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    Lighter Fatbike for marathon racing down in Texas?

    I need some help choosing a Fatbike. I've been riding a half fattie for a while and now wanting to go full Fat. Gonna race XC sprints and Marathons. So something close to a full suspension 29er weight. Looking at Fatback aluminum and the Schlick Tatanka. Need some expert advice. Thanks

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    Lighter Fatbike for marathon racing down in Texas?

    Carver has a pretty sweet price on their Titanium fatty. I putted around on one at winter bike, feels so much lighter than my necromancer. Then, there is always the bear grease.

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    [QUOTE=Schott;10425747]Carver has a pretty sweet price on their Titanium fatty. I putted around on one at winter bike, feels so much lighter than my necromancer. Then, there is always the bear grease.[/QUOTE

    Thanks brother, I'm a die hard salsa fan but, it maybe a year and a half before they get stock.

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    Lighter Fatbike for marathon racing down in Texas?

    Wow, that's a shame. For my money, that Carver frame is it. I think I'm going to put one more winter on this frame, then upgrade to the Ti.

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    Carver Ti with their Carbon fork is a great way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobkorn View Post
    Carver Ti with their Carbon fork is a great way to go.
    ^^^^^ This with surly marge lite rims you could then run Bud & Lou for sticky terrain or Husker Du for racing!?

    Chap called COZ on the UK forum has one and it looks awesome!

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    I also ride marathons (salzkammergut,..) etc with my fatbike.
    Sandman has a nice geometry for mountainbiking, not just for riding in snow and sand.

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    +1 on Sandman, it's a very good trail/XC bike. Especially if you want a suspension fork.

    I have concluded that I am about 5% slower than on my FS29er at race effort. On the right trail the Sandman would be just as fast or faster, on roads it is more than 5% slower.

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    Would helium in the tires help?

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    Lighter Fatbike for marathon racing down in Texas?

    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
    Would helium in the tires help?
    As long as its tubeless ;-)

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