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Forum: Fatbikes
08-19-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By Carl J

Thanks for posting this link. I've been looking...

Thanks for posting this link. I've been looking for something like this for a while, and only ones I've found were the Blackburns, which I believe are around $80 CAD each!
Forum: Fatbikes
08-19-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

A few years back (5-10), there was a real problem...

A few years back (5-10), there was a real problem with coyotes in the city (Toronto, ON). That one there in the pic (there's a second one out of view), I've seen several times now over the last year,...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-22-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Carl J

The guy has did the Texas Ironman riding one,...

The guy has did the Texas Ironman riding one, with aero bars
...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-12-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Carl J

Still been riding it, and haven't been easy on it...

Still been riding it, and haven't been easy on it on the trails. Nothing has yet to break.

Had several punctures though, but thankfully the tires are tubeless.
Forum: Fatbikes
07-12-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

That's if you do 18 mph / 28.8 km/h with either...

That's if you do 18 mph / 28.8 km/h with either pair of tires. I don't think there's too many people that go out to do a century+ with a goal of averaging those speeds over the course of the ride....
Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,127
Posted By Carl J

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Forum: Fatbikes
06-18-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,127
Posted By Carl J

Great picture, with the bike + background. ...

Great picture, with the bike + background.

And love how you've found a saddle that matches the bike so well.

I "have" a B17 (it's on another bike that's not being used). My biggest problem with...
05-27-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,304
Posted By Carl J

5/26 - 161.70 / 2598.43 ft (Road Bike) 5/24 - ...

5/26 - 161.70 / 2598.43 ft (Road Bike)
5/24 - 31.96 / 492.13 ft (Road Bike)
5/22 - 38.74 / 1217.19 ft (Gravel Bike)
5/21 - 28.92 / 777.56 ft (Road Bike)
5/18 - 67.25 / 2237.53 ft ...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Carl J

So far I'm loving mine. Even now without snow

So far I'm loving mine. Even now without snow
Forum: Fatbikes
05-19-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Carl J

Nice. Have to share some pics of it and those...

Nice. Have to share some pics of it and those beaches
Forum: Fatbikes
05-19-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Carl J

It's a 26er right now with 4.8".

It's a 26er right now with 4.8".
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By Carl J

Congrats on your placement! Did you have to...

Congrats on your placement!

Did you have to change your rims to put the 27.5s on (I've heard that there are some tires that fit on 26ers but have the same size as 27.5s)?

I'd really like to go...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-14-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By Carl J

Still fairly new to off-roading, and especially...

Still fairly new to off-roading, and especially fat biking, so not sure which tires I could have used instead of these.

I've heard great things about the Jumbo Jims, but they're probably not the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-04-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By Carl J

The exact same official average speed as the...

The exact same official average speed as the previous year (20.1kmh/12.49mph).

In some areas, I think the fat bike had an advantage over the gravel (shallow mud, water soaked lawns).

But, any...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,073
Posted By Carl J

This is really hard to say. If it's just non...

This is really hard to say. If it's just non technical established trails, you may want a gravel/adventure bike (I love my Felt V85) or a mtb.
Where do you live ? Do you get snow there at all? If...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,368
Posted By Carl J

First Race on a Fat Bike (Paris 2 Ancaster 70Km)

I've done this race a couple of times before, but first time doing this, or anything like this, on a Fat Bike.

Not going to lie, it was tough. On the flats, I did pretty well. But was a struggle...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-29-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,127
Posted By Carl J

C15 or C17? Loving the C17 on mine

C15 or C17?

Loving the C17 on mine
Forum: Fatbikes
04-21-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

Started at 5am. Sunrise was just before 7. I...

Started at 5am. Sunrise was just before 7.

I wanted to leave early, so that I could be back before sunrise (really don't like dealing with traffic up here after sunset ).

The coyotes (male and...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

I liked the bike. Was great for commuting...

I liked the bike. Was great for commuting (especially when dealing with potholes and street car tracks).

Just found that it was pretty limited for me. Out of the bikes I have, it didn't do...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

Sort of, yes. The tires themselves said MAX...

Sort of, yes. The tires themselves said MAX 20PSI, But I failed to notice that there was a max PSI on the valve, which was less than 10 PSI.

As for why there's a different PSI for the tire and the...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,127
Posted By Carl J

Just swapped out the stock one on my Kona Wo for...

Just swapped out the stock one on my Kona Wo for a Brooks C17.

Did a 60 mile ride in March with someone else's Fatty, which also had a C17 and and enjoyed it. So took one off of one of my other...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-11-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

Thank you everyone. The long rides are...

Thank you everyone.

The long rides are actually not too bad on this thing, as long as you're not riding into the wind 😁

I'm actually trying to get ready to do a 322km (200 mile) "Hairshirt"...
04-10-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Carl J

They also extended the 70K (Paris) route by a...

They also extended the 70K (Paris) route by a bit. Didn't know, so started pushing a bit too early based on the previous years distance.

Although, either way I still wouldn't have made it up the...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-08-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,497
Posted By Carl J

Finally did a "proper" Century ride on the Fattie

Last month, I accidentally improperly titled my post with "Imperial", when in fact it was the much cheaper Canadian "Metric" version.

So, I decided to do a redo, and get in a proper metric ride,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-29-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Carl J

27.5" on a Kona Wo (2016)?

Just wondering if anyone has done it?

I'm assuming that because the rear wheel can slide back a bit, that a 27.5 would fit.

Thanks
Forum: Fatbikes
03-26-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Carl J

I believe stock, it's 31lbs. Not sure if stock...

I believe stock, it's 31lbs. Not sure if stock includes tubeless tires or not. If it doesn't, then it's a few pounds less (not including accessories).

Which, would only be about 4 more pounds...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

' Have not heard of the "Royal" .Hopefully this...

'
Have not heard of the "Royal" .Hopefully this summer I'll get it (not on a Fattie though). Longest so far is 225,

Just did 110Km (68.3508 miles) on my new Kona Wo today. Thinking of going for a...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-06-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

I'm hoping to do a "longer" ride to Niagara and...

I'm hoping to do a "longer" ride to Niagara and back on it this summer

But in the mean time, are there good trails down that way for riding in the winter?
03-05-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Carl J

Have you done the Paris to Ancaster race?

Have you done the Paris to Ancaster race?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,985
Posted By Carl J

I have 35mms on mine, think I can go up to 40mms

I have 35mms on mine, think I can go up to 40mms
Forum: Fatbikes
03-04-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By Carl J

Just got myself a Fat Bike!

So, after contemplating it for the last few years, and having done some rides recently, I took the plunge and bought myself a 2016 Kona Wo from a LBS.

It was a winter rental, and well, we don't...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-04-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,132
Posted By Carl J

Which rims are those? They'd go really well with...

Which rims are those? They'd go really well with my bike
03-03-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,669
Posted By Carl J

Is this purely outdoor riding? Will be...

Is this purely outdoor riding?

Will be starting to ramp up outdoors, so if I can get 300Km (186 miles) in March, outdoors, I'll be pretty happy.

16.58/300 Km
10.30/186 miles
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,301
Posted By Carl J

Just picked up the Wo from the year before (2016)...

Just picked up the Wo from the year before (2016) today. The Brooks saddle you speak of, is it the B17? I have a B17 on my ToughRoad (which I'll be selling now), that I'm thinking of putting on. Or,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

Just clued in and caught on. You're correct. It...

Just clued in and caught on. You're correct. It was a metric and not imperial.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

I'm trying to keep my "streak" of months with a...

I'm trying to keep my "streak" of months with a century ride alive. Usually I do them on my gravel or road bike. But with the snow that was here that day, there was no way. Plus gave me an excuse to...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-03-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

You'd be correct, it was 65 miles total. Ended up...

You'd be correct, it was 65 miles total. Ended up running out of time.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

Among other cyclists, wouldn't consider myself a...

Among other cyclists, wouldn't consider myself a "strong" rider. I do a lot of long rides, but not really fast (and horrible with hills).

Was really impressed at how this bike rolled (when not in...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Carl J

Anyone have a 2017 Kona Wo?

Thoughts? Suppose to go look at a used one tomorrow, that's a barely used rental at a LBS (they rent them out in the winter, and we don't get much snow down here).

As far as I know, it's pretty...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,132
Posted By Carl J

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Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,008
Posted By Carl J

Imperial Century on a Fat Bike

Last weekend, was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Trek Farley 9 from a LBS, to take for a spin. Ended up doing 105Kms with it through Toronto.

May have been one of the funnest (but...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-02-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,301
Posted By Carl J

Is that the 2017 version?

Just curious, because I'm going to be looking at a Kona Wo tomorrow, which I believe is a 2017. Unfortunately, doesn't have studded tires, but does have tubeless.

Have you or would you...
03-18-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

:lol: After literally, a couple of rides,...

:lol:

After literally, a couple of rides, mostly on the road and paved paths, I didn't think I would of had to maintain it. I under estimated winter riding (and the salt on the roads) I guess....
03-11-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

I can't sneak for the SLR 1, but can say that I...

I can't sneak for the SLR 1, but can say that I love the SLR 2. Like many people in here, I've upgraded the saddle (Brooks B17) and tires (Specialized Sawtooth), although, didn't have any issues with...
03-04-18, 11:05 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

This is what confused me. I knew (or was sure...

This is what confused me. I knew (or was sure that I knew) that for road bikes, you'd need an 11 speed compatible wheel/hub. But when it came to MTBs, I've read mixed things. Even asked one of the...
03-04-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

Thanks ColonelSanders :thumb: I did pick up those...

Thanks ColonelSanders :thumb: I did pick up those Bontrager wheels yesterday, but made sure first that if I don't need them that the LBS will take them back. Great deal on the wheels, and they're...
03-03-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

Thanks. I'm hoping I can get away with not having...

Thanks. I'm hoping I can get away with not having to purchase new wheels, as this is an unexpected upgrade (my cassettes are severely rusted after a couple of winter rides). Looking at getting the...
03-02-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

Question. I'm switching my ToughRoad to a 1x11....

Question. I'm switching my ToughRoad to a 1x11. Will the stock wheel support an 11 speed cassette? Or will I need a new rear wheel?
01-14-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

Probably won't need fenders. Mine doesn't. I just...

Probably won't need fenders. Mine doesn't. I just have a rack on the back, and have ridden through snow and heavy slush with little getting on me
01-14-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 199,182
Posted By Carl J

I've also added a B17 (I have the C17 on my two...

I've also added a B17 (I have the C17 on my two other bikes), and it's a great addition. And, bought it in blue which matches the bike nicely.
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