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    Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Finally got my bullseye monster, and I wanted to post my thoughts about it, but there dont seem to be any threads about the specific models that bikes direct offers.



    The bike went together pretty smoothly and was lighter than I expected it to be. I will publish the weight when I get around to putting it on a scale, but it was abouth the same weight as (maybe even a little less than) last year's pug. I will ballpark it around 35lbs.



    The stem and possibly the handle bars will be replaced soon. Its way too long right now and wider bars are always a plus.



    The bike had a minor scratch on the down tube from where the front rim was attached for shipping. It doesn't really bother me, but I thought it was worth mentioning.




    Here's the bike next to last year's pug (14" frame). The head angle looks much steeper on the Gravity. Not sure what the actual number is for the Bullseye, but for reference I know the pug is a 70.0 degree HTA.




    The mission on a 50mm rim next to a nate on a 65mm Marge lite. Both supposedly 4.0, although the nate seems significantly wider in addition to being much more aggressive.



    First impression is that its a good start. It doesn't ride nearly as well as the pug does, but in addition to costing less than a third what the pug did, I haven't spent much time dialing it in yet. There are a lot of things im going to do to it, first I need to cut the seat post down, because even inserted as far as it will go, its still at least a full inch higher than I want it. Next will be trying to get some power out of the brakes. Even after bedding them in, they are unbearably weak. I have ridden other bikes with the novelas and know that they can be much more powerful. When set up correctly they can feel as good as a bb7. I will try hitting the rotors with brake cleaner, if that doesn't work I will sand the pads down a bit. Also the rear rim is out of true and the front one has a pretty noticeable hop. it's nothing i cant fix but kinda annoying that i have to work on the wheels of a brand new bike.
    I was torn between this and the Boris x9, but didn't have the means to get the more expensive bike. I will report back after putting some more miles on the bike, but so far I am a little underwhelmed. I just remind myself that it was only $500 and remember that I have nothing to complain about. I think it is the best way that money could be spent, because it gets you a good, ridable platform to begin with and will allow me to upgrade parts as I need to.

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    Just curious, why not keep riding the pugs?

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    Its my girlfriend's. She lets me take lt out, but its small for me and we want to ride together.
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    New handebars are a given and I would think cutting the stem and degreasing the brakes would be free, so things will improve pretty quickly. I'd add that the paint isn't very tough so I really wouldn't care about the scratch. Sorry to hear about the wheels, and I'd be interested in the weight.

    I wonder how much the ride quality suffers from the tires, which people do complain about quite a bit. One option if you can sell your missions or when they wear out: Origin-8 Devist8er tires Project Fatbike: Origin-8 Devist-8er 26 x 4.0 FatbikeTires

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    thanks for the review...I was looking at that bike...i was also looking at the 120 foldable tires the same site sell for $99 for the pair...wonder if that would help the "feel"?
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    thanks for the review...I was looking at that bike...i was also looking at the 120 foldable tires the same site sell for $99 for the pair...wonder if that would help the "feel"?
    The vee 8 tires are much better than the mission.

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    yeah, thinking about on one floaters or one of the new vee rubber offerings down the line.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Took it out for the first real ride tonight. Ive gotta say, for $500, this thing rips. After cutting the seat post down about 4 inches its fitting me much better. A shorter stem should make it nearly perfect. I also cleaned the rotors with brake cleaner. It helped a little bit, but riding them hard for 20 miles made a much bigger improvement and they were stopping much better at the end of the ride. They are getting into the usable range now. Overall im feeling pretty stoaked about this bike and think I made a great choice.


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    i got one too. unfortunately, 100mm rim with 4" tire doesnt clear the frame. from the way it didnt cleared. i dont think 3.5 tire would clear either
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    That's too bad. I wonder if it would clear on an 80mm
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    The front looks like it has plenty of clearance. Maybe you could run 100 in the front and 80 rear like the FB4 does.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Swapped out the bars and stem, what a difference! This is how I like to run most of my bikes.


    Wider and shorter



    Blue stem even matches the head badge a little bit.



    Its perfect now. Nothing left to do but ride the wheels off of it!
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    got some 80mm rims. looks like it cleared the frame with 3.5 vee speedster will also work with 4" -4.25" tires. i also converted to single speed. for whoever wants to do it. ive tried many gear combos. only 32t front 18t rear with half link chain worked for me. its a perfect snug fit good chain tension only a tiny bit on tight side
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    Thanks coke! Good to know if/when I upgrade wheels. I wonder how much tire it can clear on the stock 50mm rims. Seems like it has some space, I would like to know if a snowshoe or similar would fit.
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    the stock 50mm rim, 80mm and 100mm rim made the tire size change pretty dramatic. ill post some pictures when i get around
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    The missions have already started chunking.



    I noticed this a couple days ago. It could be due to riding in construction sites and railroad shale, with lots of wheel spin in loose steep climbs. This tire has maybe 50 miles on it now. Anybody else having problems?
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    Gravity Bullseye Monster-20140706_162031.jpgGravity Bullseye Monster-20140706_195129.jpg

    I've just got one in Matte Black ( 14"). With $499 i have nothing to complain. Great bike. Love it so much. I'm living in Vietnam, juz ride it every morning doing exercise.
    Which stuff should we upgrade first ? I'm wondering does it fit 100mm rims and 4.8" tires ?
    This is the only one FAT bike in my city, LOL. so fun.

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    AkaCoke said that he couldn't fit 100mm rims in the frame. The fork looks like it has plenty of room.
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    I have been riding this thing everywhere for weeks now. Its holding up like a champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post


    I have been riding this thing everywhere for weeks now. Its holding up like a champ.


    Looks good. How does it fit? Large, small? I'm 6'3" and considering a 22" version. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    AkaCoke said that he couldn't fit 100mm rims in the frame. The fork looks like it has plenty of room.
    im pretty positive fork would work with 4.5 tire on 100mm rim. rear you can only fit up to 4" tire on 80mm rim. to me thats plenty fat enough.

    i got some hope brakes, 80mm rims with sealed origin8 hubs and vee8 tires on it now. been gathering more parts . gonna finish soon. itd be single speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckistani View Post
    Looks good. How does it fit? Large, small? I'm 6'3" and considering a 22" version. Thanks.
    mine is an 18". i'm 5'6" with a 30" inseam and i feel like it's a little bigger than other medium bikes i own. standover is about 29". in hindsight i probably should have grabbed a 16", but when i ordered my bike it was only small medium and large, all the in between sizes came out later.
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    Dirtdawg: Your thread helped me make up my mind. I would have ordered the std Bullseye but I fell that with my weight and size, 288lbs, 6' 1" and 32" inseam, and our trails here I need a wider tire 4.0 on the monster compared to 3.8 on the bullseye. would be better suited to the dirt and gravel we encounter. So I ordered an 18" monster. I just gave my son my Mongoose Dolomite and I really enjoyed using it for everything.

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    Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Dirtdawg is 5'6" , you decided to go w/ the same size being 6'1" ? Seems a large would be preferred


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    does anyone know if the bullseye and the bullseye monster frame are the same frame? I want the 3" tires cause I have extra 4" already and hated the missions when I got my Fantom this January. Have bud and lou on that bike

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    word is the bullseye is different , wont clear 4" tires. call BD to be sure.
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    Bullseye Monster versus Bullseye

    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    word is the bullseye is different , wont clear 4" tires. call BD to be sure.
    I believe you are correct. BD emailed that fact to me just a while ago. Unfortunately they were out of the 14" frames in the monster.

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    rjedoaks: The reason I am choosing an 18 is because thew stand over height will allow me to throw my leg over the top tube. my Trek ss is a 17 and I just make it over the top tube. At 29" the Monster should be ok.

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    Im glad that my thread has been useful and helped you guys make decisions! Ive been having way more fun with this bike than I thought I would.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    I managed to pick up a big stick, but miraculously nothing was damaged.




    Still not sure how it managed to miss the hanger. Anybody know where I can get a spare? Next time I wont be as lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    rjedoaks: The reason I am choosing an 18 is because thew stand over height will allow me to throw my leg over the top tube. my Trek ss is a 17 and I just make it over the top tube. At 29" the Monster should be ok.
    I understand, I hadn't followed your story completely. Gotta go with what works. Rich

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    Yes there the same frame. The difference is crank and tires.


    Quote Originally Posted by hykerwilson View Post
    does anyone know if the bullseye and the bullseye monster frame are the same frame? I want the 3" tires cause I have extra 4" already and hated the missions when I got my Fantom this January. Have bud and lou on that bike

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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

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    Swapped out the bars and stem, what a difference! This is how I like to run most of my bikes.


    Wider and shorter



    Blue stem even matches the head badge a little bit.



    Its perfect now. Nothing left to do but ride the wheels off of it!
    Well played Sir. You did exactly what I planned to do and have a very short 50mm stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    word is the bullseye is different , wont clear 4" tires. call BD to be sure.
    +1 i heard they were different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdventureRider View Post
    Well played Sir. You did exactly what I planned to do and have a very short 50mm stem
    Nice. I like a really short reach. it also helps to cover up the steep HTA that most fat bikes run.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    I managed to pick up a big stick, but miraculously nothing was damaged.




    Still not sure how it managed to miss the hanger. Anybody know where I can get a spare? Next time I wont be as lucky.
    Holy crap that stick is huge. How on earth did you do that? Impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    Holy crap that stick is huge. How on earth did you do that? Impressive.
    Honestly? i couldnt tell ya. one of those "just riding along (at a high rate of speed)" kinda situations.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    After 200 miles of abuse, the bike is still holding up from the most part.



    I am so glad that the bike came with a bash, I have been thankful for it almost every time I ride it.



    And the stock pedals tried their best. I was originally going to replace them with some saints or other quality flat pedal as soon as it arrived, but I was lazy and figured I would use up the stock ones first.


    I still think that this is the best money I have ever spent on a new bike.
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    I am anxious to order mine soon. I am ordering on the first. Then the fun begins again.
    Dirtdawg: I was wondering what you did to have an epic pedal failure like that? I am going to order some sort of pedal, any recommendations? I am not going clipless because I don't have the money for new shoes.
    Also has anyone tried to put a rear rack on the Monster? I would like to have one so I can carry extra goodies for longer rides.

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    Check out Welgo mag for pedals. Probably best bang for the buck. You don't need clipless, this is supposed to be fun and healthy

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    oldbear52,

    I use Wellgo pedal straps and a large flat platform BMX style pedals and they work great. They give you some security and upstroke efficiency but you can get out of them easily. They are also nicely adjustable for tightness with the double velcro closures. You can web search for "platform pedals" "Wellgo pedal straps" and find the straps/pedals in many color combos to match bike frame or other items you wanna color match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    Dirtdawg: I was wondering what you did to have an epic pedal failure like that? I am going to order some sort of pedal, any recommendations? I am not going clipless because I don't have the money for new shoes.
    I ride in a lot of rock gardens, pedal strike is unavoidable. they honestly held up for longer than i thought they would. i am ordering some Shimano saint MX80 flats. they can be had for around $70 all day long. i have ridden plastic flats and have a few sets, but if you are doing any kind of serious riding, the grip leaves a lot to be desired. the foot straps are alright on pavement (especially when running fixed gear) but personally i wouldn't run them offroad on anything technical. I'm trying to just get a decent set and not have to worry about screwing around with them, but it really comes down to what you want out of them. if i wasn't doing anything extreme i would just drop $20 on a set of matching green plastic pedals and call it a day, but i want some more traction.

    And as for sugestions: Platform Pedal Shootout, the best flat is...
    Here's 60 pages worth of them.

    Honestly, its mostly just preference. there are tons of perfectly good pedals out there. just figuring out how much you want to spend and what you want them to do will help you narrow it down.
    I'm leaning towards the saints because I want grip and durability at a good value.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm pedals, pedals , pedals!

    I guess I can just ride the stock pedals for now, then, once they wear out or fail buy a new set.



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    Yup. That was my approach. Ive been riding the bike as is and upgrading as parts wear out or I get sick of them.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm psi

    I would like to know what psi the Monster comes with. I used to run 12 psi on my dolo and my daughter runs 10. I have a small battery operated compressor and I can adjust the psi accordingly. She has surly larrys on her bike. and now she looked at the BD and is considering a Monster too. my youngest son rode his brothjer's dolo and fell in love with it. they don't have the funds for a monster though. But it's only 6 days till I order and then another 5-7 days before the Monster gets here.

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    The tires come empty, but I've been running 8psi rear and 6 front.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster



    Coming up on 400 rough miles and this bike has been nothing but good to me.


    This is one of many local features that makes me really grateful that the bike came with a bash ring.


    Its a big rock rollover with a very steep backside.


    If you dont hop the wheel enough, the big ring takes a beating.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    I found a flat spot in my front rim this morning.

    You can sort of see it in the picture. Im not sure how it didnt pinch. I have a feeling that this happened when I did a big drop and landed on a root. My wrists will confirm that I deffinetly touched rim. Im not sure how the tire didnt flat.

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    Great thread and a good looking FB,

    I'm thinking about buying a Gravity 2014 Bullseye Monster, Will it fit someone who is 6'5" ?

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    Great thread....I would buy one if they had the small size...
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Quote Originally Posted by Polished Fuji View Post
    Great thread and a good looking FB,

    I'm thinking about buying a Gravity 2014 Bullseye Monster, Will it fit someone who is 6'5" ?
    A large or xl would. Its not a one size fits all like the dolo.
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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

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    Great thread....I would buy one if they had the small size...
    You can still order one, but waiting sucks. I waited more than 2 months for mine.
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    So im thinking about getting a pair of the green on one floaters. I need a more aggressive tire for winter and the floater fits the bill. I like the way it looks with black tires, but green could be fun. Do you think it will be too monochromatic?
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    I wish there was a good fat bike tire comparo review someplace...I have looked but I have not seen a good tires for riding rocks like we have in jerzy.
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSTCLIME View Post
    I wish there was a good fat bike tire comparo review someplace...I have looked but I have not seen a good tires for riding rocks like we have in jerzy.
    honestly, i have been rocking the wal-mart fat tires because they are so thick, and they have been standing up to all sorts of rocks and broken glass. they are not perfect, the tread pattern sucks and they are insanely heavy, but they are doing what i want them to.

    EDIT - I should mention that this forum is full of information, and you can find a lot of information on any of the existing fat options simply by searching it. it may take some sifting and a lot of reading, but the info is out there. i agree that we should consolidate the information and put together a single thread about what tires are good for what conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    A large or xl would. Its not a one size fits all like the dolo.
    Ok Great, I just did some digging and...

    14" fits most 5'4" to 5'7"
    16" fits most 5'7" to 5'10"
    18" fits most 5'10" to 6' 1"
    20" fits most 6'1" to 6'4"
    22" fits most 6'4" to 6'7"

    "fits most"
    is a key word here LoL !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polished Fuji View Post
    Ok Great, I just did some digging and...

    14" fits most 5'4" to 5'7"
    16" fits most 5'7" to 5'10"
    18" fits most 5'10" to 6' 1"
    20" fits most 6'1" to 6'4"
    22" fits most 6'4" to 6'7"

    "fits most"
    is a key word here LoL !!
    the "most" part is because people have different proportions. for example, i'm 5'6" but i have short legs and a longer torso, so i fit well on either a small or medium depending on the reach and stand-over height.
    I think that reach is the most important measurement on a frame, because it can only be adjusted by swapping the stem or bars to get your hands where you want them. the conventional bb to seat collar measurement that manufacturers usually give for a frame size is not as important, because you can simply raise or lower the seat to optimize the distance from bb to seat.
    i'm rambling now, sorry.
    my advice if you have a bike that you are comfortable on is to see how the frame measurements line up with the spec for the the fat bike you're looking at.
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    Still thinking about the green floaters. This is a quick Photoshop that nicole did to help me see what the bike would look like.



    And the blue one is supposed to be her pug with white ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    my advice if you have a bike that you are comfortable on is to see how the frame measurements line up with the spec for the the fat bike you're looking at.
    Yeap, I was thinking the same thing, THX.

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    this is tough. i want to get a more aggressive set of tires for winter anyway. the floaters fit the bill, but i really wanted a set of nates. just for some background info: the original plan was that the girl would get a set of the white floaters for her pug, and then i would buy the nates from her, offsetting the cost. she gets her white tires, i get my aggressive tires, we're both happy.
    unfortunately, on one has changed their shipping policy and no longer offers free shipping on the 2 tires. the shipping charge is almost as expensive as a tire, and the new limit is 100gbp (about 4 tires). in order to not pay a ton on shipping, she has been trying to convince me to go in on the deal with her and get a set for myself. i'm still trying to figure out what i want to do. any input?
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    i ended up ordering the greenies. i will post pics and try to straighten out the front rim when they come in.
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    end up getting some Knards...tubless....nice....tough sidewalls for rocks.
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    Way to go now I want one lol I've owned a Gravity 29'er that I regret selling. I'm new to this fat bike world so I'm leary of ordering one online before a test fit. I'm 5'10" so any input would help. I see the matte black is only available in 20", probably too big for me. My current MTB is 18.5 and that's kinda the ball busting limit.

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    at 5'10" you're probably still safely in 18" territory. if youre after matte black you could check the availability on the borises, i havent looked lately, but they arent much more expensive and they may have some in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    at 5'10" you're probably still safely in 18" territory. if youre after matte black you could check the availability on the borises, i havent looked lately, but they arent much more expensive and they may have some in stock.
    Boris bikes aren't in stock yet, shipping anytime between now and month end though - they seem like they are just as good a deal as the Gravity when upgrades are considered - bikes direct told me last week that new gravity bikes aren't expected until at least the end of september (if sooner I probably would've went with one myself!).

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    You pretty satisfied? I mean do you feel the urge to upgrade to the bigger brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pxpaulx View Post
    Boris bikes aren't in stock yet, shipping anytime between now and month end though - they seem like they are just as good a deal as the Gravity when upgrades are considered - bikes direct told me last week that new gravity bikes aren't expected until at least the end of september (if sooner I probably would've went with one myself!).
    Well poop! I thought I was the only one that bought off that site lol

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    Yeah, i'm totally satisfied. i don't really care what brand's stickers are on the side of my frame (they all came from the same Taiwanese factory anyway). i'm just looking for something thats ridable, functional, and will hold together.
    so far this bike has been great, the fun per dollar value has been through the roof.
    on a bike like this, i consider the drivetrain to be consumable parts, and figure it won't last long in the brutal winter conditions regardless of if it's x4 or xo, so i just went for the lowest level that i could. the old 8 speed stuff is totally functional and sinfully cheap, so its a perfect match for a beater bike like this.
    if i had to do it again, i might try to get a bike that can clear the massive 4.8's like the lurch or the night train, but those are significantly more expensive and right now i can't afford them (and still make my tuition payment).

    so in short, yes. for the price i am 100% satisfied. i feel like i got more than what i payed for.
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    Swapped out the bars and stem, what a difference! This is how I like to run most of my bikes.


    Wider and shorter



    Blue stem even matches the head badge a little bit.



    Its perfect now. Nothing left to do but ride the wheels off of it!
    That stem is sweet!!

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    haha thanks! i like it. it's a take off from a dirt jump bike.
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    haha thanks! i like it. it's a take off from a dirt jump bike.
    Care to share the brand? I can't read that font lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonygeo View Post
    Care to share the brand? I can't read that font lol
    FUNN

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    Re: Gravity Bullseye Monster

    Green floaters came in!


    Shipped really fast. First impression is that this is an awesome tire for the money. 2 of them for $115, 120 tpi folding bead, ride really nicely. Lots of grip.


    Nicole really likes hers too. She is the reason I got them, but now I'm glad that I did.


    As you can imagine, They got a lot of attention. We got at least a doesen comments, ranging from "wow, nice bike" to "d@mn! That $hit's fresh!"
    These things take attention whoring to a whole new level. I wouldn't recommend them unless youre willing to have the "what's a fatbikes and where do you get them and what do they cost and what they are for and..." conversation over and over. Because suddenly EVERYONE wants to know.
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    Those are cool
    Hey, what happen to the sixty something dude w/ the heart problem? [Bear]. He was going to buy a Gravity on the 1st. Hope he's still with us

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    Attention brings crooks!! Those are some slick tires though!

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    Those are cool
    Hey, what happen to the sixty something dude w/ the heart problem? [Bear]. He was going to buy a Gravity on the 1st. Hope he's still with us
    Yeah, you're right. Haven't heard anything from him for a while. I hope he got his bike and has been too busy riding it to post about it on the internet.
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    Put over 100 miles on the bike this weekend.


    An abandoned building that has been converted into a skate park




    Checking up on the local dirt jumps


    Visiting a rope swing to cool off


    Road over a car


    The bike is still holding up well, but the hub has started making a click in noise when I really torque on it mashing up hills and stuff. Not sure what's out there for 170mm hubs, but I might want to start looking...
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    I am really liking those tires. The On One Floater in colors I may have to get some...
    I see in the pics though you went back to the Missions, any reason other than using up the cheap tires first? The cheapskate in me wants to order the pink On Ones while they are still dirt cheap - but not quite sure I am manly enough to pull them off, LOL.

    I may have to get a Gravity Monster for my son for Xmas - he is bugging me for one since I ordered a Sturgis Bullet for myself. :-) He is only 9 though so have to be a cheap fat bike for now because he is growing like a weed.

    Cheers and awesome pics!

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    Your hubs might need to be repacked. I've heard several people say they needed to repack the hubs on these BD bikes. Not enough grease applied at the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destr0 View Post
    I am really liking those tires. The On One Floater in colors I may have to get some...
    I see in the pics though you went back to the Missions, any reason other than using up the cheap tires first? The cheapskate in me wants to order the pink On Ones while they are still dirt cheap - but not quite sure I am manly enough to pull them off, LOL.

    I may have to get a Gravity Monster for my son for Xmas - he is bugging me for one since I ordered a Sturgis Bullet for myself. :-) He is only 9 though so have to be a cheap fat bike for now because he is growing like a weed.

    Cheers and awesome pics!
    Yeah, i am saving my floaters for the snow when i will really need the aggressive tires for the traction. the missions and wal-mart beast tires have more than enough grip for dirt and summer riding. they roll much better too.
    a small monster would be probably be perfect for your situation. depending on how big your kid is you may want to get a shorter stem and possibly trim the seatpost to get it low enough in the frame (i know i had to on the medium). if he outgrows it a few years down the line, you could probably flip it and make back most of your money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barheet View Post
    Your hubs might need to be repacked. I've heard several people say they needed to repack the hubs on these BD bikes. Not enough grease applied at the factory.
    i will tear them down and grease them up. i meant to do that before riding, but i was too excited to get it together and take it for a ride. i haven't really given the thing a break since i got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdawg21892 View Post
    Yeah, i am saving my floaters for the snow when i will really need the aggressive tires for the traction. the missions and wal-mart beast tires have more than enough grip for dirt and summer riding. they roll much better too.
    a small monster would be probably be perfect for your situation. depending on how big your kid is you may want to get a shorter stem and possibly trim the seatpost to get it low enough in the frame (i know i had to on the medium). if he outgrows it a few years down the line, you could probably flip it and make back most of your money.
    Looks like I will be buying/trading an XS 2013 Pugsley for my son. :-) Spoiled kid.

    He got to try out a Pugs that belongs to a friend's wife - and she is pregnant and wants to sell it... Fit him great and for $800 I think I am going to pull the trigger. He also needs some work done on his Jeep that I can do so partial barter.

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    I might order this bike. It's available in all sizes in black (which will suit me better than green). I'm 6,0 with shoes on, so I wonder how accurate their chart is. Claims that an 18-inch is for me. I wear a 36/32 pants size.

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    It is not actually in stock right now, won't be until October.

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    From last week. I almost ordered it thinking it was in stock but vacation money was more important.


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    Wait, so it's listed as in stock and then you're told it's out of stock?

    Last night I checked and it listed that the green was only available in 22 inch but showed black was available in all sizes. I didn't go to checkout because I'm still on the fence about a lot of bikes. Yet, I assumed that since those sizes were available in the drop down menus that they were in stock.

    What am I supposed to think if their website isn't updated regularly?

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    The ones showing as still available are the only ones you can still order. All of the first release (FB4) of the BD fat bikes sold before they ever shipped a single one. The green ones are already sold except the XL ones. They are not in stock but they are only making a certain number. Not just a BD thing. Salsa Bucksaws are now already sold out but they have not shipped a single one... I tried to order one but can't now. :-(

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    Yep, you're right. I just went back to the site and chose my size and sent it to Checkout. Sure enough, I got a message saying it wasn't available.

    That stinks.

    Oh well. They need to keep in mind that there are impulsive people like myself who will chase a different shiny object if I have to wait too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairmont View Post
    Wait, so it's listed as in stock and then you're told it's out of stock?

    Last night I checked and it listed that the green was only available in 22 inch but showed black was available in all sizes. I didn't go to checkout because I'm still on the fence about a lot of bikes. Yet, I assumed that since those sizes were available in the drop down menus that they were in stock.

    What am I supposed to think if their website isn't updated regularly?
    For some reason that bike in particular, and in black, is not updated properly - you are correct, they don't have them but do list them as available. If you add to cart, enter your shipping zip code and click checkout, you'll be taken to a page that says they are currently out of stock.

    Their site is run at a very basic level, most of their inventory listings do seem to be updated correctly, however this is certainly an exception. That is what you get buying direct at near wholesale pricing - their email address is still @aol.com, so don't expect perfection here!

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    The drop downs aren't always upto date however when you check out (long before payment details) it has accurate inventory levels. Since I used a non American CC I called, about 2 minutes start to finish, bike ordered. It took exactly the 7 days.

    I got & built up mine last week. It's my third Motobecane replacing the Gravity 29er SS for winter commuting; the other is a TI 29er X9. Only rode it the once before doing a major front & rear deralieur tune, and lubing the cable lines, was out of town since.

    Mine came matt black, like it for stealth, installed with red wheel tape and came with yellow also.

    It rides great. Swapping the pedals out for Wellsgo flats. Might put a CF bar on there for temperature management, shorter stem. Tyre pressure is a big variable. Sounds like I'll be doing the hubs too!

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    What am I supposed to think if their website isn't updated regularly?

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    Gosh it's terrible seeing these things still out of stock lol


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    waiting sucks, but i think its worth it. it was for me anyway. i'm really glad that i waited, because when the bike does finally arrive, its that much more rewarding. if you order now you guys will still get them in time for winter when you really need it. im glad i got in early and got to ride it all summer too.
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    I've been on the fence for three weeks about what I'll get. I bounce back and forth between 29er and fat bike, and I keep reminding myself that a fat bike really isn't the right bike for me, but those photos are so enticing. Why are fat wheels so attractive?!

    I'll most likely end up with a 29er, and I'm finally starting to find some luck with CL in my area.

    I have the patience of a cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairmont View Post
    I've been on the fence for three weeks about what I'll get. I bounce back and forth between 29er and fat bike, and I keep reminding myself that a fat bike really isn't the right bike for me, but those photos are so enticing. Why are fat wheels so attractive?!

    I'll most likely end up with a 29er, and I'm finally starting to find some luck with CL in my area.

    I have the patience of a cat.
    why compromise? just build up a second 29" wheelset for your fatbike and have both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    the stock 50mm rim, 80mm and 100mm rim made the tire size change pretty dramatic. ill post some pictures when i get around
    Hey coke, are you ever gona get around to it? im interested in seeing how the bike would look rolling 80mm rims. im gona keep riding the 50's until i cant anymore, but thinking about upgrading if i taco or something (not uncommon for me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbear52 View Post
    Dirtdawg: Your thread helped me make up my mind. I would have ordered the std Bullseye but I fell that with my weight and size, 288lbs, 6' 1" and 32" inseam, and our trails here I need a wider tire 4.0 on the monster compared to 3.8 on the bullseye. would be better suited to the dirt and gravel we encounter. So I ordered an 18" monster. I just gave my son my Mongoose Dolomite and I really enjoyed using it for everything.
    Hey OldBear, youve been awful quiet for the past couple weeks. everything ok? did your bike ever come in?
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    Noob here... looked at this bike online then found this thread. Would this be a decent fat bike for the street and light off road... for I hate to say it, fat dude? I am just trying to get some exercise, eat better, and hopefully lose some weight. I just tried to buy the matte black and like everyone else, its not available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tequilasunset View Post
    Noob here... looked at this bike online then found this thread. Would this be a decent fat bike for the street and light off road... for I hate to say it, fat dude? I am just trying to get some exercise, eat better, and hopefully lose some weight. I just tried to buy the matte black and like everyone else, its not available.
    Yeah man, I dont see why not. Theres nothing about it that's weak or wouldn't hold up to you riding it around. I would say go for it.
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    Hell of a jump, dawg. Even though they're baggy shorts, I'm surprised that you can fit your balls into them.

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    I am now wondering if the Dolo would work just as well for half the price. I'm so new to all of this I'm not sure I can appreciate all the little nuances. I want to be able to mount this on the back of my Vanagon when I camp and I don't think 15lbs diff in weight will be a big deal for me.

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