First Look – Vee Tire Co Snow Bike Festival Limited Edition Snowshoe XL
Jan04

First Look – Vee Tire Co Snow Bike Festival Limited Edition Snowshoe XL

A few months ago, Geoff from Vee Tire Co offered me the chance to be one of the few (if not only) riders in the UK to own their Snow Bike Festival Limited Edition Snowshoe XL tyres. I must admit, I was a little apprehensive. Especially as the first question he asked me was “What colour is your bike?” My response was followed up with “Teal and Lime? They’ll go really well” Now, I’m a trusting sort of chap, so I placed my order and paid...

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Review: Peaty’s Tubeless Sealant.
Sep28

Review: Peaty’s Tubeless Sealant.

There is no doubt that the number of riders going tubeless is on the increase, so naturally, so are the number of manufacturers wishing to capitalise on the upward trend. Previously, anyone wishing to say goodbye to punctures had three main options for fluid: Joe’s, Stan’s or some weird home-brew concoction made in their garage, combined with ghetto setups, often with varied results. Thankfully, the choice is now ever expanding and...

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BTR ‘Roamer’ review
Sep13

BTR ‘Roamer’ review

The idea of having a custom built bike has been lurking around in my head long before I got in to riding fat. To have that prefect bike, made just for me. Since I got my first fatbike back winter 2013-14 I realized fatbike is the thing if you live where I live (latitude N66 Swedish Lapland). We get at least six months of hardcore winter and loads of trails to ride. My Salsa Mukluk has been fantastic on these trails. But in the summer...

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Long-term: 45nrth ‘Wolvhammer’ boot
Jan06

Long-term: 45nrth ‘Wolvhammer’ boot

When we received these boots in the post we were pleased, very pleased indeed. Not only because they looked the dogs b*llocks but also because Charlie (of Bikemonger fame – UK importer of 45rth gear) had sent us two pairs by mistake – woohoo! Annoying we did the right thing and sent a pair back and had to make do with the hardship of only testing one pair of über cold weather fatbiking boots – it’s a hard life....

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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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