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Can I respond, even though I don't have a fat bike? (yet) - The only reason I would purchase a fat bike, (4 - 5 inch tires) is snow-bound trails, especially with more trails opening up, but with restrictions to fat-bike-only, no skinny tires on the snow trails. Possibly a fat bike, nothing less than 4 inch tires is in my future. I don't ride sand or off-trail on soft ground.

I like lighter, nimble bikes, so for me it's 26 inch (I'm under 5-6) and 2.3 inch tires on the dirt trails. They are a blast too on hard pack snow. Fatbikes are expensive and heavy, or very expensive and light enough, so getting a quality bike with quality tires is not a small investment.
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