Fat tyre bike

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  1. glenn2926

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    hi all, tried the search function. No joy. So has anyone got/had a fat tyre ? If so what did you think? I am thinking I might try one. To the questions. Do they need a lot more pedalling effort. The ones I have seen all seem to be only seven gears. Is this the norm? Will I be able to get a rack to take the 4/5 inch tyres? Think that 's all for now.
    Cheers Glenn.
     
  2. NickNic

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    Where do you intend riding it?

    Unless you're thinking of sand, snow or similar soft ground you don't need one. I suppose they would be OK ish off road after the weather we've had recently.

    The popularity of them over the last couple of years is a fad, nothing more.

    Trying to ride one on the road would be an absolute nightmare.

    Pedalling effort? Yes you will be working much much harder.

    The tyres are designed for additional grip and low pressures for challenging conditions. The gearing is the same, on that sort of ground you don't need much.
     
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    ^^^^^ this
     
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    Thanks so far, I am going to be using it on the beaches mostly. I have had mountain bikes for years. Ridden from here to Sarajevo during the war there. Entered mountain bike races etc. I just fancy something a bit different. Keep the answers coming. Thanks again Glenn.
     
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    Ok...... I'll say it...... Are they for fat people..?
    Other options and insults are available ....:whistle2:
     
  7. bubble63

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    Rode one last summer
    Only really any good on sand and snow
    Think it was made by specialised , my friend got a good deal because the shop hadn't sold it easily

    I'm guessing riding on sand will soon kill it
     
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    Cube do them too...,
    Seen it in the shop.. But never mounted one...

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    That's exactly what I rode
    Not sure about riding it in dunes, salt and sand !!??
     
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    Have a look on planet x website they had some in yesterday when I wash there they are in rotheram
     
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    Been a few years since I did a lot of mountain biking and went through a lot of different tyre options for off road muddy ground and hill work...from the biggest tyres my frame would take to the thinnest nobblies I could get...
    In the end I think the best balance was the narrower tyres ,well inflated ,with well spaced tread/nobblies.. cleared the mud better when you manged to pick up speed and easier peddling on grass and harder ground...
    That was what I settled for ,but it took me a few years to decide and still kept a spare set wheels with as large tyres as bike could take....For the odd occasion :D
    Ta Andy
     
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