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    What would you buy ...

    Ridden 5 xs 2018 Farley Ex 8 full suspension...

    Salsa Mukluk - full carbon bikes weighs 27 lbs ... fully rigid GX 350 hubs carbon rims 26 x 4.8

    Salsa Beargrease 2019 GX 350 hubs fully rigid

    Salsa beargrease Slx 2020

    Prices all roughly same .


    Riding - 90% trail / 10% snow


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    90% trail, full squish no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    90% trail, full squish no doubt.
    Yeah, a rigid fat bike rides like a rigid bike. Going slow it can absorb some stuff, but speed varies so quickly on a trail that you quickly get to the "bump amplifier" speed, rolling down a little rock garden or root-fest. I'd question a fat-bike that will only be used for a fraction of time on the snow, tire that big simply aren't needed for most riding and people ride 2.8-3.0-ish "plus" bikes in the snow when conditions are hardpack. I'm biased towards fatbikes on snow/ice though.
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    Mukluk so good looking& light might make a 29


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    I have a similar build on my Mukluk, and while it's awesome, it's still rigid. It's a great compliment to my full suspension, but I am happy it's not my only bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    I have a similar build on my Mukluk, and while it's awesome, it's still rigid. It's a great compliment to my full suspension, but I am happy it's not my only bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yeah, a rigid fat bike rides like a rigid bike. Going slow it can absorb some stuff, but speed varies so quickly on a trail that you quickly get to the "bump amplifier" speed, rolling down a little rock garden or root-fest. I'd question a fat-bike that will only be used for a fraction of time on the snow, tire that big simply aren't needed for most riding and people ride 2.8-3.0-ish "plus" bikes in the snow when conditions are hardpack. I'm biased towards fatbikes on snow/ice though.
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    I'd buy that Farley Ex 8 in a heartbeat. I am in recovery mode from a broken collarbone and am looking forward most to riding my Farley Ex 8. Its such a killer bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roughster View Post
    I'd buy that Farley Ex 8 in a heartbeat. I am in recovery mode from a broken collarbone and am looking forward most to riding my Farley Ex 8. Its such a killer bike.
    Unfortunatelly, we are getting to a point where everything besides the expensive carbon frameset is becoming increasingly harder to get in other parts of the world than the US of A. :-(
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    Looking for fairly priced 17.5" Farley EX 8/9.8 in Germany or neighbouring countries. Frame only or whole bike, TIA!

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    I would look into a full suspension plus bike as your main whip and a cheap/used fatty for those few snow days.
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    Otso or Suzi q. 83mm bb much easier to spin fast for a trail bike. They do well in snow also.
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    EX8 in a second! They are great bikes. Handles very nice. TREK nailed the fatty for all seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    Ridden 5 xs 2018 Farley Ex 8 full suspension...

    Salsa Mukluk - full carbon bikes weighs 27 lbs ... fully rigid GX 350 hubs carbon rims 26 x 4.8

    Salsa Beargrease 2019 GX 350 hubs fully rigid

    Salsa beargrease Slx 2020

    Prices all roughly same .


    Riding - 90% trail / 10% snow


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    You already asked this:

    https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fu...e-1118217.html

    And you have already indicated you don't like fat bikes, so why would you buy another one for "90% trail"?
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