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    I'm new to fat bikes, but this thread has been really informative. I'm feeling that the Giant/momentum iRider(rocker?) is a good entry-level bike. Like you, I was mixed on the brown/orange tires, and decided on the white/orange with black tires. My lbs is being very cool - he only had the orange-tire bike in the showroom and ordered the bike for me regardless of whether I buy it or not - he said he'll sell it to someone else if I don't take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    I'm new to fat bikes, but this thread has been really informative. I'm feeling that the Giant/momentum iRider(rocker?) is a good entry-level bike. Like you, I was mixed on the brown/orange tires, and decided on the white/orange with black tires. My lbs is being very cool - he only had the orange-tire bike in the showroom and ordered the bike for me regardless of whether I buy it or not - he said he'll sell it to someone else if I don't take it.
    That's a nice offer from your LBS. It's an awesome fattie IMO for cruising, but not in snow or muck unless you change tires. and after being thru all of this I'd say the Orange and White would now be my second favorite. It's more cohesive looking than the brown tire one. I hope you like it enough to join the Rocker club! But make sure YOU like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    Ahhh, I have GAS, so depending on mood - MIM Strat or PRS McCarty. By the looks of your set-up, I'm assuming Jimi or Clapton fan!? I'm really into blues, SRV, and the 3 kings - Albert, Freddie and BB, etc. I'm just barely intermediate level, but love playing.
    I had tons of GAS for a long long time. But the last few years I've just reall settled in with my first and only love, the Stratocaster. You know what else helped relieve me of GAS? That Marshall you see as well! Amazing amp! DSL 40c
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    Saw one, very department store bike aura. Ugly frame/welds. Did not have the courage to give it a heft and see how heavy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiang Mai View Post
    Saw one, very department store bike aura. Ugly frame/welds. Did not have the courage to give it a heft and see how heavy.


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    Chicken shit. Mine wieghs 35lbs
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    Mine weighs 37 pounds with an Axiom rack on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Mine weighs 37 pounds with an Axiom rack on the back.
    What's funny is that I had weighed a Specialized Fatboy SE and it weighed the same 35lbs yet cost $1500 and honestly had the same level of welding aesthetics...and wasn't as easy to wheelie and didn't have an awesomely useful top tube cup holder. HA!
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    So, was I right about your rig reeking of Hendrix or Clapton? Any interest in Blues? I have AAS also - my talent level doesn't warrant it, but I've got a '65 Gibson 20 watt minuteman amp and a Fender Blues Deluxe. My 2 main interests besides my family are the guitar and now again, the bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    So, was I right about your rig reeking of Hendrix or Clapton? Any interest in Blues? I have AAS also - my talent level doesn't warrant it, but I've got a '65 Gibson 20 watt minuteman amp and a Fender Blues Deluxe. My 2 main interests besides my family are the guitar and now again, the bike!
    I love Hendrix but who doesn't? I'm not into Clapton. I love some blues. But my main listening and influences are hard rock and metal. My playing style is very much the same but I incorporate much clean stuff including simple blues. I don't play others songs I prefer to make my own creations. :-)

    I love the Fender Blues Deluxe and the Blues Jr. amps, very nice choice! I'm a Fender guy and heck a Marshall started out as a modified Fender Bassman amp.

    I've not played or heard of the Gibson minuteman amp. I have heard great things about the old Gibson Lab series though.

    Playing guitar is one of my key stress reducers! I love it more than most things. Biking isn't even in my top 3 actually. I'm a hardcore Racquetball guy more so than a bike rider. Also, I love collecting comic book stuff, Iron Man in particular. Godzilla collectables, and horror movies as well are main interests. I attend many conventions on this stuff as a hobby and I also have a small business devoted to Italian Horror related merchandise. I'm weird that way.

    In the end though it's my family that matters most. They allow me to be me!
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    Django or bust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Django or bust.
    LOL! Well, I respect his playing but it's not on my listening rotation. I think with him it's about the method of how he plays that is so influential, not his music as much if that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    What's funny is that I had weighed a Specialized Fatboy SE and it weighed the same 35lbs yet cost $1500 and honestly had the same level of welding aesthetics...and wasn't as easy to wheelie and didn't have an awesomely useful top tube cup holder. HA!
    I don't know how to wheelie. I'd probably kill myself if I tried!

    On the other hand I enjoy the cup holder and have some improvements in mind when the weather warms up.

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    Very eclectic! Hey, I didn't see you hurting anyone in any of those hobbies - to each his own! The Italian Horror sounds kind of cool! Iron Man was the first movie I took my son to.

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    Yeah, if I remember my guitar history correctly, Django was from a gypsy family and was burned in a tent fire at a very young age and his fingers 'healed' together - good for barre chords, I guess!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    Very eclectic! Hey, I didn't see you hurting anyone in any of those hobbies - to each his own! The Italian Horror sounds kind of cool! Iron Man was the first movie I took my son to.
    Nice to see how Iron Man is now loved by the new generation. When I was a kid he was a secondary type of character compared to the likes of Spiderman, Batman, Superman.

    And if you are ever in the mood to check out the Italian Horror genre, I approve of this list although I'd arrange the order a bit different and put Suspiria #1

    IMDb: The 20 Greatest Italian Horror movies - a list by xecutionrecords
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    https://youtu.be/8Mqz2XjIAB8

    Found this cruise vid from some guys who bought one each from same bike shop I'm getting mine from. Although I'm now re-thinking about changing my color to the Black/Green combo vs the Khaki/Army Green. hmm

    Well, what are the chances that in all of America - about 3,000 miles from East to West - I'm buying my bike from the same bike store as you????!!!! Since I'm getting close to buying, I was going through old threads to check out more notes/pics/vids and I came across this video. I'm also getting my bike from Erlton Bike Shop in Cherry Hill. I always say . . . "It's a small world . . . but I wouldn't want to paint it!" How cool is that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    Well, what are the chances that in all of America - about 3,000 miles from East to West - I'm buying my bike from the same bike store as you????!!!! Since I'm getting close to buying, I was going through old threads to check out more notes/pics/vids and I came across this video. I'm also getting my bike from Erlton Bike Shop in Cherry Hill. I always say . . . "It's a small world . . . but I wouldn't want to paint it!" How cool is that?!
    Ha! That's too cool! Did you order one already you said? I'd love to go riding one day. Maybe we could cruise around that area behind the store, it's pretty scenic. And I'm always going up that way to go to Guitar Center if you wanted to ever meet up and check out gear.
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    I'm trying to find out the spacing of the front and rear hubs. An earlier post said the front was 110mm and I can't find any info on the rear. Would one of you owners be willing to measure both and post it for me? Thanks!

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    I sent a message earlier, but I do think it went through. Yeah, it came in Friday so I went to check it out - looks great!! Yeah, we can definitely hook up - I gotta re-figure out the wheelie thing!! Sounds good for GC - I'm always stopping in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Today was the first step in me owning another Rocker! I put money down for it and it will be ordered tomorrow. I may pay it off soon as it comes in with the money I will be getting back from the Mongoose Vinson on Friday.

    Here's another bit of good news. The manager is aware of my Rocker being stolen and is taking $60 off the price of the new one! So $530 + 7% tax = $567 out the door!
    Now that I know we're dealing with the same lbs, I can add "how cool is the mgr?!" Maybe I should ask for same discount just for knowing you!! Haha!

    Definitely need reminder on wheelie protocol! Did one about a month ago with a shopping cart, but that has 4 little wheels and it wasn't by design (needed more weight in the front of the cart). I did, however, impress a mother and her sons. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    Now that I know we're dealing with the same lbs, I can add "how cool is the mgr?!" Maybe I should ask for same discount just for knowing you!! Haha!

    Definitely need reminder on wheelie protocol! Did one about a month ago with a shopping cart, but that has 4 little wheels and it wasn't by design (needed more weight in the front of the cart). I did, however, impress a mother and her sons. . .
    Well honestly for the first one I had, there was no haggling with Rich the owner. He felt really terrible about it having been stolen so he helped with the second one.

    Let me know if you want to go for a quick cruise the day you grab yours or whatnot. What color you going with?
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    I was kidding about the discount! Based on all the comments it seems like a great bike for the $$. I'm going to stop back in tomorrow with $$ to hold it and take a test ride- probably about 4 if you can get there. I threw out my back this past weekend so I'm hopeful it's bett by tomorrow!

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    I went with the white/orange - looks cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    I was kidding about the discount! Based on all the comments it seems like a great bike for the $$. I'm going to stop back in tomorrow with $$ to hold it and take a test ride- probably about 4 if you can get there. I threw out my back this past weekend so I'm hopeful it's bett by tomorrow!
    Hey I'd love to go and meet up. I can't tomorrow. Can you do it Friday or Saturday? I'm off both those days. I'd bring mine along and cruise with you on your test ride. PM me if you like as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    Hey I'd love to go and meet up. I can't tomorrow. Can you do it Friday or Saturday? I'm off both those days. I'd bring mine along and cruise with you on your test ride. PM me if you like as well.
    Wow, and nobody even thought to invite me?

    Not an issue; I live in North Carolina and it would be quite a commute!

    My lbs set the price at $550.00 without me even asking for a discount (just to let you know).

    The orange/white would have been my second choice. I went with the Khaki/Army Green.

    Enjoy your ride gentlemen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    I went with the white/orange - looks cool!
    Nice! A good summer color scheme for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    Wow, and nobody even thought to invite me?

    Not an issue; I live in North Carolina and it would be quite a commute!

    My lbs set the price at $550.00 without me even asking for a discount (just to let you know).

    The orange/white would have been my second choice. I went with the Khaki/Army Green.

    Enjoy your ride gentlemen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    If we can manage to ride you will be there in spirit buddy!
    Let me see about Friday. I will be in the area tomorrow, but may also be in the area Fri afternoon! I'll message you. Either way, I won't be picking up the bike until prob next week because we're redoing my son's bathroom and the garage is filled with eqt.!!
    @ C-Gypsy, we thought to invite you, but figured it might take a while for you to make it to Joisey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonbydesign View Post
    If we can manage to ride you will be there in spirit buddy!
    After your ride enjoy a Coors Lite. At that point I really WILL be there with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salvy24 View Post
    @ C-Gypsy, we thought to invite you, but figured it might take a while for you to make it to Joisey!
    Laughing... I'm originally from Pennsylvania. I don't do the north in the winter anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Gypsy View Post
    After your ride enjoy a Coors Lite. At that point I really WILL be there with you!
    Too weak for my taste. Try one of these one day!

    HopDevil IPA - Victory Brewing Company
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACoolName View Post
    I'm trying to find out the spacing of the front and rear hubs. An earlier post said the front was 110mm and I can't find any info on the rear. Would one of you owners be willing to measure both and post it for me? Thanks!
    I'll try to get that for you official from my LBS tomorrow if I go with Salvy.
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    110mm front 170mm rear hub spacing


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    Thank you both! That narrows my fat bike choice down to either an iRocker or a Cooker Maxi. Decisions...decisions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdhusker View Post
    No joking about it. Where else are you going to find an aluminum framed, 33 pound fat bike with support from your local bike shop for $590? Sure it has some cheap stuff on it, but enjoy riding the bike until that stuff fails. I'm an old fat guy that rides with his family, I don't jump, do trials, or take massive drops--I'm what 75% or more of the biking community is. People are looking for a fat bike to ride in inclement weather and on trails that are either too rocky or too soft for a normal mountain bike. I have less than a $1000 bucks in a fat bike that fits the bill and works perfectly for me and would suit a lot of other riders as well.

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    Ordered a Rocker today! Went with the white one. I've always been a sucker for white bikes. The orange wheels may be a bit too much. I'll likely do what bigdhusker did and upgrade the wheels before too long. (Your picture is what convinced me to go for it!) I'll upgrade to a cassette hub at that time too. Can't wait for it to come in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACoolName View Post
    Ordered a Rocker today! Went with the white one. I've always been a sucker for white bikes. The orange wheels may be a bit too much. I'll likely do what bigdhusker did and upgrade the wheels before too long. (Your picture is what convinced me to go for it!) I'll upgrade to a cassette hub at that time too. Can't wait for it to come in!
    Congratulations Sir! The orange/white model was my second choice but the lbs didn't have any in stock so that made the decision easy for me.

    bigdhusker is a wealth of information about the Rocker and has afforded me quite a bit of advice. He knows what he is talking about!

    No matter what color you buy you get one heck of a bike and a great price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACoolName View Post
    Ordered a Rocker today! Went with the white one. I've always been a sucker for white bikes. The orange wheels may be a bit too much. I'll likely do what bigdhusker did and upgrade the wheels before too long. (Your picture is what convinced me to go for it!) I'll upgrade to a cassette hub at that time too. Can't wait for it to come in!
    Congrats! You won't be disappointed. I love mine, the riding position is perfect--not agressive and not too relaxed. The bronze Surly wheels compliment the browns in the camo printing perfect and with the orange rim tape they look like factory. Eventually I will upgrade the rear hub and add a 9 or 10 speed cassette, but I haven't felt the need for additional gearing in my riding so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdhusker View Post
    The gearing was too high for my liking, but my LBS installed a 32 tooth Race Face narrow wide chainring for $25 at the time of purchase.
    Quick question Sir... Race Face's website states that the chainring is designed for 9 - 11 speed bikes.

    Have you had any issues since the Rocker is a 7 speed?

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    Does anyone know if the Jaggernaut 26x4.0 will fit the 50mm rim on the front of the Rocker?

    My lbs has offered me the tires at a super price. I don't know the answer and do not want to ask him to order the tires if they won't fit. I know there would be no problem on the back rim.

    Some might say that it's the lbs's responsibility to find out, but he's a super guy and just got into fat bikes. I thought perhaps someone here would know the answer.

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    Bike arrived @ the shop today. I'll get to build it on Saturday. Perk of being a bike shop mechanic!😆

    It's the first one in the shop so we're all excited to see if. We've sold several momentum cruisers already and they are very well built, especially for the price. Hopefully these can get us more into the fat bike scene. The only fat bikes we've carried so far are a few demos of Salsa Mukluks. Great bikes, but pricey.

    I'm in Florida so little chance of this bike seeing any snow! Will be neighborhood riding it first, then onto the trails. Observations will be shared later!

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    Congratulations on your purchase Sir!

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    The Juggernauts will fit on the 50mm front rim no problem. The design of the narrow wide chainring holds the chain very secure, so even with the slightly wider 7 speed links I have never had any issues. As long as you're not bouncing down trails it will be fine. I would say it holds the chain better than the factory chain ring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdhusker View Post
    The Juggernauts will fit on the 50mm front rim no problem.
    Thank you Sir! I believe you told me that in the past but after reading their website I wanted to double check. I already emailed my lbs and asked him to order the Jaggernauts.


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    As long as you're not bouncing down trails it will be fine.
    At my level of riding expertise if I go bouncing down a trail it means I fell off!

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    Giant iRide Rocker 3 Momentum.

    I am also having trouble on choosing between the two colors so I bought one for me and one for my wife. I chose the black but I swapped the fork together with the tire and rims.The khaki one for my wife.

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    I was also having trouble on choosing what color between the two colors so bought the two, one for me and one for my wife, I chose the black and the khaki for my wife but I swapped the fork together with the tires and rims.

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    I am also having trouble on choosing between the black an the khaki so I bought two. One for me the black and one for my wife the khaki but I swapped the fork together with the tires and rims So I now have a black frame with fatigue rims and black tires.

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    Hahaha, I'm sorry guys. I'm new here and I'm having troubles in editing and deleting my previous messages.

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    No problem Sir. Congrats on your new bikes!

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    Here are some pictures!

    The weight is for a small. All stock. No reflectors other than the wheel ones, no bottle cage either. The fit and finish is well above what I expected.

    I hope the pictures made it through. First try...

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    Biggest surprise...

    I had expected the brakes to be some crappy ones and was planning to upgrade. If I stayed with cable actuated I was considering a set of TRP Spykes. If you haven't seen them, their neat function is that both inner and outer pads are actuated by the cable pull, just like dual piston hydraulics. Way better concept than deflecting the rotor to get braking pressure.

    Surprise surprise...These work off that same principle! You can see in the picture that both sides are connected to the cable. They work great!

    Riding it tomorrow, then I'll try a few (budget friendly) ways to lighten it up some.

    Very happy with this bike!!!

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