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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: A Newbie to Fat bikes... Reply with quote

But absolutely loving it - this thing flies and climbs like an e-goat!
Forget all you ever thought you knew about fat bikes!
5 rides in and I am never going skinny again!



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Gunner



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW Exclamation Exclamation

Certainly looks the business, like that a lot. Wink

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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so capable, it's unreal. Think of all the climbs of sketchy, loose, gravel that have defeated you...then think again...without even changing gear. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking, believe me, I'm thinking. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really love fat bikes Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that!
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darryllod



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a beaut I love it. For anyone who has a fatty, if you have a thule roof rack, can you get one of these on it at all?
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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes no problem - you just take out the stock rubber ratchet bands and replace them with the longer, beefier ones. I use ones from a mate who's a LD lorry driver. Strap em down and away you go, even roadie toe straps would work. Another mate has bolted standard roof guttering to his Thule but I honestly don't think it's necessary.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a quick Google after I asked and of course thule do an adapter that replaces the normal straps and plastic holder thing and they want 30 quid or something like that for them. To be fair a mate snapped one of mine last week so I am after new ones now but seeing as I only paid 60 quid for each rack they seem steep but I've not got much choice but to replace it.

I don't have a fatty but have started looking at a new bike and got straight on on ones site to see how much this fatty is and now I really want one.
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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The replacement fatty shoes only fit the latest Thule...100 quid...NOT the one most of us have - be aware.
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darryllod



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah cheers for that, i did read they were for a certain model but couldn't be bothered finding out which mine was. I'll look into it at some point.
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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just use nylon ratchet straps - job done.
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darryllod



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which spec did you go for treehugger? I'm seriously looking at pulling the trigger on one now but your colour isn't in stock at the moment and I don't fancy the blue. I don't think the extra 500 quid will be worth it for me but what you think?
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Treehugger



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naah - went for the middle spec? the NX1? I really don't think the XO1 is worth it.
NX1 changes sweetly and is perfectly good enough - it also doesn't cost near 200 quid for a new cassette, either! Shocked

Only other big difference is dropper and brakes. Got a dropper and the Levels are a great brake!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£200 quid for a cassette Yeh ill leave that one then I think. Ill add the dropper and hopefully it's back in stock soon
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