Anyone ride a fatbike.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:14 pm

This one is likeable for your FB, taken from Fatbike World group.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:22 pm

I happened to recently post this video just edited from footage last year 16th December 2015.
Turns out there's a Fly12 giveaway on BNA so timely extra use for it.
It was a highlight ride for me early on with the Mukluk Ti and Velo Orange Casey's Crazy Bars just fitted, this guy ran with me for a bit on the out and return laps, gave me some great audio clips summing up the joy of the ride. I've raced dogs (learnt not to do that) so this is my only career win, it's really effort to keep up with a jogger, this was max effort to pull any metres on him into a morning headwind.


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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:11 am

Question. Are people putting the SRAM 1x12 Eagle onto fatbikes? Or does this presume too much? Seems like the fatties are avoiding too much expense because they seem to get "abused" quite a bit?

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:39 am

I'm sure someone's doing anything and everything.
The 45T rear the main appeal difference to 42T 11sp that I noticed, and the gold bling ;)

Fatbike World group is much more interesting as someone in Asia is usually doing something wild, the numbers turning out in their photos make us look irrelevant.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:51 pm

Bump for Global Fat Bike Day.

Out of 4 fat bikes I'm caught between seasonal change and only have my 29x3 plus bike ready to roll! Working on changing it in next 2 hrs...

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby avolve » Wed May 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
trailgumby wrote: Is it just because you can?


Pretty much that and the fact that it opens up extra areas to ride. I have done the The Thirroul to Gerringong ride a number of times on the road and bike paths. Last Sunday gave me the chance to the ride from a different perspective on the beach.

It does make the ride take a hell of a lot longer though. I rode from Nowra to Thirroul then back to Kiama last year on my SS and it took me 9.5hrs to do 167kms. Thirroul to Shoalhaven Heads on almost every beach took 7.5hrs for 89kms.


Bumping this to ask what if you have any thoughts, expereinces, recommendations on the route. How did you find the Coast Walk from Kiama to Gerringong on the fat bike ?

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Wed May 10, 2017 4:42 pm

avolve wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
trailgumby wrote: Is it just because you can?


Pretty much that and the fact that it opens up extra areas to ride. I have done the The Thirroul to Gerringong ride a number of times on the road and bike paths. Last Sunday gave me the chance to the ride from a different perspective on the beach.

It does make the ride take a hell of a lot longer though. I rode from Nowra to Thirroul then back to Kiama last year on my SS and it took me 9.5hrs to do 167kms. Thirroul to Shoalhaven Heads on almost every beach took 7.5hrs for 89kms.


Bumping this to ask what if you have any thoughts, expereinces, recommendations on the route. How did you find the Coast Walk from Kiama to Gerringong on the fat bike ?


It's probably the best of all my bikes to do it on. It's mainly grass and rough.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mulga Bill » Sun May 21, 2017 10:53 am

Hi guys

New to this forum, but riding a Muru overlander and based in Fairy Meadow, I'd be keen to join any fat bike frolicking in the Illawarra

Marty

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Mon May 22, 2017 1:32 pm

The Fatbikes Downunder facebook group has 1600 members on it now, it's public so be careful of being over-active, family members will see it all in your activity status updates fed to them that you don't realise :D

https://www.facebook.com/groups/252879411466001/

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue May 23, 2017 11:15 am

Mulga Bill wrote:Hi guys

New to this forum, but riding a Muru overlander and based in Fairy Meadow, I'd be keen to join any fat bike frolicking in the Illawarra

Marty


Also on FB is South Coast Fatty Collective and Illawarra Fatbike Fanatics.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 am

Tip for groups, specify bike or bicycle in your title. Could get interesting membership growth with Southcoast Fatty Collective :D

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue May 23, 2017 12:27 pm

eldavo wrote:The Fatbikes Downunder facebook group has 1600 members on it now, it's public so be careful of being over-active, family members will see it all in your activity status updates fed to them that you don't realise :D

https://www.facebook.com/groups/252879411466001/


Currently has a pretty cool cover photo too :lol:
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby eldavo » Tue May 23, 2017 3:16 pm

Do you have a link to the group?
The tags show up but can't hit the group.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby battler2 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:05 pm

i'm now entertaining the idea of getting a fatbike. so many brands and i'm not familiar with many and not sure what to look for. any trips? want to get something decent instead of a reid bike which i thought about doing before.

a few days ago i was going to go 27.5+ but the one i want isn't in stock. or i can still go 29er, but i feel a fat bike now would be good for future investment (fatbike touring), and beach/gravel/maybe snow riding. it also seems more forgiving on downhill so maybe that's better to start with.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby battler2 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:42 am

saronmcm1 wrote:Hi, has anyone bought the Wheeler Phoenix carbon fat bike.
Looks like good value for money, if anyone has this bike or test rode
Can you please provide feedback, I asked for more photos from
Company but to no avail. I would like to know frame/ tyre clearance.
Cheers


digging up an old post at 3am, did you ever buy one of these? if so, plz post here. i want to know some things, like, is the frame absolute garbage or not.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Comedian » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Looks like I'll be getting Fat sometime early next year. I've got a Muru on order.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:25 pm

Nice one. I know a few guys who ride them. They are very impressive.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Inspectorgadget » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:22 am

I’ve got en electric fat bike 350 Watt rear hub.

Bought it new here in Perth six months ago. For sale on gumtree.

I got tempted by a Scott MTB with Bosch drive. I wanted front suspension and ability to do steeper trails in the Perth hills.

A fat bike is extremely stable with heaps of grip and will go through deep sand and boggy areas where a MTB won’t.

More friction from the tyres but overall I have a very favourable opinion of these bikes even though I a selling it

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Comedian » Wed May 30, 2018 4:50 pm

My muru frame has arrived.. building it over the next few months. :)

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Inspectorgadget » Thu May 31, 2018 6:50 pm

I ended up selling my fatbike and getting an electric Scott MTB.

The trend is bridging the gap with fatbikes especially with electric motors so 35mm rims. My rims are 23mm and I run a dual ply DHF minion 27.5 x 2.5 on the front.

Of course nothing does sand like a Fatbike. I got a lot of comments when I had it. I wanted front suspension though. Im now running tubeless with sealant.

The Muru frame sounds interesting, tell me more!

I am 60 years old so electric bikes enable me to do trails and go further and do more things.

http://www.murucycles.com/

Grant
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby baabaa » Thu May 31, 2018 6:51 pm

Comedian wrote:My muru frame has arrived.. building it over the next few months. :)

So, you have had plenty of time now, do show the end result pics.





tick , tick ,tick.....

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Comedian » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:29 pm

baabaa wrote:
Comedian wrote:My muru frame has arrived.. building it over the next few months. :)

So, you have had plenty of time now, do show the end result pics.





tick , tick ,tick.....

Nothing to see yet I'm afraid.. still just a frame.

Fork is coming (should be here soon), and the groupset is apparently 6-8 weeks away. :shock: I believe the hubs are at the shop though, as are the rims.

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