Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking GearReviews and Roundups

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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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Atomik carbon goes big with Phatty 85 and Chubby 43 rims

Atomik uses a combination of aerospace grade foam and patented carbon technology to create their high end (yet affordable) rims.

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Mega Gallery: Fat Bike World Champs Day 1

Day 1 of the first annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championship went off in spectacular fashion on Thursday at the North Village venue in the Town of Mount Crested Butte.

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Scott Big Ed fat bike review

Just because it’s affordable (which it is) doesn’t mean it’s good. See how the Big Ed fattie fared in our full review.

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Inside Look: SKS Fatboard fat bike fender

Great gear that will keep you dry and mud-free during mixed condition fat bike rides.

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Trek Farley 9.8 fat bike review

With an actual weight of 23.9 pounds (size medium) and a $4700 price tag, it’s clear Trek’s top-of-the-line Farley 9.8 fat bike is no lumbering giant. But is that thoroughbred pedigree enough to justify the price?

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10 amazing places to ride fat bikes in winter

While the bike industry was quick to jump on the fat bike trend, it has taken the resort world a little longer to catch up. Many have figured it out, though, offering miles of fat bike smiles. Here are some of the best big wheeled wintertime locales in North America.

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6 quick spinning fat bike wheels

For any wheeled vehicle, lowering rotational weight is one of the best ways to spend upgrade dollars. Just like on road and traditional mountain bikes, fat bikes benefit from lighter wheels.

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10 top notch fat bike tires

Tire choice is critical. Intended use, durability, and weight all factor in to what kind of rubber you want on the road (or snowy trail). Indeed, when it comes to fat bikes, tires are arguably the most important component decision you’ll make.

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Inside Look: Pivot Cycles LES Fat do-it-all fat bike

The 2016 Pivot Cycles LES Fat is one of the most versatile bikes to hit the market this year, fat or otherwise. For a better understanding of all it can do, check out this video to hear Pivot frontman Chris Cocalis explain the pertinent details of this go-anywhere-anytime two-wheeled fun machine.

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Skip the chairlift with Felt’s electric LEBOWSKe fat bike

When schlepping ski gear and wearing bulky boots, an electric fat bike is one of the best ways to find fresh snow under your own power.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 3

Our series of this year’s most exciting fat bikes concludes with snow tamers from Fatback, Fyxation, 9:Zero:7, Moots, Origin 8 and more.

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2016 Mtbr Ultimate Guide to Winter Mountain Biking

If you’re like us, you find ways to keep riding even when it’s freezing outside, there’s snow on the road and trails, and all common sense says you have no business having fun on two wheels right now. But you can’t do it without the right gear and skills.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 2

Carbon hardtails for big and small budgets, go anywhere adventure bikes and yes, even full suspension. Check out these offerings from Pivot, Cannondale, RSD bikes, Fezzari, Salsa, Durango Bike Company and Surface 604.

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2016′s Hottest Fat Bikes – Part 1

From lightweight racers, to budget friendly cruisers, to do-it-all rigs, these are the fat bikes you need to know about.

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Fat Bike World Championships: What you need to know

First annual big wheeled winter event set for late January in and and around the legendary mountain bike town of Crested Butte, Colorado.

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10 amazing fat bike videos

It can be hard to wrap your brain around the allure of fat biking. But under the right circumstances, riding these behemoths is a ton of fun. Here are 10 emphatic examples.

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10 things you need to know about fat bike maker Borealis

We spent a day at Borealis HQ in Colorado Springs, touring the facility, talking to the people behind the brand, and of course riding fat bikes. Here are 10 of our most interesting takeaways.

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Ibis launches Trans-Fat fat bike

Using the same front triangle as the Tranny 29, the Trans-Fat features a new rear triangle that accepts 4” fat bike tires, making it a highly versatile package.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000

27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Fat bike + BMX bike equals the new SE Fat Ripper

Part fat bike, part BMX, the new SE Fat Ripper is unlike anything else on the market today. And that’s probably not going to change anytime soon.

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First Look: Cannondale’s 2016 Fat CAAD fat bike

Cannondale brings respected aluminum frame to the dirt side to produce a fun and nimble ride with the narrowest Q-factor of any fat bike on the market.

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Video: ‘Off the Beaten Path’ – Fat bikes

This adventure cycling film celebrating the journeys bikes allow us to take – specifically focusing on how fatter tire bikes are allowing riders to venture to places cyclists have never been able to ride before.

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