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    Christmas came early!

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    I know it's pretty entry-level, but it's my first fat bike and for the first time ever I can't wait for snow!

    Update: added a few more pics. Got my low pressure gauge today and dropped tires down to 11lb rear 10lb front...totally different ride! ODI Rogue lock-on grips and Wellgo platform pedals. Starting to feel like it's mine
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    Looks great. I like the lines of that bike.

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    Your off to a great start.

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    Great looking bike-enjoy it

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    Cool looking rig. Its nice to have something about winter to look forward to, isn't it? What tires are those - Sterlings?

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    Congrats on the bike!

    I should be going to see one in person in the next few days. I hope you don’t mind if I pick your brain a bit…

    What does it weigh?
    Did it come with 2x10 or 2x9?
    How tall are you and what size did you get? How does it feel?
    Is it compatible with racks for touring?
    How do you like those Vee tires?
    Did you try the Surly before buying this? If so how do they compare?

    Last but not least, what are your general impressions climbing, descending etc. etc.

    I am between this the Surly and the Bikes Direct fattie. Thanks!

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    of all the new brand bikes rolling in these days that's the best looking one

    very nice
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    Agreed - the lines on that bike are sweet.

    Really looks good!

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    35lbs by the LBS scale.
    2x9
    5`7" size medium (17")
    There are mount points on the back for racks, but I have not looked into options. No mount points on the front forks.
    The Vee tires seem OK so far. I've only spent a few hours on it, so time will tell. I have them around 20lb right now.
    Haven't tried a Surly. A friend has a Pugsley on order, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't compare.
    Can't say much about climbing or descending yet. I'm in Manitoba...you have to pack a lunch to find a hill around here!

    Quote Originally Posted by AMjunky View Post
    Congrats on the bike!

    I should be going to see one in person in the next few days. I hope you don’t mind if I pick your brain a bit…

    What does it weigh?
    Did it come with 2x10 or 2x9?
    How tall are you and what size did you get? How does it feel?
    Is it compatible with racks for touring?
    How do you like those Vee tires?
    Did you try the Surly before buying this? If so how do they compare?

    Last but not least, what are your general impressions climbing, descending etc. etc.

    I am between this the Surly and the Bikes Direct fattie. Thanks!

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    You are going to have a blast - enjoy! Oh, and don't wait for the snow to fly - they are a blast any time of year.

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    If you are trail riding, drop the tire pressure to 10 or so....much better ride

    Bike looks sweet!!
    Riding.....

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    Great looking bike enjoy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaman View Post
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    I know it's pretty entry-level, but it's my first fat bike and for the first time ever I can't wait for snow!
    Sweet ride!

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    Christmas came early!

    Beautiful!


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    Great looking bike, a interesting frame set up at the seat post end of the top tube.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheaman View Post
    The Vee tires seem OK so far. I've only spent a few hours on it, so time will tell. I have them around 20lb right now.
    Drop them tires down to about 10psi and you'll be trucking!!

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    Have to agree regarding tire pressure. They must be hard as rock at 20 psi. Even for pavement that's high.

    Awesome looking bike though!

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    Great looking ride!
    two wheel livin'..

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    nice ride

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    Thank you everyone for the compliments! When I picked the bike up the tech at the LBS told me he set the tires to 20LBS. This is the first fat bike they've sold so I'll cut him some slack. I have a low pressure gauge on order but it's not here yet. I'll "eyeball" it and let some air out before I go for a ride today.

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    Nothing like a new bike!
    I'm only about 6 months into fatbiking but have found that the tires are really pressure sensitive. I'm 165 lbs and run them around 7.5. At 10 they change the whole feel of the bike, so be aware. At 20 you will get self-steer and all kind of weird stuff happening.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaman View Post
    35lbs by the LBS scale.
    2x9
    5`7" size medium (17")
    There are mount points on the back for racks, but I have not looked into options. No mount points on the front forks.
    The Vee tires seem OK so far. I've only spent a few hours on it, so time will tell. I have them around 20lb right now.
    Haven't tried a Surly. A friend has a Pugsley on order, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't compare.
    Can't say much about climbing or descending yet. I'm in Manitoba...you have to pack a lunch to find a hill around here!
    Awesome thanks!

    Hey if you get a chance, can you please post some more pics from various angles.

    The internets is somewhat lacking in pics of this bike.

    There is one pic from the back it kind of looks like the rear of the frame is asymmetrical?

    I am 5’7 too usually like a 17”mtb. Did you have move the saddle all the way forward?

    Don’t know much about how much weight can be lost from a fattie, but hoping that with some upgrades over time 30-31lbs is possible with this bike? I am thinking you can get this bike lower weight than a Pugs. Blue components are going to look sick on this bike!

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    Sweet looking bike & yes more pics please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMjunky View Post
    Awesome thanks!

    Hey if you get a chance, can you please post some more pics from various angles.

    The internets is somewhat lacking in pics of this bike.

    There is one pic from the back it kind of looks like the rear of the frame is asymmetrical?

    I am 5’7 too usually like a 17”mtb. Did you have move the saddle all the way forward?

    Don’t know much about how much weight can be lost from a fattie, but hoping that with some upgrades over time 30-31lbs is possible with this bike? I am thinking you can get this bike lower weight than a Pugs. Blue components are going to look sick on this bike!
    I'll try and get some more pics up tonight.

    The frame is symmetrical, but I believe I've seen the same pic and it does make it look offset. At 5'7" I have the seat set in the middle for now. More riding and I'll tweak it...probably slightly forward.

    Not sure how much weight I can take off of it. Lighter tubes and a few upgrades would probably get it down to 30-31ish. My other ride is a '09 Giant Reign X2 @ close to 40lbs, so this doesn't feel too bad

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    Added some more pics and an update to my first post.

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    Nice bike!

    Christmas may have just started early. I'm sure upgrades are still coming. :-)

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