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Fat Bike--How Much Slower?

Old 07-06-19, 06:32 PM
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Seems to me if we are asking how much slower a fat bike is then road or hybrid bike, Then we are concerned about speed. If that is the case, Unless you plan on using the bike mostly in the winter for deep snow or on soft, dry sand (not the damp sand by the water where 2.125" beach cruisers are king), You are looking at the wrong bike IMO.

If, Like my 85 year old neighbour you see these fat bikes as fun, and it gets him out of the house for both adventure, and some exercise, Then I am sorry I discouraged him from buying one, and will tell him so next time I see him.
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Old 07-08-19, 12:50 AM
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My fat bike is slower than my gravel and hybrid bikes, but it's faster than my mountain and cruiser bikes. However, it's the most enjoyable one to ride by some margin.
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I have several bikes including a fattie; they're definitely slower, speed isn't their purpose. For me it's the increased rolling resistance on paved roads that adds to its utility, giving me a better workout on days I don't have time for a long ride. For me it's a novelty that has the utility of a jeep. They're just a blast to ride.

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what's the rush about?
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Old 07-13-19, 02:02 PM
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I got one (no suspension) for snow riding this past winter. I have taken it out on a couple of mountain bike trails too. I find it is significantly slower on roads, especially flats. It is about the same as my mtb on the uphills and it’s not too slow on the downhills. What I enjoy about it is the chance to ‘old school’ it with no dropper post, no shocks or suspension fork. It makes some of the trails I’ve thought of as ‘ho-hum’ interesting again.
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