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Saw a really interesting bike yesterday on the road, is this a thing now?

Old 03-02-20, 03:59 PM
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Saw a really interesting bike yesterday on the road, is this a thing now?

So... I was driving so I didn't get a super long look at it. But here's what it was:

It didn't look like someone's custom creation. It looked like the guy bought it that way.

When I firs was behind it the first thing I could see was, Oh it's a fat tire bike. They definitely were 3" wide or larger. I'm not sure what the standard fat bike size is, but it was like that. I have a 2.4" BMX so I know the difference between a fat tire bike and just a bike with some pretty wide tires.

I don't normally see a lot of fat tire bikes around here so I was like OOooh. But then it got weird when I got closer and rolled past. It looked to me the were like 20" size wheels like on a BMX. Or something close. And the frame was congruent with a BMX type of bike. Then I THINK it had shocks on the front fork. I'm pretty sure although I don't recall for sure. I was busy trying to take it all in at about 35mph. I think the bars were more like MTB bars, flat and straight. And I'm pretty sure it had gears and of course brakes.

I was like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? The interesting thing is a day or so before that I saw on the internet a MTB/BMX hybrid bike. It had some real knobby tires on more like 20" style wheels. Shocks on the front forks. But the big difference was the tires weren't a fat tire bike.

What says you all. Ever seen one like this? Is someone making them now?
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Old 03-02-20, 05:12 PM
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Fat bikes come in all sizes.

https://www.amazon.com/Mongoose-Chil.../dp/B07W5JRQ3N
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Electric fat tire bike is my guess

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So something like this?

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You can also get non motorized versions, like this Korean example:
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Looks like great stand over height. The Korean looks the best.
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The Korean one looks to be a folding bicycle.
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My guess is that it was a moped.
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The Korean one looks to be a folding bicycle.
It's like if a Brompton had a one night stand with a Surly Pugsley. Yeah, it's a folding bike, and I was going to get one for myself, but I don't know what's going with that company. They don't seem to be making new stock right now.
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I'm pretty sure it wasn't electric. The frame looked just like a normal tube frame. I wish there wasn't traffic behind me at the time and I could've snapped a pic!

It was pretty neat looking.
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