Category Archives: fatbike
Folly Interviewed Ty
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… if you’ve ever wondered what makes this dude tick, then you’ve gotta read this interview over at Folly for gems like this:

“The name Tytanium actually first came from an old friend of mine Brian Terada. He made a sticker that said Tytanium and put it on my BMX bike when we used to ride. I always kind of thought it was a cool play on my name and was a fan of Titanium parts. It did not really stick until 2007 when I had a pretty good motorcycle crash in the Baja 1000 that ended with me having a lot of Titanium holding my face together. I think it was just meant to be at that point…”

And Matt, I’ve been supporting GSC for way longer than a year and a half!

May 21, 2014 2 comments
Mojave Road Guide – Ty Hathaway
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Ty is just one of those guys. One minute, he’s posting photos of his dog, or his fiancé on Instagram and the next, he’s in the middle of the Mojave Desert on his trusty Pugsley, doing what many would consider a really, really, really tough ride – except most people do this ride in a Jeep or an ATV. To say that he’s spontaneous isn’t entirely accurate however, because he always plans out what to bring, how to bring it and how he’ll use it. What happens once he’s there is a whole different story. One that only Ty can tell in his own words…

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Apr 4, 2014 24 comments
2014 NAHBS: 44 Bikes Big Boy Fatbike
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The thing I appreciate about Kristofer Henry’s work at 44 Bikes is that each model represents a different New Hampshire season and it just so happens that the New England winter is unforgiving (especially this year), which is why most of his bikes have big tires. Winter thrashes the roads, the tracks and trails, so over time, he’s designed his bikes to accommodate those conditions.

At the 2014 NAHBS, Kristofer brought his own personal bikes to display. Why? Because they’re all purpose-built and besides, he doesn’t want to make his clients wait any longer for a frame. If the bike was done pre-NAHBS, he sent it out.

This Big Boy Fatbike was an obvious first choice for photos from the brand but it won’t be the last. I really can’t wait to shoot his disc road and his rigid 29r. Using the 5″ platform and a 1 x 10 drivetrain, this thing will motor through snow with ease and the carbon components shed some weight off the total build, which comes in around 27 lbs.

See more in the Gallery!

Mar 13, 2014 10 comments
NSMB and the Klunkus
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Photo by Morgan Taylor

It’s been rather fatastic over here the past few weeks, but the coverage from Frostbike has simmered, so I felt like it was an alright time to share one of my favorite bikes from previous years at NAHBS. Retrotec’s 29+ Klunkus is a pairing of a Krampus and a Klunker. Clever right? Rendered in that recognizable Curtis Inglis style, this bike (and Morgan’s photos) is stunning!

See more at NSMB!

Mar 9, 2014 Comments are OFF
Porcelain Rocket’s AM Peirce 29+
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Scott at Porcelain Rocket just uploaded photos of his newest frame bag project. It just so happens to be going on his own AM Peirce 29+ MTB. With all the hoopla surrounding the 3″ platform, I can’t wait to see what’s going to be at NAHBS later this month! Check out more of Scott’s work at the Porcelain Rocket Flickr.

Also, I can’t wait to see what’s going on that saddle bag support…

Mar 6, 2014 Comments are OFF
Feedback Sports: FATT RAKK Fatbike Stand
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With the ever-increasing popularity of fatbikes, I enjoy seeing how shops display these beastly bikes. Most just lean them against something, or make a custom stand for their wide wheels. The Feedback Sports FATT RAKK operates like their standard racks, but for fattys.

Say goodbye to the bike shop fatbike lean…

Mar 3, 2014 Comments are OFF
The Minneapolis River Bottoms on Fatbikes
Because this dog rips!

Warning: this post contains the bane of everyone’s existence this winter – snow. I apologize and promise to bring warm vibes from here on out. Seriously.

I absolutely love riding my Pugsley around Austin. Both on and off-road, it’s been a blast and the number one question I get is: “what’s that bike for?”. My answer “snow”… This causes a look of puzzlement on their faces. There’s no snow in Texas! Naturally, but it’s still fun to motor around town and hit some trails.

Riding a fatbike in the snow is something I’ve yet to do, so when Jeff told me to stay a few days longer after Frostbike, I brought my Pugs and threw on some platform pedals. Our first stop (and as it turns out, only stop) was the River Bottoms. Kyle and I had been there before with Jeff, in the summer months and I was eager to see how much it had changed after the all snow and freezing temps.

We kitted up in waterproof fabrics and wool, set our PSI to around 8 and 10, brought some snacks and of course, Baroo, Jeff’s Basenji / Red Heeler mix trail dog… What happened next was a mix of riding and an “Adventure by Hike”.

Mar 3, 2014 7 comments