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    29+ wheelset on the Fatboy or 29+ bike?

    I have been planning on getting a 29+ set of wheels for my Fatboy. Then tried a Ros9+ to get a feeling of the wheels. I really enjoyed riding the 29+. And the Ros is a nice ride. Very stable and forgiving. (Still rigid).
    The LBS offered me a sweet deal on the Ros9+. So..... What to do.
    Build a bike that can do both, or buy a bike that was build for 29+.
    Maybe somebody with summer wheel set on their fattys can give up some experience.
    Cheers.


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    Rigid SS 29er
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Yes, I have been through that thread a couple of times.
    Looking for some more "pros" and "cons".
    Maybe my brain is just responding positively to offers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by janowitz View Post
    Yes, I have been through that thread a couple of times.
    Looking for some more "pros" and "cons".
    Maybe my brain is just responding positively to offers.


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    My fat bike is awesome on 29+, but I don't ride in snow. It's better in nearly every way with 29x3 than with 26x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janowitz View Post
    I have been planning on getting a 29+ set of wheels for my Fatboy. Then tried a Ros9+ to get a feeling of the wheels. I really enjoyed riding the 29+. And the Ros is a nice ride. Very stable and forgiving. (Still rigid).
    The LBS offered me a sweet deal on the Ros9+. So..... What to do.
    Build a bike that can do both, or buy a bike that was build for 29+.
    Maybe somebody with summer wheel set on their fattys can give up some experience.
    Cheers.
    If you can afford 2 bikes, do it. If not, a 2nd wheelset to convert to 29+ makes a lot of sense.

    I chose to do both -- a 2nd bike, and a conversion wheelset, as the geometry I wanted for 29+ wasn't the same as what I want/have on my fatbike for snow. But I wanted to be able to use the fatbike for many specific rides in summer, where that geo, and the ability to store lots of "stuff" in my framebag, works well.

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    Thanks for the replies. I will go with the wheel set solution. Keep costs down, more money for riding.
    Next challenge will be rim width.


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    Quote Originally Posted by janowitz View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I will go with the wheel set solution. Keep costs down, more money for riding.
    Next challenge will be rim width.
    Have fun reading thru all the rim width discussion!
    http://forums.mtbr.com/26-27-5-29-pl...h-1014099.html

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    Be sure to post a picture when you are done. I am looking to build a set too for my fatboy. Thinking spank 395s on hopes. Then maybe a wren fork next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janowitz View Post
    I have been planning on getting a 29+ set of wheels for my Fatboy. Then tried a Ros9+ to get a feeling of the wheels. I really enjoyed riding the 29+. And the Ros is a nice ride. Very stable and forgiving. (Still rigid).
    The LBS offered me a sweet deal on the Ros9+. So..... What to do.
    Build a bike that can do both, or buy a bike that was build for 29+.
    Maybe somebody with summer wheel set on their fattys can give up some experience.
    Cheers.


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    I thought about that too but at $1000 or more for a wheel set I decided on a Norco Torrent which is a 27.5+. I like the other bike idea.

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    My LBS improved the offer, so I ended up buying the Ros9+. Such a sweet ride. I really like the 29+ platform.


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    I went with a second wheelset and don't regret the decision, even though I just bought a Bluto for it too.
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