I headed out with the aim of doing my usual Uni loop in order to test out the Mukluk, the first few miles are a road climb, not the ideal environment for nearly 38lbs of fat bike, however the promise of some off-road action makes it almost worth while.
Initially flat pedals took a lot of getting used to, it’s not until you go back to flats that you realise how much you rely on the physical attachment to the pedals that comes with SPDs.
After stopping off to see Fathers new car I headed along the top, through the woods, and round to the golf club. At that point the remainder of the off-road part of the ride was thwarted by 4″ of sticky mud and a herd of cows blocking the track, so I took the opportunity of a road descent back in to town to bed in the disc brakes properly.
So how does the bike ride? Like a mountain bike crossed with a steamroller, you can just point and shoot, and the level of grip is superb. However if you ride it where there are people, you will get stared at :)
I need to do some playing around with tyre pressures though, they’re still as they came from the shop.