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    What do you like better about riding your FAT BIKE over your 'REGULAR' mountain bike?

    So let's hear it... what do you personally like better about fat biking than riding your "normal" mountain bike? Doesn't have to be a winter vs. summer issue... but I did think of that yesterday.

    I live in Southern MN (humid) and I thought of it yesterday afternoon while riding my full suspension 29er 'summer mountain bike'... BUUUUGS!!! I realized as I was getting pissed last night at all the gnats and mosquitoes attacking me... HOW NICE it is to ride in winter when there are no bugs, poison ivy, itch weed, thistles, thorns... etc etc.

    So for me... RIDING IN WINTER WITH NO BUGS!


             
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    It goes over just about anything. Don't need to think - just enjoy the ride.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    I like having a visual excuse for why I ride so slow.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    For me rides off road are often about exploring and a fat bike gives the most opportunity for exploration.
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    Never wondering which bike I should bring to a group ride on trails I’ve never ridden before—the fatbike is just the “perfect” bike to bring, since I know it will give me predictable traction/handling results. Always fun to let people test it out, they usually say something along the lines of, “Holy crap! That’s some serious fun!”… several people I’ve ridden with (whom I’ve let test ride mine) are now fatbike owners.
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    Monstrous amounts of traction, and stability over the rough stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    It goes over just about anything. Don't need to think - just enjoy the ride.
    I had to . Maybe I should stay on task at work... eh... it's Friday.


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    How much does it weigh?
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    Wheelies everywhere... My IH 7Point is really hard to wheelie.

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    My fattie goes better in the snow and soft stuff and using it to commute helps saves wear and tear on my regular mountain bike other than those two things, nothing.
    And I love beer!!

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    It's more fun....simple as that.
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    Re: ng your FAT BIKE over your 'REGULAR' mountain bike?

    I like how when I ride down to jew town, I get all of the attention and complibents on these blig tires.

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    i'm an attention whore.. the fattie attracts attention

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    I like ride my fat bike (On One Fatty) everytime, but offroad only. I like ride my regular light MTB (Lapierre Zesty 514, all mountain) on road and when the tracks are dry.

    Fat bike eliminates vibration and roughness, light MTB suspensions of 140 mm removes large shocks. Both are interesting.
    French. In France .Near Paris. Yes, really.

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    I've discovered that while my son can climb hills much faster on his mountain bike, I smoke him on the downhills with ease thanks to inertia. Drives him nuts. He's still faster and stronger, but at least I can hold something over him for once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I like having a visual excuse for why I ride so slow.
    I like people thinking I'm going to be slow and then passing them.

    I had a guy ride up on me on my way home just a few minutes ago. He said he had never seen a snow bike up close. He stood up on his pedals to get around me and I just stayed behind him. The funniest part was when he moved to the left around some debris on the road and gave me the hand warning to move over and I just ran over the top of the stuff as I rode up next to him again. That was funny.

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    Everything is Harder and more Fun! It's making all my old trails seem new again. I Love it!
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