Forest Service adapting to fat bikes

2nd January, 2016 by

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — Now that the price is going down, the demand is really going up for fat bikes.They get their name from the enormous, oversized tires and extra wide rims — some as wide as 100 millimeters — which allow for less tire pressure and better grip on snowy surfaces.Local shopkeeper Frank Mitchell at Moontime Cyclery in Edwards says the first time he tried one, something didn’t feel right.“It was on dry ground, and it felt terrible,” he said. “It feels like you have a flat. But once you get on the snow it’s great.”The difference is in the …

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