The Ultimate Fat-Biking Gear

Everything you need to get into winter’s hottest new sport

Cold-weather gear to for making fat snow tracks (Hansi Johnson)
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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) 

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(Salsa Cycles)

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)

Dogwood Designs winter pogies
(Dogwood Designs)

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)

Club Ride fat jack
(Club Ride)

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)

45Nrth wolvhammer boots
(45Nrth)

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)

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(Revelate Designs)

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.

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