Fat Bike Reviews and News


The first Trek to reach the South Pole

Adventurer Eric Larsen goes fat biking in one of the world’s most unforgiving climates.

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Pivot Cycles Interbike 2016

Pivot Cycles long ago earned its title as an award-winning mountain bike manufacturer. But the best never stop evolving. For 2017, Pivot launches several new mountain bike models and updates a few classics.

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Norco Interbike 2016

A new trail bike, plus model, carbon fatty, and loads of kids bikes mean Norco’s 2017 line has an option in nearly every two-wheeled category.

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Maxxis Interbike 2016

Featuring redesigns of iconic Maxxis offerings, plus the addition of a new eBike-compliant range, the world famous tire maker keeps us rolling into another product year.

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Motobecane releases new HAL6 and NightTrain bikes

Bikesdirects always seems to deliver bike deals with impressive components. Notable spec on this Hal6 150mm travel bike is ‘Full SRAM Eagle drivetrain’ at a street price of $2500.

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Otso Cycles debuts plus-fat hardtail, CX-gravel steed

The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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Video: Walmart Mongoose Fat Bike trilogy

Seth is an interesting guy indeed. Based in Florida, he’s found a niche purchasing cheap bikes and riding the snot out of them. In this trilogy, he purchases a Mongoose Dolomite $200 fat bike and methodically puts it through its paces.

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Borealis Crestone fat bike review (29+ update)

After reviewing the Borealis Crestone fat bike during winter 2016, we’re back with an updated look at how it performs with 29+ wheels and 3.0 tires.

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Mongoose’s new bikes for 2017 – the Tyax Supa plus bike, Argus 24 mini fat bike, Teocali and more

Mongoose ditches direct-to-consumer sales and 2017 models will be sold through Amazon.

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Face Off: Fat bike vs Plus bike

The low air pressures and gigantic tires found on fat bikes allow them to be ridden anywhere. Now that some newer trail bikes are taking advantage of similar tire technology, how do the two compare?

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KTM’s new 2016 mountain bikes come to the States

Well known Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM is bringing their bicycles direct-to-consumer in America. Highlighted here are some of their performance oriented 2016 mountain bikes.

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Kona teases new Carbon Hei Hei, Plus sized Honzo, and Wozo fat bike

While Kona wouldn’t formally discuss their new product line, they did have several new models on display.

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Trek Farley EX full suspension fat bike

Fat bikes may have been introduced for winter riding, but new full suspension models like the Farley EX are designed for year-round adventures.

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Wren Sports delivers advanced fat bike suspension

Don’t tell the guys at Wren Sports that fat bikes are just for sand or snow. They’ve developed an inverted suspension fork made specifically for fatties.

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Charge Cooker Maxi 1 fat bike review

Does it make sense to go the budget route when buying a fat bike? Check out our full review to hear our take.

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Surface 604 Boar E350 utility E-bike

Fat bikes are fun, stable and comfortable but these Surface 604 Boar E350s employ a hub motor to make them handy for any adventure ride around town.

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Tim Johnson climbs Mount Washington by bike in winter

Recently retired New Englander rode a Cannondale fat bike 7.2 miles in -19-degrees temps to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet.

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Reynolds Dean carbon fat bike wheels review

New lightweight 80mm composite hoops are the ultimate fat bike component upgrade — if you can afford them and are looking for all-season durability. Read our review to find out more.

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Industry Nine expands fat bike range, adds center lock hubs

New BigRig 760 fat bike wheels pair I9 hubs and alloy spokes with HED’s BAD alloy rim. Also launching are new centerlock versions of Torch Classic mountain bike hubs.

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Felt DD 10 fat bike review

A truly great option for the rider willing to make a moderate financial commitment to wintertime fat biking, but who isn’t looking to race and wants to leave the door open for riding year round.

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Reynolds Dean carbon fat bike wheel first look

New lightweight, tubeless composite hoops from Utah-based wheel maker ridden to triumph at Fat Bike World Championships.

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Pivot LES Fat fat bike review

Quite possibly the most versatile fat bike (or even hardtail) on the market today. Find out why in our full review.

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Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon fat bike review

Depending on your perspective, needs and budget, the Specialized Fat Boy Expert Carbon is either the perfect (albeit expensive) fat bike, or somewhat limited. Find out if it’s the right big wheeler for you in our full review.

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Video: 2 Fat 2 Furious – Freeriding fat bikes in B.C.

In the latest wintertime fat bike video edit from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, the goal was simple: Only ride lines that would be hard or impossible on a regular mountain bike. They pulled it off.

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Fat Bike Worlds: Bonding, branding, and chairlift riding

First annual Colorado event paves path for big wheeled bikes, showcasing the wealth of possibilities fat biking can bring to the sport.

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