Long-term: Nextie Carbon Rims
Dec05

Long-term: Nextie Carbon Rims

Right then, let’s not mess about – them there Nextie carbon fatbike rims…..they any good? We’ve been riding these rims for a year now on our über-long-term test bike and we think we’ve got the measure of them. They’re a great looking bit of kit and any way to remove rotating weight from such a big wheel has got to be good, right? But what are they like to ride? Before we get going, let’s have...

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Long-term: Lauf ‘Carbonara’ fork
Nov14

Long-term: Lauf ‘Carbonara’ fork

When Icelandic innovators Lauf launched their Carbonara fatbike fork they caused quite a stir. Some people couldn’t get past the ‘unconventional’ looks, others were more accepting and willing to give this new idea a chance. I like to think of us fatbikers as a little less fashion conscious and set in our ways than members of some of the other sub-cultures of the cycling community, more open to new ideas and different...

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Winter camp 2017 (Jura mountains)
Nov06

Winter camp 2017 (Jura mountains)

Plans are afoot for a something a bit special in late January 2017. Just as the dust has settled on the silly season and people are beginning to emerge from their turkey comas Fatbiking Europe is putting on a weekend of fatbike silliness in the stunning Jura mountains. What? An informal gathering of fatbike loving goons in the Jura on the border of France and Switzerland. Not a race, not an event, just a few days of riding in the...

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Chamonix to Trient (and back)
Sep29
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Long-term: Singular ’Rooster’ 29+
Jun30

Long-term: Singular ’Rooster’ 29+

There was a massive amount of snow last winter which meant that the Rooster has been thoroughly used and abused in some serious conditions along side ‘regular’ fatbikes so that the capabilities of the 29+ genre were really put to the test. In the 8 months we’ve had this bike it’s seen a whole host of different trails and conditions as well as being used for a multitude of different mountain biking disciplines....

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