- Bike decision help appreciated …… 29er+ vs Fat
Sounds like a Krampus would be better. 29+ is Faster, lighter, and so more fun on flat trails then any 4″ fatbike.
No point hauling the extra girth if your not needing the float for peat moors, grip on shale or flint,sand, or just to pose 😉
Think all sizes in stock too this now 🙂Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Swinnertons at Cannock had a Krampus hire bike. I (we) thought it was ace, if somewhat heavy. If those wheels were in a nicer chassis I reckon that would be one ace bike. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the Krampus, but I honestly think they are onto something with the idea but the frame & forks are nothing to write home about. It rolls lovely, so smooth. Was expecting it to be a drag up Kit Bag hill, but it surprised me.Posted 4 years ago
Hoping to furnish my bike with some Knards on wider rims soon.
So the decision is between a Krampus and a fat bike – Probably a Singular Puffin.
My head says Krampus. I have a bikes worth of bits already but would need to run the tyres on Flow rims until I could splash out on some Rabbit Hole rims.
My heart says fat bike. I could use most of the bits I have but would need new wheels and Chainset.
I’ve ridden neither a fat bike or a 29er plus.
This has been a decision in the making for a while now but the Puffin funding “thing” ends tomorrow so if the driving force behind this thread. Oh and also down to me being hugely indecisive when it come to bike builds.
Bike would be used for general rad core knarly trail riding otherwise know as mincing through the flats of Suffolk.
All help, comments etc very welcome.
Thanks in advance,
MarkPosted 4 years agoCapt. KronosSubscriber
I was having this very discussion a few days ago in DC Cycles. It was pointed out during this conversation that since I have gubbed knees a fatbike would be a very, very painful experience and perhaps a 29+ may be a more sensible route to take.
Still can’t decide, and now starting to wonder about a 29er trail hardtail instead….Posted 4 years agodroflufMember
Not ridden a Krampus but I’d say that they were 2 different beasts. The Krampus will be an evolution from a 29er but, compared to a fatty, not that different. Whereas a fatty is a whole new world.
epicyclo – Member
If the Puffin rides as nicely as other Singulars, then that’s what I’d go for faced with your choice.
My thinking entirely!
And did anyone mention that a fatty will “make the trail come alive”?Posted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriberCapt. wrote:
Something to do with the way it pushes your knees further out – puts a lot of strain on them or something.
Well – I guess the wider BB might prove a problem for some folk, though I’d have thought it would have been very marginal.
Consider the Krampus (or another 29+) as that uses a standard sizes BB.
Just out of interest, do DC Cycles sell any Fatbikes?Posted 4 years agospMember
toons – Member
Considering almost everybody who buys a krampus has sold it within a month!
Get the Fat bike; you could always get a set of 29+ wheels for it.
Well I’ve had my Krampus since May and have rode it solely since. Its been a blast and given the summer we have just had its been ideal, I run it SS. The tyres are the limiting factor – shite in mud and as thats what we now have lots of again its being retired till the Dirt Wizard is released by Surly.
Tempted with the Penguin and need to get of the fence soon as Im getting splinters T -5 hours…Posted 4 years ago
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