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posted 1/26/2011
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Spreading the gospel of Fat Bikes. (Tires 3.7" or wider)

Fat Bike History
forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fat-bike-history-498002.html

www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/a-brief-history-of-fatbikes/

Inspired by Steve Baker and Ray Molino, who welded together three rims and combined three tires to create a mega-wheel in the early 1990s, Mark Gronewald the owner of Wildfire Designs Bicycles in Palmer, Alaska started building the FatBike in 1999.

In 2005, Surly became the 1st company to mass produce a frameset, the Pugsley, and released the 65mm wide Large Marge rims.
And in 2006 Surly created the 1st mass produced fat bike tire, the 3.7/4.0 Endomorph.

Until December of 2010 all Fat Bikes had to be built from a frameset. After building custom wheels, with nice parts Fat Bikes were expensive, often starting around $2500.

Salsa released the Mukluk as the first mass produced, fully geared, complete Fat Bike in late 2010, for only $1499.
Before any Salsa dealer had a bike in the showroom, Salsa sold all 200 Mukluks in a few weeks.
Surly saw what was happening, and quickly released their popular Pugsley as a complete bike for the first time, and actually got them in bike shops before the Mukluks. At $1550, all of the Snowblind White Pugsley's quickly sold out.
Fat Bike sales have continued to skyrocket in popularity since then.

Fat Bikes are the perfect adventure bike. Go places that you could not go with a "standard" bike. I even had a road wheelset made for mine!
And because of their excellent stability, traction and sure footedness they make the perfect mountain bike for new riders.
Riding a Fat Bike for the first time generally induces an ear to ear grin that usually leads to the purchase of one soon after.

Snow, Sand, Singletrack, Smiles.

Complete? List of Fat Bikes and Names: On Post #6

Links... Post #4
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posted 1/26/2011
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They started in Alaska for the Iditarod race. They took 2 MTB rims, cut one side off, and welded the two rims together for a double wide rim. Then they took the widest tire available and mounted on that. Looked fairly strange since the tire almost looked laid out flat. Then they mounted it on the MTB and barely had room. Glad they are making bikes and tires for this now.

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They look like alot of fun in harsh environments.

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posted 1/31/2011
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KK,

I don't own one but I've ridden a Pugg's and the jury is still out. I think I'm leaning more toward the fad than a fan.

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Removed from main list to make room.
These appear to be one of a kind special builds, and do not appear on their website or catalog.
www.bilenky.com/Home.html Fat Cargo Bike. (See post #67) USA.
www.bikerumor.com/2010/02/27/nahbs-banjo-bicycles-big-dumb-pug-and-touring-bike/ Banjo Bicycles, Big Dumb Pug. (See post #68)
www.formcycles.com/FORM_cycles/HOME.html Fatso.

Complete - Framesets - Custom
surlybikes.com/bikes Pugsley & Moonlander
salsacycles.com/ Beargrease, Mukluk. Ti by Lynskey, USA
www.wildfirecycles.com/ Closed
schlickcycles.com/ USA
www.fatbackbikes.com/ USA
907bikes.com/ 9:ZERO:7
viciouscycles.com/frames-thunderwing.php3 USA
www.watsoncycles.com/Frames.aspx?ProductId=14 USA
www.carverbikes.com/ Ti Frame
twenty2cycles.com/roll-a-fatty Ti/Steel. USA
www.sandmanbikes.com/ Belgium.
moots.com/afternoon-ti/moots-frosti-snow-bike/ USA
www.blacksheepbikes.com/ USA
atraincycles.com/mtnsnow-bikes/ USA
616fab.com/ Michigan
www.quiringcycles.net/news.html Michigan
lightfootcycles.com/ Bent Fat, USA
fatsandbike.com/index.html Beach Bikes
www.44bikes.com/ NH-USA
www.origin-8.com/?page_id=48&cl1=BICYCLES Crawler
www.vertigocycles.com/ Ti
www.rapid-titan.ru/frame_special_en.htm Russian
reviews.mtbr.com/form-cycles-fatso-ti-full-suspension-fat-bike FS
www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBOOFATX5/on_one_fatty U.K.
www.38frameworks.com/ USA
www.salamandre-cycles.com France
www.vibecycles.com/ Idaho
www.murucycles.com/ Aussie
bobkellerframeworks.com/ USA
www.borealisbikes.com/ Carbon
khsbicycles.com/bikes/2014-khs-models/3000-2-14/ KHS

Low cost Fat Bikes/Beach Cruisers.
www.ezbeachattachments.com/product/tommi-sea-beach-destroyer
www.sunbicycles.com/product_detail.php?short_code=Spider+AT&cl1=CRUISER

www.fatbikes.com/ Fat Stuff

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posted 2/4/2011
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I'm close on my Xtra/Rockhopper with 2.35. These are so cool that I'm sure I'd love a real fatbike. I have ridden a fatbike in a parking lot. I wanted to take it out on some dirt. Great fun. I don't remember the brand, it was very inexpensive. Not made to compete with something like a Pugsley.

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Updated list... (Character limitation on the main thread title has been reached)

List of Fat Bikes and Names:
Wildfire Designs - Fatbike (Retired)
Surly - Pugsley, Moonlander, Ice Cream Truck, Wednesday
Salsa - Mukluk, Beargrease, Bucksaw, Blackborow
Schlick Cycles - Northpaw, Tatanka, APe
Fatback - Corvus, Skookum, Rhino
9:ZERO:7 - Susitna, Whiteout, McGrath, Nome, Tusken, Slider
11nine Fat Bikes - Simus, Direwolf, Epicyon, Hemicyon
38 Frameworks - Hogback, Jackalope
44 Bikes - Big Boy
616 Bicycle Fabrication - Muenzie
Advocate Cycles - Watchman, Lorax
A-Train
Access - Chinook Charlie
Ahearne Cycles
Avanti Bikes - Tracker
Badger Cycle Works - Fattywompus
Black Sheep - Phat Luna, Eon
Bob Keller Frameworks
Boo Bicycles - BOOlossal, Alubooyah
Borealis - Yampa, Echo, Flume, Crestone
Budnitz Bicycles - FTB
Bulls - Monster (FS & Electric Assist)
Cake -
Cannondale - FatCAAD
Canyon - Dude
Carbon Speed - CS-010, CS-01, CS-N019, CS-018,
Carver - ti O'Beast, TRANS-Fat, Morbidly O'Beast
Charge Bikes - Cooker Maxi
Chumba - Ursa Major
Coast - Goliath FS
Cogburn - CB4
Coyote - Fat Man
Dean - Farva Fatty
Design Logic - Da-Phat
Diamant - Mammut
Durango Bike Company - Hooey
Ellis Cycles - Neve
Ellsworth - Buddha
Fat Sand Bikes - Terrain Destroyer, Fat Boardwalk Cruiser, Fat Sand Cruiser, The Monster, The Fat E Monster, Beast Stalker
Felt - Lebowsk-e (Electric assist), Double Double
Fezzari - Kings Peak, Carbon Fat
Foes Racing - Mutz
Form Cycles - Fatso
Framed - Minnesota, Alaskan, Mini-Sota, Wolftrax
Fuji - Wendigo
Fyxation - Blackhawk
Genesis Bikes - Caribou
Graham Cycles -
Gravity - Monster
Hargadon Cycles
Hauck - Foxtrot
Heller - Bloodhound
Huffy - Excess
ICAN Bikes - SN01, SN03
Independent Fabrication - Chubby D-Lux
Irish Cycles - Sullivan
Jade Cycles - Boss
Jamis - Roughneck
Kent Eriksen Cycles - Husky
KHS - 4 Season
Kona - Wo
KTM - Fat Rat, Macina Freeze
LaMere Cycles - Carbon Fat Bike
Lenz - Fatillac
Lightfoot Cycles - Bigfoot Ranger
Lynskey - Stratus, FatSkey
Matter Cycles - Benefat*
MAXX - Jagamoasta, Huraxdax
McShane Craft - McFatty
Merida - Fat.Six
Meriwether Cycles
Momentum (Giant) - iRide Rocker
Mongoose - Beast, Dolomite, Dozer, Massif, Argus, Malus, Brutus
Moonmen - #M00
Moots - FrosTi, Frosthammer
Motobecane - Fantom FB4, Boris X9, Lurch, Night Train
Muru Cycles - Witjira, Finke
Nakamura - Bigbob
Naked Bicycles
Nashbar - Big Ol' Fat
NFG Cycles
Nicolai - Argon FAT
Norco - Bigfoot, Sasquatch
Norway - ULLR
On-One - Fatty, Baby Fatty
Origin-8 - Crawler, Amarok XLT
Peacock Groove
Pivot Cycles - LES Fat
Quiring - Snow Bike, Triple B
Rad Bicycle Co. - the Grizz
Raleigh - Pardner, Rumson
Rapid - Fat-bike
REEB - Donkadonk
Reid - Zues, Hercules, Ares, Boss, Titan, Monster
Ritchey - Commando
Rocky Mountain - Blizzard
RSD Bikes - The Mayor
Salamandre
Salted bikes - Sandfly
Samsara - Chunk
Sandman - Hoggar, Gobi, Atacama
Sarma - Shaman
Savvy -
SE Bikes - F@, Fat Ripper
Scott - Big Ed, Big Jon
Singular Cycles - Puffin
Soma - Battleaxe
Specialized - Fatboy
Sperik - SF
Spooky Bikes
Squatch Fatbikes / Capitol Bicycle Co.
State Bicycle Co. - Megalith, Monolith
Stuffed Fat Bikes
Sun Bicycles - Spider AT
Surface 604 - Element
Thin Air Frameworks - Fat
Tomac - Hesperus
Tommi Sea - Beach Destroyer
Trek - Farley
Triton - Fatbike
True North
Turner - King Khan
Twenty 2 Cycles - Bully
Twin Six - Standard Fat
Ventana Mountain Bikes USA - El Gordo
Vertigo -
Vibe Cycles - Sleigh Ride, Frigid B(i)tch
Vicious Cycles - Thunderwing
Vision - Fatbike
Vlad Cycles - Impaler
Watson Cycles - Great Divide Fat Tire
Wiseman Frameworks
Wren - WFF-300
Wyatt - The Drift
XDS Bikes
Xprezo - GrosBig

Note: I have not pursued information on brands outside of the United States or electric assist Fat Bikes. But if I happen to see them, I have added them to the list.
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Here's a fantastic article on Fat Bikes as 29'ers by Guitar Ted...
Part One... twentynineinches.com/2011/01/27/taking-a-look-at-fat-bikes/

Part Two... twentynineinches.com/2011/02/01/taking-a-look-at-"fat-bikes"-part-ii/

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And now for something completely different...

A TANDEM Fat Bike !!!

forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=7751450&postcount=33

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Guitar Ted's most excellent Mukluk review.
twentynineinches.com/2011/02/09/salsa-cycles-mukluk-first-impressions/

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And now for something completely different...

A TANDEM Fat Bike !!!

forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=7751450&postcount=33
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Wow! just when i thought i'd seen it all.
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