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    Who has a fatbike?

    With the new On-One Fatty coming out, I'm seriously thinking of selling my current bike and picking up a fatty. The Fatty is supposed to be trail oriented and designed with singletrack in mind, and I've seen plenty of pics of fatbikes catching some good air and doing rollers. I could also then ride year round and ride to work in the winter and just have fun in the snow. My bike has a clean 2010 AL frame with 9sp XTR derailers, LX brake levers/shifters, BB7s, and an almost new Marzocchi DJ2 fork, so I'm thinking I could get ~$500 for it. I can't afford a Fatty without selling first, so it's one or the other.

    To those who have spent a reasonable amount of time on a fatbike, I'd like to hear some opinions on making a trail riding geometry fatbike your only MTB.
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    Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way? Then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged circuses that they are.

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    I'm not sure about a fatbike as your only MTB. I think it would be killer to own one, though.

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    Exactly. They're really cool and I wished I had one to compliment my regular MTB before. I've test ridden one on singletrack in ~2" of snow before and it was really fun. I haven't gotten one before because they were basically still just "fatbikes" for snow and sand. But now with the Fatty being made with trail riding geometry, I'm Really tempted.
    90 Miyata 914 with full Dura-Ace
    74 Ellis-Briggs, full butted 531
    80s Cierra Professional 5000, Tange Champion 2 and Shimano 600
    2011 New Belgium Cruiser
    Fetish Cycles "Discipline" built up with DJ2 fork and Shimano XTR, LX, Avid BB7.

    Quote Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
    Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way? Then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged circuses that they are.

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