Video: Ever wanted to fat bike to the South Pole? Here’s your chance!

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TDA Global Cycling is launching the first-ever guided fat bike group expedition to the South Pole. Are you looking for the last degree, the ultimate challenge? This is it! Here’s what they have to say about the expedition: Introducing The Last Degree, the first ever group fat bike expedition to the South Pole. In …

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Extended Video Trailer: “Off the Beaten Path”

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Produced by: FirstTracksProductions “Off the Beaten Path” is an 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. Supported by: Travel Nevada, Turner Bicycles, Fatback Bikes, KHS Bikes, Canyon Bikes, …

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Test Ride Review: Salsa Bucksaw Carbon


After riding the Turner King Khan at Outerbike last year, I instantly became a fan of dual suspension fat bikes. Interestingly, the number of fully-suspended fatties hasn’t really expanded since that time, but a slightly-updated version of the Salsa Bucksaw was announced last November: the Bucksaw Carbon. Essentially, the Bucksaw Carbon maintains the same geometry …

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Norco Launches New and Revamped Mountain Bikes


Norco had several new and updated mountain bikes on display at Interbike 2015. New for this year is a 27.5+ hardtail, dubbed the “Torrent 7.” The Torrent 7 is a budget-friendly hardtail, and is Norco’s first-ever “650B Plus trail mountain bike.” We’re referring to this new tire size as 27.5+, but regardless, this bike “is …

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22 Brand-New Fat Bikes for 2015


While all the buzz at Interbike 2015 seemed to be around plus-size bikes, the fat bike trend shows absolutely no signs of stopping, or even slowing its forward momentum. Numerous fat bikes from last year or previous years received minor updates for the 2016 model year, and we also spotted a ton of totally-new fat …

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Maxxis Adds New Fat Bike, 27.5+, and Trail Tires


The engineers at Maxxis have been busy trying to keep up with all the recent changes in wheel sizes. On display in their booth was a bevy of new tread patterns, sizes, and casing options. Starting with the widest tires first, Maxxis has added three new fat bike tires to their line. The Colossus is …

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Test Ride Review: Ellsworth Buddha Carbon Fat Bike


Last September, BST Nano Carbon announced its purchase of the Ellsworth bike brand with the stated purpose of showcasing the company’s carbon fiber technology within a high profile cycling brand. Well, this year’s Outdoor Demo at Interbike was “showtime” for me, as I tested the Ellsworth Buddha carbon fiber fat bike. The Bike Ellsworth offers …

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Introducing Heller Bikes


At Interbike last week I spotted a bike brand I had never seen before: Heller Bikes. The newest brand from Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) just launched with a fat bike called the Bloodhound, and the brand seems to be targeting recreational riders who appreciate a nice bike at a good value. Here’s the pitch from …

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25 Fat and Plus-Sized Bikes Rated: Quantifying the Calf-Bang Factor


Most of the major mountain bike trends over the last four-plus years have involved an increase in tire widths. With 4-inch fat bikes giving way to 5-inch rigs, and 27.5-inch and 29-inch tires going wider to 2.8- and 3.0-inch, the mantra “bigger is better” seems to be widely-accepted. But based on the extensive fat and …

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