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    2017 KHS 4 Season 500 Fat Bike vs The 2017 Garneau Louis 3 Fat Bike

    I have narrowed down the following 2 Fat Bikes based on my Budget . Looking for advice on which one will be best for snow and sand. I believe the KHS weighs 39 pounds and the Louis weight in around 32 which is a concern but I cannot verify these weights


    Louis Garneau Fat Bike Gros Louis 3


    FRAME: Garneau Gros Louis, S-6 alloy, ID10 x 170 mm
    FORK: Garneau, Cr-Mo, ID10 x 135 mm, disc
    SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Altus ST-M370
    FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Alivio FD-M410 E type
    REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Alivio RD-M4000
    CRANKSET: Forged alloy, 32/22T
    BOTTOM BRACKET: CH-52, sealed cartridge
    CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG300, 9-speed
    CHAIN: KMC X9RB, 1/2'' x 11/128'' w/Rust Buster
    FRONT WHEEL: HJC 80mm, KT-SL4F, 14 g stainless steel
    REAR WHEEL: HJC 80 mm, KT-SL4R, 14 g stainless steel
    TIRES: Chaoyang Big Daddy, 26 x 4.0''
    SADDLE: Garneau Rouleur
    SEAT POST: A-Spec, micro-adjustable, 31.6 mm
    HANDLEBAR: A-Spec, butted alloy, 31.8 mm
    GRIPS: Kraton 130 mm, lock-on
    STEM: A-Spec, 3D forged alloy, 10˚, 31.8 mm
    BRAKES: Promax DSK-300, mechanical disc
    ROTORS: Promax DT-160G, 160 mm
    PEDALS: 1 piece nylon platform, CrMo axle


    2017 KHS 4 Season 500

    Frame Alloy 6061 w/Custom Formed TT, Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
    Rear Shock N/A
    Fork Full CrMo Straight Blade
    Headset Threadless 1-1/8, Zero Stack
    Rims Alloy 80mm w/Triangle Holes
    Hub, Front Alloy Disc, QR
    Hub, Rear Alloy Disc, Cassette, QR
    Tires CST BFT 26x4.0, 60tpi
    Spokes 14G Black, 32X32
    Derailleur, Front SRAM X5
    Derailleur, Rear SRAM X5
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Chain KMC X9 W/Missing Link
    Crankset Samox 2 piece 2x9 36/22
    BB Cartridge Bearing
    Freewheel / Cassette 11/42, 9-speed
    Pedals VP 530 Alloy Platform
    Seatpost Alloy Micro-adjust, 31.6X350mm
    Saddle KHS Sport Dual Density
    Handlebar Alloy Flat Riser, 35X700
    Stem Alloy 3D Forged, Threadless 4-bolt
    Grips Q2 Lock-On
    Brake Levers Shimano BR-M315
    Brakes Shimano BR-M315, Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm Rotors

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    If you're focus is snow and sand you will want 5 inch tires. Neither option had them and new Fatbike tires that are decent will run you + $200 assuming they fit your frame. Have you looked at any of the bikesdirect models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff_L View Post
    If you're focus is snow and sand you will want 5 inch tires. Neither option had them and new Fatbike tires that are decent will run you + $200 assuming they fit your frame. Have you looked at any of the bikesdirect models?


    Thanks, its for a friend, he will use it for snow and sand but overall just to get out and get some exercise . He wants one of these I was just wondering which one would be a better option and the best one for weight

    Thanks

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    So, when is Pearl Izumi or Mt. Borah offering up their fatbike?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    6 of this, half a dozen of the other... Pick the one with the best price?

    I would probably choose the KHS between the 2. Garneau seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, nothing against them for that really, but as Mendon implied it may be better for them to stick to what they know.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    how can I find out about the weight of each bike no website posts that . If the Garneau is actually 8 pounds lighter that must be a much better benefit alone

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    The target market for these bikes is not the weight weenie crowd, so my guess is that it won't be listed as both are entry level fat bikes with the expectation they will be heavy. It's kind of like your college GPA if it's below 3, you don't put it on the resume. If the fat bike is well over 30lbs, you don't list it on the spec sheet. If your friend has the opportunity to ride them both before purchase, even if it's just around the parking lot, that will be the best way to decide. Is it possible to have the seller/LBS weigh the bikes? Honestly, the weight is just one thing of many that can influence the ride. I would rather have a heavier bike that fit than a lighter one that did not.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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