Trail Report: Fat Biking Buffalo Creek, Colorado, in the Winter

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Is it just me, or did the “Godzilla El Nino” not get the memo? It’s winter, or at least it should be for a few more weeks. Both winter and spring in Colorado are actually great opportunities to ride fat bikes, especially in the high country. Though this season has seen somewhat variable snow conditions (read: disappointing), …

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Hincapie Fahrenheit Puffy Jacket Review

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The Fahrenheit Jacket from Hincapie is a warm puffy jacket that’s designed to perform well in cold weather, both on and off the bike. Specs This puffy jacket isn’t actually natural down as you might first expect; instead, the insulation is synthetic recycled eco2sy® filling. The exterior of the jacket is “29 gram Ultra Ripstop™,” which …

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Trail Report: Fat Biking the Apex Trail, Colorado, in the Winter

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Apex Park is one of the most popular places to ride and hike in the Colorado Front Range, and until recently, lay somewhat dormant during winter when big dumps would envelope the trails in deep, impassible snow. Enter the fat bike, and the past three seasons seem to have maintained Apex’s popularity even when the mercury pointed …

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Sugoi Zap Split Finger Glove Review

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Pogies are a popular solution to the problem of cold hands when fat biking. However, having big sacks of windproof fabric covering your handlebars isn’t exactly a lightweight, elegant solution, and frankly, some pogies can be expensive and not user-friendly. If you want to simply stick with a tried-and-true pair of gloves, the Sugoi Zap Split …

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4 Must-Ride Fat Bike Trails in Leadville, Colorado

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Rider: Nancy Anderson. Photo: Scott Anderson.

Leadville, Colorado is a small mountain town with the dubious honor of being the highest incorporated town in the United States–we’re talking about elevation above sea level, here, although you can hit up a local dispensary while you’re in town. I say “dubious honor” because while the extremely high elevation has given rise to absurdly-challenging …

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