Originally designed for riding across snowy trails, fat bikes quickly turned out to be great fun on all terrains and in all seasons. Today, it is hard to escape the fat bike craze !
A new way to ride a bicycle.
Most people will tell you it only takes one short ride to understand this new phenomenon's appeal. The super thick tyres allow the cyclist to roll over all kinds of terrain - including the ones that you would never dare venturing on with a conventional mountain bike! - from snow to sand and from rocks to mud or wet roots.
These bicycles are heavier than most bikes and they tend to turn slowly, but speed is not the fat bike's main point. Rather, they are comfortable and easy going bikes whose big tyres absorb most shocks by creating a large contact area with the ground, thus ensuring good grip and efficient traction on all types ofsurfaces - dry or wet. You will feel comfortable driving them uphill and downhill, and these bikes could well be a good introduction to mountain biking thanks to their fat tyres which provide a true stability for bewildered beginners.
Fat tyres, great fun !
Inplaces where snow covers the ground several months a year, these bikes have become almost as popular as a good old pair of cross country skis. The unique sensations provided by these fat tyres entice thousands of novice cyclists year after year. These wide wheels are pretty addictive!!