Fat Biking in Crested Butte, Colorado: A Quick Tourist’s Guide

The climb up Snodgrass trail

Crested Butte just happens to be one of my favorite places to ride a mountain bike, particularly in the summer when the wildflowers blanket the tall green peaks with a rainbow of a colors. I would easily say that it is the most scenic place that I’ve ever ridden. With the official Crested Butte FAT …

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Riding Green Mountain when it’s actually White Mountain… the perfect fat bike trail?


Green Mountain. There may not be a more polarizing trail in the Denver Metro area. If you ask people who have ridden it, you will undoubtedly get a wide variety of opinions about this mountain (a small hill, really) just west of downtown. “Too Easy.” “Too steep.” “Perfect for beginner riders.” “No, perfect for Intermediate riders.” …

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Fat Bike Frame Material Buyer’s Guide

Steel is rigid but flexy, and inexpensive. Notice how the tires appear even more 'fat' with smaller diameter tubes. Pictured here is the 2013 Surly Necromancer Pug Ops

If you’ve been shopping for a fat bike, hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to read maddslacker’s excellent series of articles reviewing different models at varying price-points. If not, here are the links: Budget models Mid-range models High-end models Price will almost certainly be most riders’ ultimate purchase-limiting variable, but within certain budget ranges there are …

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Fat Fun at Global Fat Bike Day

Enjoying the floating sensation on the Surly Moonlander.

Having only thrown a leg over a fat bike ever so briefly for a couple quick parking lot spins on dry pavement, I was skeptical about the apparently-growing fat bike craze. Why on earth would anybody want anything on their rims wider than 2.4in? Surely, whatever stood to be gained would be quickly overwhelmed by …

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