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    Fat bike on smart trainer?

    I am wondering if there is a trainer (wheel on or direct drive) that will accommodate a 197mm rear end. I have a wheel set for my fat bike that i can run trainer tires on so i don't need a trainer with a super wide roller. Or is it possible to make an adapter for a direct drive trainer? I have not heard of seen anything but hoping someone has DIY'ed something.

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    I'm not aware of anything.

    You MIGHT be able to fab some NDS adapters to make a direct drive trainer work (line up the drive side) but then I'll bet it'll be rather lopsided with a fatbike and prone to stability problems. So not sure it's worth it.

    You're probably SOL for a wheel-on smart trainer.

    Might be a better idea to just use something inexpensive exclusively on the trainer.

    Rollers don't care about your wheel size or hub width.

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    Somehow a fat bike on an indoor trainer just seems wrong.
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    Or on a Not So Smart Trainer!

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    You'd be better off using rollers, or better yet, proper attire for riding outdoors
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    I'm wondering, and hear me out now before you call me cra cra, is it possible to just ride your fatbike outside?

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    Surly made the perfect fatbike rollers some years ago

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    Not to totally defend the dude wanting to ride his fat bike indoors, but some nights man, it's cold and dark and late and you want to ride your bike, without dicking around with putting on gear, cleaning the bike down post ride because the crappy WI winter streets are covered with salt. I get it.

    I also have my road bike on the trainer for nights like this.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    Here ya go.


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    You could probably make a Moonlander work--it has a 135mm QR rear axle.
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    thanks for all the answers. I do ride outside in winter but here in the twin cities they are kinda mud nazi's (rightfully so) and there are periods in fall and spring when freeze thaw prohibits the trails from being ridden. some years this can be 3-4 months combined. plus we get some wicked ass cold snaps that are just unsafe to ride in. I have a beater road bike but i would prefer to just use my fattie since it has all the high end stuff i like. I was trying to avoid kitting out another bike with seat, bars, stem and pedals to get that "Fit". shit gets expensive.

    Looks like the road bike is the best option though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefflinde View Post
    Looks like the road bike is the best option though.
    Yup. Get outside when the trails are frozen. Use the road bike on a trainer when you have to.

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