- Jumping on the fat bandwagon (first snowy ride pics)
Sanny – pics are taken at the top of the ‘puffer course. 1st one looking across to ben Wyvis, 2nd one at the swivelly seat and 3rd shortly after the bridge of thighs.
It’s going with me to Aviemore tomorrow for a long weekend of frolics. Looking a the forecast though the ice spikers on the susser may be a bertter bet..
I’d agree with others, it rides surprisingly ‘just like a bike’. The only fatty I’d ridden previously was a pugsley with Endomongs on and it was pretty horrid really. Fine on sand I’m sure but I rode it on singletrack and it was all over the place. The Nates are totally different though. In mud, they are faster in a straight line as they float rather than dig in but hard cornering is a bit sketchy as they lack of digging in means they skitter around a bit.
I’m glad I went for it as I had a feeling they may sell out then I’d regret not buying. Fat stuff in general seems to go quickly once available.Posted 5 years agogeda wrote:
I used to do my commute with a derailleur bike but it always got totally gummed up in the snow.
I reckon a alfine fat bike would be best.
I reckoned that too and, TBF, there are quite a few in that mode. However, I found that it really needed to be geared right down to take advantage of the amazing traction and I’d have to drop below Shimanos recommended gearing ratios. I also had a wee problemette regarding the EBB I’d opted for that meant I couldn’t fit a really small cog at the front. Overall, I opted just to go 2×9 with a short-cage shadow mech. I still have the Alfine wheel built up (on drilled Rolling Darryls) and might try it out again.Posted 5 years ago
There are a lot of hills where I live, and I assume that I’ll need something lower than the 32F 36R combo that the stock Fatty will give me. I was hoping to go 24-26-bash as that combo seems to be becoming the standard for 2×10.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t help me figure out whether the Race Face 24-26-bash will fit since the chainline could be a few mm different between cranksets.
I guess that I’ll just have to wait till my Fatty gets here!Posted 5 years agocoastkidMember
Been commuting into work a few days a week on the pug instead of using the Dirty bike so i can get in some detour home off roading after work at sunset/lights on after dark, and have to say what a great way to unwind from the day…
(er.. sitting in front of the heater drinking tea) 🙂
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu0Ht8Yjf84[/video]Posted 5 years agocharlie the bikemongerSubscriber
My demo pugsley, the delivery was delayed due to snow, the snow thawed, the bike arrived, and I have not seen snow since. Grrrrr
Nice mukluk there.
Of the seven bikes I am building this week, six are fat, one is a 29er… If you take this ratio and project if forward, it means that 26″ bikes will be extinct, 29ers will be niche again, and fat will be normal.Posted 5 years ago
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