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    How much does that bike weigh?

    It just makes me laugh when someone pulls up to my fatbike and asks the question.


    But when someone looking smug at a fatbike and sneers at the fat tires. Carrying an extra 20+ pounds around their waist.

    I can appreciate a light machine.....but really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bprsnt View Post
    It just makes me laugh when someone pulls up to my fatbike and asks the question.


    But when someone looking smug at a fatbike and sneers at the fat tires. Carrying an extra 20+ pounds around their waist.

    I can appreciate a light machine.....but really?
    Plenty of fat roadies have questioned my judgment in choosing to ride a fatbike for riding on flat level ground. I just laugh, as I wait for the light to turn green while trackstanding, and do a drag race style start to totally blow them off the line. Equally entertaining are all the skinny-legged DH young boys who get really edgy around my bike, sort of like an insecure feeling comes over them.
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    I love passing people on the fatty, get some good looks lol.

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    The weight becomes irrelevant once you start riding it offroad. Everything that's heavy on a fatbike is something that is contributing to an enhanced performance where it's needed.

    It's only when you have to lift it over a high fence that it becomes a nuisance.
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    At ~34 pounds my Mukluk 2 isn't much heavier than a lower-end FS 29er.

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    It's funny when they find out my Fat bike weighs the same or less then their stock skinny tired mountain bike. Of coarse what they don't know is it costs 3 Times as much to build it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    It's funny when they find out my Fat bike weighs the same or less then their stock skinny tired mountain bike. Of coarse what they don't know is it costs 3 Times as much to build it.
    I think fat bikes are quite reasonable when compared to a nice FS frame that costs $1500 to $2600 for the frame/shock and $800+ for the fork.

    Fat bike frames and forks are similar in cost to most rigid MTB frames. High end hubs cost about the same, so the only real cost difference is the rims and tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    I think fat bikes are quite reasonable when compared to a nice FS frame that costs $1500 to $2600 for the frame/shock and $800+ for the fork.

    Fat bike frames and forks are similar in cost to most rigid MTB frames. High end hubs cost about the same, so the only real cost difference is the rims and tires.
    That's why I said stock skinny tired bike. It's pretty normal to see a low end $600 bike wiegh 30-34#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    That's why I said stock skinny tired bike. It's pretty normal to see a low end $600 bike wiegh 30-34#.
    I forgot about true budget bikes. I can't remember the last time I saw a $600 bike on a trail. The only place I see that type of rig here in the PNW is in the city doing commuter work.
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    [QUOTE=bubba13;8788591]I forgot about true budget bikes. I can't remember the last time I saw a $600 bike on a trail. The only place I see that type of rig here in the PNW is in the city doing commuter work.[/QUOTE

    It's all good that being said siting next to my 907 is a Niner ht that cost me twice as much to build as the fatty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    I love passing people on the fatty, get some good looks lol.
    It makes me faster for a a few minutes....good call, it's the best passing when getting an opportunity to pass a 'rider' when I'm on my fat bike.

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    Honestly, i was really surprised at what i could do on my Mukluk too. It really takes spending some time on them to see how amazing they are.

    And they are amazing.

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    Just a few fat bike q's. Is a 25lbs. fat bike doable? Does a Ti fat bike save much weight? Maybe only 450 grams on a "normal" bike. Everything else, except rims and tires are the same, right?
    Thanks in advance...

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    Weight 907 SS 26.74lbs

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    think my fatbike weighed 41lbs when i last had it on the scales.........think it was wearing its tool bag then, though i have racks and other bits added since then too!

    im a big believer in losing weight from your body rather than the bike, get fitter to push that fatty where you want it to go!
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