There are a few items that seem to be standard purchases for those that buy fatbikes.
- Flat pedals– if you ride in snow much- clipless pedals have a tendency to get ice in tight spots so the pedals won’t engage. A good set of flats prevents this- as well as enabling you to wear warm boots.
- Pogies– you’ve seen them. The oven mitts that people put over their grips to keep their booger pickers warm. I hate the look of them and thankfully don’t live in an area that they’re necessary. Not saying that I won’t use them ever- I just don’t need to in Cordova. I wear my kit (spandex) when I’m racing cross- not when I’m riding my cruiser to the grocery store- know what I’m saying?
- Framebags– frame bags of some sort are used to carry stuff in the void that is your main triangle. Long used by bikepackers and the swiss military and anybody else that saw all that space as wasted- there is a new option out there- made right here in Alaska.
Is manufacturing hard sided frame bags made for your fatbike. Using either aluminum or carbon, you can get one built specifically
So the Kickstarter is getting ramped up soon. Help these guys get off the ground (Get it? Airplane reference…)
I don’t know why they couldn’t do something for your bikepacking rig- and it looks like they may have some other stuff coming down the pipe (what is that rear rack!?!)
They’ve also got a Facebook