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    Baby Fatty

    Great news for fatbbike riders with kids

    Baby fatty | Brant Blog | News - As Seen On TV

    Due November, it had better arrive on time.

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    That's fantastic! I wish my son was old/big enough so I could buy one.

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    Wait until my daughter sees this!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keyhavenpotterer View Post
    Due November, it had better arrive on time.
    Yeah. It had better :-)

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    Awesome - that's something the Fatbike world really needed...
    Safe riding,

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    Maybe it will drive the price of fatbike components down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Maybe it will drive the price of fatbike components down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Maybe it will drive the price of fatbike components down!
    That's what I was thinking. Can't wait for $35 800 TPI 400gram puncture proof 5" wide uber knobbies to hit the streets.
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    Almost finished building a women's XS 26er with my son into a "fat" bike. It's got 47mm x 24" rims and 2.7" tires. I've got an old 24" large marge drilled out and ready to go but we couldn't easily source tires to make that worth while. Buying these tires would be awesome.

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    Congrats On-One, smart move. You will sell them by the thousands.
    Put this bike next to any number of other kids' bikes - only the fatty
    goes.
    Where the adult asks for the reason of big tires and stupid things like rolling
    resistance, the mind of the child is unspoiled in these terms.
    They just get it.

    Don't have children yet, but can I have two? One in green and one in purple, please?

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    My son wants a fatbike. This is just what the doctor ordered.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgould View Post

    Don't have children yet, but can I have two? One in green and one in purple, please?
    Unusual choice but a green child and a purple child would be fun.....

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    That's what I was thinking. Can't wait for $35 800 TPI 400gram puncture proof 5" wide uber knobbies to hit the streets.
    I could not have said it better myself.
    Still cleaning my Fatback.
    It's a life style.

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    My credit card number is…
    Still cleaning my Fatback.
    It's a life style.

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    I would get this one for my wife.

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    Bravo On-One!
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Buying these tires would be awesome.
    This. Didn't see any info on the tires, other than the ON-ONE stamp. Looks like something that might fit on my 1x1=11 to replace the Felt Berm Masters (which replaced the Hoggy Gs).

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    Looks like they will have the market to themselves...will be interesting to see how long it takes before someone else can't let it pass.

    How long before we hear..."Daddy, what's the fattest tires my bike can fit; and when are we going to the beach again?

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    My grandson will have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfin View Post
    My credit card number is…
    Would you mind finishing this for me please? I need it to place an order.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I'm 6' and I'm eyeballing that bike as a fat-tire BMX.

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    Hell yeah. Slap a pair of BMX bars on it and and crush the flatland.

    Oh, and I want one for my kid too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salt_fish View Post
    I'm 6' and I'm eyeballing that bike as a fat-tire BMX.
    I'm 6' 3 and I have had exactly same thoughts Too bad that the baby fatty does not have horizontal dropouts for clean SS conversion (or is there any EBB option that could be used?)

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    Re: Baby Fatty

    Excellent . Does anybody have more detail on the tires and/or know if they can be bought separately?

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    Why couldn´t they make such a perfect matching fork for the 26er Fatty?

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    Ahh, finally...

    Guess who is getting one...

    Customers here in Sweden will as usual be served first

    Baby Fatty-p1110600_au.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyttyra View Post
    I'm 6' 3 and I have had exactly same thoughts Too bad that the baby fatty does not have horizontal dropouts for clean SS conversion (or is there any EBB option that could be used?)
    You can use a Trickstuff Exzentriker EBB in the Fatty.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Baby Fatty

    My kids are getting these!


    Vee Rubber has 24"x4" tires
    http://www.veerubber.co.th/2013/?p=1...ur-cat=bicycle


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    Re: Baby Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan™ View Post
    Cool Does anybody actually sell them? Struggling to find a UK (or any shop for that matter) shop that sells them

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    Awesome ! My 2 boys (7&8) would love these but its just because I ride one, there nowhere really that I take them that needs a dedicated fatbike.

    Was contemplating getting them 20" or 24" MTB's for Christmas but im thinking I might get them more BMX's so their skillz progression continues. Currently riding 16" Lil Rippers and they are pretty good on the BMX track but nearly on the limit size ways.
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    ANyone heard any updates on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikj View Post
    ANyone heard any updates on this

    It's coming!

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    Perfect! Granddaughter is only 3 months old.......but I see a new bike for her!

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    Why cannot adults ride 24" fat bikes?
    ( I'd prefer around 16" or 17" of seat tube for a Medium". Don't make the front too tall.)

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    Why cannot adults ride 24" fat bikes?
    ( I'd prefer around 16" or 17" of seat tube for a Medium". Don't make the front too tall.)
    Who said they can't? Adults ride 20 inch BMX. I certainly don't want one as I ride an XL, but go for it
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    BMX ... I've noticed that some Fat Bike riders have been finding out how much fun it can be to ride a 26" Fat Bike on a BMX track:

    FBMX01082013 - YouTube

    (video by "kolistelija1")

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Bumping this just so Brant can update us.

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    Anyone know where i can source the 24" rims and tires only?

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    Just got an email saying that preorders will start happening mid January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Awesome ! My 2 boys (7&8) would love these but its just because I ride one, there nowhere really that I take them that needs a dedicated fatbike.

    Was contemplating getting them 20" or 24" MTB's for Christmas but im thinking I might get them more BMX's so their skillz progression continues. Currently riding 16" Lil Rippers and they are pretty good on the BMX track but nearly on the limit size ways.
    Amongst the riders I know, the ones with a BMX back ground are noticably better at riding/handling a mountain on a mountain trail. By noticably I mean lots better. Now that I'm in my fifties and came to mountain biking late in life I sometimes wish I would of had the same BMX back ground. Learning all of the important skills while my body was still young enough to heal quickly, now it's the fear of injury that sometimes hold me back. I make my living selling bicycles, all though our shop does not sell BMX bikes, I wish they were the choice of more parents for their child's first bikes.

    Sorry, totally off topic.

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    Re: Baby Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by kuan View Post
    Just got an email saying that preorders will start happening mid January.
    Do you know if tires can be purchased separately?

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    Re: Baby Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMan™ View Post
    My kids are getting these!


    Vee Rubber has 24"x4" tires
    http://www.veerubber.co.th/2013/?p=1...ur-cat=bicycle


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    Tried contacting v rubber but no response. The more I look at these tires the more I think the 4" width is a typo. I certainty cannot find any shop that stocks them

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    wow looks really great! i think each little boy wants to have such one

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    will the baby fatty "fight" with the XS / 14" size offerings from other companies? wich one do you guys think will fit better a 5,2" lady? her current 26" hardtail proportionaly looks like a 29er in between her legs

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    This is my wife's XS Mukluk. She is 5' tall and it fits her great.

    <a href="http://s1079.photobucket.com/user/Dirt-Hound/media/IMG_1015_zps43cffba5.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w501/Dirt-Hound/IMG_1015_zps43cffba5.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_1015_zps43cffba5.jpg"/></a>

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    yeah, looking into the geo charts I can see various bikes that fits my girlfriend ok, I'm more concerned about "real" toptube clearance, too high handlebars or the saddle height beeing almost the same as wheel diameter, meaning less chances of succesfull emergency dismounts... oooops

    thanks for the picture Rock dude

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    Small moonlander here and I'm 5'2". flat footed I stand over the top tube with about an inch to spare. Sorry I don't have a pic of me on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltldemonz View Post
    Small moonlander here and I'm 5'2". flat footed I stand over the top tube with about an inch to spare. Sorry I don't have a pic of me on the bike.
    it would be helpfull

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    Anybody got an update on availability? Thanks

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    24" fatties might make sense for big people, too. If you are going for float, width is what matters. A fatty tire would make the total diameter in the territory of a 26" regular mtb knobby tire, which is pretty tried and true. 24" would have less angular momentum than 26" of course, just like 26" vs 29". And with fatty tires, angular momentum is a big deal.
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    The energy you have to put into the wheels is the same - for a smaller wheel you need to spin it faster.

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    I did contact On-One recently to enquire about availability of the Baby. They did say that delivery has been pushed back to after the first of the year but it is in production. My son should just fit it come springtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbernerslee View Post
    The energy you have to put into the wheels is the same - for a smaller wheel you need to spin it faster.
    You can accelerate a smaller wheel faster. A bigger wheel is good when you can keep going at steady speed.

    I very much like to be able to accelerate on my local trails.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    You can accelerate a smaller wheel faster. A bigger wheel is good when you can keep going at steady speed.

    I very much like to be able to accelerate on my local trails.
    +1 I'm going to buy one because of this.

    I have a 17" Fat Sand Bike, with geared hub it's a 12kg 29" wheelset. Riding cycle paths it rewards you by keeping in tall gear and cranking to keep the momentum up, rather than spinning on the flat at least. No choice for climbs, spin or die rolling backwards =D I have a 20" wheeled Cannondale Hooligan like a BMX that on the same commute is at the other extreme of wheel sizes I have, and same small versus big wheels it climbs like a billy goat and brakes like a demon compared to big wheels, but requires more input on the flat top cruise speed than the big.

    The 29" fatties get more float with a larger contact patch that extends longitudinally as well as with width. You will get as much contact patch bang for buck by diameter increase than width increase.

    I have to briefly die climbing small steep paved dunes to get to the beach and back home, and I don't ride along the beach at speed, so an easier climbing smaller wheeled baby fatty would be a nice addition. The bonus of everything being smaller and lighter to lift up sandy steep twisty stair access, rock outcrops, etc. etc. will be nice too. Broader use as a fat MTB for trying other trails I'd choose it also.

    It's still the same legs that have to do the work at the end of the day though. I just received an On-One delivery of two big wheel boxes of tyres and bits that I wish was a Baby Fatty to test out... patience is the 2014 fat bike virtue =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbernerslee View Post
    The energy you have to put into the wheels is the same - for a smaller wheel you need to spin it faster.
    I take it you've never ridden in the snow. Fresh snow.

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    The reason that On-One is marketing this bike for shorter riders is that it is a smaller bike. I cannot see any conditions in which I would chose a 24" fat bike when my spideresque physique allows me to fit a full size bike. I want one of these for my kid since she will not fit on a 13" frame Mukluk. This bike is a great idea because less geometry concessions need to be made to fit a fat tire into a small frame if the wheels have smaller diameter. Also, smaller riders tend to be lighter and need less float because of it, so they can afford to lose some wheel footprint.
    I have ridden a 29+ wheel on snow and it works, but it is not as good as a LM with 3.7 inch tires. It is way better than 50mm rims with a 3 inch wide tire. To pretend that spinning a 24" wheel faster will make it anything like a 26" wheel is pure delusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    To pretend that spinning a 24" wheel faster will make it anything like a 26" wheel is pure delusion.
    SO, you are of the opinion that bigger is better?
    Or that if bigger is better for you, it is better for everyone?

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Bleh still no sign of this bike.

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    Anyone know what the wheel diameter would be?

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    Let you know when I get it.

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    24" on one 4" 120tpi tire ordered

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    Baby Fatty-babyfatty.jpg

    It came yesterday. Wheel diameter with tires inflated to 5psi is almost 27".

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    Awesome!!! When you have time, can you by chance measure standover and wheelbase for me?
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    Those do not look like Floaters as the description reads and picture shows. What are they, Missions?
    Disappointing.

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    Re: Baby Fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by pubwheels View Post
    24" on one 4" 120tpi tire ordered
    Damn...realised this was the 26" x 4" when it arrived. Does anybody know where I can get these tires?

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    It came yesterday. Wheel diameter with tires inflated to 5psi is almost 27".
    Looks great. Would you mode getting me a close up pics of all the writing on sidewall to see if I can track down the tires for sale online please? This Would be really appreciated thanks

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    13 On One Fatty
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Awesome!!! When you have time, can you by chance measure standover and wheelbase for me?
    26.5" standover and 46.5" wheelbase. Approximately of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuan View Post
    26.5" standover and 46.5" wheelbase. Approximately of course.
    Thanks for the info. Was planning on getting one for my 5'1" wife, but when I take a look at the boris x9, makes me scratch my head.

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    kuan, any idea what it weighs? thanks.
    And is there a ride report yet? or is it waiting until a birthday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAIL CRANKER View Post
    Thanks. Think they just sent the wrong one or I clicked wrong option

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    Re: Baby Fatty







    Arrived. Supple rubber!

    marked as normal compound. Does anybody know if soft compound is available anywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roobydoo View Post
    kuan, any idea what it weighs? thanks.
    And is there a ride report yet? or is it waiting until a birthday?
    Uhm, well, he thinks it's heavy. I'm not one for weighing stuff really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roobydoo View Post
    kuan, any idea what it weighs? thanks.
    And is there a ride report yet? or is it waiting until a birthday?
    1290 gms -/+ 30gms.
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    This is a bit of a bump. Has anyone who bought this got any feedback for the rest of us looking? I feel like this would be the perfect bike for Bikes Direct to offer.

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    Are there any puncture proof fatbike 3.8 tires available at any price?

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    Anyone have a picture of a "slightly smaller than normal human" on a baby fatty. Wife is 5'1 1/2 and we're debating on bikes. Boris 15" X9 works pretty well, but this might be better. Kind of tough to try with an online purchase.

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    Wow, it is finally here! Any pictures with a small rider on available? I am trying to figure out if my son would fit on one of these.

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    Anyone tried sticking one of those 24" x 4" tyres in the back of a 1x1?

    Looks to me that they might just squeeze in because the wide point will be a bit further back than with a 26".
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    Baby fatty ride reports and/or pictures anyone?

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    Baby fatty - riding to work

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EygF8Cu4hj4

    ETT is 55cm should fit up to 5'5" I would have thought.

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    Does anyone know approx. how old a skilled kid need to be to fit on one of these? My kid is 6 years old and is a good rider off road. He rides a 20" normal MTB now.

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    Less than 1/2 of what the Baby Fatty is! Framed Mini-Sota Fat Bike Black/Blue 13in - Kids, Youth 2015

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    My son is 9 and I got him an XS puglsey. Fits him fine and he will not outgrow it in a year. Granted, he is 5' tall already at 9 (I am 6'3" and my wife is 6'). The Framed bike looks awesome. Our other son is only 6 months old - so no fatty for him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salt_fish View Post
    I'm 6' and I'm eyeballing that bike as a fat-tire BMX.
    Anyone actually ride one of these yet that's a bit taller? I like the idea of the smaller 24" tires, but I'm not sure about the smaller frame size.

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    My wife is 60.5". Just got her one after she tested a XS mukluk vs the 24" Specialized. She just felt the 24" bike was a better fit. She alway believed her XS Trek MTB was a bit too big for her. Anyways, I'll have more impressions from her as she rides it in the thawed AK landscape in the weeks ahead.

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    Can this run 27.5 wheels seeing as 24x4 is approximately 27", or would 26" be a better option? Just trying to see if it could do double duty, summer/winter for a 5' new rider. Also, if 26" or 27.5" wheelset is possible and not cost prohibitive, is there a front suspension that will fit the summer wheels and would not alter the handling too much? Can't find specs on the baby fatty fork.
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    Info from my Nextie build thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by JR Z View Post
    Measured Sven7's tires the other night. Both on 80mm rims at max. recommended riding pressure.

    ChaoYang:
    Bead2Bead: 210mm
    Flat tread width: 87mm
    Mounted diameter: 679mm
    Mounted tread width: 86mm
    Mounted casing width: 97mm

    Ground Controls:
    Bead2Bead: 215mm
    Flat tread width: 110mm
    Mounted diameter: 688mm
    Mounted tread width: 99mm
    Mounted casing width: 102mm
    But seriously, just ride it year round.
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