NM Fat Bikes?

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  • 01-05-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I'd have to heavily modify my bike racks, or buy a pickup truck to haul it!
    :cryin:

    What kind of racks?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I'll buy ya a couuple rounds at an ABQ brewery of your choice for demo sometime.

    :D

    It's a deal :thumbsup:
  • 01-05-2013
    MTBNate
    I have a Thule T2
  • 01-06-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I have a Thule T2

    Looks like people have done it before.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...S/678A0067.jpg

    Maybe remove the hardware that cradles the front wheel and straps the back one in. Bolt on a piece of aluminum channel or PVC to cradle the tires? Check out these links:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/thu...es-757474.html
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fat...ml#post9018232
  • 01-06-2013
    rpinata
    Sweet ride, Rob.
    I don't need one, but man, I want one. That bag in the middle is ultra-cool. Imagine what you could pack in there.:thumbsup:
  • 01-06-2013
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rpinata View Post
    Sweet ride, Rob.
    I don't need one, but man, I want one. That bag in the middle is ultra-cool. Imagine what you could pack in there.:thumbsup:

    Could carry enough beer & tequila to get a certain local mtb group thru a whole day of riding, almost.


    :D
  • 01-06-2013
    MTBNate
    Nice air pic..


    You should check out how "flickable" these bikes can be:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fat...in-794662.html
  • 01-06-2013
    Fuglio
  • 01-06-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rpinata View Post
    That bag in the middle is ultra-cool. Imagine what you could pack in there.:thumbsup:

    It has a nice little internal divider, and the back cavity seems to fit three 1-pint cans nice and secure :D
  • 01-06-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Nice air pic..

    You should check out how "flickable" these bikes can be:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fat...in-794662.html

    Thanks, that's one of my favorite threads on MTBR right now :thumbsup:
  • 01-11-2013
    MTBNate
    I've been doing some research & looking at my options and came across this bike from a shop that I've done business with in the past (bought a couple of Titus Exogrid 29rs from Ben). I'm looking for a geared Moonlander but thought I'd drop a pic and link here just in case someone might be interested in it:

    Milltown Cycles: Drop bar SS MTB Pugsley.

    $1950
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mILYfXDdJS...0/P1090091.JPG
  • 01-11-2013
    bg2lk15
    I've been debating too: Fatty or studded tires. Love the colors and the steel but the drop bars gotta go.
  • 01-12-2013
    bg2lk15
    Amazing, truly all-terrain. I see there is even a Bando option...
    Surly Pugsley....(9min edit) - YouTube
  • 01-12-2013
    MTBNate
    Got to sample a Surly Necromancer at TwoWheel Dr this morning. It was one size too small for me, but I was able to get the feel of the fatties.

    I drank the kool-aid and I'm hooked.
  • 01-12-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I drank the kool-aid and I'm hooked.

    :thumbsup:
  • 01-12-2013
    robselina
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    Amazing, truly all-terrain.

    Exactly.

    It's easy to think of them as niche bikes, but they really are very versatile.
  • 01-13-2013
    MTBNate
    Came across these fatties down in southern NM:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/9925483-post54.html
  • 01-13-2013
    withholding
    I have a pugsley surly, have had it since September. It has made me a much stronger and happier rider!
    And it's only been in the snow twice.
  • 01-13-2013
    Stopbreakindown
    Havin a blast out here just outside of Gallup. We have a two mile loop out the back door on a ridge and it is fun as all get out to be the first one out on some freshies. Blasting through the drifts brings a smile from ear to ear.
  • 01-13-2013
    MTBNate
    I can't wait to join the fat bikes culture.. I've located a Moonlander in my size and adding a Bud/Lou tire combo and bigger rotors. I'll be keeping the stock Big Fat Larrys as backups tires.
  • 01-13-2013
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Havin a blast out here just outside of Gallup. We have a two mile loop out the back door on a ridge and it is fun as all get out to be the first one out on some freshies. Blasting through the drifts brings a smile from ear to ear.

    Thanks for the response.. any pix?
  • 01-13-2013
    wadester
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Any of you NM riders have a fatbike? What's your build and what parts would you recommend/not recommend?

    Let's see - here in Las Cruces, I've got 2 fatbikes;

    A Fatback, 3x9 gears, 100mm width rims, a Lefty, and SkinnyLarry rear/BigFatLarry front tires.
    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r.../IMG_1790s.jpg

    And a Moonlander, S3X 3spd fixed hub, MWOD crankset/rings, 100mm rims, BFL front, Lou rear (not in pic)
    http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/r...MG_2155s-1.jpg

    I spec'ed my Fatback out for maximum flotation - something to cruise arroyos with was the plan. That got me 100mm rims back before you could get bigger than 3.7 tires, but it helped anyways. My riding buddy got a Pugsley (complete), and I could out ride him in the soft stuff when the only difference was 100 vs 65mm rims. Then I got my hands on BigFat Larry! This tire will fit the back of the Fatback on the 100mm rim - but you're gonna kiss your first three cogs of the cassette goodbye with a standard crank in granny gear.

    Then I built the Moonlander - then my buddy bought a Moonlander (complete). It is sooooooo nice to have the fattest tires on the fattest rims. I still cruise the arroyos on the Fatback when I'm exploring, or just want more gears - but the Moonie is easier to ride except for the lack of super low gears.

    I recently picked up a Lou (4.8" knobby!) for the Moonie, and I have to say it is a better tire than the BFL. Climbing hills while standing is now noticeably easier, and even arroyo cruise is a bit easier - I must have been slipping the tire more than I thought.

    So - you already got the bug. You rode a fatbike and loved it. My experience says get the fattest rims and tires you can. Right now, that's a Moonlander. BFL's are good, but Lou is better - gonna try a Bud front when I can. Also going to put either a Nate or a Lou on the Fatback. That may require offset double crankset rather than a triple.

    I can go into more detail if you're planning on building up a frameset, but that's the basics.
  • 01-13-2013
    wadester
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    Oh yeah. Me and the Fatback in our natural environment:
  • 01-13-2013
    MTBNate
    I've got a line on a brand new complete Moonlander with a couple mods.

    Can't wait to get it here!

    Thanks for jumping in this thread with your info & pix. Awesome rigs ya got.
  • 01-14-2013
    MTBNate
    Question:
    Are you guys running your tires tubless with Stans/etc?
  • 01-14-2013
    Stopbreakindown
    Yep, split tube method on the large marge rims. Just set up a friends clownshoes tubeless yesterday. Remove tire/toob >
    lay down gorilla tape (took three wraps, outside, outside, middle) >
    punch hole for stem >
    replace toob and tire>
    air up to 30psi and let sit so the adhesive adheres to the rim strip/rim >
    remove toob >
    install presta core >
    add 5-6 scoops of stan's >
    wrap a cinch strap all the way around the center of the tire and tighten >
    air up with a compressor to seat the bead @ 25psi >
    let sit over night >
    drop pressure >
    ride.