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    I have a fixed Karate Monkey, works fine with just a front brake..........actually I may go for a spin IF IT EVER STOPS RAINING...................

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    After just viewing the Fat Bike forum for some months (thanks for all the great info :-) while building my bike I think this is the appropriate thread to show it in.

    I became kind of light as I'm a bit of a WW and even more due to that I dissembled my 7kg SS to get part to this build.

    11.47 kg/25.29 lbs at the first ride. There are a few things to evaluate after some riding, like adding a chain guide, wider bars, different gear ratio and doing something about the DH-tubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregclimbs View Post
    Fair enough, but if you're going to run one brake, why not make it the front? It has more stopping power... and... since this is a bit of a weenie thread...lighter than the rear.
    Sorry its taken me a while to respond, I've been off, you know, actually riding my bike

    First, I should say that running only a rear brake was not my idea. I noticed some of the guys at the Triple-D in Debuque who were training up for the Arrowhead 135 only had the rear brake. Made sense to me. So I tried it on my old proto-fat bike and it worked pretty well.

    Rear is a better choice for a single brake off-road bike because, though the front brake provides more power, the rear brake provides more control. Especially on snow, you can lock up your rear wheel briefly in a corner to adjust your angle and corner faster. I use this technique for steering checks all the time. If you lock up your front wheel on a slick surface you're just going to go down.

    Today I did this race, and won! The course was all singletrack with rolling hills. In the ~3 hours of racing, I think there as a total of 2 seconds where I would have liked to have had a front brake, a rocky, steep downhill. But I got through it just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twestis View Post
    After just viewing the Fat Bike forum for some months (thanks for all the great info :-) while building my bike I think this is the appropriate thread to show it in.

    I became kind of light as I'm a bit of a WW and even more due to that I dissembled my 7kg SS to get part to this build.

    11.47 kg/25.29 lbs at the first ride. There are a few things to evaluate after some riding, like adding a chain guide, wider bars, different gear ratio and doing something about the DH-tubs.

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    wow, sweet build!
    litespeed's break

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    @ Twestis

    @ Twestis.... WOW !! That is one beautifull bike !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twestis View Post
    After just viewing the Fat Bike forum for some months (thanks for all the great info :-) while building my bike I think this is the appropriate thread to show it in...

    11.47 kg/25.29 lbs at the first ride...
    Nice build. I'd be happy with my 29er at that weight, never mind my fatbike.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    thats very impressive, esp with NATES !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    ^^^^Yeah what he said!^^! Plus I've had hydros and bb7's ice up where they don't have the power they should. I've even used my bike as a crutch on climbs to steep and icy to walk up by keeping it next to me grabbing both brakes and using it for stability. I don't mean to be rude but skimping on brakes in Wi winters is not a good idea.
    true story
    I saw him do this
    kind of looks like an inch worm in slo mo


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    Thanks for the kind words, it will be much fun riding a fat bike this winter although today the snow is raining away.

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    your bikes make me more anxious to get my hands on my fatty! grrrr

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    I love these posts of "ready to ride" bikes. Ready to ride where? Around the block? How about a bike with a water bottle or two, a rack, and a bag with some supplies? That would be ready to ride. And how about a bike that has seen some dirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I love these posts of "ready to ride" bikes. Ready to ride where? Around the block? How about a bike with a water bottle or two, a rack, and a bag with some supplies? That would be ready to ride. And how about a bike that has seen some dirt?
    Not super light but not ridiculous and complete with bottle AND dirt. Slightly lightened since picture. Somewhere slightly north of 30 lbs.


    It was a short track race so sorry no bags or racks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
    Not super light but not ridiculous and complete with bottle AND dirt.
    Riding in the mud is not my favorite; however, I've got to say there's just something special about seeing a nice bike covered in the stuff. Nice picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    I love these posts of "ready to ride" bikes. Ready to ride where? Around the block? How about a bike with a water bottle or two, a rack, and a bag with some supplies? That would be ready to ride. And how about a bike that has seen some dirt?
    yup we do too sandy vag

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Riding in the mud is not my favorite; however, I've got to say there's just something special about seeing a nice bike covered in the stuff. Nice picture!
    Thanks! I'm actually not a mud fan either but showed up to a race in the snow and it turned out to be about 60 degrees by race time so it made for a sloppy time...

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    That's what I'm talking about. Some bikes that are ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    That's what I'm talking about. Some bikes that are ridden.
    Well, I'd happily ride twestis's bike.

    Probably lighten it further by getting rid of the gears though
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork View Post
    This was just to see what we could do with the parts we had.
    Wow, that's my fork! Glad to know it can fit a fatty
    What A2C does that RockSolid have? What front rim and tire is on there?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twestis View Post
    11.47 kg/25.29 lbs at the first ride. There are a few things to evaluate after some riding, like adding a chain guide, wider bars, different gear ratio and doing something about the DH-tubs.
    Good looking bike and nice weight !!! Only catching up on whats been happening on here after 2 weeks away.

    Get a chain guide on it quick before you ruin the cranks, i scored the crap out of my first cheap Truvativ cranks on my Mukluk by contiunually dropping the chain.... it was ordered as part of the build on the obeast.
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    Here is my 907 sitting at 28 pounds. It's not the lightest based on flipping through this thread, but it does have "real" wheels and tires for snow - Nate rear and HD front on rolling darryls. I've since put a Bud on the front, so the weight has gone up a bit.

    I'll likely drop a couple of pounds with my summer wheels/tires I have planned.

    Edit: My drivetrain is (1x9):

    - XO twister
    - X9 RD
    - XTR cassette (11-34)
    - Middleburn square taper crank with Uno spiderless 32t ring
    - Philwood BB
    - No chain guide. I have lots of miles with not a single dropped chain (knock on wood)


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    I love how this girl doesn't even care that you are jumping over that blue dog. Priceless!!


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    wheels/tires would've taken it out of contention for absolute lightest, but if i'd weighed it it would probably have been up there.
    used a profile 6 speed cassette hub to clear the gazzi. everything else is pretty obvious.

    give me some 26x3.0 knards under 800 grams and in my opinion it'd be a racebike.
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    Dang!
    I'm motivated now after reading this thread... Starting a build on a new Fatty cause there wasn't one under the tree. Might even drink some WW Koolaid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    wheels/tires would've taken it out of contention for absolute lightest, but if i'd weighed it it would probably have been up there.
    used a profile 6 speed cassette hub to clear the gazzi. everything else is pretty obvious.

    give me some 26x3.0 knards under 800 grams and in my opinion it'd be a racebike.

    So rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I love how this girl doesn't even care that you are jumping over that blue dog. Priceless!!


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    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    2013 Fatback 20" Rocker Dropout Bike Build

    Just built this bike for a customer with Finish Build weight UNDER 24 1/2 pounds!

    Complete Bike w/Gates Carbon Drive.

    And Yes Pedals included in final weight.

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    It must be light !!

    Why, it's practically...... INVISIBLE !!

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    Good Point!
    But the Beautiful Lime Green Anodizing on the Frame Stands out in the woods.

    Customer wanted a break from his other Fatty.
    A 56 Lbs Moonlander and wanted a to make a racing missile.

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    I've only seen a few bikes that were fully geared (at least a 2x10) AND under 26lbs. My Beargrease is just barely under 26lbs. If you're gonna compare start with complete bikes. IMO that's apples to apples. It's not that hard to put together a light weight fatbike if you leave half the parts off (IE. single speed or 1x10). I've even seen some SS Pugs owners who've removed one of their brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottytheoneandonly View Post
    I've only seen a few bikes that were fully geared (at least a 2x10) AND under 26lbs. My Beargrease is just barely under 26lbs. If you're gonna compare start with complete bikes. IMO that's apples to apples. It's not that hard to put together a light weight fatbike if you leave half the parts off (IE. single speed or 1x10). I've even seen some SS Pugs owners who've removed one of their brakes.
    Also not hard to do it with 47mm rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Knight View Post

    Complete Bike w/Gates Carbon Drive.
    I was just excited and surprised how light it eded up being.

    Yes Both Brakes....XX's
    Gates Carbon Belt Drivetrain.
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    Rest was all RaceFace Components.
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    It's not a contest, people. It's a place to post light fatbikes.
    No pedals? Look up the weight of your favorite pedals and to the math.

    DO need the bike-hanging-on-the-scale pics, however.

    Chris, go run up your post count on the 29er forum (or other useless forum of your choosing) so you can post pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    It's not a contest, people. It's a place to post light fatbikes.
    No pedals? Look up the weight of your favorite pedals and to the math.

    DO need the bike-hanging-on-the-scale pics, however.

    Chris, go run up your post count on the 29er forum (or other useless forum of your choosing) so you can post pics!
    will do

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    Just posted some crappy pics of my gravel grinder/summer riding setup on the Beargrease thread. Weight came in at 25lbs 1oz. this is not the setup I will use in the winter. I will switch back to Holy Rolling Darryls and a heavier cassette (probably XT) next winter.

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    This is great for Gravel/dirt but will not be the best all around setup, of course. It does have 20 gears and 25ish lbs, so I have no excuses now!

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    I forgot to post here. Bike weighed in at 28 pounds 4 ounces. Copied and pasted from the build thread...

    9zero7 170mm rear Medium frame, black
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    Now an update with tubeless Knards, weight down to 10.83 kg/23.88 lbs.

    Still have not mounted a chain guide as it works fine even in rocky terrain. I've dropped the chain riding down long stairs but you don't encounter them in the forrest that often

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    [QUOTE=twestis;10386391]Now an update with tubeless Knards, weight down to 10.83 kg/23.88 lbs.

    Still have not mounted a chain guide as it works fine even in rocky terrain. I've dropped the chain riding down long stairs but you don't encounter them in the forrest that often



    Ahh, and as I claimd it not to be a problem for all winter I dropped the chain twice on todays faster run over a lot of roots an rocks... Chain guard is comming on, adding 56g.

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    are those 140 mm rotors?

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    That's an impressive diet there twestis, I might try them knards next time round on mine after I wear my stock of HuDu's out.

    If you are riding on flats like sand, snow and fire tracks I cant see any issue with 140mm rotors, I only run 183mm as I need them for techy-rocky decents.
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    It is Hope 160 mm rotors.
    I built it this winter and at the begining the breaks were kind weak, I had a hard time locking the rear wheel. Now they work fine but I would not want less power.

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    less than 24 pounds

    I build this one for a friend shop owner in Prevost, north of Montreal. He told me he weighted it at below 25 pounds.

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    And he raced it at the Mont Tremblant Canada Cup

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    Dang I was sure mattkock would have gotten under 20lbs and posted pictures of his bike in every thread, nook and cranny on mtbr by now! get your sh*t together, man.

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    Sorry I've been WAY to busy riding in AngelFire NM and Whistler BC to post anything but I'm back now so here it goes. 25lbs. 9oz. Mukluk. What can I say, I got some Sick Bikes. Na, Ne, Na, Ne Boo, Boo, Stick your head in DooDoo messofzero! What kind of name is that anyway? Your parents must have not liked you.
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    yawn. come back when you're sub 20, you attention hore.

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    The lightest doesn't necessarily equal the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    The lightest doesn't necessarily equal the best.
    Agreed, but that's not the title of the thread, is it?
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    Agreed, but that's not the title of the thread, is it?
    No but somebody is irritating me and I had to vent in a nice way, sorry

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    Sub 22lbs yo....

    21.52 lbs with XX1 but a RaceFace NextSL crankset, tubeless fluid in some Husker Du tires mounted on LaMere carbon 65mm rims....no pedals, no water bottle cage, not even any water bottle cage bolts.
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    Dang, some really nice bikes! It makes my stock Mukluk of 35 something lbs seem a lot heavier than it feels, crazy the innovation, time, and money one can put into a fatty to make it so light, or any bike for that matter! That full carbon LaMere fatty is something else too!

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    Nice bikes in here for sure. I'm happy that my non-ti, non super blingy 907 comes in at 31lbs, 4 oz WITH a dropper post, Ergons, 2x10, CB Mallets, Bud up front and Nate in back (both tubeless). I have a split tube in the back that I plan to take out, and often run a carbon bar (playing with the Bend 2 and really like it) and egg beaters in the summer that get it down to 30.5 or thereabouts.

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