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    29er fatbikes, they are almost here...

    With 27+ and 29+ selling like hotcakes and the overwhelming response to 27.5 fat tires/wheels. 29er downhill and enduro bikes. The next logical step, 29er fatbike.

    Oh yes we will have to suffer through the 4", then 4.5", then 4.8" stages. Until we get a true 5" or even 6" 29er. No longer will we have to push our bikes through powder or soft snow. Ride, I tell you, RIDE everywhere snow touches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ascarlarkinyar View Post
    With 27+ and 29+ selling like hotcakes and the overwhelming response to 27.5 fat tires/wheels. 29er downhill and enduro bikes. The next logical step, 29er fatbike.

    Oh yes we will have to suffer through the 4", then 4.5", then 4.8" stages. Until we get a true 5" or even 6" 29er. No longer will we have to push our bikes through powder or soft snow. Ride, I tell you, RIDE everywhere snow touches...
    Hopefully we'll see low profile wider tyres on 27.5 rims first.

    Even more useful will be a 20" fatbike with 8" tyres. That would be possible without weighing a ton and apart from width would fit more or less within current frame geometries.

    It would be very much a one trick pony though.
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    Can we just skip the whole seemingly requisite tweener, hand wringing cause we're scared to commit, 27.5", fill in the blank width hoop jumping already and get straight to the crux of the biscuit, being 29 fat?

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    Ohh great, another wheel size we can't get tires for. 29x4.8" Jumbo Jim in 2025...yes please.

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    Why only go half-a$$ to 29"? Let's skip all those little wheels and go right to 36"x6"

    That'll have the frame designers scratching their heads for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    29x4.8" Jumbo Jim in 2025...yes please.
    2025 is the announced availability*.

    *2026 we'll see a few sent to small builders for NAHBS. 2027 they'll come out in Europe in limited supply and only to OEM's. 2029 they'll be stocked on your retailer's shelves 1 month after the snow season ends or you've already bought a set from another manufacturer.

    But it's all good since you know how it's going to shake out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    Why only go half-a$$ to 29"? Let's skip all those little wheels and go right to 36"x6"

    That'll have the frame designers scratching their heads for a while...
    Make sure it has a 16.5" chainstay though. I want it to be flickable!

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    Let's just skip to the 3 foot diameter wheel size. This would be amazing for the snow and mud.

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