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Old 06-02-20, 06:42 PM
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Fatty single speed

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fat tire single speed anyone riding one.
i need new mtb but not high end fancy bike just wanna ride single track.
curious if worthy.
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Old 06-02-20, 07:57 PM
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You'll need a frame with sliding dropouts. Luckily many choices out there but SS on 4-5" tires is hard work. What's your price range?
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Unless you plan some monster workout. I recommend gears.
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Old 06-02-20, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
You'll need a frame with sliding dropouts. Luckily many choices out there but SS on 4-5" tires is hard work. What's your price range?
not even sure what they cost.
$700.00
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Old 06-03-20, 12:21 AM
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I have a ss fg and a fat bike but couldn't see combining the two. Turning the tires would get old fast. I could see a ss mtb with 2 - 2.5 tires though. An old school rigid 26r 1985 - 1995 era would be cheap to build as well. There are some good quality light frames out there.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
not even sure what they cost.
$700.00
Here's a heck of a deal for frame/fork.
Almost new and sliders too, if the size fits...
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2775708/
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in your hood
take off the gears, break the chain and keep the rear D as a tensioner
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2790673/
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
in your hood
take off the gears, break the chain and keep the rear D as a tensioner
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2790673/

That's what I've got.

Great bike but, again, I couldn't imagine riding it single track SS. One would be too limited in range unless the trails were mainly flat. I've got 36/22 x 11-40 and use the full range just doing the local trail system I can ride to from my house.


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Old 06-03-20, 12:19 PM
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I built my Pugsley as an SS at first. I decided that a fatbike is the style that needs gears. I have had a Nuvince 360 CVT hub on it for a few years now. I ran it as a 1x9 until I accidentally tore the deraillier hanger off it on a rock.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
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fat tire single speed anyone riding one.
i need new mtb but not high end fancy bike just wanna ride single track.
curious if worthy.
At price range you are going to be needing to buy a complete bike. I seriously doubt you will find a complete SS build, so look at buying a geared complete and do a conversion.

Best if you can find a frame with sliding dropouts, but I really doubt any $700 completes come with that.

If you can find a used Surly, many of them have sliding dropouts (my Wednesday does).
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At price range you are going to be needing to buy a complete bike. I seriously doubt you will find a complete SS build, so look at buying a geared complete and do a conversion.

Best if you can find a frame with sliding dropouts, but I really doubt any $700 completes come with that.

If you can find a used Surly, many of them have sliding dropouts (my Wednesday does).
i was ghinking SS is cheaper but it is not. weird. i know a guy who rides a carver fatty but races it. guy is a beast goes any where and fast.
nj has great trails but rocky. he glides over ****.
love it vs. full suspension. lighter things to break.
but i lack the $$$
going ss was in theory the low cost answer.
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