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Forum: Fatbikes
11-06-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By drowling23

I have installed the Mastodon Pro and it sucks as...

I have installed the Mastodon Pro and it sucks as much as Bluto. Compared to the Fox FIT4 damper, those fatbike-specific forks are a joke. They're so bad it's not even funny, like there's a time...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-06-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 521
Posted By drowling23

Is there a dedicated frame bag for the rear space of Salsa Blackborow?

Salsa sells dedicated frame bags for their bikes, but it only sells them for the front triangle. The Blackborow (I have MD size) has a rear space behind the seatpost, but no bag in it. Can anyone...
10-14-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By drowling23

Subjectively, I can say that Yamaha is way better...

Subjectively, I can say that Yamaha is way better than Bosch, so much better it's not even funny. Why? Because, since Yamaha doesn't interfere with non-electric pedaling, it gets a better boost in...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-27-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By drowling23

I think at this price you are looking at Frey...

I think at this price you are looking at Frey bikes, such as FREY AM1000.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By drowling23

I upgrade to death. It's part of the fun. Also if...

I upgrade to death. It's part of the fun. Also if you have several bikes, you can have gear migrate from your latest-and-greatest to your older bikes as you wear it out.
Eventually all that's left...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-18, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By drowling23

I don't think this is an issue right now.

I don't think this is an issue right now.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By drowling23

I think it's worth noting how light fatbike...

I think it's worth noting how light fatbike frames are nowadays — and I'm not talking about alloy, even the alu frame on my cargo fatbike (Blackborow) is extremely light. The tires are reasonably...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-26-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By drowling23

It does (I think), would you expect it not to?

It does (I think), would you expect it not to?
Forum: Fatbikes
09-25-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By drowling23

80mm rims on a 110mm hub — a bad idea?

I wanted my bike to have nice suspension, so instead of using a Bluto or Mastodon (no offense, but these are very average forks), I took an 80mm rim and laced it with an ordinary 110mm Boost hub. The...
09-07-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,688
Posted By drowling23

You really need to specify the distances and the...

You really need to specify the distances and the speed you need. Even a Bosch DualBattery setup with 1kWh will only give you 100km in Sport mode (200km on eco), which may or may not be enough for...
09-07-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,969
Posted By drowling23

I don't consider opinions like these to be of any...

I don't consider opinions like these to be of any value so just ignore people. Or I tell them "so are you" and leave them to wonder wtf that meant. Idiots will be idiots, and you cannot cure them of...
08-01-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By drowling23

What happened to Fox's 27.5+ forks?

I ride on a 27.5+ fork but I noticed that Fox no longer lists the 34 27.5+ (or indeed any Plus) fork anymore on their website. Where did they go? Is every 27.5 fork in the 34/36 range a Plus fork by...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-28-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By drowling23

Keep in mind that wider doesn't necessarily mean...

Keep in mind that wider doesn't necessarily mean better. Remember you need to actually pedal the bike, and the wider the tire the harder it will be. Unless you have an ebike. But fat ebikes are...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-28-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By drowling23

26x4 tires typically come with a 80mm or 100mm...

26x4 tires typically come with a 80mm or 100mm rim. As a result, there's no way to put a 2" tire on such a rim, since the tire is more narrow than a rim. Same goes for a 20" wheel, you need to...
07-17-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By drowling23

I ride a R&M Delite. It has a Rohloff at the end,...

I ride a R&M Delite. It has a Rohloff at the end, so it comes with Rohloff-specific dropouts. Interestingly the left dropout also has horns for mounting the brake caliper.
This actually gives me all...
07-16-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By drowling23

I really do have a 180mm postmount rear. It's...

I really do have a 180mm postmount rear. It's actually part of the dropout, not the frame. The brake is currently mounted directly on the dropout, no adapter here.
07-14-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By drowling23

I don't know if my frame can handle it or not...

I don't know if my frame can handle it or not because the brake caliper mount is actually on the dropout, not on the frame itself. But thanks for the pointer, looks like I found the adapter I need.
07-14-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By drowling23

Isn't this exactly how fatbikes started out...

Isn't this exactly how fatbikes started out before people started making fatter tires?
07-13-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By drowling23

Rear postmount 180 to 203mm adapter - does such a thing exist?

I want to put a bigger rotor on the rear of my bike, upgrading my 180mm to a 203mm. However, I cannot find any adapters for the rear wheel. Does such a thing exist?
07-09-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By drowling23

I have Jones Loop handlebar on my Salsa...

I have Jones Loop handlebar on my Salsa Blackborow fatbike. I got the one that also raises the height somewhat, so it's even more comfortable to ride. I like it.
07-09-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,728
Posted By drowling23

Thinner chains imply two things: they aren't as...

Thinner chains imply two things: they aren't as robust and wear out quicker, and if you break down in the middle of nowhere, the odds of finding this special chain in stock are very thin.
And hey,...
06-09-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,467
Posted By drowling23

I live in Russia so all the bikes are mail-order...

I live in Russia so all the bikes are mail-order by definition. Generally there are two options for fixing these: you either do it yourself, which is easy for everything non-electrical; or, if your...
06-09-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 853,580
Posted By drowling23

This is a Yamaha mid-drive, though compared to...

This is a Yamaha mid-drive, though compared to Bosch it's also very similar. Yes it does appear a bit safer than a BBSHD. Yamaha has an advantage of us being able to use third-party batteries because...
06-09-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By drowling23

This is no fun. The whole point of buying a $5k...

This is no fun. The whole point of buying a $5k ebike is to spend another $5k on customizing the hell out of it. Stock ebikes have single 500Wh batteries, crappy seats/handlebars/pedals, often have...
06-09-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,978
Posted By drowling23

I remember looking at BionX a while back and...

I remember looking at BionX a while back and noting that it was unreasonably expensive and that the battery looked unwieldy. Do they have any patents or IP worth having?
05-24-18, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,595
Posted By drowling23

I've set up a one-lever system before using an...

I've set up a one-lever system before using an Outbraker. It's kind of like ABS, but for a bicycle. They have a single-hose version but you want a dual-hose one.
Beware though because bleeding the...
05-24-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,361
Posted By drowling23

My motivation for choosing an ebike were: ...

My motivation for choosing an ebike were:

Speed and acceleration. I will never be able to manoever as quickly and efficiently with my feet unless I become a pro bike person.
Safety. If I see a...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By drowling23

Umm, your bike is quite long. even if you manage...

Umm, your bike is quite long. even if you manage to put in a suspension mechanism between the front part and the rear part of the bike, regardless of the length of suspension you choose, the actual...
04-13-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,014
Posted By drowling23

Someone needs to address once and for all this...

Someone needs to address once and for all this ridiculous argument that motorized ebikes destroy trails. I have several ebikes including an e-mtb and I don't see any way in which its operation is any...
04-13-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,122
Posted By drowling23

Ebikes are a good illustration of how regulation...

Ebikes are a good illustration of how regulation ruins everything. A couple of years ago, mopeds were unregulated in Russia. 13-14 year olds rode mopeds and nobody minded. Of course someone had to...
04-13-18, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By drowling23

The problem, to put it simply, is that Suntour...

The problem, to put it simply, is that Suntour forks are just for show - they don't really offer any suspension. Of course this needs to be put into perspective - I ride with a Fox 34 Factory so I'm...
04-11-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By drowling23

Thanks for the advice everyone. However, a rigid...

Thanks for the advice everyone. However, a rigid fork is not an option because biking infrastructure is nonexistent here and curbs are everywhere. So some front suspension is definitely a must (I...
04-11-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By drowling23

26" fork on a 24" bike

I bought my son a 24" bike with a Suntour fork (http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/no/components/fork/XCR-24-5613.html) (63mm travel, straight 1 1/8 steerer). The fork is abysmal junk and should be...
03-29-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By drowling23

A 400Wh battery lasts me 70km on relatively flat...

A 400Wh battery lasts me 70km on relatively flat terrain. A 1000Wh combined (Bosch DualBattery) in Tour mode (note: Tour, not Eco) lasts me about 130km.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-20-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,253
Posted By drowling23

They are riding on hard packed snow, on level...

They are riding on hard packed snow, on level terrain, with tires likely inflated to maximum allowed pressure. If you look at bike seats, most are raised to racing position, not for leisurely riding....
03-20-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,684
Posted By drowling23

Yamaha PW can be pedaled just fine without any...

Yamaha PW can be pedaled just fine without any significant resistance. Bosch CX, on the other hand, is extremely painful to pedal. I think Bosch have themselves realized how much drag a small front...
03-12-18, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By drowling23

Nowadays, you can find companies that both rent...

Nowadays, you can find companies that both rent out complete ebikes or rent out just the batteries (because they know about those problems too). So first I'd ask the airline if they'd accept an ebike...
02-22-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By drowling23

I understand that front brake lockout leads to...

I understand that front brake lockout leads to more dangerous situation.
I don't understand why they couldn't do both wheels? I mean, when the rear wheel starts to skid, that's also effective loss...
02-22-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By drowling23

Why does ABS only cover the front wheel?

So Bosch is going to release an ABS system for ebikes, but it only works on the front wheel. Why? Don't we also want to prevent the rear wheel from skidding?
Forum: Fatbikes
02-20-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By drowling23

Thanks for your replies! The bike manufacturer...

Thanks for your replies! The bike manufacturer has updated their specification, now stating that the bike can support 27.5/4 tires. So I guess it's problem sorted, I just need to order studded 4"...
02-06-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By drowling23

Review: Riese & Müller Delite GX Rohloff

I made a video review of my main bike; here it is. Comments welcome!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By drowling23

Jesus H Christ, $200 per tire, I'm really not...

Jesus H Christ, $200 per tire, I'm really not made of gold, you know. Also I don't think 27.5/4.0 will fit. At least it doesn't fit according to the spec, which might be lying.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By drowling23

The rims are 80mm external, around 74mm (3")...

The rims are 80mm external, around 74mm (3") internal, with tubes.

Sadly I cannot just 'try and see', bike is in one country, tires in another. I can either take the tires or not take them, and...
02-02-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,759
Posted By drowling23

The speed limit can be defeated in a million...

The speed limit can be defeated in a million ways. I recommend SDURO (Yamaha) though because at least you can pedal that thing w/o power... you cannot pedal a Bosch crank, it's just too hard!
02-02-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,014
Posted By drowling23

They don't break but they don't give the ride any...

They don't break but they don't give the ride any enjoyment on steep hills and whatnot. You do get a better experience than with a hardtail of course, but it's still fairly miserable. Also you'll see...
02-02-18, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By drowling23

From personal experience owning a few ebikes I...

From personal experience owning a few ebikes I can say this: leave the fork open at all times. The only case when you want to lock the front suspension is if you've got a heavy bag on the handlebars...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-02-18, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,252
Posted By drowling23

Consequences of 3" tire on 80mm Mulefut rims?

I just got a Salsa Blackborow with 27.5/3.8 tires. Unfortunately, Finland is completely iced over and there are no spiked tires this size (if you know of any, do let me know). I've got a pair of...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,455
Posted By drowling23

I find that, in freezing winter, you really have...

I find that, in freezing winter, you really have only two, seemingly incompatible options: either a fat bike or an ebike (or both!). You want to be able to power through the snow and over the ice...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,388
Posted By drowling23

The effectiveness of the spikes is directly...

The effectiveness of the spikes is directly related to the pressure per square inch (or centimeter) that the tires apply to the ground. Consequently, the thinner the tires, the more effective the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-10-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By drowling23

To be honest I find both 29+ and 27.5+ for that...

To be honest I find both 29+ and 27.5+ for that matter to be utterly surreal, marketing-only formats. Why can't the world just stick to 26/4.0 or 4.8 tires? :)
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