Posts in the category Fatbike

Roundup: Random look-worthy bikes (and sort-of bikes) from the shows


It’s not everyday you get to hop aboard a pro’s bike to demo parts, but Pioneer had Hollywood Daniel Holloway’s Felt road bike on hand to show what their powermeter could do. The bike’s paint scheme showed off the American colors in grand style, and a couple other custom touches helped personalize the bike further.

Check out more pics of this and other random, weird, useful and downright cool bikes and bike-ish things below…


A week in review: Smart helmets, pink bikes, and that beee-utiful Garbaruk cassette adapter

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This week we have some great round ups from the Philly Bike Show, Peaty is getting ready to say adios…. but not yet, and what is with all the things lighting up that are not lights? We took a look at new kicks from DZR and Northwave as well as a lot of really nice apparel from Rapha and the new to the U.S. eye-catching Attaquer brand.

Move on past the break to take a rather in depth glimpse of our week in review…..


Reeb Donkadonk Gets Fatter for the Holidays, Offers New 190mm fat bike frame to fit Vee 2XL 5″ Tire

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Fat just isn’t fat enough? Then it’s time to check out the Snowshoe 2XL fat bike tire from Vee Tire Co. At a listed 5.05″ width and measuring 5.1″ at Reeb World headquarters, the tire is the biggest, baddest fat bike option you can get your hands on at the moment.

The only problem? The tire is so big that it won’t fit in most current frames.

There have been a few custom and semi-custom outfits to build bikes that could handle the 2XL, but up until now, a production bike seemed to be missing. Enter the new and improved Reeb Donkadonk. Claimed to be one of the first production frames that is 5″+ compatible, the new Donkadonk builds on the Reeb pedigree with ABT tubing and American made, beer culture inspired radness…


Specialized Unveils First Full Range of Plus Size Bikes for Kids with Riprock 20 and 24!


If plus size bikes are the perfect tool for beginner and intermediate riders as we’ve been told, then it should come as no surprise that kids’ bikes are thrown into that mix. Thanks to the terrain clawing traction the big tires provide along with increased stability, the plus size tires really do seem to increase a rider’s confidence.

While we’ve heard the beginner and intermediate angle for some time now, most companies have been slowly releasing their plus size creations a few bikes at a time. Whether an indication of things to come or Specialized’ belief in big tires for little riders, the big S is introducing the Riprock – a full line of 20+ and 24+ bikes that harness the benefits of 2.8″ tires for stoked children everywhere…


RCC15: Willworx Superstand goes Supersized with new Fat Rack for Fat Bikes

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Whether you’re a retailer looking for display options for massive tires or simply a consumer who wants to store their fat bike on the ground, Superstand has a new option. Willworx is known for making simple, durable rear wheel stands that now fit many different sized wheels and tires. Given that their Superstand Extreme topped out at 3″ it was only a matter of time before they got into the fat bike game…


D.Fender Updates Fenders with Fit for Bluto, Lauf, Plus, Rigid, and Bucksaw

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Who knew that one of the most popular accessories for mountain bikes and fat bikes would be some bits of plastic and a few zip ties? We’re talking of course about the number of fenders that have popped up and zipped onto forks across the world. As it turns out, the minuscule fenders are pretty effective at keeping most of the spray from hitting you in the face which is their main goal. They also serve to protect the seals and stanchions of your pricey suspension fork.

It also turns out that creating fenders that fit a wide range of bikes and tires sizes while standing up to all temperatures and riding conditions isn’t that easy. One of the first to pop up for fat bike use, D.Fender is back with a new range of fenders with increased fit and better performance whether your bike is fat, skinny, or somewhere in between…


PBE15: Fenix Flies with Full Size Folding 27.5″ and 27+ Santos Mountain Bikes

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Having already created a clever way to create a full size folding rigid 29er/road bike, Fenix Bykes owner Scott Turner decided it was time to adapt the technology to smaller wheels and bigger tires. Specifically, Scott wanted to be able to take a bike with him when he went to visit his family in Florida. Not far from one of Florida’s best spots for mountain biking, the Santos trails served as the inspiration for the Santos and Santos Plus. If you’ve ridden Santos you know that thanks to all of the jumps and features (that are still being added to by folks like Ray Petro), a bike with suspension and slacker geometry can come in handy.

Wanting to put a full size hard tail mountain bike with a longer travel suspension fork and 27.5″ wheels and even a plus size mountain bike into a travel suitcase meant a few modifications to the design were required…


Diamondback goes Big, Bigger and Biggest with Their New Oso Line of Fat Bikes at a Not So Fat Price

©Earl HarperWith just about every full-line bicycle brand producing fat bikes, or at least having them on their radar, it is no surprise to see that Diamondback has entered into the ever growing category. They came barreling out of the gates with 3 models fitted with 3 different tires sizes suited for their intended purpose.

Slither past the snow bank to see the new abominable, well priced fat bikes from Diamondback….


Huffy Goes Plus Size, Trolls E-Bikes/Dirt Bikes with “Be The Motor” Video?

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You know a new wheel size has made it when you start to find them in local department stores. Remember the first WalMart 29ers? Fixed GearsFat Bikes? Being able to pick up your newest bicycle along with a 24 pack of white tube socks, some lawn furniture, and a box of Twinkies doesn’t have to be reserved for your run of the mill 26″ wheels any more. Now you can find bikes of all types in the sporting goods section (next to the toys) – even plus size bikes thanks to a new range from Huffy.

In all seriousness, we’ve heard from many sources that plus size tires could be the future of mountain bikes for beginner and intermediate riders. If that’s the case, then the new Huffys are probably just the beginning…