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    facebook pic is actually a bit clearer. Here is the original cropped


    and of course the "enhance"

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    I hate to say it but those wheels actually do look kinda large in diameter.....

    Not sure if I love or hate Surly.
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    Awww crap, so it's looking like I will have a 3rd fatbike. Just when I thought I had it all the bikes I needed...

    If it is a full susp fatty I won't want it...that is if it it a 26", already got one. However if it is a new wheel size I'd be very interested. Does anyone think that a 29er fatty would be too much? A 650b may be more practical? As a Clyde I wouldn't mind the 29" but a smaller rider may not. Also Im not sure how it would handle in tight, twisty woods we have here in New England. Also how much more expensive will the tires be, round $200?

    Just initial thoughts and concerns but really excited to see what the heck it is!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I hate to say it but those wheels actually do look kinda large in diameter......
    But the tires look less fat, like a 3.0, maybe. 650b x 3.0?

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    Rear sus ! The angle of the rear triangle doesnt line up with the top tube.

    Those wheels do look bigger though.....
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    Definitely looks like a 650B or 29er, but fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    But the tires look less fat, like a 3.0, maybe. 650b x 3.0?
    If it is a 622ISO based tire, Surly will have pulled a coup of (pardon the pun) massive proportions. It has been well documented that 29"er tires could not be made larger than 2.4" wide-2.5" wide due to the physical limitations of the tire molding machines used in Asia.

    So, unless Surly got someone to produce a super-expensive mold machine, and then use it to make this supposed 622ISO bead tire, it isn't (probably) a 700c based tire. (Don't say 29"er. It would be a bigger diameter than that if it were a 700c/622ISO tire @ 3" width)

    Of course, there is always that "if" hanging out there until we actually see it.

    And it could very well just be a wider rim with a 2.4"er on it as well. Those have been done before, maybe Surly is doing that idea one better.
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    Maybe it's the low res pic or maybe it's just my eyes playing games with me but those tires look awfully short in height. Low Profile and Fat? Not sure that makes much sense though... Am I seeing a dual crown suspension fork too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I heard mention of a soft tail. Kind of the Surly mindset approach to FS, to counter Salsa's more tech heavy offering.
    I know what it is--been riding it a month now.

    And I ain't sayin'.

    Piped in here to comment on your use of "Salsa" and "tech heavy" in the same sentence.

    Bwaaahaahaaa! Good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Rear sus ! The angle of the rear triangle doesnt line up with the top tube.

    Those wheels do look bigger though.....
    Agreed. I am intrigued could it be low profile 4" wide 29er wheels with a soft tail thrown in to trump everyone.
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    It's like a Bigfoot pic. Damn you Surly!

    And it's my favorite color Green
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    Low profile tubeless fat radial tyres are just what we need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    It's like a Bigfoot pic.
    Funny, I was thinking the same thing last night as I read through this....

    Mikesee, you are a bad influence sir, go away

    Great, guess I'll be going to Interbike again this year.
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    I waited and waited to buy a fatbike... Once they came out with Clownshoes and BFLarries, I decided there were not going to be fat 29ers, so I bought a Fatback.
    I will be VERY unhappy if that's a fat 29er.
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    650b trials type frame for urban fat fun....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I know what it is--been riding it a month now.

    And I ain't sayin'.

    Piped in here to comment on your use of "Salsa" and "tech heavy" in the same sentence.

    Bwaaahaahaaa! Good one!
    Well, is any of our speculation at least even close?

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    Oh I am ready, 40lbs lighter and cash in my pocket

    Someone give me something to get back on the trails on.
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    Looks like the bike will be plant-green and have chrome looking wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    650b trials type frame for urban fat fun....?
    I would totally go far a 650b x 3.5 urban stomper, but man, imagine that conversation with the tire manufacturer.

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    Maybe the bike in the picture hasn't got big wheels at all, maybe it's a very small rider....

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    From Facebook...

    The Official Intergalactic Surly Regional HQ: I think this is my new favorite bike we make. We'll have some details for you starting next month, until then, stay tuned...This is going to be big.

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    650b x 3.25" with a 65mm light rims and tubeless... and will fit on existing fat bikes due to the lower profile of the tire.... So more of an all season trail bike than a winter / snow bike. Just what the doctor ordered.

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    Based on the bigfootesque pics...I wonder if that will be the name. Bigfoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieMang View Post
    Hmmmm, what could it possibly be?
    7" tires with a jackshaft...

    Surly will stick with rigid and let Salsa do the FS thing.
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    The only idea I've seen that fits with the "they said it couldn't be done" comment is the very large tyres.

    Salsa are have working FS prototypes + there are belt driven and IGH bikes already around (in fact these are easier on fat bikes because the chain line is easy).

    What is supposedly impossible and fits with Surleys steel, bikes to be ridden a lot ethos?

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    "Some details starting next month"....
    Going back to sleep now. Wake me up when it's in production.

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    Looks like the wife will get my Hand-Me-Down Fatback, with tiny 26x4" wheels.

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    Surly really does enjoy putting the Fat Cat amongst the proverbial Plump Pigeons

    This will bring a whole new meaning to massive rubber
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    To big

    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I waited and waited to buy a fatbike... Once they came out with Clownshoes and BFLarries, I decided there were not going to be fat 29ers, so I bought a Fatback.
    I will be VERY unhappy if that's a fat 29er.
    At some point, Good Sir, some one will put into production a bike, wheel, or tire that is to big or to wide or to heavy and we will all sit back and say yep they went to far. I to purchased a Fatback last year, mine has UMA III's on it. Any more wheel weight or bike weight would be to much for me. I will ask you one question. Where's your 36er?
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    I have 2 36er's 1 a 2 speed cruiser and a pneumatic 36" high wheel lol, and ride am29er most of the time until i got my fat tire

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    The wheels on the 26" fatbikes are already 29" high. 26" rims are approx 22" diameter and 29" rims approx 25" diameter.

    So when you say a 29" fatbike are yous meaning a 25" fat rim that will result in around a 33" wheel with 4" tyres ? Or 25" rim and lower profile tyres ?
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    At least it's green.

    I am seeing low pro 29x3 tires on some wide rims. Hopefully if it is that you can run 26x3.7 in the winter
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    Under the "They said it couldn't be done rule...

    Do FAT tubulars work?

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    my vote is something 650b based. they got right on the 29er deal with the KM....waiting for them to get on board....i bet this is going to be it, fat or not.

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    Shaft drive?
    2 wheel drive?

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    650b or 29er 3" would be a great `Sports fat` for regular xc trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    or one could sport said wheels and rubber on a current fatty
    Right then there better be some other hook to the frame.

    I do think Surly is positioning themselves as a cutting edge fat tire/rim maker not a frame maker.
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    a 29" rim with a 4" tire would be just ridiculous enough for Surly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfin View Post
    At some point, Good Sir, some one will put into production a bike, wheel, or tire that is to big or to wide or to heavy and we will all sit back and say yep they went to far.
    I think you are grossly under estimating the market's propensity to buy whatever new crap gets built and pimped out. It doesn't matter if anyone needs it or if the existing products might suit most people better...it's new, it's shiny and it's bigger/badder/blinger! Buy! Buy! Buy!...



    Besides even if the new offering is too heavy and slow to roll anywhere effectively. There already is a solution available to sort out that problem. It's called a pickup truck with a bike rack. It will haul your ultra fatty anywhere you need it to go for that cool photo shoot or 2 mile extreme beach ride....

    I've got my LBS on alert to order me two as soon as they are available. I can't wait...
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    Whatever it is it doesn't make my Pug ride any less well so I will care about what it is when it comes out. I wouldn't knock Surly for lack of innovation- remember who made the first production fatbike.

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    It must be the 'Elementtor', the bike thatís 'on top' of all the elements ;-)
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    Those look like bigger than 29" wheels to me, but based no MikeC's involvement, an extra-meaty 29er is probably in the right ballpark.

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    I'm curious how a 29 x 3.0 will ride. The longer contact patch would be cool, but I wonder if it would actually be an advantage over a 26 x 4.7...
    Last edited by FTMN; 06-16-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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    Saw it. Rode it. Gonna buy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrnygphr View Post
    Saw it. Rode it. Gonna buy it!
    Care to elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    ...29x3 tires on some wide rims...
    Bingo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfin View Post
    At some point, Good Sir, some one will put into production a bike, wheel, or tire that is to big or to wide or to heavy and we will all sit back and say yep they went to far. I to purchased a Fatback last year, mine has UMA III's on it. Any more wheel weight or bike weight would be to much for me. I will ask you one question. Where's your 36er?
    36er is in the works, albeit on the back burner. Got two kid's bikes, wife's bike and a downhill bike all in the works.
    I like turtles

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    Thanks google




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    Nice find !!!
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