September 17, 2013
Interbike has started for 2013, with the first of two demo days out in the parched Las Vegas desert. Despite the 37°C temps, one of the biggest groups of bikes out on the demo trails were bikes that originally developed for snow riding, but which have found fans in the deserts, beaches and even trail centres: the Fat Bike. And there was all manner of them there – from the original steel Pugsley, through to carbon fibre fancy bikes and even electric fat bikes.
Don’t worry, there were many other ‘normal’ bikes that we’ll be bringing you news of, but first, let’s revel in the odd and the fat.
Let’s start with some ‘lectric…
Felt Electric Fat Bike
Another full carbon bike? Yes – from the Anchorage Alaska company. Now the Beargrease has a challenger.
Another carbon fat bike? Yep! Borealis bikes are from Colorado Springs and, though new, has gone straight into making carbon bikes. And this looks a slender beast indeed. Frame and fork is $2249 and the frame weighs 1270g.