A big smile. It’s the first thing that riders describe about fat biking. With balloon tires that are 3.8 inches or wider, they talk about gleefully riding that “fattie” over slippery sand, stones and — if the lake-effect delivers — snow.
As I’ve written about the fat bike trend over the past three years, I keep seeing more of them crop up on trails. Heck, even I bought one this fall and decided, like others, that it’s a good replacement for my old mountain bike.
Now I ride when the snow is too thin for cross-country skiing. I ride over crusty, crunchy snow and frozen soil. Over frozen grass and leaf litter. Yep, you can do it, too, making laps around your yard.
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