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Old 08-30-22, 05:00 PM
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Malus

It's cheap (really cheap, bought it used), weak brakes, heavy, poor gearing, slow etc. I'm riding it all over, creek beds, trails, gravel I'm having a blast with it. Will be fun this winter, gives me something to ride a little with, and get outdoors in the winter months here.
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If you like it, cheap is fine.
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A bargain is a bargain, but you're right, that gearing is a thigh buster
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A bargain is a bargain, but you're right, that gearing is a thigh buster
I'll do like a 14-34, should help with the climbs.
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A fatbike is a fatbike, They're made to have fun, so have fun!!!
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Originally Posted by FREEBIRD1
I'll do like a 14-34, should help with the climbs.
The chain ring looks rather big. Maybe a 34 tooth?
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Originally Posted by MarcusT
The chain ring looks rather big. Maybe a 34 tooth?
I don't know why they made the gears so high, perhaps they thought people were going to commute with it?, I seen a guy on the trail actually riding a single speed one of these! A smaller chain ring would be nice also.
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Had plenty of fun on my Malus. It's been replaced with a better fatty, but lots of good rides on it.

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I did the 14-34 Megarange freewheel , for a cheap upgrade it really made the bike more rideable on the trail, climbs way better than the stock.
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Been looking at a used one of these. They weight 45 pounds! Is that common for a fatbike?

I look to it being a project I can upgrade.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
Been looking at a used one of these. They weight 45 pounds! Is that common for a fatbike?

I look to it being a project I can upgrade.
Fat bikes are heavier by nature. Around 30-35 lbs is common

That one is a lower level bike so inexpensive components are typically heavier.

I wouldn't upgrade a bike like that. Ride it until it dies then get a better overall bike.

You'll spend more money on upgrades over time that an entirely new bike up front.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
Been looking at a used one of these. They weight 45 pounds! Is that common for a fatbike?

I look to it being a project I can upgrade.
I rode it all over the place, winter, summer snow trails etc. It never let me down.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
. They weight 45 pounds! Is that common for a fatbike?
No. Only on cheap department store fat bikes.

My fat bike weighs 26 lbs.
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The bike shop has a carbon fiber frame fat bike - I think that's what it is. It is light as a feather. It costs $4500.
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Originally Posted by sknhgy
The bike shop has a carbon fiber frame fat bike - I think that's what it is. It is light as a feather. It costs $4500.
For a CF fatty, that's not horrible....

I'm reducing 10 lb from my ride by eliminating sugar.
(cheaper than $4500)
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Late to the party!! I thought this was 2023
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