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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First look: Skipulk.com sled
Mar10

First look: Skipulk.com sled

After one too many ascents spent dragging my sorry ass, fatbike and full bikepacking kit through deep snow I had a revelation….. Would a Ski Pulk work for a fatbike, help spread the weight and mean that I could go further and visit previously inaccessible locations? Not only that but how about taking snow shoes and then mounting the bike on the pulk (when the going gets really tough) and pulling it up the mountain?...

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Birth of a fat tandem
Feb16

Birth of a fat tandem

I’d listened to my friend and team rider Dan blathering on for some years about getting a fat tandem. He’d had various builders lined up to do it who all fell by the wayside for what were ostensibly a variety of reasons, but I suspect ultimately came down to the fact it’s a damn difficult thing to build. Even more so because he wanted to make it singlespeedable…. See, Dan and his wife and redoubtable stoker Jo are dyed in the wool...

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Review: Alpha ‘Predator SL’
Feb11

Review: Alpha ‘Predator SL’

Alpha bikes are a young, up-and-coming French bike brand and I was lucky enough to have one of their bikes to play around on for a little while. Based in Grenoble they’re ideally placed to design, test and ride their wares on some of the best terrain around. They make light carbon machines with a racing bias and more than a sniff of style. The ‘Predator SL’ fatbike we got to play with was their test ride rig and so...

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Tenh Desing ‘FBF’
Jan12

Tenh Desing ‘FBF’

Whilst wasting time perusing the facebook recently we came across an interesting looking and never before heard of fatbike/brand. Hailing from deepest Madrid, Spain the fine folks at Tenh Desing are specialising in high end carbon fatbikes which look a bit special. We got in touch and had a little chat with head honcho Jorge Cuesta about it all and it’s an exciting looking bike! The FBF comes in 3 flavours (100, 200 and 300)...

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First look: Travers ‘Bat Fastard’
Dec20

First look: Travers ‘Bat Fastard’

After I spent quite some time testing/’racing’ a Travers ‘Fat Race’ in the early summer I couldn’t quite get the idea of owning a Travers fatty out of my head. Fast-forward a few months and a conversation was had, haggling was errr…..haggled, threats and promises were both promised and threatened and before I knew it…..voila! Yesterday I put the finishing components on the shiniest and...

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