Fat Bike Reviews and News

Hot News: RockShox launches Bluto fatbike suspension fork

Fatbike riders have been clamoring for a suspension fork and today RockShox delivered introducing Bluto RL, their first plus-sized suspension fork.

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Handmade Show: Ritchey rolls a fattie into NAHBS with launch of new Commando fatbike

Ritchey goes back to the future with new Commando fatbike. Orgainic farmers rejoice.

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Specialized Fatboy

Fatbiking is about fun, adventure, determination, accomplishment, and a little bit of insanity. Specialized has rolled all of this up into a nice package that makes me actually want to go out in 12 degree temperatures to ride in the snow.

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Rowdy the Clown joins the Red Bull Crashed Ice circus in St. Paul

Rowdy the Clown and Richie Schley get all biker-cross down the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in St. Paul.

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Viral Video: Fat Bike drifting with Rowdy the Clown

Here’s a hilarious video we recently caught wind of, but you might want to skip it if you have Coulrophobia.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Fat Bikes. Meh.

Does the added expense and time investment of buying and maintaining a fat bike justify its overall fun and usefulness?

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24K Gold Mountain Bike on Sale for $1 Million

The House of Solid Gold offers to you the first 24K Gold Mountain bike, perhaps the most expensive bike in the world at $1 million. Why did they make it? We’re not quite sure. But the real question is who will buy it and will one of these ever get ridden on a trail.

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Spotted: New Moots Frosti 5” (And 29er+) Fat Bike

The latest creation from Moots is a titanium fat bike frame with spacing to accommodate 5-inch wheels — and 29er+ wheel and tires. That means you can conceivably ride it all year long — on snow, sand or dirt.

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Mongoose Teocali, Salvo 29 and Beast fat bike at the Dew Tour

Mongoose is one of the main sponsors of the Dew Tour, an action sports event that was in San Francisco this past weekend. Check out some photos and info about 3 of their new bikes, the Teocali, the Salvo 29 and the Beast fat bike.

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Expanding Fatbike Market Carries Big Momentum at Interbike

You couldn’t go far at Interbike without encountering something fatbike. Whether crushing gravel at Outdoor Demo, blasting through barriers at Cross Vegas or taking up square footage in trade show booths, product offerings continue to grow.

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Video: Beer Run with the Norco Bigfoot Fat Bike

How does one take a growler home, have fun on the local trails and help mother earth at the same time? Dustan is a resourceful guy so he found a way with the 2014 Norco Bigfoot Fat Bike.

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Forum Pulse: No Whining, Kona Fat Bike, Last Purchase

This week, forum highlights include a photo pictorial of what mountain biking means, a sneak peek at a new fat bike from Kona and a look into the buying decisions of your fellow mountain bikers!

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SRAM Announces New X9 and X5 Fat Bike Cranks

Engineered for the Wide Wheel – Today SRAM announced two new X9 and X5 level cranks for fat bikes. If you are a sharp visitor of the Mtbr Fat Bike Discussion forum, this might not come as too much of a surprise.

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Feature: Fat Biking = Fun In The Snow

Until last Friday, I’d never ridden a fat bike. In fact, I’d probably only seen one of these big-wheelers in person two or three times. My reaction then was something akin to, looks kind of cool, but wintertime is for skiing, not freezing your ass off just so you can ride bikes 12 months a

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Salsa Full Suspension Fat Bike Prototype

Way back in January, Salsa created quite a stir with news of a prototype full suspension fat bike. The popular Mtbr Fat Bike Forum was abuzz with a lot of interest in such a creation. Recently, Mtbr was shown the working prototype in it’s most current form and we had a chance to get some

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Surly Krampus

One of the hottest bikes at QBP’s SaddleDrive event is the new Krampus. A 29er fat bike with 3 inch tires. Complete bikes will be available around March with an MSRP of $1950. Adam from Surly gives us a close-up look at the all new Krampus in this video: The complete production bike will feature:

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Form Cycles – “Fatso” Ti Full Suspension Fat Bike

We first covered Form Cycles way back in 2009 at the now defunct San Diego Custom Bicycle Show ( http://reviews.mtbr.com/form-cycles ) Daryl Roberts and Form Cycles have come a long way since then. They are still in Arizona (recently moved from Sedona to Cave Creek) and still building great Ti bikes. It just so happens

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Black Sheep Bikes – Ti Fat Bike “Two Face”

James Bleakley from Black Sheep Bikes shows us his “Two Face”. This is a titanium fat bike with truss fork that also breaks down for easy travel. The bike is named “Two Face” because it has two different finishes on each side. “Two Face” also won a NAHBS Award for Best Tig Welded Bike (the

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Write a Review Contest Winner: mfronk1 – Featured User Review: Salsa Mukluk 3

Congrats to mfronk1, the winner of this week’s Write a Review Contest and the new proud owner of a Camelbak “The Capo” hydration pack! Featured User Review: Salsa Cycles Mukluk 3 Fatbike XC Hardtail by mfronk1 Price: $1600.00 at HammerHead Bikes Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup: I went

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Featured Photos: Fatbikes

A Fatbike, in simple terms, is a hardtail mountain bike with super wide tires. These bikes are used in snow or sand, but an ever increasing number of mountain bikers are using them on their local dirt trails. The biggest benefit is increased traction (wider tires, lower pressure). The downside is increased weight (particularly increased

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Salsa Creates Full Suspension Fatbike Frame

There is a wave of fat bikes coming. What are they? They are mountain bikes with up 3-4 inch wide tires.  Some bikes have the tires just in front but the real machines have them front and back. Why are they important? Well we’re not sure but everyone who rides them seems to have a

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Sendero Cycles – Fat Bike and Cruiser

Joe Murray, mountain biking legend/hall of famer/racer/designer/builder, is now building his own frames under the name Sendero Cycles. Sendero means “trail” in Spanish, and they are located in Flagstaff, AZ. In this video, Joe shows us his version of the Fat Bike, an all purpose expedition bike (note the 3 bolts per bottle cage design,

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