Posts in the category Fatbike

IB15: Reynolds and Borealis Team Up For Made In the USA Carbon Fat Bike Rim

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If you want to drop some weight on your fat bike, wheels and tires are a good place to start. Because of the massive size of fat bike rims and tires, there’s often a good amount of weight savings to be found. When it comes to rims, that often means looking into carbon fiber, though designing a carbon fiber fat bike isn’t the easiest thing to do. After issues with their Carbondale rims, Borealis has stuck to aluminum or carbon rims from other manufacturers.

Rather than giving up on their desire to create their own carbon rim though, Borealis instead is teaming up with Reynolds Cycling to make it happen. By combining Reynolds’ experience with carbon with Borealis’ knowledge of fat bike rims, the team has put together a carbon rim that will be made in the USA and looks to check off a lot of boxes when it comes to fat bikes…


Specialized Whips up a Turbo Powered Sidehack Fat Bike for Ken Block


Ken Block likes his toys, and it’s no secret bicycles have a special place in his garage. Specialized stepped up once again and came up with a turbo powered sidehack with some trick features and a custom paint job fitting for the Hoonigan.

Monkey past the break and check out the details on what had to be rad project to work on…


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #2: Chosen goes for 12 Speeds, Cippollini Gets Aero, DT Swiss & HED Get Wider and MORE!

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Welcome back to Eurobike coverage part deux! With more categories to cover than ever, this year’s show was huge and kept us on our toes more than ever. Pour yourself a well deserved scotch, kick your feet up, and travel into this week’s coverage of Eurobike 2015.

And in case you missed Week 1’s exciting coverage, check it out!


XTERRAIN 500 Uber Fat Bike Includes Fat and Even Fatter Front Wheels


This is one of those I’ve been staring at in my inbox for a bit. I’ve been questioning on how to best approach it, but without a doubt, it had to be seen. I keep an open mind so those that would be attracted to a product, can gain a useful perspective without too much bias. So I’m going to do my best here to do just that.

If you had the chance, how would you use this beast and what modifications you would make? Float past the break for the good, the bad and …. well, you know the rest…


EB15: Kenda adds new Flintridge Pro gravel tire, plus lots more mountain bike widths


Originally shown at Taipei as the Warthog, the new (and newly named) Kenda Flintridge Pro gravel tire missed its summer launch goals despite being designed specifically for the Dirty Kanza. It’s tubeless ready and should come in both 60tpi and 120tpi casing options and two widths: The 700x40c (520g) will be joined by a 700x35c (480g), and both will hit 480g and should come in around November.

Unfortunately, the Cholla CX tire is also a bit behind on shipping, but will hopefully be on the water soon and here in time for racing.


45NRTH Keeps Pedaling with Redesigned Wölvhammer Winter Boots

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Riding a bike in the winter is fun. Riding in the winter with warm feet is even better. As one of the big players in winter cycling footwear, 45NRTH made a name for themselves with their original Wölvhammer winter boot. Like so many things, as fat biking and winter riding has evolved so have the Wölvhammer boots. The latest version takes advantage of an entirely new upper to make the boots more comfortable and durable for harsh winter climates…


Shutter Precision and Cycle Monkey Power Up Fat Bikes with 150mm Dynamo hub


Shutter Precision, who has been producing a broad range of affordable, high quality dynamo hubs since 2009, has joined forces with Cycle Monkey to develop a 150mm fat bike dynomo hub. Recognizing the growing trend of fat bikes along with the increasing number of people choosing to use their adaptability to veer well off the beaten path, Cycle Monkey and Shutter Precision used their combined knowledge to come up with a solution.

Charge past the break for more…


EB15: HED gets wider, lighter and cheaper for road, triathlon and fat bikes w/ new hubs, rims & wheels


HED’s booth was chock full o’ new wheels, but you’d have to look closely to find them all. The graphics and overall black on black with more black color theme meant everything maintained their stealthy look. Fortunately, they guided us through it all, and there was a lot to see.

Starting with the more affordable items, the new Ardennes GP disc and rim brake wheels let you get into a HED wheelset for as little as $700 retail by using the same rims as the rest of the line paired with round spokes and their original Sonic hubs rather than the new 545 hubs.

The new hubs, shown below, are available in both disc and rim brake versions for road and cyclocross. They use a new five pawl design to maximize bite and have a chiseled straight pull flange that helps create stiffer wheels. Not shown, the Stingers and Jet Black wheels will be reworked with the new hubs, which makes them stiffer, and other models get the same new internals but with J-bend spoke flanges.

Where things start getting lighter is with their all-new carbon fat bike hubs and complete wheels…


Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #1: SRAM Red Wireless, ENVE’s Crazy Light Hubs, Magura’s Wireless Dropper, BFO’s H2O Brakes & more!

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Welcome to Eurobike! We went and did all the walking for you, so step right in, grab a Dunkle, Tripel or Weizeneisbock, and review our first week’s worth of Eurobike 2015 coverage…