Fat Bike = splayed legs question?

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  • On FAT bikes do you have to have a much wider space between the pedals and does this create any problems with a splayed legs feeling whilst riding. Any knee problems or other issues because of this? And is it possible to buy one with a reduced Q factor.
    Just curious….
    I don’t want one, yes I do, no I don’t, yes I do, N+1 .

    cynic-al
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    It’s about 30mm.

    Despite Graeme Obree and various “oh shit, what can we sell this year” marketing departments, my belief is that for riders like us it makes **** all difference.

    Ah thanks, I had the impression it was more than that and yes the marketing men are getting me on this one, strange as I have absolutely no use for one yet.

    mrmo
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    It’s about 30mm.

    Despite Graeme Obree and various “oh shit, what can we sell this year” marketing departments, my belief is that for riders like us it makes **** all difference.

    for me the difference between the chorus on the road bike and the XT on the mtb is noticeable and i have been known to get a little knee pain if i don’t take the first few mtb rides for a while carefully.

    It is very much a rider specific thing, some will be unafected, others will be massively affected.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve got child bearing hips so will probably be ok.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I’ve never even given it a seconds thought. It’s just another bike innit? Albeit a very fun one 😉

    Premier Icon clubby
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    Never noticed it either.
    Seen bigger differences between width of pedals, especially going from spd to flats.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I notice when i’m in ruts and catch my pedals a little bit more often.
    Other than that after a couple of minutes it doesn’t feel any different.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    “Normal” BB is 68/73mm. Fat BB is 100mm. So – around 30mm difference. can’t say I’ve ever noticed it.

    If you’re worried then consider a 29+ (like a Krampus).

    Im pretty sure wide BB spacing has caused me knee pain before, one thing that I noticed when swapping from a triple ring mtb crank to a road double (same bike btw) what the difference in power i had. It may just be me though……

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    I have a Fatty and never really noticed the difference when riding.

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