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Fat-bike fun continues to draw converts

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:39 am
by Tom Nolette
Fat-bike fun continues to draw converts
The fastest growing segment of the bicycle market features wide tires that provide for a smoother, stable ride.

JEFFERSON — The fat-bike phenomenon continues to win fans. When a fat-bike seminar was offered at Hidden Valley Nature Center a few weeks ago, many rode in the world of wide tires for the first time and came away converts.

“It’s like a car,” said 11-year-old mountain biker Eoin O’Mahoney of Whitefield, who led a youth ride at the mountain-bike event at the nature center.

Joe Arsenault of Phippsburg had ridden fat bikes before. But the one he road on this ride, with tires an inch wider than the classic fat bike tread – about 4.5 inches – was a new experience. ... -converts/
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