Here at Mtbr, fat bikes are the hottest growing segment, especially around this time of year. Some may wonder how such a niche category of bicycle could be so popular? The answer is that fat bikes aren’t just for snow and that the advantage and fun of bigger, fatter tires creates a unique bicycle riding experience like no other.
Fresh from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, this video features their fat bike called the Blizzard in its natural habitat. The Blizzard was designed for “for aggressive, trail-style riding on snow, sand, and other soft terrain.” Here to prove that fat bikes are freeride-able, the riders featured are Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons and Brett Tippie with appearances by Andreas Hestler and Fraser Vaage. Watch to the end for the nice fattie flip from Gully.
Official Video Description from Rocky Mountain:
“We have to admit, we were hesitant about the fat bike trend that’s taking the bike industry by storm (pun intended). There were definitely a few raised eyebrows in the office when we started designing and testing one.
Wade Simmons was an instant convert though; “everyone thinks they’re so f@#&ing cool and serious, but it’s really just about having fun on your bike anyway.” And soon enough, the other guys stopped returning their test bikes on time.
FAT FREE came out of a few days of experimenting and shredding the Blizzard in BC’s coastal mountains. It opened all our eyes to the spectacular terrain that’s available for fat biking, and it proved to us that the only limitations for these bikes are our own preconceived notions.
If it was ever even a question, the answer is yes. You can and should freeride a fat bike.”
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