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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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Video Flashback

A little over five years ago, Mike Curiak joined Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Doom Fishfinder, and Roman Dial for a tour of SE Alaska. They rode the beach out of Yakutat and traveled along Alaska’s outer coast, via fat-bike and packraft to Glacier Bay. Five years ago, most of us were just trying to figure out how to put […]

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Saddle Drive 2015 – Part Deux

It was another picture perfect day here in the ‘tah of Ute’ for Saddledrive 2015! You can parlay a gander at the pixels that I herded onto the site, yesterday, in a post called ‘Saddle Drive 2015 – Part One‘. All you have to do is click here. So here we are in Part Deux of our […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Scottish Summer

Our video this week is from our long time friend from Scotland, Bruce Mathieson! Bruce took his Pugsley out for a bit of a spin, but we’ll let him tell you about it in his own words. Hey Gomez, hope you are well and having a good summer! Here is a wee film you may want to […]

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Surly Big Fat Knard Review

By :  Chris Zito Knards When Surly first came out with the Pugsley I found myself one Christmas Eve riding the shores of Lake Michigan wondering, “Could cycling get any more fun?”. Well, it has. It’s called the Knard 26×4.8. Obviously, there has been a ton of evolution in the “fad” that is referred to […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Sea of Grass

When I go riding, I see pictures that I can’t always capture, because I need someone to go out and ride across a sea of grass for the camera. Our hitch rack shootout has gotten me some visitors that have come out to the Colonel Steve Austin Test Bunker over the last couple of weeks […]

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Interview with Dave Gray from Surly Bikes

In 2000, Dave Gray was hired as an industrial designer by, the original Surly gangster, Wakeman Massie. Dave was Surly’s second employee. He was hired along with Tommy HURL Everson, to help take Surly to the next level. He’s the designer of the Surly Pugsley and somewhere back in a hazy beer goggled memory, I heard that he was a […]

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Dirt Wizard – First Contact

Our pair of test Dirt Wizards arrived at the Fat-Bike.com – Colonel Steve Austin Memorial Test Bunker and Proving Grounds late this afternoon and all plans for launching the fat-bike.com mobile command center got put on hold…..because this is the tire that we’ve all been waiting for! You know the first thing that we do, […]

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Surly Dirt Wizards – 29 x 3 – In the Wild

Editor’s Note  :  We shot the video above at interbike back in September of 2014. In a strange twist of fate, Eric Sovern (from the planet Surly) shows us both a Dirt Wizard and Surly’s five inch Knard in the video. The Knards are in stores now, and Dirt Wizards just went live on QBP.com […]

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Product Spotlight – Big Fat Knards

Look what just came into the Colonel Steve Austin, Fat-Bike test labs nestled here in America’s Dairyland. The great and powerful Surly Knard, super-sized to a full 4.8 inches wide. This is a tire that spent considerable time in development, which makes their arrival to us all the more special! The photo above shows one […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ Ice Cream in the Desert

  I think this is the official debut of the good work that our amigo David Glover has been sharing with us over the last couple of months! Glover works out at Moab Cyclery and sometimes at Keweenaw Adventure Company up in Copper Harbor, so he’s always surrounded by big slabs of fat-bike heaven! Happy Friday Amigos! […]

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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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VMBA – Krampus Raffle

    The Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) has partnered with Surly and The Old Spokes Home, to put on a bike raffle to raise money for trail grants and advocacy in Vermont.  VMBA is working hard at expanding FAT bike access on state and federal land and this raffle is key to that effort. “Donate 5 […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – A Cold Day in November

  Our amigo Jason Liddell from Scotland has been getting some dramatic beach riding photos with great reflections in them. This is what Jason had to say about this shot. “Here’s a shot showing two frequent riding companions of mine, Craig Finlayson (Surly Pugsley) and Brian Thomson (OneOne Fatty), riding our local coast here in East […]

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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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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Autumnal Krampus

  Mike Beganyi took his Krampus out to his local woods in Burlington, VT on its maiden voyage. Mike captured himself riding his new Surly with a GoPro Hero3 Silver on a ultrapod set to fire every half second. You can see more of Mike’s incredible photographs at www.littlecirclesvt.com Let us capture your soul! In the spirit […]

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Dog Days of Summer Winners!

…..and the Winners are… We had the winners on our radio show earlier today, but we wanted to give them their own post to show off their entries into our Dog Days of Summer Photo/Video/Secret Word Contest. The winner of the Video Prize Package is Tom Miller and his border collie Mishchka. Tom won everything pictured below. […]

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A Pugsley in Poland!

Our post last week about Polish fat-biker Norbert Jędrzejczyk, inspired Jarek Chincz to send me a shot of his Pugsley on the beach of the Baltic Sea, from Poland. I asked Jarek to fill us in a little bit about the riding in his area and he replied with this great story of how he got […]

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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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Colin Reviews The Ice Cream Truck!

The heavyweight champ has been crowned. By Colin Ford This is my review of the Surly Ice Cream Truck, or The Truck as I referred to it during the time I had it. Gomez and I had the privilege of being two of the first non-Surly fat-bike riders to ride this bike during Frostbike weekend this past January. […]

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To Surly with Love – The Surly Ice Cream Truck

We wanted to give the Surly Ice Cream Truck a traditional coming out party on the site…. also known as a Product Spotlight. Back at frost-bike we were in a bit of a crunch for time, when we introduced the ICT to you all in the article linked here. Just last week we took temporary […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Ancient Lakes

Rusty Knorr sent us his second video that we’ve shared here on fat dash bike dot com. Rusty and his amigo, John, went  on a Sub 24 overnight in Washington State. This is what he had to say about the trip. I took my friend John out for a sub24 to an area called the “Ancient […]

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UK Fat-Bike Championships Report

Battle on the Beach/UK Fat Bike Championships by Patrick Joscelyne Congratulations to George Budd and Fiona Wilson for winning the inaugural Surly UK Fat Bike Championships at the Battle on the Beach. George Budd (#28) leading the pack across the sand. Surly and their UK Distributor, Ison sponsored the UK Fat Bike Championships and reported to […]

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Bun ‘n’ Lou Twice (Product Review)

Two of our Bike Black Ribbon Staff Writers take a crack at reviewing the tire that made the fat-bike industry bend over and spread their rear triangles….Surly’s Bud & Lou! Spinner’s Review When it comes to bikes and pieces and parts and whats good and what sucks and what weighs how much and whatever else […]

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Squeezing the Bud

With a frame and fork that predates 100mm rims and the fattest of fat tires (>4.7”), I’m limited to how fat I can get. Normally, this isn’t that big of a deal and I don’t give it much thought. However, with record snow levels and the prevalent conditions being on the dry and fluffy side […]

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Surly Pugsley Race @ Frostbike

Saturday night at Frostbike (FB), means one thing….The Surly Pug Race! This year featuring the 45NRTH snow lounge. Q somehow sculpted a danish modern living room, conversation pit, lounge, complete with sofas, tables and drink holders and then covered them with white shaggy upholstery….add in two raging pallet fires and twenty cases of beer and […]

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Frostbike 2014

Every February Quality Bicycle Products invites dealers and media representatives up to their Bloomington, Minnesota, world headquarters for Seminars, Social Activities and an Expo. For those of you, that are unfamiliar, Quality (QBP) is the parent company of brands like Surly and 45NRTH (among many others). Frostbike is not open to the general public, so […]

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Shop Profile – Zion Cyclery

With the current expansion of fat bike brands available to consumers, now, more than ever, it’s important to work with a bike shop that knows fat-bikes from the inside out. In a good fat-bike shop, the owner or staff actually ride fat bikes. That way they know, through practical experience, what works and what accessories to […]

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Triple F ♦ Upper Chilao

      John Watson shot his friend Ty Hathaway taking his Oh-Dee Pug, airborne out in the Upper Chilao in the Angeles Forest in Southern California. I hope we can get the opportunity to see Ty flying over all sorts earthbound terrain in 2014! You can see more of the fun at http://prollyisnotprobably.com/. Thanks to our […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Private Idaho

Ryan Sandy sent us this week’s fat-clip straight outta Nampa Idaho! Ryan and Adam Haynes run the local bike shop, in town, called Rolling H Cycles. Ryan told us ” Fat bikes are really hitting the scene out here in Idaho and our small community of Nampa.’ These two central Idaho bike slingers, put together a […]

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Reader’s Ride(s) – White Mike’s Violet Krampus

Michael Kauk sent us six metric gnome tons of Krampus pixels the other day along with some spec’s for his Lavender? Lilac? Violet? Purple Singlespeed Krampus. I lived through the original purple anno period of the early 90’s and still kind’a love me some burple blingage, so without further ado, we present White Mike’s Violet […]

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Foto Gordo – T-Bone Railing the Sooper Bole!

Our amigo, Ron Stawicki is one of the nicest dudes that you’ll ever run into at a bike race or a trail workday. Ron is a frenquent volunteer at trail building days and is also an ace mountain bike racer that excels at solo 24 hour races! A few years ago he helped found the Waukesha […]

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