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Old 02-11-18, 08:34 PM   #1
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I'm slow

I mean, I'm slow anyway, but the Pugs is s...l...o...w...

Granted, it's single speed, but I'm thrashing pretty hard to hold about 12-13 mph on the paths. Maybe that's generous.

(I'm not that slow...I'm a strong/slightly above average guy on the road.)
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1 gear? Hmm. Running tubeless? Tires used? 1x10 might be fasterer. YRMV
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dont think in terms of bike speed, think FATBike speed. According to FATBike speed you are hauling ass.
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I can't imagine why...

On the bike path a few months ago, I passed a fat bike. It would nearly pop a wheelie taking off from every stop light... and I could barely keep ahead of it at about 22 MPH.
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I mean, I'm slow anyway, but the Pugs is s...l...o...w...

Granted, it's single speed, but I'm thrashing pretty hard to hold about 12-13 mph on the paths. Maybe that's generous.

(I'm not that slow...I'm a strong/slightly above average guy on the road.)
12mph is slow? My average speed is usually 10km/h (6mph).
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12mph is slow? My average speed is usually 10km/h (6mph).
On the path, or around town. If I'm trundling off road in snow, or some other proper fat bike activity, I'm probably closer to 6 mph too.
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What tire pressure are you running?. It changes from road to trail to off trail
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I felt pretty slow on hard packed two-track initially. I found that changing to tubeless and mounting Schwalbe Jumbo Jims (4.0 & Snakeskin) made a world of difference. There is some data available on rolling resistance of various fatbike tires here.

I suspect some will question why one would worry about the rolling resistance of a tire that is inherently hard to spin. For me a saved watt is a saved watt and I'll take 'em where I can get 'em!

Of course the real improvement came when I bought a pair of "fair weather" 27.5+ rims and mounted 3.0 Rocket Rons.

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