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Old 11-26-17, 07:42 PM
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Riding a fatty

I finely bought a fat bike. I rode 26 2.25 winter tires on my touring bike. not going back to skinny tires in the winter any time soon. The conditions in northern Canada snow ice and cold temp. from -45 warming to -5 C. can vary but mostly in between. So heres what I have Salsa 2015 Blackboroa 4.8 clown shoes. must say it it is awesome.safe and stable. Any thoughs cheers.
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A friend in USCG was transferred to Kodiak Island . MY LBS ships him bikes , he orders ,

knocked down the boxed bike to go in 2 boxes, for USPS shipping,

he sells them to other Coasties.. its like a branch sales rep..

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Sounds great in snow and ice if that's what you have to deal with all the time.
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Got studded tires?
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Its been icy the last 3 days and several people have talked about having to set aside their non-studded fat bikes and ride studded mountain bikes instead. I really love having studded fat bike tires, phenomenal grip on many types of ice. I had a blast flying around icy streets and alleys on the weekend. But certain types of smooth clear ice seem to be hard as diamond and remain slick even with studs.

One surface that seems to catch people without studs off guard is packed smooth snow. When that gets polished up by skidding cars its one of the slickest surfaces out there. But its also soft enough studs grab it well.
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I don"t have studs but grip has not been an issue . This morning going to work I bombed down Mountain View RD I would slide and have hands on the brakes with the 2.25 studs not this bike. How ever early in the season, on Copper Haul Rd. when it first snowed and melted and refreeze with ruts, handled that ,but over flow from small pot hole lakes and streams in short section of the road was slippery.in October. Temp. was -1 to -4 C. road is higher in elevation than down town whitehorse.
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I have a 27.5+ bike that I plan to use when we get snow here in the valley. Any suggestions on user-friendly clip-on fenders for plus or fat bikes?
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I rode a fat bike to work when there's snow on the ground. I thought the knobby tires were fine until I slipped on ice. That's when I got studded tires. Two years ago there was only one type of studded fat bike tires. Now you have more to choose.
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