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08-20-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By rangie

How many of these entry level forks will ever be...

How many of these entry level forks will ever be serviced? What owner at this price point is either going to pay a shop to rebuild this turd or have the know how to diy it? Can you even find a seal...
08-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By rangie

Not trying to get all bike snob but its a spring...

Not trying to get all bike snob but its a spring in a tube design with no damping and 28mm stations. That means poor adjust-ability, almost no small bump compliance, stiction, flex and unnecessary...
08-18-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By rangie

The suspension on all three will be completely...

The suspension on all three will be completely worthless. Nothing more than a gimmick that only makes the bike heavier. Get a rigid fork.

If you need a softer ride go to a bigger lower pressure...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-24-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By rangie

Time to go 1x. The Lou is a big tire. Not...

Time to go 1x.

The Lou is a big tire. Not many bikes are going to handle a tire that size and a front mech.

Early fatboys were 177mm rear?
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,547
Posted By rangie

From Bycyclerollingresistance.com-- ...

From Bycyclerollingresistance.com--

Comparing similar tread patterns and puncture protection from the same manufacturer,
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance at 25psi-- 30.8 watts
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-20-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,540
Posted By rangie

Use dry lube not wet. Rinse it when you're done....

Use dry lube not wet. Rinse it when you're done. No problem. :thumb:
Forum: Fatbikes
06-19-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,099
Posted By rangie

I doubt Surly actually produced any part of it to...

I doubt Surly actually produced any part of it to begin with. It was all sourced from various manufacturers from all over the globe. "Surly" is just a part of a larger organization that resells stuff...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-19-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,922
Posted By rangie

That's not low. :lol: Search for the...

That's not low. :lol:

Search for the "accugauge" on Amazon. There's a model that goes up to 15psi for fatbikes. Higher than you'll ever need to go.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,099
Posted By rangie

I think some of the chinesium carbon wheels can...

I think some of the chinesium carbon wheels can be ordered with custom drilling for the offset you need.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-07-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,998
Posted By rangie

You would still want to retain the same tire...

You would still want to retain the same tire diameter overall. Lots of us run 29x3.0 in place of 26x4.8 or 27.5x 2.8 for a bike built for 26x4.0. Running smaller diameter wheels will drop your Bottom...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-29-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By rangie

The Mastodon pro is far better than the Bluto and...

The Mastodon pro is far better than the Bluto and will fit any tire and rim combo currently made. There's a right tool for the job in this situation.

That Fox fork will still only fit a 4" tire....
08-04-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,879
Posted By rangie

Phenom

Phenom
07-31-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,518
Posted By rangie

Same goes for people who can't keep their feet on...

Same goes for people who can't keep their feet on flats.
07-25-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,518
Posted By rangie

I've got flats on everything. Not all stops are...

I've got flats on everything. Not all stops are anticipated. My feet don't come off unexpectedly unless Im already going to crash and any tiny performance gain isn't worth the trouble. Five tens are...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-13-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By rangie

Nothing you find is going to be much of an...

Nothing you find is going to be much of an improvement on the Jumbo Jims. They are the fastest rolling fat tire and the newer compound in them wears well enough, and if you burn the knobs off who...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-29-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By rangie

You want your fatbike to be fun and ride lighter...

You want your fatbike to be fun and ride lighter than it is on the trails and still be able to fit the big tires for the snow and sand. That means a rear center as short as possible, a longish reach...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By rangie

Build it yourself. Even if you end up buying some...

Build it yourself. Even if you end up buying some tools you'll probably come out ahead of shop labor and you can be a careful as you like. Its only a bicycle not the space shuttle. It'll be fun.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-15-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By rangie

Not the kind of thing I would worry about. Tires...

Not the kind of thing I would worry about. Tires are meant to be ridden.

If it makes you feel better, riding on nice clean pavement will wear your drivetrain less so you can say your cost per mile...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-14-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By rangie

Assuming it comes with the stock Maxxis Colossos...

Assuming it comes with the stock Maxxis Colossos and Mulefut rims you should be good to go for the summer.

Get rid of the tubes if it still has them. The mulefuts go tubeless easy as can be. It'll...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-13-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By rangie

The Sasquatch is awesome bike. Get that one!

The Sasquatch is awesome bike. Get that one!
06-12-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By rangie

The one between Kingston Station and the beach in...

The one between Kingston Station and the beach in Naragansett is really nice. Smooth, scenic, good side trails, minimal and safe road segments, food and beer along the way if that's your thing.
06-12-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By rangie

I'm good with the obstacles. 😁

I'm good with the obstacles. 😁
06-11-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,135
Posted By rangie

You can park at the Police station in Cranston. ...

You can park at the Police station in Cranston.

The Cranston end has places where tree roots have bubbled up the pavement, a sewage treatment plant and is kind of trashy. Not terrible just meh......
Forum: Northeast
06-10-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rangie

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180610_100930_d45e0c0bf8e7e2659a4b177e0f1b7306e4639273.jpg
Ok. Duck underneath rather than hop over.
Forum: Northeast
06-10-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rangie

The trail is totally ridable. Check for ticks. ...

The trail is totally ridable. Check for ticks.

Anyone can view the heatmap and its a super useful tool for route planning. Strava Heatmap (https://www.strava.com/heatmap)

Barn Island is a...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rangie

Have a look at the strava heat map. Tons of...

Have a look at the strava heat map. Tons of tracks. The trail dosent get much much maintenance and can be pretty high grass.

Barn Island-

I'm assuming you're heading north on rt 1 through...
Forum: Northeast
06-08-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rangie

You can still sort of get through. There's a...

You can still sort of get through. There's a green DEP pipe gate to the left of the fence. Hop that and follow the grassy double track down to the pump station and take a right out to the street. The...
Forum: Northeast
05-05-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By rangie

How did it work out?

How did it work out?
Forum: Northeast
05-02-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By rangie

I'm not a racer, but a quick look at the track...

I'm not a racer, but a quick look at the track posted on their Facebook page makes me think you'd be ok on 38mm slicks. The strech of New London turnpike near exit 7 and the ring road around Carrs...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-23-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By rangie

Jumbo Jims are faster rolling than any fatbike...

Jumbo Jims are faster rolling than any fatbike tire should be. The newer Addix compound wears well and is tough enough for trail use.
Forum: Fatbikes
04-16-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By rangie

There are snowshoe 3xl's (26x5.6) in existence. ...

There are snowshoe 3xl's (26x5.6) in existence.

There's a thread on mtbr about a custom Quiring bike built around the superfat tires. It involved cutting and welding up a 217mm rear hub.
Forum: Northeast
04-16-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,936
Posted By rangie

The East Hampton through Salmon River area is...

The East Hampton through Salmon River area is probably the nicest scenery.
Forum: Northeast
03-22-18, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By rangie

C&O canal towpath if you good with a gravel ride....

C&O canal towpath if you good with a gravel ride. Lot safer and better scenery than riding the road.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-04-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By rangie

Snow won't hurt your derailleur. Fatbike traction...

Snow won't hurt your derailleur. Fatbike traction will kill your poor Alfine.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-09-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,610
Posted By rangie

Salt marsh

Salt marsh
Forum: Fatbikes
12-27-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By rangie

The Garneau looks like a better handling frame...

The Garneau looks like a better handling frame with a shorter rear center and slacker head angle. If you can get the rims too set up tubeless it should be a decent bike.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-27-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By rangie

Jumbo Jim's roll plenty fast. Its more the wind...

Jumbo Jim's roll plenty fast. Its more the wind resistance of fat tires than rolling resistance that's the problem on pavement.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By rangie

If you want to buy Canadian Rocky and RSD both...

If you want to buy Canadian Rocky and RSD both make better frames and come with better builds for the money.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-22-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By rangie

What do you think of the gauge?

What do you think of the gauge?
Forum: Fatbikes
12-20-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By rangie

Lezyne micro floor drive is pretty high volume...

Lezyne micro floor drive is pretty high volume for a mini pump. There's even an XL model intended for fat tires.

The Meister 15psi gauge seems like the most accurate option.

Tubeless makes a...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-14-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,267
Posted By rangie

I like the phenom a lot. A good bike shop...

I like the phenom a lot.

A good bike shop will have a box of loaners to try out. Its hard to tell what you'll like without a couple of rides.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-14-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,049
Posted By rangie

Chainstays are crazy long (500mm). Most fatbikes...

Chainstays are crazy long (500mm). Most fatbikes are around 450mm. If you look you can find some as short as 430 without hurting tire clearance. Short rear end makes for better handling and...
12-05-17, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,039
Posted By rangie

It's not really as big a difference in rolling...

It's not really as big a difference in rolling resistance as you would think by looking at it. The difference between a Noby Nic mountain tire and a Jumbo Jim is like 10watts.
11-24-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By rangie

Helmet?

Helmet?
11-22-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By rangie

With a fatbike small changes can make a pretty...

With a fatbike small changes can make a pretty big difference in how the bike handles. I can't tell the difference between 7 and 8psi by feeling the tire. On the trail that 1psi change is a world of...
11-21-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By rangie

I have one of these. The gauge is way off.:(

I have one of these. The gauge is way off.:(
11-14-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,405
Posted By rangie

How about an Ice cream truck? Fat bike wheels are...

How about an Ice cream truck? Fat bike wheels are pretty indestructible especially something like the ICT's Clown shoes laced to 197mm hubs. Stay away from any suspension as it won't be up to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,454
Posted By rangie

The gloves you linked to say sub-freezing in the...

The gloves you linked to say sub-freezing in the description. I would expect them to be way too much for 40 degree temps.
11-04-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By rangie

What make and width rim? What kind of tape?...

What make and width rim?

What kind of tape?

Tire pressure? It should take 20-30psi to seat (careful!) then drop back to riding pressure of 3-10psi.
Forum: Northeast
11-30-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,936
Posted By rangie

The part through Wilimantic puts you on the road...

The part through Wilimantic puts you on the road for just a little bit. Be careful there with the traffic and the natives.

The path is mostly packed gravel with a very gentle grade. Doable on road...
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