Fat Biking with Baloo from Ben Braymer on Vimeo.
I contemplated for many months the purchase of a fat bike, after getting the bike I couldn't be happier! The Specialized Fat Boy SE has allowed me to ride from the house more times in the past month than I rode my mountain in the past two years! It's definitely harder to generate speed with the big tire and all the resistance, but most of us buy bikes for exercise in the first place. So having my legs work harder is just part of the benefit. The best part about fat biking in Grand Haven is it enables you to ride areas that you can't ride on any other bike. An added bonus in lean snow years is they perform well on the light crusty snow that makes nordic skiing a real pain. Plus, when I just want to relax, Baloo loves to pull me around town. Not saying a fat bike is for everyone, but for me its gotten me back into mountain biking. The fat bike is truly a year round toy, and you don't need to jump in the car and drive 20 minutes just do a mountain bike loop.