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  1. #876
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    I find myself riding the Fatty more than my hardtail (when not on one of the squishy bikes) so am in the process of thinning the herd.

    Putting all the nicer bits on the Fatty, have a work buddy roadie who want a deal on a mtb. He's already committed to buying the resulting hardtail build.

    Then that money will get used for a 27.5+ wheel/tire setup for the Fatty non-snow times!
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  2. #877
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    I find myself riding the Fatty more than my hardtail (when not on one of the squishy bikes) so am in the process of thinning the herd.

    Putting all the nicer bits on the Fatty, have a work buddy roadie who want a deal on a mtb. He's already committed to buying the resulting hardtail build.

    Then that money will get used for a 27.5+ wheel/tire setup for the Fatty non-snow times!
    Yeah that's what happened to me too. This year it's been all about the plus bike. Let me know when you're ready for that set of plus wheels, these are pretty kickass https://www.dirtcomponents.com/produ...-industry-nine They are available with other hubs so don't have to be quite that pricey and the house brand hubs will be available soon which should bring the price down under $1300.

  3. #878
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Yeah that's what happened to me too. This year it's been all about the plus bike. Let me know when you're ready for that set of plus wheels, these are pretty kickass https://www.dirtcomponents.com/produ...-industry-nine They are available with other hubs so don't have to be quite that pricey and the house brand hubs will be available soon which should bring the price down under $1300.
    Hahaha!

    I like you dude, but there's no way in hell I'm paying that much for a set of wheels on ANY of my bikes. Let alone the one that gets the least mileage!

    Already have the new wheel steeze incoming anyhow, but thanks.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  4. #879
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    Whatever, they're nice wheels and I know you like nice stuff...

  5. #880
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Whatever, they're nice wheels and I know you like nice stuff...
    That's still about twice what I've spent on my most expensive wheelset to date!

    Got a Hope hub/AM Classic 3834 rim setup coming. Meets the needs of this particular bike, my riding, and my budget quite nicely.
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  6. #881
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    Starting a new job which is located almost a mile from my house. Figured a cheap fat bike might be a great winter commuter, any thoughts on why spending barely $500 on this from BikesDirect.com won't work fine? [other than the standard BikesDirect warnings/issues/etc] Thanks-
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

  7. #882
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    That bike would work fine. The green one since red is not an option.

  8. #883
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    Decent looking rig Tye. The last thing I need right now is another bike. That said I will be writing a check to a friend to buy his used Salsa Fatty. You really never have too many bikes, just not enough time.

    BTW, this new Job. Did you leave the old employer or just switch venues?

  9. #884
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    Downhill Fat Biking.

  10. #885
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    How come you guys only ride fatties in the winter?

    I ride my fat tire bike 12 months of the year...never on the road or gravel track, only off-road.

    Fatties are absolutely phenomenal for slow off-trail riding in ridiculously gnarly stuff like skidder tracks, etc. It's like riding a monster truck. No hopping over logs needed...you just ride over them like an escalator.

    You guys are missing out on a lot of fun not riding your fatties in the summer. I can't even find this thread in the summer.

    I don't understand hipsters that ride their fatties on the road, though...that is full-on retarded.

  11. #886
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskan Rover View Post
    How come you guys only ride fatties in the winter?

    I ride my fat tire bike 12 months of the year...never on the road or gravel track, only off-road.

    Fatties are absolutely phenomenal for slow off-trail riding in ridiculously gnarly stuff like skidder tracks, etc. It's like riding a monster truck. No hopping over logs needed...you just ride over them like an escalator.

    You guys are missing out on a lot of fun not riding your fatties in the summer. I can't even find this thread in the summer.

    I don't understand hipsters that ride their fatties on the road, though...that is full-on retarded.
    Cool Story, Bro. We've all ridden our fat bikes in the summer. We're also smart enough to realize that there's the right tool for the right job. Sometimes suspension is fun too.

    In other news, 1st weekend of the season on the fatbike. I forgot how much this shit is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YourMomJustCalled View Post
    Cool Story, Bro. We've all ridden our fat bikes in the summer. We're also smart enough to realize that there's the right tool for the right job. Sometimes suspension is fun too.
    What wheels are you running on that?
    Fatties are betterer with suspension Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe those hipsters riding on the road, only have one bike?
    Silly, I know.

  14. #889
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    I would have done this sooner.

    Got a 27.5+ wheelset done up for the Wozo, and am selling off the "regular" hardtail. Thins the heard/gains valuable space in my tiny garage this way.


    Hope hubs, AmClassic 3834 rim, Wheelsmith DB spokes and red alloy nips. Magic Mary 2.8 front/Nobby Nic 2.6 rear. Two wraps of tape, both aired up and stayed just fine for ~10mile rooty/rocky shakedown cruise yesterday.





    Bike is roughly 2.5# lighter than with the fat wheels. While fun and decently fast that way, on non-sloppy/snow/ice days, it'll get ridden way more this way!



    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    What wheels are you running on that?
    Fatties are betterer with suspension Click image for larger version. 

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    They're Carbonspeeds 80mm.

    As for suspension, meh. Not really necessary here and I'm a glutton for punishment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by YourMomJustCalled View Post
    They're Carbonspeeds 80mm.

    As for suspension, meh. Not really necessary here and I'm a glutton for punishment.
    Cool, I'll have to look into those. I like my 82mm Thumpers

    Necessary? I guess not but smoother is nice on the old body.

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    Noob question - any fat bikes - 26, B, or 29 - that can accommodate regular 29" wheels? Looking for a swiss army knife i guess...

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    ^^ Many of the ones that can handle 4.6 tires can BUT keep in mind that it will be a 170/177 or 190/197 hub so you won't just be able to take the wheels from your current 29er and put them on, you will need new wheels with the right hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    ^^ Many of the ones that can handle 4.6 tires can BUT keep in mind that it will be a 170/177 or 190/197 hub so you won't just be able to take the wheels from your current 29er and put them on, you will need new wheels with the right hubs.
    Copy that. Thanks.

    I really like what scrub has done, utilizing a single frame for fat and plus duty. The idea of a single hardtail frame and two wheelsets to handle a variety of conditions is pretty appealing.

  20. #895
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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    I like my 82mm Thumpers
    Me too. Best thing I've done with the fatty is add the Thumpers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyshredder View Post
    If you're not standing on the fucking traverse with your thumb up your ass you wont get checked.

    dumbfuck.

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