Fatback Corvus Review: The Evolution of Fat14 Apr 30 Miles Arbour / bikes
Over the past few years, the Fatback Corvus has methodically evolved into a fat bike that checks many of the boxes for those in the winter ultra scene, bikepackers, and anyone searching for endless possibilities all year long. How did it handle the winter and an unpredictable spring melt in British Columbia? Read on to find out…
Announcing the Why Cycles Big Iron Titanium Fat Bike0 Apr 17 Logan Watts / news
Introducing the Why Cycles Big Iron, a titanium fat bike built around 27.5″ wheels with room for 29+ or 27.5 x 4.5″ rubber…
Rider and Rig: Musician Ben Weaver’s Salsa Blackborow4 Mar 27 Cass Gilbert / bikes
On the eve of a weeklong winter bikepack, we catch up with musician and poet Ben Weaver as he preps his Salsa Blackborow. Ben’s no stranger to long, music-themed bike tours. We ask him how he uses his bicycle as a way of connecting with his audience and find out about his summer tour, celebrating 20 years of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route through riding and music…
Snowbound: Three Days on The Iditarod Trail4 Mar 20 Neil Beltchenko / plog
Ultra racer Neil Beltchenko brings us along for the ride in this detailed report from his victory in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Invitational 350, recounting his three-day battle against the legendary Iditarod Trail, the merciless Alaskan winter, and the competition…
Brian Mulder’s Battleworn Ventana El Gordo15 Dec 7 Cass Gilbert / bikes
Wondering what it takes to forgo the majority of your earthly possessions for two years and ride the length of South America? We caught up with San Francisco-based architect Brian Mulder and checked out his patinaed, battleworn Ventana el Gordo, complete with Rohloff Speedhub, Gates belt drive, and SON dynamo hub… We asked him what he learned after riding from Patagonia to Colombia, how his gear fared, and pressed him for a few highlights from his journey…
45nrth Goes Bigger with Husker Du 4.80 Dec 6 Logan Watts / news
The 45NRTH Hüsker Dü is a favorite amongst expedition fatbike-bikepackers for it’s fast-rolling tread. Now it’s gotten even bigger. Introducing the 45NRTH Hüsker Dü 4.8.
Invocation of the Arctic7 Oct 24 Bjorn Olson / stories
A mammoth tusk, towering brown bears, and the Nalukataq, Northern Alaska’s whaling festival, are just a few of Bjorn Olsen’s encounters north of the 66th parallel. Read more in this tale of his pioneering, summer Arctic Circle fatbike expedition.
Meet Surly Edna5 Oct 13 Logan Watts / news
In case you missed it, Surly released a new fat tire to add to their lineup… Edna is slightly bigger than Larry and Nate, but smaller than Bud and Lou.
72 mi. / 116 km5 days
Machair Coast: Bike-Rafting the Outer Hebrides14 Oct 4 Guest Routes EuropeA bike-rafting circumnavigation of Scotland’s weird, wonderful and windswept outlying islands. White sand beaches, wildflower meadows and Norse heritage make this route a challenging but unique way to explore Europe’s north-western corner.
PMA on The Adventure Trail3 Sep 11 Bjorn Olson / video
A new film snippet by Bjørn Olson made with several friends bike-packrafting The Adventure Trail in Alaska… with a Positive Mental Attitude. Plus some words and photos about the route by Bjørn…
Salsa Blackborow ‘Midtail’ 27.5 Fat: 1st Ride & We Like it!55 Sep 8 Cass Gilbert / bikes
Perhaps you’ve noticed Salsa shuffling around some of their models of late, in terms of names and purposes? The latest in their lineup to see such metamorphosis is the Blackborow. Formerly a 26in fat bike, the 2018 Salsa Blackborow GX Eagle announced today has been completely reinvented into a cargo-carrying, 27.5in ‘midtail’, a stretched out fatty that’s likely to set adventure-plotting brains ablaze…
When The Trail Goes Cold26 Apr 3 RJ Sauer / stories
RJ Sauer’s epic account of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational race from Knik to Nome, Alaska. A must-experience piece complete with maps, hallucinations, introspection, and exquisite detail of a monumental journey.