Fat biking will titillate fans of the bicycle. What I associate with fat biking: snow floating, smiling despite cold teeth, envious snowmobilers, national forest, winter quiet, mountain shenanigans. We hit Wanoga Sno-Park with two Fatback bikes while I was in Bend researching an article (to which I will post a link later). These gnarly-wheeled bikes on steroids are so fun.
There are a couple of companies who make a line of fat bikes, like Surly and Salsa. Fatback Bikes, an Alaskan company who have a headquarters in Bend, make a small-batch line of fat bikes. There are about 10,000 fat bikes in circulation in the world…and that number is growing big time.
The folks at Fatback were nice enough to let us borrow these bikes for the day (thanks, Nick!). I thought I’d include a couple of bike-geeky shots from their awesome warehouse. They are near the bottom of the post.
I thought I’d also include some shots from Chuck Hood, a QBP sales rep, who uses his fat bike for bikepacking. Those pics are at the bottom of the post. These photos get my creative touring juices flowing…bike touring to a fire tower in the winter? Hut to hut bike touring?
Enjoy the photos!