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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby crazyjose » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:02 pm

About time too, I knew it would pay off, that you would end up single 8(

My Trek Farley is slowly coming along, hurry up front derailleur...

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:12 pm

crazyjose wrote:About time too, I knew it would pay off, that you would end up single 8(

My Trek Farley is slowly coming along, hurry up front derailleur...

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Nice bike. Looks almost exactly like this one :D


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Hopefully only a month away from my Fat Boy turning up.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby trailgumby » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:53 pm

RLC Sport are now selling Lefty forks already set up for fatbike use:

http://rlcsport.com.au/site/products-pa ... s-fatbike/

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:36 pm

trailgumby wrote:RLC Sport are now selling Lefty forks already set up for fatbike use:

http://rlcsport.com.au/site/products-pa ... s-fatbike/

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Would be awesome but gets pricey when you add it all up.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:51 am

Global Fatbike day today. Still waiting on the Fatboy to turn up. 10psi also works in 29er tyres. As long as you don't corner too hard :D

Crazyjose was having fun.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:55 pm

How do these things go with jumps (1-2 foot high) and tighter nooks and crannies? Had my first run at bush bashing in the last 20 years (I may have done some as a kid but I can't remember lol) and the BSO MTB just wasn't up to the task. I'm quite impressed it managed as well as it did... but it was demoralising how risky everything felt. Bigger tyres for a bigger footprint would help enormously, but is the fat just "too big"? Or do you assume you'll just roll straight over everything like an M1 Abrams?

Nice Farley Jose :mrgreen: Why did you go Trek instead of Surly etc etc etc?
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby silentbutdeadly » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:11 pm

You can jump them. Google 'Norco Growler Run' and you'll get a Youtube beer ad worth watching. Still not entirely advised since these things are running around 10 to 15 psi - the bike in the vid had quite a lot of air in it!! Handling wise in the tighties...very very impressive given what they are - you can seriously lean them over!!
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby crazyjose » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:13 pm

[/quote] Nice Farley Jose :mrgreen: Why did you go Trek instead of Surly etc etc etc?[/quote]

Thanx, it took a bit of planning and some crafty buying parts to make it work. I wanted a 170 mm rear axle'd fatbike that was based on an existing good handling frameset, the Farley is based on the Trek Superfly, shorter chain stays a number of good updates from the Superfly that other Fatbikes don't have. I have a '12 Mukluk and I can say that the Farley craps all over it on the single track, which is what I wanted a single track Fatbike weapon, the Mukluk is more of a trekking bike in comparison. Surly wasn't even in the ball park, and Dirtworks ruined that with their excessive pricing and lack of support in parts.

I had to privately import the Trek Farley as disappointingly Trek Australia would not import one in for me, and when I repeatedly asked they came back with "it's too late". So I said screw them and their mindless attitude and did the homework and brought in my own from LA. If Japan and Europe can get them, then why can't we. I was going for the Bigfoot as previously posted, but Norco screwed the frame up badly on that one, they should have kept with the original frame design, so much better looking and refined it in a betterer manner. The Specialized Fatboy would have been my next choice should the Farley not been possible.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby sruss67 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:06 am

Hi,
just joined BNA and have been riding Fat since earlier this year :)
Was riding a Mukluk 3 with upgrades and currently working out what my next fatty will be.
Have a Fatboy Expert on order and am growing tired of the delays from Spec :(
Looking at Ti or maybe carbon :)
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby crazyjose » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:59 pm

Well I rode around Thredbo this week for a couple of days and enjoyed it heaps, saw snow but it was too far away to be practical to ride in it. Nice area to ride, but they need to label their trails a little betterer, not much in the way of dirtbikers there either...

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And did the sweeper lap after todays SCUM Xmas ride, a little muddy and slippy, took some corners like a dirttrack racer as the tyres were all loaded up with clay and mud and traction was a little lacking. More fun after I dialled in the right pressure in the tyres too. Great to close the ride/race on a fatbike and score free food drinks at the end of the ride, Nice one SCUM.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:46 pm

Where's your pump? Only just occurred to me that dialling in the pressure means putting in and letting out a LOT of air?
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby petie » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:50 pm

Xplora wrote:Where's your pump? Only just occurred to me that dialling in the pressure means putting in and letting out a LOT of air?

I have been pondering the exact same question..! I get bored enough adjusting my 2.2 26er tyres!
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:30 pm

It's on he other side of his frame in the majority of the photos.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Zaibs » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:11 am

Sweet video! I want one. It is Christmas after all

Mugglechops wrote:If funds and wife would allow it, I would have one in a heart beat.

Would be great for riding along the beach with.





Not sure about riding in the water though.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby trailgumby » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:57 pm

Salt water too. Not for me.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:25 pm

That teeny red pump? Bugger that for a bad idea. I've got visions of a track pump strapped to the back, TMNT style :shock:
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:51 pm

Xplora wrote:How do these things go with jumps (1-2 foot high) and tighter nooks and crannies? Had my first run at bush bashing in the last 20 years (I may have done some as a kid but I can't remember lol) and the BSO MTB just wasn't up to the task. I'm quite impressed it managed as well as it did... but it was demoralising how risky everything felt. Bigger tyres for a bigger footprint would help enormously, but is the fat just "too big"? Or do you assume you'll just roll straight over everything like an M1 Abrams?

Nice Farley Jose :mrgreen: Why did you go Trek instead of Surly etc etc etc?


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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:11 am

I haven't ridden a bike so slowly in decades as I rode on the Fred Caterson MTB trails... the skills is someone else's middle name, definitely not mine LOL
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:06 am

Xplora wrote:I haven't ridden a bike so slowly in decades as I rode on the Fred Caterson MTB trails... the skills is someone else's middle name, definitely not mine LOL


Nor mine :-)
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:33 pm

Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

trailgumby wrote:29ers are awesome.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby mattwilkinson » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:35 am

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Hi Bike Monster Fat Mountain Bike $1799


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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:33 pm

Looks like they are real now just the on going wait for them to come to Australia.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby coyote » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:56 pm

Looks like they are real now just the on going wait for them to come to Australia


Yes they keep pushing the release date back and there all ready a cue of people growing waiting to get their hands on one. :(
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:47 pm

coyote wrote:
Looks like they are real now just the on going wait for them to come to Australia


Yes they keep pushing the release date back and there all ready a cue of people growing waiting to get their hands on one. :(


Mine was half paid for back in October. Not paying anymore until I see it.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:33 pm

Confirmed, hopefully, mid Feb delivery. :D
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