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Super-Sized Fat Stock as of February 5th


That means you haven’t experienced some of the best riding Rhode Island has to offer regardless of what season it is. From sandy or rock-strewn beaches to snowy trails these bikes can take you places you never imagined a bike could go.

The good news is we still have plenty in stock. Below is the most recent list of our inventory as of 2/5/2014. Remember, if the bike you are looking for is not listed here we can always order it or use our connections to try to find one.

Specialized Bicycles

Specialized Fatboy SL
Specialized Fatboy SL

Complete Specialized Fat Bikes
2015 Fatboy SL, size S, Platinum Ano$5500
2015 Fatboy SL, size L, Platinum Ano$5500
2015 Fatboy Expert, size M, Gloss Black/Flo Red: $2700
2015 Fatboy SE, size M, Satin Deep Blue/Cyan/Dirty White: $1500
2015 Fatboy SE, size XL, Satin Deep Blue/Cyan/Dirty White: $1500
2015 Fatboy 24, Gloss Black/Rocket Red/Teal: $1000
2015 Fatboy 24, Gloss Metallic Black/Light    Turqoise/Turqoise/Hyper Green: $1000
2015 Fatboy 24, Gloss Hyper/Cyan/Royal Blue: $1000
2015 Fatboy 20, Gloss Royal Blue/Moto Orange/Gallardo Orange: $1000
Specialized Fat Bike Frames
2015 Fatboy Frameset, size M, Gloss Black/Flo Red (includes carbon fork and EThirteen crankset): $1400 (3 available)
2015 Fatboy Pro bare frame, size M, Hyper Green: $675


Complete Salsa Fat Bikes
2015 Blackborow DS,  size M, Forest Service Green: $2300
2015 Mukluk 3, size M, Arctic White: $1900
2015 Mukluk 3, size L, Arctic White: $1900

Salsa Fat Bike Frames
Blackborow Frameset, size L, Metallic Gray,  Includes Bearpaw fork and Surly OD crank/BB: $875
Blackborow Frameset, size XL, Metallic Gray, Includes Bearpaw fork, headset, and Surly OD BB: $700

Rocky Mountain


Complete Rocky Mountain Fat Bikes
2015 Blizzard, size M, Black: $2700
2015 Blizzard, size XL, Black: $2700


9zero7 9 zero 7 fat bike carbon whiteout frame bike

9:ZERO:7 Fat Bike Framesets

2015 Carbon Whiteout Frameset, size M, Black/Green, Includes carbon fork, headset, and thru axles: $2299
2015 Tusken Sliding Dropout Belt Drive Frameset, size L, Gray, Includes 9:ZERO:7 Aluminum Fork and thru axle: $999


Complete Framed Fat Bikes

Mini-Sota 24 kids’ fat bike, size 13″, Black/Blue: $700 (3 available)
Minnesota 2.0, size 18″, White/Red: $940
Minnesota 2.0, size 16″, Silver/Blue: $940
Minnesota 2.0, size 18″, Silver/Blue: $940
Minnesota 2.0, size 20″, Silver/Blue: $940
Minnesota 3.0 XWT, size 18″, Black/Red: $1175
Minnesota 3.0 XWT, size 18″, Black/Blue: $1175

Moots BicyclesMOOTS Fat Bike Frames

MOOTS Frosthammer titanium fat bike frame, CALL

Surly Fat Bikes

All models: CALL

Cogburn Fat Bikes

All Models: CALL


We have Rocky Mountain Blizzard rental fat bikes.

Parts and Accessories

We stock all sorts of fat bike components and accessories, from studded tires to carbon wheels.


We are a custom build specialty shop. If you can dream it we can build it. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to get your fat bike project started.

Project Fat: Part Three- The Ride

Mike Galoob and I  have been planning a fat bike ride for a while now. For one reason or another though the stars just never seemed to align so that we could both escape our obligations long enough to put together something good. Something…epic. And then, just when frustration was really beginning to set in, it happened. A blizzard. On a day when the shop was closed. When both of us had an entire day to devote solely to riding our bikes. It was, in the truest sense of the words, The Perfect Storm.

As mentioned in Part One, Fat Fever has gripped the shop for months. Mike might have it the worst (or best depending how you look at it). He has replaced his traditional mountain bike with a full-time fat bike. He continually reminds us how capable the big tires are whether the terrain is single track, sand, rocks or snow. Being new to the fatness I was eager to try out my bike on these surfaces and more. The problem is that almost no one location features all of them in one spot. We discussed this at length and the idea for our ride was born.

It just so happened that on this past Monday the shop was closed, a storm was immanent and we both had clear schedules. In order to explore the capabilities of our bikes we decided to link our favorite traditional riding spots as well as a few unconventional areas we hadn’t spent much time in. The idea was to ride from one location to another, trying the bikes on sand, snow, gravel, trail and road. We would meet in the morning at Rome Point in North Kingstown, ride to Ryan Park, head west to Big River and Arcadia in West Greenwich, then south to Burlingame and return to our start point. Easy enough, right?

Well…no. Our plan was to be on the road by 830am but naturally we were both running late. Mike was going to ride to the ride but ran into tubeless trouble and had to return home to fix his problem. In the interest of time I decided to meet him in South Kingstown and we would instead start our adventure from there. All in all we were finally rolling by 930am. The snow was beginning to fall and we were psyched to have a whole day of riding ahead of us.

fat bike winter beach ride

We headed towards Narragansett in search of some sand. The temperature was about 18 degrees and ice was everywhere so the world was pretty much our oyster. We rode through coves and over marshes, snapped a few pics and moved on towards destination number two: Rome Point in North Kingstown.


Unfortunately the most direct route from Narragansett to North Kingstown is Route 1A, which for the unfamiliar is a paved main road. We detoured through Bonnet Shores to ride on the beach and then cut though URI’s Bay Campus to explore the rocky beach. Looking back this was probably my favorite part of the ride. I honestly didn’t think a bike could ride through terrain like this but low and behold, the Fatboy plowed right though. Beastly!

bay campus rock

bonnet beach

We continued up towards Rome Point for some more beach riding, heading under the Jamestown Bridge along the coast line and watching visibility drop lower and lower as the snow began to thickly fall. Cruising through Rome Point the realization that conditions were rapidly changing began to occur as my studless 5″ tires slipped and slid through the corners while Mike’s 4″ studded rubber clawed for traction and made the gap between us bigger and bigger. Inevitably I fell, using the opportunity to snap a few pics to cover for my poor bike handling skills before Mike came back looking for me. Shhhh!

rome pt btw trees

From there Ryan Park was the next destination for some single track. We cruised through some access roads to get there, did a couple hot laps through an old pump track and quickly continued on via rail trails towards Big River.

mike railing it

Sometime around this point I realized that suspiciously smooth snow most likely has ice underneath. After a tough couple falls I was sure avoid these areas. Lesson learned.

too fat for ice

After a quick pit stop for a snack, some hot chocolate and a little route planning it was back on the bikes. We rode along power line double track and gravel roads with ominous signs reading ‘Pass At Own Risk’. And is it just me or does every road in West Greenwich go uphill? It certainly felt like that anyway. We were about 5 hours in at this point and whew, I was feeling it. Reaching the New London Turnpike was a welcome relief as I finally began to recognize some familiar sights. It meant we were getting close to our next destination….Arcadia.RAOR


It was now around 4pm. I had originally told Ellen we’d be back by 230pm, but so much for that at this point. At first our plan was to ride a few trails in Big River, Arcadia and possibly even Burlingame if time allowed. Clearly, it did not. We cruised along the North South Trail through Carolina, realizing that the snow was falling faster and we were rapidly losing daylight.


A difficult decision was now upon us: continue on the NST or play it safe and head for home. We decided home was the best bet. I was pretty beat. Food was gone and we’d been riding quite a bit longer than originally planned. Every climb hurt, fatigue was setting in and I was mentally exhausted. I was getting sloppy, even riding directly into Mike at one point and nearly taking both of us down in the process. In times like this it gives you a totally new perspective and appreciation for those who take part in endurance fat bike races such as the Iditarod in Alaska. A quick detour through the Duval Trails in South Kingstown was the final stop before heading back to the car and wrapping things up. What an adventure it had been.


The bike had performed flawlessly. This was one of the most fun rides I’d been on in a long time. Sometimes a new bike motivates you to go places and do something you wouldn’t otherwise take on. Do you have to go ride 58 miles in a snowstorm to enjoy it? Of course not. Does it make for a great story? Absolutely!


This ride taught me many things. Perhaps most importantly though it gave me a completely new perspective as to the capabilities of a fat bike. It is said that these bikes can go nearly anywhere, but really, it’s the truth. The control and stability is out of this world and if you’re looking for one bike to take you anywhere and everywhere I can confidently say you’ve found it. A fat bike will allow you to go places you never imagined, and the smile you’ll wear in the process will be from ear to ear. If you haven’t ridden one yet stop by the shop and give it a try. Rent one for the weekend and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Better yet, look for Mike and I. We’ll probably still be smiling.end of ride

Ridden: Moots Vamoots RSL

Last August I became the owner of a titanium Moots Vamoots RSL. I set it up with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed and Shimano wheels. From everything I had heard, I had high expectations for the ride quality of the Moots, but relatively low expectations for the bike to feel fast, especially since I was coming off a carbon fiber dedicated racing frame. The Moots is heavier and more compliant. My first ride began with descending Bear Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the second ride brought me to the summit of Mount Washington. I have since put in months of riding on both flat and hilly terrain. I’ve found that the Moots has the smooth ride of a classic steel bicycle while being as fast as a carbon frame such as the Specialized Tarmac and the Bianchi Oltre.

Moots Vamoots RSL Mt Washington hill climb
Nearing the finish line on Mount Washington Last August on my Moots

I attend the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont and I race for the school cycling team there. About half an hour south of Burlington, there is a network of fantastic dirt roads, the hard-packed dirt does not require aggressive tires, and a road bike can handle these roads fine. That being said, the Vamoots RSL eats up these roads and springs up every climb the rolling terrain presents. Steel bikes are known to have the compliance to smooth out dirt, but they don’t have that same snap to them that the Moots has as I shift out of the saddle into a sprint. This bike is comfortable and it does not sacrifice performance for that comfort.

One of my favorite things to do is racing my bike. The performance of the Vamoots RSL gives me confidence for the coming collegiate road-racing season. The Moots is still responsive and quick on climbs and in a sprint. It is a little bit heavier than many high-end carbon bikes, but it does not ride any slower for it. Some people questioned my decision to go with titanium over carbon considering my dedication to racing; some of these comments made me doubt myself, but now with some riding time on the Moots, I have no regrets. The bike is fast and can take on any carbon bike of the same caliber.

The aesthetics of high-end bikes is becoming polarized. Frames are either painted up to be flashy with strong reds and fluorescent yellows, blues, and greens or they are simple with a matte black finish or some other simplistic, classic style. All Moots models show off the beauty of titanium with that soft, metallic gray and those black or white decals adorning the bike. It is gorgeous. The Moots Vamoots RSL has a very classic and simple aesthetic that matches its ride. It is not too flashy and it looks incredible. My Vamoots RSL has a titanium, white, and black color scheme with blue accents that keeps it classy. That being said, appropriate bar-tape, saddle, bottle-cage, and sidewall colors could give the bike a little bit more flair if that is your thing. The unpainted titanium gives the Moots frames a classy, timeless look that can easily be made your own.

One amazing part of owning a titanium bike is the assurance that that bike will hold up and continue to be your bike for decades. Carbon is fast, but fragile. I am concerned about the rigors of the collegiate racing season and the high rate of crashes in collegiate races. If carbon is cared for and does not see a crash, there should be no issues, but it would be unreasonable not to expect a crash while racing collegiate. The titanium of the Moots can hold up through crashes and being packed along with my teammate’s bikes better than a carbon bike could. The aesthetics of the bike are not the only timeless part of the bike. The frame will last a very long time and keep the same ride. Moots offers the option to send the frame in and get it sandblasted and have the decals replaced. Between this and the durability of Moots titanium bikes, I know the Vamoots RSL will continue to ride and look like my new bike from last August for years to come.

Moots Vamoots RSL

By Jimmi Hayes


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