Featured Photos: Fatbikes

Fat Bike Featured Photo

A Fatbike, in simple terms, is a hardtail mountain bike with super wide tires. These bikes are used in snow or sand, but an ever increasing number of mountain bikers are using them on their local dirt trails. The biggest benefit is increased traction (wider tires, lower pressure). The downside is increased weight (particularly increased rotating mass). But Fatbike fantatics will tell you, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. After viewing these images, we agree!

Photo: ak greeff

Common models of Fatbike include the Surly Pugsley, the Salsa Mukluk and the Jones Spaceframe. There are many other small makers including Mtbr Fatbike forum sponsors fatbackbikes.com and fatbikes.com both based out of Anchorage, AK. (Note: Salsa is currently developing the world’s first full suspension Fatbike.)

Highlighted here, are some of the most interesting Fatbike Photos. Be sure to check out the complete forum discussion thread https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/daily-fatbike-pic-thread-646442.html for more. The discussion was started over a year ago, but it is still going strong!

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To learn more about Fatbikes in general, visit the Mtbr Fatbikes Forum>>

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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