Fantom FB4 Comp v. Boris X7-
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    Fantom FB4 Comp v. Boris X7

    The title says it all. I'm looking to get a "cheaper" fat bike to start with (as that I spend a few thousand miles a year on the road).

    I know the components on the Boris are better, but I like the idea of the 100mm front and 80mm rear rim on the FB4. What is the best for my $700?


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    I am wondering the same.

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    Make that 3 of us. I just posted a similar thread asking the same thing.

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    I do have both, A Salsa Spearfish 1 and Salsa 2014 muk2.
    I have found that I ride my Mukluk more and so I'm selling my 29er and also my wife's 29er we just got her a muk2 also we where going to go with the Boris x7 but stand over was the issue as well as the weight of the two bikes, we got the muk2 on clearance. With the fat bikes you can lighten things up as you go and later you can get a 29er + wheels to run on the fatty (that's what we're doing) but you can't run fat bike wheels on the 29er. Another thing to consider is I'm older & I don't do jumps and big drops anymore. For the money you will save on either bike you can get lighter tires & wheels later down the road if you are just getting into biking don't spend a lot right off the bat if you stick with it you'll be spending more later.

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