Would you ride a fatbike?
Yup I’d ride one and a lot of my friends do already ride them. They seem fairly capable on most things and If you have a spare set of 3″ wheels (Krampus) It makes sense to own one. Would I have one as my only mtb ? , No danger . I still think a hardtail with standard 2.25 inch tyres on normal mtb trails is going to be way more fun.Posted 4 years ago
I do think a lot of folk on forums do seem overly protective about them though and seem to get the rage when ever anything negative is posted about them .
I’d actually consider one of the uber cheap heavy American mongoose ones just to be able to ride on the beach with a few mates that have them but without spending loads of money on a bike.troutSubscriber
I do ride one and love every mile , Yes its a little tougher up the tarmac climbs but on the rough stuff its a hoot .
700 ish miles on one this year including a week riding in the Pyrenees
I only rode it the first 2 days and my German mates rode it the other 3 days and had a blast
even pissing off a group of roadies going up the Peyresourde and going down the other side
They are more capable than they look and ride lighter than they look tooPosted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
There’s a few snippets of me here on my Mukluk confusing the 6″ full sus boys in Morocco 🙂
I had the choice of my fatbike or my Tallboy LTc for this holiday with ~2000M uplift each day and forty odd miles riding. Maybe says something about how capable a fatty is or how weird I am, not sure which.
*awaits the keyboard warriors telling me I probably held everyone else up and ruined their holiday*Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
This dude would not ride a fat bikePosted 4 years agostevenmenmuirSubscriber
Stanfree – oversensitive fat bikers? Sur[/s]ePosted 4 years ago
ly not. I tried one a beach once and it was clearly the best bike for the job but it didn’t make me want to ride a bike on the beach. Househusband showed me a video (no not one of those) of a trip he took on a fatbike. It was an overnighter on lots of very rough land rover tracks and they seemed to make a lot of sense for that kind of riding. There are plenty of bikes I’d have before a fatbike but as long as you’re having fun on a bike what does it matter. Singlespeed any one?hishairynessMember
Glad to see so many others going Fat, all the doubters are missing out. how many of you remember how good a rigid forks hard-tail feels, so direct and positive, then you wanted some suspension so lost the whole feel of the rigid bike, well low and behold the fatbike gives you both. I ride mine everywhere and certainly don’t hang about.Posted 4 years ago
Its the real ATB, “All Terrain Bike”.
Our shop now specialise in Fatbikes and we now have 3 of us out regularly on Mukluks and its smiles all the way. just great fun guys. As for being embarrassed, far from it, i like nothing more than to kick the ass of a full sus, people just don’t understand how fast they go, which is nice.campkoalaMember
Would I have one as my only mtb ? , No danger . I still think a hardtail with standard 2.25 inch tyres on normal mtb trails is going to be way more fun. I do think a lot of folk on forums do seem overly protective about them though and seem to get the rage when ever anything negative is posted about them . I’d actually consider one of the uber cheap heavy American mongoose ones just to be able to ride on the beach with a few mates that have them but without spending loads of money on a bike.
careful, folk have been banned and labelled a troll here for such negativity 😉Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Yes. TBH, considering the amount of use that my FS gets now compared to my road and CX bikes, I’m seriously toying with the idea of chopping it in against a fatty. The only thing that puts me off is the possible weight penalty – 38lbs seems excessive, is that the norm?Posted 4 years ago
You can get fatties in the low 20lbs if you are willing to spend the money on something slinky and carbon like a borealis .Something alloy with nice components will still be sub 30 with no worries at all. Mate has a 907 fatty with carbon forks and some nice kit a smidge under 28lbs. My oo fatty with cheap, but better than oo tat is under 30Posted 4 years agoijs445raMember
Yes i would and i have. Got a OO Fatty back in May but having been off the bike injured Feb-Oct only had my first ride last weekend.
Took it to Glentress which is not where i had planned to ride it when i bought it, unless snowy, but as it was only my second ride in 9 months and i was desperate to try it i decided on GT so i could bail out if necessary.
It is about 10lb heavier than my other bikes but i don’t think it felt that much heavier when riding particularly uphill and even in my current unfit state it climbed better than i thought it would.
The grip is massive as you would expect from tyres that size and it coped pretty well with everything i came across at GT. I found it a huge amount of fun to ride more so than i expected, although having been off the bikes for a while there was possibly an element of just being back riding euphoria involved, second ride may be more telling.
Quite a lot of folk did comment/ask questions but nobody said anything negative, at least not to my face, and most appeared genuinely interested in how it rode.
I would certainly recommend folk try one, they may just suprise you.Posted 4 years ago
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