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Old 11-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #1996
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Hey Gummee! Did you know fatbiking is lots of FUN?

Just in case ya didn't know.......
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #1997
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Hey Gummee! Did you know fatbiking is lots of FUN?

Just in case ya didn't know.......
I really don't know anything about "fat bikes," so please let me know what makes them so much fun. They do look fun, but I'm curious about the riding experience.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #1998
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Hey, will those tires make my ass look smaller?



( If you guys have been/are married you know that there is no correct answer to that question.)
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:40 AM   #1999
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Hey Gummee! Did you know fatbiking is lots of FUN?

Just in case ya didn't know.......
Screw both y'all.

...ALL I need is something else to after.



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Oh, and I'm not serious. If I were still in Tucson, I'd probably already own one! ...and HappyRiding: black is slimming. So big ole fat tires WILL make anyone's ass look smaller. guaranteed
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #2000
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Here is why I LOVE them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5uMj...ature=youtu.be

http://vimeo.com/36150129

Sorry about not imbedding.... I have issues.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #2001
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This is my new winter, wet day, commuter, cyclocross rig.

I'm pretty stoked.





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Old 11-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #2002
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I really don't know anything about "fat bikes," so please let me know what makes them so much fun. They do look fun, but I'm curious about the riding experience.
Well, imagine a mountain bike - that rides across loose sand like it's a sidewalk.
An MTB that turns every arroyo/sandwash/beach into a trail.
An MTB that has so much traction that you can climb up things that were too loose for your "skinny" tire bike.
The fatter tires are also taller, so even tho they are on "26" rims, they are the height of a "29" which gives you all the "rollover" advantages too.

That's the positive basics. It is an MTB and rides like one - but opens up new possibilities. The first time I rode one into a known "way too soft to ride w/o serious momentum and proper weight shift" spot without even trying - the grin went permanent. I then proceeded to stay and play in that spot for a while!

Are they for everyone? Not really.
They are heavier, but not crazy heavier.
They are slower -at least on smooth hardpack - but not by much and they are infinitely faster on soft loose stuff that a regular bike can't ride.
They do steer differently - your first fast corner is strange, but by the second ride I couldn't tell anymore. Mostly it's the width of the tread and how it grips as you lean it over.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #2003
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Well, imagine a mountain bike - that rides across loose sand like it's a sidewalk.
An MTB that turns every arroyo/sandwash/beach into a trail.
An MTB that has so much traction that you can climb up things that were too loose for your "skinny" tire bike.
The fatter tires are also taller, so even tho they are on "26" rims, they are the height of a "29" which gives you all the "rollover" advantages too.

That's the positive basics. It is an MTB and rides like one - but opens up new possibilities. The first time I rode one into a known "way too soft to ride w/o serious momentum and proper weight shift" spot without even trying - the grin went permanent. I then proceeded to stay and play in that spot for a while!

Are they for everyone? Not really.
They are heavier, but not crazy heavier.
They are slower -at least on smooth hardpack - but not by much and they are infinitely faster on soft loose stuff that a regular bike can't ride.
They do steer differently - your first fast corner is strange, but by the second ride I couldn't tell anymore. Mostly it's the width of the tread and how it grips as you lean it over.
Amen..
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:21 PM   #2004
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Yep, got mine for winter cycling. I sink less than a skate skier. I've been commuting to work daily the last 5yrs.

I started on a Pugsley about 6yrs ago. My brother has it now for his commuting. I've only had to get off and push to or from work a few times for a total of about a mile in the 5yrs of daily riding.

Besides floatation, the fat tires are great for shock absorption on rough trails and they track really well thru the loose stuff autos create on side streets or the stuff road graders throw onto the sidewalks. I vary tire pressure a LOT depending on riding conditions and I think the granular snow contributes to a lessening of the rolling resistance.



I'm friends with the owners/designers of both 9:ZERO:7 (our area code) and Fatback but went with a Fatback to "keep it in the neighborhood" sorta speak. I dropped about 8lbs over the old Pugs. The newer Pugsleys are lighter now.



Owning a bunch of other bikes, I kept forgetting I had the fat bike during the summer. When 45North came out with their Husker Du knobbie this summer I decided to give 'em a try. They work great!



Pretty cool "view from the cockpit" too.


I was even able to ride over and through all the sizes of rocks seen in the photo below.


I'm excited about 45North's new 240 count studded Dillinger tire as I've gone down more times on my fat bikes because of ice than all my other bikes combined. The lightweight Dillingers only weigh about as much as the Husker Du's but cost about $220ea! Glad I get a discount since I'm "in the business."

Warmest regards from the far and frozen north, Mark H.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #2005
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I'm excited about 45North's new 240 count studded Dillinger tire as I've gone down more times on my fat bikes because of ice than all my other bikes combined. The lightweight Dillingers only weigh about as much as the Husker Du's but cost about $220ea! Glad I get a discount since I'm "in the business."

Warmest regards from the far and frozen north, Mark H.
Love your pics. Fatbikes look like a LOT of fun, but not much use here in the city.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:05 AM   #2006
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This is my new winter, wet day, commuter, cyclocross rig.

I'm pretty stoked.

Sweet. You should be stoked. I hope you have space in your office (wherever it is you work) for it - definitely shouldn't be left out of sight.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #2007
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Can't tell too much about my bike, but I took this yesterday with my phone and wanted to show it off, thought it pretty cool!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #2008
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Can't tell too much about my bike, but I took this yesterday with my phone and wanted to show it off, thought it pretty cool!
That is an awesome photo.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #2009
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #2010
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Just picked this up from my dad today. Its a vintage Fuji Allegro 12 speed. Going to clean it up and ride the hell out of it.
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