Here’s a flashback to what I was riding a decade ago. Here’s my Surly Moonlander all loaded for a three-day bikepacking trip in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. You can see more from that trip in a two-part series in the links below. Lake Superior Fat-Pack Part 1 – https://fat-bike.com/2012/08/lake-superior-fat-pack-part-one/ Lake Superior Fat-Pack Part 2 […]
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Wallpaper Wednesday – Golden State Riddle
What’s beige and gray and blends with the high sierra?
Fat (video) Tuesday – CC Rider!
All of you should be familiar with Bruce Mathieson, the Coastkid. He’s the godfather of beach riding over in Scotland. Tommy from the Netherlands sent me an email asking me if I’d seen his latest video and suggested that we share it here for F(v)T. I’d call that a sterling suggestion! In this clip, Bruce […]
Wallpaper Wednesday – Back 2 Back
Kathy Browning is back with this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday portrait of fat-bike fun. Kathy writes a blog called Fat Bike Girl. Dig that black single speed dad. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related image that you feel is “Wallpaper […]
Wallpaper Wednesday – The Ice Cream Truck Name Story.
Learn the story behind the naming of the Surly Ice Cream Truck and get a bitch’n new Wallpaper for your desktop!
Wallpaper Wednesday – Giddy Up Ice Cream Truck
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from our Fatbassador to New York, Roberto Rainville! Bob calls this one “Giddy Up Ice Cream Truck”. It was shot on an abandoned wood-planked bridge that crosses the North Branch of the Saranac River in Onchiota, NY. The Loon Lake Mountains overlook Mud Pond in the background. Got […]
Niche Bike News – The Moment – Sram AXS – Terevail Tires – Surly Home Delivery – Global (online) Bike Festival – CONTEST!
Red Bull created a documentary film about the origins of Freeride MTB with interviews with Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, and Brett Tippe. The trailer is above and a link to the full-length film is below. I went down this rabbit hole and I was glad that I did! https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/films/the-moment?fbclid=IwAR3enabBhb4kqfBnqfhiZT-MCR6kym4raUY98RNW0jWa8afERzoZPwl_rgE Sram AXS SRAM’s AXS Web Ride […]
Foto Gordo – (you) Big Fat Dummy!
¡FOTO GORDO! ¡Que Bueno!
Surly SunRise Bar
A little over a year ago, I switched the bars on my 29+ Surly Krampus from a low riser mountain bike handlebar to a set of Jones Loop Bars. The long-term net result was that I grew to marginally dislike riding that bike. This is the same bike that I had raved about in a […]
Surly Terminal Bar – By Spinner
Let’s be honest here, Surly is trying a few new things that you might not have expected. Sure, they’re usually one of the first to get weird when compared to other companies in the bike industry when they introduced fat bikes, fatter bikes, 29+ bikes and fat cargo bikes but it appears they’re willing to […]
2019 Surly Ice Cream Truck Review – By Tony Grande
Sometimes I’m not sure of who I am. A father, a husband, a surveyor, or just Kato’s roadie who drinks for free (even if it means stealing L7’s beer, but that’s a story for another time). We all have different parts to play throughout our lives, sometimes balancing out multiple facets of ourselves within […]
First look at Surly’s New Plutonium Sparkle Green Machine AKA the 2019 Ice Cream Truck By Tony Grande
So, there I was, in the middle of a serious negotiation for a new camper. The wife and I were working the salesman over, trying to better our trade-in when I happened to look at my phone and see a message from everyone’s favorite uncle, Tio Gomez! “Any interest in testing out the new ICT?” […]
Wallpaper Wednesday – July 4th, 2018 – Independence Day!
First things first…Happy Birthday to Sven Hammer! and Happy 4th of July! aka Independence Day in the United States of America. This is a shot taken up in Port Washington, Wisconsin from a ride I did up there in the Spring of 2017. If I remember correctly, we gathered some ramps and fiddleheads that I cooked up […]
The First 60 Days with a Surly Midnight Special – By Ron Stawicki
60 Days of a Midnight Special (Disclaimer: This is my personal bike I purchased from my local bike shop. Since it’s a “fat road” bike I offered to write up my take on it for fat-bike.com. I changed some of the parts to suit my needs but it’s not far off from original. Here are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Event Spotlight – Surly Masher – MPLS – 2/3/18
When the bike world and the beer world align under a banner that reads SURLY, you know that unlike most watered down, new school, fat-bike events that go down these days, there’ll be DERBY! In addition to a good old-fashioned bicycle hootnanny, there’ll be Surly craft-brewed beer. Surly Bikes plans to have their demo fleet, […]
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 […]
Bikes, a Boat & maybe a Goat – A Traveling Fat-Bike Side Show
A couple decades back, my friend Cale and I started a bike gang called the Bike Black Ribbon Society and over the years BBR established chapters all over the US. When we started to need help with testing bikes for fat-bike dot com, we established the BBR Test Pilots from BBR Chapters and their known […]
First (& Second) Look – Surly Edna 26 x 4.3 Tire
Our amigos at Surly recently added a new fat-bike tire to a legendary list of names like Bud & Lou – Nate – Larry and now……Edna! I’m a fan of the name, because of my bat-shit crazy, Great Aunt Edna. One of the Darting Sisters, on my mother’s side of the family….each one crazier than […]
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 […]
Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ OG Pug & the Maah Daah Hey
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes straight out of the high plains of North Dakota from Barb Curtis. This is Barb’s OG Purple Pugsley out on the Maah Daah Hey Trail. Her sweet steel pug is leaned up against one of the trail markers for the MDH. The symbol for the trail is the turtle. Adopted from […]
Spotlight: Surly Petite Porteur House Bag – By Smithhammer
Last year Surly released their full-size “Porteur House” rack bag, designed for their 24-Pack Rack and other platforms of similar ilk. A beast of a bag, you could easily pack a full litter of Schnauzers or four dozen tamales in the Porteur house. Of course, sometimes the picnic is of a more modest size, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Take a Ride to Lunch – by David Glover
I’m pretty lucky to live in such an amazing place. Moab, Utah has world class trails such as Porcupine Rim and Captain Ahab. But one my favorite simple pleasure of Moab and working at Moab Cyclery would be the lunch ride, most days at the shop, I’m able to get out for a quick […]
A Parable about a Viking and the Big Fat Dummy
In the fat-bike marketplace, we’ve seen a lot of gimmicks in the past couple of years. For example: carbon, full suspension, symmetrical rear ends, the color Orange, etc. etc. More and more I’ve been seeing fat bikes on the trails all year long. Fat Bikes are becoming THE choice for riders that want a bike […]
Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat-Bike Worlds in Crested Butte
We worked with our amigos at Borealis Fat Bikes and Dirt Components to make sure that we shared the unmistakable beauty of the Fat-Bike World Championships in Colorado. Let’s take a quick look at all of the fat-bike fun that took place out there in the Grand Valley in Colorado! If you want to learn […]
Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Tyninghame Beach Ride – by Coastkid
It’s been too long since we shared one of Bruce’s awesome beach videos, so today, we take a step in the right direction and present a clip that stars both the beach and the wind on the Scottish coast in nature’s sweet fury. Bruce has been kind enough to share his fat-bike adventures with us […]
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 […]
Event Spotlight – The Freewheel Winter Bike Expo – MPLS MN
If you want to see the latest fat-bike hardware and talk to experts about winter camping or racing, this is where you need to be this weekend. Check out all the details at www.winterbikeexpo.com! ATTN: RACE DIRECTORS – Send us a race Flyer! Register your Race. Festival, Demo or Group Ride on the Fat-Bike.com Event Calendar then […]
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 […]
Faturday Video Presentation! Norway: Grey and Glittering
Our long time compadre, Joe Cruz, recently released what he calls a home-spun adventure film. He and a few mates explored Norway on fat and plus bikes, among the great visual splendor of the scandinavian wilderness. Have a great weekend!
Forth Fat 2016 Report (with Bonus Video!) ♦ by Jeff Price
Forth Fat, Bruce – aka; Coastkid’s social gathering on the East Coast of Scotland in North Berwick. The idea of Forth Fat is simple, ride fat bikes and socialise. After making the journey last year I was keen to be involved again in a great weekend of bikes and beer!! After unpacking my gear in […]
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). […]
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 fat-bike.com 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? […]
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 […]
Reader’s Ride(s) – Nick’s Classic Puglsey Fat-Rod!
It looks as though, my old friend, Nick, and I share an admiration for the classic Bullmoose handlebar! Nick’s a pro bike jock at Geoffs Bike and Ski in Iowa City and his “fat-rod” restoration of his legacy Surly Pugsley, is a work of art! Here’s what Nick had to share about his sweet Fat-Rod! I just […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Surly Secret Word Contest Week #3 – The Fat-Bike 7 Dwarves
Welcome to WEEK Three of the Secret Word Contest! Every week till Global Fat-Bike Day, we’ll be giving away a prize package from Surly Bikes during the taping of the Weekly Dose of Fat Show on Fat-Bike Radio. All you have to do is be the first caller that can name the fat-bike seven dwarves that we […]
The Surly Secret Word Contest Week Two! Prizes & Stickers!
Welcome to WEEK TWO of the fabulous Secret Word Contest! Every week till Global Fat-Bike Day, we’ll be giving away a prize package from Surly Bikes during the taping of the Weekly Dose of Fat Show on Fat-Bike Radio. All you have to do is be the first caller that can guess the porn name that […]