Finally Fast Fat Bikes For the Snow

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by Byron on Dec 01, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Bear Grease

Bear Grease

An important update to those fans that thought, F you and the Fat Bike you rode for Wired is this bike, lovingly just posted by Guitar Ted. My belief that fat bikes needed to go faster freaked the fans out who mistakenly believe they’re supposed to go slow.

No they’re not and this bike proves it, so does this one from Borealis. As I wrote

Don’t get me wrong; riding in the snow is a hoot, because, well, you’re riding in snow. But trudging along at less than 10 mph wears thin after 45 minutes. Snow biking feels like a sport that hasn’t figured out what it wants to do yet, much like mountain biking in the days when crazy Californians bombed down Mount Tam on bikes they’d built themselves.

I concluded the Wired article with this note

People made the same complaints about mountain biking back in the day, and look where the sport’s gone. The same thing could happen to snow biking as another generation of builders and tinkerers pushes this budding sport forward

and now that builders are figuring out what they want to do with these bikes, go ride one everywhere. We did, had fun, and will again, like we did this Summer on a Fatboy.

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