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    Moto / bikes direct fatbikes!


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    W00t?!

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    Thank you Matt!

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    Holy crap. It's an epidemic.
    I like turtles

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    Well the claim that they will float over 3' of powder snow might be stretching it a bit.
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    Re: Moto / bikes direct fatbikes!

    Ahhhh.... WOW.... there's your best fat bike for the $$$
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    What's up with the front rim? Is it really that wide or some sort of optical illusion???
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    Heads are going to explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvn View Post
    What's up with the front rim? Is it really that wide or some sort of optical illusion???
    Looks like the old Choppers US hundies.

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    what's the catch? the unpublishable weights?
    Why the wholesale dump?
    hmmmn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvn View Post
    What's up with the front rim? Is it really that wide or some sort of optical illusion???
    If you look at the specs, they show two different widths on the rims. The front rim is probably 4 1/4 inches and the rear is 3"... Then it's probably cheaper to drill two rows of round holes than to CNC a big oblong hole like a Clownshoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    two rows of rim holes has to be better
    surprised no one else mentioned that

    me thinks it's just the picture
    IDK. They do list the rims as: ALLOY RIM, 26"x3.0-4 1/4" Could be rear = 3.0" and front = 4 1/4" width
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    what's the catch? the unpublishable weights?
    Why the wholesale dump?
    hmmmn.
    Its not anything funny going on... its bikes direct... they sell all their bikes at just over cost.

    And if you want to get on a fatbike, who cares about the weight at that cost. I'm guessing under 40, maybe 38... still a million times better than the walgoose. Hydro brakes... good name brand tires.
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    ...yeah, I just sent the link to my brother in-law...he's "fat curious" but won't commit a ton of cash...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    what's the catch? the unpublishable weights?
    Why the wholesale dump?
    hmmmn.
    It's called marketing, they're selling it at exactly the price they intend to sell it at.
    We have a stores here that will import product just for the weeks the ad runs in the paper, then claim it's on sale... it's sorta like that

    Otherwise, I would say my (kids/wifes) next fatbike would likely be On-One or BD at this point, but not for me.
    Of my bikes I bought new 3/4 were LBS bikes and the 4th I built myself. I would only replace my Fatbike frame, not the whole bike.

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    BD puts out some excellent bikes at lower price points than what the LBS can deliver

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    As someone who was strongly considering a Mukluk 3 as my best choice on the lower end of the price-range... I'm now even more strongly considering this Motobecane thingamajig. It might not look as sharp, but it seems decent, and is half the price.

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    Had I not just purchased an One One Fatty, I would have been all over this. Could have got a Pro and a Comp for the price of what mine cost after building. Hell, pick up the Pro, and purchase the Carver suspension fork, for under 2 bills. Good job Bikes Direct.

    Looking at the specs, are they using 135mm hubs?

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    The wally-worlders will be all over those.

    Its awesome you guys have somewhere like BD to fill the gaps in
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    I emailed BD a few days before I ordered my Fatty asking when and if they planned on some fat bikes....they emailed me back after I had put my order in and said to keep checking the website, the plan was to have em before the end of the year.

    I kinda glad I went ahead and got my Fatty....love it!

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    I think I might give one a try. Don't know what model to go for though. I am thinking the cheapest one, I have an x9 rd and shifter I can put on it. Is the break upgrade worth $200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowzx View Post
    I think I might give one a try. Don't know what model to go for though. I am thinking the cheapest one, I have an x9 rd and shifter I can put on it. Is the break upgrade worth $200?
    If the pictures are correct, there also seems to be a difference in rims.

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    SAMOX cranks FTW!

    Seems like a bunch of pretty low-spec parts, so you do get what you pay for, but at the same time this is a much better route than the Wal-Goose option. I do like the idea of the competition- we have enough $1500-2000 hardtail fat bikes out there and they are virtually all the same. With prices like this, the bigger companies might go after building full-suspension fat and 29+ compatible frames and forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051 View Post
    Had I not just purchased an One One Fatty, I would have been all over this. Could have got a Pro and a Comp for the price of what mine cost after building. Hell, pick up the Pro, and purchase the Carver suspension fork, for under 2 bills. Good job Bikes Direct.

    Looking at the specs, are they using 135mm hubs?
    Looking at the specs it might be 135 front, 145 rear. Did you see the two numbers listed?

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