They are certainly slower to get up to speed and you do feel it on the climbs. However it’s not too onerous, just drop a gear and spin away and it’s fine. Whether this bothers you depends on your attitude to mountain biking. I don’t actually care how fast I’m going. I’m happy to pootle around, try to ride up something silly, try to ride down something tricky and generally have fun. Speed and efficiency don’t really come into the equation. Fun does – and in my opinion fat bikes are ace fun.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
creamegg – Member
All mountain bikes are ace fun.
Nope, they most certainly are not ^^^
Sort of answered my question already – guessing a fatbike would be fine for pootling on your own, or with others on similar bikes, but on a balls out group ride, a complete misery.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
So, with most MTB’s with any form of pedalling in mind, it’s always been about getting a wheelset that’s strong enough, yet as light as possible to reduce rotating mass etc, etc.
I’ve had 2.5 heavy tyres on bikes that have been a right PITA to drag around.
So, how are these monstrous balloons uphill, through mud, riding next to people on ‘normal’ bikes etc?Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
We were out on Thursdsay evening, a 29+, jump bike, 6″ full suss, 4″ full suss, a cross bike and a fatbike, fatbikes werent holding anyone up 🙂
Winton Massiff Lap record for Butterdean Woods here on a 29+ KramPug 😉
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIew2M1uqYQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UUSv198UD3Wy-dBsg3K40IvQ[/video]Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Fatbike question’ is closed to new replies.