Sandblasted 2018
Mar30

Sandblasted 2018

We are very excited to announce that this year, we have been asked by the good people at Focal Events Limited to sponsor the Fatbike Category at their second annual Sandblasted Beach Race. They’ve even chosen, some would say foolishly, to choose your Editor as a poster boy! www.sandblasted.cc As with last year, we’ll be attending and covering the event; and we hope to see a great number of you there, representing the Fatbike community...

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Video: Steve Bate’s Rov 150 Kit List
Mar06

Video: Steve Bate’s Rov 150 Kit List

Still riding high from his success at Rovaniemi, Steve Bate has made and kindly sent us this video. We hope you enjoy this insight into Steve’s kit choices and the reasons behind them. Click here to view the video

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Monteria FatBike Race 2018 – Mud & Snow Fat Festival
Feb14

Monteria FatBike Race 2018 – Mud & Snow Fat Festival

By Michal Smieszek (Fatbike.com.pl) Poland – a country behind the “fat curtain”; where there is no snow but white bears are still seen crossing the streets of it’s cities and villages. Well… that is only a quarter of the “real truth” – indeed I have seen some “polar bears” slowly crossing my street…every Friday at midnight. But sometimes we do have snow showers, and most importantly we do have nice fatbiking movement here.  And that’s...

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Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – stage 3
Jan24

Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – stage 3

Weather is what it is on race day and the alpine weather was certainly doing its best to challenge us! After the previous stage’s sub zero temperatures and firm snow, a warm overnight front turned snow to rain up to the higher reaches of the Gstaad valley. The organisers had no choice but to reduce the 29km of racing and 786m of climbing to just over 17km in order to keep the route flowing and avoid the snow turned slush that now...

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Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Stage 2
Jan22

Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Stage 2

What a difference 24 hours makes in the mountains weather wise. With overnight snow and sub zero temperatures, the riding conditions had changed dramatically, the snowpack becoming harder and infinitely more rideable, up and down. It was one of those riding days where you actually look forward to heading out for a few hours in the cold. And today didn’t disappoint. Within 300m we were heading upwards, a 6km climb to wake up the legs...

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Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Stage 1
Jan21

Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad – Stage 1

As with any outdoor event in the mountains, expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather and come prepared! Stage 1 of the Snow Bike Festival had every type of snow to challenge the riding ability of even the most skilled riders. Quite how the UCI riders made it through on their skinny tyres, I’m not sure, maybe just by sheer speed and strength! It was certainly a day of contrast from the valley trails to higher passes, but no...

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