scotroutesSubscriberTrevor Hambley wrote:
I really ,and i think ?I really want a Fat Bike? The question is do i want one more than my wife ? I think not? Damn you Surly and your moon lander?
A good time to be buying. With lots of new models hitting the stores there should be a few folk upgrading and a little glut of second hand stuff available for a while.Posted 4 years ago
Please don’t take this as a trolling question, but does that video really inspire you to own a fat bike? Other than the excellent wheelie, it was a bit underwhelming. “Look, with a fat bike you can ride slowly over things”. Great, I can do that already thanks 😆Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I went to One-Ones new showroom near Barnsley the other day, two reasons, one to take a look at their One-One Fatty and the other because of their Dirty Disco Cross bike.
The Fatty was a lovely looking and very funky build, neat, really neat to the eye. Looked like it would handle most things and it wasn’t too heavy neither.. I have my eye on a Fatty myself and if I wasn’t so bloody picky I’d have bought the One-One Fatty there and then, but I’ve just put a deposit on a Fatty..
The Dirty Disco was exceptional and I bought that there and then.Posted 4 years ago
So can someone tell me what the point of them is?
They look bloody daft to me.
they are mainly ridden by chubby attention whores who don’t have the legs and speed to ride a fast bike so they bimble around a beach trying to be rad and gnar and pretending that they are rumble wheeled warriors of Genghis khan.
Sometime they will even ride them slowly around a trail centre, get in everyone’s way and then boast of how they smoked the orange 5 brigade man, whilst stroking each others fury man bits ( beards!)Posted 4 years ago
If that film is too slow stilltortoise here is another 😉
Come along for a ride on some local trails, all you need to do is try and keep up
I don`t ride trail centres much on my Pugsley as get sick of getting stuck behind snails crawling along on All Mountain rigs … 😆
Too many with all the gear and no idea!
For what its worth mentioning, fatbikes have been cool to ride on regular trails with nice comfort and amazing grip, not to mention minimum impact on soft peat based trails like the Cheviots last summer during real wet conditions, how ever if you have a ride on a 29+ 3″ Knard wheel set on regular trails you won`t want to waste your time on a 4 or 5″ fatbike with the uncontrolable rebound at high speeds, and the weird steering of a 4 or 5″ fat bike, the Krampus 50mm 29er rim and 3″ Knard tyre set up is way quicker and more positive a ride. UK riders are hell bent on riding the bigger fatbikes on trails but owning all 3 sizes the 3″ is deft best on regular trails, though We need 29×3″ Nates for the winter here in the UK!, Knards are useless in mud!.Posted 4 years ago
Gears are going on my SS KramPug soon so will head down to GT and Inners and shoot some film 🙂epicycloSubscriber
gaz552 – Member
Am I wrong in thinking that something like this Carver Trans-fat
assuming the geometry is good and it steers well would be awesome.
I suspect you’d get the worst of both worlds, but Carver usually know what they are doing.
As a technical exercise it looks interesting.Posted 4 years ago
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