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Old 10-19-17, 12:25 PM
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Fat bike or not??

Hi Guys,
I'm toying with the idea of buying a Fat bike. In addition to my Specialised hybrid.
Any thoughts?
Cheers Julian
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Old 10-19-17, 01:05 PM
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What do you want it for?
Fat Bikes are considerably better on some surfaces and pointless/worse on others.
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Old 10-20-17, 10:54 AM
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What @dabac said
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Old 10-20-17, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
What do you want it for?
Fat Bikes are considerably better on some surfaces and pointless/worse on others.
Worse? Hmm, Depends what the op is looking for. Max traction, oodles of fun? Yes. Snow and sand, Yes. All around year 'round riding, works for me. Weighs less than my 29er full sus, yes.
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Old 10-20-17, 03:24 PM
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Worse? Hmm, Depends what the op is looking for. Max traction, oodles of fun? Yes. Snow and sand, Yes. All around year 'round riding, works for me. Weighs less than my 29er full sus, yes.

Well, at least I would consider a Fat Bike worse or pointless for a ride that never left the tarmac.
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Old 10-21-17, 07:49 PM
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Worse? Hmm, Depends what the op is looking for. Max traction, oodles of fun? Yes. Snow and sand, Yes. All around year 'round riding, works for me. Weighs less than my 29er full sus, yes.
What fatty are you riding that weighs less than your 29er FS? That's impressive.
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What fatty are you riding that weighs less than your 29er FS? That's impressive.
Not impressive at all really. Especially if you throw on some carbon bits and set it up tubeless.
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Old 10-23-17, 10:14 AM
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What fatty are you riding that weighs less than your 29er FS? That's impressive.
2015 Farley 8, tubeless, jackalope rims, 80 mm singlewall. The tube weighed 1 lb apiece. 1x11 drivetrain. 4'tires. The 2013 Spec eduro, mostly stock, new front wheel. beefy tires for rock and chunk.
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Old 10-23-17, 12:47 PM
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Without doing a search. What is a Fat Bike?
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Old 10-24-17, 07:09 AM
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Silly question. The only logical answer is N+1
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Old 10-24-17, 07:16 AM
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I had one for a while. It was loads of fun. Taking it to the beach with my Lab was a blast. Sometimes I wish I had it still.
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Old 10-25-17, 09:51 AM
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Check and Ride

I love my fat bike... I take it out on just about every other ride. I'm about to start working on trials with it as well.
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Old 10-27-17, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by UtahRider View Post
Without doing a search. What is a Fat Bike?
You could have searched on google as fast as you typed this question.
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