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  1. #1
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    Searching for my first fat bike

    Hi Everyone
    In the market for my first fat bike and I'm trying to decide between a couple bikes. I'll be dirt riding along with snow, so I'll possibly be looking to get some front suspension at some point. Other than that, I'm not looking to make a bunch of upgrades to the bike.
    I'm looking at 2019 Norco Bigfoot 1, Trek Farley 5 and RM Blizzard 20. I've also looked at the 2019 Blizzard 30 (if I was able to find one cheap enough).
    Any thought, recommendations or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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    Rocking on a Rocky
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    All great choices you really can go wrong. Norco has the biggest tires.
    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Yeah, those are all good bikes. Pick the one which is the best deal. There are others you might look at but at some point you just need to pull the trigger and go ride.

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    I have read about Salsa slashing prices on some models, might be worth some google time investment.

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    I wasn't sure how much I would use a fat bike here in PA (snow is inconsistent from winter to winter), so I bought my first one used at the fall swap meet. I never thought I would be riding it in the summer months as much as I am! I would say go with the biggest tire option - you can always size down, but some frames have limitations on how wide you can go on tires, and that's my only regret with my Mukluk - that I can't go up to a 4.8" tire. I think you'll find that a fat bike makes old trails that you thought were boring at one point fun all over again.


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    Well, I picked up my first fat bike! I was able to find a great deal on a Bigfoot 1 (2019). I didnt think I'd be this excited for a bike, but my last bike purchase was a Rocky Mountain Fusion about 20 years ago.
    Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

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