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  • Tempted by this Fat Bike deal! Thoughts?
  • Premier Icon timc
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    Been looking at & admiring a few fat bikes in the lbs recently, open minded to its benefits living by the coast with lots of sandy woodland to explore, anyway I noticed this deal at winstanleys…

    Genesis Caribou 2015 for £800 (black Friday deal) Genesis Caribou

    Any experienced Fat bikers think that’s a good deal? Better to be had? The few reviews seem to be positive, very tempting 🙂

    Premier Icon Andy
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    Yeah that looks a really good deal. I haven’t ridden one though. Comparible to the On One Fatty on price, but the Caribou looks a much better spec on paper; particularly pre drilled rims, Raceface chainset, decent shimano drivetrain, whereas the Fatty looks a bit mean on the parts. Looks a very similar geo to my Salsa Mukluk. 1 x 10 so you might want to fit a 40t to the rear which might mean a new cassette, as the places where you would want to ride a fat bike lend themselves to lower gearing

    Might be worth checking this as well but may not be stock around.

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    I was talking to the manager of one of our other shops the other day, and he’d just sold one, and has a Charge Cooker Maxi on the shop floor, he’s ridden both…..
    He preferred the Charge, saying the Genesis ‘flopped into corners’, although he did say it could have been down to the better tyres on the Charge. I’d love a fatty, and I can get a silly discount on the Genesis, but I think there’s better for the money:
    I’d be looking at a Silverback Double Scoop if I were you (If you can wait)
    Cheaper and better spec…..
    http://localbikeshop.bike/double-scoop?search=scoop

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    I’ve only ridden the On-one fatty but I’d bet that its frame geo makes a hell of a difference in comparison to other Fatbikes on paper spec…..

    I think the on-one fattys like a large BMX and loves to be thrown around, its definitely not just a beach cruiser.
    (BMX track’s just mental fun and trail centres are great).

    If I had to have one bike I think the on-one fatty would be a contender..

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    You’ve only ridden the On One but it is the better option?

    OP, the Caribou is lovely and you’ll have a good spec bike from the off. Most On One owners seem to want a better range of gears, brakes that work and hubs and BB that don’t disintegrate in short order.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    And I think that’s the problem Scotroutes. Not many have back to back tested the Genesis/Charge/Fatty/Double Scoop over any real distance to really be able to form an opinion. Some haven’t done any distance on a fatbike. I’ve done 700 miles on my Mukluk this year but have no idea how the other bikes ride so difficult to advise the OP. But at £800 I think that Genesis is good value.

    Premier Icon drovercycles
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    We had one in as a demo bike for a while recently. It’s well-specced and a very nice bike – for that money, a bargain.

    Premier Icon dudeofdoom
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    Hmmm didn’t say its the better option – so no need to go all Anti On-One on me 🙂

    just paper specs don’t mean jack if the bike rides shite….

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    just paper specs don’t mean jack if the bike rides shite….

    neither do some numbers

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    I rode a Cooker Maxi today. I’m buying it tomorrow. 🙂

    Premier Icon singlesteed
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    Am I missing something, a thousand English pounds for a heavy rigid bike is no deal in my books or should be in anyone’s!

    End of!

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    OP, the Caribou is lovely

    looks great, i didn’t like the ride though

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    singlesteed wrote:

    Am I missing something

    Yes

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    Hey RD

    What other fatbikes did you test ride? Also, what other bikes have you ridden and rated (so I know what your preferences are….)

    Ta.

    Premier Icon singlesteed
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    The only one I like look of is that titanium custom one from overseas and Salsa’ bucksaw but that would weigh more than me and that’s saying something.

    Suppose I could DH it all the way?…

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    Am I missing something, a thousand English pounds for a heavy rigid bike is no deal in my books or should be in anyone’s!

    Well, not long ago I would have agreed with you. I rode one (Surly) a few years ago and wasn’t impressed.
    But, well…. Why not scratch the itch….?
    Plus I can get one silly cheap as I work in a bike shop.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    The only one I like look of is that titanium custom one from overseas and Salsa’ bucksaw but that would weigh more than me and that’s saying something.
    Suppose I could DH it all the way?…

    A bucksaw is 33lbs. But you knew that.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    BlobOnAStick – Member

    Hey RD

    What other fatbikes did you test ride? Also, what other bikes have you ridden and rated (so I know what your preferences are….)

    not sure if you’re taking the piss but, salsa mukluk, beargrease, Kona Wo, Genesis caribou, surly pugsley, On one Fatty and a few half fats if they count, Jones etc Im not professing to be an expert though, I just know what works for me. I’m riding an On One fatty at the moment, more to the deal i got it for than a particular desire to choose that one, but it does ride on my local trails very well

    Premier Icon singlesteed
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    No actually, I didn’t know that! But ta!

    Why does everyone who comment in such a manner always assume…?
    Seems to be a trend on here.
    🙄

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    No! No pisstake! Honest!

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    You’re in the Lickey/Kinver/Wyre riding locale aren’t you?

    I’m in Worcester…..

    Premier Icon brant
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    PeterPoddy – Member
    I rode a Cooker Maxi today. I’m buying it tomorrow.
    POSTED 1 HOUR AGO # REPORT-POST

    But even if the Fatty gave free blow jobs, you’d not have bought that.

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    Free bj? Hmmm…..

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