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Old 02-13-2020, 06:51 PM
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The studs definitely make for the most Velcro like feeling I have ever experienced on a bicycle, but the rolling resistance is greater than needed for anything not involving slick ice. I went down on some ice at 5 mile where we rode when you came up after a few close calls prior to that on the Stache. This may end up being the bike I break out when those kinds of conditions are evident. I have some 4.9 non studded tires here, but not sure if I will get around to trying them this season.


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AHAHA, I loved how you were ripping on the MTB last time I was up there but I was glad I had a fat bike thats for sure. I am sure with the studs that things really eats everything up.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:17 PM
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Gnarwhals, studded or not, are the best tire I’ve found for loose choppy snow riding. Unless you ride groomed all the time, get as big as you can fit. If it’s always groomed, then something like the Dillinger 4 works really well.

What dropper do you have? I had a reverb, which had all kinds of stiction issues below 25F. Now on a coil-operated PNW Cascade and it’s better in every respect. When the reverb on my FS dies, it’s getting replaced with a PNW too.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:22 PM
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Gnarwhals, studded or not, are the best tire I’ve found for loose choppy snow riding. Unless you ride groomed all the time, get as big as you can fit. If it’s always groomed, then something like the Dillinger 4 works really well.



What dropper do you have? I had a reverb, which had all kinds of stiction issues below 25F. Now on a coil-operated PNW Cascade and it’s better in every respect. When the reverb on my FS dies, it’s getting replaced with a PNW too.


I am pretty sure it is a PNW cascade. I shouldn’t have monkeyed around with it before taking into account the cable tension issue. I am sure I can bring it down to the shop on Wednesday and have him guide me through what I need to do. I have only had a dropper on the Bad Habit and it was already set up for me without any issues.


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Old 02-13-2020, 08:33 PM
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That looks like a lot of fun. We don't get near enough snow to justify having one around here. They were all the rage a couple of years ago, now none of the local shops carry any fat bikes.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:39 PM
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That looks like a lot of fun. We don't get near enough snow to justify having one around here. They were all the rage a couple of years ago, now none of the local shops carry any fat bikes.


There is consistently plenty of snow here to justify having one, but it is definitely a different type of animal then most other bikes. Fun and quite a workout depending on what type of snow you are riding.

There is a lot of snowmobile activity here, so lots of trails to check out and quite a few dirt/seasonal roads as well. There are also lots of sandy xc trails in the state forests that it’s capable of riding in nicer weather if I want to really switch things up.


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Old 02-13-2020, 09:20 PM
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There is consistently plenty of snow here to justify having one, but it is definitely a different type of animal then most other bikes. Fun and quite a workout depending on what type of snow you are riding.

There is a lot of snowmobile activity here, so lots of trails to check out and quite a few dirt/seasonal roads as well. There are also lots of sandy xc trails in the state forests that it’s capable of riding in nicer weather if I want to really switch things up.


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THey are so much fun and yes, for where you are totally makes sense. I also plan on using mine on MTB trails since I am a newb and don't really need to be ripping down those trails so my fatty will do just fine.

Also, longest ride I did on it was 30 miles and man, I will never do that much again. I was DEAD.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:36 PM
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THey are so much fun and yes, for where you are totally makes sense. I also plan on using mine on MTB trails since I am a newb and don't really need to be ripping down those trails so my fatty will do just fine.

Also, longest ride I did on it was 30 miles and man, I will never do that much again. I was DEAD.


I did 30 on the Stache and felt it, but was still good. I have done 30 mile rides on some of the other fatties I have had, but it is really dependent on the type of snow and tire pressures. I will likely get a 20+ mile ride in this weekend if all goes well.

I really liked my old Mukluk on the local trails. It was a lot of fun and the traction is nice to have. I will likely throw on a different set of tires and try it out on some of the local trails. I am sure it will be fun.


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