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  • andyl
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    about time. Been saying for years that fat bikes should be made out of carbon. They need to do the wheels too.

    fasthaggis
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    24.25lb/11kg (with pedals)

    😯

    Diet Fatbike 🙂

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Nice but I prefer the look of alu’ Beargrease. Also looks like they’ve tried too hard to copy a Niner fork.

    If any type of bicycle was crying out for a stiffer, more secure axle interface it’s fat bikes. Massive tires and wide rims place a lot of leverage on traditional quick-release skewers.

    And I disagree with that statement entirely, I’ve never felt any flex either in the fork or wheels with a 4″ tyre squirming around under the rim.

    Pigface
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    Its an arms race 😆

    maxtorque
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    Cable operated discs? Why?

    aa
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    that is awesome,
    it looks just right.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Did anyone notice the bit at the bottom where they say they’re pushing on with plans for the full sus fat bike.

    There’s far too many great bikes I’d like to try out!

    patriotpro
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    Did anyone notice the bit at the bottom where they say they’re pushing on with plans for the full sus fat bike.

    Yep, sounds mental in a good way

    Premier Icon Sanny
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    The alu Beargrease is an awesome bike. If you are a premier user, I penned a review on the front page.

    Would I want a carbon one? To be honest, the Beargrease is already a very light bike such that I’m using it for general riding and don’t feel the need to lighten it up. If I did, I’d be opting for XTR as my experience of the new ten speed SRAM kit is that it doesn’t have the longevity of Shimano kit. Shame about the press fit bb on the carbon frame. I’m gradually growing to really dislike press fits. I can’t say I notice any increase in stiffness over an old square taper design while the bearings seem to last an even shorter time than ISIS <shudder>. 😯

    Of course, I’ll still want to try riding one 😀

    Cheers

    Sanny

    I’d like to try a Fat bike… but they’re so damm expensive for what you get.

    Just because it’s got 3″ tyres you want me to pay £2000+ for a rigid MTB? Riiight.

    Pigface
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    Cable operated discs? Why?

    The areas where they get the most use snow/sand, beach, salt water not good for hydraulic discs.

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    God, thats nearly as fugly as the Carbon 456…. 😯

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Just because it’s got 3″ tyres you want me to pay £2000+ for a rigid MTB? Riiight.

    Guess you’ve not really looked into the prices then??

    Tim does a rather nice 9:ZERO:7 for about £1700 IIRC, and the One-One Fatty is £1k.

    But yeah, for the amount of fun they are, they are well worth the money IMHO.

    brakes
    Member

    is there are minimum wheel/ rim size or tyre width that denotes a fat bike?

    Aidan
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    Pigface – Member
    Cable operated discs? Why?
    The areas where they get the most use snow/sand, beach, salt water not good for hydraulic discs.

    And also hydraulic brakes don’t like very cold temperatures.

    Definitely wouldn’t be a bike for me, but it’s good to see Salsa taking fat bikes somewhere new.

    no_eyed_deer
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    OMG!! I actually WANT that
    ..and I normally find FatBikes a bit silly, odd and unnecessary, somewhat like getting returning from the beach with a sandy nob…

    Jeeezuuus. It looks like it would actually munch literally anything for breakfast, lunch and tea… wowsers

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    first fat bike that I like the look of, doubt I’d appreciate the pricetag tho.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    theroadwarrior wrote:

    I’d like to try a Fat bike… but they’re so damm expensive for what you get.
    Just because it’s got 3″ tyres you want me to pay £2000+ for a rigid MTB? Riiight.

    4″ actually.

    bikebouy
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    I love it.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    4″ actually.

    Would it not be 3.7″ as that’s what the Endomorph was?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    TBH – I’m sure it actually said 4″ on the rubber 🙂

    mickolas
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    maxtorque – Member

    Cable operated discs? Why?

    I’d suggest perhaps because it’s a prototype and they are playing with routing/cable length and don’t want the fuss of bleeding the bleeding things.

    after all, on-one’s fatty is about as cheap as you can get and it uses hydraulic discs. if there were a good excuse to save a few quid, wouldn’t they be doing it?

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    swavis – Member
    4″ actually.
    Would it not be 3.7″ as that’s what the Endomorph was?

    Well, I’ve just put my 3.8″ summer tyres on…

    🙂

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I’m hoping to receive a knard in the post tomorrow from CTBM, it’ll hopefully roll a bit better than a Nate which will be helpful at 10 UTB this weekend 😀

    motorman
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    Knards are teh awesums for summer on the rear…really nice tyre

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