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    narrosis phobia

    I think I may be developing an aversion to narrow tires.... been riding my necro exclusively for about 4 weeks, and took out my king kahuna, and the tires looked feeble, plus missed the squish of the fatty's... some anticipatory anxiety in some technical areas. urgghh...

    I suppose more of a balanced ride schedule is in order, rotating in the various bikes....

    what to do... what to do...

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    Embrace the fat, dude. Reach around with both hands and give 'em a big squeeze.


    The tires, I mean.

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    Lol! Know that feel.

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    Yup...same here. I get on a skinny tire bike and I'm like....."this does not feel right"
    Fat all the time is the only cure.
    Riding.....

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    Had that feeling last year.. Now back to loving the narrow tires when the situation calls for them

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    Haven't had that issue. I still enjoy my road bike, skinny, 120psi, hard as a rail. But, the Necro makes me wish for snow, even in the Summer.

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    I can't ride anything less than 2.3" now. My cargo bike and my Ogre both have 2.3" Big Apples, my Bandit 29 is running 2.4", will go larger if I start seeing 2.5's come out.
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    thanks for the supportive comments... on a related note, was going to sell my KM but now am thinking of tossing some large marges on my Karate Monkey with some 2.4's to help me have a "step down" ride. eh.. eh..

    guess I just have to tell the wife and family,, I have to ride more, so I don't pigeon hole myself into being comfortable on one size..

    if that's the way it has to be.. well, it will have to be..

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    Not Large Marge! get a wider 29er rim. Even on a Flow rim 2.4's will be nice.
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    Same boat;

    When I first built my Niner RIP9, I thought I had my ultimate bike after years of suffering with dinky 26ers. The first bike that I ever really fit on. When I custom fabricated my Fatties, I built them for big old me with very long front centers. Now I go back to the Niner and it almost feels cramped, like the bars are back in my lap. I've only ridden it 4-5 times in the last year. The 2.2 tires seem like road rubber. It just isn't as fun.

    Speaking of bars, both the fatties have Marys on them, and when I do go back to the Niner's conventional riser bar, my hands are numb and wrists aching for the whole ride. I either need to ride it more, or sell it!
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    LM fits on a KM frame?

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    I blasted my PR time on a local track during my first ride on my skinny hardtail in 4 months, that being said I could hardly believe it as I felt slow and had this "anxiety in some technical areas" that you talk about it was unpleasant and I quickly ordered a new tire to replace my ripped hudu

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    I call my trek scratch with 2.35 tires the "skinny bike" now...

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    I pumped a lot of money into my ultimate spec titanium 29er just before I built my first fatbike. It has hardly been used in the last 3 years.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    narrosis phobia-imag0875.jpgwhen I had a half fat thing going with the KM,, had a pug fork on it, so I could do a fat sheba up front... ran an large marge in the back.. with a 2.5 tire...

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    I still use both of my 29ers, the SS not so much but definitely getting quite a few kms on my geared 1x10 rigid 29er. Love the fatty and ride it the most but would not do without the other bike.... SS is currently being built into a monstercrosser for commuting.
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