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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    Just figured I'd post this since it's the first I've heard of it and I couldn't locate an existing post. This seems to be their attempt to make a more wallet friendly fat bike (A definite trend this year among fat bike manufacturers). My LBS pretty much only carries Electra and Scott bikes, which is why it caught my eye. I can't find definite pricing on it, other than a UK site which is listing it for £1199, which would put it south of $1900.

    Since the Big Ed didn't exactly wow people at a price of $3000, I'm not exactly holding my breath for this one to knock anyone's socks off.

    Personally I think that for that price, the specs are underwhelming. I leave that judgement up to you folks though, as I'm not exactly experienced in these things. (Call me Jon Snow, because I know nothing)


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    Seeing as how my name is Jon, I instantly became very excited to read about the bike. When I discovered it was a low end budget bike, I remembered why I really don't like Scott.

    Thanks *****.

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    This bike is $1599 at my local shop. That is one heck of a spec for the money. Budget bike? Not really. That would be a $1000 bike. I would consider this a really solid bike at this point. Comparable to bikes costing $500 more. I have been shopping and it looks really good on paper for stuff under $2100

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    When I posted this, the listing price was around $1900. For $1500 it's not bad.

    I still think for the price, it won't be my choice. I'd rather have SRAM over the Shimano xt, but that's personal preference.

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    This looks like a really good value. I see nothing wrong with the spec. The chainstays are too long for me but for $1500 everything else looks good as is usual from Scott.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soarftb View Post
    This looks like a really good value. I see nothing wrong with the spec. The chainstays are too long for me but for $1500 everything else looks good as is usual from Scott.
    465mm CS!?!
    Yowzah!!!

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    That looks like a pretty sweet value to me. Thru axles at both ends, Shimano brakes, XT rear derailleur, can handle the big tires. That thing should sell really well I would think. Think about all that value compared to what $1,500 used to buy you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    465mm CS!?!
    Yowzah!!!
    Yeah they are going to get the snow/sand bike packer market rather than the agile trail market with that geo, but with the 4.8" tires that is probably what they are going after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soarftb View Post
    Yeah they are going to get the snow/sand bike packer market rather than the agile trail market with that geo, but with the 4.8" tires that is probably what they are going after.
    Definitely.

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    I will be getting a scott big jon next week. it wont come with a xt rear der.the scott big jon bike Im getting from brimstone bikes in canal fulton ohio has a slx rear der.they have another big john and it also has a slx rear der. that stuff happens all the time with bike companies changing specs but it would be nice to have the xt scott showed online. I test rode the bike for 30 minutes and was shocked how great it rode. it felt lighter than I thought it would after looking at the huge 4.8 tires. I like the shimano brakes, tires,short syncros stem,rims and for the money its hard to beat the rest of the components on the bike. its no big deal but I don't like the syncros bars, grips or saddle and the bike comes with no pedals. the first things I would like to do is buy a seat,riser bar,grips and pedals. also I would like to get rid of that huge front derailuer as I don't need many gears.its a nice bike and for the price the only other bike in the 1600 price point I did consider was the jamis roughneck which is almost ready to hit the bike shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soarftb View Post
    Yeah they are going to get the snow/sand bike packer market rather than the agile trail market with that geo, but with the 4.8" tires that is probably what they are going after.
    I ordered a Big Jon, sort of sad about thinking of the nimbleness of it with that chain stay, but at the same time I already have a super aggressive 29er hard tail... So at least this will deversify my line-up.

    In Canada this bike is selling for 2100$

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    465. wow.

    I had a Giant AnthemX 29 with 18.2" chainstays (462mm) and it felt like I was steering a semi through tight/twisty/technical trail sections.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Man that is a sweet bike, the Big Ed is really nice too!

    Though get ready to be QR shamed by all the fat snobs around here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerteeuwen View Post
    I ordered a Big Jon, sort of sad about thinking of the nimbleness of it with that chain stay, but at the same time I already have a super aggressive 29er hard tail... So at least this will deversify my line-up.

    In Canada this bike is selling for 2100$
    Don't sweat it man. Geo is only numbers, you never know until you ride it. It should be a great ride for Canada and it is a really sweet looking bike.

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    Heres some pics of my 2016 scott big jon. I have lots of pics if anyone wants more let me know.the bike is awesome.rode 25 miles today and the only complaint is the uncomfortable syncros scott seat.my rear end likes a wtb saddle and Ill be getting one along with some other upgrades and post next week. I did have the rims drilled and put schrader tubes on OH THE HORROR ! sorry but I hate presta valves.it was exactly 33 lbs on bike shop scale but its because of the schrader heavier tubes.I hope to get some light weight Schrader tubes in the future but they are hard to find.q tubes is coming out with a lighter Schrader tube for fat bikes I read somewhere.
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    What size of frame is in the picture?

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    Its a medium. Im 5'10" and its just about perfect.no way I could of got a large. not sure if a small would work as my feet would probably touch the front tire at times while turning.the chainstay doesn't bother me and feels and rides fine. I had a breezer Jetstream 29er which had just about the shortest chainstays ever on a mountain bike and I don't notice much difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Its a medium. Im 5'10" and its just about perfect.no way I could of got a large. not sure if a small would work as my feet would probably touch the front tire at times while turning.the chainstay doesn't bother me and feels and rides fine. I had a breezer Jetstream 29er which had just about the shortest chainstays ever on a mountain bike and I don't notice much difference.
    Sweet, nice to hear about the chainstay feel.

    I have an XL on ordered.

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    You will really like the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    You will really like the bike.
    Do you have a close up of how the thru axles look?

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    Why do i keep thinking of a Port-o-Potty when i read Big Jon

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    Looks sweet, BIGFAT29, congrats on the fatty.
    it's a challenge some of us are ultimately worthy of.

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    Thru axles

    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Looks sweet, BIGFAT29, congrats on the fatty.
    Heres some more pics. I think of the old song big jon , big bad jon by Jimmy dean.
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    Sweet, thanks for the pictures! I have been super curious about the thru, axles, should definitely give the bike some rigidity. I really like the placement of the rear calliper as well.

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    Thanks tyriverag.

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    I got my fat Jon yesterday, I haven't really lowered the psi anything crazy yet but from what I have lowered it too... Insane amount of traction and I really love the roll over of the wider tire.

    I come from riding 700c cross and 29er so I'm used to the roll over, but with the larger contact patch on the bike its roll over is super fun!

    I am 6' 5" and the bike is an XL and it fits good though I have the seat post near its limit and I could have done with a Bit higher of a bar height though i do run my 29er with an inverted stem so I may not change anything about it.




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    My big jon is all tires.Ive been riding with the pressure a little towards the high side as I ride not only dirt trails but a lot of pavement.it still handles good even with higher pressure.have you thought about riser bars? it seems to me that riser bars come up into your hands instead of going down to grab the flat bars. sounds crazy but it works for me.I bought some answer pro taper riser bars and cut the bar down to the size I like and they work great. I never buy seatposts longer than 367mm long but if someone makes a good post over 400 mm that would be a good option for you.
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    Scott big jon upgrades pics. I just put on a answer riser bar, wtb volt saddle,wtb tech trail lock on grips,straitline fixed seatpost clamp , new wellgo magnesium pedals and a raceface chainstay protector.its turning in to a real hillbilly ride. I bought a Thompson seatpost but don't like it Ill be selling it.if anyone with a big jon is getting rid of their stock syncros seatpost let me know I would be interested in buying it. Im still looking for lighter Schrader tubes and will be getting rid of the front der and converting to 1x10. I need help on that anyone know whats the best size raceface narrow wide ring to put on ? I don't need many high gears but I need at least one pretty low granny gear.I have a xt shadow plus 10 speed medium cage clutch rear der to put on but I don't want to mess with the cassette. since this thread is new I am going to load up some extra pictures to get the great value scott big jon fat bike some exposure.
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    Why did you not like the Thompson seatpost? Are you sure you want to convert to 1x? I quite like the low gear the way they have it set up.

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    The Thomson post is light but fragile as I have a bad habit of overtightening things so I worry that Ill break it. I tend to change saddles for different times of the year and its going to be a hassle for me with the Thomson. maybe its ocd , Im just lazy or the Thompson is to high end for a hillbilly like me . its a great seatpost but not for me. the last 2 29ers and fatbike I had made me realise when I ride I end up using about 3 to 4 gears only so I thought why should I keep all the gears.
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    Scott big jon 1 x 10 conversion done with pics. got a xt cassette,xt shadow plus clutch medium cage rear der,raceface narrow wide 32t ring, a longer chain and just for looks a raceface bashguard. I thought the bashguard looked better but it wasn't needed.I also bought a wolftooth gc 42t large sprocket but didn't need it .with the 32t it has enough granny gears even one I would probably never use. WHERE ARE THE OTHER PEOPLE WITH THESE COOL SCOTT FAT BIKES ? I guess tigerteeuwen and me are the only ones that bought these really cool great value scott fat bikes.if anyone out there bought one lets see some pics !
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    I promise no more pics for awhile as Im a pic hog.by the way I was a little worried about going to a 1 x 10 but it works better than I ever thought it would. I don't know if a 30t ring would of been any better for me the 32t works great. the slx stuff I took off wasn't very heavy because it didnt drop much weight.

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    The green does the bike no favors in my opinion.

    Also, these guys seem to be allergic to budget friendly bikes. I understand that a person gets what they pay for, but if the only options are "no bike" or "budget bike" you know which one I'm going for.

    I was somewhat interested in the bike, but my local Scott dealer is a compete turdwad and I'd hate to have to 1) buy something from him and 2) deal with him if anything goes wrong.

    I'm glad you guys are getting so much fun out of them and even happier that the 1x10 swap went so well. Wouldn't it have been better if they'd offered a 1x10 for slightly less in the first place?

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    This is not a budget Fat bike but a budget priced fat bike.scott has had some overpriced bikes in past years I remember the terrible cranks they used to spec mountain bikes with ugh but that isn't the case anymore.I got it for 1500.00. it has thru axles, the best fat bike tires you can get, great raceface crank,dt swiss rims (with syncros name) shimano hydraulic brakes but most important the bike weighs a little over 32lbs without pedals all stock.a specialized fatboy one step up from the lower end model doesn't even have thru axles and costs 1995.00 and weighs 34 lbs.scott dealers the ones I have been to are smaller but there are a lot around just find the right one. a bike like the big jon is going to cost about 2 grand or more from another bike company.1 x 10 drivetrains are the in thing a marketing ploy that makes bike companies more money. more money for less parts but to get the in thing it costs a lot more so its fun to get a deal on some parts and do it yourself.one thing for sure is the 1 x 10 is the best thing since the 29er and it really works. 2016 is the year of the green fat bike .green isn't my first choice and dam battleship grey ? but for the lower price on the bike I might ride a pink one if that's what color scott decided on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    ...WHERE ARE THE OTHER PEOPLE WITH THESE COOL SCOTT FAT BIKES ?
    Yup I got one last month

    Haven't taken any pictures yet. It's dark & wet in the UK this time of year and the bike is kind of dirty as well. Have got some used bits on it Thomson carbon bars + X4 stem & seatpost. 1x10 with a RF N/W 36T

    Bought it to ride around my local trails which are technical and undulating and I'm impressed. Flies uphill and corners like a motorcycle. There's a good choice of fat bikes in the UK now they are no longer niche. Looked at most of them but Big Jon was the only one that hadn't cut any corners. It is what it is - no horrible parts and no pointlessly blingy parts. A balanced bike

    Keep posting the pictures yours is the only other one I've seen

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    Those are great looking bikes IMO, I absolutely the green accents and the spec is top notch for the money. If I were buying a fatbike today, and had a limited budget, this, or a Farley 7, would be at the top of my list.

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    Im glad you like your bike for the money and parts spec it is spot on.how do you like the 36t raceface ring ? one of the owners from the bike shop I bought my scott big jon from also has a big jon fat bike and he loves it.

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    Farley 7 very nice bike I agree.

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    It was dry(ish) at the weekend so I brushed most of the dirt off:
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    Thomson bars feel good:
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    My other bikes are 1x something and after riding the Scott around for a while and not using the little ring I took it off. The front mech extender didn't look too good anyway so its days were numbered. Nice touch that the cranks were single-ring ready no need to buy shorter bolts.

    I feel as though I'm still in the new-bike-honeymoon period and I'm trying not to be a fat bike bore and enthuse about it but it has recalibrated my riding brain and thin bikes just look and feel all wrong at the moment.

    Happy days

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    I like your Thomson stem, post and bars nice touch.what size is your narrow wide ring ? nice bike. when I saw a 29er for the first time it looked kinda strange then I got one and 26 inch wheeled bikes didn't look right anymore.now that I have a fat bike not even 29ers look right to me.
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    Thanks bud it seems we have similar tastes in fat bikes. I got my 26" FS out at the weekend looked at it and just thought 'no' it looks like a child's bike. Can't see me riding it again in the near future Big Jon has really messed me up

    How is your XT mech & cassette? I've got a few scrapes on the SLX but it still works OK. Have got some RT-81 rotors and a Saint shifter to fit.

    The RF N/W is a 36T. I've got a 34T on my other bikes but Jon just seems to roll along a lot easier so I stuck with the 36.

    Where do you ride your bike? I live over 100 miles from the beach and am not particularly fond of snow but we have a lot of rubbly rooty woodland trails nearby. The JJs work really well around here - lots of traction without being draggy.

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    the xt cassette and xt rear der are really smooth but I have to say the slx wasn't bad and I probably could of just put the narrow wide ring on and not of bought the xt stuff. I did get a really good deal on the xt stuff and it rides like the 1x10 was factory and came on the bike. Ive been riding on anything dirt trails,paved towpaths,even neighborhood streets.the tires have done great on everything on the trail and roll pretty good on the paved stuff. I clean and detail the bike all the time because I hate to leave dirt and mud on it and let me tell you those green tire liners are really tough to clean ! cant wait for some snow to see how big jon does. thanks for sharing info and posting pics of your cool bike max gnarcore.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon



    Time to post in a topic about my own bike. The bike has been good, I struggle with tire pressure still since I mainly use my bike for commuting to work, trying to find a mix / balance of tire comfort to speed ratio for getting to work on time in the morning and taking my time on my ride home.

    I am getting more used to the wider Q factor, and it's starting to feel like just another bike to me.

    Only quirks with the bikes were a few stiff chain links, but they have seemed to work themselves out.

    I have over 264km on my fat bike already.


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    ^^ woh snow

    The weather here has been apocalyptic during November with strong winds and heavy rain and the trails are awash. Your bike looks clean bigfat29 i wished mine looked the same.


    Still enjoying the climbs and the easy-rolling nature of the fat tyres although I haven't ridden a rigid bike for years and an unexpected drop aggravated an old injury so I'm riding cautiously right now. Might have a look for a Bluto in the new year.

    If anyone fits new parts or rides anywhere interesting please post some pics

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    I picked up a Big Jon this past week, I couldn't leave well enough alone and ordered a riser bar for it.

    I can't find much info on the wheelset, anyone know if they are tubeless ready?

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    I can't remember where I first saw this, but the rims are supposedly rebadged Alex Blizzerk 80s:

    Alexrims - cycling wheels

    Unfortunately, I haven't come across anything about running blizzerks tubeless (except one site that seemed to suggest that they were unsuitable because the joint is pinned and not welded). I'm new to tubeless, so I'm not sure if that's sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyyoung3 View Post
    I can't remember where I first saw this, but the rims are supposedly readied Blizzerks
    That appears to be correct. I did throw on a Maxxus FBR, tons of clearance. Now we just need the snow to return.

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    Just got this Bike.
    I'm 5'7 barefoot, I usually ride Medium but I got the Small one. Still fits good though. just a little cramp than my usual bike. Great value bike

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    thanks for posting a pic of your awesome bike Nice ! I haven't seen a small size big jon frame yet. it looks cool with the more angled down top tube. remember if its a little cramped a longer stem might help as the big jon comes with a short stem.cool bike !

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    Just ordered my wife the small "Big Jon".....she tried one out over the weekend on the snow trails and loved it. Not a bad spec for the price short of ordering another Motobecane generic like mine.....(Bluto, X9, BB7 etc.).

    The spec on the Scott is very decent for $1500 compared to the Fatboys etc.

    Shimano SLX and Deore is fine for a snow bike, hydro brakes are fine as well, I prefer the BB7 in the snow and cold but I'm sure we will be fine with these.

    Race Face cranks and all the Synchros spec are decent vs. 100% generic BS you see on others for $1500-2100. Like the tires as well, I'm running the Snowshoes that came on my Lurch and have been happy with them but I think the Big Jims will be real sweet.

    Where we ride, there is no way you are going to enjoy a 1x Fatty......I ride 1x9 on my other 3 bikes during the summer and in the snow, you need that granny gear on the steep slow stuff to avoid sweating too much in the cold.......sure you could hammer up in the 32-36 big ring but why?
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    Test rode one of these today and was pretty impressed with the whole package. Shimano hydros, front and rear thru axles, 150mm front hub width.

    I was able to ride it through about 5" of snow and on hard packed snow and found no fault with the tires at all.

    Compared to the Farley and Fatboy, it seems Scott put together much better package at a lower price IMO.

    Maybe one day Trek and Specialized will discover thru axles on bikes below 2k.

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    Cool bike daveanchii I hope you enjoy it. I think the smaller frames accentuate the fat tyres my XL Jon doesn't look *as* fat

    By way of an update although I like the grey/green paint I'm not too fond of the green accents on the components so I've been replacing them. The bars/stem and seatpost where the first to go and more recently I've replaced the green rim strips with black. The wheels aren't completely murdered out because the edges of the holes in the rims are still bare aluminium and they look good in a stealth kind of way. Will post some pics when it stops raining and I have chance to clean the bike. Last month was the wettest UK December in over 100 years and January has started off the same.

    Have also fitted some rather nice RT81 rotors. If you change the rotors take care with the front lockring because you'll need to re-use it. It's an external-splined lockring that needs an HTII BB tool to remove it because it has a larger diameter hole in the middle to accomodate the 15 mm thru axle. The steel lockring looks rather workmanlike against the sublime aluminium carrier of the RT81 but when the wheel's in place it's not noticeable. No issues with the rear the 12 mm axle allows enough clearance for a cassette removal tool and the rotor is a straight swap. Again will post some pictures when it stops raining.

    Have also re-routed the brake + mech cables to give a smoother run around the headtube and bought a digital pressure gauge. 9 psi in the front and 10 in the back works great on my local rubbly wet routes.

    One minor hiccup with the bike was that the mech hanger bolts worked loose. I noticed the gears weren't as crisp as usual and after a closer look I found that the two little bolts that hold the hanger onto the frame were quite loose so I tightened them up and all was well. Maybe worth checking as they are quite small.

    Happy new year everyone

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    I think I'm about to pull the trigger on one as well. I've done a couple of test rides on it, and aside from the full rigid aspect, I'm totally sold. I'll probably make a couple of minor tweaks, like some ergo grips and maybe a saddle change. The grips were hell on my hands even on short rides.

    The only thing I did wrong was do a test ride on a Scott Scale 710 Plus (they didn't have the 720 which is comparable in price to the Big Jon in stock). What an incredible bike. I could totally rock a 27.5+, but considering the 720 Plus wont be here until April and the price difference between the two gets me 2/3 of the way to a Bluto, I'm pretty sure that I'll go the instant gratification route and pick up the Big Jon in the next 48 hours or so. Pics inbound if it pans out.

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    smart decisions. the big jon is a wise buy. don't forget if you get a chance put some pics of your new bikes on here.

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    So, if you want the Big Jon I would buy now.......shop called and said Scott is out of small Big Jons so if you need a small and see one at the shop, buy it. If the run on smalls is any indication of how well the medium and large will sell.....they nailed the parts group for the price point on the Jon.

    The good news is they cut me a deal on a small Big Ed for the wife instead :-)
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    Nice bike boondock ! thanks for posting the pick.

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    Nice pic. I've got the medium from the LBS here at the house on an extended test. Unfortunately, no snow. We're in the 50's & 60's still (and we don't get snow), so I've been beating it up on the local trails. Technically it's been beating me up. I think I've gone soft from riding with front suspension for too long. The addition of a Bluto would make this thing just about perfect... yes I know the Big Ed has one... but has a price tag to go with it.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon



    Commuting to work today, a little kid with his mom remarked as I rode by "look mommy, a motorcycle." A pretty funny start to the morning.



    Bikes been really good, I know the tires well and have the pressure sorted out by feel for the different types of riding I am doing. So far I have changed nothing, but I do have some riser bars on order to try out. I think I have about a 5" difference between top of seat and bar.

    Have rode about 600km on my Scott Big Jon so far.


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    Some serious snow there folks!

    Great pictures

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    Awesome pic tigerteeuwen.looks like its sno problem for your scott in the snow.the winter here in ohio has been way too mild and still no snow.but to be honest I don't mind that bad its just the big jon is wanting to play in the stuff.thanks for posting.

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    -9F at the trailhead

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    Picked up the Big Jon on Friday. Fortunately I was able to get it at their Christmas price, $1359. I thought that was pretty freakin' fair, and it sealed the deal between getting the Big Jon now, or waiting on the Scale Plus which was due in April. (The Scale Plus is a sweet bike). Did a small ride with some simple single track and I really like the way this thing handles. Found a small rock garden here near the house... man... at my age and skill level, fat was the way to go. I think a Bluto is in order for the type of riding I'll be doing, but that'll be a month or so out. Fortunately the Felt Q20S will be here at the end of the week for my little riding buddy. I'm ready for him to be able to keep up... mostly.

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    -9F = -22C

    It was around +9C here in England at the weekend and it had ACTUALLY STOPPED RAINING

    The trails were a little moist but otherwise conditions were pretty good:
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    That's a great deal for a big jon.you are gonna love the bike.

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    -9 is too cold for me brrr ! nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by River19 View Post
    So, if you want the Big Jon I would buy now.......shop called and said Scott is out of small Big Jons so if you need a small and see one at the shop, buy it. If the run on smalls is any indication of how well the medium and large will sell.....they nailed the parts group for the price point on the Jon.

    The good news is they cut me a deal on a small Big Ed for the wife instead :-)
    I've been told Scott is out of the XL's too. Any idea when they'll get more? Next time you're in the shop, see if they have an idea. Thanks.

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    My son's Felt should be in any day... when I go to pick it up I'll try to remember to have them check.

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    Jon and Ed

    We picked up my wife's Big Ed on Saturday and the shop said the Jon has been hot as heck this year as far as sales and mentioned they are getting to the point where almost every size is out to order from Scott.....he shop I was at had a few in medium and a decent rental fleet of mediums with some rentals already spohem for at the end of the season ($400 down now pick up in mid March).

    Love the Ed.....we put a couple great rides on it in some awesome snow conditions this weekend....

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    I picked up my Big Jon a week ago and have 4 rides on it now. Loving every minute on it. I added a Thomson seatpost and Bontrager seat I had laying around, dropped a few grams and was more comfortable. The extra width of the 4.8 tires track and float so much better than my old bike with 4 inch tires on it, makes riding through the deep and soft stuff so much easier.

    I'm planning on going 1x. I'm not using the big chainring at all, even on the decents, just don't get going fast enough to need it.

    I'm trying to decide between just taking the front derailleur off and taking off the big chainring and replacing it with a bashguard, my low gear would be 22x36.

    Or, do the Wolftooth/OneUp style conversion. I use this on my mountain bike, with a 30t NW up front and 42t granny on the back. The gearing for my riding around here is perfect. But, this is the more expensive option, needing a new rear derailleur to complete the conversion, plus the NW chainring and the 42t.

    Has anyone done both and compared the differences. Pluses and minuses of each? Are there any chain line issues with either?

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    I did the 1x10 on my big jon but I bought a narrow wide raceface 32t ring and xt clutch type rear der with a xt rear cassette.I also bought the wolftooth 42t but it rubbed the rear der pretty bad. then after adjusting and dialing the 42t in I didn't see the need for it so I took it off and sold it. I have enough granny gears without the wolftooth 42t. I didn't really need the xt cassette since I didn't use the 42t as the stock cassette doesn't come apart to remove the 17 cog for the 42t.to sum up all I would of had to buy was the narrow wide ring and clutch type der to make it work or have a perfect chain line.I ended up leaving the xt cassette on as its a little better. oh and by the way the upgraded xt rear der is a little heavier than the stock slx rear der that came with the big jon go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skogorbet View Post
    I'm trying to decide between just taking the front derailleur off and taking off the big chainring and replacing it with a bashguard, my low gear would be 22x36.
    Yeah this would be the most economical solution. FWIW I swapped the 36T for a 36 NW and binned everything else and it works fine even with the standard non-clutch SLX mech.

    Not entirely sure how a bigger range would work out. My mech has had a few strikes and the gear hanger has come loose and the gears have really suffered as a result. They seem less tolerant than the gears on my other bikes that have similar setups

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    Thanks for the replies. I pretty much need the low gearing for the rides I do. I am always in the 22t up front, and mostly in the 34/36 in back when I'm climbing. I never use the high gears, don't really need them. A 1x3 in my case would probably be just fine. On my mountain bike I'm running a 30t NM up front with the 42t in the back, and it's about perfect. I do need a really low granny. Good to hear the non-clutch rear derailleur has been working, I could try that out a bit before making the switch.

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    I got a question about the tire clearance on my wife's new Ed with the Kenda Juggs 4.5"

    So hopefully these come out ok....

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    Lovin' this bike more and more every day. What a great riding bike!

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    No snow here in Middle England it's a balmy 13 C at the moment. Obligatory bike-leaning-against-tree pic:
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    Enjoy the Big Jon, Scott has put together a couple really nice Fat offerings this year.
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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon



    I have been running a riser bar on my big Jon with a thicker lizard skin north shore grip and it has been very comfortable, as you can see my seat is quite high (XL frame) imagine the bar offset if I did not have riser bars.

    I have about 800km on the bike now, so far everything has been really good. I would recommend his bike to anyone.


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    Cool pic !

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    Any usa big jon owners have a oem syncros black with green seatpost they decided to take off because they upgraded the seatpost ? Im looking for a like new or mint one to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Any usa big jon owners have a oem syncros black with green seatpost they decided to take off because they upgraded the seatpost ? Im looking for a like new or mint one to buy.
    Yep, I've got mine that I removed before I even rode the bike. PM to make arrangements...

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    thanks will do pm and thanks for your reply.

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    Got a riser bar and some ergon grips

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    Nice. Those Ergons are on my list as well. The factory grips might as well be emery cloth but I'm getting used to them.

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    I getting one of these babies tomorrow. Anything I should watch out for or upgrade?

    Unfortunately I won't be able to ride for a few days, I crushed my finger, right at the end of my shift at, work today.

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    DOH! For me for my type of riding I'm considering seriously in investing in a dropper post, and after my last trail ride I think a Bluto is definitely in order (I was planning on it anyway). Other than that and the aforementioned grips, I've been pretty happy with the stock config. Then again, I'm not the hard core rider that a lot of these guys are.

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    This bike doesn't "need" any upgrades. It rides great right out of the box. But, I've changed some stuff around to suit my needs a little better. Thomson seatpost and a Bontrager seat that I had laying around. I also put on some 780mm riser bars that I had with a Crankbrothers riser stem that brought me into a bit more of an upright position that I prefer. I also put some ODI lock on grips that I prefer for bigger hands. I am in the process of changing to a 1x drivetrain as I never use the big ring, so I am removing those extra bits that I'm not using. So, nothing really upgraded, just a bit of customizing.

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    Great bike from the start but the seat and grips were the first to go on my big jon. a riser bar really helped me for the perfect comfortable cockpit. I now have a dent free seatpost thanks to skogerbet.

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    I picked up my Big Jon today as well as 200 grip studs, a sweet set of Sixty platform pedals and set of riser bars. I can't wait to hit the trails.
    As soon as I resize my pictures of the bike I'll post them up.

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    cool. looking forward to the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    DOH! For me for my type of riding I'm considering seriously in investing in a dropper post, and after my last trail ride I think a Bluto is definitely in order (I was planning on it anyway). Other than that and the aforementioned grips, I've been pretty happy with the stock config. Then again, I'm not the hard core rider that a lot of these guys are.
    None of us actually ride, we just drink beer and argue online.

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    Did someone say beer ?

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    As above Big Jon has a good spec out of the box - part of the reason I bought one.

    The stock grips are a bit grim but everything else is pretty good. Like many folk I changed the bars & stem and made it 1x10 out of personal preference.

    Brakes have impressed me for such budget stoppers they work very well. Wheels and hubs while not the lightest spin easily and have stayed true. I even like the stock saddle

    Have ridden it a lot since October and apart from a loose gear hanger which may or may not have been my fault it takes our apocalyptic UK conditions in its stride and comes back for more. Have got some XT bits on standby for the Spring time when it hopefully stops fricken raining

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    Morning all

    Has anyone weighed their Big Jon? I haven't but just wheeling it in and out of the shed it doesn't feel too heavy maybe 30 lbs or thereabouts

    Just wondered if anyone had put theirs on the scales

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    I stopped by the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport (Maine) the other night and they had the Big Jon for $1,500 and the Big Ed for $2,200. I thought they looked nice for bikes and it was certainly a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dilligaff View Post
    I stopped by the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport (Maine) the other night and they had the Big Jon for $1,500 and the Big Ed for $2,200. I thought they looked nice for bikes and it was certainly a good price.
    That is a very solid price for an Ed. My wife loves hers.

    $1500 is about what the Jons were going for early season too.....so not as great a deal there in my opinion. Nice bike for $1500 however
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    Mine weighed at the shop before I took it home, with pedals was 32.3 lbs.

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    My scott big jon is set up with 1 x 10 drivetrain has light pedals , light seat ,riser bars cut down but has heavier Schrader tubes.it rolls out at 32.5 lbs.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    I am seriously consider getting a Big Ed. Is there any reason to be concerned about the pressfit bottom bracket? Seems like hundred millimeter bottom brackets are the "standard".i'm trying to decide between this bike and a specialized Fatboy or surly Wednesday with the bluto

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    Besides the scott fat bikes which are both great Consider the jamis roughneck fat bike or the felt line of fat bikes.the specialized fatboy line to me is pricey for what you get.the surly Wednesday is pretty cool but its 35 lbs without a bluto.the jamis is 1600 bucks not bad specs and its great looking with the internal cable routing and one piece welded fork but Im a scott guy. you can probably get a good deal on a bluto fork if you end up with a non front suspension bike. bottom brackets shotim smackets tumato tomato its all good.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    Thanks for that. I'll probably just end up going in on the Scott big Ed. The dealer is not that far from me, and there is not a Jamis dealer with 90 miles. The nice thing about the big ad for me is that there won't be much tinkering. I've been building my own bikes and working on my own bikes for 13 years, and I think I'm ready to buy a complete bike and be done with it. The big ed near me comes with Kenda juggernauts and not the jumbo Jim's. Both sets of tires seem like they're pretty good. Has anyone studded the juggernauts for winter riding?

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    For those of you that have gone tubeless on the big john, my buddy has one and I will be helping him to go tubeless soon. We will be using the sunringle tape. The question I have for you guys is could we use the original rim strip or will the tape not adhere to the rim strip causing eventual failure? If that is the case will I be able to use the sunringle rim strip 60mm to cover the spoke holes? Thanks

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    Here is my new Big Jon in all it's glory;
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    Sweet ride !

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    Big Ed in my bike room.

    Needs pedals. I have some temporary pedals t get a ride in soon, but in in the market for some pinned flat pedals. I'm probably going to get some fenders on it too.

    I really like the ride (on my test ride anyway).

    Depending on how the first few weeks go, I'll likely stud these 60 tpi juggernauts and buy the 120 tpi tires for the summer.

    Cheers to all

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    Got all the shiny new parts on and out for a ride. Even though my low gear is 26x42, I still could have used something lower. Trails were fast and packed, the bike performs flawlessly.



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    First ride on the Big Ed

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    Nice bikes ! thanks for posting.

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    Thanks fellas 32-33 lbs sounds about right. Seem to recall the front mech and shifter weighed around 350g

    Cool snow pictures folks how long before it's gone?

    No snow here in Middle England it hasn't rained for 5 WHOLE DAYS and the trails are drying up nicely although they're cut to bits in some places. Currently very sunny and about 5 degrees C so pretty much perfect for this time of year. Happy days

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    My picture was taken at 10,200 ft, there will be snow there until mid-June. The mountains behind are close to 14,000 ft, my house sits at 8,500 ft. I have a few more months of riding in the snow.

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    Yikes! Those are proper hills skogorbet

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Cool snow pictures folks how long before it's gone?
    There's usually snow here in Montana from early November to late March. Higher in the mountains, it'll stick around until May.

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    First trail ride.
    I love the lock out on the fork. I felt like descents into softer conditions were helped by the fork not locked out, not because the downhill was bumpy, but because the fork could compress somewhat when it hit the softer and deeper snow at the base of the hill and pop on top of it rather than diving into it.

    The tires rode great- juggernaut sports 4.8.

    I need studs- flirting with studding these tires or getting some ver tire snowshoe XLs.

    Everything else just worked for me. It is a great ride.

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    Very cool big ed zinzinnati.thanks for posting.Im thinking about a bluto in the future but being my bike is a big jon with the heavier wheels the bluto will add lots of weight. the big ed with its better wheels and components can have a bluto without being heavy.

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    Another beautiful day on the trail

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    Can anyone tell me if I buy tube Sun ringle rim strips that they would be ok to cover the rim

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    The OE green tape is about 75 mm wide it covers the whole width of the rim.

    I got some Surly Clown Shoe tape and some fat bike rim tape from On-One they both work fine. The Surly tape is a plasticky woven material not unlike the OE tape whereas On-One's is rubbery and flexible

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    looks like fun skogorbet. only 6 inches of snow so far here in ohio (not normal el nino)and that's for the whole winter. Im going to the higher elevations of pa or west va to ride in the next week or so I cant wait ! it looks you are in the ideal place to live and play.

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    Hi Guys from down under....
    I came across your forum whilst searching for some info on the Big Jon.
    I was originally looking at a Wheeler Savannah ( very cheap here but well spec'd )or a Spec. Fatboy but the way our dollar is against the USD....... too expensive at the moment.
    I live 3 blocks from the beach and am looking at mainly beach/sand riding .
    Managed to pick one up 2nd hand, but never ridden for half price .$ 1200.00 aus instead of $ 2400.00 ( things are expensive here....)
    The bike is usually specd here with XT rear but this one only has SLX. For the price though i am happy to put up with it.
    Its coming to the end of Summer here and we have about 25 -30 degrees C days here
    ( 70 - 90 f ) so its perfect beach riding weather.
    I will post some pics once i get the pedals on and take it out on the weekend.
    The earlier threads you Guys posted made up my mind that the Big Jon was a good thing.
    Cheers

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    You are gonna love the big jon fat aussie.wise buy and best bang for the buck not to mention the lightest weight at this price range.the fact you got one used at a good deal is a bonus. don't forget to post some pics when you get the chance.g'day mate.

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    Big jon long term review on singletracks.com

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    You are gonna love the big jon fat aussie.wise buy and best bang for the buck not to mention the lightest weight at this price range.the fact you got one used at a good deal is a bonus. don't forget to post some pics when you get the chance.g'day mate.
    Greg heil just posted a long term favorable review of the scott big jon on feb 26th at singletracks.com

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    First Ride

    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-20160228_193747_resized.jpgNew Scott fat bike: Big Jon-20160228_193825_resized.jpgNew Scott fat bike: Big Jon-20160228_193806_resized.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    You are gonna love the big jon fat aussie.wise buy and best bang for the buck not to mention the lightest weight at this price range.the fact you got one used at a good deal is a bonus. don't forget to post some pics when you get the chance.g'day mate.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Had the bike out for the first ride Fri night .
    Struggled a bit until i let the tyres waaaaay down. Will need to buy a gauge next.
    Got the bike for a good deal but am hoping its not too small. I am 6'1"and its a medium which is the same as my previous Yeti 575..... I am just at the limit of the standard post and seems OK. I will get some riser bars next . Overall position seems good.
    I have a Scale 29 er in a large which is a bet of a stretch .
    What rise bars are most of you riding ? 20 mm , 30 mm ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Greg heil just posted a long term favorable review of the scott big jon on feb 26th at singletracks.com
    Scott Big Jon Fat Bike Long Term Review | Singletracks Mountain Bike News
    good review but we knew that anyway

    Sick bike Aussie hope you enjoy it. A digital pressure gauge is essential imho. I'm 6'2" and have an XL Jon with a flat Thomson bar the OE bar was a bit too sit up and beg for me

    Finally got round to fitting the XT cassette I've had since Xmas:
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-xt-fitted.jpg

    50g lighter than the OE Deore
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-deore.jpgNew Scott fat bike: Big Jon-xt.jpg

    Apologies for the SLX mech I have an XT on standby but CBA to fit it

    But I did swap the comfortable-but-heavy OE saddle for a Race Face Atlas I wasn't using. 350 g vs 200g so just under 0.5 lbs lighter in total

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    Nice bike fat aussie ! Im 5' 10" and was thinking for a while that the medium big jon I bought was a little too big. after some adjustments and riding for awhile I think the medium was the right size for me. if your worried about the seatpost length you can buy a longer seatpost and with a higher rise riser bar it might feel a little better. you better watch out riding the big jon too close to the water a great white shark might want to take a bite out of those big fat tires.

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    Every little bit counts max gnarcore.

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    Spring has sprung here in England perfect conditions over the weekend = lots of riding.

    Big Jon continues to hoover it all up New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-image1.jpg

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    Same here Max. The weather was incredible this weekend. We're supposed to hit 90 today It hink.

    What are the specs on your bike? Looks like you've made some changes. Different rim strips or did you actually go tubeless? Bars? 1x crankset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    We're supposed to hit 90 today It hink.
    90 would be nice. It's about 10 degrees C here but at least it's stopped raining

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    What are the specs on your bike?
    It's fairly standard tbh

    I wasn't fond of the all-over green accents so the rim tapes are Surly Clown shoe. I get a puncture about as often as Xmas so I have some Schwalbe freeride tubes in there to save a bit of weight.

    The cranks are standard with a Race Face n/w and XT cassette

    Thomson stem and seatpost. I did have a Thomson carbon bar but it wouldn't stay put even in the X4 stem so I've swapped it for a Renthal FatBar Lite which is solid. Race Face Half Nelson grips

    Saddle is a Race Face atlas and rotors are RT-81s

    I haven't weighed it but I guess it's 2 or 3 lbs lighter than standard. The front mech and everything that goes with it was around 350 g and the OE saddle was 350 g so even accounting for the Race Face saddle there's a pound right there.

    What bike(s) have you got Kingfisher

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    Oh hell man, I'm not serious like most of these guys. I got the Big Jon hoping for a "do all" that might help make up for some of my technical shortcomings and so far it fits the bill nicely. I've got a Felt road bike (flat bar) and the Big Jon. My other bikes are too old to mention. The Big Jon is still stock, but I hope to order the Bluto for it this week. After that a dropper post and I think it'll be just about right. I'll try to post pics with the the Bluto on once it's done. It'll look like the Ed of course... mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    I got the Big Jon hoping for a "do all" that might help make up for some of my technical shortcomings
    Yup +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher2011 View Post
    The Big Jon is still stock, but I hope to order the Bluto for it this week.
    Would be interested to know how you get on with the Bluto. I was going to get one but after riding an On-One with a Bluto I was surprised how little difference it made. Keep us posted

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    I've been riding a big Ed with a Bluto. I decided to go the Ed route vs the John route because of the deal I got on the bike. I like the Bluto. As a bit of background, I have been riding a rigid single speed for the past 13 years, so I do appreciate a rigid and light bike. I wanted the Bluto because I had noticed as my tires for bigger on my single speeds, I was getting more rebound from the front end. I waned to dampen the rebound I expected from a 4.8 tire..

    So far I am happy with the decision. I'm sure the front end is heavier, but it is not burdensome on the trail. I was playing with the lockout when we had snow and I think the fork helps with transitions from hard pack to softer snow because the fork aloes recoil of the tire rather than pushing the tire into the soft snow banks. This was most noticeable at the bottom of our short New England hills as the soft snow collects at the bottom before the transition to the next climb.

    I hope this helps.

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    Anyone know if Scott might offer a full carbon high end Fatbike for next year?

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    I finally got round to fitting the XT mech and Saint shifter I've had since Xmas. The original SLX mech had been working fine but our apocalyptic UK mud and a few scrapes had taken their toll. Taking it off I noticed the hanger was bent inwards 1-2 mm so I straightened it up.

    From the outside the XT and SLX mechs don't look that different but on the inside the XT has an alloy actuation arm whereas the SLX is pressed steel and the XT mech has holes in every plate whereas SLX is all solid. The XT jockey wheels are nicer too and the non-clutch version is very reasonably priced.

    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-img1.jpg

    At the other end the Saint shifter is a masterpiece compared to the original Deore. I read somewhere it has bearings for the all-metal paddles and it feels really good. imo the absence of a gear indicator cleans up the bars as well.

    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-img2.jpg

    The new shifter and mech went on easily with 6 feet of SP41 outer. I set the XT screws the same as the SLX and it worked straightaway, it just need a quarter turn at the shifter. The Saint shifter has a very tactile feel you can feel it moving the mech into postion between clicks and the actual 'click' itself is curously satisfying.

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    The Big Jon gets a Bluto

    Well I just got it back from the shop and here it is. From the couple of quick rides I've taken I think the Bluto is going to be exactly what the bike needed for my terrain and riding style (aka poor). It rides great. Some actual real trail time will be more telling. Now I just have to figure out how to adjust this thing. The fork on my hybrid doesn't have all this.

    One question and possible issue. The fork on my hybrid is completely rigid when locked out. The Bluto is not behaving that way. It appears to behave as it should when unlocked, but when locked it still moves an inch or so? It definitely stiffens up, but it's still got some travel. A quick MTBR search indicated a possible low oil level? Is that likely on a brand new fork?

    Apologies for the photography. Not my specialty.
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    ^^^ play is normal on bluto lockout.. it will never become fully rigid...

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    Excellent. Good to know. Thank you!

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    Looks good Kingfisher, very purposeful

    A few questions if I may

    How much travel does your Bluto have and is it an RL or an RCT3

    Does the front end feel much heavier
    How much clearance is there around the 4.8 JJ (pics please if possible).

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    I didn't want any geometry issues so I tried to spec it like the big Ed. That and price was a factor. I went with the 100mm with the remote lockout, non-RCT3. I'll snap a pic and put it up after while but the forks have plenty of clearance. Probably 3/8" in the tightest spot.

    I didn't really notice much difference in the front end at all in terms of the weight but the bike is so beefy anyway. *shrug*

    I did a group ride today with some local folks and did 8 miles of rocky rooty single track... wow... what a difference. The Bluto takes almost all of that sketchy downhill bounce out of the front end and gives back a lot of control. I didn't use the lockout at all while up out of the seat and putting the power down in flat areas and I think I was slower as a result, but any loss in speed was made up for 10x in control. Now if I could just get better at squeezing this fat bastard between tight cedar trees.
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    Clearance pic. This is with the stock 4.8 JJ's. Sorry for the background clutter, I grabbed this photo real quick on my way out of the garage this morning. The gap at the 10:00 and 2:00 isn't quite as visible in these photos but it's uniform all the way around. Same as at 12:00.
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    Thanks for posting kingfisher201. your big jon looks awesome with the bluto. its none of my business but I sure was curious how much the bluto cost and to have the shop put it on. if you don't mind telling us big jon owners would appreciate it.very cool bike again !

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    BIGFAT29 I had a local shop do it, Bicycle World aka "Jack Adams". I've got a relationship with those guys and they're good folks. Not the closest shop, but close enough. I ordered the fork from Cambria and it was $479 shipped. They were a little slow to ship but other than that, the transaction was smooth. Took 2 full weeks to show up. Bicycle World did the install for $37 in about an hour. I think it took me longer to drive across town (twice) than it did for them to install it.

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    Thanks kingfisher201. that's a pretty good deal. I want a bluto for my big jon maybe in the future it will happen.

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    Many thanks for the pictures

    BTW I weighed my XL Big Jon at the weekend and it was dead on 14 kg or just under 31 lbs which I think is not too shabby

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    Max that thing sounds like a lightweight! I wish I was that lucky. I figured that in stock trim the Big Jon was somewhere in the 34 lb region and pushing 37'ish with the Bluto? I was in such a rush to get the bike home on Friday that I completely forgot to have them weigh it at the shop. Sub 31lbs is darn trim as far as I'm concerned. That'd be about like a heavy 29'er with front suspension.

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    Yeah a few 100 g here and there soon adds up

    The OE bars/stem/seatpost/saddle all good stuff but really heavy
    Same for those Tourney centrelock rotors they're like drain covers
    Front mech/shifter/granny ring 350g
    Schwalbe SV13F inner tubes half the weight of the SV13Js
    50 g on the cassette

    All little things but easy to swap

    I don't know if you've taken both the wheels out but the frame itself is surprisingly light.

    I realise fat bikes and weight saving aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence but for me the bike flies. I borrowed a friend's Strava a few weeks ago and after 27 miles on dirt I gave it him back with
    46 PBs
    1 KOM (admittedly a niche segment)
    half-a-dozen top 10s and about 20 top 100s

    I think the weight is a factor but I'm not entirely sure why the bike is so fast. it could be the size (probably my first bike for years that isn't slightly too small) or the momentum of 30" tyres. Or something else lol

    Anybody else find their Big Jon flies along?

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    With the tires pumped up my big jon is very fast for a fat bike.compared to my mongoose vinson fat bike I just sold its much faster and free wheels far better than the vinson. For those who don't know the mongoose vinson is not a department store bike and was a pretty good entry level fat bike at 36 lbs. I know it sound crazy but the big jon feels faster than my breezer Jetstream sport 29'er. maybe its the schwalbe's.

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    Glad it's not just me

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    I just purchased my first Ft bike and after looking at several, I am happy to say I bought the big Jon and after first ride I was stoked about it, now if we could get some rain to stop in Michigan

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Glad it's not just me
    Nope. Assuming the Topeak gauge is accurate (undecided) at ~7PSI my JJ's are pretty well firmed up and that's how I ride them when i'm out doing dirt path with the kiddo or just screwing around doing some cardio. Unfortunately, I don't air them down nearly enough for trail work and traction suffers. When they're aired up though it is indeed a very quick rolling bike... for a bus.

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    4.0 JJs

    It's still raining here in England but this time of year it dries up pretty quickly so the trails are more dry than wet. Have also been out on the thin bikes a few times and rediscovered the 'joys' of tyres that dig in rather than float along. With this in mind I got some 4.0 Jumbo Jims to see how they performed now the trails are drier but still loose and rubbly.

    The 4.8s weighed in at 1239g which I think is pretty good for a tyre that size:
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-4.8.jpg

    The 4.0 are lighter but not that much:
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-4.0.jpg

    The 4.0s went on easily they are a bit baggy like the 4.8s. I used the SV13F tubes I've had since January. They're half the weight of the 13Js and I've had no problems with them. Have been out on the 4.0s quite a few times and I have to say they're a bit of a mixed bag.

    Disadvantages
    * the 4.0s don't roll anywhere near as good as the 4.8s. At the same pressure there is a noticeable drag like tight wheel bearings. Ease off the pedals and the bike slows whereas the 4.8s just kept on going. Coming down on the pressures helps but there's a fine line between rolling resistance and squirming. Have got them at 7/7 f/r. 6 psi feels squirrely 9 feels like dragging a boat anchor. With the 4.8s I rarely checked the pressures they felt good all the time.
    * the 4.0s don't sound as good as the 4.8s. That brobble-brobble sound has been replaced with a whiny drone
    * the smaller tyres have lowered the gearing. Even with a 36T up front I can wind it up in 9/10 on the flat without too much difficulty and spin out on the descents

    Advantages
    * the bike is a lot more agile with the 4.0s. My local loop has some tricky switchbacks and corners with trees on the inside and outside and the bike is much easier to thread through these tight gaps
    * there's a lot less bob with the 4.0s. Difficult to describe but there's a noticeable absence of 'bounce' through the bars/steering it feels more like a thin tyred bike.
    * the bike is lighter by about 350 g but this is negated by the increased drag

    Looks? Hmm...
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-img_2.jpg

    Plenty of clearance front and rear:
    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon-img_1.jpg

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    So far I'm not sold on the 4.0s. Am going to experiment some more with the pressures and maybe combine one of them with a 4.8

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    Max how do they do when they get wet? I think it's the knobby spacing on the 4.8's but after a creek crossing I've got to be crazy careful with the 4.8's or they slip something awful. Fortunately I know what to expect so I take it slow and make some small circles on the bank before I try to ascend out but it still gets hairy from time to time. Admittedly I probably also need to drop the pressure by about 1/2 but I prefer the quicker rolling 90% of the time vs. absolute traction when I need it 10% of the time.

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    Hi kingfisher if you mean wet as in stream crossings I'm as careful as you so for me the 4.0s feel the same as the 4.8s. If you mean wet as in mud we don't have much in the way of qulaity mud it tends to go from watery slick mud to full-on swamp conditions in a matter of hours so again not much differerence both tyres slide terribly in off-camber conditions.

    But this weekend I was able to ride in more consistent conditions and rode some distance without altering the pressures. I think I have the 4.0s dialled at 8 psi f/r. There's still a hint of dragginess but surprisingly it seems to come from the front whereas the back rolls along just fine. The 4.0s are very good in the twists and turns and on more technical trails. The steering feels sharper and there's noticeably less bob than the 4.8s

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    Hello folks what have you all been up to

    Got any good rides in and/or upgrades? Would love to hear what other Big Jon riders are up to

    Mine is pretty much sorted (for me). The 4.0 JJs have turned out to be a good choice if a little more pressure-sensitive than the 4.8s. The rest of the bike is fine have put some miles on it (80-100 mi/week off-road) and all I do is feed it brake pads, lube the chain occasionally and it's good to go. So much less faff than the FS.

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    So, what's the consensus on setting up the wheels for tubeless? What does the bead profile look like; round or square? I'm thinking about buying one, but want to be able to run tubeless and I can't find a ton of info about the wheelset on this bike.

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    Great conditions here in middle England IT HASN'T RAINED FOR OVER A WEEK!

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    Of course it hasn't rained over there. The weather has been all England'esque here!!! It's been rainy and wet here for over a month. Apparently this was the wettest May on record... ever. Happy that the lakes are full and the yards are green, but I'd sure like to be able to get back out on the bike.

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    How's it going folks

    Any modifications or rides to talk about or is your fat biking season over?

    Nothing to report this side of the pond the bike is pretty much perfect for me. I had toyed with the idea of swapping the Hope brakes off my other bike but tbh there's nothing wrong with the 396s.

    I got my annual puncture the other day. It was more of a split in the tube than a puncture because the tyre had been losing pressure very slowly over a period of weeks. Anyway I parked up, got back on, rode for a few 100 m and the rear was completely flat.

    The tube had split 2-3 cm on the outside but the good thing about SV13s is they're easy to fix. I twisted the tube in the area of the split and zip-tied it off. Put it back together and after 100-120 strokes with the minipump we were good to go.

    The only problem was the tyre hadn't seated completely where the repair was so instead of the usual brobblebrobblebrobble sound I rode the 8 miles back to base accompanied by a throbbing WOM-WOM-WOM that I could see and feel through the back end.

    Put a new tube in when I got home and all was well again

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    Max, Fat bike season is never over. winter,spring,summer or fall all you have to do is ride ! I love riding this bike. I put some more hillbilly green stuff on my bike will post pics to promote the big jon fat bike thanks scott bikes .
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    2016 scott big jon fat bike more photos

    more of my big jon pics .sorry the pic hog is back. hope you guys don't mind me posting.
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    A few more scott big jon pics

    picked up some green grips , green wtb saddle and some green syncros decals. its getting loud and busy.
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    FYI waxing the matte dull paint

    just a heads up if you want to keep your big jons factory matte dull coat gray paint non glossy don't use car wax. I waxed the bike after a good detail and the paint is now glossy or shiny. the wax rubbed the dull coat away. and no more pics for awhile thanks for letting me post .
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    Seriously green bf29

    Mine is more dust coloured

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    4.0's ?

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    Mine is more dust coloured

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    thanks for dusty pic max. are those the 4.0's on your bike or 4.8's ? it doesn't look much different if 4.0's.

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    They are indeed 4.0 JJs

    In that particular picture they don't look much different but there are some other pics here New Scott fat bike: Big Jon - Page 6- Mtbr.com you can probably see they're noticeably narrower

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    Hi People! Long time lurker, wanting a Fat bike. This thread got me looking at the Big John, and I found one locally for stupid cheap and bought it last weekend! I haven't had much time to ride it yet, but buzzing around the nabe, popping over curbs and scaring dog walkers has been a blast! I'm a roadie--which is, you know, *serious*, lol--and this fatbiking is like being a kid again! Can't wait to take it out on the sand!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me the info I needed to finally pull the trigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    Hi People! Long time lurker, wanting a Fat bike. This thread got me looking at the Big John, and I found one locally for stupid cheap and bought it last weekend! I haven't had much time to ride it yet, but buzzing around the nabe, popping over curbs and scaring dog walkers has been a blast! I'm a roadie--which is, you know, *serious*, lol--and this fatbiking is like being a kid again! Can't wait to take it out on the sand!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me the info I needed to finally pull the trigger!
    You are gonna love your big jon fat bike congrats on buying one. its nothing but fun ! the serious road bike guys look at me when Im riding my fat bike and just shake their head but they don't know how much fun riding a fat bike is or do they ?

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    I remember reading page 6 awhile back great info. your bike still looks bad ass with the 4.0's

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    You are gonna love your big jon fat bike congrats on buying one. its nothing but fun ! the serious road bike guys look at me when Im riding my fat bike and just shake their head but they don't know how much fun riding a fat bike is or do they ?
    This one does now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    I remember reading page 6 awhile back great info. your bike still looks bad ass with the 4.0's
    Why thank you

    Just to give you some idea there is probably 15-20 mm clearance around the chainstays with the 4.0s.

    I prefer the narrower tyres at the moment because it's mostly dry here. My local loop has some chicane-like tree gaps which are a not too much of a problem with thin tyres but require pin-point accuracy with fat tyres and I need all the help I can get

    Having ridden them for a while I don't think the 4.0s are any better than the 4.8s, just different. They make the bike feel less fat in a good and bad way.

    BTW Hi Wheever post some pics when you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post

    BTW Hi Wheever post some pics when you can
    Hi Max! I'm trying to post a pic from my stupid iphone, but that crashes safari. I'll upload one when I get back to civilization.

    I'm down on the Jersey shore with my GF and her boys, and she told me I could only bring one bike...so I brought my road bike. Looking at these wide beaches, I wish I'd brought Big Jon!
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    Ah that's too bad

    There's not much sand where I live but there are some sandy/powdery stretches and when it completely dries out I've been amazed at how well the fat bike goes through them. Instead of digging a trench and stopping it just carries on as if nothing's happened. Astonishing after a lifetime on thin tyres

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Fat bike tires faster than 29" tires in some conditions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Ah that's too bad

    There's not much sand where I live but there are some sandy/powdery stretches and when it completely dries out I've been amazed at how well the fat bike goes through them. Instead of digging a trench and stopping it just carries on as if nothing's happened. Astonishing after a lifetime on thin tyres
    I just picked up the new august mountain bike action magazine and there is a article about fat bike tires being faster than 29 inch tires in certain cases .its on page 20 hard tales and talks about a few guys in Michigan that say with proof that the fat bikes they have been riding are a touch faster than their 29er bikes. mba talked to ned overend and the founder of pivot cycles about this and they agree . its because of softer tires rolling over rough terrain adds more momentum. lower tire pressure and more tire volume help a lot also. of course this is only for some certain trail conditions. I noticed this when I first rode my big jon and others on this forum also thought that the bike rolled faster that they thought it would.this should make hard core bike guys who make fun of fat bikes a little ticked off.

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    It is fast there's no doubt about it.

    My local loop has lots of Strava segments. I'm kind of sub-average on a thin bike 600-700th on most segments out of 1400-1500 riders. Where am I on the fat bike? Top 100 most places top 60 on many of them. One KOM out of 40 riders and several similar top 10s which I think is pretty fricken good on a rigid fat bike.

    The fast guys are seconds ahead on a 3 minute descent. I'll never catch them but I'm up there in the same league playing the same game. i didn't buy it to be fast but it is.

    The terrain is mostly dirt/sand and pool-ball size pebbles. I believe that the rolling diameter and width of the tyres has a disproportionate effect in these conditions compared to thin tyres, and this is why it's so fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    It is fast there's no doubt about it.

    My local loop has lots of Strava segments. I'm kind of sub-average on a thin bike 600-700th on most segments out of 1400-1500 riders. Where am I on the fat bike? Top 100 most places top 60 on many of them. One KOM out of 40 riders and several similar top 10s which I think is pretty fricken good on a rigid fat bike.

    The fast guys are seconds ahead on a 3 minute descent. I'll never catch them but I'm up there in the same league playing the same game. i didn't buy it to be fast but it is.

    The terrain is mostly dirt/sand and pool-ball size pebbles. I believe that the rolling diameter and width of the tyres has a disproportionate effect in these conditions compared to thin tyres, and this is why it's so fast
    I concur max your spot on.

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    Glad someone else is enjoying their fast fatty

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    So here's a pic of my new Big Jon at the beach last weekend! (No, I wasn't riding it in that soft stuff. lol.)

    I that Selle Italia road saddle I had around on it, and a mis-matched bottle cage that was ditto. I'll either get a matching cage, or spray that one to match. I'm not sure if I'll keep the saddle on there, because it's a little hard. I couldn't ride the saddle that came with it, because I need a cutout.


    I took it out and rode down the beach to trail and into the woods. I should have taken a pic of the tracks on the harder sand, they were awesome! People were totally confused, seeing a bike go by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    So here's a pic of my new Big Jon at the beach last weekend! (No, I wasn't riding it in that soft stuff. lol.)

    I that Selle Italia road saddle I had around on it, and a mis-matched bottle cage that was ditto. I'll either get a matching cage, or spray that one to match. I'm not sure if I'll keep the saddle on there, because it's a little hard. I couldn't ride the saddle that came with it, because I need a cutout.


    I took it out and rode down the beach to trail and into the woods. I should have taken a pic of the tracks on the harder sand, they were awesome! People were totally confused, seeing a bike go by!

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    Nice bike wheever ! thanks for posting pics.

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    Did anyone ever answer the question of whether the rims can be run tubeless? (Someone just gave me some tubeless fatty rimstrips, and I was thinking of trying it, but I know next to nothing about tubeless.)

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    It can be done but I heard the rims on the big jon are hard to convert to tubeless.sun mulefat and dt swiss rims are easier from what I hear they are tubeless ready. the big jon rims are generic maybe made by weinmann and called syncros by scott. if you have to complain about anything on the big jon my one and only slight complaint is the cheaper rims that come on it.

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    Cool bike Wheever what size is it? I like the red bottle cage btw

    wrt tubeless I've not tried it but the JJs are an incredibly loose fit on the rims when you deflate them they just fall off. I imagine it would be hard work to get them to seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Cool bike Wheever what size is it? I like the red bottle cage btw

    wrt tubeless I've not tried it but the JJs are an incredibly loose fit on the rims when you deflate them they just fall off. I imagine it would be hard work to get them to seal
    Lol. The red bottle cage was just one I had around that I pulled from my road bike. (Wanted side-pull cages. Much better with my frame.) It's growing on me, actually, and I might not get one that matches better.

    That's a drag about the rims and tubeless. I guess at some point I'll have to get a set of real tubeless rims. Maybe those Sun Ringles that BD sells?

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    Right now I'm assembling the BD Borises that my GF bought for her and the kids and, man, they handle like TRUCKS compared to my Big Jon! I mean, I'm actually impressed with the quality of the bikes for the money, but the handling it just not there. And they weight like 100 lbs! SO glad I found my Big John!

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    That's a real bummer about running the Big Jon's tubeless. I guess that means I can cancel my order for the fatty stripper kit. No, not that one... the other one. Guess I'll have to invest in some Mulefuts or maybe find me someone to build a set of Nextie's up for me. As if I could afford any of that right now. lol

    I took the Ergo grips off of mine and put the factory grips back on just to see how it felt. I'm going to do a little experimenting but it does seem like I've got a touch more numbness with the factory grips. Unfortunately I think the factory grips do offer slightly better control for me though.

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    ain't no non-tubeless rim gorilla tape cannot fix into tubeless

    true story

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    ain't no non-tubeless rim gorilla tape cannot fix into tubeless

    true story

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    Good to know!

    I've been looking into it, actually, and you might be right. And before I go out and spend more of my VERY hard earned dollars on a set of tubeless rims, etc, I might give one of the more--ahem--ghetto tubeless variations a shot. I saw some very interesting approaches googling around yesterday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheever View Post
    Good to know!

    I've been looking into it, actually, and you might be right. And before I go out and spend more of my VERY hard earned dollars on a set of tubeless rims, etc, I might give one of the more--ahem--ghetto tubeless variations a shot. I saw some very interesting approaches googling around yesterday!
    I have bike shop done, ghetto tubeless on my Farley and it's solid and doesn't leak a peep of air...2 years now all I do is add sealant when I think it has been a long time since the last dump. tires worn out now starting to slip on climbs so will be my first
    tire removal next week to see how all the tape is doing

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    Would be interested to know how tubeless works out with the std rims and JJs

    Who's going first?

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    Not me brother. it looks to be quite the job. Ill keep my heavy wheels for now. maybe I can get another set of tubless ready wheels at a good deal in the future.

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    I think I'm going to give it a shot later in the summer. I just ordered one of those topeak joe blow fat pumps, and it might generate enough air that I won't have to use a compressor. (I think I'll try the kit from that guy that sells the big latex sheets and his own tubeless formula. Can't remember the site right now and it's bookmarked on another device. )

    I'm intrigued by the possibilities of tubeless, and for the $20 he sells the strips and juice for it seems like a worthwhile gamble before shelling out for tubeless rims.

    I just took my Big Jon up and down the beach, chasing seagulls! Lowered the pressure to 6lbs, and man, I can float over the soft sand, too! I love this thing!

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    Love grows stronger!

    I got mine last fall and was pretty happy. I've since "put my stamp" on it and am truly in love. Hussfelt bars, Specialized saddle, Thudbuster post (not on currently but is awesome), Race Face Turbine w/ 28T NW, Praxis 11-40 cassette (biggest change), XO drivetrain and today was the first ride on the Bluto. WOW!
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    Sweet ride ! love the bluto. did you know rock shox makes green decals for the bluto like the ones on the green trek Farley. your big jon could look even more sweeter with the fork colors matching the frame colors.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    @Mason - Cool ride - like the Bluto Fork on it


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    Cool bike mason it looks like the kind of bike to go places
    where were the pictures taken bud

    Any chance of some drivetrain pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by max gnarcore View Post
    Cool bike mason it looks like the kind of bike to go places
    where were the pictures taken bud

    Any chance of some drivetrain pics?
    Here are some CLOSE UP pics of the Drivetrain @maxgnarcore. The bike was on my rack so that's why they are so closeup. Loving the bike and gained an MPH on my normal loop with the addition of the Bluto. Seriously love this bike and thanks for the love guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason Rickert View Post

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    Cranks look good

    Are they these Race Face Turbine Cinch Direct Mount Chainset | Chain Reaction Cycles what BB did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Not me brother. it looks to be quite the job. Ill keep my heavy wheels for now. maybe I can get another set of tubless ready wheels at a good deal in the future.
    +1 Not to mention, with all the rocky root crap I've run over so far with the stock JJ's the only issue I've run into is a slow leak with the rear tire. Darned if I can find the leak. To make matters worse, it stays nearly sealed at higher pressures but once you lower the pressure down it'll start to go flat quickly. Found that out yesterday out on the trail. Time to order some new tubes.

    I'm looking hard at a set of Mulefuts from BD. Just not sure if a rider with my skills can justify the cost of another wheelset just to go tubeless. $400 buys a lot of tubes, pumps, and other gear.

    did you know rock shox makes green decals for the bluto like the ones on the green trek Farley. your big jon could look even more sweeter with the fork colors matching the frame colors.
    Max I've been wondering the same. Any idea where you can get them? From Trek directly I presume?

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    Wohoooo, I snagged this puppy today on eBay for $1599 (a demo bike in L - like new). Can't wait to ride it.

    ... and I'm looking into a Shimano XT 1-10, conversion. NOT a 2-10 Sram fanboy. Any suggestions on the 1-10 are appreciated.




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    Nice big ed congrats ! that bike is a real bully.Im jealous the ed is lighter has better wheels and of course love the bluto. no regrets on my 1x10 xt conversion.I went with 32t nw ring, xt clutch rear der and didn't need the wolftooth big rear cog.tried the wolftooth but didn't need it the way I ride I have enough low end.if you ride where mountain goats live you may need the big rear cog.

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    New Scott fat bike: Big Jon

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGFAT29 View Post
    Nice big ed congrats ! that bike is a real bully.Im jealous the ed is lighter has better wheels and of course love the bluto. no regrets on my 1x10 xt conversion.I went with 32t nw ring, xt clutch rear der and didn't need the wolftooth big rear cog.tried the wolftooth but didn't need it the way I ride I have enough low end.if you ride where mountain goats live you may need the big rear cog.
    Thanks man!

    I just put that beast together yesterday and besides the 1-10, there are a couple more things I need/want to change.

    I want a shorter stem (50-60 with 10į) and a riser bar, to change my weight distribution.


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