Fat Bikes – Again!!!
Having looked at the Nicolai fat vid I think I might be starting to get perverted over to a fat bike..
The issue is they are bloody expensive for essentially a rigid with no real bells/whistles.
Is there any other deal around that is a good a value as the on one fatty, is the Nicolai really a much better bike? (I found a price yesterday but can’t find it now, was about 2500 for a complete bike..)Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
Mine has cost 475.00 second hand on one fatty and some spares from the bits box to finish. Running ss at the mo, may go 1×10 for deep snowy things. Nice bike,foul colour and the on one rear qr is gash as it keeps loosing the back wheel even with my gorilla arms beating it up to mental tightPosted 4 years agoscotroutesSubscriber
The On One Fatty rolling chassis gets you all the “weird” bits at a reasonable coat. After that, it’s just a question of what you finish it with.
Alternatively, see what you can pick up 2nd hand. With lots of new models coming out over the next few months there are bound to be a few owners looking to “upgrade”.Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
So you selling the 907 frame and fork for a couple of hundered quid then Colin? 😉
My mate bought all the parts for an On One Fatty build kit used on eBay. Only a Howitzer 100mm BB was new, Now rolling fat 3×9 gears (no granny for fatbikes is for dreamers and posers – take em where MTBs struggle or cannot go :wink:) for under £700, so it can be done as cheap as a regular front suspension hardtail mtb 🙂Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
The Surly is the bench mark as the original production fatbike, some other makes are better for some types of riding, some are not, Surly Pugsley is still the most versatile frameset using 135mm so can use any hub set up, SS, gears, IGH etc, also it has options to take racks if you want, I have just bought my 3rd Pugsley frame to build a new Super Pugsley over the winter for next year 🙂
Real comfy flexy frame set with geometery that lets you get away with front end slides etc, My Pugs with the offset 29+ Krampus wheels makes my Karate Monkey a bit redundent now, I have not ridden anything that has made me want to upgrade for riding trails and the coast. Weight is an over talked thing with fatbikes, Pugs frameset though is light for what it is,
It has the shortest chainstay for a 4″ fatbike (only 5mm shorter than an On One) still the best fatbike for the money i have ridden for both MTB type riding and beach/ moorland peat and areas you take them where a regular MTB would be a struggle or unrideable.
Fatbikes are not a replacement for a regular MTB, Something some folk keep banging on about…
Some white and black frames from a production run had a frame cracking issue at the seat tube to seat stays, which Surly have warranted and replaced,
29+ – thats the fatbike for regular MTB riding areas 😉Posted 4 years agocozzMember
mine frameset / cabon forks for sale herePosted 4 years ago
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