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Fat Trikes Are A Hot Commodity- Here's Why!

Posted by Yasmeen Rustom on

Fat Tire bikes have gone from trendy to mainstream. What's all the buzz? 

When fat tires were first launched on the market, some embraced them, even if out of curiosity, while some looked at them as though they were alien life forms. As time passed and people understood their utility, fat tires gained more and more adepts. And those who tried riding fat tire bikes and trikes understood what the fuss was all about and became fat tire advocates. Some even sold their old bikes and kept a fat tire bike for an all-purpose mean of transportation.

Are fat tire bikes for you? Here are 7 reasons you should consider:

1 – It takes you places you’ve never biked before

Our Electric Fat Trike is our top-seller, and for good reason! The 24" x 4" front wheel rolls over anything in your way, and the rear 20" x 4" wheels lower your center of gravity for stability. The front suspension and suspension seatpost keep you comfortable on rough terrain, making it the perfect companion for your next off-road adventure.

They're extremely appealing to cycling addicts that do not allow anything to confine them to indoor activity. Fat tire bikes provide improved grip and traction on the most troublesome terrain. Regardless if it’s wet stone, muddy paths or snowy hills, these bikes will take you anywhere.

Fat tires are designed to decrease the cumulated pressure of the bike and biker by adding extra contact surface. This is why fat tires will make a good impression even when the ground is covered in snow. 

They're suitable for riding on the mellowest sandy beaches, something regular mountain trail bikes cannot provide. Fat tires will not slip on wet ground and will not crack when in contact with icy corners.

2 – You can bike regardless of weather

Some people are really into sports and no weather scares them away from completing their training routine. Fat tire bikes are likely to adjust to any kind of weather. They will not slip on wet stone or asphalt. Neither will they sink in mud or snow, making them the perfect mean of transportation to get from one point to another (especially when public transportation is not running). Also, since they weigh more than a regular MTB, fat tire bikes are very likely to resist strong winds, without endangering the rider.

3 – Increased comfort during the ride

Fat tires don’t need to be inflated very much, as they provide high comfort standards at lower tire pressure. These tough tires will tolerate inflation pressures from 5-30 psi, so you can let the air out for serious traction on loose surfaces or pump them up hard for excellent on-road performance.

Also, fat tire bikes are rigid and are not equipped with any kind of suspension system. They don’t really need any suspension as it is “integrated” into the tires. That’s right, fat tires become squishier at lower pressure values and the elasticity of the rubber helps absorb shocks, increasing comfort.

4 – Little maintenance required

Considering fat tire bikes are rigid, the manufacturers didn’t put a lot of work into the frame of the bike. This means that there are not many parts that can get damaged and need to be replaced.

Even if it may seem somewhat pricey when purchasing a fat trike, you don’t need to worry about constant maintenance. Look at it as an investment.

5 – You’re in for a real challenge

Just because fat trikes are ideal to ride on snow or soft surface does not mean that riding them is a flinch.

Since the fat tires increase the overall weight of the bike, they also move slower and make it a (good) challenge to handle. That being said, rest assured that you will get the exercise you were looking for both your lower and upper body. This makes it a great workout for someone looking to lose weight and improve their overall physical conditioning.

6 – Better balance for beginners

Since the contact surface is wider, fat tires also translate into better balance. That is why fat tire bikes are perfect for those learning how to ride a bike, off-road, or need if they're in need of more stability. 

With some practice, even the most inexperienced rider can get the hang of it in no time. And since they won’t go very fast, unless the rider has some serious muscle power, beginners are less likely to get injured.

7 – A new way of having fun

The unique look and features of fat tire trikes simply make riding them fun. Getting a fat trike is a way to ride local trails, while getting a different perspective.

The comical proportions of fat tire bikes will make riders stand out - in a good way of course! But riding such a bike is the only way to understand why everybody is talking about it. Riding a fat tire is not about speed, it’s about enjoying the outdoor at a slower and comfortable pace.

Conclusions

It's no surprise to hear that some considered it to be the best ride they ever had.

Fat tire trikes are an enjoyable means of transportation. They provide a good grip on uneven terrain and allow sport lovers to get a good workout even when the ground is covered with snow. If you ask us, they're one cool-looking etrike and bound to make an impression on friends and family members.

Since they don’t require very much care, fat trikes make an ideal choice for the average biker that needs a bike for basic transportation needs.They're also rather safer than bikes, providing more contact surface. Since they are heavier, they won’t be blown away by wind and they won’t slip on moist or soft surfaces. 

Riding a fat trike is not about improving performance. It’s about indulging yourself to a simple pleasure.

 

Do you have a Fat Tire Trike (or any etrike) from ElectricTrike.com? Email us at support@electrictrike.com - we want to hear why you love your Fat Trike!


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