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posted 1/26/2011
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Spreading the gospel of Fat Bikes. (Tires 3.7" or wider)

Fat Bike History
forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fat-bike-history-498002.html

www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/a-brief-history-of-fatbikes/

Inspired by Steve Baker and Ray Molino, who welded together three rims and combined three tires to create a mega-wheel in the early 1990s, Mark Gronewald the owner of Wildfire Designs Bicycles in Palmer, Alaska started building the FatBike in 1999.

In 2005, Surly became the 1st company to mass produce a frameset, the Pugsley, and released the 65mm wide Large Marge rims.
And in 2006 Surly created the 1st mass produced fat bike tire, the 3.7/4.0 Endomorph.

Until December of 2010 all Fat Bikes had to be built from a frameset. After building custom wheels, with nice parts Fat Bikes were expensive, often starting around $2500.

Salsa released the Mukluk as the first mass produced, fully geared, complete Fat Bike in late 2010, for only $1499.
Before any Salsa dealer had a bike in the showroom, Salsa sold all 200 Mukluks in a few weeks.
Surly saw what was happening, and quickly released their popular Pugsley as a complete bike for the first time, and actually got them in bike shops before the Mukluks. At $1550, all of the Snowblind White Pugsley's quickly sold out.
Fat Bike sales have continued to skyrocket in popularity since then.

Fat Bikes are the perfect adventure bike. Go places that you could not go with a "standard" bike. I even had a road wheelset made for mine!
And because of their excellent stability, traction and sure footedness they make the perfect mountain bike for new riders.
Riding a Fat Bike for the first time generally induces an ear to ear grin that usually leads to the purchase of one soon after.

Snow, Sand, Singletrack, Smiles.

Complete? List of Fat Bikes and Names: On Post #6

Links... Post #4
thread edited on 12/14/2015 at 2:37:53 PM

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posted 10/15/2018
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Yay! With some help from an awesome friend I built some new trail in my back yard.









post edited on 10/15/2018 at 3:19:27 PM
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posted 10/18/2018
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KK,
What a good friend you have.! Nice job. Will be cool riding!

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