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    Entry level fat bike

    Hi folks!

    I am new to the group and have been contemplating the purchase of a fat bike. I have spent a lot of time on line and reading various blogs / forums on the different kinds of fatties.

    My purpose for the fattie would be number one to have fun, ride some trails and lots of sand. Again i am new at MTB, for it has been many years.

    I am not in a position at this time to drop 2K+ on a bike, so i was looking at purchasing a used one. I am looking for comments/opinions on the Tommi Sea trail destroyer. I have found one that i can pick up for about $700.

    Your thoughts on this brand would be appreciated.

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    Nashbar/Performance/PricePoint et al have new 29ers for $500 (or less), throw a Pugsley fork and wheel on in (used ones are cheap) and have a half-fat that would be much better than the Tommi Sea.

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    I would recommend looking for a used Pugsly, Muk3, or OnOne Fatty.
    I would Probably recommend the Walmart bike over the $700 TommiSea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    I would recommend looking for a used Pugsly, Muk3, or OnOne Fatty.
    I would Probably recommend the Walmart bike over the $700 TommiSea.
    This. That's what I did last week.

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    I know at least 3 or 4 of us have taken our Beast on trails and lived to tell ..

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    So Walmart beast for the money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick007 View Post
    So Walmart beast for the money?
    If you have 2, $100 bills, and a lighter, yep.

    Otherwise, used Pug, Muk, half fat, etc is a far superior option as far as handling, trail worthiness, weight, functionality, durability, parts compatibility, I could go on for hours.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I have never been fond of the walmart bike concept. I agree 100% with the Pugs and Muks.
    I thank everyone that took time to comment on this post, all information and opioions are appreciated.

    I ran accross a Jommi Sea ,Fat Sand Bike, that had 8 speed internal hub and near new condition. I was thinking that this would give me a platform that would allow me to have more parts compatability the like. I will be riding trails and sand mostly.

    Any specific comments on this particular bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick007 View Post
    Any specific comments on this particular bike?
    For path/MUP riding, it'd be fine, but it's a pretty cheap unit overall. It's geometry is best suited for beach cruising, or, just plain old cruising.

    Not a trail/MTB type frame at all....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Thanks. That is what i needed to know. I appreciated your input!

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