Compared to the popularity and age of a common road or mountain bike, fat bikes are relatively new to the cycling world, only being created a couple of decades ago. They have already shaped the cycling world with new opportunities for cycling to become possible in remote locations and for new competitions/trials to be established.
The ‘fat’ in the name of the bike refers to the size of the tyres, as they massively differ from those of a normal bike. The thickness of the tyre allows any cyclists to navigate over harsher, difficult and softer terrain, unlike that of a normal road or mountain bike. Developed back in the early 1990’s the fat bike was originally built for people living around difficult and severe terrain, in an attempt for them to be able to get around a lot easier. The first model emerged in Alaska as they found the larger surface area of the tyres allowed them to navigate through the snow with less difficulty. Being a superb mode of transport over soft ground, such as snow, bogs and sand the fat bike quickly took off around the world. In recent years competitions and trials have been established over difficult terrain such as in the desert or up in the mountains. To ensure optimal performance, make sure to explore our selection of cutting-edge cycling footwear.
We offer a large range of fat bikes, in very different styles and size, so you’re bound to find the perfect suited bike for you. From top industry names such as Charge, Scott and Surly we stock each of their latest models at very affordable prices. Popular ranges from each brand that we stock include the latest fat bike models. With different sizes in wheel size and tyre ‘fatness’ available it’s never been easier to find a bike which can easily accommodate to any situation you can put it in. For more great styles of bikes suited for hectic off-road riding, check out our collection of Cyclocross Bikes. Make sure to protect yourself from the inevitable hard-knock as you test your limits with one of our superb bike helmets.