August 9, 2017

27.5+ vs 29+ tire mountain bike tires

Trek suspension engineer, Ted Alsop, puts it this way, "27.5+, ideally, has the diameter of a 29×2.3 tire, but to get there, you have to give it a really tall sidewall. The bead-to-bead measurement-that's the actual width of the tire if you pressed it flat and measured from one bead to the other-is about 15 millimeters wider than a 29+ tire. Relative to the rim, the 27.5+ tire is actually taller than the 29+ tire, which is why we've found that the 27.5+ tires that we've ridden have a lot more of an un-damped, fatbike tire bounce to them and don't corner as well at lower pressures. The 29+ tire, which is actually a lower profile, shorter sidewall tire, has less of that uncontrolled bounce to it."

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July 19, 2017

Revelate Designs

Revelate Designs ambassadors ride winter and ride expeditions.

June 19, 2017

North Shore Racks bike racks

North Shore Racks customer testimonials and Series 202 racks.

June 6, 2017

Winter poggies: moufle-compak by ceunik

Winter poggies: moufle-compak by ceunik.

Poggies are big mittens fitted to handbars for winter cycling.

They look like oven mitts.

March 10, 2017

45nrths' Dillinger 5 fat bike studdable tire: Bikerumor

BikeRumor review 45nrths dillinger 5 fat bike tires rob the bank but may be worth doing the time.

February 13, 2017

Fat bikes: the first ten years

Via, watch 10 years of fat: the past present and future of fat bikes.

February 12, 2017

La traversée du lac Memphrémagog à vélo

La traversée du lac Memphrémagog à vélo
Magog, QC, Sat Feb 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

MTBR fat bikes forum

MTBR fat bikes forum.

February 9, 2017

Lauf Carbonara (Fatbike Fork)

Leaf spring front fork from Iceland: Lauf Carbonara


January 1, 2017

Fatbike = vélo à pneus surdimensionnés (VPS).

Cet article a été écrit en 2015 et l'Office de la langue française n'avait pas alors choisi le nom qui serait attribué au Fat bike de façon officielle. Nous avons reçu une communication ce mois-ci nous annonçant que le terme à employer est désormais VPS pour vélo à pneus surdimensionnés.

December 29, 2016

Hibernum Bromont

Hibernum Bromont, Quebec.


November 26, 2016

Surly Moonlander: a piece of history

The Surly Moonlander was the first monster truck of mountain bikes.

October 30, 2016

Fat bike everywhere, but especially these places

Singletracks' 10 of the best fat biking trails in the US in (2015).

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September 12, 2016

Mount Washington Autoroad ski, shoe, fatbike to the clouds

North America's Toughest 10K, climbing 2,200 vertical feet over the final 6km. March 2017 ? Ski to the clouds.

June 28, 2016

Momentum Rocker $590 in 2016


Who said fat bikes are just for winter? The huge tires add comfort to rocky trails, and provide excellent stability and traction in foul conditions. Now Momentum, a brand of city bikes from Giant Bicycles, has found a new use: cruising over curbs and plowing over potholes on your daily commute.

The 4-inch-wide tires will roll over almost anything in their way (illegally parked cabbies excluded) and the 1x drivetrain with a single front chainring is easy to maintain. The frame even has a clever integrated cup holder for those days you need a caffeine pick-me-up on your way to work.

Via Bicycling; more in cycling and fatbike.

June 26, 2016

PinkPike is like a well designed eBay for bicycles

Bike shop search engines:

PinkBike buysell.

Eriks bike shop fat-bikes/Search;
RideMonkey.BikeMag classifieds;

NYC's Bicycle Habitat search for Surly;



Bike Exchange's Surlys;
Coastkid's 2015 springtime reflections on the Surly Moonlander;
Bikeman's Surly Moonlander
Tonys Bicycles's Surly Krampus Ops;


Momentum Rocker;
The Bicycle Planet's Momentum Iride Rocker;
Bike Exchange's Giant-Momentum Rocker

The Fat Bike Hub on budget fat bikes, $500 $1100;

Freewheel Bike's Wheelbike Fat Bike Everything.