Over the past few years, fat bikes have been gaining a lot of attention due to their versatility and ability to ride in nearly all conditions. At Contender Bicycles we are big proponents of riding fat bikes during the snowy winter months. Not only is riding a fat bike in the snow a lot of fun, it will allow you to keep riding all of your favorite trails while maintaining your fitness you worked hard to achieve in the summer. Best of all, riding a fat bike will allow you to extend your outdoor riding season while spending less time riding indoors on the trainer.
Although fat bikes are technically over-sized mountain bikes, these bikes handle much differently on snow compared to a mountain bike. After spending the past few winters riding fat bikes, we have learned some useful techniques that we hope will help you get the most out of every ride. In addition to riding techniques, we would also like to share a few tips when it comes to setting up your bike and choosing the best gear for your particular riding style. Whether you are a seasoned fat biker or trying out this growing sport for the first time, we hope some of the things we have learned over the years ultimately make your experience more fun. We guarantee you will have a big smile on your face when you are riding a fat bike.