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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! 36er Fat bike and 24er extra fat.

    Hi guys@gals
    I have really brillinat idea. A real 36er fat bike with up to 6" tyres.

    How about a 24er super fat bike with 10-13" tyres?

    Why not freak it out? Bike industry is always after new hype and biking is about having fun. We've got 11 speed, electronic shifting then why not super fat and 36er fat bike?

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    Because there aren't enough buyers.

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    Has there been enought buyers for suspensions forks in the early 80s or buyers for 29ers in 2002?

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    Did you get tired of trolling in the other wheel-size-specific forums?
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    36ers are so over. All the cool kids want 34.5+ wheels.

    The 24er super fat bike with 10-13" tyres would be excellent if it could be painted orange and the tires were made of bacon. Now quit posting and get busy building me one of these.

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    get some:
    Try this: HTFU

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    36er Fat bike and 24er extra fat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Has there been enought buyers for suspensions forks in the early 80s or buyers for 29ers in 2002?
    Let's not pretend that going from 26" rims to 29" (that already existed in road form) is on the same level as 4.8" tires to 13".

    Also- don't get snarky. You asked "why not?" And I gave you an answer. You're welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    Hi guys@gals
    I have really brillinat idea. A real 36er fat bike with up to 6" tyres.

    How about a 24er super fat bike with 10-13" tyres?...
    A post on this forum from the master of redness?

    OK, taking it seriously - I don't think many of us have the legs to turn a 36" fat wheel but I'd still like to see one.

    As for a 24" with 10-13" tyres, that's the way I think fatness is going to go for those who like bog crawling or soft snow. Why not build it? You'll have to make your own tyre, but stitch together 2 or 3 of the 24" Floaters and you have the tyre, and 100mm rims are available so welding 2 together will get a rim.

    Now why not be the pioneer and build it and bring some greenness into your life?
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    I love it! anyone hang around the atomic zombie bike building forums? they make stuff like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yajbuilder View Post
    ...anyone hang around the atomic zombie bike building forums?...
    I'm scared to. I've got a bad enough bike habit as it is...




    Edit: curse you, yajbuilder. Guess where I have just registered? There's half a day lost.
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    obvious troll is obvious

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    get some:
    That looks like an eBike, eBikes are bad.

    DC, never thought I'd see you in the fatbike forum, it was like a breath of fresh red chicklets. Get bored with the 29er crowd?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    ...DC, never thought I'd see you in the fatbike forum, it was like a breath of fresh red chicklets. Get bored with the 29er crowd?
    He looked around and thought "Where have they all gone", and followed the trail to here.

    I always liked the way he chucked interesting thoughts into unreceptive waters. We're a bit more innovative here so maybe he has found a new home.
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    So the "standard" 36er builds currently run Nimbus Stealth2 rim's and Vee Rubber Offroad 36" tires. The weight is approx. that of clownshoes and 4.8" tires. (rotating mass)

    Now triple that weight and you've got a fat 36er. Build one, film yourself riding it, and everyone will be impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    That looks like an eBike, eBikes are bad.

    DC, never thought I'd see you in the fatbike forum, it was like a breath of fresh red chicklets. Get bored with the 29er crowd?
    Dammit. I totally missed the electric part of that, just thought it was a hanabrink. Quick review of their website shows that is what they sell now, electric fat bikes. Lame.
    Try this: HTFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    So the "standard" 36er builds currently run Nimbus Stealth2 rim's and Vee Rubber Offroad 36" tires. The weight is approx. that of clownshoes and 4.8" tires. (rotating mass)

    Now triple that weight and you've got a fat 36er. Build one, film yourself riding it, and everyone will be impressed
    If I could get a tire I would I think a 36er+ wouldbe the shitz!!!
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    A 36x4 would ultimately be about a 40" diameter, wouldn't it? We're talking about a whole new geometry here. Whereas 26x4 had 29x2 to break the ice. I'm more likely to think a 29x4 may be a niche that borrows a little from 36er geometry, if 36ers ever pick up at all.

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    36x10" would be extreme and roll like a tank over everything. Proper geometry like female trekking-city bike to clear the crotch. Lots of fork offset in the ballpark of 140-160mm. Full suspension 120mm front&rear. 320mm rotors. Ever possible?

    What do you think fat bikers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    36x10" would be extreme and roll like a tank over everything. Proper geometry like female trekking-city bike to clear the crotch. Lots of fork offset in the ballpark of 140-160mm. Full suspension 120mm front&rear. 320mm rotors. Ever possible?

    What do you think fat bikers?
    I make unlikely things happen.

    Do you want one? I will build you one.

    The tires alone will cost you a grand. Sorry. The raw materials alone will cost more than the MSRP of any fat tire currently on the market.

    ...

    The way you get your kicks, man, I find it strange. Don't you have anything fun to occupy your time with? Sex? Drugs? Reading books? All three at the same time?

    Riding your bike, perhaps?

    I just, I try to get people, and like walk me through a day in your life dude. What's fun about trolling constantly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidcopperfield View Post
    ...Ever possible?

    What do you think fat bikers?
    After you.
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