Brett, Spinner & Chewey were running the show. It was a perfect opportunity to hang out with […]

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The Maah Daah Hey 100 on an Ice Cream Truck

  Christian sent us the story about riding in the Maah Daah Hey 100 this year on his Surly Ice Cream Truck. The Maah Daah Hey 100 has been around as a race for The trail itself is described on Wikipedia thusly: The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 96-mile (154-kilometer) trail that connects the […]

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Fat-Bike Radio – Question of the Week!

This week’s Question of the Week is : What’s your favorite aspect of fat-adventure-mountain-biking? Or we could just say – What’s your favortite thing about Fat-Biking? So Many Ways to Answer! #1 – Call into the radio program and give us your answer. We’d really enjoy talking to you! Call in and answer the question of the week and […]

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