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    fat tire bikes on slushy streets?

    How well would they do? Would they float over it, or would the slush totally slow down a fat bike. If it helps, rider and gear would be ~225 lbs.

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    It's mostly just really messy and sloppy. I slid around a corner coming home the last time I rode in slush. However; I have Larrys so they may be a crappy tire to ride in slush.

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    It wont float.. The tires will just throw a **** load of slush at you or your fenders.. The fatness does not mitigate gravity.. Wont make you float in those conditions

    U will notice a bit of resistance but nothing to make it difficult to pedal

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    fat tire bikes on slushy streets?

    My experience is that larry endo combo packs the slush down to something close to pack ice. Huskers do the same but don't wash out as easy as the lugs bite a bit better, still slippery but not as bad as the larry endo combo.


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    If the slush is from road salt, clean your bike real good!

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    It's bad, probably the worst stuff to ride in, If it's 100% slush on concrete my Cyclocross bike handles it better. Getting down to the bottom of the slush is a much safer feeling. I typically avoid it and put my bike inside a vehicle and take it to a trail instead. I'd rather mud than slush.

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    Try the nates, they make it to the solid ground, and if you inflate them hard they roll OK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roobydoo View Post
    It's bad, probably the worst stuff to ride in, If it's 100% slush on concrete my Cyclocross bike handles it better. Getting down to the bottom of the slush is a much safer feeling.
    ^ this

    better off throwing a set of skinny tires on, get down to the grip
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    Fenders and a reasonable speed will make slush passable. The fat tires will somewhat help with getting bounced around by ice ruts that may lay beneath.
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    Interesting , I've had pretty good luck with slush and fat tires. Last winter I was running schwalbe ice spikers for my winter needs but the fatties are way better.

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    Hit every type of slush,with a sorts or different deepths, on the way home today and plowed right on through it all with my Larry front and escalator rear on 90's. I could have have ridden my summer commuter with studs but it would have been slower, much less safe and appsolutely no fun.
    Still cleaning my Fatback.
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