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  1. #1
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    On-One Fatty versus Crawler for Trail Riding

    I have a friend who is looking for an entry level fat bike to primarily use as a cruiser and bomber on trails. He is a skilled AM guy and wants to hit some rough terrain every now and then. Would either the On-One or Origin 8 Crawler be tough enough for this application? Taking account mountain terrain, which one would you recommend? It seems the Fatty is quite a bit lighter at 34 lbs if that is accurate. The tires look pretty nice also.


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    I'm sure they would both be fine and handle somewhat similar. One has internal gears and the other normal geared. There are a bunch of threads all over in here. Here's some:
    On-One Fatty dissection

    Origin8 Crawler with Nu Vinci opinion
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    I definitely think he would like the OnOne Fatty better for trail riding. I love the way mine handles on the trails. I have not ridden a Crawler, but looking at it's weight, wheelbase and geometry, it would not be a very good trail bike. I think the components are spec'd a lot better for the price on the Fatty as well. The crawler uses a lot of cheap filler parts that are heavier and probably less reliable.
    I would really only recommend getting the Fatty, or looking for a deal on a Pugsley or Mukluk sitting in a showroom somewhere, or used.

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    I've come to the conclusion that the Crawler is great IF you want an internal geared hub NuVinci AND don't have many steep hills or demanding terrain to deal with. It's more of a XC and flatter terrain bike, and it is 8-lbs heavier too mostly due to the IGH NuVinci. (Edit: this assumes the company specs for bike weights are accurate.)

    The On-One has a much bigger following here, and there is much more info available & communication from the company presence here too.
    Last edited by deVries; 08-08-2013 at 11:58 PM.

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    I wouldn't buy a Nuvinci IGH. There are much better alternatives out there. Based on your description of your friend's use for the bike I'd get the On One.
    Safe riding,


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