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    Help building first Fat Bike

    I知 getting ready to build my first Fat Bike but I have a few questions.

    I will be riding it in the snow so my first question; are wider tires better.
    What are the best brakes, mechanical or hydraulic?

    I知 thinking about building a 907 190mm Nome. I have build lots of mt. bikes but this will be my first Fat bike so I need some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    I知 getting ready to build my first Fat Bike but I have a few questions.

    I will be riding it in the snow so my first question; are wider tires better.
    What are the best brakes, mechanical or hydraulic?

    I知 thinking about building a 907 190mm Nome. I have build lots of mt. bikes but this will be my first Fat bike so I need some help.
    yes wider is superior while snow riding. as for brakes i suppose it depends on the depth of cold you'll be in but hydros work well down to freeze temps and a bit below but if you get deep freeze temps then maybe consider mechs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    yes wider is superior while snow riding.
    Hells yeah, some truf right there. Although I woulda said fatter is better for pavement too if you'da asked

    As for brakes, you plan on bombing snow drifts? I love hydros on my full sus but on a fat bike? Hydros just aint worth the trouble, brah! Skip past all that lame brake bling and get you a set of BB7-S ... those new "S" brakes are THE ticket. Way less maintenance and super easy to adjust. Haven't got mine to squeal on my yet either ... knock on wood. Saves you some monies too!

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    Is anyone running the xx1 (1x11) set-up in the snow?

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