In years past, getting your hands on a fat bike used to be a difficult endeavor: few brands made them, and seemingly fewer bike shops carried those brands. In 2013 the number of brands offering fat bikes expanded, but there still weren’t enough options to meet the demand, with many models sold out before they even hit bike shop floors.
However, in 2014 we’re seeing even more brands producing fat bikes than ever before, with early fat tire pioneers expanding their lineup as well. Hopefully as we go forward into the 2014/2015 winter season, we’ll see more butts on saddles and rolling on fat tires even with the white stuff flying.
If you’re looking to get on one of the newest crop of fat bikes, these 15 fatties are well-worth your attention, and maybe even your dollars:
616 is a boutique shop out of Michigan and the Muenzie is their 4″ steel fat bike frame. This is probably the first fat bike I’ve seen with drop bars but honestly it’s not such a crazy idea, especially if you’re into racing long distance winter events like the Arrowhead 135. If a fat bike can be beautiful, this is the one. -Jeff
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