Driving on fat bike tires has its up and downs.
- They take pot hole hits really well and don't pop under weight;
- They take my weight (300 lbs);
- They can be deflated to take snow and mud easier;
- Drive through rain and feel like your one dry pavement;
- When you start going, then they don't want to stop going. I think this has to do with the extra 4" that are added onto the already 26" rim. Larger circumference = more momentum. Imagine a Penny Farthing.
- Just fun.
- They are big, so you need a special frame (duh!);
- They can be expensive to replace (the one shown here wasn't);
- When you take a corner, they over steer (bite) onto the pavement and want to turn more than a normal road bike would want, which requires more effort to turn when going under 20km, over 20km it just glides around the corner;
- You get stopped once in a while and asked a bunch of questions (which I always take the time to discuss)