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    Max how do they do when they get wet? I think it's the knobby spacing on the 4.8's but after a creek crossing I've got to be crazy careful with the 4.8's or they slip something awful. Fortunately I know what to expect so I take it slow and make some small circles on the bank before I try to ascend out but it still gets hairy from time to time. Admittedly I probably also need to drop the pressure by about 1/2 but I prefer the quicker rolling 90% of the time vs. absolute traction when I need it 10% of the time.

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    Hi kingfisher if you mean wet as in stream crossings I'm as careful as you so for me the 4.0s feel the same as the 4.8s. If you mean wet as in mud we don't have much in the way of qulaity mud it tends to go from watery slick mud to full-on swamp conditions in a matter of hours so again not much differerence both tyres slide terribly in off-camber conditions.

    But this weekend I was able to ride in more consistent conditions and rode some distance without altering the pressures. I think I have the 4.0s dialled at 8 psi f/r. There's still a hint of dragginess but surprisingly it seems to come from the front whereas the back rolls along just fine. The 4.0s are very good in the twists and turns and on more technical trails. The steering feels sharper and there's noticeably less bob than the 4.8s

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    Hello folks what have you all been up to

    Got any good rides in and/or upgrades? Would love to hear what other Big Jon riders are up to

    Mine is pretty much sorted (for me). The 4.0 JJs have turned out to be a good choice if a little more pressure-sensitive than the 4.8s. The rest of the bike is fine have put some miles on it (80-100 mi/week off-road) and all I do is feed it brake pads, lube the chain occasionally and it's good to go. So much less faff than the FS.

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    So, what's the consensus on setting up the wheels for tubeless? What does the bead profile look like; round or square? I'm thinking about buying one, but want to be able to run tubeless and I can't find a ton of info about the wheelset on this bike.

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    Great conditions here in middle England IT HASN'T RAINED FOR OVER A WEEK!

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    Of course it hasn't rained over there. The weather has been all England'esque here!!! It's been rainy and wet here for over a month. Apparently this was the wettest May on record... ever. Happy that the lakes are full and the yards are green, but I'd sure like to be able to get back out on the bike.

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    How's it going folks

    Any modifications or rides to talk about or is your fat biking season over?

    Nothing to report this side of the pond the bike is pretty much perfect for me. I had toyed with the idea of swapping the Hope brakes off my other bike but tbh there's nothing wrong with the 396s.

    I got my annual puncture the other day. It was more of a split in the tube than a puncture because the tyre had been losing pressure very slowly over a period of weeks. Anyway I parked up, got back on, rode for a few 100 m and the rear was completely flat.

    The tube had split 2-3 cm on the outside but the good thing about SV13s is they're easy to fix. I twisted the tube in the area of the split and zip-tied it off. Put it back together and after 100-120 strokes with the minipump we were good to go.

    The only problem was the tyre hadn't seated completely where the repair was so instead of the usual brobblebrobblebrobble sound I rode the 8 miles back to base accompanied by a throbbing WOM-WOM-WOM that I could see and feel through the back end.

    Put a new tube in when I got home and all was well again

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    Max, Fat bike season is never over. winter,spring,summer or fall all you have to do is ride ! I love riding this bike. I put some more hillbilly green stuff on my bike will post pics to promote the big jon fat bike thanks scott bikes .
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    2016 scott big jon fat bike more photos

    more of my big jon pics .sorry the pic hog is back. hope you guys don't mind me posting.
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    A few more scott big jon pics

    picked up some green grips , green wtb saddle and some green syncros decals. its getting loud and busy.
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    FYI waxing the matte dull paint

    just a heads up if you want to keep your big jons factory matte dull coat gray paint non glossy don't use car wax. I waxed the bike after a good detail and the paint is now glossy or shiny. the wax rubbed the dull coat away. and no more pics for awhile thanks for letting me post .
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    Seriously green bf29

    Mine is more dust coloured

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    4.0's ?

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    Seriously green bf29

    Mine is more dust coloured

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    thanks for dusty pic max. are those the 4.0's on your bike or 4.8's ? it doesn't look much different if 4.0's.

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    They are indeed 4.0 JJs

    In that particular picture they don't look much different but there are some other pics here New Scott fat bike: Big Jon - Page 6- Mtbr.com you can probably see they're noticeably narrower

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    Hi People! Long time lurker, wanting a Fat bike. This thread got me looking at the Big John, and I found one locally for stupid cheap and bought it last weekend! I haven't had much time to ride it yet, but buzzing around the nabe, popping over curbs and scaring dog walkers has been a blast! I'm a roadie--which is, you know, *serious*, lol--and this fatbiking is like being a kid again! Can't wait to take it out on the sand!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me the info I needed to finally pull the trigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    Hi People! Long time lurker, wanting a Fat bike. This thread got me looking at the Big John, and I found one locally for stupid cheap and bought it last weekend! I haven't had much time to ride it yet, but buzzing around the nabe, popping over curbs and scaring dog walkers has been a blast! I'm a roadie--which is, you know, *serious*, lol--and this fatbiking is like being a kid again! Can't wait to take it out on the sand!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me the info I needed to finally pull the trigger!
    You are gonna love your big jon fat bike congrats on buying one. its nothing but fun ! the serious road bike guys look at me when Im riding my fat bike and just shake their head but they don't know how much fun riding a fat bike is or do they ?

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    I remember reading page 6 awhile back great info. your bike still looks bad ass with the 4.0's

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    You are gonna love your big jon fat bike congrats on buying one. its nothing but fun ! the serious road bike guys look at me when Im riding my fat bike and just shake their head but they don't know how much fun riding a fat bike is or do they ?
    This one does now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    I remember reading page 6 awhile back great info. your bike still looks bad ass with the 4.0's
    Why thank you

    Just to give you some idea there is probably 15-20 mm clearance around the chainstays with the 4.0s.

    I prefer the narrower tyres at the moment because it's mostly dry here. My local loop has some chicane-like tree gaps which are a not too much of a problem with thin tyres but require pin-point accuracy with fat tyres and I need all the help I can get

    Having ridden them for a while I don't think the 4.0s are any better than the 4.8s, just different. They make the bike feel less fat in a good and bad way.

    BTW Hi Wheever post some pics when you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post

    BTW Hi Wheever post some pics when you can
    Hi Max! I'm trying to post a pic from my stupid iphone, but that crashes safari. I'll upload one when I get back to civilization.

    I'm down on the Jersey shore with my GF and her boys, and she told me I could only bring one bike...so I brought my road bike. Looking at these wide beaches, I wish I'd brought Big Jon!
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    Ah that's too bad

    There's not much sand where I live but there are some sandy/powdery stretches and when it completely dries out I've been amazed at how well the fat bike goes through them. Instead of digging a trench and stopping it just carries on as if nothing's happened. Astonishing after a lifetime on thin tyres

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Fat bike tires faster than 29" tires in some conditions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Ah that's too bad

    There's not much sand where I live but there are some sandy/powdery stretches and when it completely dries out I've been amazed at how well the fat bike goes through them. Instead of digging a trench and stopping it just carries on as if nothing's happened. Astonishing after a lifetime on thin tyres
    I just picked up the new august mountain bike action magazine and there is a article about fat bike tires being faster than 29 inch tires in certain cases .its on page 20 hard tales and talks about a few guys in Michigan that say with proof that the fat bikes they have been riding are a touch faster than their 29er bikes. mba talked to ned overend and the founder of pivot cycles about this and they agree . its because of softer tires rolling over rough terrain adds more momentum. lower tire pressure and more tire volume help a lot also. of course this is only for some certain trail conditions. I noticed this when I first rode my big jon and others on this forum also thought that the bike rolled faster that they thought it would.this should make hard core bike guys who make fun of fat bikes a little ticked off.

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    It is fast there's no doubt about it.

    My local loop has lots of Strava segments. I'm kind of sub-average on a thin bike 600-700th on most segments out of 1400-1500 riders. Where am I on the fat bike? Top 100 most places top 60 on many of them. One KOM out of 40 riders and several similar top 10s which I think is pretty fricken good on a rigid fat bike.

    The fast guys are seconds ahead on a 3 minute descent. I'll never catch them but I'm up there in the same league playing the same game. i didn't buy it to be fast but it is.

    The terrain is mostly dirt/sand and pool-ball size pebbles. I believe that the rolling diameter and width of the tyres has a disproportionate effect in these conditions compared to thin tyres, and this is why it's so fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    It is fast there's no doubt about it.

    My local loop has lots of Strava segments. I'm kind of sub-average on a thin bike 600-700th on most segments out of 1400-1500 riders. Where am I on the fat bike? Top 100 most places top 60 on many of them. One KOM out of 40 riders and several similar top 10s which I think is pretty fricken good on a rigid fat bike.

    The fast guys are seconds ahead on a 3 minute descent. I'll never catch them but I'm up there in the same league playing the same game. i didn't buy it to be fast but it is.

    The terrain is mostly dirt/sand and pool-ball size pebbles. I believe that the rolling diameter and width of the tyres has a disproportionate effect in these conditions compared to thin tyres, and this is why it's so fast
    I concur max your spot on.

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    Glad someone else is enjoying their fast fatty

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    So here's a pic of my new Big Jon at the beach last weekend! (No, I wasn't riding it in that soft stuff. lol.)

    I that Selle Italia road saddle I had around on it, and a mis-matched bottle cage that was ditto. I'll either get a matching cage, or spray that one to match. I'm not sure if I'll keep the saddle on there, because it's a little hard. I couldn't ride the saddle that came with it, because I need a cutout.


    I took it out and rode down the beach to trail and into the woods. I should have taken a pic of the tracks on the harder sand, they were awesome! People were totally confused, seeing a bike go by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    So here's a pic of my new Big Jon at the beach last weekend! (No, I wasn't riding it in that soft stuff. lol.)

    I that Selle Italia road saddle I had around on it, and a mis-matched bottle cage that was ditto. I'll either get a matching cage, or spray that one to match. I'm not sure if I'll keep the saddle on there, because it's a little hard. I couldn't ride the saddle that came with it, because I need a cutout.


    I took it out and rode down the beach to trail and into the woods. I should have taken a pic of the tracks on the harder sand, they were awesome! People were totally confused, seeing a bike go by!

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    Nice bike wheever ! thanks for posting pics.

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    Did anyone ever answer the question of whether the rims can be run tubeless? (Someone just gave me some tubeless fatty rimstrips, and I was thinking of trying it, but I know next to nothing about tubeless.)

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    It can be done but I heard the rims on the big jon are hard to convert to tubeless.sun mulefat and dt swiss rims are easier from what I hear they are tubeless ready. the big jon rims are generic maybe made by weinmann and called syncros by scott. if you have to complain about anything on the big jon my one and only slight complaint is the cheaper rims that come on it.

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    Cool bike Wheever what size is it? I like the red bottle cage btw

    wrt tubeless I've not tried it but the JJs are an incredibly loose fit on the rims when you deflate them they just fall off. I imagine it would be hard work to get them to seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Cool bike Wheever what size is it? I like the red bottle cage btw

    wrt tubeless I've not tried it but the JJs are an incredibly loose fit on the rims when you deflate them they just fall off. I imagine it would be hard work to get them to seal
    Lol. The red bottle cage was just one I had around that I pulled from my road bike. (Wanted side-pull cages. Much better with my frame.) It's growing on me, actually, and I might not get one that matches better.

    That's a drag about the rims and tubeless. I guess at some point I'll have to get a set of real tubeless rims. Maybe those Sun Ringles that BD sells?

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    Right now I'm assembling the BD Borises that my GF bought for her and the kids and, man, they handle like TRUCKS compared to my Big Jon! I mean, I'm actually impressed with the quality of the bikes for the money, but the handling it just not there. And they weight like 100 lbs! SO glad I found my Big John!

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    That's a real bummer about running the Big Jon's tubeless. I guess that means I can cancel my order for the fatty stripper kit. No, not that one... the other one. Guess I'll have to invest in some Mulefuts or maybe find me someone to build a set of Nextie's up for me. As if I could afford any of that right now. lol

    I took the Ergo grips off of mine and put the factory grips back on just to see how it felt. I'm going to do a little experimenting but it does seem like I've got a touch more numbness with the factory grips. Unfortunately I think the factory grips do offer slightly better control for me though.

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    ain't no non-tubeless rim gorilla tape cannot fix into tubeless

    true story

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    ain't no non-tubeless rim gorilla tape cannot fix into tubeless

    true story

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    Good to know!

    I've been looking into it, actually, and you might be right. And before I go out and spend more of my VERY hard earned dollars on a set of tubeless rims, etc, I might give one of the more--ahem--ghetto tubeless variations a shot. I saw some very interesting approaches googling around yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    Good to know!

    I've been looking into it, actually, and you might be right. And before I go out and spend more of my VERY hard earned dollars on a set of tubeless rims, etc, I might give one of the more--ahem--ghetto tubeless variations a shot. I saw some very interesting approaches googling around yesterday!
    I have bike shop done, ghetto tubeless on my Farley and it's solid and doesn't leak a peep of air...2 years now all I do is add sealant when I think it has been a long time since the last dump. tires worn out now starting to slip on climbs so will be my first
    tire removal next week to see how all the tape is doing

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    Would be interested to know how tubeless works out with the std rims and JJs

    Who's going first?

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    Not me brother. it looks to be quite the job. Ill keep my heavy wheels for now. maybe I can get another set of tubless ready wheels at a good deal in the future.

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    I think I'm going to give it a shot later in the summer. I just ordered one of those topeak joe blow fat pumps, and it might generate enough air that I won't have to use a compressor. (I think I'll try the kit from that guy that sells the big latex sheets and his own tubeless formula. Can't remember the site right now and it's bookmarked on another device. )

    I'm intrigued by the possibilities of tubeless, and for the $20 he sells the strips and juice for it seems like a worthwhile gamble before shelling out for tubeless rims.

    I just took my Big Jon up and down the beach, chasing seagulls! Lowered the pressure to 6lbs, and man, I can float over the soft sand, too! I love this thing!

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    Love grows stronger!

    I got mine last fall and was pretty happy. I've since "put my stamp" on it and am truly in love. Hussfelt bars, Specialized saddle, Thudbuster post (not on currently but is awesome), Race Face Turbine w/ 28T NW, Praxis 11-40 cassette (biggest change), XO drivetrain and today was the first ride on the Bluto. WOW!
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    wrong post
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    Sweet ride ! love the bluto. did you know rock shox makes green decals for the bluto like the ones on the green trek Farley. your big jon could look even more sweeter with the fork colors matching the frame colors.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    @Mason - Cool ride - like the Bluto Fork on it


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    Cool bike mason it looks like the kind of bike to go places
    where were the pictures taken bud

    Any chance of some drivetrain pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Cool bike mason it looks like the kind of bike to go places
    where were the pictures taken bud

    Any chance of some drivetrain pics?
    Here are some CLOSE UP pics of the Drivetrain @maxgnarcore. The bike was on my rack so that's why they are so closeup. Loving the bike and gained an MPH on my normal loop with the addition of the Bluto. Seriously love this bike and thanks for the love guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Rickert View Post

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    Cranks look good

    Are they these Race Face Turbine Cinch Direct Mount Chainset | Chain Reaction Cycles what BB did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Not me brother. it looks to be quite the job. Ill keep my heavy wheels for now. maybe I can get another set of tubless ready wheels at a good deal in the future.
    +1 Not to mention, with all the rocky root crap I've run over so far with the stock JJ's the only issue I've run into is a slow leak with the rear tire. Darned if I can find the leak. To make matters worse, it stays nearly sealed at higher pressures but once you lower the pressure down it'll start to go flat quickly. Found that out yesterday out on the trail. Time to order some new tubes.

    I'm looking hard at a set of Mulefuts from BD. Just not sure if a rider with my skills can justify the cost of another wheelset just to go tubeless. $400 buys a lot of tubes, pumps, and other gear.

    did you know rock shox makes green decals for the bluto like the ones on the green trek Farley. your big jon could look even more sweeter with the fork colors matching the frame colors.
    Max I've been wondering the same. Any idea where you can get them? From Trek directly I presume?

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    Wohoooo, I snagged this puppy today on eBay for $1599 (a demo bike in L - like new). Can't wait to ride it.

    ... and I'm looking into a Shimano XT 1-10, conversion. NOT a 2-10 Sram fanboy. Any suggestions on the 1-10 are appreciated.




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    Nice big ed congrats ! that bike is a real bully.Im jealous the ed is lighter has better wheels and of course love the bluto. no regrets on my 1x10 xt conversion.I went with 32t nw ring, xt clutch rear der and didn't need the wolftooth big rear cog.tried the wolftooth but didn't need it the way I ride I have enough low end.if you ride where mountain goats live you may need the big rear cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Nice big ed congrats ! that bike is a real bully.Im jealous the ed is lighter has better wheels and of course love the bluto. no regrets on my 1x10 xt conversion.I went with 32t nw ring, xt clutch rear der and didn't need the wolftooth big rear cog.tried the wolftooth but didn't need it the way I ride I have enough low end.if you ride where mountain goats live you may need the big rear cog.
    Thanks man!

    I just put that beast together yesterday and besides the 1-10, there are a couple more things I need/want to change.

    I want a shorter stem (50-60 with 10į) and a riser bar, to change my weight distribution.


    Here are some current photos.






    Cheers!


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