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    My new Motobecane 2014 Fantom FB4 Comp Fat Bike

    From Bikes Direct.
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    My old Surly Pugsley Fat Bike when it was new in Jan 2006:
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    Re: My new Motobecane 2014 Fantom FB4 Comp Fat Bike

    Congrats! I love my green moto fatty! You might want to flip your fork around though...looks like you have it backwards.

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    Nice!
    Where there is a hill, there's a way!

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    Your front brake should be on the other side ( same side with rear brake).

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    *waits for op's next thread* " I keep going OTB, is it the bike or me?"

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    I think you need to flip the fork around. Looks backwards. Might just be the pic
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    Out to ride

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    Re: My new Motobecane 2014 Fantom FB4 Comp Fat Bike

    I'm beginning to feel like a thread nazi in my own head, but there is a thread towards the top that is already for posting pictures of the bikesdirect fat bikes. Juuuuust sayin :/

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    OMG I can't believe I did that .

    Large image with fork in correct position:
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    Now it looks like the left grip is on the right side, and the right grip is on the left side.
    Out to ride

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    And so...

    Joe, being the curious sort, wanted to see the effect of less trail in his fatbike fork. He did the old spinneroo, and then uttered that legendary final phrase; "Hold my beer. Watch this...!"
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
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    Much better, enjoy the new toy!

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    Just blame it on the offset!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I'm beginning to feel like a thread nazi in my own head, but there is a thread towards the top that is already for posting pictures of the bikesdirect fat bikes. Juuuuust sayin :/
    You mean not every new bike deserves its' own thread?

    I do love that green color though!

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    I have to laugh out loud every time i see a bike with the fork on backwards, sorry no offense to the OP. I always see this on CL. Usually its a kids bike, seller says bike is brand new kids never rode it much. Probably not, between their toes rubbing the tire wether they are turning or not and the supper quick steering, they probly couldn't ride it.

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    Rear wheel.

    I have ordered a FB4 but BikesDirect that I waiting for but they can't answer some questions about the wheel size.

    I plan on putting a 750watt torque sensor motor on it and need to figure out the size of the rim.

    Do you happen to know the brand/model of the rim or its sizing?

    The ERD, and offset, and spoke hole diameter is what I'm trying to figure out.

    Thanks

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    Rear rims are Weinmann DHL80 and Fronts are DHL100, at least on the FB4 Elite. It looked (from the Moto Fat Bikes thread here) like they are shipping Comps with 100mm front rims too.

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    Hope this helps. An E-Fatty sounds like a lot of fun!

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    So that price of $695 is legit??
    Thought I stumbled on another bogus site

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    How does it ride?

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    I just got my FB4 and I love it. This thing loves to ride in the forest, in the field, downhill, uphill (slowly) and over my roughest gravel roads.

    I cant wait to take it to the beach in August. I will post pictures of it in the South Carolina Sand!

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