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Old 22.09.2015, 21:26
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Fat Biking

Thinking of getting a fat bike for winter and was wondering if anyone knows if bikes are allowed on snowshoe trails? I haven't found anything that says bikes are not allowed but I also have lived here long enough to know that it's probably forbidden. DAS IST VERBOTEN goes the saying. On the other hand fat bikes are so new here that maybe they haven't even thought of banning them....yet. Is the window still open? Thinking of getting a full squish fatty.
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Old 22.09.2015, 22:16
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Re: Fat Biking

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Old 22.09.2015, 22:28
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Re: Fat Biking

You don't need no full-suss on a fat bike.
You just need UST tires, keep 'em properly deflated and you'll ride over anything.


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Old 22.09.2015, 22:43
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You don't need no full-suss on a fat bike.
You just need UST tires, keep 'em properly deflated and you'll ride over anything.


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I tried a rigid fat bike last year in a parking lot with some stairs and the undampened rebound was quite noticeable and a common complaint with fat bikes. It gives it a bouncing balloon feeling. Apparently a FS fat bike solves this problem. If I can only go on forest roads and groomed XC ski pistes than a HT would make more sense. However if it's okay to go on snow shoe trails then having a FS with a more agressive geo would be better. Plus having a FS fat bike makes you future ready as all you need is another wheelset and now you have a 650B+ bike as well, so sort of a two bikes in one kind of deal.
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Old 23.09.2015, 00:15
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Re: Fat Biking

Keep in mind suspension is quite likely to "freeze over" in low temperatures.
Especially on longer rides.
There's a reason why most fatbikes are rigid.
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Old 23.09.2015, 09:51
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Keep in mind suspension is quite likely to "freeze over" in low temperatures.
Especially on longer rides.
There's a reason why most fatbikes are rigid.
Solutions do exist to extend the temerature range. If it can work in Fargo I'm sure it will work here. I just don't want to be stuck with a hard tail during warmer weather. Not that I dislike hard tails, you have no idea how much I would love a steel frame HT, but after 30 something years of riding BMX, MTB,MX,skateboards,snowboards,surfboards and general shenanigans my ankles and knees tend to protest when ever they are not supported by something squishy.
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Re: Fat Biking

Just saw this on pinkbike


What can I say?
I'm digging it!

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