Aargh! Obsessed with getting a fat bike – tell me I am mad!
I have a NP Mega for my alpine trips and it is great.
I have a cross bike for commuting, fire road and some singletrack action for a fast blast (love it!).
I have a Krampus that I sold the FS 29er, and stripped the HT 29er to build – I love it, most used bike. (even with freak H-bars – love them!)
But now I am obsessed with a Fat Bike, particularly the carbon beargrease. To the point where I would like to ride PPdS on it this year.
But it will not leave my head, and it would render the Krampus useless, and is likely not the best in either proper winter slop conditions, and not the best for summer dusty and and and,
maybe I should just grow a beard for a while first? 😐Posted 4 years ago
and is likely not the best in either proper winter slop conditions
Quite the opposite, they are fantastic in the winter condtions… you can’t beat a Nate as a winter Tyre..
and not the best for summer dusty and and and
Maybe not, but I guarantee you’ll have big smile on yor face while riding in these condtions..
I’ve a 9:Zero:7 that I’m thinking of selling.
To buy a Beargrease.
Having seen the one Tim is building up for a friend?
I’d love one.Posted 4 years agoAndySubscriber
Trail_rat this any use?Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
Was fat curious last year. At one point I had even added an On-one Fatty to my basket. During this time I noticed quite a few around Cannock and two things put me off:
* the noise – those fat tyres don’t half make a racket, rumbling along like a forestry vehicle
* they look rather silly when someone is actually riding them
imhoPosted 4 years agorankbadjinMember
Yer definately no goin mad Big Scott nanny! Had the same itch myself, fortunately it coincided with a Big old tax rebate arriving! Straight onto Charlie and a pugsley ops arrived the following week!Posted 4 years ago
Its the nuts! Find myself looking at beargreases and yampas now I know it’s for me!
Colin, even yer old d jab isn’t getting a look in just now!
No sure where your at BSN but if yer around fife/central yer welcome to a go,as long as ah can have a go on yer Krampus!
Teetoosugars, that’s a nice 907, prefer yours to the overly hydro-formed current models,if it’s no standing on anyones toes could ye fire some details to acidsnowATrocketmailDOTcom, cheers.
Yodagoat, are you Jez by any chance?scotroutesSubscriberkennyp wrote:
Not mad, or if you are then I am too. I want one as a winter bike even though I know it’ll only get used half a dozen times a year. Sill want one though.
What’s the current thinking on front suspension? Have it, or stay rigid?
If I was buying now, I would only opt for a bike that would take FS as an option. Those cheap 2013 Mukluks that were on sale last week for instance….
Having said that, I’ve run my 907 for over two years now without it and it’s only very occasionally I miss it.Posted 4 years ago
Had a look Rick, but must resist. 20″ is too big anyway. With the Butcher in getting a full overhaul and one foreign bike trip booked with hopefully toys to follow and a few other bits of new kit just arrived I think I need to rest the credit card a bit!
Still keen to get a fat bike, but next winter at the earliest. Keep having this notion it might be fun to fat bike across bits of the Alps in the winter!Posted 4 years ago
Akshully, am fae gourock, but have lived for quite a few years in Switzerland so not local. Also 6’4″ so a 20 would be a bit wee. But thanks for the offer.
Rank, if I come back home at Easter with the krampus, you can deffo have a go! Although if I have the fat bike by then it,ll be that in the plane for sure.
Google is getting a hammering at the mo, I can tell you. That Trek Farley seems good vfm, any thoughts on that anyone?Posted 4 years ago
Ah, you lot are wonderful! 🙂
So, in looking around, I am looking for more of a (not manufactured) trail bike and occasional adventure/snow bike. Don’t need it to survive a nuclear holocaust, hence the Beargrease leaning. light, trailsie, fun.
Don’t want something that steers too boat like (moonlander), or is too niche, really hate sliding dropouts so would like to avoid if possible.
Thoughts other than the Beargrease? Mukluk 2014? Farley?
I fear a puglsey is a bit poverty spec and slow/heavy for a not small amount of up front input.
KevPosted 4 years ago
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