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Fat Bikes

Fat bikes are essentially just hardtail mountain bikes with very wide (i.e., fat) tires. However, in order to accommodate such wide tires, the frames and forks are also wider than other mountain bikes. Fat bikes are a relatively new type of mountain bike and, due to the enormous amount of float provided by the wide tires, they excel on loose material such as sand and even on certain types of snow.

Below are some great fat bikes. Go big or go home. 😉

In order to find the best price for any of the bikes in our recommended bike tables below, just click the name of the bike. That should open a pop-up window with additional information. (If clicking the name of the bike doesn’t open a pop-up window, please submit a comment on the Contact Us page telling us which page and which bike and we’ll get it fixed ASAP. Thanks!). In the pop-up window, click on the Comparison tab to see recommended retailers and their current prices. Please refer to Cheap Bikes’ Price Categories for a more detailed explanation of what the number of dollar signs means.

The Best Fat Bikes ($ – $$$ Cheap to Moderately Cheap Bikes)

Product NameWheel Size & Tire WidthFront Suspension TravelPriceComments
Diamondback El Oso Grande Fat Bike26" x 4.9"zero (rigid fork)$1399aluminum frame, 2x10 drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes
Salsa Beargrease X5 Fat Bike26" x 4"zero (rigid fork)$1399aluminum frame, 2x10 drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes
Cannondale Fat CAAD 3 Bike26" x 4.8"zero (rigid fork)$1599aluminum frame, 2x10 drivetrain, mechanical disc brakes
Cannondale Fat CAAD 2 Bike26" x 4.8"zero (rigid fork)$1999aluminum frame, 2x10 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes
Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 Bike26" x 4.8"100 mm$3499aluminum frame, 1x11 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes
Salsa Mukluk Carbon X1 Fat Bike26" x 5"zero (rigid carbon fork)$3499carbon frame & fork, 1x11 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes

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