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Rollin' a fattie!

Postby SteveF » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:18 pm

Finally got me a Fat bike last week! 2012 Salsa Mukluk: (it's very blue)

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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:42 pm

Those look cool. whats the advantage of the big tires? rough terrain?

Are they heavy?
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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:48 pm

If anybody else here has fat tire bikes please post pics. Thanks
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Postby JuneBug » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:47 pm

Wow! A snow bike and what a great name for a snow-bike frame. It looks totally fun.
I also went back and checked the Surly (home of the Pugsley) Web site for a bit 'o really fat tire history:
Years ago, our Pugsley’s 3.8" Endomorph tires and 65mm-wide Large Marge rims introduced the cycling world to new riding possibilities. Our big tires, run at low pressures, get you over terrain that is difficult or impossible to ride on a ‘regular’ bike. That original Pugsley tire/rim format certainly changed the game, but there are places and conditions that beg for a larger tire footprint. So, to satisfy our cravings for increased traction action, we introduced the 82mm-wide Rolling Darryl rim. Darryl spreads out the tire more than Marge does, effectively presenting more tread to the trail and adding traction potential. Bigger can be better.

Not wanting to be limited to using the 82mm rim/3.8" tire combo (the largest recommended for the Pugsley), we decided that it was time to raise the bar and develop higher-volume tires, wider rims and a frame to accommodate them. So, this year, we offer you the Big Fat Larry 4.7" tire, the 100mm-wide Clown Shoe rim and, of course, the Moonlander frameset.


Can't imagine a tire bigger than the Endomorph, but there you have it.

I saw a Pugsley with Endomorphs three or four years ago. The owner was going to ride it in some type of stage race in Canada or the northern US Rockies. Don't know how that ever turned out.

Any of these ultra fat tire bikes look great also for extended beach riding. Thanks for sharing pics of this great bike.
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Re: Rollin' a fattie!

Postby Fenlason » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:10 pm

SteveF wrote:Finally got me a Fat bike last week! 2012 Salsa Mukluk: (it's very blue)

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Congrats Steve you will love it.. :thumbsup:
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Postby Fenlason » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:16 pm

campmasterk wrote:Those look cool. whats the advantage of the big tires? rough terrain?

Are they heavy?


There are other threads here on them.. I have started a few myself.. with photos.

My wife and I got a pair of the Surly Pugsleys last winter.. and love them. I ended up getting another frame to build up a better speced bike.

The float makes them good for snow.. and sand.. or boggy stuff... but they are also a blast.. just plain fun to ride. My wife and I have been riding them all summer.

They can be heavy.. my first one started at a hair under 40pounds.. my new one is 32-33..
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Postby Fenlason » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:33 pm

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Postby SteveF » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:17 am

Thanks folks--had it out once already and it's a hoot to ride! Taking it out again tonight. It's not light (the tires are what, 1,200 grams each?) but it rides much more livelier than one would think. Once you're rolling it just feels like a mountain bike.

I could make the cost of the thing back in a year asking a dollar per test ride. This kind of bike sure draws a crowd. And so far I haven't seen anyone ride it without getting a big smile. (including myself!) 8)

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Next to an old manure spreader just off the trail--tire inspiration?:




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Postby Fenlason » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:56 am

When we first started riding them.. they felt heavy.. but then after a while they just feel like a bike..

lightening them up did also help.. We are riding with other mountain bikers.. and doing just fine.. :D

In someways they are better.. in others it is more challenging [which is part of the appeal for me] the big thing is FUN

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Postby Muddybike86' » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:35 am

That looks like a real fun bit of kit. Congrats on the componets, I've always been a fan of the wider tires on my mtb bikes. That is till I get on my Surly LHT with 38mm tire tron like dynamics. :lol:
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:47 am

I'm so jealous.

I already have too many bikes, I'm running out of room to store them.

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Postby Fenlason » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:02 am

mikeschn wrote:I'm so jealous.

I already have too many bikes, I'm running out of room to store them.

Mike...


I know of many.. that once they get a fat bike, get rid of everything else.. :thinking:

I love my fatbike.. but I am not ready for that.
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Postby Oldragbaggers » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:52 am

Guess I am going to try one. I ride a hybrid now, which used to be more or less considered a fat tire bike by the road bike folks, but my tires look downright puny next to those.
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Postby Fenlason » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:42 am

Oldragbaggers wrote:Guess I am going to try one. I ride a hybrid now, which used to be more or less considered a fat tire bike by the road bike folks, but my tires look downright puny next to those.


A mountain bike makes a hybrid look skinny.. and these things make a mountain bike look anemic.. and Surly has a new even bigger set up out now.
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Postby Fenlason » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:21 pm

I do also have a slightly used 20" Pugsly for sale :D
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