What Is A Fat Bike?

Fat Bike

We love Fatbikes and want to see more riders coming to our events representing the fastest growing cycling discipline in the cycling industry!!

So what is a fat Bike you ask?

A fatbike is a bicycle with over-sized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.6 in (66 mm) or wider, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain, such as snow and sand. Fatbikes are built around frames with wide forks and stays to accommodate the wide rims required to fit these tires. The wide tires can be used with inflation pressures as low as 5 psi (340 hPa) to allow for a smooth ride over rough obstacles. A rating of 8–10 psi (550–690 hPa) is suitable for the majority of riders.
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Fatbikes were invented for winter trail riding and racing in sub-arctic Alaska on the Iditarod Trail and simultaneously, for touring the deserts of New Mexico. They are extremely versatile bikes, capable of traversing diverse terrain types including snow, sand, desert, bogs, mud, pavement, or traditional mountain biking trails. In several states, fatbike-dedicated groomed winter trails have been created. ~Wiki
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At The Sugar Cayne Bike Fest we’ve added a bunch of fun competitions for Fat Bike riders to do like:
1.Bunny Hop (Hop your bike as high as you can over a height bar)
2.Longest Skd (Pedal as fast as you can then slam the brakes to see how far you can skid)
3.Best Style (How much style, flow, smoothness and even tricks can you get on the track)
4.Longest Wheelie (Pick up that front wheel and try to keep it up for as long as possible)
5.Bike Relay (4 Riders team Up for a Bike Relay Race around the track against other teams)
6.High Jump (How high can you jump?)
7.Last Straight Dash (A Head to Head, elimination style race)
8. Cyclocross Race (Riders do 10 laps around a BMX track in the opposite direction)

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