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    Specialized Fat Boy

    Anybody here ride a Specialized Fat Boy? Felt cruisers? Phat cycles?

    I'm just wondering what they ride like - comfortable? so-so? unrideable?

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    Fat Boy? that is a BMX bike. I had one years and years ago. i picked it up for $50. it was going to be a lake jump bike, but i ended up selling it for a nice profit. it was ok. felt a little odd when jumping it. never did get it to the lake.
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    BMX? Sure doesn't look that way to me. Chopper Cruiser all the way!

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...ce.jsp?eid=129

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    gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish Barbels View Post
    BMX? Sure doesn't look that way to me. Chopper Cruiser all the way!
    when the hell did that happen?!? I used to race on a fatboy (bmx) back in the day. now i'm just confused. and a bit nauseous.

    in response to your question, I've ridden a few of those style and just don't quite understand, aside from stylistic machismo. they look alright, but aren't really all that good for much. there are so many other/better singlespeed cruisers out there.
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    This is the internet dude. You're free to be an asshat.

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    Ever seen someone actually try and ride one of those? It's pretty hilarious.

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    the shop i work at was giving away one. a felt cruiser. rode around the parking lot and did some sick wheelies

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    Carbon bike sales must be low over at specialized if they have the time to design something so ridiculous! What's the point of a heavy-@ss bike like that with a single gear and tires as wide as a motorcycle, what's the purpose? Unless you're under 10 years old who do they think would want to ride a fake chopper? File this one next to the OSO bike under failed attempts.

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    I just saw the price too, $2800 MSRP? seriously? couple thousand more and you can get a Harley Sportster and ride a real motorcycle.

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    Yeah, but this comes with mad street cred. C'mon! A chick in a vest/bra combo and you can park in front of a tattoo shop?! Sign me up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djeucalyptus View Post
    when the hell did that happen?!? I used to race on a fatboy (bmx) back in the day. now i'm just confused. and a bit nauseous.

    in response to your question, I've ridden a few of those style and just don't quite understand, aside from stylistic machismo. they look alright, but aren't really all that good for much. there are so many other/better singlespeed cruisers out there.
    I agree. I never saw that. i had one of these in chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
    Carbon bike sales must be low over at specialized if they have the time to design something so ridiculous! What's the point of a heavy-@ss bike like that with a single gear and tires as wide as a motorcycle, what's the purpose? Unless you're under 10 years old who do they think would want to ride a fake chopper? File this one next to the OSO bike under failed attempts.
    sales are likely quite high.

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    The spec sheet says it has a proprietary 6" wide rear rim and tire. 3" wide front rim/tire.
    Um...
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