Reasons to Buy a Fat Tire Bicycle
For many people, the reason for riding a bicycle is health, almost exclusively. But then again, there are those who do it for the adrenaline. I say, why not do it for both? A little adrenaline off-road dirt riding can make you feel alive. And it doesn’t really matter whether you are in your teens or in your thirties, everyone can benefit from a small adrenaline rush every once in a while.
However, not every bicycle is suitable for these types of rides, so you might need to look at a few models before making the purchase. A fat tire bicycle, for example, will perform better off-road than bicycles with smaller wheels. Why? Here are a few reasons a fat tire bicycle will excel in performance over other types.
If you’re a beginner, a fat tire bicycle will offer you better balance because the contact surface is much wider. With some practice, even those who are extremely inexperienced can get the hang of them in a short period of time. And since you won’t be going fast, unless you put in some serious muscle power into it, you are less likely to fall and get injured.
Excellent for Off-Roads
These bicycles provide improved traction and grip on even the most troublesome of terrains. Regardless whether it’s a muddy path, wet stone, or snowy hills, you can easily get anywhere. Stepping down from your bike because of a rough road and/or muddy terrain is a thing of the past for fat tire bicycles.
The tires of these bikes don’t need to be inflated much, as they have high comfort standards even at lower tire pressure. The pressure that they can support goes as low as 15 or 10 psi, perhaps even lower. Furthermore, fat tire bikes are quite rigid and are not equipped with a suspension system. The reason for that is that they don’t need it since it’s integrated into the tires themselves. The rubber of the tires helps absorb shocks and the tire itself becomes squishier at lower pressure values, thus increasing comfort.
Push Yourself to the Limit
Just because fat tire bikes are ideal for riding on off-roads that doesn’t mean you can ride them without much effort. Many models have only one speed, meaning you’ll need a lot of muscle power to achieve higher speeds. Furthermore, the fat tires also add to the overall weight of the bike, so you’ll have to push it more than you would a regular bike. That being said, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the exercise you were looking for both your upper and lower body.