Fat BMX: Anyone?

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  • 11-24-2012
    rockhound
    Fat BMX: Anyone?
    Seems like it would be a blast.
  • 11-24-2012
    autodoctor911
    I would do it.
    I would love to see a frame with more BMX like geometry. ie: a steep head tube, and high BB.

    I think the On-one Fatty prototype started out with that kind of feel, but they tuned it out during development for a more popular slack geo, but they did add some offset to the fork, which makes up for the slackness, but would make a fork change hard to do and still keep it's good handling. With a standard offset fork, it will probably ride just like a Mukluk.

    Anyways, It would be fun to do it with watever fat bikes showup. I see some nice air pics, so you can still throw these beasts around. I am going to get some mini BMX bars to try on mine, like a 3.5-4" rise with a cross bar. that should help getting out of the saddle, and throwing it around like a BMX.
  • 11-24-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Just get a Pugsley or a 9:zero:7 in a size smaller than you would normally ride, and adjust the stem/handlebar/seatpost/etc. dimensions/specifications accordingly. Nice and nimble handling.
  • 11-24-2012
    autodoctor911
    anything with a head tube angle as slack as a xc mtb is still going to be hard to handle when standing up where your weight is balanced front to rear. the pugs does have the steepest HT angle of the fat bikes I've seen, but has a low BB, and a fairly short TT. on the smaller sizes
  • 11-25-2012
    zombinate
  • 01-05-2013
    OFFcourse
    The tires on my BMX need replacing, what's the fattest tyre out there in a 20" I had a quick look about and found up to 2.4 anyone find bigger or have a recommendation? There's a new pump track in the neighbourhood can't wait to give it a spin on the BMX.
  • 01-05-2013
    MiniTrail
    please make it fit :D

    Tire 20 x 4.25 Road Hog - Cycles U.S. LLC/Choppers U.S.

    no, I'm not serious but I would love to see it
  • 01-05-2013
    OFFcourse
    Holly sh#@, don't think they would fit.
  • 01-05-2013
    MiniTrail
    even the 3" are a little too plump

    http://forums.mtbr.com/9840210-post38.html
  • 01-05-2013
    bikeabuser
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    I would do it.
    I would love to see a frame with more BMX like geometry. ie: a steep head tube, and high BB.

    I think the On-one Fatty prototype started out with that kind of feel, but they tuned it out during development for a more popular slack geo, but they did add some offset to the fork, which makes up for the slackness, but would make a fork change hard to do and still keep it's good handling. With a standard offset fork, it will probably ride just like a Mukluk.

    Anyways, It would be fun to do it with watever fat bikes showup. I see some nice air pics, so you can still throw these beasts around. I am going to get some mini BMX bars to try on mine, like a 3.5-4" rise with a cross bar. that should help getting out of the saddle, and throwing it around like a BMX.

    I've thought such a thing would be pretty cool.
    Perhaps not that practical, but cool none the less ... Post a pic if/when you do it.
  • 01-05-2013
    Velobike
    I've posted this in another thread a few days ago

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Strangely, if you stick a Pug fork on the On-One frame the figures look very similar.

    You get:

    ..................Fatty*.......Pug
    HA.............70.15.....70.5
    BB drop......56mm.....55mm
    Trail............89mm....87mm
    Flop............28mm....27mm

    With the same fork on each frame there's not much variation, so the difference is largely down to the forks.

    Maybe we'll see Pug owners snapping up On-One forks to get the Fatty feeling, or Fatty owners getting Pug forks to recapture the Pug characteristics. :)


    *that's the Fatty geometry with a Pug fork fitted

  • 01-05-2013
    autodoctor911
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    Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    I've thought such a thing would be pretty cool.
    Perhaps not that practical, but cool none the less ... Post a pic if/when you do it.

    The front end of my Fatty 18" Fatty is even lower than I thought. I ended up using all the spacers I could fit(110mm) to get the Mary(37mm rise 30* sweep bars) up to saddle height with the stock stem. It looks kinda funny, but it feels great.

    I have a 5.75" BMX bar coming. I won't be cutting the steerer until I am sure I like riding it with the BMX bar, just in case I want to switch back. If I put the stem all the way down the BMX bar will be about the same height and width as what I've got, without the sweep.
  • 01-06-2013
    flobukki
    did the fatty come with a steerer that long or did you mention it on your order?
  • 01-06-2013
    KrateKraig
    I planned to do a BMX Race/Ride last year, even though I have never BMX'D in my life, but conditions were not right and I had to cancel it.
    FAT BIKE BMXing Ride. | Facebook

    Since then, I've tried to convince a local BMX bike shop that it would be a lot of fun, He said he really wants to do it, but since his shop is new, he's been too busy.
    Maybe it will happen soon.

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  • 01-07-2013
    autodoctor911
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by flobukki View Post
    did the fatty come with a steerer that long or did you mention it on your order?

    I asked them to leave it uncut.