What are they really like in the snow? [Fat Bike Content]

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  • What are they really like in the snow? [Fat Bike Content]
  • butcher
    Member

    Went for a ride yesterday. I say ride. The back wheel started moving. The bike stayed still. I walked. Tried again. Walked. Tried again. Then I walked home.

    Last week, when it was only 6 inches or so it was manageable. And I went for a lengthy ride considering. However, every mile felt like 10. I was done by the time I got home.

    How would a fat bike compare in these scenarios?

    watsontony
    Member

    not a clue about the fat bike, but yesterday was not much fun in the slush round my way. It was like riding up a wedge of slush/snow all the time. I am running 2.7front and 2.5 rear. i felt thinner might of been better at cutting through and creating less resistance.

    but on dry and/or compact snow fatter the better i would think

    cynic-al
    Member

    You’d ride it fine

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
    Subscriber

    They’re great… Hard work mind, but a lot more fun.

    And they grip really really well.

    Love mine.

    trail_rat
    Member

    Can tell you that in 1 ft+ of powder they are as useless as any other bike 🙂

    devs
    Member

    Aye in deep powder they are as bad as any other bike and even possibly worse. Give the snow time to transform and then all of a sudden they are awesome.

    Premier Icon Schweiz
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    On proper hardpack snow (or powder on top of hardpack) they are a revelation. I just don’t know how often you would encounter that in the UK.

    On mud, they are also brilliant which may be more of a UK specific application.

    EDIT: This kind of snow is GOOD!

    twoniner
    Member

    Cracking photos schweiz 8)

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    And they are not just for snow. Druidh on here rides his pretty much all year on some techy trails too..


    P1160474 by Andrea & Rick, on Flickr

    Mantastic
    Member

    Yep, not just for snow. Mine gets ridden most weeks in the year

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