The worst fat bike write-up ever……..someone has got their blinkers on.
There fun, it’s that simple there just fun,
Where? There on the stair? With **** clogs on?
Please don’t fall into the overused trap of running around telling everyone what’s fun to you is fun for everyone. It’s simply not true. There’s no denying it’s a nice day out for some but to have proper fun on flat sand you need more than hip flask fuelled leg power turning your wheels.Posted 5 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
So how many of the haterz have actually tried one and how many are thinking “that’s different, I’m not sure, best I just push out some tired cliche about how many days snow we get or how far we all live from a beach”.
I put them in a similar class to Honda Goldwings – I used to be a motorcycle journo and every so often we’d get a GoldWing in for review and you know what, it was brilliant – for a week. Honestly, an absolute hoot, because it was completely different from all the jizzed-up race replicas and the giraffe-like trail bikes and the comedy Japanese customs.
And I really think every motorcyclist should have the chance to ride a GoldWing for a day or two. Load up the fat luggage with fluffy dressing gowns and roll around with the stereo blaring out.
But own one? No thanks. And I kind of feel the same way about fat bikes. I can see the appeal, but I can’t personally see the ownership of one ever being part of my life. But if they make people happy, who cares?Posted 5 years agoKbremboMember
Hey KBrembo, they said that about my long travel 29er and you seemed to have a ball on it
My Fatbike is draggy at low tyre pressures but grips the trail like sh*t to a blanket. Its making me very fit. I smile alot when I ride it.
Yeah I was joking…..I got a pug and just love it!Posted 5 years ago
Such a capable all-round bike and it always makes me smile.
Couple of weeks ago we did the Aviemore stuff that we took you on and the Fat Bike was just awesome.
Ain’t put it down since I got it! the Nicolai is having a long winter rest!
Just done the puffer on it and it was perfect for the conditions/terrain
Your LT Nic is very special though 🙂charlie the bikemongerSubscriber
This guy lives in snow covered mountains, possibly a ski resort… I can see his point… In that environment. But I would still take a pugsley on the ski lift once in a while. Elsewhere it allows you to ride in places no one else can. So if you strava studland beach, you will see I am king of the mountains.
I live by the sea and use mine to race my dog through sand dune and marsh singletrack. But it also gets raced. Me and flashes were in a fat team at Bristol oktoberfest and we finished around 12th place out of 36 teams ish…. I passed loads of people in the singletrack, many of them passed me back on the climbs. Illustrating the bikes strengths and weaknesses.
The surly krampus is interesting.. Only days away now.
This is me in front of the “roadies” of this situation. Second lap, and we are genuinely in front of leg shavers on plastic bikes, With gears.
Posted 5 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Fat bikes are not really my bag for many of the reasons already stated, but then they do appeal to others and I have no problem with that.
Like someone else already pointed out DH bikes are of limited use by design but plenty of us own them (me included) so who are we to judge…Posted 5 years agochainslappSubscriber
Don’t like fatbikes?
Simple solution, don’t buy a fatbike.
Exactly. It seems people have targeted fat bikes as well as 29ers to question the reasons why people buy them. Does it really matter?? If people are having fun and putting their hard earned cash into the cycle Industry, it all keeps the world revolving. So move on and go and do what you enjoy and leave everyone else to do the same.Posted 5 years ago
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