What's the Big Deal with Fat Bikes?

Winter Fun + Versatility

Trek Farley 7: the mountain biker's fat bike. It's built to feel like a traditional mountain bike with way more capability. The lightweight aluminum frame, SRAM 1x12 drivetrain, dropper post, and Manitou Mastodon fork make it the ideal ride for trail-shredders who want to get rad in every season.

Price of this sweet ride: $2,599.99

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 wheelsize 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

Versatility

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

Warmth

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? Rent from us!

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."