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Old 08-12-2014, 08:13 PM   #1906
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Any Mountain Bikers?

When it is sub-freezing I wear a pair of Mountain Hardware Epic gloves.

I've had these gloves for years - love 'em. They are very thin yet they've kept me warm snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountainbiking, etc.



15 below or so on this day:





I don't know if they make them anymore but they surely make an equivalent of some sort


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Old 08-12-2014, 08:52 PM   #1907
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I'm stopping by the local Surly dealer later this week to take a look-see at the options. I am making sure that I don't bring a truck (with awesome rack setup) or any vehicle that I may be able to leave the store with a bike.

Having said that, who has the best valued fat-bike out there right now?
Friend of mine is the importer for Singular cycles, think their fat bike is called Puffin or something?

https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoSpecialityVelo

And another friend of mine is involved with these guys....local fat bike co.

https://www.facebook.com/BorealisBikes



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Old 08-12-2014, 09:35 PM   #1908
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nice Rack

Check these guys out for fat bike racks if you were looking to get into the Fatbike world- no affiliation w/them. Seems pricey, but well designed and easy to use.....

http://www.1upusa.com/
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:05 PM   #1909
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I'm stopping by the local Surly dealer later this week to take a look-see at the options. I am making sure that I don't bring a truck (with awesome rack setup) or any vehicle that I may be able to leave the store with a bike.

Having said that, who has the best valued fat-bike out there right now?
The framed 2.0 seems to get pretty good reviews.

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:10 PM   #1910
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And another friend of mine is involved with these guys....local fat bike co.
https://www.facebook.com/BorealisBikes
The Borealis Echo looks like a great fat bike... But as with many of the newest generation fat bikes, somewhat eye-popping prices! I'd take one in a second at trade-discount pricing though...

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:13 PM   #1911
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I got a chance to ride my friends fat bike the other day. I want one bad!

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:40 AM   #1912
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looks like you'd be better off with a unicycle
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:24 PM   #1913
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The Borealis Echo looks like a great fat bike... But as with many of the newest generation fat bikes, somewhat eye-popping prices! I'd take one in a second at trade-discount pricing though...

+1

have you been following the chinese carbon fatbike thread on mtbr?
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:26 PM   #1914
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I got a chance to ride my friends fat bike the other day. I want one bad!

That photo is awesome.. the lens compression makes you look taller than a 10 foot high van

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Old 08-13-2014, 02:41 PM   #1915
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That photo is awesome.. the lens compression makes you look taller than a 10 foot high van

That ins't lens compression OMI is built like a tree.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #1916
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have you been following the chinese carbon fatbike thread on mtbr?
Speaking of MTBR, I just noticed this article on 'awesome bike haulers'... Noticed your sprinter on page 4.

A couple of other cool haulers as well...
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:50 PM   #1917
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I hadn't seen that.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:30 AM   #1918
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So I set an arbitrary goal of "100 days with a ride" for the year...
Headed out now for my 50th session.

I'm way behind!
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:15 PM   #1919
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Beautiful day out there!

Took advantage of an early start to ride down low before the heat arrived

So far digging the 140 - I actually like the geometry better this way
Amazing the difference a degree or two makes.

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Old 08-14-2014, 01:48 PM   #1920
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Beautiful day out there!

Took advantage of an early start to ride down low before the heat arrived

So far digging the 140 - I actually like the geometry better this way
Amazing the difference a degree or two makes.
Even up really steep with switchbacks in the saddle? I have to do a few more rides but as of now I can't imagine that I will not be going back to 140mm very soon. I noticed a slight improvement uphill only on granny steep with 120 but noticeable negative on downhill on slow drops and faster speeds. Still testing but everyone seems to think that my frame is too slack to go 140 but I am no XC racer I care more about confidence downhill than super steep uphill anyway. I am experimenting with spacers as well so it is taking me longer to sort it all out. I should just do a favorite short trail over and over on the same day it might be easier. Just curious why did you start at 120mm?
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