Got my Fatty today ready to ride....had the shop do some mods to it before I took delivery, see the Fat Bike Spoke Thread.
The weather here in Western PA, seemed to cooperate in a Fat Bike Kinda way. It was Cold, it Rained yesterday, the Horses at the multi-use trail system we rode at today had the place roto tillered up, and it was snowing when we started riding.
So off we go!
First off my Hollywood Rack had issues with the Fat Bikes...so we Zip Tied the wheels for the trip to the trail head....after the ride I figured out a great way to get the Fat Bikes on the rack without having to buy any extra stuff. Basically all you have to do it invert the wheel holders and set them so the back of each tire rest on the riser part of the wheel holder. This stopped the back and forth roll and worked spot on. Take a look at the image you'll see what I mean.
So The ORange Bike is Jarrod's he's a cool guy that works at the LBS. Way laid back and just loves to ride, he's the reason I even considered buying a Fatty....let alone a moony. Check out his blog Hope Cyclery My Bike is the Green Accented one. So anyway the following picks are from the ride. Great Time, really good bike, I was surprised. Still have a lot to figure out with tire pressures, and seat position, etc. But I was floored by the way this bike rode. Basically my thoughts are the wheels because they are so big, really take the fear factor away from techy sections. The wet logs, rocks, and roots today were a non issue. It definitely has a funky feel to it, as you have to steer out of turns as much as you steer in, but I like that. It's a totally different feel, and it was really amazing to ride it. It's my little tank, because I believe it can and will go anywhere. Enjoy the Pics.
Jarrod's Set up;
Orange Powder Coat (From a Place near Pittsburgh)
Sram Grip Shift/X9
Surly Orange Kit
BFL in the Back, Bud up Front
Vack's Set up:
Loaded Precision Green Spokes
Shimano Stock Drive Train
Mud Shovel Fatty Fender
Tubeless with Gorilla Tape and Stans.
Results 1 to 8 of 8