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 Post subject: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:32 pm 
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I'm t thinking of getting in on the fatbike waggon.
Been looking at the Norco Sasquatch or Specialised Fat boy.

Favor the Norco as I already have a Sight killer b (biased)

How many peeps own a fatty on here, I know I've seen one other two on Christmas or epping rides.

What do people generally think :thumbdown: :thumbup:
Good fun or too big heavy and slow.
It'seems not about speed it's about getting to where others can't.

Am thinking it will be a summer fun bike and Winter go anywhere through anything trail bike.

Trev.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:50 pm 
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Trev,
I have one, great fun go anywhere bike, not slow by any imagination. More than welcome to try and if you like you can buy it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:46 pm 
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Thanks for the offer VW.

What fatty have you got??
What sort of monies are you looking for???

Went to the specialised store in Chelmsford today, they have the fatboy & Fatboy expert in stock.
Didn't test ride either (no passport) will be going back Wednesday or Thursday for a test ride.

Also going to Evans Monday to book a test ride on the Norco Sasquatch.

Watch this space 8-) :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:00 pm 
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I have the On-One Fatty, Deore groupset.
I must admit i'd love the Bluto's but they were'nt when i bought mine.
I'll be looking for £600 ono and your more than welcome to take her out for a spin.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:28 pm 
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Thanks very much VW, but I'll pass on the on one not what I'm looking for.

Have been to Evans today and booked a test ride.
The Norco Sasquatch fatty is at the warehouse, so hopefully Wednesday will be ride day. :high5:

Then will try the Specialised Fatboy.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:52 pm 
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No worries have fun, I guarantee you will. Grins all round

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:51 pm 
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Afraid there was no ride on the Norco fat bike :cry: :thumbdown: , problem with the front derailleur.
Did get to feast my eyes on it & swing a leg over. :D :D

Evans are going to fix it, so hopefully sometime next week.
Will have to wait to see how this pans out.

Trev


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:54 pm 
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Where are you looking at riding it?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:01 pm 
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VW-surfbum wrote:
Where are you looking at riding it?

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Just round Lakeside area.
May be up and long the foot path that sort of follows the railway line.


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 Post subject: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Location: The land were time forgot
:| won't Evans let you ride bike in woods?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:52 am 
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http://www.essexhertsmtb.co.uk/mountain ... t6123.html

From when i test road a phat bike, hope it helps

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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:27 am 
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Interesting read Matt, I do recall reading it when you first posted that. Had forgotten all about it.

Will try and get some dirt track in somehow on my test rid next week.
It doesn't look like there's any kind of time limit on Evans Web page regarding test rides.
may be I could have the Norco on permanent test :o :lol: 8-)


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 Post subject: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:07 am 
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:mrgreen: my thought too. Still testing


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 Post subject: Re: Looking into getting a fat bike.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Had my test ride today, round lakeside area.
It's a different ride feeling, being used to full sus.
A bit too much air pressure in the tyres, way too much bounce from the BIG tyres :think: let some air out :!:

So I now have 2 Norco's to chose from.
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And just to show the size difference in tyres.
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Top one is my sight with 2.3" hans dampf
Bottom is the sasquatch with 4.5" Vee snowshoe :thumbup:

A few adjustments need to be completed to get it set up right for me.
Will do this over the next few days or so.
Hoping to get out on Sunday somewhere.

Trev :high5:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Nice one!
Epping would be an awesome day out in the dry. Danbury is also good but the hills take some getting used to.
When you decide let me know and we'll be fat together.
May have to get in touch with lester

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