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    Interesting New Cover For Transporting Fat Bikes

    I was looking at designing my own cover for my fat bike when transporting on my 1up rack, but then a local guy turned me onto these folks. I called and confirmed 5" tires should be no problem. I think I will be ordering one, sick of having my fat bike covered in salt.

    https://bikejacket.net/

    Bike Jacket by Jon S, on Flickr

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    $299 seems a lot to me but YMMV?
    What a perfect waste of time

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    Interesting, better than a BBQ cover flapping around eh?
    The road salt mixture that sprays sure does a number on bike parts.

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    Jon I figured by now you would be driving a little more man-ish of a vehicle, like one that fits a bike inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackWare View Post
    $299 seems a lot to me but YMMV?
    It's not chump change, but multi layer materials to defend against studded tires is a nice feature. I will know more once I get it.

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    Jon I figured by now you would be driving a little more man-ish of a vehicle, like one that fits a bike inside
    Shut up f*cker, you show me a vehicle that can fit an XL fat bike w/ 5" studded tires w/o folding down the rear seats. Not all of us are 5'5" and can fit the XS bikes in the back seat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post

    Shut up f*cker, you show me a vehicle that can fit an XL fat bike w/ 5" studded tires w/o folding down the rear seats. Not all of us are 5'5" and can fit the XS bikes in the back seat!


    Wrangler Unlimited 80/20 rear seat, still fit two rats back there and haul a fat bike. The only downside is you might have to take the top off to fit your oversized head in it, top on not no sure?

    It does fit with the top on (dropper down and front wheel off)
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    Cool Jeep...how does it look on the back of a flat bed?

    Seats have to stay up as car seats are perma planted back there. I don't think we need to talk about my man bits in a public forum bOb, we can take that talk to Pm's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Cool Jeep...how does it look on the back of a flat bed?
    Almost as good as it does at the gas pump.

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    With those fatty KO2's I'm sure it does just fine!

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    Pick up truckssssss


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    ^Roof racks too.^
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    With those fatty KO2's I'm sure it does just fine!
    You'd be surprised. I've got 35x12" Nittos on my JK that are way less smooth than KO2s and I recently got 20.1 MPG on a trip. You have to reflash the ECM to reset the shift points. But it's not bad all things considered. Fatty fits fine back there. Considering removing the rear seats completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xylx View Post
    You'd be surprised. I've got 35x12" Nittos on my JK that are way less smooth than KO2s and I recently got 20.1 MPG on a trip. You have to reflash the ECM to reset the shift points. But it's not bad all things considered. Fatty fits fine back there. Considering removing the rear seats completely.
    Wow 20.1 what gears are you running?? I do pretty aok on the hwy, city kinda sucks tho with 33's.

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    Years ago I drove a Ford E150, AKA rapist van. It was a spectacular MTB transport vehicle. Bikes were always locked safely inside. I drive a Suburban now with a T2 for bikes. I always consider doing a custom van for traveling/ biking.
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    Wrangler Unlimited=Soccer Mommy Wagon. Real Jeeps have 2 doors Actually just a touch jealous because even with the rear seat out of my TJ I can't even fit a cross bike in there.

    I like the grill cover and bungee cord method for keeping bikes clean. Nice and cheap, except the really cheap covers get brittle and crack easily in the cold.

    I would love to have a Quigley Nissan NV conversion for a bike van, but $13K conversion on top of $30K MSRP make for a pricey toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Wrangler Unlimited=Soccer Mommy Wagon. Real Jeeps have 2 doors .
    Yeah I really like the 2 door but would never be able to drive it to to a big (ish family)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xylx View Post
    You'd be surprised. I've got 35x12" Nittos on my JK that are way less smooth than KO2s and I recently got 20.1 MPG on a trip.
    I've got K02's also and like them too! I don't get nearly that good of fuel economy and never will, that Lexus V8 is just too much fun to listen too!

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    Fatbike Transport in Winter

    I picked up a Honda Ridgeline pickup last year and installed a DiamondBack SE tonneau cover and then added some Rocky Mounts Hot Rods on the front edge. Front wheels get stored in the bed.

    The Rocky Mounts Hot Rods have swappable axles to fit different hub widths & "standards"

    I haven't run this on along winter road trip yet so I like the idea of bagging the back end of the bike at a minimum.

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    The cover arrived in two days and I must say I am impressed so far. Good high quality and thick materials, nothing flimsy on this thing...way more robust then a grill cover (even the high end weber grill covers).

    But and Knard fit easy on 90mm rims.

    20181114_084443[1] by Jon S, on Flickr

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    I mean it makes sense. You tarp your snowmobile to keep the salt off, why not tarp your bike.

    Prob wont fit my 27.5x4.5s tho. Also what about studs? Will they shred it?


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    How do they handle the pedals/cranks? Padding or reinforced? Arms need to be in a particular position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Prob wont fit my 27.5x4.5s tho. Also what about studs? Will they shred it?
    Are they larger diameter then a 26x4.8? The inside is lined with the same or simlar material that you find on the heavy duty rubberized tarps at cover loads on flat bed trailers. I would assume they would up well.

    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    How do they handle the pedals/cranks? Padding or reinforced? Arms need to be in a particular position?
    They do send pedal booties to slip over, but I don't have a concern for clipless pedals as there really isn't anything sharp on them.

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