Fat bikes for kids?

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bychosis
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Fat bikes for kids?

Postby bychosis » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:35 pm

Was away on the weekend and saw a bike hire sho. Outside were several different types including a 20" fat bike with discs and rear derailleur, presume 7spd. Kids bikes are already heavy compared to the rider weight, how heavy would a fat bike be? I haven't tried a fat bike yet, but would anyone here try one for their kids? Looked like they may have also had a 24" version there too.
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Re: Fat bikes for kids?

Postby mikedufty » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:21 pm

Kids don't weigh much, you should be able to just drop the tyre pressures on a regular mtb/bmx and get much the same effect as an adult on a fat bike.
My kids happily ride to school with 10psi without complaining, though they do notice eventually when they get a puncture.

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Re: Fat bikes for kids?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:29 pm

On-One do a 24" fattie. Most 20" BMX bikes seem to have plenty of tyre room in them for a fat(ish) tyre. As long as you have a wide enough rim and the frame clearance then 20x3 or even 20x4.5 tyres are not unheard of...
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Re: Fat bikes for kids?

Postby Roobar » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Courtesy of TheWall in the girlie mtb thread http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ ... /fatboy-20

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