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    Recumbent Fat Bike !!!

    If you dont know, now you know. Check this out:

    bigfoot recumbent all terrain bicycle from Lightfoot Cycles

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    As someone who built recumbents for a startup company that tanked, thinks they're kinda cool in their own weird way, doesn't own or ride any, and loves fat bikes, that's pretty freakin cool.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    the music they used in the videos is truly some of the worst crap I've ever heard. Makes me feel like I'm watching any biking video from the 80's. uhg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    the music they used in the videos is truly some of the worst crap I've ever heard. Makes me feel like I'm watching any biking video from the 80's. uhg.
    Dude, cut them some slack. That soundtrack was dreamed up with a Casiotone @ 3AM after the video shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    the music they used in the videos is truly some of the worst crap I've ever heard. Makes me feel like I'm watching any biking video from the 80's. uhg.
    Ha! I couldn't even make it all the way through the 1:17 minute video because of it.
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    So, are fatbikes as bad handling on dirt/gravel as they make them out to be on the website, or is that just limited to the recumbent fat bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieMang View Post
    So, are fatbikes as bad handling on dirt/gravel as they make them out to be on the website, or is that just limited to the recumbent fat bike?
    Actually, he's just dissing the Endomorph - not the fat. Read on, and he remarks that a Larry works better in gravel. Same basic results found here.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    the music they used in the videos is truly some of the worst crap I've ever heard. Makes me feel like I'm watching any biking video from the 80's. uhg.
    You weren't kidding about the music. Wow.

    The bike looks interesting.

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    This Dakota S has been great, especially on longer rides. I've ridden it enough on gravel and sandy roads though it's twitchy in loose stuff, especially at slow speeds. In those conditions the front tends to wash out. Wider tires and more tread could improve dirt and gravel riding but would rob the bike of speed on pavement. It's not worth the effort and with a Fatback due in, I've no inclination to try.
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    I like the idea of a recumbent 4 wheeler with fat tyres. With the weight distributed between 4 wheels it would have to float over everything.

    Any idea of the weight of that Bigfoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I like the idea of a recumbent 4 wheeler with fat tyres. With the weight distributed between 4 wheels it would have to float over everything.

    Any idea of the weight of that Bigfoot?
    ATC all-terrain recumbent quadracycle from Lightfoot Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by apbtlvr View Post
    Wider tires and more tread could improve dirt and gravel riding but would rob the bike of speed on pavement.
    Or suspension, and then it wouldn't hurt the speed on hard surfaces. Ours had "BB" (mid drive) concentric rear suspension. Even with the 23's we had on it, you could rail it in the rough. With fatties on it? Man, that thing would be a blast now!

    Edit, can't find any pics, but here's the patent link....

    Recumbent bicycle with concentric ... - Google Patents
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    Looks like it'll be really great on the fun twisty singletrack - not.

    Log hopping looked impressive though! - as long as the log isn't too high :/

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