Help building first Fat Bike
Iím 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?
Iím 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.
Originally Posted by Rock dude
Hells yeah, some truf right there. Although I woulda said fatter is better for pavement too if you'da asked
Originally Posted by nvphatty
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!
Is anyone running the xx1 (1x11) set-up in the snow?
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