InterBike Fatties

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  • 09-16-2013
    wyoracerX
    InterBike Fatties
    I'm not there but someone here is.
    Where are the outdoor demo pics?
  • 09-16-2013
    blown240
    No pics, but my uncle demo'd a Surly and fell in love with fat bikes. It was his first time on anything but a Yeti.
  • 09-16-2013
    crashtestdummy
    I posted a few in the daily fat bike photo thread. There's a lot of them there including a Borealus with carbon rims that weighs under 22 pounds. I'll try to take more photos in the AM.
  • 09-16-2013
    bdundee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I posted a few in the daily fat bike photo thread. There's a lot of them there including a Borealus with carbon rims that weighs under 22 pounds. I'll try to take more photos in the AM.

    Maybe look for the new Vee Rubber Snowshoe tire if ya get a chance.
  • 09-16-2013
    crashtestdummy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Maybe look for the new Vee Rubber Snowshoe tire if ya get a chance.

    Vee Rubber was suppose to be the tube sponsor, and they had zero tubes. They also had very little at their booth, except one bored looking guy. Hopefully they will do better at the indoor show.
  • 09-17-2013
    jnroyal
  • 09-17-2013
    mtuck1
    Those carbon bikes are beautiful, and 21 pounds OMG!
  • 09-17-2013
    jonshonda
    Both the 9zero and fb look killer.

    I am solo pumped about getting the first snow ride in. Tick-tock ol' man winter.
  • 09-17-2013
    Lars_D
    I am really liking the Borealis fat bike. I am hoping to pull the trigger on one of their frames soon.
  • 09-17-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Several fat bike manufactures mentioned that they expect RockShox and X-Fusion to bring fat bike suspension forks to market in the near future, though neither company would comment on the possibility.
    I guess we wait.
  • 09-17-2013
    Slow Danger
    That Aluboo fat bike will be coming in with a complete build with X9 at $2400. Cheaper than the new Trek.
  • 09-18-2013
    duggus
    I'm going to be surprised if anything fat bike related comes out at Interbike that this group hasn't already seen. We are pretty up on our "top secret" and new fat-stuff... ehhh?

    That or we will have 3 duplicate threads for each.
  • 09-18-2013
    SmooveP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I guess we wait.

    I take this to mean no new fat suspension forks were introduced at the show?
  • 09-18-2013
    wyoracerX
    Re: InterBike Fatties
    That new 4.25" Vee/Fatback tire looks mighty nice.
  • 09-18-2013
    SmooveP
    Some good info and pics here:
    Interbike Outdoor Demo Report ? Day 1 | FAT-BIKE.COM
    Interbike Outdoor Demo ? Day 2 | FAT-BIKE.COM

    The olive drab green Pugs with matching green is cool. And it looks like e13 has a new TRS crank in a fat version. Direct mount 2x anyone?
  • 09-18-2013
    pucstopr30
    I don't know if this has been noticed by anyone, but in the Salsa preview catalog for the Mukluk it says that geometry has been updated to accept 100mm suspension forks. It may just be for the new inverted forks that hit the market...
    Just an observation...
    Chris
  • 09-18-2013
    Espen W
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pucstopr30 View Post
    I don't know if this has been noticed by anyone, but in the Salsa preview catalog for the Mukluk it says that geometry has been updated to accept 100mm suspension forks. It may just be for the new inverted forks that hit the market...
    Just an observation...
    Chris

    Or possibly for another (very promising) fork in the works... ;)
  • 09-18-2013
    TrailMaker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pucstopr30 View Post
    I don't know if this has been noticed by anyone, but in the Salsa preview catalog for the Mukluk it says that geometry has been updated to accept 100mm suspension forks. It may just be for the new inverted forks that hit the market... Just an observation...

    Good catch...

    ...For a goalie. :)
  • 09-18-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I take this to mean no new fat suspension forks were introduced at the show?

    That's the way it looks. If anyone had a fat suspension fork for sale for the 2013/14 season we'd know about it by now.
  • 09-18-2013
    JAGI410
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pucstopr30 View Post
    I don't know if this has been noticed by anyone, but in the Salsa preview catalog for the Mukluk it says that geometry has been updated to accept 100mm suspension forks. It may just be for the new inverted forks that hit the market...
    Just an observation...
    Chris

    That's just marketing. Buy now! Suspension is coming! The Mukluk been suspension corrected since the beginning.
  • 09-18-2013
    trumpus
  • 09-18-2013
    TBerntson
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    Fatback fork
    Here's a new option at Interbike
  • 09-18-2013
    SmooveP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TBerntson View Post
    Here's a new option at Interbike

    Same fork, different decal.
  • 09-18-2013
    damnitman
    ...just to clarify...that is not the Sosa "fork with many names"...that is the G-Answer Flame with a Fatback decal on it...Greg had it on his raw Al Beltdrive Fatback @ IB 2012...there are pics around somewhere...
  • 09-18-2013
    SmooveP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...just to clarify...that is not the Sosa "fork with many names"...that is the G-Answer Flame with a Fatback decal on it...Greg had it on his raw Al Beltdrive Fatback @ IB 2012...there are pics around somewhere...

    Ah, I stand erected.
  • 09-18-2013
    Shark
    That is the 11nine right?? Anyone ridden this yet???.....excited!

  • 09-18-2013
    duggus
    Re: InterBike Fatties
    Nice detailed photos here: http://imgur.com/a/60eFV
  • 09-18-2013
    willzager
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Nice detailed photos here: Fat Bikes Galore - Imgur

    OOOooooo these are pretty. I've never even ridden a carbon bike but I now know that I absolutely need one.
  • 09-18-2013
    buddhak
    Speaking of standing erect,

    That Siman hardtail is whispering in my ear...
  • 09-19-2013
    SmooveP
    Gotta stop looking at pics of carbon fatbikes with XX1 before something bad happens with my credit card.

    Is it me or are the seatstays on the Borealis impossibly thin?
  • 09-19-2013
    willzager
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Is it me or are the seatstays on the Borealis impossibly thin?

    I was thinking the same thing. But they do look in line with other carbon mountain bikes.
  • 09-19-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willzager View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. But they do look in line with other carbon mountain bikes.

    Read around on MTBR - folks are not very happy when they topple over on their carbon MTBs and snap a seatstay. Shouldn't be a problem if you are riding on soft stuff though.

    Rocks are another matter.
  • 09-19-2013
    willzager
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Read around on MTBR - folks are not very happy when they topple over on their carbon MTBs and snap a seatstay. Shouldn't be a problem if you are riding on soft stuff though.

    Rocks are another matter.

    Yeah, the thin-ness still definitely scares me a bit. I'm hoping Borealis knows more about carbon than I do though ;)
  • 09-19-2013
    bdundee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willzager View Post
    Yeah, the thin-ness still definitely scares me a bit. I'm hoping Borealis knows more about carbon than I do though ;)

    If I remember correctly they are thin one way but thick the other for some reason they stated. I will see if I can find the pic.
  • 09-19-2013
    vikb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willzager View Post
    Yeah, the thin-ness still definitely scares me a bit. I'm hoping Borealis knows more about carbon than I do though ;)

    There is no magic to carbon. It can be used to make a strong, stiff and light bike for sure, but impact loading on a thin area like that [say falling onto a rock] and it will be party over.

    You can repair carbon though so it's not like your bike is permanently toast.

    Each frame material has some pros and cons. They key is to be realistic about them and match them to your needs.
  • 09-19-2013
    SmooveP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    If I remember correctly they are thin one way but thick the other for some reason they stated. I will see if I can find the pic.

    On their website (couldn't easily grab the pic) it shows a view from above where the stays are wide and flat in the middle.
  • 09-19-2013
    duggus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    If I remember correctly they are thin one way but thick the other for some reason they stated. I will see if I can find the pic.

    I believe (need article too) that they were designed that way to give a very slight flex vertically... and then resist flex from side to side. So in a way getting a very small amount of cushion/give to it. To me it seems similar to the Salsa full suspension designs with the flexing seat stays... but on a much smaller scale.
  • 09-19-2013
    willzager
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    On their website (couldn't easily grab the pic) it shows a view from above where the stays are wide and flat in the middle.

    Good call. These both give a pretty good view. Gorgeous bike.


  • 09-19-2013
    bdundee
  • 09-19-2013
    duggus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdundee View Post

    Wow you're fast! I literally was just checking the site 5 minutes ago. Holy crap.... ANOTHER fat bike tire!

    I'm still looking forward to the in-between size Fatback Sterling
  • 09-19-2013
    bdundee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Wow you're fast! I literally was just checking the site 5 minutes ago. Holy crap.... ANOTHER fat bike tire!

    I'm still looking forward to the in-between size Fatback Sterling

    I heard a rumor that this tire was also made for the frames that wouldn't fit Bud and Lou. So maybe another good contender.
  • 09-19-2013
    SmooveP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    There is no magic to carbon. It can be used to make a strong, stiff and light bike for sure, but impact loading on a thin area like that [say falling onto a rock] and it will be party over.

    You can repair carbon though so it's not like your bike is permanently toast.

    Each frame material has some pros and cons. They key is to be realistic about them and match them to your needs.

    To be fair, there are some ways to make it more impact resistant. Using thicker walls is the most obvious way. Different layups and resins are another. Not sure how much is hype vs reality, but Cannondale attempts to address this with their so called "BallisTec" carbon. All that said, I'd guess that if you employed all of those techniques across the whole frame, the weight penalty would be pretty severe.
  • 09-19-2013
    crashtestdummy
    Here are a few that gomez has yet to post, at least I think. I'm still a little brain dead from the last 4 days.

    A beach cruiser with a geared hub, double crank and 101mm rims, very long chainstays also.



    From the same company is a studded over shoe. You deflate the tire, strap on the tread, and re-inflate. Production studs will be shorter, this is the Thunderdome version.



    Kawasaki fat bike.



    Out of all the bikes I rode at Outdoor Demo, this was my favorite.



  • 09-19-2013
    mongol777
    Nice - I can see myself using studded belt and avoid buying studded tires (times 4 for me) for ocassional ice riding. What's the company name?
  • 09-19-2013
    Shark
    Wow lots of new toys :) Stan's fat rims, Xfusion fork...interesting!
  • 09-19-2013
    JYB
    Fatback Sterling is gonna kill it! I hope I can score some!
  • 09-19-2013
    crashtestdummy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mongol777 View Post
    Nice - I can see myself using studded belt and avoid buying studded tires (times 4 for me) for ocassional ice riding. What's the company name?

    I have that info at home, I'll try to add it later.
  • 09-19-2013
    wyoracerX
    Re: InterBike Fatties
    More carbon tubeless rims/wheels from Hed


    http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/09/18/...ce=twitterfeed
  • 09-19-2013
    Drew Diller
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    From the same company is a studded over shoe. You deflate the tire, strap on the tread, and re-inflate. Production studs will be shorter, this is the Thunderdome version.


    Is there a higher resolution image available? It looks like they screwed some sheet metal screws from the inside out and then strapped some strips of rubber from one sidewall to the other, which would be snake oil BS if true. As in - I'd like to see what the product looks like off the tire all flopping around.
  • 09-19-2013
    wyoracerX
    Re: InterBike Fatties
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JYB View Post
    Fatback Sterling is gonna kill it! I hope I can score some!

    Agreed, hope they don't have a "limited" winter run. Looks like a sweet summer race tire.