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 Post subject: On one fatty
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:00 am 
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Picked up my new fatbike yesterday, had to sell my unicorn to buy it however it was the right choice, this bike rides over anything!(Rabbits, dogs, children and pensioners). The pic of it outside the showroom was how I picked it up, safe to say I lowered the seatpost (a bit).
This is the 20" frame, running 4" on one floater tyres.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:19 pm 
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absolutely desparate to have a go on one of these.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Well anyone up this neck of the woods are more the welcome to come and have a spin on it, be warned though you will get addicted!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Ill join the envious bunch. I need to sell bikes to afore this but can't bear to sell them. Lots of of coming up.

What's it like to ride. Does it do fast?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Nice 8) 8) 8)

Any idea of the weight? I was in a similar position last year selling my unicorn (a 92 Merlin) to fund my 907 and I've never regretted it. It puts a big shit eating grin on my face every time I ride it. The only downside is the number of people gawping at it and the interest it attracts, but it'll be less of an issue as they become more popular.

I just wish RockShox or Fox would hurry up and make a fat specific suspension fork....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:17 pm 
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[quote="Fudd"] I just wish RockShox or Fox would hurry up and make a fat specific suspension fork....[/quote]

I agree, with a suspension fork one of these bikes would be a proper trail weapon!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:21 pm 
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The old Maverik forks work apparantly (the upside down ones) if you can find a set. They are strange to ride, you see the huge tyre in front of you and expect it to be a pig to steer, but it's suprisingly nimble and so comfy! It feels similar to a short travel full susser.
I can honestly say If I could only ever own one bike...it would be this.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:41 am 
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jskdog wrote:
The old Maverik forks work apparantly (the upside down ones) if you can find a set. They are strange to ride, you see the huge tyre in front of you and expect it to be a pig to steer, but it's suprisingly nimble and so comfy! It feels similar to a short travel full susser.
I can honestly say If I could only ever own one bike...it would be this.


No shit?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:01 am 
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Very nice indeed. You must be 7' tall to need a saddle at that height on a 20" frame.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:59 pm 
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WOW! absolutely stunning,turning green by the minute.

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