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    Still debating what to pull off the Fat Boy, if anything.

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    You kidding me? Local dealer said March of next year!

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    The bike with its Lefty is very, very nice. There are just two things I do not like on that:

    1. Cable routing is cheap and stupid done. The cables must not run internally, but they should go under the top tube. I mean look at the rear brake That is real bad done.

    2. At the rear wheel changeable and adjustable dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelies View Post
    You kidding me? Local dealer said March of next year!
    There are a few Fat CAAD's that are showing up in December for those who ordered early. Regular stock will be showing up in March.
    So, you will see a few here and there around now.

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    This is a pretty good first attempt from Cannondale. I believe the Olaf Lefty fork is going to be a big hit. The cable routing on these bikes is horrible though. I don't think I'll be trading my Mendon Cyclesmith custom build any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelies View Post
    You kidding me? Local dealer said March of next year!
    My local dealer already has one on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberduckxi View Post
    The bike with its Lefty is very, very nice. There are just two things I do not like on that:

    1. Cable routing is cheap and stupid done. The cables must not run internally, but they should go under the top tube. I mean look at the rear brake That is real bad done.

    2. At the rear wheel changeable and adjustable dropouts.
    Even the high end full suspension Cannondale carbon MTB's have external cabling. I have carbon road and MTB bikes with internal and extenal cables. The external cables are sooo much easier to wrench. The internal ones are a big headache to wrench.m

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    Should be picking mine up next week.

    Shop asked to hold onto it for a week to get some eyes gawking at it. They mentioned that EPing them would be out until March, but I didn't know non-early orders would be.

    And nothing is stopping one from re-routing the hydro hose if you see fit.
    Maybe I will do that if the brakes die and I fix them by getting Shimanos.

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    I'm going to look at one tomorrow at the LBS. This looks well speced and fairly priced.

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    I've had my Fat CAAD for a few weeks now and have done some swapping of cockpit parts to lighten it up. It's currently 29lbs. I've had 6 different fat bikes over the years and the Fat CAAD has some really good weight distribution and excellent mountain bike geometry. It can be thrown into tight turns and hopped over logs with the same ease as my regular 29er hardtail. The Lefty Olaf is also a good addition. This is my first fatty with suspension and it seems like a great dry ground handler and is definitely fun.

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    Saw a couple at Michael's cycles a couple weeks ago.

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    REI is selling them online too and you can get the benefit of the CO-OP rebate too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    REI is selling them online too and you can get the benefit of the CO-OP rebate too.
    Be mindful that, due to dealer agreements, REI can only ship these to their locations that are Cannondale dealers, which is not the whole CO-OP, and even restricted to certain stores within a market. They have a list of authorized stores on the website, but it doesn't look updated, as I know the Bloomington MN Flagship just brought in the Brand, but the other 2 loctions in town won't have them. Probably worth a call to your closest location to see if they are on the dealer list.

    disclaimer: I work for REI

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    First ride on the mammoth. 52 miles of gravel, in short sleeves.
    Much less fog this week compared to last week's craziness for central PA.
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    Excited to hit some trails on it today. Next week, Rothrock State Forest trails to see how it handles the #eastcoastrocks.

    Kinda wish I would have added some color to the rim strips before going tubeless, but it already had the tubeless tape on there, and wasn't sure it would stick again if pulled (and didn't want to pay more to re-do it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombinate View Post
    Be mindful that, due to dealer agreements, REI can only ship these to their locations that are Cannondale dealers, which is not the whole CO-OP, and even restricted to certain stores within a market. They have a list of authorized stores on the website, but it doesn't look updated, as I know the Bloomington MN Flagship just brought in the Brand, but the other 2 loctions in town won't have them. Probably worth a call to your closest location to see if they are on the dealer list.

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    Thanks. I did see that and the Denver Flagship store can get them. ETA was about 2 weeks. I looked at them today and could not get passed the cable routing below the bottom bracket.

    I ended up buying a Lg Salsa Beargrease X7 and they are building it for me now.
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    How is the Q factor on this bike? I am coming from a 170 rear spaced salsa and have reservations regarding too wide of a Q factor. I rode a Fatboy and immediately noticed the wider stance.
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    First ride on the mammoth. 52 miles of gravel, in short sleeves.
    Much less fog this week compared to last week's craziness for central PA.
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    Excited to hit some trails on it today. Next week, Rothrock State Forest trails to see how it handles the #eastcoastrocks.

    Kinda wish I would have added some color to the rim strips before going tubeless, but it already had the tubeless tape on there, and wasn't sure it would stick again if pulled (and didn't want to pay more to re-do it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFJ View Post
    How is the Q factor on this bike? I am coming from a 170 rear spaced salsa and have reservations regarding too wide of a Q factor. I rode a Fatboy and immediately noticed the wider stance.
    You wouldn't notice a difference, because the SI cranks are about the same as 4" tire/170 rear end bikes. That is why they claim narrower Q than any other bike (198mm for 1x, 204mm for 2x). The chain rings are offset a bit to clear the 4.8" tires.

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    I weighed the front bars and grips when I ditched the risers. They were a heavyish 411g.

    Assuming you will put the nexties on the fat caad?

    maybe seat post / seat. All personal preference.. not a huge fan of the upright fatbike geo.

    I will be going tubeless with the fatty stripper.

    Not really much else that can be done on the cheap.. it is a good build out of the gate.

    Has anyone removed the steerer badge / sticker?? curious if it provides a clean look.
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    Ended up ordering a FatBoy Carbon shortly after and did a complete rebuild.

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    sweet bike, congrats
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