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View Poll Results: What's in store for your Fat Bike this Summer?
Store the Fattie until next season 1 7.14%
Sell the road bike(s) and ride Fat year-round 1 7.14%
Mix it up between my bikes 12 85.71%
Dump the Fattie, 'cos it didn't work out 0 0%
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Old 06-10-14, 08:10 PM   #1
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The Fatbike Sticky

Ok, we're going to hold off on the forum for now However, if there is enough activity in this thread, the forum may just happen. So get discussing.
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Thanks for adding this Sticky.

Lets start with a drive train question:
Are you running front & rear derailleurs, rear only (1 x ....), IGH, or single speed?

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Used up your fat tyres ... here is a suggestion for recycling or is simply a statement about your fashion sense?



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I think that's a perfect compromise! If interest picks up, our moderator can always add a new forum.

For now, the new sticky will do.
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Drive train 1 x 7 - modifications include: reducing Chainring from 48T to 38T (with proportionate chainring guard), changing freewheel from 14-28 to 14-34. Awaiting 34T inner chainring to allow for manual change to accommodate winter/hilly/heavy load riding.
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Grabbed a single-speed, coaster brake fatty last week. That thing is fun! I was initially concerned by the lack of gears but managed to keep up without too much extra effort.
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Yamaha TW200 . . . 130/80 - 18 front and 180/80 - 14 rear tire






This thread is taking off. 14 posts already.
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Rokon Trailbreaker. 2WD; hollow wheels means it can also float. Boo-yah.

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Was looking over the Lurch Lounge at MTBR forums and they're finding ablot of small but important issues on that BD model.

And speaking of floating, that's one advantage of a fatbike. Throw it overboard, snag it with a fishing rod and reel it back.

Definitely planning on one for xmas. Window shopping right now.
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I don't own a fatbike but seeing this thread and watching these videos might have made me want one at some point. Pretty cool bikes. How do the single speed fatbikes pedal? I seen my first fatbike while on vacation this summer in MA. Seen one on the back of someones car and was a little thrown off by the monster tire on that thing. I am starting to appreciate them from threads like these. Keep it going.
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The good news is, fatbikes are "blowing up". The bad news is, fat bikes are "blowing up". Framed out of minnesota makes one for under a grand.
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Took a Trek Farley 6 for a bounce today. Still stupid fun these things are. And soooo at the bottom of the speed spectrum....don't even bother. I only did about 2 miles on it and loved everything about it save 2.

A) handlebars were unnecessarily wide , to me. Despite being slower to turn with 10 lbs of air in the tires.
B) Rear tire awfully close to f/d and seat tube.

for those who haven't tried one yet, It's like riding a dump truck on the street, and just as pointless. Fun, but pointless. Unless your street is a complete gravel road with washboarding. In that case, hammer down !

Mind you, "hammering" is probably about 15mph. And 15 miles on a fatbike is worth 30 on something else. It's a slow speed workout. The G factor (pedal to pedal distance) is noticeable in your legs.

But they go over everything. As it turns out, the Farley weighs considerably less than my ds.

Again, two words. Stupid. Fun.
Can't wait to see the Felt versions.
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I put a Salsa Mukluk 3 on order at the LBS last week. It should be here in the upcoming week. The bike will mostly be used for daily commuting (about 10 miles one-way), grocery-getting along unplowed MUPs and ski trails, with short shots of on-road commuting. Our bike infrastructure here in the winter is bad to non-existent, and I get grumpy if I have to drive. This adds more options to my winter quiver that includes an old Kona with studded tires.

I would be interested in seeing what other people come up on their fat bikes with if the thread sticks around. I'm already thinking about how I'm going to change the bike up to meet my needs. In addition to adding lights and more reflective stuff, I will probably start by changing over to a silicon-based brake fluid (hydrophobic instead of hydrophilic -- the bike will be in and out of very cold and warm spaces a lot, and I could imagine condensation in the lines becoming a problem). Since I'm mostly using the bike for commuting, I will probably play with the gear ratios a bit, and look into going to a triple chainring with a steep jump between the middle and large rings. I'm going to see what is possible/feasible when I have the bike. At some point, fenders (preferably full-cover, realizing I may have to make these), and some kind of on-bike carrying solution will be in the works. I'm not sure if I am going to go with hard racks, or try some of the soft carrying solutions I've seen (frame, seat, and handlebar bags).
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Took a Trek Farley 6 for a bounce today. Still stupid fun these things are. And soooo at the bottom of the speed spectrum....don't even bother. I only did about 2 miles on it and loved everything about it save 2.

A) handlebars were unnecessarily wide , to me. Despite being slower to turn with 10 lbs of air in the tires.
B) Rear tire awfully close to f/d and seat tube.

for those who haven't tried one yet, It's like riding a dump truck on the street, and just as pointless. Fun, but pointless. Unless your street is a complete gravel road with washboarding. In that case, hammer down !

Mind you, "hammering" is probably about 15mph. And 15 miles on a fatbike is worth 30 on something else. It's a slow speed workout. The G factor (pedal to pedal distance) is noticeable in your legs.

But they go over everything. As it turns out, the Farley weighs considerably less than my ds.

Again, two words. Stupid. Fun.
Can't wait to see the Felt versions.
I completely agree!!! LBS got in a Farley 6 and I took if for a short spin around the block, including curb, pot holes, very cracked and uneven cement.... felt like i could just ride over anything and the Farley was just soaking it up! And like you said, stupid fun... couldn't stop grinning... LOL

Was indeed surprised how light the Farley was... I also really liked the geometry... while i made not have been moving fast, the bike felt fast...

Now i really don't need another bike... but dang, i'm really having a hard time not adding the Farley to the stable...
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I completely agree!!! LBS got in a Farley 6 and I took if for a short spin around the block, including curb, pot holes, very cracked and uneven cement.... felt like i could just ride over anything and the Farley was just soaking it up! And like you said, stupid fun... couldn't stop grinning... LOL

Was indeed surprised how light the Farley was... I also really liked the geometry... while i made not have been moving fast, the bike felt fast...

Now i really don't need another bike... but dang, i'm really having a hard time not adding the Farley to the stable...
My issue is I'm tired of hiding indoors. I used to be rugged. I want to ride as much as I can and this will let me get out in the hardpack.
Too bad studded snows are 250$ each.
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