Yeah, there was actually a couple of lawsuits about just that. Kinda interesting reading.I've got to assume this is like Trek's APB? If so, I thought it was a load of marketing crap till I actually got my Trek. I didn't really notice how pronounced the difference in rear suspension feel is until I got on another bike with a rigid rear triangle.
Mine (pictured above) is just over 25 pounds. Far from a pig. You should try a light one with good geo, and not paint the whole category with a broad brush!After riding around the new fat bike for a while, I have a couple of conclusions....
1) It works in the snow. And on anything else.
2) It's slow. I mean really, really slow.
3) Riding a fat bike sucks, especially with 4.8" tires at 6-8 psi. It's a pig.
4) Riding any bike outside in any weather is better than working out indoors by a long shot. Even when it means having your nuts jarred into jelly and your spine compressed by riding over frozen foot-holes and dog tracks.
5) Lugging this thing around is whipping my ass into even better shape.
6) I'll be keeping it.
Don't let anyone tell you how awesome fat bikes are. They aren't. People are convincing themselves otherwise, and anyone else who will listen, because of item number 4 above.
Also, 4.8" tires are never going to be fast. On the flip side, your regular MTB is going to feel like a rocket ship, come springtime.