Hellga: The World’s First Women-Specific Fat Bike

Test riding the beast through snow-covered mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

For riding through snow fields, mountains, the beach and just about any other place your adventuring might occur, the Hellga from Specialized is the world’s first women-specific fat bike. The bike has a muscular, stocky build—a shorter reach, stack and shorter cranks—and is made to handle anything thrown in its way. We tested the Hellga on groomed trails on the picturesque property of Turpin Meadows …

Test Ride: Charge Cooker Maxi 2

Going off-road in all seasons, with the British bikemaker's no nonsense fat bike

Fat bikes are quickly becoming a staple in every cyclist’s quiver. While the bikes have opened up winter riding to the masses, they aren’t just for snow anymore. Many riders are finding themselves drawn to their fat bike no matter the season or terrain. The ultra-wide tires boost a rider’s confidence on trail and make rolling over obstacles as easy as hopping a curb. With …

Test Ride: 2014 Salsa Beargrease Carbon Fatbike

Nimble and certainly all-terrain, the lightweight ride featuring SRAM's XX1 drivetrain

What was once thought to be a novelty by some in the bike community, innovations in both technology and design (not to mention trail infrastructure) suggest that the fat bike is here to stay. Built off the basics of mountain bike frame geometry, a fat bike’s difference is in the wheel and tire width. Fat bikes generally have tires in the three to four inch …