Posted by: mrbrett
Best shot I have! I had to get an XL because the reach is short on these things, and then cut the seat tube down and re-notch to I have enough height for my dropper and my kid's MacRide clamp. Pretty fun bike - we have a long winter so if I didn't have something like this, I'd be forced into I don't know what?! XC skis or something? Since then I also put some 4 piston XT brakes on so I can go back to 160mm rotors - keeping the admittedly undersize rotors dry and away from the snow is better to me than larger ones that howl a lot. And the Wolf Tooth pogies have been incredible too. The rear tire is a 4" Dillinger (seasonally) so with the front being a 5" it's almost like a mullet in terms of the difference in diameter.
After 7 years fatbiking I am starting to learn the little tricks to make them work and be fun.
Sweet Shot! Thank you.
Posted by: Vikb
I was a bit sad when I moved to the island realized there wasn't much use for a fatty here. After a couple years of trying to justify the garage space I ended up selling them both. I can't see myself moving back to a location with a real winter so I'm likely fat-free for life. That won't stop me from geeking out on other people's fine fatbikes though. :-)
No, you can't appreciate the types of bicycles you don't actually ride? That's insane. HAHAHA. I love, love, love beautifully put-together single-speeds/fixies (preferably with brakes). I can't justify owning one but if I lived somewhere flat(ter) I'd have such a sweet custom rig. Mine would freewheel.
Posted by: Blofeld
In my experience there is so much traction volatility when fatbiking on snow and ice your speed needs to be capped. This does let a 69* HA work in some cases. As for 450mm reaches on XLs, I don’t know what to say…I suppose it’s a good way to move some 100mm stems.
I laughed when the Scott Big Jon started showing up as a 2021 model year in some shops. I’m pretty sure it was identical to the 2017 (latest model on the Scott website) except with an NX Eagle drivetrain. I hope the tires didn’t dry out in storage!
Good point about the Blizzard. Rocky is often “liberal” with their geometry tables, but it does look like they made something decent there.
My bike’s a Waltworks…I guess I don’t retain credit for posting about it on Disqus, do I?
Appreciate you re-sharing it!
But... I mean, if it's not in Walt's signature Cosmic Lilac is it really a Waltworks?! HAHAHA. Did you see Walt painted his person FS bike? Totally made my week when I saw it.
Posts are here and here.
I think he should make that his base colour and charge 5% more for anything else. Get enough of them out there and it's like Yeti Turquoise or Bianchi Celeste right?!