My fat bike was a 100% impulse purchase, I remember the day I saw the first fat bike in a Macro store. I called my wife and kids to look at this "crazy" bike, something we have not seen before and could not imagine ever buying one.
Forward a year and I was standing in a Specialized store drooling over a Fatboy. Not thinking where or why I would ride it I made the purchase.
Remember South Africa almost never has any snowfall or nearby deserts so in retrospect my purchase was not for the fatbike's capabilities but just for looks.
Today I can say with all honesty that the fatbike is a very capable all round bike for everyday use and especially for bikepacking.
My Upgrades includes:
1. Tubeless Tyres - a MUST on a fatbike
2. Industry 9 rear hub upgrade
3. Carbon handlebars
4. 1x11 Upgrade
5. Oval front chainring
1. XT brakes
2. 180 rear brake disk
3. Carbon ridgid forks