Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.
View Poll Results: Should there be a dedicated Fatbike Forum?
Yes!
65
85.53%
No!
11
14.47%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

Vote for Fatbike Forum!

Old 12-02-17, 12:34 PM
  #1  
RecceDG
Token Canadian
Thread Starter
 
RecceDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gagetown, New Brunswick
Posts: 1,555

Bikes: Cervelo S1, Norco Faze 1 SL, Surly Big Dummy, Moose Fatbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vote for Fatbike Forum!

Per a request from a mod, he'd like to see a vote on if there should be a dedicated Fatbike Forum.

Please Vote!
RecceDG is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 12:45 PM
  #2  
HerrKaLeun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,341

Bikes: Giant Toughroad SLR1 and Motobecane Sturgis NX

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 654 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
my vote is in....
I'm afraid it is a bit late for a fatbike forum since MTBR already gave them a good home. But never too late to try
HerrKaLeun is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 01:25 PM
  #3  
FBOATSB 
Senior Member
 
FBOATSB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 1,531

Bikes: Old Schwinns

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 552 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Sure. Fat bikes are so "different" from any thing I've seen in decades I think a dedicated forum is justified.
FBOATSB is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 02:44 PM
  #4  
barber111
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Please....

Thanks Barber
barber111 is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 02:53 PM
  #5  
Pendergast
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,038
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nice idea to have a forum for true fat bikes. Plus bikes should stay in the regular mountain bike forum.
Pendergast is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 06:56 PM
  #6  
Kapusta
Cyclochondriac
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,108
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 879 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 27 Posts
Yeah, they are not real mountain bikes. Get them out of here.
Kapusta is offline  
Old 12-02-17, 08:09 PM
  #7  
Scarbo
Erik the Inveigler
 
Scarbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: The California Alps
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1310 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I voted yes. They're not my cup of tea (or ever will be); but I don't see why not.
Scarbo is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 10:57 AM
  #8  
Siu Blue Wind
BACK2ME
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,817
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1555 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Originally Posted by RecceDG View Post
Per a request from a mod, he'd like to see a vote on if there should be a dedicated Fatbike Forum.

Please Vote!
Thanks for starting this poll!

Since it seems to be growing in popularity, we were considering making it's own section! But I'd have to have a lot of interest in order to do that. So let everyone know to come on here and vote!

PS: I'm a "she"
__________________
"Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both to you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace. " ~ Dalai Lama

Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 11:00 AM
  #9  
Moose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,397
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's a no brainer...don't know why it's not already up!
Moose is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 05:34 PM
  #10  
Siu Blue Wind
BACK2ME
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 12,817
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1555 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 32 Posts
We had done a poll before about 1.5 years ago and there were maybe 3 people interested. So we didn't do it. But I do need to prove to the bosses that it's wanted. I really need more votes than this so be sure to spread the word!
__________________
"Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both to you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace. " ~ Dalai Lama

Originally Posted by making View Post
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 12-03-17 at 08:17 PM.
Siu Blue Wind is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 07:14 PM
  #11  
350htrr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada, PG BC
Posts: 3,674

Bikes: 27 speed oryx with over 39,000Km on it, 11,000Km with a BionX assist on it

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 911 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
IMO fat bikes "are" different enough to have their own separate forum title...
350htrr is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 07:53 PM
  #12  
RecceDG
Token Canadian
Thread Starter
 
RecceDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gagetown, New Brunswick
Posts: 1,555

Bikes: Cervelo S1, Norco Faze 1 SL, Surly Big Dummy, Moose Fatbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We had done a poll before about 1.5 years ago and there were maybe 3 people interested.
This poll has been up for a few hours and already has 5 times as many yes votes.

I think that's a pretty strong indicator.

Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 12-03-17 at 08:17 PM.
RecceDG is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 08:14 PM
  #13  
JonathanGennick 
Senior Member
 
JonathanGennick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Posts: 3,985

Bikes: Priority 600, Priority Continuum, Devinci Dexter

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 632 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The mountain bike forum barely gets any traffic. I don't see the need to slice and dice any finer.
JonathanGennick is offline  
Old 12-03-17, 11:06 PM
  #14  
MarcusT
Senior Member
 
MarcusT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: NE Italy
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
I really can't understand why someone would make the effort to come on this thread and vote 'no'. If they can have a forum for Fixed Gear and Fixed Gear Freestyle???
MarcusT is offline  
Old 12-04-17, 05:13 AM
  #15  
Aushiker
Senior Member
 
Aushiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Posts: 1,273

Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Salsa Mukluk, Giant Defy

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by RecceDG View Post
Per a request from a mod, he'd like to see a vote on if there should be a dedicated Fatbike Forum.

Please Vote!
Voted a big fat yes.
Aushiker is offline  
Old 12-04-17, 05:26 PM
  #16  
HerrKaLeun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 1,341

Bikes: Giant Toughroad SLR1 and Motobecane Sturgis NX

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 654 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 19 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
The mountain bike forum barely gets any traffic. I don't see the need to slice and dice any finer.
maybe there is little traffic in the specialty forums because people post MTB topics in the general forum?

I'm just picking on you.... no offense, not personal. I sometimes post in the wrong forum too. The general forum lives by a vicious cycle. Because it has more traffic, people tend to post there. Because more people post there, it has more traffic.
HerrKaLeun is offline  
Old 12-04-17, 05:44 PM
  #17  
JonathanGennick 
Senior Member
 
JonathanGennick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Munising, Michigan, USA
Posts: 3,985

Bikes: Priority 600, Priority Continuum, Devinci Dexter

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 632 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
maybe there is little traffic in the specialty forums [URL="https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1129667-mountain-biking-manhattan.html"]because people post MTB topics in the general forum?[/URL
LOL! I am so ashamed :-).

I was on a commuter bike though. So maybe the commuter forum?
JonathanGennick is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 05:21 AM
  #18  
NoControl 
Look Ma! No Hands!
 
NoControl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 1,412

Bikes: Surlys: ECR, Troll, Instigator Others: '53 Dunelt, Raleigh Twenty, Aegis Aro Svelte

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 715 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I clicked on no by mistake. Somebody slap me, please. Must be lack of enough coffee this morning.

YES! I love my fatbike!
__________________
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks" -Daniel Boone

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" -C.S. Lewis

"Sobriety sucks." -Me
NoControl is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 09:33 AM
  #19  
taz777
Senior Member
 
taz777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 845

Bikes: 5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
A phat yes from me too.

As I mentioned in another thread, what's the harm in trying out a Fat Bikes section and see how it goes for a while? I think it will be popular, particularly the pictures thread that I can envisage in my mind's eye!
taz777 is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 10:21 AM
  #20  
RecceDG
Token Canadian
Thread Starter
 
RecceDG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gagetown, New Brunswick
Posts: 1,555

Bikes: Cervelo S1, Norco Faze 1 SL, Surly Big Dummy, Moose Fatbike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Images like this?





A bike leaning against a fancy bench kicked off the Addiction thread in the 41....
RecceDG is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 11:11 AM
  #21  
DMC707
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 3,388

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 694 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
The mountain bike forum barely gets any traffic. I don't see the need to slice and dice any finer.
Very true - i voted no
DMC707 is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 12:57 PM
  #22  
revcp 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,109

Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Several years ago I thought fatbikes were just a silly niche bike, then my sister-in-law got me on one. I was seven years old again. They're just wonderful. Living here in Minnesota, it allowed me to sell my trainer and ride through the winter. Can't imagine not having one in my stable.

fat resize.jpg
__________________
Don't complain about the weather and cower in fear. It's all good weather. Just different.
revcp is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 01:38 PM
  #23  
Moose
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 1,397
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
The mountain bike forum barely gets any traffic. I don't see the need to slice and dice any finer.
Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Very true - i voted no
I disagree...the Mountain Bike forum consistently has fairly high traffic comparable to the other main topics. Fat biking would generate more interest as a sub forum than "Beach Cruisers", "Folding Bikes" or "Fixed Gear Freestyle".

I think you'd still get fat tire topics in the Mountain Bike forum where it's relevant.
Moose is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 02:08 PM
  #24  
Kapusta
Cyclochondriac
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,108
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 879 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 33 Times in 27 Posts
MTBR sliced itself into too many sub-forums, and now I find it much less useful. I don't see the point unless a sub-forum is getting so much traffic that topics get quickly buried.

If you ask me, this BF has way too many sub-forums as it is for the size of its membership.

I understand the intuitive urge behind further specialization, but unless a forum is already too busy, splitting it up makes each one less valuable. If you have a question on either board, you have now cut down the number of people who will see it.

I am curious what exactly people who want a separate Fat Bike board feel it will gain them?

But whatever, do what you want.
Kapusta is offline  
Old 12-05-17, 02:11 PM
  #25  
Hypno Toad
meh
 
Hypno Toad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Hopkins, MN
Posts: 3,581

Bikes: 17 Breezer Radar Pro; 15 Surly Pugsley; 13 Felt Z85; 11 Globe Daily; 09 Kona Dew Drop; 96 Mondonico

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 624 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by revcp View Post
Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Several years ago I thought fatbikes were just a silly niche bike, then my sister-in-law got me on one. I was seven years old again. They're just wonderful. Living here in Minnesota, it allowed me to sell my trainer and ride through the winter. Can't imagine not having one in my stable.
I'm like you, didn't plan to get one. Then we were on vacation and rented a couple fatbikes to ride on the beach. My expression sez it all:

13165921_10209608973563870_2228937595354607206_n.jpg

Lisa said we'd get his & hers fatbikes when we got home. Now, I put more damn miles on that bike, in fact, I'm going out the door for the first snowy/icy ride of the season.

IMG_20160408_093515418.jpg

BTW - I put Woodchippers on my Pugsley for gravel grinding and adventure riding

65778889-Almz16-00430.jpg
Hypno Toad is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.