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    Bend area Fatbikes

    Any Fatbike riders in the Bend area interested in starting some group rides?

    Pugsley
    Muckluck
    Fatback
    Homebuilt

    If you don't know what a fatbike is think fat 4" wide tires and snow!

    -gary

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    The sno mo trails up near Bachelor are pretty amazing. Suprised this hasn't caught on more here yet.
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    I don't have one, but they look cool. Was wishing i had one a couple months ago when i was struggling to ride through snow on Tiddlywinks and saw some of those 4" wide tracks.

    Are they as hard to pedal as they look like they'd be?

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    No harder than your existing bike. Most of the time your riding on packed trails. Well ok the occasional plowing through 4" deep snow is more difficult much like riding through mud is. On the other hand being able to ride the snow is unbelievable fun. I'd much rather ride the snow when it's cold than sandy trails out east.

    Sunny Side Sports has a Speedway Cycles Fatback you could go check out and Webcycelry has the Salas Mukluk. The third is a Surly Pugsley but I don't know any shop in Bend that handles them.

    I have the Fatback.
    -gary




    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    I don't have one, but they look cool. Was wishing i had one a couple months ago when i was struggling to ride through snow on Tiddlywinks and saw some of those 4" wide tracks.

    Are they as hard to pedal as they look like they'd be?
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    I just gotta get a wheelset and some cranks. I have a design in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyS600 View Post
    I don't have one, but they look cool. Was wishing i had one a couple months ago when i was struggling to ride through snow on Tiddlywinks and saw some of those 4" wide tracks.

    Are they as hard to pedal as they look like they'd be?
    Fat bikes are much heavier the a standard rigid MTB and because the wheels are so large you pay a big rotational weight penalty, but they are cool.
    Happy Trails
    Jolly

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