Glorified Hybrid Owner
Fat BMX: Anyone?
Seems like it would be a blast.
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.
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.
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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
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.
Holly sh#@, don't think they would fit.
I've thought such a thing would be pretty cool.
Originally Posted by autodoctor911
Perhaps not that practical, but cool none the less ... Post a pic if/when you do it.
I've posted this in another thread a few days ago
Originally Posted by Velobike
As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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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.
Originally Posted by bikeabuser
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.
did the fatty come with a steerer that long or did you mention it on your order?
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.
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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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Originally Posted by flobukki