Fat biking has become enormously popular in snowbound towns across the U.S. While some summer mountain-bike gear crosses over just fine—helmet, gloves, bib shorts as inner liners—you’ll need a few key cold-weather supplements to stay comfortable on the snowy singletrack. Here’s the rundown.
Salsa Cycles BearGrease Carbon SUS X01 Fat Bike ($4,299)
Salsa Cycles’ BearGrease fat bike will take you wherever you want to go—and it'll get you there fast. Designed as a speedy expedition bike for slaying snow, ice, and rock, it’s built for racing but perfectly suitable for recreational riders. A carbon-fiber frame makes this burly bike shockingly lightweight—for a fattie that is.
Dogwood Designs Winter Pogies ($120)
Handmade in Fairbanks, Alaska, these Dogwood Designs pogies are a must if you want to keep your hands warm. They strap onto handlebars and are meant to be worn over lightweight gloves.
Club Ride Fat Jack Pants ($120)
Bike shorts alone aren’t going to cut it during the winter. Check out Club Ride’s Fat Jack pants. These mid-weight, wind-resistant bottoms, designed specifically for fat biking, are coated with a durable water-repellent finish.
45Nrth Wolvhammer Boots and Helva Pedals ($325 and $165)
Your feet are the first things to get cold while snow biking. Keep them insulated with 45Nrth’s Wolvhammer boots, built with Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane. Pair the boots with 45Nrth’s Helva pedals for a wide, snow-ready platform.
Revelete Designs Terrapin Bag ($90)
Stash your supplies—extra layers, water, snacks, and bike tools—in Revelete Designs’ Terrapin seatpost bag, which is made in Alaska and built for Arctic conditions. It also comes with a waterproof drybag for keeping your sandwich and phone safe.