Fat Bike: the first fat tires meeting kicks off in Livigno
Fat Bike: the first fat tires meeting kicks off in Livigno © B. Wolinski - APT Livigno

Have you ever met anyone on freeride trails riding a bike with such large wheels to seem like those of a motorbike? Well, those are Fat Bikes, which are starting to become more widespread among thousands of fans, curious to experience something different.

Technically speaking "Fat Bike" means a bike with 3.5 to 5 inches tires, at first used to face snowy terrain and moving through deserts. Later on, they became of a more common use on mud, swamps and sand and we're ready to bet that in short we will see more and more even on freeride trails.

"The experience is truly different," explains Michael Boschetti from Miss Grape, which in these days has organized the first gathering of fat bike here in Livigno. "keeping control over fat bikes is easier. They are more stable and the width of the wheels allows to fully explore new terrain. Many large companies have started to believe in this idea, originally created to deal with particularly extreme situations, such as Alaska’s harsh climate or the desert crossing in New Mexico. It 'a unique mean of transport, with excellent performances even on snow ..."

If you are at Mottolino bike park in these days, you will certainly be able to meet these new category of riders, and maybe even have the chance to test some products.

Have you ever met anyone on freeride trails riding a bike with such large wheels to seem like those of a motorbike? Well, those are Fat Bikes, which are starting to become more widespread among thousands of fans, curious to experience something different.

Technically speaking "Fat Bike" means a bike with 3.5 to 5 inches tires, at first used to face snowy terrain and moving through deserts. Later on, they became of a more common use on mud, swamps and sand and we're ready to bet that in short we will see more and more even on freeride trails.

"The experience is truly different," explains Michael Boschetti from Miss Grape, which in these days has organized the first gathering of fat bike here in Livigno. "keeping control over fat bikes is easier. They are more stable and the width of the wheels allows to fully explore new terrain. Many large companies have started to believe in this idea, originally created to deal with particularly extreme situations, such as Alaska’s harsh climate or the desert crossing in New Mexico. It 'a unique mean of transport, with excellent performances even on snow ..."

If you are at Mottolino bike park in these days, you will certainly be able to meet these new category of riders, and maybe even have the chance to test some products.

Have you ever met anyone on freeride trails riding a bike with such large wheels to seem like those of a motorbike? Well, those are Fat Bikes, which are starting to become more widespread among thousands of fans, curious to experience something different.

Technically speaking "Fat Bike" means a bike with 3.5 to 5 inches tires, at first used to face snowy terrain and moving through deserts. Later on, they became of a more common use on mud, swamps and sand and we're ready to bet that in short we will see more and more even on freeride trails.

"The experience is truly different," explains Michael Boschetti from Miss Grape, which in these days has organized the first gathering of fat bike here in Livigno. "keeping control over fat bikes is easier. They are more stable and the width of the wheels allows to fully explore new terrain. Many large companies have started to believe in this idea, originally created to deal with particularly extreme situations, such as Alaska’s harsh climate or the desert crossing in New Mexico. It 'a unique mean of transport, with excellent performances even on snow ..."

If you are at Mottolino bike park in these days, you will certainly be able to meet these new category of riders, and maybe even have the chance to test some products.

Have you ever met anyone on freeride trails riding a bike with such large wheels to seem like those of a motorbike? Well, those are Fat Bikes, which are starting to become more widespread among thousands of fans, curious to experience something different.

Technically speaking "Fat Bike" means a bike with 3.5 to 5 inches tires, at first used to face snowy terrain and moving through deserts. Later on, they became of a more common use on mud, swamps and sand and we're ready to bet that in short we will see more and more even on freeride trails.

"The experience is truly different," explains Michael Boschetti from Miss Grape, which in these days has organized the first gathering of fat bike here in Livigno. "keeping control over fat bikes is easier. They are more stable and the width of the wheels allows to fully explore new terrain. Many large companies have started to believe in this idea, originally created to deal with particularly extreme situations, such as Alaska’s harsh climate or the desert crossing in New Mexico. It 'a unique mean of transport, with excellent performances even on snow ..."

If you are at Mottolino bike park in these days, you will certainly be able to meet these new category of riders, and maybe even have the chance to test some products.