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    WSJ article on Fat Biking

    Another WSJ article on fat biking in Colorado.

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    Funny, this article is virtually identical to about 100 others that basically said "hey, check out these crazy new bikes I discovered", except those 100 other articles were written about two years ago. Does this author live under a rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    Funny, this article is virtually identical to about 100 others that basically said "hey, check out these crazy new bikes I discovered", except those 100 other articles were written about two years ago. Does this author live under a rock?
    It's the new WSJ, so...yeah, right on schedule.

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    It may seem ridiculous to folks on this forum, but most people "out there" in many parts of the country have still never seen a fat bike. My wife and I always get the "what the..." look from most people that we ride past. We usually stop and have to answer a lot of questions.

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    There are very few fat bikes out here in WA. I get lots of questions and looks riding my Echo. And I love the looks I get when they ask how heavy it is and I just offer to have them pick it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    It's the new WSJ, so...yeah, right on schedule.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to schnee again.
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    Not a bad article, but wsj does seem to be a bit behind the times.
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    Glad to hear we're not the only ones behind the times down here.......I've only seen one other fatbike in the area. The lbs has 1 fatboy they've had on the floor for months. Was asking the manager how many he has sold.....none.

    I'm hoping when they get tired of it sitting there, we can cut a good deal.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinman View Post
    It may seem ridiculous to folks on this forum, but most people "out there" in many parts of the country have still never seen a fat bike. My wife and I always get the "what the..." look from most people that we ride past. We usually stop and have to answer a lot of questions.
    I'm sure that's the truth. I'm in RI and even a year ago last December the fat bike would gather a crowd of people in parking lots when I brought it out, with people saying "oh yeah, I've heard about these things." Now, not so much. If you were reading this forum about 2 years ago there was a time when a day did not go by that someone did not post a link to an article in USA Today, their local newpaper, Outdoor Magazine, Men's Health, etc. that announced the arrival of these crazy new bikes and the author's experience on their first ride. It was funny because even at the time, the articles were almost identical. So, after not seeing one for a while it was funny to see this pop up with all the same "you're not going to believe this!" kind of wonder in the writing.

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    I ride mine to the grocery store a couple times a week.

    While packing and loading the panniers after shopping it is very unusual if someone doesn't stop and ask "what's that?"

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