Well done Kaiser! I am sure you will love it.
I got mine as after having a ride on one, as Kaiser mentioned it is huge FUN, and that for me is what its all about. I like, no love my 1X1 and this build of the Pugsley just seems like taking it to the next level so to speak. I personally like the look of them, especially in my size as its all just tyre
bit like a bicycle monster truck.
They are getting more popular but I dont think they will ever get anywhere near mainstream, let alone cool. To the average mountainbiker the person riding them probably seem weirder than what a retrobike rider does, and thats saying something
As for the marketing man, well that depends on where your looking from etc but its even more of a niche market than singlespeed, so I hope he hasn't mortgaged the house
I see it as versatile as my 1X1 with the bonus of being to ride places I couldn't before. I was sitting here thinking earlier tonight that as I still have to get a wheel laced to my SS hub before getting anywhere close to complete, this weekend I might take the front end off the Pugsley with my complete wheel and try it on my 1X1
Each to their own I say, some like them and some hate them but I have not really heard of anyone riding one then hoping off moaning about it. Its a bit like riding retro I suppose, ride it within context and its great fun.
As kaiser says the MTBR forum has loads of good information on them, all fatbikes not just the Pugsley, well worth a look.
Try these for motivation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2gi1UA8 ... ure=relmfu
Once finished which should be soon, as per usual, anyone here is more than welcome to a shot. Even if I'm bringing my 1X1 to a ride I dont mind throwing the Pugsley in the van for someone to try.
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted