I opened up my Yahoo start page today and saw this article. (CLICK HERE) It is just a matter of time before everybody that mountain bikes will get a Fat Bike. This is just one of the reasons to get one.
Living in snow country, I ride twice as much with my Fat Bike. And it is twice as much fun.
Sierra Nevada snowbiking
I was at Sierra Cycle Works for some biking gear yesterday and I got to ride this cool bike that had an internal 18 speed gearbox integrated into the bottom bracket with a Gates carbon belt drive. It shifts great under a load, has a large range (lower low-higher high) with evenly spaced gears and is maintenance free. You don’t need to lube your chain every ride, or worry about breaking off a rear shifter. This also helps eliminate chain alignment issues with 5 inch tires. This system will be great for the type of riding we use fatbikes for ie: Sand, Snow, loose dirt…. We just need some fatbike frame manufacturers to integrate the Pinion into their frames.
Gates Belt Drive