5yrs ago fat was niche, however no longer like them or not. Why is there no need for a ton?? Expand your vision and think people are enjoying them, people are out riding in snow when typically they would wait for spring time thaw then ride. FAT is becoming mainstream with the numerous brands, increase in tire manuf brands etc so instead of turning your nose up sit your behind on one and take a spin.Like the other guy said. Hopefully never. While I do find fat bikes interesting they are extremely niche and there is not a need for a ton of them out there.
Lots of folks have already gone front suss in various ways and quote additional fun factor is had. Personally i've been waiting for a mass produced full squishy unit but as of yet nada. There's been a few custom full squish along with a few DIY transformed units for those with the know how and access to machinery to do such a project.Ive rode a few fat bikes and they were full hard tail. It was different but fun! I wonder what a short full travel bike would be like? Hard tail or some squish....I think it would be cool. what would be a good name? Santa Cruz Goon? Gnargnar? Gila Monster? Twerker? Porker? haha
ahhhh i see your angle, sorry for the misunderstanding.I understand what you are saying Fat is becoming more mainstream. I more so meant by my comment that the "nitche " is being filled by many small manufactures and they are doing a great job of it at good prices as well. Most of the major big bike companies have made a pretty half ass attempts to making fat bikes.
I would tend to agree, and initially got a chuckle out of the idea of a SC fat bike as well. Then it occurred to me that a carbon Highball fat bike (with 100mm BB and 190mm rear spacing) would actually be pretty appealing. :idea:the "nitche " is being filled by many small manufactures and they are doing a great job of it at good prices