Earlier in the summer Brad sent me a note with a photo of his son Noah and Noah’s Specialized Fat Boy 24. Over the next few weeks he sent us a couple of updates and ended each note with the phrase “Fat bikes are fun!!”
I bought the family fat bikes this spring. They seem to suit our needs real well as they are so versatile. What’s more amazing is how 8-year old Noah jumped on his and is tearing the trails up. The pneumatic suspension seems perfect for the 2-3′ airs.
Later Brad reported:
We have hundreds of miles on our fat-bikes now. We have done everything from paved bike trails, beaches, single-track to downhilling. Fat bikes truly are fun. They create conversation where ever we go. Most everyone wants to know what the big tires are for and how hard are they to pedal. We have three different size bikes and let people try them, everyone comes back with the same ear to ear grin I had when I first ride mine (Specialized Fat Boy Trail).
The Fat Boy 24 has been perfect for Noah (now 9 years old!). It is so versatile and gives him a reasonably priced full suspension-like bike that fills many genres.
The Specialized Hellga has also transformed my wife into a mountain biker! I couldn’t keep her riding for more than 30 minutes on her old bike. On the Hellga she will now do rides up to 15+ miles. As time goes on she is getting more comfortable riding tighter and more challenging single track. We can’t wait to do our local trails this winter and keep the fitness going and I would like to build a trailer to carry surfboards for when we camp at Cape Cod.
Fat bikes are fun!!!
Right on, Brad! Keep the reports coming!