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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    I swapped rear derailleur, cassette, tires, went tubeless and put a dropper post on it. Love the bike though. I'd go ti, but have to see the price

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    I am going to wait till I break my rear derailleur before I replace it =P I have a TI road bike and I love it. I actually like riding it over my full carbon bike. Its light, power to the pedals so fast and I dont feel like I have to fear it cracking. Id love a Moto Ti 29er frame to swap my parts over to from my Aluminum 29er.

    Hmmm question for you.... Did you go tubeless with a real kit or did you go ghetto tubeless. I have been playing with the idea of this. Since I have a bottle of stans and a roll of gorilla tape (The widest one) sitting around my room

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    I did split tube. I've tried gorilla tape before, split tube. is just easier and I believe better as you don't have to worry about the sealant wrecking the stick on the tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    I did split tube. I've tried gorilla tape before, split tube. is just easier and I believe better as you don't have to worry about the sealant wrecking the stick on the tape.

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    What size tube did you use for the Split tube? I might just put some stans in the tubes and see how they hold up but I keep toying with the idea of running tubeless on my fat bike

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    I did tubeless to save weight. You have to find 24 x 2.4 tubes

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    What type of vavle did you use or didnt matter since its a tube pulling down on your rim. Really I guess it just matters whats your rim drilled for? I want to try the ghetto gorilla tape way on my full suspension and 29ers but they are drilled for schrader.

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    Well I will have my bike with in the next few days! I did a test run on a set of my 29er rims off of one of my bikes to see how gorilla tape tubeless works and got it down! Nice and easy, rear wheel was a bit hard to set the bead because I am using motorcycle valve stems since I have schrader rims and they can be screwed on nice and snug. I have a set of presta valves for my Fatty and will convert them over to tubes if these hold up!

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    I have really been thinking about this bike and now with the 20% off it is real tempting. Hmmmm.... $820 shipped is a pretty good deal I think although I am still not sure if I would use one.
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    And... I just took advantage of the 20 percent off and bought the Nashbar Fat Ol' Bike. $800 bucks isn't a bad deal, with plenty of left over cash if I need a new set of tires, brakes, or whatever!

    I'll check back to let you all know how the ride is, I'm coming from just having sold a one size too big Mukluk (and was thinking I was going to get a pugs before I discovered this thread) that rode wonderfully but raunched me again and again.

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    Well boys and girls I have put it together and its freaking sexy! Stay put after I eat some dinner I will post up some pictures of this bad boy and my impression. Tomorrow will be the 1st ride impression so keep in mind I havnt gotten it out on the trails but its all built up and ready to roll....over EVERYTHING!

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    pics people pics! lol and weight

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    Ok so.... Lets get this party started! Well lets first start by saying holy crap even the box was fat 0.o I dragged the thing down stairs and got started as soon as I got home from work. Well packed and no scratches or dings from shipping. Everything was just as pictured and I of course stripped a few things off and swapped out some parts I gathered while I was waiting for the bike. I didnt go tubeless on it yet, but I did pull the tubes out and hit them with some stans sealant!

    Nashbar did a great job on this bike and I cant wait to get a real ride on it. The welds are great, the paint is really really really good. The price was well worth the bike and honestly I cant think of one real bad thing about it other then removing the rear wheel is a bit odd and I have to get used to the whole sliding drop outs with a derailleur.

    The Bike is as built in the pictures 38 pounds. That is with a Cage, Pedals, Stans 50CC of Stans Sealant in each tube and the parts I swapped to. Honestly I am impressed, its a Full Steel Fatty so I figured about that much. I didnt get a stock weight as it was just easier for me to build it up and now have to mount things to un mount them.

    As for the bike fit. I ordered a size 17, I am 5'10 and as you can see I have a lot of post sticking out of the frame. Its a 400mm post and while I have it at a good guessing height it might come down or up a tad bit once I figure out how it rides in my riding gear. The stock 350 post would have never done it for me. The top tube is really the same as all my other bikes and the 19 top tube would have left me a bit stretched out. I have a TON of stand over room. More then I thought I would have. I did ride it around my driveway just now before I packed it up in my truck and it felt good. Will see on the trails. Seeing as this is almost identical or is really a Pug frame then the older Geo that this one copies would be the right size on paper for me. So in a nut shell if you are like me and could have gone both ways in size a 17 with a 400mm will work just fine for me but a 19 might have had me wondering if I ordered to big of a bike.

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    You could probably lose another pound by taking that tube off the chainstay! I get very little chain slap on my fat bike. Put a strip of electrical tape on the top if you are worried about chipping the paint.

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    Thanks Duggus! But I am not to worried about the weight of the bike. Its steel so I knew it was going to be on the heavy and honestly its not that bad, my Kona Bear is probably mid 30's and that thing can boogie!

    If anyone was wondering. Stock: post 350mm, bars 700mm, stem 90mm, seat hard as a rock. Converted to a 2x9 with just a bash the chain ring bolts from the big ring hooked right up.

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    That post looks fully extended, what's your inseam? Also, what is the length of the fork?

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    Sorry if this has even covered elsewhere, but is this basically a pugsley frame with lesser components? Or is there more of a difference than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    That post looks fully extended, what's your inseam? Also, what is the length of the fork?
    little bit over 32. Will have to get back to you on fork length. I didnt ride it with my riding shoes, shorts yet so it might come down a bit but there is about 1.5 inches left before its fully extended. I couldnt really see a 19 fitting me at 5'10, I went with a top tube length vs stand over. Even the Motobecane fat bikes are the same around about with stand over. All my mountain bikes have a 400mm post but with the top tube angle I feel like I have tons of room.

    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Sorry if this has even covered elsewhere, but is this basically a pugsley frame with lesser components? Or is there more of a difference than that?
    Its looks just like the older pugsley frame but its with the same components. I think this one actually has a better crank set and the new Pug when I looked in the shop book came with Shimano vs Sram.

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    Thanks for posting the pics! I got an email saying mine was on the way, and your detailed photos just have me more excited. I'm hoping I don't have the same seatpost issues at 5'9 with a 30 inch inseam. Otherwise the bike looks fantastic, how was the ride?

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    Which of your pictures gives the more accurate idea of it's color? I didn't particularly like that shade of green as it shows on their site, but some of your pictures give it a different shade, which I find more attractive.

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    Few pictures from todays 1st ride! Wow I love this thing.... I think this is going to be my new main trail bike, even after the winter this thing is a just a blast to ride. I cant wait to take it in the mud or bomb some single track. It handles so good and its nothing I can compare it to in terms of ride.

    The only tracks out in the local trails today was from me from Tuesday. I road my Full Suspension W/Studded Tires. The trails were ice and crunchy icy snow so needless to say it probably wasn't the proper riding conditions to be out in but the fatty did its job and rode like a champ! I was able to climb some stuff I couldn't pull off on my FS W/Studs and this thing just blasted over logs, roots and the snow. The ride quality of the frame and tires is amazing. I gotta say I can notice its steel even tho with the low tire pressure I could feel the features of a steel frame. Since the trails had some hunter foot prints I was getting knocked around a bit but the steel frame was absorbing the hell out of it.

    The Sram X5/7 works and well! Its nice and smooth shifting, to be honest you wouldn't think the rear was X5 unless you looked. Was crisp and fast and between my X9 Rear derailleur the shifting wasn't that much different. The drivetran is smooth as well and the cranks are solid! BB spins perfectly. Hayes MX5 disc brakes will be staying, they perform great, they are even better then the Tektro IO and Novela models. Unless something happens to them I will not be upgrading them till they kick the bucket. Tires are solid as well, I could see them getting upgraded when the time comes but they work and did really good. They handled better then my studded tires and grip was good for the most part. I did slip on a few climbs in the snow but the snow was hard and icy so if it was soft fresh snow I wouldn't have had a problem.

    All in all 100% satisfied with the bike! I did drop my post down a bit now that I got a ride on it. As for the fit now that I got to ride it on the trails. 17 is perfect! The bike its self has a massively LOW slopping top tube but the reach is perfect. I even called up Nashbar at work and talked to one of the techs just to make sure I wasn't crazy and they even said no matter what size you get your going to have a massive stand over clearance. Its just how the bike is built, they even said a 19 would be for someone 6ft+ and I should have a lot of post showing. Well now its dropped down some as you can see in the 2nd to last picture. I would have been disappointed if I sized up







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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcowan View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics! I got an email saying mine was on the way, and your detailed photos just have me more excited. I'm hoping I don't have the same seatpost issues at 5'9 with a 30 inch inseam. Otherwise the bike looks fantastic, how was the ride?
    Congrats on the bike you are going to love it! I think you should be ok, I did drop my post down a bit once I got out on a ride. I just kind of slapped everything on and got the bike ready to ride in the trails and figured my 1st ride would be adjusting things. I moved the controls around and seat height.

    Quote Originally Posted by IcecreamLtDan View Post
    Which of your pictures gives the more accurate idea of it's color? I didn't particularly like that shade of green as it shows on their site, but some of your pictures give it a different shade, which I find more attractive.
    As for the paint. The website does not do justice on how amazing good the green looks. You have to see it in person but its wonderful. They make it look look a bit ugly on the site. While I did find it attractive to give it some roughness I think the pain job you see in person is the bee's knee's!

    Id say the ones that have my dogs in the pictures gives the best view of the paint but its really amazing looking dont let the website fool you!

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    the site list the 17 as having a 105mm head tube length yet in your pics it looks a bit longer. Is it actually longer than 105?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    the site list the 17 as having a 105mm head tube length yet in your pics it looks a bit longer. Is it actually longer than 105?
    Sorry Dj, I will have to find a ruler and take some measurements. The stats on the site should be correct tho, the HT isnt that large. If I remember to find my tape measure and bring it out with me will take jot it down.

    As for the bike.... WOW I am loving it I have 4 rides on it since I got it and I love this bike. All of them have been with snow. The one this afternoon was with fresh stuff to! The bike handles great and is like driving a monster truck over stuff. I have been crushing log piles that are covered in snow, making my own detours over stuff and just loving how amazing a fat bike is. I have been messing with tire pressure to get that sweet spot. I had no problem today on climbing with the adjustment to PSI. I dont have what I have it set to by number but more by feel. Its crazy to think that you can ride that low...but it works and works very well. Digs right in and gets me going with out a problem.

    I have zero complaints about the bike other then I wanna ride it now with out snow to see how it handles on the normal trails and in mud! But it sure does feel great to be out on the trails while everyone is to chicken to ride in the snow. Its a wonderful thing to be having a blast and you look around to find that you are the only nut job out on the trails having this much fun!

    One crazy thing is you would think it would take a lot to get those wheels up. You can launch this bike off the smallest lips and wheelie like no tomorrow. I got some really nice air today in the snow just bombing off a lip/snow covered root. The other day I launched it off something covered in snow its like you have helium in your tires! And lands sooooo smooth with no snake bite flats yet

    Nashbar has a 20% off a single item and I hope some of you other guys thinking about this bike pull the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Sorry if this has even covered elsewhere, but is this basically a pugsley frame with lesser components? Or is there more of a difference than that?

    Hi Willum,

    I didn't see it noted in the responses to you above, but this bike has a 170mm rear end, not the 135mm of the Pugsley. This is according to the Nashbar website.

    Pretty significant difference, IMO.

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    I was told by a rep that the rear had a 135mm can you confirm it ian? Also, what's the fork length?

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    Mine arrives Thursday! Same day as a big @ss snow storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djembe975 View Post
    I was told by a rep that the rear had a 135mm can you confirm it ian? Also, what's the fork length?
    Crown to Axle looks to be 17.5 inches so 444.5mm as for the rear it looks to be a 170mm

    Sorry to not get back sooner! Hopefully it was what you needed to know. Been very busy last week and finally got a chance to find a ruler and bring the back in on the work stand to do some tinkering.

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    Well I picked up a Nashbar Fatbike today and had some help getting it built......

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    Made a few changes during the build, swapped the Hayes brakes for Avid BB7s (run them on all my bikes) that I happened to have a brand new set of sitting around, levers are Avid FRs which is A1. Removed the big ring and replaced it with a lightweight bash guard, the stock steel ring is HEAVY.











    My thoughts:
    -The Sram X5 kit is decent stuff, shifts well and feels solid
    -bar, stem, post, grips, seat are all Meh....
    -Hubs seem pretty nice, good looking machine work on them
    -welding on the frame is ace
    -dropouts are cool, easy for geared or SS setup
    -cable routing is clean
    -chain is pretty close to the tire in the granny ring / 1st gear combo
    -would have been nice if they had spec'd a 400mm post for us tall folk.

    I'll do a review after a few rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    Well I picked up a Nashbar Fatbike today and had some help getting it built......
    Dude! Congrats your going to love it! Nice move on the bash, I wanted to post up about that. The bike sits very low to ground, I actually never really hit much with my full suspension or 29ers but I noticed I am very thankful for putting a bash on it. That large ring would have been trashed by now. I had to get a 400mm on my post as well and my thoughts exactly on the bars, stem and grips.

    I got a ton of miles on mine now and I really love it. Had a few rides this last week on dirt since the snow cleared up and its a ton of fun on the normal single track. Snow or not I love it! Tires next year is what I will be upgrading but with winter coming to an end I dont wanna buy snow tires and let them sit around. I like the Missions in the dirt they book it!

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    Re: Nashbar Fat Bike, who else pulled the trigger?

    It looks like Nashbar went to Maxway (factory that makes frames for Surly) for this bike. So it should be like Surly quality for the frame. Not a bad deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    It looks like Nashbar went to Maxway (factory that makes frames for Surly) for this bike. So it should be like Surly quality for the frame. Not a bad deal.
    Butted tubeset, 170mm rear end, and better dropouts (IMO) than Surly. I think Nashbar hit this one out of the park. Frame looks to be high quality and the welding / fit and finish are excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    It looks like Nashbar went to Maxway (factory that makes frames for Surly) for this bike. So it should be like Surly quality for the frame. Not a bad deal.
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    So one thing to report is.... Other day real feel was 17 degrees out side and even tho the temp was around 26-30 while riding I could feel the ground getting frozen. I had low tire pressure and started to get some ghost pull in the front. I finished up one trail and took the path back to the lot to put some more air in my tires. Even around 8-10PSI in the front I was still getting some pull so going to pump some more up when I venture out today and see if that helps.

    I thought I bent the fork or something, I was riding a few trails really hard and jumping off stuff left and right. Next thing I know I feel this random want to just pull off to one side or twitchy feeling. I could hear the single track cracking as I rolled over it. It reminded me slightly when I took it on the pavement to cross the road and I was getting that squirmy feeling.

    Other then that I still am loving the bike, Nashbar did a great job on it! If you can get one on sale its a must. But I do now see what people are saying about the tires and ghost pulling. All the rides I have had on it was snow, slush, muddy or moist single track but nothing frozen hard packed till yesterday.

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    I turned both tire around so the point is towards the rear. I don't have a ride report yet, but I strongly suspect the narrow point of the standard mounting leads to a lot of this ghost steering.

    The square (and wider surface area) edge of the back of the triangle should (theoretically) provide more drive from the rear tire.

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    I was wondering about doing that to the front tire. The rear I have not had a problem with but the front was pulling

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    Nashbar: $1,099.99
    SAVE 45% = $900.00


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    If I didn't already have my Pugs, I think I would jump on this. Still, with the REI credits and GC my kids gave me, the Pugs was a better deal for me and I have the better tires and bottle cage mounts. This bike has only one.


    edit .. I know from previous posts with the Charge Cooker that also comes with the Vee tires, the people who bought that bike changed out the tires and the brakes.

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    Just got back from my first ride the the Nash-fat, my thoughts so far:

    -The handlebar has to go, not enough sweep for me
    -Grips also suck
    -Bike goes surprisingly fast. Once you muster it up to speed it stays there relatively well.
    -Needs some compression-less brake cable housing.
    -It took me through stuff I never would have made on my 29er.
    -Climbing traction is amazing, its slow going but it will get there without worry.

    The trails were packed down well from hikers and the packed snow / ice made for some quick riding. In the spots that did not see foot traffic it tended to float on top of the crust well, but when it did break though there was no more going forward. Tires were at 10psi. I did notice a bit of self steer with the tires but nothing that can't be easily compensated for. The bigger trick for me was getting use to the gyro effect of the heavy wheels. I can say that I did notice this much more on the pavement sections I rode then the actual trail.
    I got lots of looks from people I came across, they couldn't believe the size of the tires. Fat bikes are not commonplace in my area....yet.

    So far, I love this thing.

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    I received my Big Ol' just last week. I got it for $830 with shipping. My plan was to put $500 in upgrades into it to see if I could get the weight down to a respectable level. I bought a Carver carbon fork, an FSA carbon bar, Easton Carbon seatpost and a pair of Vee Snowshoe tires. My plan was to also convert it to 1x10 by ditching the front derailleur and shifter. I also would convert to the wheels to tubeless.

    First impressions when I pulled it out of the box were very positive. Great build quality solid parts. I did notice that it felt quite heavy though. I rode it around the block a couple of times and notice wheels were making clicking noises. More on that later. I also noticed the self steer behavior of the Vee Mission tires that every one talks about. Its a very unnerving if you ask me. I had the tires blown up to 10 psi which is what I run my Specialized Fatboy tires at. I also notice that the frame was too narrow in back to fit a real 4.7 tire. IMO, there is not enough room for a bigger tire back there.

    Anyway, before I even started the parts swap I weighed the bike. My medium framed Big Ol' weighed 37.6 lbs! Holy shitt that is heavy. I had read people posting the bikes were weighing in the 34 lbs range. After calculating my upgrade weight savings I realized I would barely get the bike down about 34.0 lbs when it was all said and done. I was bummed. My plan was doomed before I even started.

    When I rode the bike around the block I noticed the front wheel was making a clicking sound. Upon further inspection I found there were two broken nipples. The spokes were badly bent as well. Must've been shipping damage as I also found there were some dents and gouges in the bike box. I got lucky in a way because since the bike showed up damaged I was able to return it without paying for the return shipping.

    Don't get me wrong I think it is a great bike for 800-1000. I just thought I could dress it up and make it light enough to rival my Fatboys weight of 30 lbs.

    Just wanted to share my experience with you guys. Enjoy your fat bikes.

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    Well I just contacted Nashbar I have to call back on Monday and talk to a tech about my tires. I just noticed when I took the bike in to get it ready to ride today that the casing on my rear tire is actually coming out the side wall. Its not splitting open but a bunch of fibers are starting to poke out. Its on a random spot on the tire and a large length so its not like I hit something. Its strange looking but I think the tire is defective.

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    Too bad I ordered a On-One Rolling Chassis build (have a lot of spare parts) this is a nice looking bike from nashbar. I am surprised they did not source microshift vs sram they seem to be big on microshift or at least were been a while since I've order from nashbar.

    I do like that they do not plaster their name all over this frame, does it even have any indication that it is a nashbar frame? I think the only thing I would be changing on this bike is the tires, I am not hearing of anyone having good luck with the Vee Rubbers I hear a lot about ghosting pulling.
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    Re: Nashbar Fat Bike, who else pulled the trigger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post

    I do like that they do not plaster their name all over this frame, does it even have any indication that it is a nashbar frame? I think the only thing I would be changing on this bike is the tires, I am not hearing of anyone having good luck with the Vee Rubbers I hear a lot about ghosting pulling.
    The only decal on the frame is a made in tiawan sticker under the bb. Very utilitarian look to the bike.

    Ive heard alot about the vee rubbers too but they are not that bad, but I only have one ride on them. Regardless I have a set of On-One Floaters on order for a little more bite.
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    ..looks like a great starter fat bike. What length steerer does it need, use? Considering this and a suspension fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    The only decal on the frame is a made in tiawan sticker under the bb. Very utilitarian look to the bike.

    Ive heard alot about the vee rubbers too but they are not that bad, but I only have one ride on them. Regardless I have a set of On-One Floaters on order for a little more bite.

    I ordered the On One Rolling Chassis so I have a set myself coming, I do hear good things about these tires, they're no bud/lou or even big as a nate but I hear they do well in most conditions.
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    Nashbar has a 20% two-day sale going on so GET IT CHEAP while you can, if you're looking at these... less than 1K shipped.
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    My On-One Floaters came in the mail today. Decided to mount them up with lighter tubes,etc after my ride today. Did some weight measures just for comparisons sake.

    The bike, all stock except for BB7 brakes and Shimano M520 pedals, as well as a spare tube in a seat bag.



    Stock weight is 39lbs 1oz



    OEM tube 436g



    Q Tube 268g



    VeeRubber Mission tires 1440g



    On-One Floater 1321g



    OEM rimstrip 117g



    Gorilla Tape as rim strip 27g



    Completed with new tires and tubes



    New weight 37lbs 7oz, not too bad.



    The tires had to be inflated to 40psi to seat the beads. Once seated I dropped the pressure down to 8psi.

    Next project will be to replace the bar, stem, and post.
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    I like that Gorilla tape idea, I never even thought to do that. Did you use a fat bike tube or is that a 26.2.X tube? I have some DH tubes I picked up but still have the stock tubes in them.

    I ended up getting a set of Origin-8 Devist-8er tires from Nashbar. My rear Mission had this strange wear pattern and the cable was showing out of the tire in the spot were a really big hop was. I called Nashbar and they said just send them back and they would replace both. So no more Missions for me. The Devist-8er's are only 60TPI even tho Nashbar has them advertised as 120TPI. Bit upset that I got down graded on the tire but at the same time they actually look like they are going to perform better then the Missions and are 2x times beefy. Kevlar belt makes the tire bomb proof and feels like you can run over some nasty stuff with out fear of a snake bite!

    Tomorrow will put them to the test and see how they are. Weather is calling for showers tonight so will see how well they hook in the mud vs the Missions. Bike is now 38.4lb vs its 38lb so not a big difference in weight at all with the swap of tires. They mounted right up, no hops and seated perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian0789 View Post
    I like that Gorilla tape idea, I never even thought to do that. Did you use a fat bike tube or is that a 26.2.X tube? I have some DH tubes I picked up but still have the stock tubes in them.

    I ended up getting a set of Origin-8 Devist-8er tires from Nashbar. My rear Mission had this strange wear pattern and the cable was showing out of the tire in the spot were a really big hop was. I called Nashbar and they said just send them back and they would replace both. So no more Missions for me. The Devist-8er's are only 60TPI even tho Nashbar has them advertised as 120TPI. Bit upset that I got down graded on the tire but at the same time they actually look like they are going to perform better then the Missions and are 2x times beefy. Kevlar belt makes the tire bomb proof and feels like you can run over some nasty stuff with out fear of a snake bite!

    Tomorrow will put them to the test and see how they are. Weather is calling for showers tonight so will see how well they hook in the mud vs the Missions. Bike is now 38.4lb vs its 38lb so not a big difference in weight at all with the swap of tires. They mounted right up, no hops and seated perfectly.
    I found the Missions were good in snow as long as you didn't get lower than 10psi, then they started to self steer alot. Too bad you had a defective set, they would make a good spare set. The Devist8er looks pretty gnarly, should be much more aggressive than the VeeRubber. Let us know how they work out once you get to ride them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
    I found the Missions were good in snow as long as you didn't get lower than 10psi, then they started to self steer alot. Too bad you had a defective set, they would make a good spare set. The Devist8er looks pretty gnarly, should be much more aggressive than the VeeRubber. Let us know how they work out once you get to ride them.
    The only thing that I didnt like was I was getting a ton of self steering at really low PSI but at 150lb I had to run them low or Id be bouncing all over the trails so I was still trying to find that happy medium. Hopefully they will be much more aggressive, they look the part thats for sure! I found a few good reviews on them, only down side is they throw a lot of mud but it is mountain biking after all lol

    But I did ride them in a lot of snow and slush. They did great for what came with the bike and worked. But a brand new set of tires ..... cant pass that up!

    Did you happen to see my question on your tube you swapped out? Just wondering how its holding up at low PSI if its a regular MTB tube.

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    Well 1st ride on new tires and WOW they are soooo much better. I probably had about 11-13PSI in them and they just stormed the trails. You can tell they are beefy as the Vee's had a some what softer feeling to them while these feel rugged and roll way faster. No ghost steering at all! You could take your hands off the bars and ride no problem with out it wanted to just jerk to one side. I liked the Missions as that is what it came with but these Devist-8er's are called that for a reason! They hook right up and NO slip at all. I actually was having a hard time on one climb on a trail a love to ride with the Missions and I figured it was just me trying to get used to the bike. Well I hit the climb on the Devist-8er's (Fast climb with all roots and a sharp turn at the top) and it just gripped all the way up. I never slipped or lost any momentum.

    If you are looking for a better set of tires and at a good price id pick up the Devist-8er's in a heart beat. They are great tires. I didnt bust out the scale but I also dont care about weight. It was only a .4 gain on my bike so better traction, no random ghost steering and faster rolling tire is a + They also corner way better then the Missions. So I hopefully will get to test them out in the snow but I think they will do great. You can see the knobs are way more aggressive then the Missions.

    Same loop I was hitting before was about an avg of 7.5-8mph on strava today was 8.1mph and I felt like I was booking it the whole time.



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    The tube is a Q tube (made by Kenda), size is 26x2.4-2.7" Works great so far no issues.

    Glad to hear the new tires are working out, I can't wait to put some miles on the Floaters. Won't happen for a bit by the looks of it though. Our snow is melting right now and the woods are a slush mess.
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    Got another ride on the new tires and yep they are good stuff. Definitely can notice them on climbing. I have had to make sure to put on my sun glasses as they do kick a ton of stuff up. We just got a bit of snow but probably wont be able to get out in it till tomorrow. Its been really nice having the trails clear, I am very much over this winter even if I do have a fat bike lol.

    I have some 26x2.4-2.7 tubes but I haven't swapped them out yet. Going to wait till these get toasted. I do have one in my truck just as a backup. But I think the stans will do the job in the event I do flat.

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