Hoo boy, I’d say this fat bike thing is jumping the shark now, but the whole trend is rather shark jumpy to begin with.
The button up shirt of the cycling industry is already bursting, firing errant buttons across the room due to the bloated belly and man-tits of fat bike hardtails and full suspension chubs.
Then the margins of the industry pants get filled with swollen kankles and muffin top:
It’s not like tandems and kids bikes have a shitload of integrity or street creed anyhow, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise when these bikes show up in the market. Some kid needs to be the one getting their ass kicked on the playground. Who else would grow up to become all of the sensitive artists? And riding through the snow with someone on a fat tandem sounds about as thrilling as an oil change. Those Champerey sized rotors are pretty sweet though.
Like most things fat, I hope this trend has a shortened life-span.
What will be the Marlon Brando as Dr. Moreau thing that finally clogs the arteries?