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    My kingdom for a fat bike...

    Last sunday I went to a local park nearby for a ride. At home we only had about 6" of snow, but at the park, they had 12 to 14 inches. There was too much snow to go ride the hill, so I rode the lake trail. Nothing fancy, just a chance to keep rust off the legs and keep feet moving.

    I had my cross country bike with 2.1" Nanos and it was miserable ploughing through the snow. Along with the foot tracks, what did I see? Fat bike tire marks... Darm I wish I had one too.
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    Get a fatbike. And it will still be challenging, but more possible.

    Or don't. But get some better tires. (I like Nokian studded) And then learn to love grinding in low gears. Depending on snow textures, I can churn through about 3" decently, 4"-5" as a pretty heavy workout. Deeper than that, necessitates fat.

    It doesn't have to be either/or. On either type of bike, tire choice and tire pressure are crucial to success. Go low-rider. Just not so low-rider that you harm the tire or rim.
    There is a season, turn, turn, turn
    And a time for every wheel to turn through it

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