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    Riding today?
    This whole PHat Tire craze has got me a hankering for a new toy.
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    I just got back from a two hour ride on the Fatback in Bear Creek. Lots of fun!

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    Not so Ever Green

    Elk Meadow finally covered with freshies.

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    Someone had their fat bike on the S. Platte Trial today. Must be hell pushing those 4" wide tires through soft slush. The drag on my 40c tires was bad enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Someone had their fat bike on the S. Platte Trial today. Must be hell pushing those 4" wide tires through soft slush. The drag on my 40c tires was bad enough.
    Na man, those 4" inch wide tires provide float and ride better then imagined for the those that have seen but not ridden. Getting ready to head to Staunton or BC on my 4.0 and 4.5 inch wide tires. It's gonna be a hoot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Na man, those 4" inch wide tires provide float and ride better then imagined for the those that have seen but not ridden. Getting ready to head to Staunton or BC on my 4.0 and 4.5 inch wide tires. It's gonna be a hoot!
    We're talking apples and oranges; rather trails and multi-use paths. There was no float to be had. The tread tracks went all the way down to the pavement.

    I've ridden the wide tires; in some situations they work well, but in less than two inches, on pavement, it's like pushing a shovel on the front.

    I will admit, the wheel rut was appreciated.

    I'm still adamant that treaded skinny (28c-43c) tires are the way to go for riding in snowpack/slush on paved routes. Minimal frontal area and the tires are able to cut through to gain traction.

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    I did a 23 mile out and back on the bear creek path, touching on some of the side trails. Saw 3 fox and a couple sets of fat tire tracks. My 29x2.4 Ardents seems ok, but I felt like I was missing out while on the single track bits.
    Whiskey

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    Sweet!!

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