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  1. Drivetrain
    I need a replacement spindle for my BB. Mongoose says the part is on back order and won't arrive till late March.(I was surprised to learn the new part was under $6.00) Looking for a good source to purchase one in stock.
  2. Fat bikes
    So fat bikes are slower than full suspension bikes... Ok but usually the fat bike is heavier than the trail bike so what happens if weight is equal. 30lb fat bike to 30lb full suspension trail bike? Does anyone have experience with a light fat bike and times relative to full suspension?
  3. General Discussion
    Your author (dead center in the back wearing red jersey and blue helmet) used the 2020 Fat Bike World Championships - and the lead-up to the event - to test out some of the latest cold weather cycling gear and apparel. Photo by Robby Lloyd/Lucid Images Besides being a damn good time (which you...
  4. General Discussion
    Salsa Cycles just rolled out its 2020 fat bike line. Standouts include super neon and powder-coated frames matching new gear coming out this season. There's no update to the geometry, but the fact that these bikes are ready to roll bodes well for anyone caught off-guard by early winter. There...
  5. General Discussion
    Expect plenty is stunning views at the 2019 Fat Bike World Championships. Photo by Neil Beltchenko The Fat Bike World Championships are coming up fast. As usual, this now fourth annual bacchanal of all things fat bikes will go down in Crested Butte, Colorado, which has been getting hammered by...
  6. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Following the success of River, the first chapter of the Blackburn Water Cycle film project, the California-based brand has released the second chapter, Ocean. The Pacific Ocean, the largest body of water on earth, serves as the foundation for this film about surfing, traveling, and protecting...
  7. General Discussion
    Updated June 7: Trek says the family of the late Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley has settled a lawsuit against the Wisconsin-based bike maker for naming its fat bikes Farley. Trek's Eric Bjorling told The Associated Press the settlement was reached Wednesday. Terms are confidential, but...
  8. General Discussion
    Say what you will about fat biking, but it's a heck of a lot better than riding the trainer inside. Photo by Neil Beltchenko What is it German direct-to-consumer seller Canyon makes virtually every kind of bike, including the fully rigid Dude CF 9.0 Unlimited fat bike. Highlights include a...
  9. General Discussion
    To understand the Surly Pugsley and its intent best to hear from the creators themselves. "Way back in twenty-aught-three, we found ourselves tired of riding over the same old sorts of terrain," Surly explains. "We wanted to go over there but the trail only went over here. We wanted to go for...
  10. General Discussion
    Salsa is a company known for pushing limits of where bicycles can go and adventures taken on them. Whether you're on a fat bike or a hardtail, Salsa has you and your gear covered with new EXP Series Framepacks. These framepacks allow you to take more on your bike and get off the grid ASAP. The...
  11. General Discussion
    The third annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships returns to Crested Butte this coming January. Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce. Whether you're a serious fat bike racer, casual costume-wearing competitor, or are...
  12. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Can-can jumps and other tricks are doable in the hands of the right pilot. In many parts of the world, if you don't ride a fat bike during the winter, you don't ride at all. It is a tool that has its purpose, especially during the cold days of winter. But is it just for getting around and...
  13. General Discussion
    The new Fatback Corvus FLT is claimed to be 250g lighter and 15% stiffer. Alaska-based fat bike maker Fatback has released the new Corvus FLT, which is claimed to be 250g lighter and 15% stiffer at the bottom bracket and head tube compared to the current Corvus. However, the new Corvus did not...
  14. General Discussion
    Terrene Tires has released its sixth tire model. The Cake Eater is a versatile, fast-rolling, studdable fat bike tire. The Cake Eater tread design is intended to depart from the more aggressive "Wazia" model that Terrene currently has available in 26x4.0 and 26x4.6. In comparison, the fully...
  15. General Discussion
    There is no reason for an offseason with a bike like this. Lowdown: Trek Farley EX 9.8 Fat Bike Under normal circumstances this Mtbr bike review would have posted sometime back in the colder months when days were short and snow covered the trails. But these are not normal circumstances because...
  16. 29er Bikes
    The Deville offers both low and high speed compression and single rebound adjustment. Boss Deville 35 Returns The all-mountain suspension segment is extremely competitive, but French manufacturer BOS has something special with their new Deville 35 fork. Unlike the bladder systems used by...
  17. General Discussion
    Lowdown: Fezzari Kings Peak Carbon SLX 1x11 In my humble opinion the vast majority fat bikes are for wintertime riding only. Yes, there are a few full-suspension designs out there that could be interesting when the trails melt out (see the 27.5-wheeled Trek Farley EX). But when you're talking...
  18. Vacations & Destinations
    My first wintertime experience on a fat bike was underwhelming. So was my second. And my third. I wasn't sure if biking on snow was truly lame, or if I was just doing it wrong. All I kept thinking about was how I'd rather be skiing. So when the opportunity arose to visit Marquette on Michigan's...
  19. General Discussion
    Alaska's Fatback Bikes has partnered with Wren Suspension Forks as the recommended suspension fork for their spring build kits. "We've been testing the Wren fork for quite a while now and find it to be top notch. It's a fork that can match the performance of the Skookum," said Fatback's John...
  20. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    A recent study revealed that heading on a quick camping trip can help reset our body clocks, leaving us better rested and happier come Monday. Guess who already knew that? Bike packers! That's why Garry Davoren and William O'Connor headed out from their neighborhood in Ireland for a mini...
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