The recent popularity of Fat tire bikes has led to an abundance of manufacturers jumping into the foray with their own unique renditions. Generally, a typical mountain bike is fitted with extra wide tires giving it a 'fat' appearance. Some design tweaks are involved to accommodate thicker tires but the result is an interesting and versatile hybrid that can tackle many unconventional terrains such as snow, the beach, and mud. They are a world of fun and offer exploration possibilities that typical mountain bikes could not contend with. Electric fat tire bikes such as the 500W Ego Bike
are also gaining in popularity.