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    Cool-blue Rhythm Talk me out of (or into) a fat bike...

    Iím getting the itch to go snow biking; tell me why I should/shouldnít buy a bike for it!
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    If you live in a place where there is snow on the ground for a good part of the year and where there are packed trails, you should go for it.
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    You can build one up as a SS!! Trek Farley, Surly Wednesday and the Surly ICT have compatible horizon dropouts for single speed.

    It would be like single speeding in the snow. By the way, you don't need snow for a fat bike.

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    My Farley EX8 is has been my preferred ride year-round.


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    Going fat will open up more riding days per year and give you the right to skinny-shame any chumps out wrecking the trails on their lame road bikes. Road bikes being anything less than 3.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    If you live in a place where there is snow on the ground for a good part of the year and where there are packed trails, you should go for it.
    Yep. This is what it boils down too.

    Where does the OP live?


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    Who needs snow...

    Hi mate, if you get snow get a fat bike, if you don't get snow get a fat bike

    I picked up my Farley with the idea of year round beach riding.

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    And its a blast for that, I also found that the sand trails around the place fun too.

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    And it did not take long to find fun everywhere on the fat bike.

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    If I had to have two bikes a fat bike would be one of them.

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    I ride my fattie on singletrack. No sand or snow required. I ride it on snow and sand also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    Yep. This is what it boils down too.

    Where does the OP live?


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    Southern Idaho. Iím never more than an hour from groomed trails in the winter...
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    Just plain fun, most fun I had mountain biking, always puts a smile on my face. (been riding since the early late 90's)

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    The options provided by a fatbike are nearly endless. On the right day, you don't even need a trail.

    They are pretty slow and heavy, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post

    They are pretty slow and heavy, though.

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    I don't even care. If I show up at a group ride and I'm the only one with a fat bike that day, it just turns into a I'll get there when I get there ride. Don't wait for me.
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    My Fatboy is my daily rider. With 4.6" Ground Controls and tubes at 25psi my average speed on the road started at about 12.7mph. A few months later, I am running tubeless Jumbo Jims (4.0) at 30psi and (though I am a bit fitter) I am flirting with 15-15.2 averages. My roadie friends seem to average closer to 18.

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