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    Mongoose Beast... cannot wait

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    Looks promising. I see this kind of thing actually boosting regular fat bike sales. If people buy these, they can determine that maybe they like the wide tires, and if it breaks before they find the desire for more gears, less weight or better whatever, then all the better. They can justify getting a real fatbike. As simple as it is, though, it will probably be quite durable.

    It even appears to have a 170mm coaster brake hub, no doubt left over from the Schwinn choppers.

    Looks like they screwed up and put a regular english BB shell, then made some extra long crank spindles to get the chain lined up. It would still be simple enough to install a Mukluk rear hub, and a rear derailleur though.

    Does Mongoose still sell real bike shop bikes in the U.S.A?

    Maybe they could be the ones to make a mass produced, low cost real fat bike before Trek, Specialzed, etc.
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    me too

    Ordered mine today too, after all it's wal-mart, if it sucks, take it back

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    I'm in for a red one.
    Out to ride

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    i wush they would ship to germany i would buy one instantly...perfect for doing city trips, shopping etc... just install a copenhagen parts front carrier handlebar...

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    Theres another thread on these, I called mongoose the bb is wide, It has a 1 1/8 tube for the fork so changing that is easy. and you can swap the back hub for a 135 alfine and have 8 or 11 speeds. Since it is steel and not aluminum,(walmart has it listed wrong) Welding a hanger for disc on the back is easy, or making a bolt on etc..., it only has one frame size... 18" which should be ok for most people. Also if you look at the thread department store fatbikes, there is an 800 number there you can order the tires for 32 bucks and tubes for 9.
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    Beastie

    Heres what I'm thinking

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    Sorry I goofed on the 135 alfine when I typed. You gotta widen it to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2silent View Post
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    Detailed info when you get it, please !!

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    Drew, I would wrap it in carbon to lighten it up.
    I proudly ride for these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri View Post
    Drew, I would wrap it in carbon to lighten it up.
    You owe me a monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    You owe me a monitor.
    Huh?
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    Spit coffe all over his monitor.

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    Once we all get our $200 department store fat bikes, I say we all bombard the daily pic thread with our thrifty awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Once we all get our $200 department store fat bikes, I say we all bombard the daily pic thread with our thrifty awesomeness.
    LOL

    I'm really curious about the rims.

    I mean 2 bills ... That won't buy you a set of the more popular (WIDE) rims, but at this price ... Heck, the whole bike might just be worth it for the nothing more than the rims.

    Waiting for that in-depth analysis of components ... I got 2 bills !!!

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    Leave it stock and race the SS class. Give it shot to see how much abuse it can take, then return it.

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    Just ordered a blue one for the wife or son to follow me around on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logantri View Post
    Drew, I would wrap it in carbon to lighten it up.
    maybe if I can make it fit 29x4.0...

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    I will definitely post all the relavent information as soon as possible- I'm hoping it gets here in time to try riding it on some snow... I'm sure the hubs won't be sufficiently reliable for years of winter use and my other big concern is the coaster brake only. I may look to add a front disc brake at the least.

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    Very sano....

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    Got a blue one headed my way! Been wanting to try out a fat bike for a while, but I haven't even seen one in person yet and they just cost too much. I'll be putting mine on an immediate diet. We'll see how light I can get it without any major component changes.

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    250# rider weight limit, who's going to be first to find the weak link?

    anyone already planning to drill out the rims?

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    Gonna drill the rims and attempt a tubeless conversion. Then swap seat, seat post, handle bar and stem for some light weight used parts I've got left over from my main ride.

    I'm a single speeder, so any fat bike I get would be stripped down to one gear anyway. This one saves a step!

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    Quote Originally Posted by graluc View Post
    I'm a single speeder, so any fat bike I get would be stripped down to one gear anyway. This one saves a step!
    You're supposed to pay extra for that

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