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Brought home a Trek Farley 6

Old 10-09-14, 06:42 PM
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Brought home a Trek Farley 6

So i seen my first "fat bike" about a month ago... i literally laughed out loud... what that heck is that thing??? I had no idea there was such a thing as a "fat bike". I haven't been keeping up with biking stuff at all... so i decided to do a little research on them... dang, these sound cool... now it's been 20 plus years since i used to ride in the winter.... well, after reading up on fat bikes i've decided to try riding outside this winter.... and to buy a fat bike.... so i bought a Trek Farly 6 this week!

Took the Farley out for the first time today.... Took it to the local nature trail. Now i'm no mountain biker by any stretch. But i'm looking for ways to stay motivated so I though i would give the trail a try. The other day i took my Giant hardtail mountain bike out there and did the outer loop. It took me 41 minutes to complete. Today i took the Farley! OMG! The Farley was simply amazing to ride out there! The loop as a lot of low lying area with some pretty slippery, mucky spots. On the Giant, i felt i had to slow down or kind of skirt the edges. As i said i'm no mountain biker... I was fairly nervous in a lot of spots!

Well, today on the Farley all that changed! The stability the larger tires really inspired a lot of confidence in me! The mucky spot... i attacked them and blew right threw them! It was a completely different experience! I felt like i was really burning up the trail! And my HRM said i was getting a better work out! I felt really good! I finished up the loop and check my time.... I managed to do the loop in only 29 minutes!!! I knew i was going faster but was surprised i was able to shave that much off!

I am so impressed with the Farley. It's surprising light... the geometry seems to be spot on.... the ride quality is great... heck, i even like the really wide handlebar! LOL

Ok... some snaps from today....







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Awesome. What tire pressure? How badly do you think the bb will gum up with muck ?
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I've only seen one locally but two of the people I ride with regularly posted on facebook that they had just bought fatbikes so I'm looking forward to checking them out. They look like fun.
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Awesome. What tire pressure? How badly do you think the bb will gum up with muck ?
You know, that is one thing i didn't buy, was a good tire gauge... I will say the tires were pretty well inflated... so need to stop and buy a good gauge...

As for the BB... don't think it will be much of an issue...

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I've only seen one locally but two of the people I ride with regularly posted on facebook that they had just bought fatbikes so I'm looking forward to checking them out. They look like fun.
OMG! I had such a blast yesterday on the trail, i can't wait until i can get back out there!!! I just felt so confident out there on the Farley! And since i'm a Clydesdale, anything that makes me want to get out and ride more has got to be a good thing!!! I told the Mrs. that the Farley is probably the best bicycle purchase i have ever made... and i've made a lot of them over 20 some years...
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Monster trucking on two wheels, Love it !
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Monster trucking on two wheels, Love it !
LOL! Yep! Crushing twigs and acorns everywhere i went today!!!

Second outing with the Farley! Today's trails had a much more varied terrains, with a lot of nice little dips and climbs! The Farley just makes trail riding so enjoyable for this old fart, huge Clydesdales, that it keeps me want to go back out there! Just having a blast with this bike!

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I lifted a walmart fat bike up off the floor, the thang musta weighed 40 plus pounds,
single speed, coaster brake, no front brake at all.

$199, I almost did it, almost,

Then I saw this:



First look at Salsa?s full-suspension fat bike | Bicycle Times Magazine


One day I will own a fatty and It will prolly be that Trek U got there,,

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Originally Posted by osco53 View Post
I lifted a walmart fat bike up off the floor, the thang musta weighed 40 plus pounds,
single speed, coaster brake, no front brake at all.

$199, I almost did it, almost,

Then I saw this:



First look at Salsa?s full-suspension fat bike | Bicycle Times Magazine


One day I will own a fatty and It will prolly be that Trek U got there,,
I was riding on the local trail and normally i never see another soul out there... well, last Sunday afternoon i came across a woman hiking.... her comment as I rolled by "wow, look at that bike. I seen one JUST LIKE IT at Walmart..." I just smiled....

Wow, that Salsa look very cool!

I'm really continuing to enjoy the Farley! It is by far the most fun bike i have ever owned! I'm a roadie at heart, but i find i love just getting out and riding the trails.... as long as they aren't too hard! LOL I am a Clydesdale after all! LOL

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