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    Converting 26" Hardtail?

    I recently moved to a new area with great trail access. I've been seeing a lot more fat bikes this winter and would like to get one . . . but probably not until next year. Can I "make do" with a 26" hardtail with large volume 2.7" tires (like Nevegals) on wider DH rims? What have been your experiences?

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    You could get by with that setup, but it won't be ideal. It will at least help you pass the time till you can afford a fat bike. Just don't invest too much money in the project.

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    i inadvertently ran across this on ebay...i'm in the market for a fat bike, but this could be another alternative...great if you have a Karate Monkey frame...but it's got me to thinking.........

    Surly Karate Monkey Fat Snow Bike Large Marge Wheelset Pugsley Wheels NON OFFSET | eBay

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    Not having a fat bike does not stop me from riding in the winter. I did ok with 26 inch hardtail with studded Nokian tires for 10 years before getting a fat bike.

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    There's really no substitute for a proper fat wheeled bike.

    Almost there is still a long way short.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    yeah, fatbikelessness hasn't stopped me every time there's a blizzard or just a few inches. of course, the fatbike is choice and a whole different experience i am sure. but this KM conversion is much closer since it does have a pugsley fork and tire up front...and much less expensive annexing of some of the territory so to speak

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