What’s Your Take on Fat Bikes?

What’s Your Take on Fat Bikes?

Every few years, the broader bike world discovers some hot new technology, frame style, or flavor and then there’s a


poll fat bikes

Every few years, the broader bike world discovers some hot new technology, frame style, or flavor and then there’s a mad rush to make it the Next Big Thing. And sometimes it really does become the next big thing and sometimes it fizzles like a damp firecracker fuse.

This time around, it’s fat bikes. With 29ers an old story and intermediate-size 650b wheels treading water, the snow- and sand-oriented monsters machines are gaining, er, traction in a big way, no longer just the choice for Iditabike. The classic Wisconsin crosscountry skiing race, the Birkebeiner, has added a Fat Bike Birkie next month, and last month about 60 people attended the second annual Fat Bike Summit at Sawtelle Mountain, Idaho. Nordic resorts and tracks are scrambling to develop rules governing the use of fat bikes, and manufacturers are running out of stock on frames, wheels, and rims.

Awesome sauce. But will it last? Will Pugsleys and Moonlanders soon become dust collectors in the corners of garages? Or will fatties revolutionize the use of bikes on snow?

This poll is multiple choice — select as many answers as you like.


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This week, one poll participant will receive Smith Optic’s Serpico sunglasses. We’ll pick the winner via random number generator (and announce it here) — all you have to do to enter is vote and leave a comment so we have your email to contact you. Must have a U.S. or Canadian address. Contest ends Sunday, March 3, at midnight PST.

Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
Showing 205 comments
  • Trey Lord
    Reply

    I wanna try.

  • Matthew Halip
    Reply

    I’ll try anything at least once. Then I’ll have an opinion.

  • John O
    Reply

    Fat bikes need love too.

  • Pete
    Reply

    I hope I win. A friend broke my pair of Serpicos.

  • Bridget
    Reply

    More cushion for the (pedal) pushin’.

  • mbr
    Reply

    I would like to try riding a fat bike on some packed-down singletrack, but unlikely to replace a good powder day on my board during the winter months.

  • Tina
    Reply

    Not that big into mountain biking, but it would be fun to try once!

  • Sinjin Eberle
    Reply

    Voted…

  • jb
    Reply

    this is ‘Murica. We love fat.

  • Mark Cuschieri
    Reply

    They’re fun to ride, but I don’t want to drop the 3 Gs needed to build a decent bike that I won’t choose to ride the rest of the year.

  • Steve Harrop
    Reply

    Adds another option to winter sports. Not only on ski trails but any road, bike commuting all winter long?

  • Blair
    Reply

    I think the Surly Krampus looks real interesting, but I’d probably add a road bike to my collection before a Fat Bike.

  • Grant M
    Reply

    No form of biking puts a smile on your face faster than riding a fat-bike!

  • Matt
    Reply

    I love a fatty.

  • Ben B
    Reply

    Rode some Surly Pugsley fat bikes in the Sawtooths in Idaho and fell in love with them!

  • Erin
    Reply

    I wouldn’t mind trying one.

  • Craig
    Reply

    I wanna ride one!

  • Jeff Moore
    Reply

    roll a fatty

  • charles watkins
    Reply

    how bad can it be? if you like to ride bikes, this should be a fun way to spin away the time in the winter months… or anytime.

  • colby
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    friend has a moonlander. i’ve rode it, its comical to have that huge tire in front of you, i was actually laughing while i rode. handles well enough and didnt feel slow, but ultimately a fad. watch the fat bike vs cross country skier video (that i think was posted on here a long time ago, when fat bikes where still new) 29ers where right there riding with the fat bike, dont really need the extra rubber.

  • Kelly Gault
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    Given how global climate change has made snowboarding pretty brutal in the east I think there is going to be many more people going fat vs POW in these parts. Many of my bike brethren have already moved to the fat experience and love it. Still on the fence myself.

  • Tony Fitzsimons
    Reply

    not really interested in fat bikes as there season of use seems to be concurrent with ski season.

  • W
    Reply

    Would be fun to try, but can’t see buying one.

  • Phil
    Reply

    I’m riding a 20″ wheel folding bike with my dog every morning rather than my racing bike-the one problem is the slipping on ice and snow – so this could be the answer -phil

  • dave downing
    Reply

    they’ll change spring and fall riding forever as well.

  • monty
    Reply

    I would try it but not invest in buying one. Most decent mountain bikes can be set up for winter riding or sand.

  • Adam K
    Reply

    Definitely fat bike curious.

  • Hayduke
    Reply

    all bikes are fun.

  • Matt
    Reply

    Winter Ride??? All fun until you get caught? I’m Curious!

  • CR
    Reply

    If you have a use for it, like living in a mountain town or near some nordic trails then why not. If it’s just going to sit in your basement then there are probably orther things to get excited about.

  • Gavin
    Reply

    Trailscouter.com—-coming soon!

  • Gavin
    Reply

    Id ride one if given the opportunity. Not enough snow in my neck of the woods however

  • Andy
    Reply

    They’ve peaked my interest.

  • John
    Reply

    I want to try one of these for the North East commute

  • Daniel
    Reply

    I would ride the hell out of one.

  • Reckless
    Reply

    definitely curious

  • jake
    Reply

    they’re great for low snow days when I can skate ski…

  • Kevin Liang`
    Reply

    I wanna ride one before buying one.

  • jake
    Reply

    ooops… that was supposed to be when I CAN’T skate ski…

  • Corey
    Reply

    Bring on the snow!

  • Megan
    Reply

    I wanna roll one for a try!

  • Mark
    Reply

    No thanks

  • Matt
    Reply

    Being the last of my friends to build one of these beasts has me trekking solo this winter. Next year, for sure.

  • Ben Fox
    Reply

    Go Surly!

  • Jared
    Reply

    Would love to try one, but don’t know if I’d spend money on buying one. I’m curious. Sunglasses please, meow!

  • Chris
    Reply

    Fad … big time a fad.

  • JH
    Reply

    Not a fad, they rule the snow.

  • Yoshi
    Reply

    Fatties are here to stay. Trek and Specialized will be rolling on board next…

  • Matt
    Reply

    I’d love to try it.

  • Brandon
    Reply

    mheh… nah. get out the skis, or boots instead.

  • KA
    Reply

    They’ve been catching my eye for a while. Need to add one to my collection.

  • Ryan
    Reply

    like winter, this fad will never be seen again in 2 years.

  • Al
    Reply

    ready for the 7 inch travel fatty

  • Liz
    Reply

    fat bike-curious fa sho!

  • Anthony
    Reply

    If Al Gore is right, we won’t need Fat Bikes soon, Or, we will all need Fat Bikes soon.

  • Ryan Borzea
    Reply

    Cool!

  • Jacob Eastham
    Reply

    Fattys forever.

  • Jay
    Reply

    Can’t really picture the appeal, but would definitely try it.

  • claire
    Reply

    curious but sceptical.

  • Craig Rowe
    Reply

    Like I say to skiers, whatever you gets you down the trail.

    I just hope it doesn’t become a mandatory component of your biking quiver. “In order to be a true mountain biker, you need a standard, a 29er, a fat bike, a hard-tail, a … “

  • Craig Rowe
    Reply

    *^ edit: “whatever gets you down the trail.”

  • whispering
    Reply

    seems like a little too much rubber for anything other than fluffy sand or snow.

  • Travis
    Reply

    Your first ride will have you checking your bank account

  • Eric
    Reply

    “Roll a fatty, be happy.” You get me, Adventure Journal…

  • Cody
    Reply

    Question is: when are they going to put fat wheels on DH frames so we can drop couloirs on ’em? Steep riding here I come! Who’s in?

  • Kevin
    Reply

    They’re great for their intended use, but most guys are picking them up purely because they “make riding fun again!!!1!” which led to my fad vote. They’ll settle down to their niche next year, but for now everyone and their cat is getting one around here in KS. Funny thing is, even with our crazy snowfall this month, my cx bike has seen more time on the snow than their fatties.

  • rick
    Reply

    Thin may be in…but fat is where its at!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    i voted.

  • chia
    Reply

    looks potentially fun but not something i’ll spend money on!

  • Mark
    Reply

    I’m interested, but I’m holding off until these bikes are available for less than a grand.

  • Chris
    Reply

    I think it’ll be the next I get!

  • Brent Findlay
    Reply

    Actually everyone that’s asked about them always says that they’re “fun” to ride. Sounds like a good enough reason to me.

  • Mike
    Reply

    I hate riding on snow and ice. Not interested, but if the opportunity to wreck someone else’s came up, I’d give it a try for the hell of it.

  • Dean
    Reply

    I’d rather do winter sports in winter… crazy, I know. I already have five bikes, this wouldn’t by my sixth. But a swing bike? Now we’re talking.

  • Kyle Alhart
    Reply

    I like the swing bike idea

  • Murph
    Reply

    Hey, I love toys like anybody else, and can see the allure, but the demand will die quickly. I’d have to be making a lot more money to spend the bucks on one.

  • Dennis
    Reply

    They’d be fun around here in the winter but I’m with the winter crowd folks. I’d rather be riding the snow on my ski/board of choice.

  • David Fischer
    Reply

    Yea, they are fun!, test road a view… but like others have said I’d rather do winter sports. If I lived near a beach I’d also consider it.

    This looks like a blast!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fRAvzvXHbt8

  • Jeremy
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    I’ve been on a pugsly and 9zero7 and love them both. Excellent compared to the Giant 29r I have – even with studs. The wider tires help float over the thicker snow without the squirrely control my 29r leaves me with. Convinced me to hang out on CL and get one.

  • erik
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    I love em. Admittedly they are not a replacement for more snow appropriate activities like skiing, but tgey round out the winter months nicely.

  • Jeff
    Reply

    Never seen one of these ever… Do people buy these?

  • jb
    Reply

    Just test rode the Moonlander the other day and it was FUN!

  • Mike
    Reply

    John O stole my comment.

  • Mike B
    Reply

    I think they’ll run their course sooner than later, but I still want one!

  • Devra
    Reply

    I’d love to have one. If someone gave it to me.

  • Brian
    Reply

    Let it roll!

  • Scott
    Reply

    They’re kinda cool but definitely not gonna be my next bike.

  • gringo
    Reply

    i like the people who comment simply with an ”I voted” and nothing more.
    reminds me of the time when i was 5 or 6 and a nice stewardess asked me if I wanted to visit the cockpit. I went with her and met the pilot who then asked if i wanted to speak into the intercom…..alI i managed to say was ‘dad’.

    quite the performance I must say.

  • RB
    Reply

    Fatties open your conciousness!!!

  • GOOG
    Reply

    fat bikes need love too

  • Rich
    Reply

    rollin’ fatties is my favorite…

  • Don B
    Reply

    This poll is stupid.

  • ben
    Reply

    They look like a blast to ride. I’d love to try one.

  • Lucky
    Reply

    Do what feels good!

  • Mitch W
    Reply

    personally i like to XC ski in the winter and XC ride in the summer, and enjoy the excitement as i get out a different set of gear at the beginning of the season. but to each his own.

  • John
    Reply

    I’d take one

  • Leigh
    Reply

    I’m not sure I need a fat bike to replace my mountain bike but happy to try it.

  • sam
    Reply

    Only time shall tell…

  • Brian
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    I hate the winter and it’s long here in Ottawa, Canada. I use to mtb till the snow came, then sit on my couch till it went away (for 15yrs I did this). I was skeptical on how much of a difference the fat tires would handle and the weight and rolling resistance looks pretty dang scary from my weight weenie xc racer perspective. I dove in and bought a Necromancer and have rode it almost every day since and guys, I gotta say, I’m loving it. I’m getting out when I would not have so I’m getting my fun winter training in and THAT IS PRICELESS. I have now committed to building myself a 23lb Fatty. I use to ride 2.2 26ers in winter and could do it but no way does it compare to fat tires. I swear you gotta try it!

  • Kari Olson
    Reply

    after NAHBS, a fat bike will definitely be my next. frame builders are already taking this in many great directions

  • Sean
    Reply

    I like my regular mountainbike in snow, I can only imagine this one is extra fun

  • Matt
    Reply

    who doesn’t like rollin on a fatty?

  • Alpentalic916
    Reply

    Where’s the option for “I’m not interested (or douchy enough) to buy a bike the costs more than $1,000

  • Mark Strikwerda
    Reply

    They look like they would be a fun ride and a good change up from training.

  • Mark Strikwerda
    Reply

    i just wish they were a little cheaper

  • Lee
    Reply

    I’s like to try it once. Not sure I’d ever buy one.

  • Cody Scott
    Reply

    Totally want one. Would make ripping the single track in winter a lot less intimidating.

  • Ryan
    Reply

    Anything to get outside in the winter.

  • Andy
    Reply

    Want one. Badly.

  • Syl Mathis
    Reply

    Don’t be a fattie hater.

  • Drew
    Reply

    i would totally try one

  • Andrej
    Reply

    What a beautiful fat-bottomed girl! Definitely not a fad.

  • Rodney
    Reply

    I’d try one!

  • Donald
    Reply

    Haven’t ridden one yet but I’d like to give one a try. Still think its just a passing thing though.

  • Josh
    Reply

    Def would try one … Looks like a good idea.

  • dv
    Reply

    ski in the winter, bike in the summer

  • David Munson
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    Have moved north to 5 months of bad weather. Missing my winter riding, narrow, icy, snow covered roads and unplowed city streets have stopped me. Lots of groomed snowmachine trails though. Looks like a winner to me. On my bucket list to find out if this option is for real.

  • Jody Kaufman
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    Saw these in Vail – did not ride where I can ski

  • Dan St.Onge
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    Certainly beats sitting on a trainer all winter. The terrain and scenery is very different on snow. I will admit I’m not arrowhead 135 fan, but I sure do enjoy being outdoors in the winter time on my fat bike!

    Enjoy

  • bujiwam
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    I think fatbikes are here to stay and I definitely want to try it. I’d like to see somebody do a 650B mid-fatbike. Beargrease+Krumpus=!!!!!

  • JJC
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    Have one, Love it. Ride it year round. Can’t wait for a full suspension fatty to hit the market.

  • Jared
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    Ummm, I’m on my second over a 5 year span. And I ride it 90% on non-snowy singletrack. They excel on tech terrain. And I also own a full squish 29er trailbike, which although I love, cannot replace my love of my fatbike.

    It is not a fad. No way.

  • Stephen Semeniuk
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    Every year I used to dread the end of mountain bike season when the snow started to fall. Now as the daylight gets longer and spring like weather starts to appear I dread the idea that fat bike season may be coming to an end. I’m loving my new Surly Moonlander and how it’s made winter more enjoyable.

  • Matt Allen
    Reply

    I own a Fatback it is my main ride now. It’s a blast to ride.

  • Artisan Attributes
    Reply

    SURLY MOONLANDER. Own it, ride it, love it, year round!

  • Brian
    Reply

    Wish I lived in a part of the country where a fat bike would see a lot of use, but I don’t. Otherwise, I’d have one in my stable for sure!

  • Dan
    Reply

    One trip to central Wisconsin will seal out any doubts; ’round here this question was relevant a few years ago!

  • Steve Schmit
    Reply

    If I could only keep one of my bikes…the Fattie would be high on the list.

  • Anne Duggan
    Reply

    Love my fat bike, a bright yellow Pugsley. I’ve named her Goldie.

  • Emily
    Reply

    Have one, love it…don’t knock it till you try it.

  • dominicmd
    Reply

    I’m over it. I want to see a resurgence with tandems.

  • John
    Reply

    Have one. It’s alot of fun riding it when conditions are right. Still get more use out of the mtb on frozen dirt roads. Never will replace the love for my Nordic skis in winter though.

  • Jaydub
    Reply

    Those specs will be BA for the ridin’ of my Mukluk.

  • Carlos
    Reply

    I have a first generation Pugsley set up singlespeed. Not light, but a lot of fun to ride- year ’round!

  • Krzysztof Socha
    Reply

    I have few hills round where I live. A fattie will open the beaches up for me.

  • Jon
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    As someone that bikes all year long, fat bikes are awesome. I always used to ride my 29er on snow rides, but if the powder was fresh and deep, you just ended up walking…or having to wait it out until hikers/skiers packed things down. With a fat bike, that doesn’t matter. You just go out and get it in. Sure, there’s a limit to when a fat bike won’t get it done…but you’ve got to have some pretty darn deep conditions for that. It makes everything more rideable.

    Then, consider you can throw a set of 29+ rabbit holes with 29×3 knards on, and you’ve got yourself a sweet semi-fat summer bike. Or throw some Big Apples on the Rabbit Holes and go touring in mega-comfort.

  • Cody
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    I bought a Surly Moonlander as my only singletrack bike. Winter, spring, summer, fall… you will see me on my fatty. I even test rode a Fuel EX 9 (and loved it! Super responsive!) and still chose the Moonlander. I even use it for my daily commute to class instead of my roadie..

  • Eric Laro
    Reply

    Surly rocks!

  • Don person
    Reply

    Not just for winter or sand riding

  • Bob Pavlica
    Reply

    29er’s were a fad. People are still catching on. I dig fatbikes, skinny bikes, all bikes. Shut up and ride.

  • Mac
    Reply

    There is a nearby Sawtelle Mountain (called Sawtelle Peak, actually), but the Fat Bike Summit was held at Sawtelle Mountain Resort in Island Park, Idaho. I took my first fat-bike ride there. It was fun, but I wouldn’t get one just for riding on snow (I’m too much of a alpine & Nordic skier). I would like to try one out in the summer. I did not vote in your poll, because none of the choices reflects my opinion. Most of them are kind of dumb, really.

  • Luke
    Reply

    I demo’ed one in Gunnison. It was a sweet experience. It floats on sand, snow, and hooks up where regular MTBs lose traction.

    I’ll be getting one when I can afford to buy a good quality one. Hopefully in the next year or so. It will complete my bike harem.

  • Scott Owen
    Reply

    I bought a Surley Neck-Romancer Pug last spring. Haven’t touched my full suspension bike since. The fatty is so fun to ride!!!

  • Amber Travsky
    Reply

    My fatty is a hoot to ride. Gotta go… she’s calling me to come for a ride.

  • Hughonabike
    Reply

    I’ve bin riding a Pug for five+ years, now I have a ti custom fat bike as well, so I guess, I rule.

  • jeff
    Reply

    Put my name in the hat.

  • Eric Kemp
    Reply

    Once you go fat….for real, just do it…on a Surly. Oh, and they aren’t just for snow

  • Larry B Williams
    Reply

    In the midst of upgrading my road bike, cross/gravel ride and my 29er.. But have been bitten by the “Fat Bike Bug”.. I will have one soon!!

  • josh
    Reply

    i like bikes and wear glasses!

  • matt kane
    Reply

    if you ride like a real goat-man, you can’t do it on anything else. a regular mtb is to a fat bike what a road bike is to a regular mtb in 1985.. there are infinite uses for riding rough terrain, people with little skill and imagination wouldn’t understand what i means to push yourself and your vehicle way beyond their original designs. i been riding my 1X1 with 3.5″ tires for 8 years, downhill, snow, in rivers, anything, and all kinds of places that people don’t even ride bikes ever. its all about vision. if this article is designed to tell people they all need fat tire bikes, then that is broad over generalization. i also see lots of concern with money and cost of it, thats not important either, go for a ride, have an adventure, and LIVE!!

  • d
    Reply

    I see several posts claiming regular mountain bikes can ride the same in snow (even sand) and it’s simply not true. I’ve ridden for years in snow on my regular mtb, but the amount of snow you can ride in, the control you have isn’t comparable, all with a lot less exertion because you ride on top of the snow, you don’t slice through. With that said, fat bikes have limits and although I have not found sand I could not ride in, if the snow is too deep or too heavy and wet you’ll be hike-a-biking if riding at all.

  • Jereme
    Reply

    It’s been nice having one this winter, but it’s been great to have on dry trails, too. Beach bikepacking is the plan for this summer.

  • mike
    Reply

    I was a skeptic… until Salsa set up a demo day near me. One ride was all it took and I am a fattie fan forever. Trust me … these are not just for sand and snow… they will put a permagrin on yer mug!

  • Troy Pearce
    Reply

    If you don’t have one now, you will eventually get one because they are just plain FUN!!

  • Ryan Heuwinkel
    Reply

    Long live fatties

  • CCCasey
    Reply

    Ride a fattie and forget about the cold wet spot! …embrace the season!

  • Jim
    Reply

    Once you go fat…

  • rumbler
    Reply

    Fat bikes are like bacon. You either love it or you are wrong. The Moonie is my favorite bike since my Sting-Ray in 1971. I’ve had a lot of bikes in between and nothing given me the a permanent grin like the fat bike.

  • Sean
    Reply

    Bought my Mukluk 3 years ago when there were less than 20 people in town riding fatbikes. Now there are close to 100. The tipping point was when all the roadies jumped on the wagon to escape riding rollers and computrainers. More the merrier – the trails get into packed ridable condition so much quicker than they used to. Been out about 40 times this season so far, probably another 6 weeks of snow riding left in these parts. Definitely getting my money’s worth if you consider the cost of a lift ticket or daily XC trail pass that I’m not buying.

  • lee westendorf
    Reply

    fatties don’t give a shit. they just stomp.

  • Drew
    Reply

    Loved them for years. Work as a wrench at a shop and we’ve sold twenty grand of fat bikes in the last five months. Everyone loves them. We have one on the floor and it is consistently the first bike people wander over to and ask about. Personally, since I bought mine, it’s about all I ride anymore. It’s just too much fun. If you think you want one, get one. It’s totally worth it.

  • David
    Reply

    Don’t have one yet but I love em! All Terrain Bike! No Doubt.

  • Mike McLean
    Reply

    Wife loves her’s.

  • David Hollinger
    Reply

    One of my favorite bikes. Good all around, go anywhere bike.

  • Dan Hill
    Reply

    I’m Fat all year round!

  • Tman 427
    Reply

    Rode one of these bikes at a NE Trials Event and was floored by how light they feel….very cool set up allows you really roll over stones and dirt roads with total control and no fear of the front end washing out. The tires become the suspension for the bike…you can even bunny hop the bike fairly easy because of the tires.

    Fun stuff

  • G-Fresh
    Reply

    Step One- Get a Fat Bike.
    Step Two- Take over cross country trails in western Montana.

  • dru1962
    Reply

    Serpico those Smiths truly are — the bomb, fatties truly are. After all, what is a titanium plate and 10 pedicle screws between/ friends? Despite the “throwdown,” I am still in love w/ the Mukluk. Now to cure that pesky chainline issue…

  • alex
    Reply

    Test rode a beargrease recently- super fun!

  • AJ
    Reply

    finding it hard to find a shop to buy one

  • Ray
    Reply

    Love all my fatbikes! Yes, that’s plural!

  • meh
    Reply

    Nice looking shades for my fat bike riding! You do feel like a kid again on one!
    Shades that work for a bike that just works as well, without feeling like work. Fun!

  • Colin
    Reply

    They’re fun and not just for snow. I know several people who get lots of extra riding days in the Spring and Fall on trails that would otherwise be too muddy to ride (without wrecking the trails) on a normal mountain bike.

  • Fatso
    Reply

    If you can’t love the one you want, love the one with width……

  • Blevin
    Reply

    Rolling with my Pugsley!

  • Willie
    Reply

    I have one
    And it is a fun way to enjoy winter! Time split with xc skiing

  • Ian
    Reply

    I live inthe Middle East and surrounded by desert. It’s a game changer here, turns everywhere into a great cycling playground https://vimeo.com/60316882

  • J
    Reply

    Pretty cool concept – I’m skeptical of that extra rolling resistance.

  • Patrick Michael
    Reply

    Just get one.

  • Craig
    Reply

    Haven’t ridden a fattie yet, but I’ve been seriously considering trading in my MTB and adding one to the stable. It looks perfect for the types of trails around my house.

  • kevin
    Reply

    not many in the northeast

  • Pete
    Reply

    Have one love ready to my pug for a moonlander

  • Deesquig
    Reply

    Would love to try one, I think we could be friends.

  • Lee
    Reply

    Try it if you get it you will be hooked !5

  • Caitlin
    Reply

    When I move to Alaska I want one!

  • St. Stephen
    Reply

    That looks like one heluva good time.

  • Robert kiefer
    Reply

    They are way more popular here. Been riding mine for years

  • Dave
    Reply

    I have a Pugsley AND a Moonlander…..Moonlander wins every time!

  • danny
    Reply

    I have two and love them both!

  • Greg
    Reply

    MukLuk heaven.

  • Stephen Diers
    Reply

    Love mine, ride in places none of my other bikes will go…

  • MtbMike
    Reply

    Totally beats waiting till spring to ride your bike. It’s not a winter-only bike anyway…a blast to ride all year ’round!

  • Jeff Ward
    Reply

    Rode one for the first time today! Amazing! I couldn’t stop riding till I was too tired too ride any further and feet were too cold . Winter life altering!

  • beth
    Reply

    I was skeptical at first, but love the fattie. Ride it more than I ever would have dreamed!

  • Kyle
    Reply

    I put on close to 1000 miles on my 9:zero:7 just last summer and absolutely loved every mile of it! No it not a downhill crushing machine but it is a fast rolling, fun, super simple riding beast!

  • Adam
    Reply

    Don’t see enough snow around my house to make it worth it…but if I ever move north it’s a must

  • Glenn Fenlason
    Reply

    My wife and I each have two Fat Bikes. We have each had a Pugsley for three years. This year we picked up two Moonlanders. We love them!!!!

  • PEG
    Reply

    anything you can do to a bike to make it more versatile or to satisfy a need, is a good thing. There will always be people with enough money and interest who want to buy one!

  • David Saurman
    Reply

    Fat Bikes Rule! Togwotee Winter Classic snow bike race is next weekend March 9. Free entry.

  • Kelsey
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    I live in Anchorage and see them everywhere! I would love to own one, they look like a fun way to stay active in winter, tried one and loved it.

  • Rustybearings
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    To ride comfortably in snow that swallows the 29er is a blast, making winter in Hayward, WI a whole new experience. Can’t wait to get my fat bike on the CAMBA single track this summer. Fat Bike Birkie here we come!

  • Drew Roginski
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    After 15 years of riding in the snow, it’s about bloody time!

  • Rodrigo Langeani
    Reply

    I definetly want to try one of those bikes.

  • wa2wider
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    I look forward to throwing a leg over a fat bike. More so, I look forward to seeing the look on peoples faces as I ride the packed singletrack.

  • mtbrider
    Reply

    I have one and I love it. The fat tire are doing some work that usually fork is supposed to be doing on a mountain bike. Fat tire bikes are great for no-pavement roads!

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