See What Happens When Fat Bikes Go Downhilling in Winter

Fatbiking is growing everywhere and Coeur d’Alene Idaho is no exception. With our distinct four seasons, there are many different cycling opportunities! These brave souls from British Columbia created this video to show what it looks like to take your fat bike downhilling! I admit, I am not a winter sports person, so I haven’t even attempted this on skis let alone a bicycle. Anyone else been out doing this and if you have…Where is your video?!

2 Fat 2 Furious: A Fat Bike Freeride Film from Rocky Mountain Bicycles on Vimeo.

Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Noah Brousseau got rad on fat bikes this winter.

Bike: Rocky Mountain Blizzard — http://www.bikes.com/blizzard

Shot at the Coquihalla Lakes Lodge, Kamloops Bike Ranch, and Coastal Mountains, BC
Filmed & Edited by Liam Mullany
Additional Cinematography by Harrison Mendel
Produced by Liam Mullany & Brian Park
Special Thanks to Cory Leclerc & Eric Simmons
Music: Jet Trash — Baby C’mon

A fatbike is an off-road bicycle with over-sized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 mm) or larger and rims 2.6 in (66 mm) or wider, designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain, such as snow, sand, bogs and mud.[1] Fatbikes are built around frames with wide forks and stays to accommodate the wide rims required to fit these tires. The wide tires can be used with inflation pressures as low as 5 psi (340 hPa) to allow for a smooth ride over rough obstacles. A rating of 8–10 psi (550–690 hPa) is suitable for the majority of riders.[2]

After I initially wrote this post I found a Fatbiking video for Coeur d’Alene’s Canfield Mountain Trails. They aren’t exactly downhilling, but it is still fun to watch.

PS: On a side note…should Fatbike always be together or two separate words? For this post I kept them together, but I am curious to hear from the bike shop owners on the proper use!

Jamie Lynn Morgan

A woman on a bicycle, working 4 self, carnivore, coffee, murder mysteries, red wine, sci-fi, micro-brews, & purple. Let's all be car(e) free together! #idahobike

  • 68niou1

    Seems like if you had rear steering in this type of terrain it would work much better.

    • Not sure how that would work on a bicycle, but I am sure someone would be able to make it work. I know on some older tandems the rear is where you steer instead of like on newer ones where it is from the front.

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