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Fat bikes create new opportunities on sand and snow. They’ll also have you learning a few new tricks, and Nicholas Carman runs us through the details.
Nicholas Carman wrote this for us a few years ago and it’s fun to look back out how fat bikes have evolved into today’s machines.
Take a hardworking Adventure Cycling staff that knows how to play hard, add fat bikes and a Montana winter, and what do you get? You get a bunch of fat bikes on their Instagram accounts.
This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.
After falling in love with bikes, she found herself in snow-packed Anchorage for the winter. Question: What to do? Answer: Fat bike!
The staff of Adventure Cycling is out there, especially on fat bikes this month, using great skinny-tire and fat-tire gear, and selling it in our Cyclosource store too.
It’s spendy, it’s carbon, and it’s got more available wheel sizes than some bike shops. Is this Minnesota-bred bear of a bike a fat-tired quiver killer? It just might be.
You know fat bikes go with snow, and riders are finding all that flotation works well in sand too. Nicholas Carman fills us in on the fat bike and “plus” bike details with plenty of great photos.
Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox can plan and pack for a big bike trip in hours, but winter bike travel is a different beast, and they used short overnight trips to learn how to have fun on their fat bike overnighters in Alaska.