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Racing a fat bike in the Arrowhead 135(for the 11th time).

I had a fast start and made it to the first checkpoint at mile 36 by 10:30am. I saw my first wolf on the trail before checkpoint 2. He was very large and ambled off the trail when he saw me. I stopped were I saw him go into the woods and watched as he was perched on a ridge looking down on me, pretty cool... Soon enough I felt my feet, hands, and body getting very cold. I stopped and added a jacket and some warm gloves but when I grabbed the gloves from the front bag it came off the bike. I removed my gloves to reattach the bag but my fingers lacked the dexterity to do it... I finished in 13 place with a time of 19 hours and 35 minutes; it is my fastest finish! My bike, gear, and knowledge helped me to be the first person to finish the Arrowhead Ultra 10 times.

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Race sponsored! - 28 BELOW- Spearfish South Dakota

When I raced full time many years ago, one of my goals was to fine a hand full of races that I would go back to once I "retired". One of those races was the Dakota FIVE-O. I had such a great time in Spearfish, SD, the trails were great, locals as well as the tourists were such a blast to hang out with. I came away from that weekend with many new (now old) friends, and maybe one hangover. Recently the promoter of the Dakota FIVE-O reached out to see if we wanted sponsor their Winter fat bike race the 28 BELOW. There was no way I would turn him down!


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Hubs Tested, Fatback approved! Part 1

Results-Chart1.jpg#asset:2313Find out how our hubs compare to the rest! Cold weather testing done at the University of Anchorage. Smoothing rolling or a big drag? How 9 different hubs compare.

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Harsh Winter Conditions Are No Match for the Fatback Corvus

As we head into the summer riding season we would like to extend our thanks to Selene at Bicycling Magazine for the excellent review of the new and improved Corvus. The new Corvus geometry accommodates plus-sized wheels and your preferred 100mm travel fork, making the Corvus a versatile four season bike. Head over to Bicycling.com and check it out!

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Preparing for the Iditarod Trail invitational 2017

John Lackey is getting prepared to defend his course record in the race to McGrath. He has shared a little bit of his preparation for the race and showed us some of his gear selection.

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A look back - Winning the 2016 Iditarod Trail Invitational - Tim Berntson

It was dark and I’d look back from time to time for the bounce of a light in the trees behind me. Within a mile of Post River Glacier I saw Tyson’s light in the distance, but it was still hard to judge how far back he was. This is when I committed to going as hard as I could without (hopefully) blowing up. The rest of the night was a blur. Although I felt like I was keeping a good pace the good riding I had experienced earlier on turned to hard-packed, bumpy and moose-holed snow, which kept me out of my seat. At this point arriving at the ice covered Farewell Lakes were awesome, fast and smooth!

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A look back to my first days with the Fatback Corvus

A look back to my first days with the Fatback Corvus

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Announcing New Fatback Bikes for 2015

Fatback announces the addition of the SKOOKUM CARBON FRAME and the RHINO ALLOY FRAME to its lineup of all-terrain fat bikes. With their suspension-optimized design, these two are made to rip through whatever terrain you are willing to throw at them.

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2015 Talkeetna Trio Results

The 2015 Talkeetna Trio Results: 2015 Talkeetna Trio Results

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Announcing Our Ambassadors

Congratulations! Announcing our 2015 Ambassadors! Thanks to everyone who applied, you are ALL rockstars!

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