A FAT BIKE FOR A SLIM LOOK!
MARLIN is derived from the name of a species of fish which is a fast swimmer and sporty. These fat bikes do the same on all terrains barring water. The wide tires, robust frames, stylish looks combined with the latest cycling technology can only spur the youth and energy in you. A macho look with sturdy tires and the appealing colors it comes with is a machine to own and leave the onlookers green-eyed.
Marlin Fatbikes is a Hong Kong based company having a presence in India operating from Bangalore. These fat bikes are manufactured in a state-of-art facility which also comprises a R&D team equipped with latest know how which helps in creating new rider friendly designs.
A new generation of mountain bikes is taking the concept of “fat tires” to an entirely different level. These “fat bikes,” equipped with 26-inch wheels, feature tires ranging in diameter from 3.5 inches that work equally well on all terrains. Any bike that puts a smile on your face is a bike worth riding. Fat bikes do that. It’s not always quantifiable as to why, but they do. “The tires can be smashed into anything, and all that happens is you get bounced in a different direction. Once you understand the physics of how this bike rides, you can use it for a unique and exciting ride experience.” The “physics” results from the cushioning effect of the fat bike’s low tire pressure. Road tires will typically run between 100 and 125 pounds per square inch, or PSI, and mountain bikes range between 25 and 60 PSI (depending on terrain and suspension choice). Fat bike riders, however, typically run their tires with less than 10 PSI, giving them plenty of bounce. With their ridiculously oversized tires, these fat bikes almost look like clown bikes, until you try one on for size. And then you’ll be hooked.
“Fat bikes are now another year-round option for anyone thinking of trail riding,”. “They’re amazingly stable, yet nimble. They offer incredible traction and control, and are extremely comfortable due to their upright posture and cushy tires. Fat bikes aren’t just snow bikes; they’re mountain bikes. And many ride them year-round.” Another distinction: You can ride with significantly lower tire pressure of 15 or 10 psi, or even lower still. This gives the tire some significant squish, and that play translates to more rubber conforming onto the trail for serious grip. These bikes allow people to ride bicycles in places that previously were simply not possible. Fatties have been around for more than a decade but have only captured the mainstream cycling world’s attention over the past couple of years because of their versatility and a rise in extreme adventure races.