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Electric Fat Bikes and the Environment

Electric Fat Bikes and the Environment

We’ve all heard that not having a car is one of the best personal things you can do for the environment. We’ve all probably heard too that bicycling is a great alternative. So what about electric fat bikes? How do they fit into the picture? Year-Round, Gas Free One study out of Sweden showed that one of the biggest impediments to cycle commuting is something pretty much unavoidable: winter (although with global warming, we might be seeing less of that). The paper, which was published in Transportation Research, concluded that improving the level of winter maintenance on bicycle paths could...

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Fat Tire Primer

Fat Tire Primer

Fat tires are typically about 4” in width – twice the width of an average mountain bike tire. Riders in Alaska are often given credit for inventing the first fat bikes, using them to improve traction in snowy conditions. Since then fat tire bikes have grown in popularity and people have been discovering all kinds of uses for fat bikes. Fat tires hold a huge volume of air, and unlike smaller tires, you can run them with very low pressure (5lbs or even less) without fear of having the rim bottom out and puncture the inner tube or tire itself....

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