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Uh Oh! I bought a fat bike!

Old 06-15-16, 09:33 PM
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Uh Oh! I bought a fat bike!

So I'm a roadie, right? Miles on the road is what I'm all about. Never had the slightest interest in Mountain biking. But 6 months or so ago I was watching some guy having a blast on the beach in the snow on a fat bike. My interest was piqued, and I did some research...long story short, I just bought a fat bike! I've also convinced my girlfriend to get one for herself and the boys so we can ride together. She's too nervous a person to ride on the road, and thinks mountain bikes are "too dangerous". I convinced her that fat bikes are slower, and therefore safer...

Now, for the most part, I only wanted a fat bike for winter, and to take the occasional ramble on the beach, but I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, it will get more use than that.

I pick it up tomorrow!
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Check out Old Man, Fat Bike on YouTube. It's a hoot. Kinda makes me want one.

His first video is mostly doing wheelies on flat gravel, but he quickly begins to develop his own style and branding, including some funny intros and blooper reels.
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What fat bike did you get?
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I love my fat bike. I'm certain you're going to enjoy yours, they really are fun to ride.
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Old 06-16-16, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RonH
What fat bike did you get?
I got a Scott Big Jon. I was researching fat bikes, and was thinking I'd go the BD route, but then I read about the Big Jon, and it seemed like the best bang for the buck for something I could find in a store, and also got really good reviews for handling. Scott has sold out the model year in mediums, so I was despairing Of finding one at all. Then I saw new one on eBay for $600 under list and it turned out the store selling it was pretty local to me, so I saved on shipping and tax, too! I'm going good to go pick it up today, and I can't wait!

The GF and boys are going to get BD fat bikes.
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I got a Framed Minnesota Fat bike in Feb. Although I prefer road at my age I have a blast on the fat bike in the snow, on the trails and my favorite on the beach. yes I know the salt will eat it up on the beach but I rinse it well and am used to dealing with corrosion from the salt. My wife thought I was a complete idiot until.........she rode it. Says it reminds her of the big old Cutlass I used to drive just plods smoothly along.

All it does is put a big smile on my face as its just plane fun!
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you're gonna go to hell!
oh no! Too late!
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Originally Posted by Outnumbered
I got a Framed Minnesota Fat bike in Feb. Although I prefer road at my age I have a blast on the fat bike in the snow, on the trails and my favorite on the beach. yes I know the salt will eat it up on the beach but I rinse it well and am used to dealing with corrosion from the salt. My wife thought I was a complete idiot until.........she rode it. Says it reminds her of the big old Cutlass I used to drive just plods smoothly along.

All it does is put a big smile on my face as its just plane fun!
I just took it out for a buzz around the neighborhood, jumping over curbs and Scaring dog walkers. Such fun! My GF came home and wanted to ride it, so I dropped the saddle a little and she rode around our culdesac a bit. At first she was a little scared ( I mentioned she rather a nervous person) but after she got used to it, she didn't want to give it back! Then I went out and bought some ergo locking grips for it, and that just made it even better! This is going to be a blast!

It was raining for most of the day, anyway, so I wasn't going to get any decent time on my bike. Perfect day to get a new bike set up!
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Originally Posted by canklecat
Check out Old Man, Fat Bike on YouTube. It's a hoot...
Quite a few takes I thought were slow mo were actually normal speed and he was just riding that slowly. Cute Lab, horrible brake honk.
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Originally Posted by Wheever
So I'm a roadie, right? Miles on the road is what I'm all about. Never had the slightest interest in Mountain biking. But 6 months or so ago I was watching some guy having a blast on the beach in the snow on a fat bike. My interest was piqued, and I did some research...long story short, I just bought a fat bike! I've also convinced my girlfriend to get one for herself and the boys so we can ride together. She's too nervous a person to ride on the road, and thinks mountain bikes are "too dangerous". I convinced her that fat bikes are slower, and therefore safer...

Now, for the most part, I only wanted a fat bike for winter, and to take the occasional ramble on the beach, but I'm thinking that maybe, just maybe, it will get more use than that.

I pick it up tomorrow!
Smiles for miles and miles! Enjoy!

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Please stop showing pictures of snow. It's really freaking me out.
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I bought a fatbike last fall and rode it all winter. Rode on the beach until the snow came then road it on all the (now) snowmobile trails that used to be bike trails. Had a blast. Unexpected benefit was much improved conditioning when I got the road bike out in the spring.

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I have a fat bike and just enjoy riding around my neighborhood. Get a lot of compliments.
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I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my blasphemy!
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Originally Posted by Wheever
I'm glad to see I'm not alone in my blasphemy!
Okay...I admit to owning and often happily riding a 21d Townie. But that's as far as I'm goin' with this.
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Pics or it didn't happen!
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They are fun but sure are heavy on the hills. With the winter we had, I never even had mine out.



Couple of years ago

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