Fat Bikes are better in the sand.

Sand (noun) 1. The more or less fine debris of rocks, consisting of small, loose grains, often of quartz.

In the case of the sand around Lake Tahoe, it is made up of mostly decomposing granite. Most of the trails in Tahoe have sand and deep loose dirt. Traditional mountain bike tires don’t handle sand well. A fat bike tire (4 inches or wider), on the other hand makes deep sandy trails fun. I actually look forward to sandy sections of trail with fat tires. I can carve through sandy switchbacks and lean the bike into deep soft trails. I pedal and laugh (instead of pushing) up the switchbacks toward Freel pass on the Rim Trail. These Fat bikes are a true revolution in mountain biking. These bikes will increase your time in the saddle by at least 50% here in Tahoe. Fat bikes are not only a blast on snow trails but are truly built for year round use.

Fat tracks in slow sand.

Fat tracks in slow sand.

Lake Tahoe shoreline.

Lake Tahoe shoreline.

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