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I’ve read reviews for this bicycle that are both positive and negative. I ended up purchasing this bike for one main reason; I wanted a camouflage bike. I have yet to meet anyone who has anything similar. A lot of the negative reviews have criticized the components. I’m not a competitive cyclist, just an outdoor enthusiast, so it has met my needs. As my skill level and needs progress, it appears that I can update components as needed. I bought this over a year ago and am still enjoying it, and it wasn’t as difficult as I would have expected to assemble. I was sad to see the company disappear, as I was looking to buy some of their other items, like the bow rack, for the bike. I have the rod locker as well, but have not yet used it. I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase, it is a nice ride at a fair price, and am the only guy in my town with a camo bicycle!!
As these fat tire bikes have showed up at hunting shows over the last year, I have viewed them more with curiosity than anything, but I as I considered how they might fit into my bowhunting, I am about to take the plunge. I bowhunt whitetails on public land in several states each year, and that often involves getting way back into a property to get away from the crowds. For example, I have found a location where I have killed a couple of mature bucks on public land in Kansas, but it’s a walk of more than 1.5 miles. That’s a long haul before daylight and after dark. Once I shoot a big buck back in there, the distance seems to become even longer.
TIG-welded attachment points on the frame’s rear end allow the addition of a rack. Carrying your gear on the bike results in greater agility and less fatigue in your back and feet for longer hours in the field.
This is the CB4. CB4 is a fatbike, a human powered all-terrain vehicle built to take hunters and anglers far into the backcountry quickly and quietly. Its massive 3.8”-wide tires run at very low pressure to provide flotation and amazing traction over rough or soft terrain.
Good hubs and tires will keep you moving, proper brakes will limit your run-ins with local flora. I like disc brakes, rather than calipers. They don’t take nearly the effort on steep downhills, adjust with a simple twist of a knob, don’t get hot and fade, and don’t make as much noise.
Mountain Bikes are an incredible (but underutilized) tool for hunters, and when you add some electricity to them they are even better (way, way better). Aside from Western hunting, they can pull double-duty getting deer hunters into treestands scent and sound free. Turkey hunters can forget “run-and-gun techniques” covering way more miles “pedaling and gunning.”
Living in the cramped quarters of the typical city-dweller, Graham Hill founded LifeEdited, a website focused on reducing one’s non-necessities to live a more efficient life. His latest space-saving trick comes in the form of ThinBike, announced…
The basic geometry of the bike puts the user in an upright position, which is also good. It’s comfortable, lets you ride at low speeds in heavy clothes and still manage all the roots, ruts and rocks in the trail. The bike comes with really, really wide handle bars that add to easy steering.
Always carry a working tire pump! Once I got a flat tire, and when I went to repair it, I found a broken pump. I changed tubes to ones containing “slime,” a leak-sealing agent, and installed a liner between the tire and the tube to prevent punctures. I haven’t had a leak since, but I still carry a lightweight pump, a CO2 inflator, and a patch kit.
Recently electric fat-tire bikes have entered the realm of hunting. The ATA show this year featured a few different national brands of these bikes being marketed specifically at the hunting community. Sticking with my mantra of being hyper-local, I was able to get my hands on entry level Shooter-750 manufactured by a company called Huntin’ Wheelz based right here in Clare, Michigan. This electric hunting bike’s specs equal or exceed the brands with the bigger marketing budgets electric hunting bike discounts at a fraction of the cost.