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    Anybody interested in Fatback Carbon???


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    ...so that's what Greg meant the other day when he told me he has "some really badass stuff in the works"...
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    Did not realize they were the market leader.....Thought that title was held by QBP with Surly and Salsa under their helm.

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    This piece is pre-rough draft stage that someone put together. It is not factually correct, and was not meant for release. I had not even seen it myself until now.
    Last edited by thirstywork; 08-16-2013 at 05:28 PM.
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    'Fatback is the market leader for fat tire bikes'


    A bold statement!

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    Yeah, since their carbon is only in a "pre-rough draft stage", I wouldn't say they were even in the race, much less a leader.

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    Please make sure it has rack mounts and bottle mounts.
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    Greg,
    Sorry to post that link if it wasn't meant for general "consumption". I was checking out pics of your future carbon fork and stumbled upon that page. I, for one, look forward to your future releases. My Fatback has been the most fun ride I've owned since I started mountain biking. I know that a carbon frame would most likely come from overseas, but I have mega respect for the fact that you guys try to source as much as possible in the U.S. Keep up the great work!

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    No worries JYB. Just want folks to know the fellow who wrote it did not run it by me, and made many assumptions, several of them wrong, which is why it should not have made it live.
    The pre rough draft comment is in reference to the link, not the frame set. Rack and bottle mounts are there. Details will be released shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JYB View Post
    Anybody interested in Fatback Carbon???
    Nope. Carbon rims though...
    "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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    What rear end are you guys thinking seeing as everyone else is jumping to 190mm???

    I love my hope 170mm hubs but what would throw the cat amoungst the pigeons is a 135mm carbon rear??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051 View Post
    Did not realize they were the market leader.....Thought that title was held by QBP with Surly and Salsa under their helm.
    THey are a market leader in that they literally lead the market. As in, most of the ideas you see came from them.

    You could say that Aston Martin leads the market in sedans not because they sell more but because so many have aped their designs (ford and mazda)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    What rear end are you guys thinking seeing as everyone else is jumping to 190mm???

    I love my hope 170mm hubs but what would throw the cat amoungst the pigeons is a 135mm carbon rear??
    I believe Fatback was the first to build around a 190mm hub.
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    190 it is. This aluminum 190 bike was raced successfully all last winter.
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    first to build a symmetrical fatty too
    If Huffy made an airplane, would you fly in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckfiddious View Post
    THey are a market leader in that they literally lead the market. As in, most of the ideas you see came from them.

    You could say that Aston Martin leads the market in sedans not because they sell more but because so many have aped their designs (ford and mazda)...
    I couldn't have said it better myself, buckfiddious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Nope. Carbon rims though...
    Not mentioning those either.
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    Saltwater

    I agree its great stuff!

    My off-topic question: does anyone know how carbon handles frequent saltwater emersion? I live on the beach down here in Homer and I honestly don't know the answer. Saltwater is so hard on everything else so I'm curious what it'll do to a carbon frame.

    Does anyone know?

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    I agree its great stuff!

    My off-topic question: does anyone know how carbon handles frequent saltwater emersion? I live on the beach down here in Homer and I honestly don't know the answer. Saltwater is so hard on everything else so I'm curious what it'll do to a carbon frame.

    Does anyone know?

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    first to build a symmetrical fatty too
    key player in getting this sub forum started up too as I recall
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    first to build a symmetrical fatty too
    Vicious used (maybe still uses) a symmetrical 150 rear triangle. Just didn't have much tire clearance, but at the time there wasn't anything wider than 3".
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    Quote Originally Posted by patirwin View Post
    I agree its great stuff!



    My off-topic question: does anyone know how carbon handles frequent saltwater emersion? I live on the beach down here in Homer and I honestly don't know the answer. Saltwater is so hard on everything else so I'm curious what it'll do to a carbon frame.



    Does anyone know?



    Pat

    Seeing as how there are sea kayaks and paddles made of carbon fiber, I would guess that they stand up fairly well.







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    Pat,

    As mentioned, sea kayaks and plenty of paddles are now constructed from carbon fiber and carbon composites. Additionally, many high end boats, both motor and sail are using ample amounts of carbon. I'd say you're more than safe with a carbon Fatback if you're leaning that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patirwin View Post
    I agree its great stuff!

    My off-topic question: does anyone know how carbon handles frequent saltwater emersion? I live on the beach down here in Homer and I honestly don't know the answer. Saltwater is so hard on everything else so I'm curious what it'll do to a carbon frame.

    Does anyone know?

    Pat
    What you have to be concerned about regarding carbon and saltwater is its proximity to metals that could corrode. Aluminum, for example, is dissimilar enough that it will show corrosion near carbon in a saltwater solution. Titanium, on the other hand, is "similar" enough that in a practical sense will not corrode in the presence of carbon.

    Galvanic corrosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    http://www.corrosionist.com/Corros1.gif EDIT - "Graphite" in this chart can basically be used interchangeably with carbon fiber composite.

    With that in mind, aluminum bits can still be used in a carbon bike frame are insulated with a thin layer of fiberglass (there are other methods).

    Given that Fatback has their manufacturing of other frames well sorted out, I'm sure they're all up on this like flies on sh!t.

    And as for the carbon itself, as others have said, don't sweat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork View Post
    Not mentioning those either.
    I'd be pretty jazzed about some carbon fat rims that were "summer trail worthy"!

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