after reading this thread I think I'm going to have to go with the Moony. I think the 5 lbs savings is worth not being able to swap the front and rear wheels; I don't plan on being so far away from civilization that not being able to swap the wheels is going to matter. When I get one, however, I'll have to find a secluded place to ride, as I would hate to be stopped and have my fatbike ogled by every person I happened upon!
Thanks for starting this thread. I'll be following closely.
i love riding in remote places, the odd dog walker or wildlife is fine, but i prefer the secluded coastlines and woodland tracks.
best thing with one of these, if there is no track.....you make your own, and i do that regular, great feeling.
yesterday i struggled with the tube twice then gave up due to my girlfriend driving 2hrs to see me so i opted for the lift home to save her waiting seeing as she had travelled 130 mile to see me!
bar that, they are strong, bombproof bikes, they have to be. i always keep my bikes in tip top shape due to them being my prizes assets anyways.
im afraid you cant escape folk who want to stop and talk about these bikes mind....so plan extra time for your rides
its every ride now, unless you blank folk or avoid them where possible!
glad i have inspired a few folk to try them though
i had a great chat to the guy who travelled from scotland for my pugsley today, told hime what sites to visit to get info etc, also about the bike, left one happy chap.
as for fat bike choice, surly are still top choice for many, pugsleys are awesome bikes, they really are. id be happy with one if i didnt have the moony, but the moony does everything i need.
yes, the wheels are not swappable like pugsleys and the extra width can slow you down on roads and hardpack, but the speeds i go i dont mind one bit, plus its always ready for anything, sand, snow, mud, rocks, bogs, streams, gravel.....anything.
2014 surly straggler
2012 surly moonlander
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