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    fatbikes rental

    Hello all,

    I'm looking to try out a fatbike, so i'm wondering if there's anywhere that will rent me one.

    Hardwood rents out, but it's a bit of a slog for me to get there, and you can only ride from 4-8PM and only on certain trails.

    Anybody know of anywhere else?

    Thanks!

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    Where are you located?

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    My bad, probably should've added that.

    Richmond hill.

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    Pedal Bike Shop in Port Colborne did have a Demo Pugsley. Not positive what he has now. Come down to the Frostbike Race and I'll rent you my Mukluk for a six pack of good beer to take for a lap of the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyway View Post
    Pedal Bike Shop in Port Colborne did have a Demo Pugsley. Not positive what he has now. Come down to the Frostbike Race and I'll rent you my Mukluk for a six pack of good beer to take for a lap of the course.
    This is looking interesting. Last year we were fairly closely matched in our wave. It will be interesting to see if the fatbike gives you an appreciable advantage this year....
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    This is looking interesting. Last year we were fairly closely matched in our wave. It will be interesting to see if the fatbike gives you an appreciable advantage this year....
    Smittyway's bike got fatter and you went in the opposite direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    This is looking interesting. Last year we were fairly closely matched in our wave. It will be interesting to see if the fatbike gives you an appreciable advantage this year....
    The conditions will dictate advantage... If there are snow conditions that will give the edge to floatation it will be an advantage if not it is just more bike to pedal. But it is really fun. At the Winterfest Race on the weekend the only place it was a real advantage was in the short section of deep snow at the bottom of the sled hill. The climb up the plowed road it was just more bike to pedal. It is amusing to see the reaction from people to seeing a fatbike up close though.

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    There was a guy (friend of a friend) riding a Moonlander at Joyride yesterday. It looked like it just gobbled up the skinnies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    There was a guy (friend of a friend) riding a Moonlander at Joyride yesterday. It looked like it just gobbled up the skinnies!
    Yeah, but he's American so it doesn't count...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    Smittyway's bike got fatter and you went in the opposite direction.
    Actually, last year I did go in the opposite direction to where I was supposed to and Smittyway snuck past...

    I expect that Smitty's local knowledge of the trail will be the deciding factor, no matter how fat or thin our bikes might be....
    Strava made me do it....

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    I thought Silent Sports had some fatties. I don't know if they have a rental or demo.
    You can try my medium 9zero7 for 5 nice beers.
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    Great!

    Thanks for all the info and offers.

    I'll have to decline the offers to borrow someone's personal ride. I'm fairly accident prone.

    qin__23

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    The Bike Zone in Barrie has 2 rentals available on the weekends. 1 med 907 and a small Salsa. 705 725 0892.

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    If you have family or other reason to visit Muskoka, then Muskoka Outfitters in Bracebridge is renting 907 and Pugsleys, while Algonquin Outfitters in Huntsville has Salsa Mukluk rentals.

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    Barrie's not too far from me, so maybe i'll check that place out.

    Muskoka's quite far, so probably not.

    Thanks all!

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    Ooh, looks like On One is working on a carbon fatty. Nice!

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