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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!
    Just like Fat Bikes...the posters on here can go anywhere...and do.

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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....
    Riding.....

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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!
    There are three kinds of people: those of us that are good at math and those that are not.

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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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    Something in the 3 - 3.3 width range please...
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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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