Posts in the category Fatbike

A Week in Review: An E-bike that Will Make You Drool, What & Why Specialized Reinvented Spacing, and New Hoops from Enve

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We had some fantastic items come across our desk this week as well as some meaningful fundraisers for a couple of pretty awesome guys that need our help. From the best looking, as well as the strangest looking e-bikes from Italjet and Gi FlyBike, new fork and technology from Suntour, what Canfield Bros just whipped up, and a glimpse at Boeing’s new “lightest materiel” which could make its way down to our more grounded needs.

Take a step back in time to take a gander at what we brought you last week, because if my calculations are correct, you’re about to see some serious sh……


Heller Adds Some Squish to their Fat Bike with New Bluto Equipped Model

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Heller Bikes was the subject of a surprise introduction this year at Interbike. Debuted with a single rigid fat bike, the brand falls under the roof of QBP who already had three other brands with unique fat bikes. However, Heller is going to be much more than fat bikes. It just happens that the brand is launching going into winter so the fat bike makes the most sense to launch first. Heller is really about affordable carbon bikes that will be available to any QBP stocking dealer. We’re told that up next will likely be at least one carbon trail mountain bike with more non-fat bikes on the way.

For now though, the Bloodhounds is the big news and is now available in both rigid and front suspended. Packed with quality components, the Bluto equipped Bloodhound is going to be a serious contender this winter…


UK retailer Go Outdoors debuts several new High-value, Low-price Calibre bikes


Our readers outside of the UK probably don’t know Go Outdoors, but they put together several bikes under their house Calibre brand that offer a lot of bang for your buck, so are definitely worth a look, especially for entry-level bikes. Plus from their online shop, international delivery to a very long list of countries is just £10 extra. Outside of the EU taxes and import duties come into play, but have a look if you are in the market for a high value bike. Pretty much everything is made of workingman aluminum, but with some decent spec across categories. There is a fat bike, kid’s bike, a women’s road bike, a 27.5″ hardtail, and even a cross bike. Hop past the break for details and pricing…


Surly Lands new Extraterrestrial 26+ Touring Tire, Front Racks, Plus Actual weights of My Other Brother Darryl Fat Bike Rims

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In conjunction with QBP’s newest dealer show, Biketoberfest, Surly is hoping to outfit the Trolls. No, not the internet experts, but their own Troll bicycles or any sort of city, touring, dirt bike that has clearance for monster tires but would benefit from something a little more tame in the tread department. According to Surly, the brand has a number of bikes that could benefit from large, durable tires, but at the same time will benefit from something with better rolling resistance.

Perfect for all of the Trolls, Big Dummys, and other bikes out there, the new Surly Extraterrestrial 26+ tires will have you phoning biking home with room for your beverages using their new 8 or 24 pack racks as well…


IB15: Sweet Italian Trash: Italjet’s swank moto-inspired e-bike, a Fiat Abarth fat bike & Elite vintage water bottle system

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In a sea of carbon, oversized tires, and gravel worthy machines, there is always some eye candy at Interbike, and nobody does it better than the folks who bring us Ferrari, MV Agusta, and great hair. When you look at something and immediately consider the passion that went into its design, you have to stop and stare. Elite’s old school aluminum bottles and cages make you want to build a bike around them and Italjet pulled the Italian wool over our eyes with the Ascot drawing our attention away from its main feature!

Vedere le bellissime moto oltre il confine……


Seven rolls new Ti Treeline Fat Bikes from their Custom Shop, plus more build options


Seven Cycles just broadened their custom program with a pair of new titanium fat bikes. They kind of developed the bikes to serve their own need, as the long New England winter is fast approaching, and with it snow to cover the trails until the wet and muddy melt of spring. Seven’s founder Rob Vandermark says they were looking for a better solution to get around in the depths of winter “whether commuting through snow storms or riding snowy trails” and found the ever growing fat category to be a perfect solution that still can be flexible through the warmer months. To be ready for the snow covered winter trails, Seven expects to turn out about 20 Treelines by the end of the year, after which they will be available for all seasons at their standard full custom 6-8 week turn-around. Hop past the break for pricing and more details on the frames, plus new build options for all of Seven’s custom complete bikes…

Corsair Teases Prototype Kraken All Mountain 27+ Hardtail, Atomlab Shows Super Wide SL Carbon Rim

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Corsair might not be a name you would expect to jump on the 27+ bandwagon, but that’s precisely why they are. Seeing an opportunity to create a plus size hardtail built around a long travel fork, the Kraken seeks to fill a void in the mid fat market. Add in a ton of all mountain type features, and the Kraken might just put those big tires to their full use…


Haro Shifts into Full Suspension with Standard and Plus Size Tires

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When most people think Haro, they think BMX. While there were still plenty of BMX bikes on hand at the trade shows, what was most surprising were their new mountain bikes. Over the years, Haro has strayed from their BMX roots to test out the mountain bike waters to varied success. Now, Haro is charging back in with the Shift, Shift Plus, and Subvert plus size mountain bikes to add to the collection.

Designed to offer high levels of performance at prices that are within reach of the average consumer. The Shift will be offered in standard 27.5″ wheels, but more surprising is Haro beating many companies to the punch on a 27+ full suspension bike…


Week In Review: Euro/Interbike Coverage, Biggest Crash/Balls at Rampage, Lots From Poc & Lupine, and The Bike You Never Wanted

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To wrap up another exciting week, we’re bringing you a easy to scan round up of last week’s massive amount of coverage. Included are some crazy cool stuff coming from POC, Lupine takes us up another step or two with more tech & lumens, Redbull Rampage’s biggest fall/finish, and see this week’s most viewed and commented on train wreck of a….. err, bike.

Skip back in the past to see what you missed……