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  • Premier Icon postierich
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    Do you go fast enough on those things to need mud guards?

    Aristotle
    Member

    Being out of touch and all that,

    What’s the point of a bike with balloon tyres if you don’t live in an area of sand dunes or deep snow?

    Is it just the latest fad?

    cozz
    Member

    yeah thats right its a fad 🙄

    only been around about 6-7 years,

    this year with spesh, trek, nicolai, genesis, charge, joining surly, 9zero7, fatback, salsa in making fatbikes

    move on I wouldnt bother, they are getting far too common

    I know – Ive got 2 !

    Aristotle
    Member

    I wasn’t planning to bother.

    Where suits these balloon-tyred bikes?

    cozz
    Member

    not many places really only

    mud
    rocks
    marshland
    sand
    snow
    bogs
    gravel
    soil
    stubble fields

    and anywhere that suits your skinny tyred mountain bike too

    Premier Icon akira
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    Mine so very nearly built, buying power spline crank for howitzer bb has slowed down completion a bit though….
    Did enjoy drilling the wheels out.

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Love it (even if it says On One on the down tube!)

    Even more so now you’ve drilled the rims and the Orange rim tapes are adding to the orangeyness that everyone else seems to dislike. But then this used to be one of my bikes, and I felt it could have done with more Orange…

    Twin top tubes too… That’ll be useful for carrying a barrel or two home from the pub/brewery. No longer limiting yourself to the 3 litre capacity of your camelbak any more! 😉

    Aristotle
    Member

    cozz – Member

    not many places really only

    mud
    rocks
    marshland
    sand
    snow
    bogs
    gravel
    soil
    stubble fields

    and anywhere that suits your skinny tyred mountain bike too

    Given that a cyclocross bike could also be ridden on most of those surfaces, and quite quickly on some, would a balloon-tyred bike be preferable to a 2-2.5″-tyred bike on anything other than sand or deep snow?

    singlecrack
    Member

    I cant see the attraction tbh…….. 😛

    bowie278
    Member

    Not really a huge fatbike fan, but fair do’s OP, that thing does look pretty nice!

    Mad as a box of frogs.

    I quite fancy trying one of those things but couldn’t justify owning one. 8)

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Reminds me of a Haro Freestyler.

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