bychosis wrote:Yup. If you are talking about fat bikes in general, then they do have merit off road in soft conditions. I haven't ridden mine in sand yet (and we don't get snow here) but over the loose surfaces I have ridden it it has been quite good. If you are talking about buying a Big W fat bike, then that can only be done by a cycling enthusiast as a joke. Despite having large tyres and looking like a fat bike, it isn't built to be ridden like one.
I'll second all of that. The gearing that's on my Moose (and I assume bychosis' Mammoth) practically rules out riding in soft sand, although having said that for me it's pretty much bang on the money for ON road riding. That and they are soooo heavy, 22kg for my Moose.
So why did I buy it? Well for starters, the whole bike cost bugger all, I can ride it with the kids over whatever we come across, I like my vehicles to be noticed (for whatever reason) and I can do things like this to it without worrying about destroying something expensive
Saw a pair of Mammoths with 2 foot high Monkey Hangers the other day, still kicking my self for not taking a photo