Depends which Gobi you are talking about. Current production frames are Ti. Early ones (like mine) are hydroformed and butted aluminum. My frame weighs just under 4 lbs (for a medium). I'm not sure how that compares to the Fatback.
In fact there are 4 current models, two alu, one ti and a tandem. In 2013 there will be 5: two redesigned alu's, one cromo, one ti and the tandem.
But the biggest difference is that a Sandman is a trailbike, which by coincidence can ride on snow. Not the other way around :-). All frames and geometry are designed for front suspension.
They recently made a video to explain what their bikes are and what they can do:
In fact there are 4 current models, two alu, one ti and a tandem. In 2013 there will be 5: two redesigned alu's, one cromo, one ti and the tandem.
But the biggest difference is that a Sandman is a trailbike, which by coincidence can ride on snow. Not the other way around :-). All frames and geometry are designed for front suspension.
They recently made a video to explain what their bikes are and what they can do:
Here's mine:
When are the new models going to be out, still itching for a Hoggar.
When are the new models going to be out, still itching for a Hoggar.
You might be in luck, I think the only model that's not going to change is the Hoggar . It will get a somewhat different spec sheet though (and be more expensive). So if you want a 2012 spec & price, better drop them a line soon. The other models will arrive early spring.
In fact there are 4 current models, two alu, one ti and a tandem. In 2013 there will be 5: two redesigned alu's, one cromo, one ti and the tandem.
But the biggest difference is that a Sandman is a trailbike, which by coincidence can ride on snow. Not the other way around :-). All frames and geometry are designed for front suspension.
here in lies my attraction since this is my main riding arena HOWEVER rear squish is also my desires sooooooooo