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    Fat bike for 4'11" women recommendation

    I am looking for a fat bike for my wife who is small in stature. Any recommendations?

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    On sale right now $422 shipped for the blue Argus.

    Aluminum frame, Tektro hydro brakes, FSA cranks & external BB, Funn bar, Shimano® M670 SLX front & rear. alloy pedals with replaceable pins.

    Your wife will probably love the color, too.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mongoose-Argu...%2Bargus&psc=1
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    My girlfriend who is 5'01" has used a small framed bike for almost the past year with no issues, besides the upgrade to a better bike. She currently has a small Framed Alaskan Carbon with a Lauf fork.

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    XS 9:zero:7 nice swoopy top tube

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    There are a couple of bikes out there with 24" tires which might fit her better and offer more standover.

    Good place to start: https://fat-bike.com/2015/11/a-round...small-stature/

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    Framed has the Wolftrax Compact

    Wolftrax Alloy Compact 1×10 24?x4.0 | Framed Bikes
    Current bikes:
    2015 Framed Alaskan Carbon
    2015 Framed Alaskan Alloy
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 AL Pro
    2014 Giant TCX SLR2

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    Cake bikes

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    My 9 year old son has been riding a 15 inch Motobecane Boris X7 for over a year, on the snow and on singletrack. Its an anchor of a bike, but he's also light and strong. This frame design allows for the needed standover of shorter riders.
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    This Boris line of Bikes Direct fatbikes are cheap, heavy knockoffs of the 907's, the bike mentioned somewhere above. The small or extra small will work, but the smallest frames may have issues with 5" winter fat tire clearance, so do your homework if snow riding is a priority and the larger snow tires are needed.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Mrs. Co-opski is on the x-small Specialized (don't sue me) Helga (don't sue me). She test road bikes from Salsa (Muk, BG, BB), Surly (Wed.), 9zero7, Fatback (Rhino), Felt, Rocky Mountain before she settled on the Helga. She knew right away that was the bike for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    Cake bikes
    FTW. If you got the funds hon. Semi custom option and pretty cool to boot.

    Otherwise Framed has a woman's version in the MN. The Wolftrax or Alaskan are other options from them, as mentioned.

    The Advocate Watchman may be another good option, I think one of the reviewers was a woman and she gave it a thumbs up.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    My 5'1" wife rides a framed wolftrax. She loves it; fits like a glove.

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    I'm looking for a bike for the wife who is 5'2". Not really looking for a $500 boat anchor, I'd like a carbon fork, and to have it come with tubeless ready rims and decent brakes. The Framed Alaskan with carbon fork looks good except I don't think the 15" frame is small enough...

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    Have you looked at Cake? Semi custom fatties with 24" HED wheels that are put together by ERic Noren of Peacock Groove. Really nice bikes, but they do have a price tag.

    Also, is it possible for your lady to be able to throw a leg over one of the Framed bikes or are you trying to order online? You might find one of the other styles in their lineup may fit as well. The women's 2.0 have shorter ETTs and there are options to go with the carbon fork or a sus fork.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Trek made a few 14" Farley's a few years back if you could find one. Also the Motobecane Lurch comes in a 14"
    Marin Bobcat Trail 29er - Trek Farley 8

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    Cake bikes, not cheap but made for shorter people. I have heard great things

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    The Cake is a bit over budget. Really hard to find a bike her size on craiglist etc. Framed just doesn't make a bike with tubeless ready wheels (or are they) in her size. We found a 2016 Mukluk 7 in a 15" that we will go look at and let her stand over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    XS 9:zero:7 nice swoopy top tube
    +1, look at the 9:zero:7

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    My wife has a Specialized Helga and she loves it. You could also look at the Trek Farley 24.

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