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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:54 pm 
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That lefty is wicked cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:57 am 
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My Fatwally does not have unlimited traction. When going up super steep loose hill, I regularly spin out. Going down with just the coaster brakes is always half-skidding. :lol:
ok, ok, of course you are correct. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:10 am 
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So there I was at another LBS today picking up some shoe covers and they had a 2014 Surly Pugsley as a parking lot test bike. I said eh, lets see what all the fuss is about. Put a smile right on my face. Would definitely picked it up on the spot if I had cash lol. Wheelies - check, fit me - check, total monster going up curb stairs-check, didn't feel like a ridged -check, Besides having ultra low spec shifters I liked it. Maybe down the road if I have cash but I don't see that happening any time soon to drop 2K on another bike. Was running the surly nates 4.something. Holy those are monster tires for tracking. They had this sharp dirt climb in the back to go up and down. Shit just went up it, either standing or sitting. It has that "fun" feeling to it, felt like a 29er on steroids.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:51 am 
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beauty, eh?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:57 am 
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Good times sure enough


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:01 pm 
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he's hooked


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:10 am 
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Oh cool! Fatbike section!

HUTCH wrote:
...but I don't see that happening any time soon to drop 2K on another bike...


Don't know if you're looking for a fatbike from a specific brand. If not, there are few sub-$1k offerings now.

http://gearjunkie.com/the-house-fat-bike-from-minnesota
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/fat-bikes.htm

My On-one Fatty was $1450 shipped, which was the least expensive non-wally fat bike when I bought it. You can get a frame/fork/wheel kit for around $800 if you got some parts laying around. The bike manuals surprisingly well.

http://www.planet-x-usa.com/product-p/cboofatx5.htm



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Not at the moment but the other team I'm about to start riding for as well...their LBS is about to get three of these in.

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It's sad my long and trusted LBS dropped Trek. Only carry S now. So I'll leave it at that. Back in the 90's it was GT with them. Then S and GT. Then Trek and S. Now just S. That's a shame. Anyhow this carbon fat bike from Salsa is the bee's knee's.


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Those are very nice!


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Heyyall wrote:
Those are very nice!


And.... Out of most peoples price range. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:23 am 
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HUTCH wrote:
Heyyall wrote:
Those are very nice!


And.... Out of most peoples price range. :lol:

Ya, they are fantastic, but I was wondering how much they would even cost.

somewhere on the webz today i saw a 28 lb fatbike. that would be life changing. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:55 am 
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Bill in Houston wrote:
somewhere on the webz today i saw a 28 lb fatbike. that would be life changing. :)


28 is easy to do now. Just stay away from the "I have to have the biggest tires and widest rims" crowd.

you see the disc and gear goose skota23 posted? I'm thinking that's the next beast. Guy is always leaking stuff in plain view and no one pays attention

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:09 pm 
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I have to say, the coaster brake on the beast is its biggest asset. So much fun!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:53 pm 
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maybe so but to get gears your beloved coaster brake is a goner

no fat bike should be without a granny for the soft stuff


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:57 pm 
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3 speeds with coaster is quite common, I've even seen a 5 sp. version.
So no reason to give up on it. :D

Magura :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Magura wrote:
3 speeds with coaster is quite common, I've even seen a 5 sp. version.
So no reason to give up on it. :D

Magura :)



never knew. sounds sweet


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:00 am 
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Bill in Houston wrote:
HUTCH wrote:
Heyyall wrote:
Those are very nice!


And.... Out of most peoples price range. :lol:

Ya, they are fantastic, but I was wondering how much they would even cost.

somewhere on the webz today i saw a 28 lb fatbike. that would be life changing. :)


Um north of 5g maybe give or take.

I had a chance to ride a sub 25 pound fat bike earlier this year. I declined lol for obvious reasons. Price and something I can't have but would burn a imprint into my head of "fatbike under 25"


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:44 pm 
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A good friend of mine is considering a fat bike. Since my only experience covers the beastly Fatwally, I told him I would ask you guys: what do you think about this bike / deal?

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... ro_xiv.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:20 pm 
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That's the current value magnet. There's a lenghty thread on that other site about them. Lastnight news broke of a new model from bd that looks a lot better. Big changes to the frame

As much as I'd like to steer someone toward an Alaskan fatty, the bd bikes are hard to say no to. Sounds like they take the moonie rubber but I've not seen pictures. Whatever your pal gets will be obsolete come spring, changing fast


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:08 am 
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Minitrail, I gotta have the fattest rims and biggest tires! Otherwise what's the point!? :) I did see that geared Beast. I suspect that is something completely one-off from the skunkworks, not a prototype/pre-production model, but I wouldn't mind being wrong.

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Um north of 5g maybe give or take.
easily.

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I had a chance to ride a sub 25 pound fat bike earlier this year. I declined lol for obvious reasons. Price and something I can't have but would burn a imprint into my head of "fatbike under 25"
You have showed great wisdom and self-restraint!


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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:42 pm 
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new moto. Nice looking frame

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... tbikes.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:43 am 
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Nice looking bike. Checking the specs later on that.

OTH something I would love to try and more reasonable would be this....it's a 29+ but IDK something about it...

http://fat-bike.com/2013/06/new-38-fram ... stodon-29/

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:09 am 
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If I was just getting into it now I would be totally torn on the 29+. In winter around here you either ride through the snow at low depths or wait for the sleds to pack down the trails. In those conditions the 29+ would be fine then I wouldn't be lugging all that extra rubber the rest of the year

as soon as they come out with a tall 26 X 3" it won't matter. I'll have it all :dance:


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That 29+ looks very nice. The 29+ Knard is a 820g tyre, the rabbit hole rim is 700g. You could nearly go full fat on 47mm rims for that weight.

Stan's are coming out with a sub 500g rim soon (hopefully) and there is a few well priced carbon offerings in the pipeline.

As minitrail says, the 3" x 26" wont be long and currently a 3.8" on a 26" rim measures 29" anyway.

Im doing the Simpson Desert Challenge this year or "5 days in hell" as its known.... i will be getting a set of carbon rims for the fatty to do that race.


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The LBS was having a demo day. The carbon beargrease was not on the demo rack.

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A friend of mine just got a smoking deal on a demo 907 bike. That thing is amazing, he has a great build and that thing is light as a feather. His frame is light blue and looks a lot like this one:

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I rode it briefly and that thing just flies in the woods.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:02 pm 
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I'm still living the Farley

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Those green cranks are wicked!


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The ultimate fat wheels that float on 10ft of fresh powder!

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 Post subject: Re: Fat bike fever
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Looks flexy :D

That baby is a beast. I would ride it.


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