Fat Tyre Bikes
Why do we love them?
The 4x4 of the bike world, the fat tyre bike is an all-in-one for commuting, exercise, and fun! The stand out feature of a Fat Bike is its tyres... which can be up to four times larger than the average bike tyre. Think; a cushy, all-terrain, muscle bike – these Fat Bike beauties are an all-round dream for on-road and especially off-road trails. Find out why we, and everyone else loves a good Fat Tyre Bike...
All Season Bike
Ride your bike in hail, rain, or shine! With these wider tyres, superior grip and traction, you’ll be equipped for a variety of trail conditions including snow and sand! Fat Tyre Bikes are likely to adjust to any kind of weather. They will not slip on wet stone, nor will they sink in mud or snow, making them the perfect means of transportation to get from one point to another or for just a bit of trail riding fun. Also, since they weigh more than a regular bike, Fat Tyre Bikes are sturdier during strong winds while riding.
The fat tyres will make you feel like you're floating over the terrain, just like floating on clouds. Rough terrain with rocks and roots that would normally rattle you around on a regular bike, will barely be felt under the cush of a Fat Tyre Bike. You also get the added benefit of superior stability, with the wide wheel base, enjoy that extra support – this is also great when you have some extra load on board like backpacks.
Go The Distance
That added comfort isn't for nothing, these bikes are made to go the distance! Whether it be an all-day adventure or a bikepacking trip – Fat Bikes are built to last any distance by allowing that added comfort for you, the rider, and also being allowing space and support for carrying extra weight (so your bags and packs, etc.)
Good Under Pressure
These massive tyres can be ridden at dramatically low pressure. The lower pressure gives the tyres themselves increased surface area and grip while your ride. This increased width and grip on surfaces will allow for a smoother ride over unstable terrain. Have fun experimenting with the different tyre pressures for different terrains, but a good rule of thumb – the higher psi will create more bounce, and the lower psi will help you float over uneven surfaces.
Fat Bikes VS Mountain Bikes
So why would you get a Fat Bike over a Mountain Bike? Mountain bikes are great lightweight, mountain specific trail bike. Fat bikes are more of an all year-round bike, for every weather condition, and more versatile in mountain areas as well as other areas like sand and mud. Fat Bikes are heavier and sometimes a little bigger than a standard bike, but with this extra weight comes greater comfort while you ride.