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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:17 am

find_bruce wrote:
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find_bruce wrote:Looking good mugglechops, will look even better with a nice coating of mud :D


Need some decent rain first :D

Ask and you shall receive



I hosed the bike off and then myself :D
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby cray- » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:36 pm

I don't suppose anyone has heard anything about that cheapo Walmart fatty, the Mongoose Beast, making it's way to Australia? There was talk of it earlier in the thread and I tried contacting Mongoose in Aus but got no response. I just want a cheap thrasher, no budget for a proper fatbike.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Cheesewheel » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:03 pm

cray- wrote:I don't suppose anyone has heard anything about that cheapo Walmart fatty, the Mongoose Beast, making it's way to Australia? There was talk of it earlier in the thread and I tried contacting Mongoose in Aus but got no response. I just want a cheap thrasher, no budget for a proper fatbike.

Cheapest I have seen is

http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/2014- ... e/CGS120MQ
at $850

Probably a step up from the walmart version, though.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby cray- » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:51 am

Cheesewheel wrote:Probably a step up from the walmart version, though.

Most definitely a step up, but about 4x the price, the Beast sells for USD$199! Cheers anyway.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:58 pm

You put fat on the table for 500, any groupset, and I am in. Somewhat surprising they don't abandon the current BSO MTB paradigm, because poorly inflated tyres, go anywhere traction and low gears kinda meshes perfectly with the POBSO?

2k sounds like commitment to me lol, diamond ring style.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:45 pm

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:16 pm

I wonder if the surf lifeguards will be looking for recalcitrant motorbike riders as these things get more and more popular?
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:05 pm

Here you go kids... one for the cashed up urban professional who's too scared to drive their Grand Cherokee on sealed roads with with crumbling edges and are basically constrained to the city. I present you the Urban Mini-Velo Fat bike.

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from the Velo-Orange Blog, somewhere in Taiwan.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby cray- » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:51 am

That frame looks like it's waiting for an advertising placard. I like this one better but I think it belongs in the Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers forum:

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Ross » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:58 pm

How about a fat trike?

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http://riderungu.com/juggernaut/
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:54 am

The question now is whether this thing exceeds the logical extreme...and personally I prefer the look of the front suspension version - which should have two Lefty's.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Cheesewheel » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:53 am

Don't waste your time. They already have a more efficient model in the works due for release in 2015

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Xplora » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:57 am

The trike, while stupid, is a legitimate exercise in the appropriate context. Methinks a SS cruiser might have been a more sensible approach... it's a bike to be seen while riding, I'm not seeing this being more practical than a regular phattie...
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:17 am

I'm curious how it would go with two hub motors up front and decent battery. Could make for a legitimate tow vehicle for beach/snow surfing!! Torque steer anyone?
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Cheesewheel » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:16 pm

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Apparently this guy has a show where he crushes 20-30 parked surly moonlanders

BTW, aside from finding that from googling "fat penny farthing", you can get this too

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:54 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:The question now is whether this thing exceeds the logical extreme...
Surely that's a subjective question anyway? :lol:

But regardless; I've been enjoying the whimsy of the last few posts in this thread. It's been less of a circle-jerk or marketers/distributors social media indulgence.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:06 am

HappyHumber wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:The question now is whether this thing exceeds the logical extreme...
Surely that's a subjective question anyway? :lol:

But regardless; I've been enjoying the whimsy of the last few posts in this thread. It's been less of a circle-jerk or marketers/distributors social media indulgence.



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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:34 pm

Mugglechops wrote:If you don't like Fat Bikes or the posts in this thread, why even look at it?


Sour grapes. I'm just jealous. Too bloody broke at the moment to afford one ;)
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby silentbutdeadly » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:50 pm

I could have bought one. But I bought something else...
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby cray- » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:17 am

Cheesewheel wrote:Image
Apparently this guy has a show where he crushes 20-30 parked surly moonlanders


Video of the above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1tGggJ1QHU
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby petie » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:13 pm

cray- wrote:
Cheesewheel wrote:Image
Apparently this guy has a show where he crushes 20-30 parked surly moonlanders


Video of the above:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1tGggJ1QHU


Awesome!
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby crazyjose » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:40 pm

Once you have fat, you wont go back...

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:56 am

Oh I don't know about that. The local fatty in our club keeps getting the tyres staked by hard sticks and timber shards that litter our trails...I'm not sure he's enjoying this aspect of Fat.
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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby PapaJohn » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:28 pm

Well I love my Pug. (second hand e-bay buy) Got rid of the other MTB (nothing special at all). Just the thing. Good town bike, magic on trails.

Fat tyres just seem to hang on like nothing else. Took it to the snow last Winter. That was interesting. Endomorph tyres are not really grippy enough on our wet spring snow (easy to spin out in a climb) as I would have liked, but fun all the same. Tyres with knobs would be better. Loaned it to a couple of friends for plays on days off. They came back raving. It wasn't the only bike up there, but the only true fatty. I won't change the tyres until I need to replace them, and maybe not at all, as the Endomorphs roll well enough on the hard and are a great sand tyre. Good for my general purposes.

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Re: Anyone ride a fatbike.

Postby Aushiker » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:40 pm



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