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    Any fat bikes around South Central PA

    Hey guys, just wandering if anyone has a fat bike around Michaux area. Looking to get one and of course there aren't any shops nearby. I think I have it narrowed down to the one (or two) candidates, but I'd like to at least ride some to get the feel.

    PM if you're in the area and would be interested in letting me hop aboard your steed.

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    If you can't find anyone and get really hard up to ride one, you can come up to Allentown, I think it's about 90 minutes, I have a necro Pugsley
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    Not sure how close you are to Ephrata but I stopped by Green Mountain Cyclery this past week.They had a Kona fat bike on the floor.Probably not a demo but I'm sure they would let you ride it around their lot.
    My first time there and its an awesome shop as far as inventory!

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    Any fat bikes around South Central PA

    Holmes cycling in camp hill has a few in stock. They'll let you ride one.


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    It's a drive, but Sickler's in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area has ful size runs of Salsa Mukluk 2's, 3's, Beargrease's, and a couple Charge Cooker Maxi's. They also have a medium Surly Moonlander built up.

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    After the holiday, I might head up to Raystown again for a Fatty Ride. I have a Moonlander, 18". If I do get a chance to go, and you want to ride the fattest of all fatties, then if you can make it I'll let you take it for a Rip.
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    Pedal Pusher in Harrisburg also carries Surleys, they have a couple Pugsleys in the showroom.

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    Rothrock Outfitters rents Mukluks by the day if you get to Raystown

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    Shirks Bike Shop has a demo Pugsley! was fun and entertaining but not a keeper for me,after a week on it the Q factor was annoying on long rides.

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    You need, need need need to figure out what width wheels you want. Like, I would never want a Moonlander. I am happiest on 65mm rims, will go to 80mm in the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverracing View Post
    Rothrock Outfitters rents Mukluks by the day if you get to Raystown
    Go rent one for a day here and ride the Allegrippis Trails and the shoreline at the lake, the water has been lowered and the lake bottom is exposed making for some awesome fat biking. check out my ride report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    You need, need need need to figure out what width wheels you want. Like, I would never want a Moonlander. I am happiest on 65mm rims, will go to 80mm in the winter.
    Sometimes when riding my Moony, I feel the same way....and I wonder what it would be like to have a Pugs, or a Pug Ops, or a Charge, or the Trek Farley.....but then it snowed here, and I'm pretty happy with my choice of the Big Fatties. But I definitely have to be in a different mind set than I normally am in on my 29er. Speed and Hammering are two words that do not go in the same sentence as one that contains the Phrase, I ride a Moonlander.

    But aren't' fat bikes super fun? My answer is Hell Yes!
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    If your interested in a fat bike talk to Evan at Rothrock Outfitters in Huntingdon. I was in the shop the other weekend and they are well stocked with fat plus they do demos as someone mentioned.

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