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Forum: Fatbikes
04-18-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By FrozenK

Don't hold your breath for lower priced tires....

Don't hold your breath for lower priced tires. The owner of Terrene had a post on Bikerumor (I think it was Bikerumor) explaining why the tires cost what they do. It boils down to performance. You...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-12-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By FrozenK

Not necessarily. I see a lot of good, used tires...

Not necessarily. I see a lot of good, used tires come up for sale up here. Some times people didn't like winter biking and decided they don't need to keep them, some times people went with something...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-09-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,472
Posted By FrozenK

Bite the bullet, get a set of good studded tires....

Bite the bullet, get a set of good studded tires. Swap them at the end of the season. I would much rather swap tubeless tires than remove and install studs.
03-13-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By FrozenK

Try Lake 303s they come in wide last. I'm not...

Try Lake 303s they come in wide last. I'm not sure about the 404s, they may have a wide version too.

I'd also recommend trying them in person rather than order online if you have fit issues. Just...
02-19-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By FrozenK

Revelate Tangle bag, it is a half frame bag....

Revelate Tangle bag, it is a half frame bag. There are others out there, Apidura comes to mind if you are based in Europe.

If none of them fit your needs, it is time to go custom. Back in the day...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-16-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By FrozenK

There is a significant difference in diameter...

There is a significant difference in diameter between 26+ And 29+ tires. So the 29+ may not fit on the frame, or the BB may be too low with the 26+ (or too high with 29+)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

No, it is about rubber compounds and the texture...

No, it is about rubber compounds and the texture between the knobs. Tread pattern (too tight) also influences it.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-09-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

Sorry to hear they didn't work for you. As a...

Sorry to hear they didn't work for you. As a comparison, I have put well over 3,500 miles on my Dillingers and they still have all their studs. And I'm not an exception.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,414
Posted By FrozenK

I think 27.5+ or 29+ wheels would make more sense...

I think 27.5+ or 29+ wheels would make more sense for you. With 27.5+ you can swap 29r wheels, so easier to find replacements. And tires will also be cheaper.

Fatbikes are great and a lot of fun,...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,624
Posted By FrozenK

The 3" tire will be stretched out and have a low...

The 3" tire will be stretched out and have a low profile (think stanced Honda Civic). I remember back in the day people trying 2.5 or 2.8 tires on Large Marge (65mm) rims and some of them worked....
01-24-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,282
Posted By FrozenK

I've seen floor pumps with a tank to seat...

I've seen floor pumps with a tank to seat tubeless tires -I actually own the Bontrager one. But never a handump.

If you ride tubeless, you take a tube with you and use it if you get a flat. Then...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-20-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By FrozenK

Problem with clipless pedals on a fatbike is that...

Problem with clipless pedals on a fatbike is that you also have to get footwear that will keep your feet warm.

And while there are several options available now, none of them are cheap.

I...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-16-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By FrozenK

Those can be hard to find as a rim only. But yes,...

Those can be hard to find as a rim only. But yes, great option for tubeless.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By FrozenK

Try Gorilla tape (clear is lighter), red stucco...

Try Gorilla tape (clear is lighter), red stucco tape, Sun Mulefut or the Orange Seal 75mm rim tape. That may solve your problem if the issue is leaky tape. Usually, once the sealant gets between the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By FrozenK

It isn't about how deep of snow you can ride in,...

It isn't about how deep of snow you can ride in, it is about how much can you enjoy it.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By FrozenK

For the top tube rack, if the bike won't fit try...

For the top tube rack, if the bike won't fit try one of these adapters:
https://www.yakima.com/tubetop

I've used them and they work fine. They are fairly common when dealing with full suspension...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,944
Posted By FrozenK

Are we talking powder or mash potatoes? Chunder...

Are we talking powder or mash potatoes? Chunder from a snowplow? Granular stuff? Flat or slope?

No single answer on this one. I've ridden on snow deep enough to leave the pedal imprint on the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-15-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By FrozenK

Mulefüts aren't super cheap but are easy to setup...

Mulefüts aren't super cheap but are easy to setup tubeless. If you want reliable tubeless, and don't want to spend a lot of money Mulefüts are the first stop.

I have DT Swiss BR710. They require a...
01-13-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,303
Posted By FrozenK

You have a point. HTII isn't simpler than square...

You have a point. HTII isn't simpler than square taper. In my experience, external cups require less torque than square taper bottom brackets so they are easier to install. But other than that, meh,...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By FrozenK

Maybe, it will depend on how tight the tires are,...

Maybe, it will depend on how tight the tires are, and what 29+ tires we are talking about. I'd say most likely yes. Most bikes that can fit a 4.5 tire can fit a 29+ tire in the 2.5" range.

If I...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By FrozenK

You have it all wrong with the tire diameters....

You have it all wrong with the tire diameters. You don't add the tire width to the rim diameter.
A 4 inch nominal diameter tire on a 26" rim comes to about the same diameter as a regular 29r or a...
01-08-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,931
Posted By FrozenK

Yes, Gunnar makes good frames. They use (or at...

Yes, Gunnar makes good frames. They use (or at least used) wet paint rather than powdercoating so the paint is -can be more fragile than others.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-03-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By FrozenK

Yes, pressure will drop with temperature. A few...

Yes, pressure will drop with temperature. A few years ago Bontrager published a chart that estimated how much pressure would drop based on temperature change and tire volume. You may still find it...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-02-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By FrozenK

Why would I want to ride a 4.8 at 6 psi on...

Why would I want to ride a 4.8 at 6 psi on asphalt? When I were to commute on a fatbike again, I'd be running Dillinger 4s. Which aren't the fastest tire in the world, but will not slow you down...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-25-17, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

Have you tried Dillingers? Or Terrene Wazias? It...

Have you tried Dillingers? Or Terrene Wazias? It isn't that the VeeRubbers are unrideable, but there is a reason they are cheaper. Two inches of snow, depending on whether it is heavy or fluffy isn't...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-21-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By FrozenK

Have you ever ridden a fat bike?

Have you ever ridden a fat bike?
Forum: Fatbikes
12-20-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By FrozenK

Not anymore. When I got my first fat bike, back...

Not anymore. When I got my first fat bike, back in 2008 yes. There were only 30 or 50 in town (Anchorage, Alaska) But now there are thousands -no, I'm not exaggerating. So people are very used to...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-18-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By FrozenK

Average speed? On snow, depending on terrain and...

Average speed? On snow, depending on terrain and conditions it could be anywhere between 15mph and 1mph (or less).
Forum: Fatbikes
12-17-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,221
Posted By FrozenK

Blackburn Outpost HV. It ain't small, it ain't...

Blackburn Outpost HV. It ain't small, it ain't light. But it will pump a fat tire with reasonable effort.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-15-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By FrozenK

Did flat pedals for years, now using Time Atac...

Did flat pedals for years, now using Time Atac MX6. Flats work, I like clipless better. I have never had a problem unclipping. But I have had issues clipping back in after pushing in the right...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-14-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,230
Posted By FrozenK

Whatever saddle you use in the summer. Yes, you...

Whatever saddle you use in the summer. Yes, you can over-complicate things and loOK at how the foam will behave in sub-freezing conditions. But in the real world it isn't an issue.

If a saddle...
12-14-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,332
Posted By FrozenK

Similar to what I've seen here in Anchorage....

Similar to what I've seen here in Anchorage. Every mountain bike trail sees opposition from people who just don't want bicycles on trails.

Up here the latest argument against them is bear safety....
Forum: Fatbikes
12-14-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By FrozenK

What Hypnotoad said. I never used anything other...

What Hypnotoad said. I never used anything other than standard 2.4/2.6 tubes. Including on 4.5 inch tires.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

Any time there is ice -or you may run into it. ...

Any time there is ice -or you may run into it. On snow, studs will do nothing for you. But, when you run into frozen overflow, a patch of ice, or a frozen lake. Studs will save your ass.

The...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-12-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

High rolling resistance. Poor performance...

High rolling resistance. Poor performance (traction) on snow. He colder it gets the worse they'll perform.

I live in Anchorage, I think there are more fat bikes per capita than anywhere else. You...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-11-17, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,542
Posted By FrozenK

There is a reason they are cheap. They are not a...

There is a reason they are cheap. They are not a good tire.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-11-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By FrozenK

Jumbo Jims are good all around tires. If you need...

Jumbo Jims are good all around tires. If you need studded tires Dillingers rule. Yes, they are expensive. There is a reason for that. Second to Dillinger are Terrene Wazias. Good tire, a bit cheaper...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-11-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,950
Posted By FrozenK

I live in Anchorage. Hard not to own one here.

I live in Anchorage. Hard not to own one here.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-11-17, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,630
Posted By FrozenK

Tubeless. If your wheels can be set up tubeless,...

Tubeless. If your wheels can be set up tubeless, do it. If they can't be set up tubeless, it is time to upgrade.
12-11-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,745
Posted By FrozenK

You can get a Shimano XT 11spd cassette for about...

You can get a Shimano XT 11spd cassette for about the same price as a SRAM NX. The Shimano XT will be lighter -about 130grams (1/4lb). The shifting will be fine. Going Shimano also gives you the...
12-11-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By FrozenK

On top of lacking one pad adjustment knob on the...

On top of lacking one pad adjustment knob on the caliper, BB5s use a smaller brake pad than BB7s. So you will not get the same performance out of them as you would with BB7s. Given the real world...
12-09-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,174
Posted By FrozenK

I have a friend that can tell you how suddenly a...

I have a friend that can tell you how suddenly a steel fork will break. I have also seen plenty of metal parts snap without warning (including handlebars)

Steel will bend if the failure is caused...
12-08-17, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By FrozenK

If it is icy, studded tires are the solution. You...

If it is icy, studded tires are the solution. You can mess around with pressure but even a flat tire will slip under you on ice.
12-05-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
Posted By FrozenK

This.^^^^ Go big or go home.

This.^^^^

Go big or go home.
12-05-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
Posted By FrozenK

Magic Shine and similar lights are great. Until...

Magic Shine and similar lights are great. Until the battery catches on fire while charging. Won't happen to all of them, but be aware that it has been an issue.

I have a Dinotte XML-3 that I'm...
12-03-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By FrozenK

Getting a "brain freeze" (the same headache you...

Getting a "brain freeze" (the same headache you get when you gulp a slushy) isn't uncommon in the winter. The windchill effect of the air goig throigh the helmet vents will do it.In he case of the...
11-22-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,781
Posted By FrozenK

I don't use cages in the winter. I put the...

I don't use cages in the winter. I put the bottles most often inside the frame bag. I mostly rely on bottles for rides under two hours. The upside down trick has worked/helped so far.

Camelbaks...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,479
Posted By FrozenK

Actually, given the cutouts on many fat bike...

Actually, given the cutouts on many fat bike rims, drilling a bigger hole may not be a good idea. I would definitely not want to expand the hole on my DTSwiss rims (and void the warranty while I'm at...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-20-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,479
Posted By FrozenK

Stan makes Schrader valves that thread into the...

Stan makes Schrader valves that thread into the rim and have a removable core. They are the only ones I know of. I also don't know why anybody would go Schrader over presta, but I'm sure someone will...
11-17-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,781
Posted By FrozenK

I have a frame bag, so bottle stays there. Or I...

I have a frame bag, so bottle stays there. Or I use a Revelate Feedbag. But yes, keeping a bottle upside down will help with frost forming on the mouthpiece. I guess it'd be harder to do with a...
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