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    9:zero:7 vs Fatboy

    I know we don't need another Fatboy thread, but I thought I'd ask something in a different way than the rest. There appears to be a lot of comparisons between the Surley Moonlander and the Specialized Fatboy. How do you think the Susitna vs the Fatboy. I think the specs are about the same. My question is which will handle better in snow? (based off the frame geometry) Anyone else think the fork on the Fatboy is a benefit and a concern at the same time? My worry is an unlucky fall in a rock garden and the fork might be toast.
    For reference, Iím thinking MN riding on local single-track trails and maybe a few trips up North. No beach riding, and maybe some summer riding.

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    Why is the Fatboy in your signature if you are comparing it to a 907?

    The 907 will beat the Fatboy every time. Why? It actually exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    The 907 will beat the Fatboy every time. Why? It actually exists.
    +1 - what all these Fatboy comparo threads actually need is some Fatboys.
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    The last bike in my signature could change. I'm really on the fence. And I can change my mind. Thats why I reached out to you guys. I realize the Fatboy isn't out there, but I was wondering what the Fat bike community thought about comparing those bikes from the geometry standpoint.

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    Ever been run over by a fatbike? Didn't think so! You will never know how I feel.

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    No reason to compare, from what i have heard if you don't have a fatboy on order then you probably won't be getting one. I would think the same goes for the 907.

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    Well, I'm rather high on the list for the Fatboy, and I could get a 9:zero:7 this afternoon if I wanted to. Thats why I'm asking what you guys think.

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    Go ride the 907, if you love it, buy it. There is nothing about the Fatboy that screams "wait for me!" about it IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Well, I'm rather high on the list for the Fatboy, and I could get a 9:zero:7 this afternoon if I wanted to. Thats why I'm asking what you guys think.
    Life is short, you might be dead tomorrow (or any of us for that matter). I rode my 907 on Sunday for 3 hours. Glad I wasn't sittin around waiting for something to come in a box. Pull the trigger - oh, and yes, change your sig to include bikes you own.

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    After getting a new 190mm 907, I'd forgotten that there even was a Fatboy coming out sometime during the next 3-5months. I don't really care anymore.

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    I saw Chain Reaction has a few complete new 190's sitting on the floor. No waiting. I think I'll get one. Oh no, I already have one!!

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    Well the CS on the Fatboy is 455mm and the 907 CS length is 467mm...

    So the 907 will have a bit less weight over the rear wheel and that will be good in the snow. We have some fat bikes out now that are good all season bikes meaning that they are killer on dirt single track so in the end it's comes down to you, what are you going to use it for most. It sounds like you put your money down at a shop like I did that sells both so you have an out kind of and you are starting to rethink it, I went to a shop in my area that sells Surly, Salsa, 9zer07, Treks, and Specialized and I talked to the guys that ride around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatfendershop View Post
    oh, and yes, change your sig to include bikes you own.
    Dude, yes, because right now your signature makes you a poseur-maximus! Claiming you own a bike that basically no one owns? Shame on you for pretending.
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    Well, I'm biased because I just got my 190mm 907 a few weeks ago and hardly can bring myself to quit riding. But, there really isn't anyone around here who can give you real world impressions of the Fatboy, so I guess you're stuck with stuff like this
    The best I can do for you is this... Based on my experience, I can't imagine that you wouldn't like the 907.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Dude, yes, because right now your signature makes you a poseur-maximus! Claiming you own a bike that basically no one owns? Shame on you for pretending.
    Bad.
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    They both suck in the snow.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    They both suck in the snow.
    Sometimes suck is a good thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I agree, Bailiff wack that mans pee pee
    Do you realize how few people here will recognize this 70' s Cheech and Chong line?
    Thumbs up bdundee!
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    Dave's not here!

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    Fatboy's X0, type 2, with grip shift, is far superior to X9 with triggers for winter riding IMO. Grip shift is very compatible with moose mitts and triggers aren't ideal with bulky gloves.

    Spesh Ground Controls- You'll have 'em. Nobody else can get 'em. Yet.

    Wider rims on the Spesh- 90 vs 80.

    Carbon monocoque fork vs... alloy??? Ewwwww.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    Fatboy's X0, type 2, with grip shift, is far superior to X9 with triggers for winter riding IMO. Grip shift is very compatible with moose mitts and triggers aren't ideal with bulky gloves.

    Spesh Ground Controls- You'll have 'em maybe. Nobody else can get 'em. Yet.

    Wider rims on the Spesh- 90 vs 80.

    Carbon monocoque fork vs... alloy??? Ewwwww.
    Fixed it for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Do you realize how few people here will recognize this 70' s Cheech and Chong line?
    Thumbs up bdundee!
    Boy did that bring back some hazy memories
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    Quote Originally Posted by twindaddy View Post
    Boy did that bring back some hazy memories
    Doesn't it?

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    Anybody know how to add all the bikes I wished I owned into my signature line? I like to pretend.
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    trailblazer29e, I say you can list any bike in your signature whether it exists or not!
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