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    Fattie. The bike not my belly!

    Is it worth getting a fat bike? Is it worth getting one with fs on it? Have been thinking about it for a while now, and after the weather lately with the amount of mud I can see it possibly been handy..... Until summer time. Any input or own opinions are well.
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    Unless you live where it snows most of the year or regularly ride on beaches then no.
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    They are not so good in mud. Snow - yes. Sand - yes.

    They are good fun in the summer but I wouldn't want one as my main or only bike.
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    I'd love to have a fat bike, but a cyclocross is next on my list.

    From watching a couple of vids, they seem to do a fine job in the mud.
    They're also not just for snow & sand. From watching some GMBN vids in the past, they seem like great fun, but not fast.

    I'm gonna say it really depends on they tyre tread/compound.

    If you really want something for playing in the mud, then I'm gonna say get a midfat with decent tyres. Surly Dirt Wizard seem to be the best tyres for mud, but the Vee Trax Fatty & Speciaalized Purgatory are also great in the mud (there's more too).

    I had thought that the midfat was **** in the mud, but then discovered it was the Rocket Ron tyres that are **** in the mud.
    A change of tyres & mud is fun.

    Have a narrower tyre on the front for digging in better when turning.

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    After riding the Viking today (mudfest 2018) then a fat bike on muds would of made sense. But spring is round the corner I guess.....
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    Go mid-fat!
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    Or just faster and plough through it
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimeddie View Post
    Or just faster and plough through it
    ^^^^what my slim chum said.

    It's another marketing tool. There is so much choice these days it's ridiculous.......all designed to make you part with lots of cash.

    We have survived for decades using skinny tyres I just think fat bikes are a bit silly really.

    Sure they might be a bit of fun but it's expensive fun. My step brother has one, it is very slow.

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    When I were a lad, ink & paper did a fine job.
    Now we’ve got all this internet, text, what’s app, email, social media, etc. There’s just too much choice. Whatever next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    ^^^^what my slim chum said.

    It's another marketing tool. There is so much choice these days it's ridiculous.......all designed to make you part with lots of cash.

    We have survived for decades using skinny tyres I just think fat bikes are a bit silly really.

    Sure they might be a bit of fun but it's expensive fun. My step brother has one, it is very slow.
    Full carbon turq yeti instead then lol
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