|Trace The Mitten|
I happened upon a Mongoose Vinson fat tire bike on clearance at MC Sporting Goods. I had been looking at this model for five months. I liked this model because of the low/mid range price. Three chain rings and a cassette would give me a wide range of gears. This is to be a fun bike for me and provides something different to do during rides. I enjoy it because it is still a seldom seen style.
I went for a short ride. I was amazed at how the wide knobby tires held to the pavement. I was a Hummer on two wheels and I needed to go off the pavement. I realized that this bike will take some getting used to it. I agree with those saying that the frame did not need the fork or rear frame with a suspension. I wonder how it will feel on the undulating trails. I can imagine that it will go well on the crushed limestone of the rail trails. I will venture out over the summer to see how it will ride and I am confident that I will enjoy this new riding option.