MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING IN THE SNOW

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MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING IN THE SNOW


Question from an MBA reader: Newbie here that just wants to see about riding in the snow. I see others enjoying it locally. Where do I begin? I’ve got a trail bike already. Do I really need to now get a fat bike now? Patrick Wilson Cayuna Lakes, Minnesota

Our answer: The good news (and from our experience) is you actually don’t really need a fat bike to enjoy riding in the snow. With snowfall providing just a light dusting of a few inches, a trail bike should be plenty to keep you having fun. Any more than a few inches of fresh powder on the ground and things can stay fun but you may run into more hiking than riding. Fat bikes do offer a larger tire than what a plus-size or trail bike can handle which will provide more traction. Even so, fat bikes in the snow are best used on packed/groomed cross-country ski areas. We recommend renting a fat bike to see if it’s your thing. While conditions are everything to have the best experience there is nothing like a bit of snow to smooth out bumps and make a trail flow differently than ever before.

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