Mother Nature frequently likes to throw a wrench in the plans of most outdoor enthusiasts here in Wisconsin. Sometimes it’s snow, but it could be mud, sand or even ice that spoils cycling season. That doesn’t keep us off our bikes. We just go Fat Tire!
Surface conditions aren’t the only reason to consider a Fat Tire Bike. Comfort might be the feature you love most because riding the bikes is not about speed, unless you make it about speed at one of the popular races or events in the region. Big, squishy tires give a soft, comfy ride. Fat tire bikes are rigid and are not equipped with any kind of suspension system, because the suspension is “integrated” into the tires. The elasticity of the rubber helps absorb shocks, increasing comfort. Who doesn’t like comfort?
Looking for a great low-impact workout? Fat Tire Bike frames are heavier than mountain bike frames so it’s true you’ll work a little harder during the ride. But that’s ok, it’s good for you. Doesn’t a soft quiet ride on a trail in the woods sound like an awesome way to get a low impact workout where you can burn as many as 1500 calories an hour (according to Mens Health Magazine)? Yeah, we think it does too.
At Shepherd & Schaller we stock Scott and Raleigh bicycles of all styles. And every bike purchase includes a Free 30-day check up for adjustments and health and a Free 1-year tune-up to make sure you’re bike is healthy and ready for what you require of it. (a $30 value.) You’ll also enjoy 20% off bike accessories with your purchase. Come talk with our riders, including industry expert Pete Kohlmoos, our department manager. He rides 365 in all kinds of weather, fits and repairs all makes and models. He’s your man.
Raleigh’s Pardner, at $799.99 (Reg $849), is an affordable way to join the fun. With a steel frame, bolt-on hubs and 4.1″ wheels this bike will last and last.
Scott’s Big Jon, at $1599, is the best value in Fat Tire Bikes. It has an aluminum frame (lighter weight), uses through axels (wheels) and wider tires (even for a Fat Bike) at 4.8″.
Once you go Fat Tire, you may never go back.
Visit us for all your biking gear in downtown Wausau at 324 Scott Street. Call us for more information at 715-84-5432