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    Fattie Rumors

    heard these?

    Kona may have a Fatbike next year.
    Mukluk with come in three chooses.$1600 Base,$2400 Upgraded with Rolling Darryl's and a Ti.

    Let the gossip began

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    Would be interesting to see what kind of twist Kona would throw into the mix...

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    I'll call it now:
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    The Mukluk rumors are no big leap to believe. I have thought since the first I heard of the Muk that a titanium version would be a no brainer.

    Different spec levels on certain models are also are hinted at by what we know already as well, so it wouldn't be a stretch to see that coming either.

    In fact- I'm willing to bet the bigger Salsa dealers already are aware of all of this.

    As for Kona, well, it is possible. They have shown a willingness to chase niches, (cargo bike, 29"ers), in the past, so why not a fat bike?
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    I wonder how exact a copy of the Ti. Fatback the TI. Mukluk will be. oh wait,.....

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    when is the Fat Cargo bike arriving?
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    Is it me or do the dropouts on the new Fatback steel frame look like the ones I have seen on a Gunnar Rock Tour? Could a Fattie from Waterford be on the way??


    https://fatbackbikes.com/blog/wp-con...-2-Jan-111.jpg

    https://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/rock-tour/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenrexellyn
    Is it me or do the dropouts on the new Fatback steel frame look like the ones I have seen on a Gunnar Rock Tour? Could a Fattie from Waterford be on the way??


    https://fatbackbikes.com/blog/wp-con...-2-Jan-111.jpg

    https://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/rock-tour/

    You mean like the one they custom built waaaaayyyyyyy back in 2004?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    when is the Fat Cargo bike arriving?
    In ti???
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    Anyone think we'll ever see more choices in tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB
    Anyone think we'll ever see more choices in tires?

    I wish Kenda or Maxxis would get into the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    We HAVE to. How many bikes are being made around just 3 tire offerings...


    Not likely, but possible. Tire molds and equipment for tires the size of the endo/larry are VERY expensive, and Surly isn't likely to let Innova use the molds they paid big bucks for to make tires for just anyone..... Can't say I blame them.

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    Unfortunately, the rim width is going to have too much influence on the tire width to get a tire anywhere near that tall in a narrower size. Tires naturally want to assume a round shape. If you keep, say, a 70mm rim, but switch to a tire with the same 4" sidewall, but only 2.7" wide tread, you're going to end up with a 2.7" wide tread with .5" of sidewall sticking out on either side of a round profile tire. I think you would have to switch wheelsets regardless....

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    I Love the Endo's and the Larrys for different reasons, just hope they keep them BOTH available!!

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    Rumor has it Beaver Sports in Fairbanks is jumping into the Fatbike fray.

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    Is there any reason that they can't do a kevlar bead? It would be nice to chip away at the weight a little. Does Surly take pride in making everything heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Is there any reason that they can't do a kevlar bead? It would be nice to chip away at the weight a little. Does Surly take pride in making everything heavy?
    Have you tried a 2.2" tire? Much lighter. I'd like to see stiffer sidewalls. Not concerned about weight at all.

    I'm not really excited about more frames, but it'll be fun to see standards develop as more companies and their engineers join the fray. I'm interested to see which rear spacing/offset configuration, if any, wins out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLONG
    Have you tried a 2.2" tire? Much lighter. I'd like to see stiffer sidewalls. Not concerned about weight at all.

    I'm not really excited about more frames, but it'll be fun to see standards develop as more companies and their engineers join the fray. I'm interested to see which rear spacing/offset configuration, if any, wins out.

    Sorry I didn't mean to offend any Surly owners.

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    I think there is plenty of room for both offset and non-offset snow bikes to exist. They both offer a neat way to enjoy this big footed bike. Just one can offer a slightly less expensive way into the fun and a wider selection of hubs (specifically IGH)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    I don't think there is anything left to be desired in the wide sizes and that leaves the other end wide open. A narrower tire...
    Say wha....??

    I can think of plenty of situations where I was stymied by not enough float.

    I can't think of a single situation where I was stopped by too much float.

    Heck, I wouldn't say no to a 6 or even 8 inch wide tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    when is the Fat Cargo bike arriving?
    Could do cargo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Say wha....??
    ...Heck, I wouldn't say no to a 6 or even 8 inch wide tire.
    +1

    I suspect 8" is the magic number. It would probably be about 3x the contact area so the ground pressure would be dramatically reduced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Is there any reason that they can't do a kevlar bead? It would be nice to chip away at the weight a little.
    The tire I have in mind would be about 3.25-3.5" width and have a folding bead.

    Either that or a >4" width with a folding bead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Sorry I didn't mean to offend any Surly owners.
    Ha ha, you made me insecure.

    Kevlar beads would be nice, but stiffer sidewalls would allow lighter tubes and maybe even tubeless. A real weight savings.
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    If kona jumped into the game I would seriously consider trading in my beloved Unit and go full fatty. Kona, are you listening? Tubeless fat tires would be awesome although I've had no issues with flats or anything yet, a little extra weight in the tire wouldn't matter and I would assume equal the weight of the tube, if not lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot
    Is there any reason that they can't do a kevlar bead? It would be nice to chip away at the weight a little. Does Surly take pride in making everything heavy?

    They made a few folding bead Endos. We had one at the shop last year. They weren't much lighter and I'm told they weren't planning on bringing them to market anytime soon.
    They would still be nice for people that are doing long expeditions and wan to carry a spare.

    I'd like to see something with a really huge tire, but I'm pretty sure we'll just be looking at a 29er fat tire and maybe belt compatible dropouts. Unless it's a 5 plus inch 29 tire, I'm not too excited.

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