A few years ago we were contacted by the guys at fat-bike.com as they were interested in testing out our Mesa platform pedals as good option for fat bikes. Back then I wasn't very familiar with fat bikes and at the time most people referred to them as snow bikes. They were interested in our Mesa platform pedals because they were thin profiled, had nice tall molded pegs that could be used to grip icy boots and because they were a nylon platform pedal they wouldn't suck the heat out of your feet like a metal pedal would when riding in the cold weather. Anyway, I just stumbled across this great picture they sent us from that review and we thought it was an appropriate picture seeing that we are in the midst of the Polar Vortex. This beautiful shot was taken up in Alaska.
Fat biking has become a huge growth area in the bike industry and companies like Charge BIkes, Specialized and even Kona Bikes are now making fatties. No longer just seen as bikes for riding in snow, fat bikes are great for all sorts of conditions where wide tires would come in handy. Plus they're fun as hell to ride.
We have a number of pedals that have become hugely popular with fat bike riders from our loose ball Gates Slim pedals which retail for $29.95 all the way up to our Mesa, Mesa MP and Mesa 61 alloy pedals. Thin, wide bodied and durable are what fat bikers tell us are the reasons they ride Fyxation. Plus our nylon pedals are great in snow because they can take a beating but don't suck the heat out of your feet like an alloy pedal would.
Even though were an "urban" bike brand, the crew here at Fyxation rides all style of bikes. It's great for us to see some of our products gain acceptance outside of our core urban customer and our pedals have really helped people realize that we're not simply a "fixie" company but a manufacturer of unique, affordable and reliable bicycles, parts and accessories.