Fat bikes – purchase etiquette and alternatives to On-One
My mates got an On-One fatty. I like it. I want one. But I am concerned about turning up on the same bike – would that be out of order? It didnt seem to be a problem with all the inbreds and Scotts turning up at our rides, but the whole point of fatties is their ‘individuality’, right?
And if I didnt go for the On-One (which ticks all the right boxes and hits budget), what else should I consider? I’m after a more trail-oriented ride than monster slog endurance. Also, I’m not sure I can wait until February for the Singular (which would be more expensive anyway).
Thoughts?Posted 4 years agosatchm00Member
Gets you the fatty basics and you can pimp it however you want.Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
If starting from scratch again i would go for the Puffin kickstarter kit,
Then buy the On One Fatty kit at £500, Then sell the frame set for £300 (even drop to £250) and still in on the wheel/tyre set for £250.
Howitzer BB is £55 on eBay, add some secondhand Howitzer cranks (i paid £20 with 3 new Shimano chainrings at the weekend.
Strip an old hardtail for the running gear and you have a nice fatbike for what? around £750 🙂Posted 4 years ago
It wont be the same as mine as I bought the rolling chassis and fitted Race Face cranks and other bits I had – since the picture ive changed the rotors to orange floaters and the stem and the seatpost still got the drill the rims – and no 40mpg will not get mine as he knows how much I like it we do also have a very good local powder coater which we have both used so colour changing is an easy option 😀Posted 4 years ago
epicyclo – Member
40mpg – Member
…but the whole point of fatties is their ‘individuality’, right?…
Nup, it’s to have fun. And that you’ll have.
It’s good we have 2 great choices from UK sources – the On-One and the Singular.
Dont forget the Charge Cooker as well they are UK based but as Ciderinsport is going to get one then its going to clash with one of us – 40mpg knows its fun he’s been watching me having a great time going where I want to at a half reasonable pace and a smile on my face.Posted 4 years ago
The Charge does look nice, but its got shit brakes, which would cost another £100 to upgrade (and I can’t imagine anyone would buy a set of Pro Max Decipher).
Plus its another £200 to start with.
Might go with the Fatty and just ss it to start 😀
Edit – Genesis Caribou is another UK offering, but £500 more than the (complete) On-OnePosted 4 years ago
The Raceface cranks are listed with UK RRPs at SilverfishPosted 4 years agocoastkidMember
Phil Wood 100mm Square taper too!,
Available via Tim at sideways,not sure on price now, had mine 5 years and only 3rd set of SKF bearings and its dipped in the sea quite often 🙂
Middleburns RS7s with 4 arm spider are up to £145 ish now on eBay, but i bought a used set that had been used for trials so are scored on one side (which i will file then polish out) for £30 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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