Steve Bate in conversation.
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Steve Bate in conversation.

This week I was extremely honoured to speak to Steve Bate MBE, two time gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, fresh(ish) from his winning trip to Rovaniemi. A real coup for both Fatbiking Europe Magazine and me personally, especially given we managed to sneak in ahead of the BBC! Here’s how it went: Hi Steve. Thanks for taking the time to speak to Fatbiking Europe Magazine. How are you feeling? Hey no worries man, I’m still...

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Featured Rider – February 2018
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Featured Rider – February 2018

Name? Shawn Chambers Age? 49 Job? I’m originally an Automotive Engineer but, after 25 years of suspension design and vehicle durability testing, I’ve jacked it all in to move to the French Alps and run a B&B. We’re in the road bike mecca of the Oisans Valley right at the base of Alpe d’Huez, but you’d think we would see a fair few MTBers too, sadly not! In 2 years of being here only two groups of...

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Featured Rider – January 2018
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Featured Rider – January 2018

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all. We hope that 2018 is everything you want it to be. And thanks for coming back. It’s great to have your support again in 2018. Secondly, in a shameless example of idleness, may I introduce the first Featured Rider of 2018; yours truly. Eating rich food and drinking good beer overtook my schedule, leaving me without a rider for January. But let’s not dwell on that shall we? Instead, let’s class this...

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Featured Rider – December 2017
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Featured Rider – December 2017

This months Featured Rider is a little bit special, as we have interviewed a female rider for the first time. We do think that it’s a shame that this should be a special event though. There must be more female fatbike riders out there! So, we want to hear from you and hope that this article will prompt you to come forward and make yourselves known. Did you know that our article (click here) written by female rider Fliss France...

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Featured Rider – November 2017
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Featured Rider – November 2017

Name? Justin Kellett Age? 36 Job? Purchasing Manager Bike? Cube Nutrail Is it factory standard or have you upgraded? If so, why the upgrade? The standard Cube is a great bike for the cost as you get big big bangs per buck, but it needed a few tweeks to make it more dialed. First was the brakes, I swapped out the Magura MT2 for some Sram Guide Rs. Next was the bars and stem; I went wider and the stem went shorter. One of the best...

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Featured Rider – October 2017
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Featured Rider – October 2017

Name? Simon Denton Age? 44 Job? Company Director Bike? Surly Pugsley Is it factory standard or have you upgraded? If so, why the upgrade? Unusually for me, it is pretty much stock! That said, I bought the Pugs as a complete build and at that time the green model came with thumbshifters and the black finish with trigger shifters. Me being me, I wanted the black but with thumbies, so had them swapped at point of sale. Other than that it...

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