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Old 01-26-18, 10:32 AM
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boy there sure is a big range in prices. hardly anyone lists the bike size, meaning medium or large, etc. there's one that's a single speed, that's gotta be brutal. there are some very high end aka expensive units aka over $1K, a bunch in the $500 range give or take a cpl hundred, mostly over. but there are a few priced real low, like only $100-$200. those must be frauds or box store bikes or kids sizes
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fairly typical for CL IMHO. I see the same bikes a year later because no one buys them at the price.

Fatbikes are a new segment, so not many used options. adn the technology is still developing, so used ones likely are way inferior (170mm QR, no tubeless rims etc.). I ended up buying the Sturgis NX from BD and that was several hundred $ cheaper as a new bike than what people asked for used Fatboy etc. that only had 1x10 drivetrain and QR, and cup/cone bearings (and who knows what they went through, fatbikes tend to get dragged through terrible terrain). not even talking about the fact that even if you find a good deal, it likely is not the size you want.
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Really depends on the location.

I live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Used fat bikes are plentiful here, and there are many good deals. People almost always list the size, but if they don't, you can text, call or email them. Facebook sites here are actually better for bikes than CL.
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Originally Posted by revcp
I live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Used fat bikes are plentiful here, and there are many good deals. People almost always list the size, but if they don't, you can text, call or email them. Facebook sites here are actually better for bikes than CL.


https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...467832581.html

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...468248261.html

only problem, after paying for the bike, I'd be out of gas money ...
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https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...467832581.html

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/r...468248261.html

only problem, after paying for the bike, I'd be out of gas money ...
Those are decent prices, but your could do a bit better, especially if you find something you like and let it sit fallow a bit before making an offer. You can get a used intro Fatbike (Moto, Framed, etc) for $500-$600, a very good mid range in quality for $1,000 (Salsa, Surly, etc.). Carbon frames and wheelset bikes can be had for $1500--$2000.
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I'll keep my eye open, google maps says it only 1,376 miles, 21h 12min by car
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Yeah, I bought new because I couldn't find anything on CL. Lots of cheap big box store bikes (half with gas motors attached), some years old beat up stuff asking nearly new prices, and anything decent and priced reasonable was snapped up in hours of posting. As someone above alluded to, they just aren't common enough in most locales to have a good used market.

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only problem, after paying for the bike, I'd be out of gas money ...
You shouldn't need gas money if you have a bike
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Originally Posted by jefnvk
You shouldn't need gas money if you have a bike
haha

The Fat Bikes That Toured 1,200 Miles

https://gearjunkie.com/fat-bike-touring-setup
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
haha

The Fat Bikes That Toured 1,200 Miles

https://gearjunkie.com/fat-bike-touring-setup
Holy crap, I'm impressed to find out they make dynos for fatties! I imagine mine will get to some sort of trip before long, though!
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