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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:20 pm 
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First week with a moonlander and 50miles covered in all terrain.

Typical the last day to actually have snow!

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Only a inch or two so no real test, but I have really enjoyed the past week getting to know the bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:57 pm 
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I think that Moonlander is bloody ace. The width of the tyres just make me smile, looks great fun to ride. Cracking pics as usual, like reading the adventures of the Moonlander! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Soaked through after just a few miles on the ice.....huge tires throw huge amounts of water up at you!

Good fresh air and cold fog though to wake me up.

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Looks great and lots of fun!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:49 pm 
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It's better fun when not riding in ice and snow....I'm getting too soft :lol:


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Took it for its first climbing session today, only 722ft but enough for me on an empty stomach.....just wanted to make the most of the stunning sun to be honest.

All was well, bar a little hiccup on the way home where my front mech twisted round....had to stop and retighten and a bit of adjustment....was scary when the crank arm hit it and span it into the rear tire :shock: all is well though, no damage.

Sick of washing the bike though, can't wait for dry days......

Few pics from hoard monument, Ulverston.

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Bit of a disaster yesterday, moonlanders front mech came loose, causing damage to the shifter cable when i adjusted it. After a new cable but no proper ride, i was keen to get on a decent ride with the bike today.

Went on a nice route a few weeks ago on the pugsley that I fancied doing on the moonlander when it arrived, so took the opportunity today.

Great the way the BFLs float over the gravel, and gritty sand.....

Sticky tidal mud that the nates dig through, didn't cause as much effort for the moony, it floats over the mud, rather than dig its way through. Just means steering is more sensitive.

The way it glides over gravel, a couple of mph more than the pugsley would was great....as always, a few pics.

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Stuck a set of surly Nate 26x4.0 on the moony on Friday, always wondered what they would be like on 100mm rims.

These tires are awesome on my pugsley, unreal amounts of traction that no other tire can give, a true leap forward in fatbike technology.

The pugsley now wears the 4.7" big fat larrys....they look small on the 65mm rims.

First test was on Saturday, tackling the normal rocky single track then onto pebble and grit coastline before hitting a few 4x4 tracks, traction was great as I expected.

Still lots of float on the sand, just a little slower than BFLs, but I have higher pressures in the nates, they really stretch out.

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looks cool 8)

have you kept all the gears on the pugs with the BFLs :?:

stubbsy :D


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Nah, pugsley will lose a few, though the front mech had about 2mm clearance with 4.0" nates, with 4.7" it's the same, but higher gears will not engage without the chain fouling the tire....


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