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Old 03-21-19, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Dschmale View Post
I'd probably rephrase this question because one bike will never suit all your needs ideally. I'd ask, "If you had to spend good money on only one bike, would it be a fat bike?" In that case, absolutely. Relatively efficient roadies, for brewery cruises and such, can be had for cheap. The fat-bike does everything else well and you tend to get more as you spend more, relative to a road/gravel/hybrid.
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If I could only spend a ton on one bike, it would be on a FS (non-fat, non-plus) mountain bike. Give me a $4K MTB and I can easily find another $2K worth of stuff I want and would completely appreciate the difference.

OTOH, $1500 has gotten me just about all the Fat bike I really feel like I want/need, including a dropper post. That might start to push $1,800 once I get new/lighter tires and replace the bar. Of course, the reason I don't feel the need to trick out the fat bike too much is that I have a much nicer FS MTB for non-winter A-game riding. I don't really care if the fatty is heavy, I'm not going all that fast in the snow and slop I bought it for, anyway.
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Old 05-15-19, 09:44 PM
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It really depends on your biking lifestyle. A fatty is #5 based on the number of miles I put on the bikes I own / ride.

1. CX
2. IGH Hybrid w/ rack, panniers
3. Road bike
4. Full sus MTB
5. FATTY!!!
6. Fixie
7. Vintage steel
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Old 05-15-19, 10:55 PM
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In the USA I strictly ride road bikes, but when living/working in the Philippines I split riding duties between my carbon Muluk and Marin Four Corners Elite. My rides are usually on mixed surfaces and having chubby tires is a bonus. I could have done fine with a full suspension MTB, but where is the fun in that. For me the fatty is kind of a novelty/indulgence, but it sure puts a smile on my face and gets a lot of smiles as I roar by on Dillinger 5s. Moreover, my ability to get much of a workout riding the crowded, rough streets of Manila is limited, but the added rolling resistance of the fatty truly gives me a good workout in a shorter distance.
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Old 05-16-19, 04:42 PM
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I only get one bike, but I live an hour West of Las Vegas and ride open desert, washes and the like so a fatty is it for me!
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Old 05-16-19, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by flieger View Post
I only get one bike, but I live an hour West of Las Vegas and ride open desert, washes and the like so a fatty is it for me!
I am from the Reno/Carson City and never contemplated a fat bike for that area - plenty of snow in the winter too. Thanks for planting that seed.
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Old 05-19-19, 09:29 AM
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This is less than two miles from the house:

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Old 05-20-19, 08:35 PM
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This is less than two miles from the house:

You have plenty of riding right out your back door. Awesome.
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