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    2014 Fatty Rumors

    So, any good rumors about 2014 fat bikes floating around yet? I would love to see an aluminum Muk with tapered steartube and through axles. An X9 11 speed drive train would be a super bonus!

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    I heard a rumor that I will be riding my fatbike all summer! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1spd1way View Post
    I heard a rumor that I will be riding my fatbike all summer! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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    I talked to this guy who knows somebody who works in a shop who said both the Rockshox and Fox reps stopped in and said they will have a fatty fork for next year, no question. His cousin also knows a guy who's friends with the Specialized rep, and he heard him say that Specialized was staying out of the fatty game until they can formulate a plan to sue everyone for patent infringement. I think the latter has some credibility.

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    I heard that perhaps Rocky Mountain Bikes are thinking about it, this year or next.

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    I know a guy that knows a guy who works in a bike shop that said he knows this guy that knows nothing about anything...

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    I stayed at a holiday inn express lastnight and they too make fat bikes.
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    Come on guys...Seriously!

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    I seriously know someone who works in a carwash that overheard someone who works for another guy who rides a bike...he heard wal-smart is selling bikes with fat tires!

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    The new hot ticket for this coming year is 1x13, and rims that are 140mm wide. New rear hubs 230mm.
    Def no suspension, everybody knows us fat bikers don't want that....

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    All I want to know is what the @%$@&* frame warranty will be on the soon to be released carbon Beargrease. Salsa won't say. That's news I'd like to hear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onepivot View Post
    All I want to know is what the @%$@&* frame warranty will be on the soon to be released carbon Beargrease. Salsa won't say. That's news I'd like to hear!
    I agree because that is something that I am looking to purchase.

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    I know Trek has prototypes floating around out there, but no idea if/when they'll go into production.

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    I heard that Surly and Salsa will not make enough of whatever it is you are looking for.

    Expect a new tire that weighs less than current tires, costs more than an entry level wheel, and sells out before you've even heard of it. Also, expect that tire to be re-stocked about 3 days after you decide to buy another set of tires.

    Expect at least 3 new hub widths.

    Expect things to get lighter.

    Expect things to get more expensive.

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    and expect mass produced full squish by this time next yr.
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    And expect diminishing returns for each additional fat-specific "innovation" put out by the industry

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    Re: 2014 Fatty Rumors

    Expect Jebus bikes that can ride on water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Expect Jebus bikes that can ride on water.
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    I predict I will not need to replace my moonlander because there is still room for more beef!
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    It is rumored that I will continue to immensely enjoy the fatbikes I already own. Strangely, I'm not even looking for any innovation at the moment. I'm good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    It is rumored that I will continue to immensely enjoy the fatbikes I already own. Strangely, I'm not even looking for any innovation at the moment. I'm good.
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    2014 Fatty Rumors

    True dat. I'm looking to improve my fatbike, but not really in any fatbike specific way. Some good light crank options in the happenings now, maybe a lighter cockpit. I guess I'm a sucker for tires, whatcha got?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    True dat. I'm looking to improve my fatbike, but not really in any fatbike specific way. Some good light crank options in the happenings now, maybe a lighter cockpit. I guess I'm a sucker for tires, whatcha got?!
    Who, me?
    I've been totally happy with my e13 cranks. Recently converted them to a double. Been running 180tpi Escalators. Love 'em, but they're pretty thin in the casing and I've taken a couple of sticks right through the middle.

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    Shimano is going to rush out with a fat XT crankset to counter Sram x9

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    What I want to see and what I'm going to see this year are two different things.

    I'm gonna see newer lighter wider.

    What I want to see is supply chain problems going away. As in, if I want a tire, it's in stock. If I want a rim, it's in stock. If I want a frame, it's in stock in my size.

    Seriously, I do not care if someone comes out with a 20 pound fatbike that only costs $500 bucks if no one ever has one in stock and the manufacturer only builds 10 of them.

    So rather than newer, lighter, wider, let's hope for focus on the non sexy parts of fatbikes- the availability of parts.

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    ^^Agree!^^

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    I personally think it will not be one of the big 4 full-line companies who makes the first macro fat bike, Raleigh or Jamis or somebody like that will be first. I am surpirsed there isn't a Reynolds 853 fat bike out there, or is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clobber View Post
    I personally think it will not be one of the big 4 full-line companies who makes the first macro fat bike, Raleigh or Jamis or somebody like that will be first. I am surpirsed there isn't a Reynolds 853 fat bike out there, or is there?
    When even light wheels weigh as much as a decent roadbike wheelset, saving a couple grams with slightly lighter steel is kind of a waste of money. And when you are rolling on 4" wide tires @ 8lbs of pressure, you could have a frame made out of an I-beam and it would still feel cushy.

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    I would love to see a big tyre manufacturer get on the fat train, Schwalbe or Maxxis would be awesome.
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    Re: 2014 Fatty Rumors

    I haven't had a thread rape my laugh hole like this in awhile.
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckfiddious View Post
    What I want to see and what I'm going to see this year are two different things.

    I'm gonna see newer lighter wider.

    What I want to see is supply chain problems going away. As in, if I want a tire, it's in stock. If I want a rim, it's in stock. If I want a frame, it's in stock in my size.

    Seriously, I do not care if someone comes out with a 20 pound fatbike that only costs $500 bucks if no one ever has one in stock and the manufacturer only builds 10 of them.

    So rather than newer, lighter, wider, let's hope for focus on the non sexy parts of fatbikes- the availability of parts.
    Indeed. I want the Race Face Turbine cranks in blue. Sold out... bah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clobber View Post
    i am surpirsed there isn't a reynolds 953 fat bike out there, or is there?
    Yes please!!

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    Whats the fatback steelie made from ?
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    Fatback had a frame made from 953 or similar. I think he just did one.

    Anybody seen this?
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    Borealis

    First time for me, looks good. Found some information here.
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    Cool, always great to see more carbon toys
    Now if we could just get a fat mojo or Tallboy ......carbon of course

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    Thanks Pete, you just ruined me by posting that pic.
    looks like I will get another fatty sooner than later
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    it'll be interesting to see what S does for tires, lord knows they can't be selling those things with Surly rubber

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    Quote Originally Posted by onepivot View Post
    All I want to know is what the @%$@&* frame warranty will be on the soon to be released carbon Beargrease. Salsa won't say. That's news I'd like to hear!
    It will be 5 years.
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    X2 on the supply chain issue. It seems one has to be pretty determined to get one of these things if you live outside of "official" fat bike territory. I think components are as light as they should be already, the heavy parts of a fat bike, tires and wheels, are already at the point of sacrificing durability for weight savings. Yes, you might be able to save a pound and a half with frame materials and ultra light crank arms, but those parts won't be in stock either.

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    A fat S will be a joke unless they can actually bring something to the table. Rims, tires, cranks, hubs... otherwise, it's just a frame. No better than what is already out there. True, I dislike them and their business practices, but anyone entering the field now really needs to have a game changing design, otherwise they are also-rans.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryJerry View Post
    it'll be interesting to see what S does for tires, lord knows they can't be selling those things with Surly rubber

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    A fat S will be a joke unless they can actually bring something to the table. Rims, tires, cranks, hubs... otherwise, it's just a frame. No better than what is already out there. True, I dislike them and their business practices, but anyone entering the field now really needs to have a game changing design, otherwise they are also-rans.
    x1000.....

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    Heard there was a trike fat bike in the works. Comes with colored tires as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    True dat. I'm looking to improve my fatbike, but not really in any fatbike specific way. Some good light crank options in the happenings now, maybe a lighter cockpit. I guess I'm a sucker for tires, whatcha got?!
    I have the Race Face Turbine cranks and am very happy. Great looking, stiff and saved a pound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    A fat S will be a joke unless they can actually bring something to the table. Rims, tires, cranks, hubs... otherwise, it's just a frame. No better than what is already out there. True, I dislike them and their business practices, but anyone entering the field now really needs to have a game changing design, otherwise they are also-rans.
    Rims, tyres: likely to be Spesh branded.
    Cranks: SRAM
    Hubs: who knows. They've already done Stout hubs. Feed them up a bit until they become fat?

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    My LBS that I am very loyal to is a Spesh/Transition/Intense dealer. Usually that means waiting forever for QBP item watch tires. If I can get Specialized tires, which I've been very happy with on my Transition, but for a fat bike, I'd totally be down.
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    I heard that Duggus is psychic and the "Target HUFFY FAT BIKE" he alluded to, is actually being produces as a FULL SUSPENSION CHRISTMAS SPECIAL that will be available in Red & Green with Silver Bells, a RED Taillight up front, and it will fly.

    I don't think anything special will happen, and at best there will be a trickling in of FB specific components, with greater tire choice and availability taking the lead.

    And,
    Whoever mentioned Salsa & Surly not making enough bikes, earlier in the thread ... That's probably very accurate

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    I picture bike company boardroom meetings where executives discuss fatbikes.

    CEO: "Those things are ridiculous. Is this clownbike fad over yet?"
    Underling #1: "Uh, no, sir. Demand seems to be growing. I think we should go all in."
    CEO: "You're fired. Who's got something better?"
    Underling #2: "Um, 650B?"

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    I'm with underling #1
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