I've backed this on kickstarter. From sam at singular cycles- My swift from him is truly great so hopefully XC fat might work? We'll find out in feb 2014 when frame is delivered...
Fat bike hype!!
Blimey, those mammoth wheels could crush kittens...
must be a link
I've got 2 fatbikes
and also a 1983 raleigh bomber just like in the pic
I read the hype and bought one. Turns out it was even better than the hype would suggest
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I must be the only person who's bought one and not really liked it!
I got a Fatty and ran it for a couple of months or so but sold it as I never really got on with it. It was a bit of fun at the local trail centre but I didn't think much of it for long 5h+ rides.
Needless to say I've got rid of it now and I can honestly say that I don't miss it at all.
He's so ashamed, that he's hiding his identity!
BURN THE HERETIC!
Fat bikes..Pah! They are rubbish.
I bought one & found out it was crap. Bought another & found it was also crap, then build one more to make sure......
STW is too full of gnarly honed whippet-like racers for a bike that's just fun to ride to catch on...
I have been running a Fatty now for a couple of months and love it. It's a different ride and does take some getting used to - a bit like riding singlespeed for the first time. It was a natural extension to the bike collection which includes a CX bike (one extreme), rigid singlespeed, full sus race bike and now the On-One (the other extreme). It cost me about £750 to build so cheap as well, but drilling the rims was a ball ache!
I would say that they are not fast, but neither are they slow. My average speeds are about the same as on my single speed, but it is much much more fun. My riding is mostly local around the Clent Hills and surrounding trails - a lot of which are fairly sandy. Cannock is amazing on it - big smiles! I even rode to work on it last week which is 20 miles along the canal each way and it was no bother.
On road they are hateful things, but as soon as it goes off road it rolls much easier than you would expect, climbs extremely well and descends like a loon. Winter will be an interesting test, but the mud it has seen so far has been dispatched with ease as it doesn't sink!
Oh - and towing the kids on the trailer bike or carrying my daughter on a WeeRide (or doing both) is brilliant. Now I want (no, I need) a fat bike trailer bike!
btw - who is doing the FAT category at Oktoberfest? Should be a blast!
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