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    Fat bikes and trials?

    I'm curious as to how fat bikes are in trials type maneuvering? It seems like hopping would work well because of the springy tires. Intuition tells me big squishy tires would make trackstands would be easier too. What about pivoting or other stuff?

    For 'serious' trials there are some obvious downsides - the frames aren't built for trials, having longer chainstays and high top tubes (and seats). Also the wheels are pretty big, it would be hard to get really low before a sidehop or whatever. And then there's weight. But I'm more interested in 'not so serious' trials, the kind of thing you might do on a typical mtb trail, or in the typical trailhead parking lot.

    Thoughts?

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    They would probably work fine, though I would be really cautious with those sidewalls. There's a video on youtube of some guy hoping on the back wheel on a pugsley. I don't think the 4" tires would make hopping any easier really.

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