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What's the Big Deal with Fat Bikes?

Winter Fun + Versatility

Trek Farley 5: Trek's best value fat bike and the perfect gateway to all-season freedom. It rolls over snow, sand, roots, and rocks with the stability and traction of a monster truck on beefy 27.5x4.5? tires. A 1x Shimano drivetrain, lightweight aluminum frame, and carbon fork make it a great choice for anyone who wants to ride a mountain bike year-round, no matter the weather. 

Price of this sweet ride: $1,799.99

Pivot Les Fat: the world’s most versatile big-tire machine. Compatible with almost every wheel size available, from 26” and 27.5” Fat to 27.5+ to 29er, the LES Fat is a four-season hardtail that can take you from singletrack to snow to sand with no compromises. 

Price of this sweet ride: $3,999


The Kettle Moraine's many mountain bike trails are perfect terrain for Fat Bikes, snow or no snow! 


Stop by and get a fitting for a Lake Boot. An all leather boot with a comfort-first approach, this boot's insulation will keep your foot warm and dry in the coldest of weather.

Try It!

Want to give this fat bike thing a whirl? We will have limited sizing available this year (2020/2021) due to the COVID-19 Bike shortage. Give the shop a call before coming to rent. 

Fat Chat Group

Mark was an unlikely fat bike owner. Last year when his new road biking hobby was cut short by “the dang Wisconsin weather,” Mark brought out an old hybrid. A wider tire with more grip is good enough, right? Plus, a second new bike in nine months didn’t seem practical.

Everyone else brought out their fat bikes.

As snow flew and riding the hybrid became out of the question, Mark learned more about Fat Bikes from his fellow Tuesday Nigh Chat riders and Bike Doc staff. He started to weigh the uses for the bike beyond weekly snow rides.

Rides & Races

John Mueller, customer and part-time service tech at the Bicycle Doctor signed up for the Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series, a six part race put on by Wheel and Sprocket. "I'm looking forward to having some rowdy competitive fun at a unique event. It's a reason to unplug and get outdoors in the age of indoor training."

John says, "These races are my first experience with off-road racing, so the lighthearted nature of the event helps take off the apprehension off doing something new."