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Old 03-28-19, 09:40 AM
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Annual maintence

All right fellow fat bikers, what are your annual maintenance costs?

I use my fat bike exclusively for winter cycling, so I would expect some harsh conditions. Last year I spent $180 on a rusted bottom bracket. After this winter, I'm looking at $300+ to replace the drivetrain (chain ring, cassette and chain) because the shop said the teeth have shark-toothed.

I never had experienced these types of costs before and I had been riding a 1979 10-speed Sekini since I bought it new.
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Old 03-28-19, 10:56 AM
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My annual costs are chain oil since I only ride on groomed trails. So about $6

If you are are spending that kind of money on maintenance you must be riding your fat bike in salty road conditions. Do yourself a favor and buy a throw away Walmart fatbike. It will cost less than what you are spending to replace drivetrain and bottom bracket components on your current bike.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoo...Black/55456516

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Old 03-28-19, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
All right fellow fat bikers, what are your annual maintenance costs?

I use my fat bike exclusively for winter cycling, so I would expect some harsh conditions. Last year I spent $180 on a rusted bottom bracket. After this winter, I'm looking at $300+ to replace the drivetrain (chain ring, cassette and chain) because the shop said the teeth have shark-toothed.

I never had experienced these types of costs before and I had been riding a 1979 10-speed Sekini since I bought it new.
What BB cost $180? Mine came with a Raceface BB that still works well and that is a $40 BB.
And how many miles do you have that you need to replace the entire drivetrain? Do you maintain it and replace chain at 0.5%? And at that cost it must be GX Eagle.

I'm just confused..... either you ride A LOT and very rough, or something is wrong

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Old 03-28-19, 11:12 PM
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Never had a problem with rust. Only the chain, but after-ride maintenance will avoid that.
What fat bike do you have?
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Old 03-29-19, 07:28 AM
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My guess is he is riding it on salty winter roads.

Chains and the rest of the drivetrain don't rust from riding it on groomed fat bike trails.
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