That Fat bike itch
what with all this weather the urge is gradually building.
but I know:
[*]it is totally illogical[/*]
[*]surely I have missed the winter boat[/*]
[*]I can not possibly justify ano bike[/*]
[*]I live nowhere near a beach[/*]
BUT…..they just look so much fun & idiotic
Have you got it too ?Posted 4 years agounklehomeredSubscriber
I do, but for practical reason IO’m trying to redirect it to a road/CX bike because
That is really the gap in stable
If i buy one it will never snow again.
It would just be another DIA HT (how many does one man need really)
Given the lack of trails where I live a road bike would have a better effect on my fitness.Posted 4 years agoepicycloSubscriber
They’re not just for snow.
They are the ultimate getting places bikes, especially when you don’t know where the path is going to lead you.
Maybe not ideal for a trail centre with groomed surfaces, but I guarantee you’d still have loads of fun there.
Think of them as an off-piste bike and think of all the places that will take you – even stuff as simple as riding over tussocked grass which is a PITA on an ordinary mtb.Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
but I know:
it is totally illogical They look that way, turns out they’re not. Good all rounder
surely I have missed the winter boat Ridden mine dozens of times, but only ridden in snow twice
I can not possibly justify ano bike Nonsense
I live nowhere near a beach First beach ride last week for me, great fun but probably won’t do it very often.
My other bike is a rather nice Tallboy LTc but it hasn’t turned awheel since the pufffer. Get the fatbike, if you don’t like it it will be an easy sell as fatbike stuff sells out every year.Posted 4 years ago
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Big ass tyres don’t seem to deal with hitting rocks at speed very well. And they also seem to be rather prone to ‘bobbing’ when pedalling along firm surfaces.
But the overwhelming revelation I had about fatbikes is that they’re different. That’s the ‘point’ of them (if you must find a point to everything).
There’s no denying the occasional flashes of 100% glee that their riders have on certain sections of trail. It’s a type of glee that you don’t ever really achieve (as an adult) on any other type of bike.
So yes they are attention seeking. Yes they are functionally woeful in terms of suspension. Yes they are going to bought by people who spend more time buying bikes than they do riding them.
But they offer a new kind of experience unattainable on any other bicycle. So fair do’s.Posted 4 years agoknottinbotswanaMember
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