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Does your fatbike attract attention?

Old 12-20-17, 03:19 PM
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Does your fatbike attract attention?

Over the last couple of rides I've had drivers slow down to check out my fatbike and pedestrians point or give a thumbs up. My cruiser attracts slightly less attention and my hybrid absolutely none.

Fatbikes are extremely rare here in the UK so I guess they are going to attract some attention. Fortunately, it's all been good attention so far.

Does your fatbike attract a fair bit of attention from road users and pedestrians?
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Not anymore. When I got my first fat bike, back in 2008 yes. There were only 30 or 50 in town (Anchorage, Alaska) But now there are thousands -no, I'm not exaggerating. So people are very used to them.
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My fatbike gets a lot of looks. Minneapolis is loaded with fatbikes since we're the home of Surly (first mass-produced fatbikes), but still gets extra attention compared with my other bikes. Memorably, hauling our Pugsleys on the back of the car as we drove to Northern Minnesota, I had a driver pass, then slow way down so I passed him, then he passed again pointing to the back of my car with a thumbs up and big grin.

To keep it weird and interesting, I converted to drop-bars on my Pug... that gets lots more looks, even from other fatbikers.
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A generic one probably wouldn't with regular folks here, but Scotts are seemingly underrepresented around these parts, I've gotten a few questions from other fat bike owners.
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I get a bit of attention more so when I come across folks fishing on some remote beach. They are curious to as why this idiot is in the middle of nowhere on a loaded fat bike
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I've gotten a lot of finger pointing and smiles from people in cars when I've been riding it on the streets in the snow.
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Yes, one time a couple of ladies in a minivan turned around and stopped me. They wanted to know where I got it and took a picture of it. Occasionally someone will say nice bike, I will offer to let them try it out.
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