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    I don't think this will work.

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    That's better.

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    Yeah baby! It sits there by itself while I took the picture.
    I think a 5 inch tire might squeeze in with some air let out. This was with over 10 lbs pressure from riding city bike paths the other day.

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    It's tight, but the arm does go over the tire. Locks down nice and secure.

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    Now I just need to get a strap for the back wheel. The one on the rack is too short.

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    Much better than this hot mess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Now I just need to get a strap for the back wheel. The one on the rack is too short.
    If you end up finding a strap let me know where. I have a yakima highroller & have to air down front and back every time I ride...

    Seriously blows...
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    I was thinking about just picking up some Rock Straps at Iron Pony. They're made for motorcycle use but will work fine for this. Plus they are softer than the plastic ones on the Yakima.

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    Hey not2shabby, what frame size you got there? Looks like the 17.5"?

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    How about that I reorganize this to normal size from a fat bike?
    Because it is taper, the front fork seems to be modifiable freely,
    A rear end is fat bike special width. This is a problem.
    The common hub is short and can put it on and does not seem.
    But I will be good if I expose a rear wheel and use only the hub.
    I will see 650bX2.5 to a frame for stock size 26X3.8 how.
    There is only approximately half width for size and becomes porous visually.
    (but probably, seeing from just beside, there will not be the sense of incongruity ‥)

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    Re: 2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by kkisar5 View Post
    How about that I reorganize this to normal size from a fat bike?
    Because it is taper, the front fork seems to be modifiable freely,
    A rear end is fat bike special width. This is a problem.
    The common hub is short and can put it on and does not seem.
    But I will be good if I expose a rear wheel and use only the hub.
    I will see 650bX2.5 to a frame for stock size 26X3.8 how.
    There is only approximately half width for size and becomes porous visually.
    (but probably, seeing from just beside, there will not be the sense of incongruity ‥)

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    2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

    Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilneilorangepeel View Post
    Hey not2shabby, what frame size you got there? Looks like the 17.5"?
    Nope. It's a 19.5. I'm 6 ft with a 32 in inseam. Fits me pretty good.

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    This ought to work.

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    Hmmm, a little long.

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    Cut to suit, melt the cut end so it won't fray and cut that stupid tag off.
    Voila! like it was made for this!

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    20 miles of singletrack today. This overlook is the halfway point. The payoff was worth the pain...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes-uploadfromtaptalk1413068473902.jpg  

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    Saw these in the closeout section for 5 bucks. It is getting chilly in Ohio.

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    Gloves are a perfect match. How about a link for the tie downs?
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    Photo op right by the bike path near Alum creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    Gloves are a perfect match. How about a link for the tie downs?
    I stopped at Iron Pony and picked them both up. They probably have them on their website.
    Nice pic, btw!

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    Ah okay. Thanks not2shabby. I have the same measurements so I guess I'll order the 19.5 too. Nice to know that it fits well as I am having to buy without the chance to try one on for size.

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    My X Cal 8 was a 19.5 too. The Farley doesn't feel quite as big but I like it a lot. I didn't feel as comfortable on the X Cal. It felt just a bit too big for some reason. High center of gravity I think.

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    checked out a farley 6 today. it ain't got nothin on the new kona wo, that's fo sho!

    even if the kona were 200.00 more it'd be a better value than the trek from the components to the tire clearance to the sliding rear dropouts, to the longer chainstays, to the color........

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    checked out a farley 6 today. it ain't got nothin on the new kona wo, that's fo sho!

    even if the kona were 200.00 more it'd be a better value than the trek from the components to the tire clearance to the sliding rear dropouts, to the longer chainstays, to the color........

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    You make so much sense. I think I'll go trade my farley in immediately! Why didn't I just buy the Kona in the first place?!? I'm a idiot!

    Thanks for the heads up pal!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    checked out a farley 6 today. it ain't got nothin on the new kona wo, that's fo sho!

    even if the kona were 200.00 more it'd be a better value than the trek from the components to the tire clearance to the sliding rear dropouts, to the longer chainstays, to the color........

    rog
    I've no idea how you're working that out, several components of the Kona are worse than the Trek and I think the Trek is better looking. Plus over here the Kona is far more expensive making it poor value for money as it's a whopping $650 more despite only being Deore/SLX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMcL7 View Post
    I've no idea how you're working that out, several components of the Kona are worse than the Trek and I think the Trek is better looking. Plus over here the Kona is far more expensive making it poor value for money as it's a whopping $650 more despite only being Deore/SLX.

    John
    the stock brakes on the trek svck, bb7 way better/trouble free compared to avid hydros.

    stock tires are way nicer on the kona, 120tpi vs 27tpi, lighter and more grip/float

    the trek has a nicer rear derailleur, oooh!

    the other differences i mentioned above. kona retails for 100.00 more in merica.

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    Uhhh I've ridden both the bb7's and now the avids... You're nuts if you're saying the bb7's are better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    Uhhh I've ridden both the bb7's and now the avids... You're nuts if you're saying the bb7's are better.
    wait till your avid hydros act up. could be sooner than later from my experience selling, working on, and warrantying MANY of them over the last decade+. just warrantied a pair this week on a practically brand new santa cruz tallboy. bb7's are fantastic when set up properly.

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    I know avids get a bad wrap, but their new offerings are supposed to have most of the issues cleared up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    I know avids get a bad wrap, but their new offerings are supposed to have most of the issues cleared up.
    well i sure hope yours work out.

    at least avid/sram/rock shock/truvative are about the BEST company to deal with as far as warranty is concerned.

    the guys/gals over there are unreal nice and helpful.

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    Yeah I've always heard good things.

    Once these brakes bedded in they actually feel pretty good. Not on the same level as my slx's, but they'll be fine.
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    tough to beat the slx's all told. like daMn near impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVaz View Post
    You make so much sense. I think I'll go trade my farley in immediately! Why didn't I just buy the Kona in the first place?!? I'm a idiot!

    Thanks for the heads up pal!!!
    Dayum....we got bambuzzled!

    I happen to love the colors of the Farley.

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    Played around by the reservoir today...got a little muddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Dayum....we got bambuzzled!

    I happen to love the colors of the Farley.
    i love the colour (i'm feeling canadian) of the farley 8

    bambuzzled?! i'm a kona dealer and hafta spew the love when i can and after seeing the trek had ta speak my mind. HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Played around by the reservoir today...got a little muddy!
    Did you pay extra for the touch screen? Does it have Bluetooth?
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    I got the bag for about $15 0n Amazon. It's pretty nice, I can use the screen on my phone through the plastic cover. It holds my phone, wallet, keys and gummy lifesavers! I got the large and it fits the Galaxy S4 easily.

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    The Husker Du's rolled really nice on the rocks and sand at 7 frt, 8 rear.

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    I think I needed to go down to 4 frt, 5 rear to make it across this mud pit! Had to get off and push the last 15-20 feet, the tires were spinning up when I tried to pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    i love the colour (i'm feeling canadian) of the farley 8

    bambuzzled?! i'm a kona dealer and hafta spew the love when i can and after seeing the trek had ta speak my mind. HA!

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    BTW, my bike came with 120 tpi HD's!

    And it farts rainbows! So there!

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    Had to find a stick and pick the mud out from between the tire and frame.


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    Had some fun on this!


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    Yep....this was fun going up and down it for a while.


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    Yep...was a really nice afternoon.


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    Ok, last one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Ok, last one.

    If you haven't already, this bike is begging for singletrack... Nice pics tho
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    Oh, it's been there! I've done Alum Creek P1 and P2 a few times and Chestnut Ridge once. I like it sooo much more than the 29er. I attack stuff that used to make me go 'Oh sheet'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    checked out a farley 6 today. it ain't got nothin on the new kona wo, that's fo sho!

    even if the kona were 200.00 more it'd be a better value than the trek from the components to the tire clearance to the sliding rear dropouts, to the longer chainstays, to the color........

    rog
    Longer chainstays? Doesn't that equate to a longer wheelbase and lazy handling?! Phhhhtttt!
    What's the big deal about sliding dropouts? Noob question, I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Longer chainstays? Doesn't that equate to a longer wheelbase and lazy handling?! Phhhhtttt!
    What's the big deal about sliding dropouts? Noob question, I know.
    Sliding dropouts= option for singlespeed....
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    Ahh, ok. I don't see me ever wanting to go SS, so no biggie there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    I decided to take the Farley to a beach today just to see how she rides...






    She rides well!
    Took mine for a beach ride last week, not as beautiful scenery as Just J's but just wanted to see what it would be like.

    Worked great, towards the end I hit a very loose gravel like patch and it rode over it as though it wasn't there.

    Short video


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    Nice vid! I'm gonna have to get out my Gopro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPeaski View Post
    Took mine for a beach ride last week, not as beautiful scenery as Just J's but just wanted to see what it would be like.

    Worked great, towards the end I hit a very loose gravel like patch and it rode over it as though it wasn't there.

    Short video

    Cool video and thanks for the kind words.

    I also took some footage on my Garmin Virb but haven't had chance to make an edit as yet other than this quick one:

    http://youtu.be/Av0LaCiSznI

    I also took a 15 mile 'XC' ride yesterday and shot some decent stuff on single track and trail so I'll try and upload later today.

    The Farley is surprisingly great at everything, I love it!

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    Here we go, hopefully it'll give more of an idea of the type of riding I'm enjoying on my Farley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prAnCCeiWek

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    nice video, and what camera give you all that info onscreen?

    ps heads up anyone in uk after a farley 6 in about 2/3 weeks time mine will be up for sale...love it, but got the bug and going superlight ...well as light as my wallet will allow ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy586 View Post
    nice video, and what camera give you all that info onscreen?

    ps heads up anyone in uk after a farley 6 in about 2/3 weeks time mine will be up for sale...love it, but got the bug and going superlight ...well as light as my wallet will allow ?
    Thanks Andy. It's a Garmin Virb Elite which has GPS and links to my heart rate monitor, cadence/speed sensors etc. the editing software allows me to overlay all this info onto the video.

    Your 6 should sell fairly/farley easily as there are none left in the UK now.

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    That's very good your garmin ! I came to want it to see your video.

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    How does the Farley 6 climb? I ride mostly desert trails but I do venture off into the mountains and encounter some sketchy downhills that my Superfly struggles on. Is that big tire contact worth the extra weight? My buddy just got Surly Pugs and hasn't touched his Giant XTC 29er in couple of months. I'm huge Trek fan and they make great product. I just wish they had one in my area so I could see and demo it.
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    It climbs great. I'm clearing uphills and slate rock uphill sections no problem now. Going from a mountain bike to a Farley, I think you'll be pretty happy, considering it's still a fat bike, but a very trail oriented fat bike.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    It climbs great. I'm clearing uphills and slate rock uphill sections no problem now. Going from a mountain bike to a Farley, I think you'll be pretty happy, considering it's still a fat bike, but a very trail oriented fat bike.
    Yeah that's the only thing I was worried about...I went down a huge hill yesterday with lots of loose dirt and rocks and kept wondering if Farley would have handled better hahaha. Thanks Tyriverag
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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    Longer chainstays? Doesn't that equate to a longer wheelbase and lazy handling?! Phhhhtttt!
    longer wheelbase=more stable. longer chainstays=better for snow/sand riding/stability/front end more planted on climbs.

    fatboy has longer chainstays than surly, charge, and quite a bit longer than trek.

    kona wo has same chainstay length with sliders all the way forward as fatboy, but can have much longer chainstays for snow/sand/stability if you pull wheel back.

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    I don't know, but to my mind it doesn't climb as well as other bikes I've ridden. I talk about it a bit here, but the front end feels way too light on some climbs, particularly on rooty climbs where there is a need to keep momentum up to clear root steps. Though I am still just getting used to it, I had to daub on a few places on the trail where I've cleared it with no problems in the past.

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    @ Just J, great title for your video Phatboikin. From your photo's I had no idea you were in good old blighty, thought it was somewhere more exotic! really nice images.

    Great video, its more the sort of terrain I will be riding, I've only had the Farley for just over a week so not got many rides in yet.

    So far I'm really enjoying it.

    Thanks for the video comments, I hope to do some a bit more interesting in the coming months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPeaski View Post
    @ Just J, great title for your video Phatboikin. From your photo's I had no idea you were in good old blighty, thought it was somewhere more exotic! really nice images.

    Great video, its more the sort of terrain I will be riding, I've only had the Farley for just over a week so not got many rides in yet.

    So far I'm really enjoying it.

    Thanks for the video comments, I hope to do some a bit more interesting in the coming months.
    Thanks MrPeaski!

    Yeah that beach is in the North East, it's slap bang in the middle of a lot of heavy industry, I think you can even see Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station in the background. My company is based 5 minutes from that beach so took the opportunity to ride before work. It always surprises me that even in all that cr@p there is a nice beach just down the road!

    I'm from 20-30 minutes further south near the North York Moors which is where Phatboikin' was shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    How does the Farley 6 climb? ...
    Exceptionally well. If you look back in this thread, someone disparaged the short chainstay length... I kinda chuckled because that's one of the things that make this bike handle outstandingly IMO. It's also amazingly light weight for what it is.

    I took the demo Farley out on my lunch hour trail system that's riddled with 25%+ grades and little technical bits thinking I'd bike hiking some of those compared to my Ibis Mojo w/ 22x36 ultra-granny on 26" wheels. I ended up not only riding everything but turning the loop in the same time I normally do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verslowrdr View Post
    Exceptionally well. If you look back in this thread, someone disparaged the short chainstay length... I kinda chuckled because that's one of the things that make this bike handle outstandingly IMO. It's also amazingly light weight for what it is.

    I took the demo Farley out on my lunch hour trail system that's riddled with 25%+ grades and little technical bits thinking I'd bike hiking some of those compared to my Ibis Mojo w/ 22x36 ultra-granny on 26" wheels. I ended up not only riding everything but turning the loop in the same time I normally do.
    Awesome!!!!! This will be my fifth Trek if I decide to buy one...Love Blk/Blue color spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
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    Thanks MrPeaski!

    Yeah that beach is in the North East, it's slap bang in the middle of a lot of heavy industry, I think you can even see Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station in the background. My company is based 5 minutes from that beach so took the opportunity to ride before work. It always surprises me that even in all that cr@p there is a nice beach just down the road!

    I'm from 20-30 minutes further south near the North York Moors which is where Phatboikin' was shot.
    Just J you have a quite impressive stable of bikes
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    Thanks. I love them all and like to spread my time between them.

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    Anyone know the weight of their Farley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Anyone know the weight of their Farley?
    Less than my Pugsley. 😄

    I suppose with my bags probably around 50 or eve a bit more. I have no idea how much unladen. Not enough that I feel the weight at all. My Pugs was usually right about 60 fully loaded for the day

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    2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

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    Anyone know the weight of their Farley?
    Mine is the 21.5" size and weighs 31.5 with pedals.


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    My 8 which is converted to tubeless with Atlas Pedals, a PMB Enduro Garmin mount and a Bonty bottle cage weighs in at 30.

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    Re: 2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

    Thought this was a cool pic
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes-uploadfromtaptalk1413364869565.jpg  

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    I'm still working my way through the thread but thought I would ask anyway. I am looking for a fatty solely for winter use. Since the Farley appears to only fit 4" tires, how do you all feel about it for snow? Would you buy one/buy it again? Again, I apologize if its been covered but I'm only a couple pages into the thread!

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    Can't say....it hasn't snowed yet!

    Seriously though, I think there are a lot of variables like snow depth, type, if it gets 'groomed' or not, and playing around with pressure. If the 4" tires aren't cutting it, maybe I'll get some stud screws.

    If you're only going to use it for winter then you should probably get a bike that can do 5" tires. But then what will you do next year when all your buds buy the 'new' 6" capable bikes?!!

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    I'm in the same boat as not2shabby, no snow yet! Which I'm not mad about because it's awesome on the trails.

    I imagine the 4inch tires should be good enough on the groomed snow trails and around town, where I'll be riding.

    I will think about either self-studding my front tire (27tpi HuDu, or purchasing a cheaper one and self-studding that one, or even going 5inches up front).
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    I hadn't even thought about going bigger on the front...duh!

    I remember reading if you flip the rear tire backwards it bites better in snow too. Not sure if that applies to HD's though.

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    I guess if you have a Bluto equipped model you could run larger up front?

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    Bluto can hold up to 5 inch tires. The stock fork looks like it could fit 5 inches, with at least a half inch of clearance on either side of the HuDu. The rear has around a quarter inch of clearance.

    I got out the tape measure last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goobernaculum View Post
    I'm still working my way through the thread but thought I would ask anyway. I am looking for a fatty solely for winter use. Since the Farley appears to only fit 4" tires, how do you all feel about it for snow? Would you buy one/buy it again? Again, I apologize if its been covered but I'm only a couple pages into the thread!
    I'm in Alaska - Anchorage - and I bought one as an upgrade to my Pugsley with the original Large Marge wheels. For 95% of my winter and snow riding, even the 65mm rims with 3.8 tires provided plenty of float. That other 5%? Maybe 2% of that were conditions that there was no way I would have been able to ride - 6 inches of fresh snow, etc. A 5 inch tire probably wouldn't have done much good there either. The final 3% were conditions where I could ride - just barely - where the 5 inch tire would have been nice.

    Given this and depending on the type of snow you get, the number of other riders or the amount of trail breaking your up for, the Farley feels like a good choice. Would I buy it again? Don't know. Haven't actually ridden on snow yet. For the riding I have done - daily commutes and some single track - its been a blast.

    There are just so many variables. My suggestion is this: Buy a bike that you can afford as a way to try it out. The resale on fat bikes, right now, is high enough that you can ride it for a few months and then when you know the bike's capability and your own you can sell it and upgrade.

    Up here two year old Pugsleys are still selling for 1200 to 1300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robg68 View Post
    Mine is the 21.5" size and weighs 31.5 with pedals.


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    31.5 Lbs is not bad at all! Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by not2shabby View Post
    I hadn't even thought about going bigger on the front...duh!

    I remember reading if you flip the rear tire backwards it bites better in snow too. Not sure if that applies to HD's though.
    Depends on the tire. Nates run backwards are amazing. I've heard the same on HuDus. The Mission looks like it would work better backwards, but again, it depends. It also depends on the snow.

    I will say, from experience, that most every snow ride is a slightly different experience, so most rides require some experimentation. Snow conditions are constantly changing. A bit of sun and a hard packed trail can start to turn mushy. That fresh, dry powder? It turns to chunky monkey as the day goes on. Heavy, wet snow? Turns to rock. Old snow? Fresh snow? Rotten snow? As anathema as it seems - start checking out XC ski forum discussions about snow and snow conditions. Bikes are not as affected as skiers are, but the more you know about it, the more fine tuned your experiements can be.

    And I still contend that for many riders and many conditions a 4 inch tire will work just fine. And as someone else mentioned - throw a wider one up front.

    I do wonder if the 4.25 Snowshoe will fit in the back of the Farley. Might have to try that.

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    Thanks for the info blockphi! I would almost bet $$ a 4.25 will work on the rear.
    We usually don't get a lot of snow here and when we do it tends to not last long or its so stupid cold you don't want to be outside long so I'm glad I went for a bike that's great on single track.

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    As for the bigger tire up front. ..I have a hard time wrapping my head around that concept. I'm an old fart and bicycles have always had the same tires front and rear. And from riding motorcycles for decades, it's just insane to even contemplate such a thing!

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    I mentioned awhile back that the Farley's fork is designed specifically for the Farley, and an aftermarked fork (carbon) could throw the geo off.

    My question, if the frame (on the 6) is suspension corrected to handle a Bluto (it is), with other bikes being able to swap carbon forks and bluto, how would the Farley be affected?

    Anyway, here it is from fatbike.com: More importantly though, Knauf mentioned if someone were to purchase an after-market rigid fork and install it on the Farley, the bike’s geometry would be thrown off-kilter. Meaning, a different fork could reduce Farley’s hot-knife-in-butter handling.

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    Anyone try out a carbon bar yet? I've never used one, but as jarring as the ride is I think i might give it a shot.
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    Eh....go ahead and get a Bluto. It's just a few bucks more!

    Then you can write a review about how great it is and make the rest of us want one!

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    I ordered a pair of SunRingle ZuZus ($50), and somehow the bike shop received a pair Xpedo Sprys ($70ish) instead. Bike shop told me to take them, no charge. Awesome!

    First ride on them tonight!
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    Nice score!

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    Pretty much ready to order a Farley. Sorry if this has been asked before but do you think Trek will go Project One for this model anytime soon ? Eager to wait if that would be the case.
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    Re: 2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    Pretty much ready to order a Farley. Sorry if this has been asked before but do you think Trek will go Project One for this model anytime soon ? Eager to wait if that would be the case.
    I don't think that's a question any of us can answer... Unless somebody has some insider info. I'll bet if they end up doing a FS fatty they'll have a P1 option. That'd be sweet.

    The farley is a great bike tho. You'll enjoy it.
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    Stupid question, what's project one?

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    Stupid question, what's project one?
    Custom bikes from Trek. You pick the groupo and all the colors.
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    Ahhh, like ordering a car from the dealer with the options/colors you want. I've never done it, but it would be nice to have the choice.

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    Looking at the LBS and they have the 6 with 45 north Husker 27 tpi tires. This is heavier and cheaper tire than the Hodag which is on the trek website, so I'm looking to swap them out.

    What tires did you guys get with your farley 6?

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    Hodag. I think the first shipment of bikes had the hudu's. Moving forward I'd assume they'll be bontrager tires.
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    Mine came with HD 120 tpi's.

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    2015 Trek Farley 6 and 8 fat Bikes

    Mine came with Bontrager Hodag's.


    My bikes--2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2015 Trek Farley 6.

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like this one is below spec to me, and I'm not pleased to have to pay more to get hodags for it...

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