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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
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    Any Fat bikers out there???

    Hey ladies,

    I am interested in getting a fat bike but do not really see any reviews by women online anywhere. I first saw some fat bike races when I was skiing up north in MI at Crystal Mountain, and have been curious ever since. I would like to add one to my stable in the near future. I feel it may be a good option since I live in a place where Winter can seem quite long and, it may be nice to take a break from the trainer and actually have a dedicated winter bike.

    Please let me know if you have a fat bike and which one you have...also how do you like it???
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  2. #2
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    Jul 2005
    Location
    IL/FL
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    I've only put a few miles on one and will say FUN! But also (the reason for only a couple of miles) you need to have good knees, the rolling resistance is really noticeable if you have cruddy knees.

    Electra Townie 7D

  3. #3
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    Feb 2010
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    Good to know...I found one I want to try out in my size but it is 1.5 hours away. May try to talk the hubby into taking a drive up North this weekend. I have heard they are tons of fun
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  4. #4
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    Jun 2006
    Location
    pacific NW
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    I've seen them in action on local trails and they look like so much fun! No helpful information there...(pst, just get one already) There is a local bike shop that keeps posting an ad on craig's list for a fat bike TRIKE and my desire to buy it is only slightly less than my fear of the consequences (i.e. spousal wrath, ridicule of friends who think I have too many bikes...).

    Rodriguez Adventure
    Bacchetta Bellandare
    HPV Gekko fx
    Custom Rodriguez Tandem
    2009 Specialized Tricross
    2012 Trek Mamba

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
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    LOL yes the N+1 is strong with us....

    I do not need another bike just want a fat bike so bad.
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Concord, MA
    Posts
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    We've been thinking about it, too. I was a terrible mountain biker, but I think I could handle snow better than rocks and roots. And, I might not be adverse to riding one on the crappy roads, after a storm.
    There don't seem to be many options for short people, though. I found a junior fat bike that did meet my measurement requirements. The smallest woman's fat bike I've seen is 15 inches, which is the size of my mountain bike, which was too big.
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura

 

 

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