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    Aluminum Fatback?

    The Speedway site says "aluminum Fatback coming soon". Aluminum frame and steel fork starting at around $600. Same symetrical design as the Ti version. COOL! Aluminum is finally finding a place in fatbiking - and so many choices these days!

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    I'm really excited about this! Current job situation has taken me out of the price range of the ti fat back, but this lower priced, alu version might be within range for me. I like symmetry.

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    the price is right thats for sure. i would love to drop off a pound or so by switching from the pug.
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    I hear ya Minitrail - cameras,computers,bikes,etc... I buy the expensive one because I'm so exited about it's developement - then the cheaper, better version comes out. Oh well, it's all good. Lets hope it all rings true. Speedway is getting a reputation for delivering the goods.Apperantly they'er keeping the same geometry... does anyone know their axle to crown messurment?

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    Increased choice is good

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    I think the AL Fatbacks will appeal more toward the first time buyers and I suspect Greg will sell a boat load of these. I know lots first time buyers who are anticipating this new arrival.

    But, if you already own a Pugsly and want to drop some weight then the A-Symetrical AL 907 is a no brainer. I already know two people who up-graded their surly frames and the weight savings are indeed significant. They just swapped the parts right over and..... vala!! done. Should mention the AL 907s are all made by SAPA (Turner, Titus etc).... these AL frames are stunning pieces of craftsmenship and for $499.... the price is right.

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    Dude, that was pathetic. You would think that after the shenanigans mentioned on AKspokes that CR and their patrons would be a wee bit careful about continuing to step on the toes of other companies. I have a feeling Bill and Jamie(not that I know them) wouldn't appreciate you doing that on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    Dude, that was pathetic. You would think that after the shenanigans mentioned on AKspokes that CR and their patrons would be a wee bit careful about continuing to step on the toes of other companies. I have a feeling Bill and Jamie(not that I know them) wouldn't appreciate you doing that on this thread.
    I agree with you and I've noted that "that" particular behavior is questionable as discussed in "that" other thread. AKspokes has a captive audience and I'm only trying to get this information out to the masses. The two AL bikes are different and will appeal to different segments of the fatbike community. I want everyone here to know that there are great products being developed in Alaska and I want both shops to do well and sell their products.

    No where have I disparaged anyone at anytime and I choose to take the high ground. My post is not pathetic - and why must this be limited to just a single brand? If more imformation the the AL Fatback was available I'd like to know.

    This is about sharing information.

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    Granted, and it was probably unnecessary of me to use the word pathetic. Your post just read a lot like ad copy rather than simple props to the 907 aluminum. And as I was upstairs drinking coffee, I thought about it and recalled at least one 907 thread that got hijacked by Fatback fans(like myself).

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    Though I'm not familiar with the "shinanigans", have to side w/ enduser on this one. And thanks for the info. I personally prefer symetrical and the AL Fatback has now moved to the top of my list.Trying real hard right now to explain to my wife why I need two Fatbikes! If the "budget talks" go in my favor, I'll be calling Speedway ASAP and getting on the list for one of these. By the way, don't let these affordable prices fool you - aluminum is not just for beginers. Ti is awesome and virtually corrosion free - but AL is quite corrosion resistant ( at least in comparison w/ steel),( done right) is plenty strong and has some great properties for frames ( light weight, damp,etc...). My hope is that these new developements will get alot more cyclists out trying the high-floatation thing that might otherwise have not. Remember, the more bikes one shop sells, the more bikes the other shop sells too.

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    No doubt! Pretty soon they'll be givin' 'em away. Or maybe two for one?

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    updates?

    any of you AK folks have some info for us?

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    Post some detailed pics of the frame already. Jeeze, some folks might have money to spend and decisions to make.
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    While the wait is frustrating, this is one of the things I like about Speedway's stuff. Seems to me that they aren't willing to jump the gun and post or make available something that isn't really ready yet. Everything's very well thought out, and there aren't any 'oops' moments or design kinks to work out after the fact. But it is frustrating waiting for the pics....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    While the wait is frustrating, this is one of the things I like about Speedway's stuff. Seems to me that they aren't willing to jump the gun and post or make available something that isn't really ready yet. Everything's very well thought out, and there aren't any 'oops' moments or design kinks to work out after the fact. But it is frustrating waiting for the pics....
    This idea is some consolation, so that is good to hear (and I hear nothing but good stuff about Greg and co., so I hope they come through)...but the waiting is tough, along with the anguish over the thought of spending the extra $1,200 on the Ti frame, which would by a lot of REALLY nice parts to outfit an aluminum model.

    The expanded options will certainly call for some comparisons, or perhaps a fatbike fest (like the local telefest, where folks can demo a bunch of skis over a day or two).

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    I was under the impression that one had already shipped. What would be jumping the gun about posting a pic of an existing model?
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    well i have the money for only one

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    pics coming

    Howdy All- I should have some pics to post tomorrow. Sorry for the delay-I just haven't had any to post. Not trying to be elusive.
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    Make them big, numerous, and taken from multiple revealing angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I was under the impression that one had already shipped. What would be jumping the gun about posting a pic of an existing model?
    I mis-read your question in the other thread. I thought you were asking about the 907 that I measured. That shipped out before I could get pics and more measurements with a wheel. Sounds like we should see some pics of the al fatback on here soon from Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Make them big, numerous, and taken from multiple revealing angles.

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    Any ETA on the AL Fatback? Will we see it this winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by akcyclist
    Any ETA on the AL Fatback? Will we see it this winter?
    Frames are just days away now. I'll post them when I get more pics/info.
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    aluminum Fatback frame pics

    Here's are pics of the 14 and 16" aluminum Fatbacks.
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    Goddamnright! I'll take one. Built like a brick ScheisseHaus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Goddamnright! I'll take one.
    never thought i'd want a hardtail.

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    Beautiful man!!! It's the fat-bike of my dreams! In fact, it looks kinda familiar...looks alot like my current FB ("show us your fat bikes" thread, page 2, post #28) save for the awesome clearance,the 165mm spacing, and the killer drop-outs. My seat post measures 18" from c-top (although I could survive a little longer); bent top-tube with a c-c length (effective) of 24" plus a hair; chain stays are slightly under 17-1/2"; wheelbase is 44"(without the Mav. compressed) And I believe the HT angle is 70 degrees - it was designed for use with the Maverick fork so it steepens up a little when pre-loaded.Unfortunatly it was built symetrical w/ a 150mm spacing and too tight of c.s. clearance for the hundreds. I won't bore you with my resulting chain line issues. Anyhow, I had a feelin' 'bout this one and started putting my down payment together when I first heard the news. In fact I called your shop and bugged a fellow for specs a few days ago. As I mentioned in another thread, I am interested in the chain stay length and axle to crown distance - although my main purpose is to be able to run the 100s (obviously w/ a ridged fork) , it's niced to have the option of ft. susp. in 29er mode ( 29er mode... one of the beautiful things about all FB's aye!). It's gonna' take a month or so of "maneuvering" but unless I lose my job or the meteor hits, I'll be in touch ASAP.

    Thanks for the great pics,
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    The 3 sizes made public so far, in one place:

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork
    Frames are just days away now. I'll post them when I get more pics/info.
    Nice, can't wait to see them! Will the new hubsets arrive at the same time?

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    I think shorter people will be stoked. I know my wife was iffy on a 16" Pugs and I'd totally get her the Fatback instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach


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    We never going to have snow where I live...never.. but these bikes are so cool

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    Can someone in the know post the axle to crown measurements for the Fatback forks? Wondering how much a Maverick SC32 would affect the geometry, it's a to c is 494. Assume 25mm - 30mm of sag for a riding a to c of 464mm - 469mm.

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    I'll post shortly Monty. I've got one upstairs on the kitchen table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pivvay
    I'll post shortly Monty. I've got one upstairs on the kitchen table.
    you have a fork and no frame? that's gotta be hard to take. thanks for posting the info.

    just found your blog again, good luck with the ankle.

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    front derailuer

    what type of front derailuer set up will it have?
    A mounting post on the BB shell or seat tube?
    Looks good!


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    An earlier teaser shot revealed this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    you have a fork and no frame? that's gotta be hard to take. thanks for posting the info.

    just found your blog again, good luck with the ankle.
    Not too bad...yet. I ordered around the time I hurt my ankle so it will still be a little bit before i can ride outside. At least I rode indoors for the first time today. Sorry I'll get the measurements in the AM.

    At least it's fun collecting sweet parts in my spare room! Hopefully I'll have a frame to hang them on before too long.
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    Fatback Fork Info

    Speedway Fatback Fork Info:
    135mm front hub
    445 A-C
    1030g uncut steerer tube
    ~130mm clearance
    Rack mounts and disc tab
    Super sexy segmented design

    Comes in any color as long as it's black...haha just kidding, ask Greg about colors. Mine's black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pivvay
    Speedway Fatback Fork Info:
    135mm front hub
    445 A-C
    1030g uncut steerer tube
    ~130mm clearance
    Rack mounts and disc tab
    Super sexy segmented design

    Comes in any color as long as it's black...haha just kidding, ask Greg about colors. Mine's black.
    thanks.

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    Which one of these does it look like (obviously not the 110 on the left or the ti on the right )?

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    I guess now comes the most important question. More important than standover clearance or tire clearance or rear hub spacing or chainline measurements or vert vs track dropouts or does it clear a Mav SC32 crown or what rack braze-ons or do you want fries with that???...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I guess now comes the most important question. More important than standover clearance or tire clearance or rear hub spacing or chainline measurements or vert vs track dropouts or does it clear a Mav SC32 crown or what rack braze-ons or do you want fries with that?

    The ultimate question to the life, universe, and everything is what colors will it come in?

    Red is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    The ultimate question to the life, universe, and everything is what colors will it come in?
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    i want one.
    I love the additional stand over clearance which is gonna be useful when you are hoping on and off riding marginally rideable trails but i hate the thought of giving up all that potential space to pack a bunch of crap in one of Erics bags.

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    Or, you could get Eric to make an extension for his frame bags that 'wraps' around the lower portion of the downtube and extends down a few inches, maybe back under the bb shell too....

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    So what is the word about delivery, fork options ( sc32? ), firm prices, etc

    I am tempted to order one of these for my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredBMOC
    So what is the word about delivery, fork options ( sc32? ), firm prices, etc

    I am tempted to order one of these for my wife.
    The frames should arrive any time now. They come with a 135 fork. Not sure how the sc32 will fit until they arrive. It will raise the bb, which you probably want in the summer. Price is $600 for the frameset. Give us a shout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork
    The frames should arrive any time now. They come with a 135 fork. Not sure how the sc32 will fit until they arrive. It will raise the bb, which you probably want in the summer. Price is $600 for the frameset. Give us a shout.
    Sounds Good,

    I'll give you a call in the AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    The 3 sizes made public so far, in one place:

    I hate to sound impatient but any chance we can see one of these girls built up or at least painted? The suspense is killing me.

    Thanks,

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    "I hate to sound impatient but any chance we can see one of these girls built up or at least painted? The suspense is killing me.

    Thanks,"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    "I hate to sound impatient but any chance we can see one of these girls built up or at least painted? The suspense is killing me.

    Thanks,"

    Very nice, Thanks for not letting me die!

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    Not sure I'm a fan of that color, but overall the thing looks super.

    What seatpost diameter?
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    How about this color?
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    Oooh yeah, big improvement.

    A few outdoor shots in natural light would give a better idea of the color options. I know Anchorage is nearly on the same longitude as us down here in Hawaii, but go ahead and wait for the sun to come up. Same time zone, different planet.

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    Smile red fatty

    allright greg, lets see that red one you are shipping to flagstaff

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Oooh yeah, big improvement.

    A few outdoor shots in natural light would give a better idea of the color options. I know Anchorage is nearly on the same longitude as us down here in Hawaii, but go ahead and wait for the sun to come up. Same time zone, different planet.

    Edit: seatpost diameter?
    31.6. My skills as a photographer are almost nonexistant, which I'm sure you are painfully aware of. We'll try to get some good shots soon.
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    Here's a pic of the red frame. Should have some completes built tomorrow for better pics. Maybe I'll find someone who knows how to shoot photos while I'm at it.
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    total domination of the fat bike market coming soon.
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    red fatty

    oh that red one is going to look so sweet ridin around flagstaff

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4154963416/" title="candy11 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4154963416_a88c0da86e.jpg" width="500" height="355" alt="candy11" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4154963092/" title="candy09 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2501/4154963092_38ee854f1c.jpg" width="364" height="500" alt="candy09" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4154201285/" title="candy10 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/4154201285_a7091b9dd7.jpg" width="324" height="500" alt="candy10" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4154200961/" title="candy08 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4154200961_cae3be9edd.jpg" width="500" height="369" alt="candy08" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4154963540/" title="candy12 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2516/4154963540_da1d07d60b.jpg" width="500" height="330" alt="candy12" /></a>

    I'm gonna go post some ti candy in the FATBACK thread...

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    Wow!

    Very,very cool. Those are really nice looking tubes. Well worth the wait I am sure.


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    I'm liking the orange.

    The red seems very sparkly, like a metal flake powdercoat. Is that just a trick of the flash and it's really ano, or did you get some powdercoated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I'm liking the orange.

    The red seems very sparkly, like a metal flake powdercoat. Is that just a trick of the flash and it's really ano, or did you get some powdercoated?
    Just more trickery from a sh1tty photographer! It is red ano. Or maybe it's the sparkle in your eye from hanging around the beaches in Hawaii.
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    No, sadly, I was just picking up my Umas on XT's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    I'm liking the orange.

    The red seems very sparkly, like a metal flake powdercoat. Is that just a trick of the flash and it's really ano, or did you get some powdercoated?

    I would call the finish satin, not sparkly. Definitely just a trick of the light.They look really good.

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    Man those are pretty!! One of those needs to be under me on the dunes next summer for sure!! Working on the "funding package"...Hopefully by January! How 'bout one in deep blue to match the sea & sky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirstywork
    Or maybe it's the sparkle in your eye from hanging around the beaches in Hawaii.
    We just landed back in Kodiak (the "northerly-most Hawaiian island" we tell ourselves ).
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    Are the frames 'here' now and readily available to be shipped to Iowa?

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    When you guys get bored, a shot of a brake caliper mounted on the nifty non-drive side dropout would be super (inside and out). The drive side/derailleur hanger shot above is a nice exposure and shows the color well. The more I look, the more I dig the orange.
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    Just went through my photos from the other night. The closest I can come to your request is a crop of the full sized version of the last photo above.
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    B!tchin Camero.

    Edit: oh, now I remember my earlier question- any sign of the new, non-Hadley hubs? Photos? Do I need to come up there with my camera in person?

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    The less expensive hubs will arrive in a few weeks. Here's a pic of the orange build.
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    Thirstywork - the rims on that bike look wider/different than the one I have seen in other pictures. Are they 70mm wide? How are they different than the one's on your bike?

    The finished bike is very nice. Can't wait till after Xmas.

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    AFAIK those are the 70mm Speedway rims. In fact, all the rims that appear in this thread are 70s. These are the 50s:



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    Bighit - you love them?
    because they are light?
    Everyone always wants wider, not sure why you want 50's on a frame that could take 100's

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    Nice clearance:





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    I cannot begin to tell you how intense this color is in real life when viewed outdoors. It's not just orange, it's Freaking Orange!! I'm in love.















    You could drive a dump truck through these stays:













    The welds were lovely, the tube manipulation impressive, the machining intricate and precise, and the color mind-blowing.



    Just in case you missed it, I loved the color:



    Must.... be... strong... *gasp* Must... not...... order................ Hadleys.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Do I need to come up there with my camera in person?
    Apparently I do.
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    Great lookin' bikes—thanks for suckin' bandwidth, Tscheezy. Lord knows it's better use of the Interwebs than hearing the latest scandal about squeaky clean golf celebs.

    Love the colors. Heck, in a pinch, I might even ride the pink one. Definitely gets me inspired to chem' bath my upcoming Baby Poop Pugs and go dayglo with it.

    Again, nice work to Greg & Company.
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    They are definitely some sexy bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Apparently I do.
    Damn you Philip, why'd you have to do that to me? I wanted one before I even got to your pics, now I'm just doomed

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    I loooove teh Orange! Which size was it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    why'd you have to do that to me?
    Your tag line is "feeding your addiction" and suddenly I'm the pusher? Hypocrite.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Which size was it?
    It's an 18", or size large, with a 24" effective top tube if I understand the sizing correctly.
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    Very few things are sweeter than a nicely welded frame with a beautiful anodized finish. Love the dropout Man, that is some good bike porn!

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    exact specs for an XL aluminum fatback??

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    So no one has ridden one of these yet? Seriously? NOBODY???
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    I've ridden with an owner of one of them, but she's not really into MTBR.

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    Hope Looks aren't everything...

    ...but apparently they're enough in some cases 'cause I reserved an orange XL Alu Fatback today. Love at first sight, and your pics are to blame. By your last shot I was breathing heavy and reaching for my wallet. Gotta get me summa dat. First time ever I've purchased a new bike without a test ride or, living in Nome, not so much as a trip to the bike shop. I wanted a ride report at least, but got tired of waiting for someone to post one. It wasn't a tough decision, really: Can't afford ti, didn't want an offset design, and didn't want steel with summer beach riding in mind. Sandman, you say? The Gobi looks nice, but buying Belgian wasn't appealing (and their website never worked and I LIVE in ALASKA). As long as it's not a total dog, I'll be happy, and in orange anodize it'll always look cool. Hopefully it'll have at least some of ride characteristics of the ti version. Thanks for your recent head-to-head review and write up, BTW.

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    Has anyone mentioned the fifteen.g cranks on the pics? Sick... custom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severum
    Has anyone mentioned the fifteen.g cranks on the pics? Sick... custom?
    Greg at Speedway had a whole run of them made. We have lots available.
    Compared to the Mr Whirlys, the weight savings, added stiffness and chainring quality make them a screaming deal for about an $80 upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    Greg at Speedway had a whole run of them made. We have lots available.
    Compared to the Mr Whirlys, the weight savings, added stiffness and chainring quality make them a screaming deal for about an $80 upgrade.
    Unreal. I guess it might be wise to start getting one of these things together. This has been the winter for it here in NH.

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    $80 over the cost of the Mr. Whirly's, right? just want to clear that up. Ain't no way that could be $80 over the cost of the bike.
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    $80 over Whirly

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    $80 over the cost of the Mr. Whirly's, right? just want to clear that up. Ain't no way that could be $80 over the cost of the bike.
    The Speedway 15g goes for $400, according to Greg; that's a $260 upcharge from the Truvativ ISIS that comes with the base bike.

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    I say about $80 because I've seen the Surly cranks for sale at a few different prices and I think we sell the 15 Gs for 400 with a bike purchase, and a little more without.

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    BLUE Al Fatback: Got pics?

    The orange is dazzling. The red appealing. And pink has its place. But so far no pics of the AL Fatback in blue. Anyone seen it? There's black too, I hear, but ano black pretty much looks the same. Blue comes in a lot of shades, though, and I'm curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis
    The orange is dazzling. The red appealing. And pink has its place. But so far no pics of the AL Fatback in blue. Anyone seen it? There's black too, I hear, but ano black pretty much looks the same. Blue comes in a lot of shades, though, and I'm curious...
    Here is a pic of the blue ano. Not seen it in person myself yet, but should be soon.
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    Blue Fatback...

    NICE!! Gonna' call mine "Bossa Nova" which translates "new one"... also one of my favorite gendres of music. 'Corse I could go with a blues motif I suppose... like maybe "All Blue"?
    "the sea....the sky....you & I.... all bluuuue"

    Thanks Guys, cant wait! This ones going to allow me to take other cyclists out for a "fat" experience! Funny how accomplished cyclists, the ones who could benefit or enjoy these things the most, are the hardest ones to bring around!

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    So I take it you like the blue, Ward?

    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    NICE!! Gonna' call mine "Bossa Nova" which translates "new one"... also one of my favorite gendres of music. 'Corse I could go with a blues motif I suppose... like maybe "All Blue"?
    "the sea....the sky....you & I.... all bluuuue"

    Thanks Guys, cant wait! This ones going to allow me to take other cyclists out for a "fat" experience! Funny how accomplished cyclists, the ones who could benefit or enjoy these things the most, are the hardest ones to bring around!

    Looks like you have one on order, too. I changed color choice from orange to blue after seeing thirsty's color sample. I'm going with a build pretty much off the spec sheet for the basic AL bike, with a few upgrades to bb (phil) and headset (cc100) to deal with the salt and sand issues from summer beach riding. Don't have the funds to bankroll much bling. Some nice builds out there, which I get to enjoy vicariously online through mtbr. How about you, Ward? Whatcha' hanging on your Fatback? If we can't ride em yet, we can talk about em, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis
    Looks like you have one on order, too. I changed color choice from orange to blue after seeing thirsty's color sample. I'm going with a build pretty much off the spec sheet for the basic AL bike, with a few upgrades to bb (phil) and headset (cc100) to deal with the salt and sand issues from summer beach riding. Don't have the funds to bankroll much bling. Some nice builds out there, which I get to enjoy vicariously online through mtbr. How about you, Ward? Whatcha' hanging on your Fatback? If we can't ride em yet, we can talk about em, eh?
    Hey Veloborealis, starting out with the 100mm rims for extra float in the sand. running a Phil bb on my current fat bike so I can use my old square taper race face 5 arm and a 20 tooth low. May do something similar with this build. Beyond that, to get it rollin' I'll probly shop on line for '08 & '09 sale stuff...some good deals out there! Haven't experianced the rigid fork w/ the 100mm rim yet so I can't comment. But I do love the Mav on my current FB. When I can afford it , I'll probly put together a mav front end w/ a speedway 70mm as an optional set-up. Good luck with your build. Looking forward to sharing picks when we're done!

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    Red Fatty

    OK so here's a couple of pics of Bertha my red fatty. This thing rides like a dream in the snow. Plus its got all the bling to get everyone looking, especially in Flagstaff Arizona where there are not more than a few fat bikes period.
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    I like it...

    Congrats on the new ride! Looks great. I hear ya' got quite a bit of snow to play in, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndUser
    I think the AL Fatbacks will appeal more toward the first time buyers and I suspect Greg will sell a boat load of these. I know lots first time buyers who are anticipating this new arrival.

    But, if you already own a Pugsly and want to drop some weight then the A-Symetrical AL 907 is a no brainer. I already know two people who up-graded their surly frames and the weight savings are indeed significant. They just swapped the parts right over and..... vala!! done. Should mention the AL 907s are all made by SAPA (Turner, Titus etc).... these AL frames are stunning pieces of craftsmenship and for $499.... the price is right.

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    Fatbacks use 165 rear hubs. The 907 and Pugs use 135 offset.

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    Finally.

    The color has changed a shade. It was sort of blood orange, and now it's Gangsta Gold.

























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    Good job!

    Really nice colour
    Are this the fatback "budget" hubs?
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    How's the ride, tscheezy?

    The new "gold" standard?

    Did you fly to Anchorage to pick it up, or did Kodiak get a big dump? Lots of questions: Is that the 20" (L) frame? Did you get it sub 30 with that build? Looks like a subtle change to the shape of the down tube from the first batch. Did Greg say why?

    PS Mine's supposed to arrive in Nome tomorrow.

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    Yep, the new, less expensive hubs. They seem pretty nice. I will have to get in there and see what the guts look like, but out of the box they are smooth and roll nicely. I count 24 engagement points. That's enough for fatbiking. I think they add ~200g per set over the Hadleys.

    I put it together and did an hour-long shake down ride. It was great. After that Rando and I did another hour together at twilight and swapped back and forth between the Ti and Alu Fatbacks. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velopax
    Really nice colour
    Are this the fatback "budget" hubs?

    Yep-those are the new hubs. The drive mech is similar to a Phil. They have four cartirdge bearings. 135mm front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis
    The new "gold" standard?

    Did you fly to Anchorage to pick it up, or did Kodiak get a big dump? Lots of questions: Is that the 20" (L) frame? Did you get it sub 30 with that build? Looks like a subtle change to the shape of the down tube from the first batch. Did Greg say why?

    PS Mine's supposed to arrive in Nome tomorrow.

    The square downtubes were going to add another four to six weeks on delivery time. Needless to say, I wasn't willing to wait. These downtubes are plenty stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis
    Did you fly to Anchorage to pick it up, or did Kodiak get a big dump? Lots of questions: Is that the 20" (L) frame? Did you get it sub 30 with that build? Looks like a subtle change to the shape of the down tube from the first batch. Did Greg say why?

    PS Mine's supposed to arrive in Nome tomorrow.
    Yes, I'm in Anchorage. It's been raining in Kodiak for about 6 weeks now and there isn't a flake of snow to be seen. It's an 18" frame (24" TT). I have not weighed it yet. It feels plenty peppy and a lot lighter than my Pugs, no question.

    Yer gonna dig yours. They ride beautifully.

    Edit: it weighs 29.89 pounds. And that was without really trying to get it light.
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    Some random shots from this evening's ride...

    Fast fat:







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    Bike looks really good

    The amount of standover on the 18" frame looks huge
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    Too much fun...

    The new blue Alu Fatback arrived this evening. Just returned from the maiden voyage on a nearby section of Iditarod Trail (...just a little southeast of Nome) and some of the lesser known local trails. Diginit, diginit, diginit! Hot diggity who needs dogs! No other fat experience. Nothing to comare it to but my old softtail mtb and by touring bike with 40c studded hakkas. Simply awesome. Winter riding options just exploded: dog trails, snowmachine trails, crusty windpacked ridgetops, sea ice like a frozen trials course. Thanks Greg (Speedway). I can't offer a comparison to the competition, but this bike is a winner. It works and it's just plain fun.

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    The Gobi looks nice, but buying Belgian wasn't appealing
    What's the problem with Belgium, mate? (*reaches for nearest torture tool*)

    Just kidding, enjoy your Fatback! Make sure to post some pics!

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    No beef with Belgium..., Orkje

    All bikers are brothers in my book. The problem is the value of the US dollar. I can't even afford your beer. Also, why jump across the pond (or the pole) for a bike when some of the best designs are coming out of Alaska right now. I mentioned the Gobi because it's a visually appealing design that I'm sure works quite well. Cheers man, I'm going to go ride my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Finally.

    The color has changed a shade. It was sort of blood orange, and now it's Gangsta Gold.


    In terms of that rockin' color, "Great minds think alike":


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    Uhhh, Mango? Looks like you might have lost a little hair in your cable stops. That's why you should always wear pants, or at least shorts, while riding.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach
    Uhhh, Mango? Looks like you might have lost a little hair in your cable stops. That's why you should always wear pants, or at least shorts, while riding.....
    Roger that!

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    Alu Fatback Art

    Image from Saturday night, stolen, without permission, from Bicycles and Icicles Blog.
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    I saw that hanging in the back of Speedway. The finish detailing is mind blowing.

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    I just spent a little time sitting in front of my sewing machine and cranked out my first frame bag. It was a seat-of-the-pants effort, but I am happy with the results.

    The finished product:







    It's a continuous coil zipper that can get pulled from either end all the way in either direction, but I designed it with the idea of normally zipping it half way from each end to the middle where a velcro divider is:



    The center divider consists of two pieces of 2" velcro, one sewn to each wall, that overlap and stick together. I can separate them and make one big compartment if I want.



    I put a small loop of bungie in against the seat tube wall that can hold a pump vertically.



    The front compartment is perfect for a bottle, and it fits a larger insulated Camekbak 21 oz bottle nicely.



    I could accessorize the pockets a lot more like adding a battery pouch for a light, or a map pocket, but I'm smart enough to quit while I'm ahead.
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    tscheezy, very nice job on the bag!
    how come no larry on your fatback?

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    Nice bag, tscheezy.

    (Did I just say that to another dude? )

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    You have some skills boy. I don't even know what a sewing machine is! Those Larry tires are hard to come by I got mine this past weekend and I like it a lot.

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    Sweeeet! Looks great, and you whipped it right out! (That was for Sean's entertainment)

    Nice touch with the bungee for the pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    Greg at Speedway had a whole run of them made. We have lots available.
    Compared to the Mr Whirlys, the weight savings, added stiffness and chainring quality make them a screaming deal for about an $80 upgrade.
    Are you guys installing any SS ones? If you are. What is the price on those. I'm considering ordering a frame, SS crank set and a rear Fatback hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drexler
    Are you guys installing any SS ones? If you are. What is the price on those. I'm considering ordering a frame, SS crank set and a rear Fatback hub.
    We do not have any single speed specific ones. I'm not sure if we will be getting any, but you should ring Greg. 907 222 1967 It is possible he can get one.

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    The Alu Fatbacks are damn close to a magic gear in 32 x 22. A half link might do the trick. I've got the demo Fatback I'm on right now set up with a DMR tensioner and like it. I did have to file a little bit of metal off of the tensioner to get it to work with the der. hanger, but not much. There are some Ti frames at Speedway with sliders. Not sure what sizes though.


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    Aluminum Fatback

    This is my aluminum Fatback. Born 04-19-10! Thank you Speedway Cycles!
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    I'll use my imagination. At least we have the date DOB. Now we are talking. I didn't know that black was an option now. I still want a blue one though. Congrats! It looks great! It reminds me of a priest I knew
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    I use microsoft paint to size my pics

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    I love my black fatback! But I have only put about 50 miles on it so far. Every time I take it out, I end up stopping so people can look at it. But I am looking forward to years of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    I use microsoft paint to size my pics
    OMFG Microsaft makes my guavas tingle with excitement!!!

    Meanwhile, looking forward to my aluminum Fatback build… could be a few months away, considering I already have three bikes and one unicycle (36er Coker “Big One”). Wife doesn’t understand the importance of owning several bicycles.
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    I hear ya LP, got a pretty blue one and some 100mm rims sittin' in the shop just itchin' to be built up... so, my oldest daughter (21) announced a couple weeks ago that she's gettin' married in July (no she's not pregnant, and he's a good guy). So, I've now bought a few dresses, ordered a cake, gotta buy beer & wine for a bunch of people (although it will be my plessure) and etc... Anyhow, needless to say, the fatback build is gonna have to wait a couple more months- bike budget temporarily got changed into wedding budget- It's all good! Good luck with your's, Mabye we'll get them done at the same time. Look forward to seein' it (and mine)!!

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    Yeah, mine is still “in the mind”, and hasn’t yet been announced to my wife yet. The idea is pending her approval. I will probably have to sell one of my pedal-powered vehicles to justify the $2000 or so to build up a proper aluminum Fatback. Good luck with yours though, sorry to hear about the financial diversion (but if your daughter truly loves the guy then I guess it’ll be worth the wait for your Fatback build since happiness rules the day).
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    I also have to wait for wife approval... maybe this fall. I was thinking about building an Alu Fatback with an internal geared hub...you know, keep the mess to a minimum...has anyone done this yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seth586
    I also have to wait for wife approval... maybe this fall. I was thinking about building an Alu Fatback with an internal geared hub...you know, keep the mess to a minimum...has anyone done this yet?
    The Alu Fatback is a symmetrical frame so you need to use a 165mm hub... I don't think anyone makes a 165 IGH yet. If your dead set on using an IGH 9zero7 makes an Alu offset frame (135mm spacing) and Wildfire makes a cool steel "Rohloff" specific frame (may be a custom order). I think the Wildfire has it's own thread on this forum somewhere.

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    Put the finishing touches on the ALU Fatback (blue) early this morning. just finished packing the rig... the Fatback, the old fat bike and the old Klein/snow-cat unit! Wife gets off work in a couple hours and we're headed for Ocean Shores for 5 days- on the Washington Coast. Few riding/skiing buddies joining us for a little sand riding "orientation" (plus beer,bbq, and beach fire). Pics & films soon after.
    Cheers everyone!

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    Ward, have fun! Best bike I own...as you know!

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    Blue one... Done!
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749980567/" title="FILE2078 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4749980567_931d474e5e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2078"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749979843/" title="FILE2076 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4749979843_8c7e09c48d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2076"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749978289/" title="FILE2068 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4749978289_caa99e3b4f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2068"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Blue one... Done!
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749980567/" title="FILE2078 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4749980567_931d474e5e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2078"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749979843/" title="FILE2076 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4749979843_8c7e09c48d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2076"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749978289/" title="FILE2068 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4749978289_caa99e3b4f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2068"></a>
    Jaw droppin' good!

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    Sweetness Ward!

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    What brand of frame bag is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Blue one... Done!
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749980567/" title="FILE2078 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4749980567_931d474e5e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2078"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749979843/" title="FILE2076 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4749979843_8c7e09c48d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2076"></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4749978289/" title="FILE2068 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4749978289_caa99e3b4f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="FILE2068"></a>
    Just shot a wad in my pants! That’s a sweeeeeeeeeet Fatback!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duece
    What brand of frame bag is that?
    Not sure. can't find a tag on it. Not sure where it came from either... ended up in my "pile" somehow. Think my dad may have picked it up at a garage sale and gave it to me a while back. Appears to be from the '80s before most mtb's had sloping top tubes. Fits nicely on the bent tube FB though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Blue one... Done!
    Gorgeous. Just right.
    I'm covered in beer.

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    Since this film is 100% Fatback, I thought it fitting to post it here too...

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    Hey ward, are you running the new Salsa Whammy bars? If so, how are they working out for you? Great bike and video, by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orkje
    Hey ward, are you running the new Salsa Whammy bars? If so, how are they working out for you? Great bike and video, by the way!
    Thanks Orkje! and sharp eye Yes, ther're Whammys... uncut! LOVE 'EM! specially on the FB. It's like holding your arms a little farther apart skiing deep powder. Used a shorter stem on this one and a 400 mm seat post w/ a 25mm offset to "kick back" a little bit. Definatly different from the "cross country" position I'm used to, but a step up for sand riding! really fun! I left 4 spacers above the stem on my first fat bike when I built it in case I wanted to raise it up. Glad I did. I'm going to raise it up, get a shorter stem and a set of whammys for it too. Vids of the 1st and 2nd rides of that trip are on the films thread.

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    More Fatback Beach Crusin'

    Here's another all Fatback beach ridin' film. This was Labor Day weekend at Ocean Shores Washington...

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    Fatback Sunset

    Just a little sunset crusin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesotony
    Image from Saturday night, stolen, without permission, from Bicycles and Icicles Blog.
    omg! i need to see more photo's of this bike!
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    wow! where can a guy see more pictures of this bike?
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    new color

    Here's a couple of shots of the new green and black frames with reflective graphics.
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    Do the frames come with the graphics already on them? I ordered a Black 18" frame with carbon fork, and I'm giddy like a little school girl to get it.

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    We can do that graphic or black on white. Carbon forks will have painted graphics in the new font.
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    Good Lord thats HOT

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    Oh boy, the black with all silver looks amazing. My blue frame is on the way and now I want a black one too . I like that green as well.

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    Yah, that green is gorgeous!

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    Lookin' good!

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    Looks like the bend in the TT is further forward now than it used to be. Or does it move forward as the frames get bigger? the bend in mine (not that it matters) is about a third of the way up the TT from the ST... this new batch looks different. Love the newer down tubes!

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    I think the larger the frame size the sooner the bend starts (measuring from the front) so that it can meet the seat tube at a higher point.

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    The new downtubes are really the original downtubes, it just so happen the downtube was changed to the round version in the 2nd'ish order due to vendor supply and changed back to hex on later orders, something like that!

    I personally like the round version since all of the other tubes are round as well. Both are awesome tho!

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    Ward, is that your fatback...

    on the redesigned speedway website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis
    on the redesigned speedway website?
    Yes. On the beach near Ocean Shores Wa. Saw some cool pic's of your's recently... very nice!

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    Nice review of a Fat Back Alu in the newest Dirt Rag, although some of the details were wrong.
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    Any guys on here riding a Fatback at 6'4"? I am trying to decide between the 20" and 22". Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    I'm 6'4" and ride a 20" frame. 36" inseam. 100mm stem, 29.5" wide bars. Come from a trials and bmx/street background, so I've always preferred my mtb frames a little on the small side. I ride a 20" Karate Monkey in the summer, and previously had a 19.5" Gary Fisher Rig that fit me comfortably as well. I use my Fatback almost exclusively for snow.

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    Thanks Sean, that helps a bit. Do you feel as if you like to ride the snow bike with a slightly smaller fit than your SS? I read somewhere that some guys like to ride one size down.

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    Nope. It's the same size. Some people are worried about the fact that you sometimes sink a little when you have to put a foot down on snow, but I've racked my balls more on my Karate Monkey than I have on my Fatback, so I'm pretty happy with the correct size for me. The fit is nearly exactly the same as my summer, xc setup.

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    Big Pink!


    I am 6'4" and this is a 20 inch, I run a set back seat post. I also have a 22 inch Fatback that will be finished being built on Friday.
    So I cant tell you the difference yet, but next weekend I can give you a run down.
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    Thanks! The pink bike looks big. What is your inseam. Can you tell me the measurement from the center of BB to the top of seat measuring along the seat tube? Thanks again

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    Sean, do you have any pics of your setup?

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    BB to top of seat tube is 21 inches. On Tuesday I can measure the 22 frame. I know the 22 inch is one inch longer on top tube than to 20, measured that yesterday.

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    How about from the center of BB to top of your actual seat (measured along the seat tube)? I'm just trying to figure out how high my seat would be to the handlebars from your pic. Just curious does the 20" feel small? Is that why you bought the 22"? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Sean, do you have any pics of your setup?

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5193172877/" title="spenardslugger1 by anrothardonn, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5193172877_b2fbf47642.jpg" width="500" height="321" alt="spenardslugger1" /></a>

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    safety first! nice pogies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockraptor5
    safety first! nice pogies...
    Safety third.
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    Safety turd??

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    safety turd

    sent to me by akgreeff himself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockraptor5
    sent to me by akgreeff himself...
    I can make you another if you like
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    The white hundies gave it away...

    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Yes. On the beach near Ocean Shores Wa. Saw some cool pic's of your's recently... very nice!

    Enjoyed the video of beach riding you posted awhile back. Looked like the same area. You were cruising! The sand looked really soft and the flotation you were getting was amazing,

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    Anyone have a pic of a 22" built up and any ride impressions?

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    Being 6'4", I would advise worrying more about top tube length than standover. You wont have a problem with either, as the Fatbacks have plenty. It's just a matter of how the bike is going to feel while you're riding it. Compare the top tube lengths of either with the tt length of the bike that currently attempts to fill the niche that you're getting a Fatback to fill. Get whichever size is closer to that measurement.

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    I got my 22" frame about a week ago. I'm new to fatbikes and still playing around with the setup, I mostly just took parts off my mtn bike to get started. Right now its incredible on flat terrain, but squirrely on steep descents unless I'm leaning so far back I can barely touch the handlebar. I'm hoping a shorter stem with more rise (currently using a 100mm zero rise stem) and a Larry up front will help with that...and perhaps me learning how to descend in soft snow. I love that standover clearance! I can show you some pictures though so you can get an idea of the sizing. I'm 6'6" with a 38" inseam. Photos don't do justice for the blue ano, it really is incredible in person.


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    You're huge, you make the bike look tiny... my girlfriend is about 5'9" and she makes mine look humongous Haha.

    I'm 6' and riding an 18"

    I chose 18" instead of 16" because I wanted the 24" top tube, I do not like long stems at all.

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    Alum Red Fatback - Maiden Voyage

    Snow will be here shortly. Went with the Fatback Hubs as well. So far so good. Speedcycles make it easy and frame and hubs got from AK to NH in short order.
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    22 inch


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    fatback carbon fork with race and nut...1.88 lbs

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    Anyone else out there riding a 22"?

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    what are some wheel options for the fat back?

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    You can run Large marge, Rolling D.,Fat Sheba and UMA's

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