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    Fatbike must rides in Moab

    Hey Guys,

    Heading to Moab in a few days. Are there any awesome trails trails that are awesomer on a fatty?
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    My .02$. Klondike Bluffs area has trails with sand and slickrock and is north of town. The Brand Trails area (Bar M, O, trails are mellow without big hits too) and is a little north of town. Keep in mind that Canyonlands, Needles, The Maze, Arches Natl Park are closed as well as all BLM campgrounds. No entry and no sh$t!had friends approached by armed guys in tactical gear and told they had til last Thursday at 10 am to get out of their camp spot in Canyonlands. Btw I just got back and still lots of places to go and ride and do stuff. Go to www.utahmountainbiking/trails/idx-moab.htm for maps. Have fun it's awesome!

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    I think anything in Moab would be awesome. I haven't taken a fattie out there yet but would love too. I seem to always be in the build process when a trip comes up. We have been riding out there for close to 20 years and the place never dissappoints. Definitely hit Amasa Back, Porcupine Rim and Mag 7. Those are some of the classics.
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    Moab trails

    I rode the Bull Run- Getaway portion of the Mag 7 trails last month on my Pugs. Nice mix of small ledges, slick rock and a really fun swooping single track with sand on the way back. The sand sections are super fun with the 3.8 tires at 7 psi! the old Monitor & Merrimack trail is fun on fat tires. It isn't usually even shown as a MB trail any more due to the sand. I have ridden part of the Fins 'n Things jeep trail which I wouldn't even consider on my 29r. Haven't tried Slickrock Trail on it yet but may soon.

    Happily no punctures on any rides yet. Have fun

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    It seems there ought to be a fat bike rally in Moab.

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    The 24hour race course is great on a fatbike with enough technical between the sand to be interesting. Much of Moab is fat friendly and many rides that are miserable on a regular bike are fun with enough float. There is a route from the race course to Pritchett canyon which finishes on the Colorado river a few miles from town which blows with narrow tires but has some great side trips that get little traffic. One of my fat faves is Fins n Things above the Slickrock trail because you rarely see bikes on it and the jeepers will give you beer if you're on a fat bike.

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    Man, all of these trails sound awesome.............

    I guess the only bad part now is that there are no hotel rooms available this weekend. I think everyones plans got screwed with this govt shutdown in the area and flocked to Moab. Looks like I wont be going afterall
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    I haven't been out with the fatty yet, but I will soon hopefully.

    The whole enchillada (aka burro down) - call coyote shuttle. 30+ miles of mostly downhill. Good brakes & a squishy fork would help

    Amasa back - second favorite after the one above.

    Slickrock at night - start with about an hour of evening light should have trail to yourself, then finish with lights on....so cool.

    Sovereign - Lots of sand out here so would be fun on the fatty!
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    hell Yes ! shark, all Your choices are mine too
    squish is good

    i was there two weeks ago



    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyduke22 View Post
    Man, all of these trails sound awesome.............

    I guess the only bad part now is that there are no hotel rooms available this weekend. I think everyones plans got screwed with this govt shutdown in the area and flocked to Moab. Looks like I wont be going afterall
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    Very cool video!! You captured all the different terrain that ride has to offer, very well done. You rode some pretty chunky stuff as well!!

    Mine did well in San Diego & Idaho, but as soon as I can get a rear squish al frame I'm on it

    Hope to get out to Moab again next year. I missed last years trip still bummed about it.

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    i was there two weeks ago



    cheers
    Riding.....

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    White rim trail on a fatty? Church!

    I feel most other more techy trails there are more enjoyable on a fs bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFX big foot View Post
    hell Yes ! shark, all Your choices are mine too
    squish is good

    i was there two weeks ago



    cheers
    Really nice production--thanks for taking so much time before and after to make it happen.

    P.S. How do you keep air in your tires when riding FS through chunky stuff?

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    White rim closed fyi

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    Bravo! Very fine production. Sending the climb at 1:00/1:20 is quite challenging. You and the big rubber make it look easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Really nice production--thanks for taking so much time before and after to make it happen.

    P.S. How do you keep air in your tires when riding FS through chunky stuff?
    thanx MC
    i usually go by feel but i checked it with SKS airchecker and it was 14 psi
    some will say it is way to much but
    FS FAT is a "bit" different than rigid fat
    i use low psi only on snow, mud and steep (long climbs)
    that 14 psi allow me use full 7" travel before rim hits ground and it is proven balance between tire and suspension action for my 210lbs and riding i do and having less flats as possible
    part of traction i gave up on harder tire - suspension is correcting
    i think lower psi could be risky on some landings
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    i rode turner highline on same trail with same fork and 7" travel on rear and felt very good but day later i rode rfx and that almost felt as ride on conveyor belt
    sumary:
    1 day on highline
    4 days on rfx

    P.S.
    did You use monster or shiver crowns on Your "gas transporter " ??

    thanx to ALL for video acceptance

    cheers

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