Get Fat to Get Fit
Why not get fat and confident while getting fit? Getting onto a fat bike immediately gives the rider a wider platform for balance, an incredible amount of traction on all types of terrain, and a confidence boost you need to feel to believe. Riding has never been more personal than on a fat bike.
The Choice Is Yours
There has been little to no production of fully rigid mountain bikes since the mid to late 1990s, until 2005 the introduction of the fat bike. Featuring up to 4.8" tires which can handle a 20 psi max pressure, fully rigid frames, and wheel sizes ranging from 26" to 27.5", fat bikes are taking the market by storm. Due to their ability to run such low pressure, all the suspension needed comes from the tires giving the rider a unique ride. The lack of suspension and low tire pressure offers unbeatable traction, breath-taking speed, and a one-of-a-kind ride making the bike and the rider one cohesive unit. Furthermore, riding a rigid frame provides the workout of a lifetime by exercising your core more than any other bike and building skills to make you an all around better rider. Did we mention that all these features come with a lower cost to own? Fewer components means less to wear out and replace thus keeping your wallet full and you happier.
With front and full-suspension options available, getting the most out of your bike has never been easier. Adding the cushion of suspension to your ride, you are given the option to take on any trail without inflicting pain or added stress on your joints. The front and full-suspension options of the fat tire bike are not as fast as the rigid version, however, they allow you to attack your favorite jump trail, hit your favorite drops, and fly through rock gardens with ease. The suspension versions will give the rider a bit more peace-of-mind knowing that if they make a mistake, their suspension will be there to soften the blow.
“When I first saw a fat tire bike come into the store, I thought that this must just be a fad and it will be gone in six months. About a year later we got another order into the store and I decided that I needed to see what the fuss was about. Little did I know that the bike I bought just to keep me riding through the winter would replace my beloved full-suspension bike. I put over 3,000 miles on my first fat tire bike. It became my primary ride and I have not happily ridden anything else ever since. There is nothing that compares to the ride of a fat tire bike; the core workout is intense, my technical skill has never been better, and I have never felt more confident on my bike. Besides becoming my trademark, riding a fat tire bike has helped me lose over 50 pounds within the first six months of riding one. The benefits of the fat tire bike are practically endless and the downfalls are negligible. It is truly the perfect bike which is why I recommend fat bikes to everyone looking for their next mountain bike. Save money on a more simplistic ride, save money on repairs and maintenance, and lose nothing in ride quality or overall experience.”
--Eric Gell, Zane’s Sales Team Member and Lifetime Mountain Rider