Heavyweight weighs into Heavyweights (caution fatbike content)
Its a snow bike for snow races, so apart from the nice wide rims ideal for beach riding as they will be real light, the rest will be pretty useless for trail riding – though ok for beach riding, but beach riding is i hear on STW all flat and boring according to some 😉
29+ is the fat future for UK trail riding, you wait and see 😉Posted 4 years ago
I like the fact specialized is joining the bandwagon,
fun to see all the Nichesters trying to avoid being mainstreamthere should be cheaper bits and greater availibility now.
It might come as a bit of a shock but most people ride bikes because they like them and don’t even consider what a random person on the internet thinks.Posted 4 years ago
Try not to read too much into what other people ride. 🙂
deserter – Member
Out of curiosity what makes a snow bike useless at trail riding?
The snow bike designs have longer chainstays, and wider than 80mm rims and 5″ tyres make this a more stable set up ideal for sand and snow riding, but too floaty to grip on UK mud, and too draggy on hard pack and tarmac when fitted with the 5″ Surly Bud and Lou chunky tyres on UK trails. You may get amazing grip with the bigger footprint but a hell of a drag. I stay away from road and trails with my Moonlander, it is an amazing sand sled/shingle and rock beast though.
4″ tyre Pugsleys and On Ones have nice short chainstays, the On One has a slacker head angle – the Pugsley has more forgiving steel, take your pick (On One wins on price, Pug if your a steel fan).Posted 4 years ago
4″ fat bikes are a lot more versatile, stick some Nates on and go ride anywhere, what most fatbike owners around here in East Lothian are doing and using them as their MTB`s 🙂
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