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(bikenerd) 29+ Wheelset – RaceFace AC 35 Rims, DT Comp Spokes & White Industries M16 Hubs

If you follow the site, you may have seen Bikenerd’s Plus Bike Editorial that we published at the end of 2019 and maybe you’ve been following some of the podcast discussions that we’ve had with Adam Blake about plus bike rim width. After digesting all of that information, I decided to have Adam build a […]

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Fatback Big Su 27.5 Wheelset

We’re field testing a pair of solid, lightweight Big Su 27.5 wheels from our amigos at Fatback Bikes up in Alaska. We tested and reviewed the 26″ version of Fatback’s Big Su Wheels back in 2018. You can read how they performed here. The twenty-six inch set of big su’s received high scores so when […]

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Cantu Rumble 27.5” Fat Bike Wheels Initial Review – by Adam Blake

 “Its totally a thing.”… generally that is my response when people approach me about carbon rims on a fat-bike and their viability.  A lot of people immediately focus on weight savings in carbon vs aluminum rims, but with companies removing material from aluminum rims, and utilizing single wall designs, the weight savings from a reasonable […]

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Otis Gets Pimped (Part One) #otisgetspimped

As some of you might remember, I have a bike named, Otis, that just recently celebrated its first birthday! Back around x-mas time we ran a long term review of Otis where we mentioned that we’ve been working on a little project to upgrade Otis’s wardrobe. We code named this operation #otisgetspimped. In other words, we’re going to take […]

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A Visit to Hed HQ

As soon as I scheduled my trip to Minneapolis to attend the Freewheel Winter Bike Expo, I contacted Andy from Hed to see if I could visit their production facility and possibly, demo a set of their new carbon fat bike rims. As the date of my visit grew closer, Andy and I worked out all […]

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616 Fabrications – Hub Spy Shots!

Our long time amigo and one of the owners of 616 Bicycle Fabrication, Aaron Joppe, sent Fat-Bike a couple of spy shots of their new hub shell. The only thing he really shared with me about this new set of fat-bike hubs, was that they would be “the lightest on the market!”  Earlier this year, […]

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First Look – Wild Paw 616a Wheelset

Conticomponents Asia is a regional distributor and an ODM in South East Asia, specializing in aftermarket components. Conti just introduced a new fat-bike wheelset to the market called the Wild Paw. The new wheel is the product of a one year three-party development and testing program between Conticomponents, 616 Fabrication and 9:Zero:7. The Wild Paw is […]

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Fat-Bike Wheel Information for Weight Weenies

Fat-bikes are, obviously, not the sveltest of rides but that doesn’t mean there aren’t folks out there who wouldn’t like to shave a gram off here or there even if it is just for bragging rights! What we have here is a weight shootout among some popular fat-bike wheels as well as some full-zoot models. […]

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