Do these tires make my bike look fat?
The Kona WO that I saw last week in Mount Pleasant is the first “fat bike” that I have ever seen in the “flesh”. Prior to this sighting I was only really aware of the Surly brand of fat bikes, such as the aptly named Moonlander.
First and foremost, fat bikes are designed for riding in snow, which is why both the Surly Moonlander and the Kona WO, feature 26-inch (66 cm) tires that are a whopping 12.1 cm wide! Of course, if a bike can be ridden in snow, I think it can pretty much be ridden anywhere!
Might be worth robbing a snowbank to get one of these
While I certainly wouldn’t kick one their fat bikes out of a gooey clay bed, my real interest in Surly always been the ridiculously strong-looking Bill and Ted cargo trailers that the Minnesota-based company offers. However, my interest is largely academic—at over $1000-a-pop, these trailers are also ridiculously expensive. Click the images to enlarge them