Old man,Fatbike

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Old man,Fatbike

Postby reohn2 » 25 Sep 2018, 8:52am

I saw chap on a car park who'd just finished a ride on his fat bike,we got chatting and he let me take it for a quick ride around the car park.The bike was an alu Scott with boingy fork,on a 2minute ride I was quite surprised how nippy it was as I was expecting a real sluglike feel.
Hmm,don't think I'll be parting with my Genesis Longitude anytime soon and I have a Genesis Vagabond frameset in the post which I intend to build up with 2in slicks and drops,but a fatbike demands a longer test ride :)

Edit:- Thread title is shamelessly stolen from a Youtube channel of the same name.
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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby Si » 25 Sep 2018, 4:31pm

The bike was an alu Scott with boingy fork


Development seems to have overtaken my ken agin. I thought the idea of fat bikes was that you didn't need suspension as the massive tyres did it all for you? Oh well, offf to the cycle Show this week, will investigate, although I'm guessing it's mostly going to be ebikes and gravel bikes.

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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby reohn2 » 25 Sep 2018, 7:54pm

Si wrote:
The bike was an alu Scott with boingy fork


Development seems to have overtaken my ken agin. I thought the idea of fat bikes was that you didn't need suspension as the massive tyres did it all for you? Oh well, offf to the cycle Show this week, will investigate, although I'm guessing it's mostly going to be ebikes and gravel bikes.

Yeah,I can't see the point of front sus and a 4inch tyre run at 6 to 8 psi :?
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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby rotavator » 26 Sep 2018, 10:30pm

As I see it,a fat bike would be most useful if you live somewhere there is a lot of loose sand, e.g. on the coast or which gets a lot of snow in the winter.

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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby Cunobelin » 27 Sep 2018, 6:17am

My thorn tours on 1.95 tyres

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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby reohn2 » 27 Sep 2018, 4:36pm

rotavator wrote:As I see it,a fat bike would be most useful if you live somewhere there is a lot of loose sand, e.g. on the coast or which gets a lot of snow in the winter.

I agree,my Genesis Longitude is sat on 29er x 2.4inch Conti X Kings which I run at 12 to15psi front and 20 to 25 rear .I've ridden some pretty mucky terrain and upto 150mm deep snow,which it handles very well indeed,so I'm sticking with what I've got for the really mucky stuff.
TBH with Fat bikes it's the cost of tyres that scares me off them,that and the other specialised cycle parts,but as Ive posted elsewhere on the forum,to each his own and if 4in and bigger tyres suits the individual who am I to grumble.

In the next week or so I'm looking forward to building up a Genesis Vagabond with drops and lightweight 2inch slicks.......... :D
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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby reohn2 » 27 Sep 2018, 4:38pm

Cunobelin wrote:My thorn tours on 1.95 tyres

Which tyres do you use?
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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Sep 2018, 8:56pm

reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:My thorn tours on 1.95 tyres

Which tyres do you use?



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Re: Old man,Fatbike

Postby reohn2 » 28 Sep 2018, 10:20pm

Cunobelin wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Cunobelin wrote:My thorn tours on 1.95 tyres

Which tyres do you use?



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