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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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Surly’s New Limited Edition Special Ops Pug

Our amigos up there at Surly Bicycles are at it again with a new Limited Edition Pugsley that they’re calling the ‘Special Ops’. Only 500 of these beauties will be made so if you have your heart set on purchasing one, I would place a phone call to your Surly dealer ASAP! The frame is […]

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Second Anniversary

  Two years ago my first story published on Since then, many of our amigos and hundreds of our readers have contributed content and carnival to the pages of fat-bike. Sven and I truly appreciate, from the bottom of our hearts, all of our readers and sponsors. We look forward to sharing fat-bike news, […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Beach Wheelie

And then there’s this from Bruce Mathieson: aka: the coastkid. Bruce is the Viceroy of  Scottish Beach Cycling and rides, one hell of good wheelie! His clips of exploring the scenic beach riding around East Lothian, have inspired thousands – (myself included!)  A trip to Scotland to ride fat-bikes on the beach is, most definitely, on my […]

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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 Please make a note of it.

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The Landing

  Some of our readers across the net asked to see the splash down of our amigo, Eric, busting out a dead sailor off of the ramp that we built, at last weekend’s beach party. We didn’t have any photos, but we do have some video! Watch Eric stick the landing….and don’t try this at […]

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Triple F ♦ The Coho Grater

  I took this shot on a stormy beach ride that I took up near Belgium in the early part of June. It was the first ride back on the Moonlander, since we built up our test Krampus. Beach riding in raw weather is something that I love and recommend to anyone out there with […]

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So Dude, How’s that Krampus Ride?

It’s been a month since we built our test Krampus that I named Thilver. I’m legally changing the bike’s name to Silver from this day forward. This bike is just too much of a bad ass to carry a comedic name. The Ride Big tires + wide bars + short stem = fast, confidence inspiring, fun! […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Long’s Peak Camp

  Matt Thyer emailed us a photograph from a recent fat-bike adventure. Matt had this to share with us about the trip. “Made camp at Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park after a 50-ish mile ride up from the front range last weekend. My Surly Neck Romancer Pug rolls just as fast as an […]

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New Wheels and Tires

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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ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 21st, 2013 Krampus Photo Contest We’ve teamed up with los gauchos del Surly to get you all a chance to win a sparkly new Krampus Frame and Fork! But that’s not all! In addition to the the Krampus frame and fork, we’ll be awarding a pair of Surly’s new […]

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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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KramPug – Cale’s Initial Ride Report

Mi primo y Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot, Cale built up a set of offset Rabbit Hole rims for his Pugsley, last week and today he shared his initial impressions along with time/speed comparisons to both his 29r and his pug with traditional fat bike wheels. He rode his local 30 mile pavement/dirt loop out in […]

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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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Krampus Photo Contest We’ve teamed up with los gauchos del Surly to get you all a chance to win a sparkly new Krampus Frame and Fork! But that’s not all! In addition to the the Krampus frame and fork, we’ll be awarding a pair of Surly’s new Rabbit Hole Rims and if you act now […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Finnish Double Feature

Juha Liukkonen shot these two ghostly images riding his sweet Snowblind Pugsley on some snow packed trails near Ristiina, Finland. You can check out Jula’s blog at and view his rad pug build here –  Pug’s Year -gallery. Fat Foto Friday is a weekly feature where we try to help kick off everyone’s fat-bike weekend(s)s with a little Fat […]

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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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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Pugsley on Patrol

  Our long time amigo Gary Buckham aka Pugsley on Patrol took a shot that makes still life seem like it’s ready to roll. Fat Foto Friday is a new weekly feature for us. We’d like to help kick off everyone’s fat-bike weekend(s)s with a little Friday afternoon foto-stoke, thanks to the help of submissions from our readers. […]

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Interview with Polar Explorer/Adventurer Eric Larsen

Lee Kinder from Logan, UT had the opportunity to interview Eric and inquire about his incredible expedition to the south pole on a fat-bike. by Lee Kinder – Photography by – Cycle South – Stephanie Scott Photo credit: Cycle South – Stephanie Scott   “Remember, it’s cool to be cold!” quips Polar Explorer/Adventurer Eric Larsen. Indeed […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Moonlander with Aspens

Ray sent in this shot of his Moonlander amongst the Aspens near Flagstaff, AZ. He says: I’ve been rocking a Moonlander in the mud, snow, and dirt all year round since December. This is a recent shot of a ride I did the other weekend when the Aspens were at their most colorful… mostly from the “Inner Basin” […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – What are you afraid of?

Tomorrow is Halloween in the States so I’ll be ringing all of my neighbor’s doorbells (not with hopes of getting candy) but with an empty glass in hopes they keep a stocked bar. Well, enough about me. I want to hear how you celebrate halloween! Do you like movies about gladiators? Have you ever been […]

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Get Demo’d – Surly/Salvagetti Style

This will probably be the best time you’ve ever had in your entire life…….just say’n…. For more races, demos and festivals, visit our Event Calendar sponsored by 45NRTH for more Fat-Bike Fun! Do you know about a fat-bike event in your area? Send us your event info and we’ll add it to our Event Calendar. Email the event information […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Building

New bikes, new gear, new goals, new friends… ice is beginning to cover the ponds up here in Interior Alaska and we at Far North Fatbikes are itchin’ to get the fatties on snow. While this video was made last year as we assembled our fleet of rental fatbikes, we think it’s fitting to watch […]

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Weekly Dose of Fat – 10/5/2012 – Caption Contest

 CAPTION CONTEST Tommy from  Katwijk, the Netherlands sent us this photo that begs to be captioned. Post your caption and we’ll pick a winner next Friday. The winner will receive a pair of 45NRTH Wool Cycling Socks! Thanks for sharing your fat-bike photo,Tommy! Check out his blog at  This Week’s Fat-Bike News Digest – Australia’s Simpson […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Wheels of Tire

John Boalick sent us a compilation of various clips from his rides in North Carolina over the last year. The music is from one of his all time favorite skate videos, Wheels of Fire (1988).   We’d like to see your fat-bike home movies! If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you feel is […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Fat-Mail

Mis amigo djonnymac, made a little film of his mail run, riding his snow-white pugsley, del gatos locos. Eleven Minutes compressed into just shy of uno minuto! I bet some of our readers have been almost run over by a moose on their way to the mailbox! If you’ve got a moose vs.  fat-bike video […]

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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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