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Old 02-17-19, 04:06 PM
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New (Fat)Bike Day!

So last week I ordered a used fat bike off ebay and it was the Specialized Hellga. It was listed for $999 OBO so I submitted an offer for $800 and got a counteroffer for $825. After a lot of research I decided to pick it up and it arrived on the 14th, however I didn't get to ride it until yesterday.

One thing that definitely was a point of concern before purchasing was that this bike was designed as a "women's specific" bike. I don't know what people's opinions are regarding bike like that, nor do I care to start up some debate, but a few things that I noticed when looking at the geo of this bike were it's "short" top tube length and stack height. Compared to my drop bar Giant Toughroad GX, the Hellga has a 1mm shorter stack height and a 14mm longer effective top tube (albeit with a 26mm longer overall reach.... how does that work again) so it overall had geo that was close to a bike that I already liked albeit comparing a drop bar adventure bike to a flat bar fat bike.

I had a chance to ride the bike yesterday to dial in all the parts and after my 2 mile loop I realized I didn't have a few thing properly set (angle of the bars, shifting, rear brake rub), however I still had fun riding it. After dialing those things in I went one a short ride around the park today and I felt much more at home on the bike. I did take it to my LBS to get tuned up a bit just to make sure everything is as good as it can be.

I wanted an aluminum fat bike under $1000 that I liked and was well built that I could use during the winter when things were too sketchy for my Toughroad. What I got was a well priced (in my opinion) used fat bike that is playful, somehow fits me, and something that motivates me to get out and ride (again).

Next stop: Drop bar Fat Bike











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Old 02-17-19, 05:11 PM
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Congratulations, a drop bar fatty crossed my mind today.🤔
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Old 02-17-19, 11:10 PM
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Nice looking bike
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Old 02-18-19, 02:10 PM
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Sweet bike

drop bar? ....... ah... not for me
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looking forward to seeing it out & about
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Picked the bike up from the shop after work for a tune up yesterday. Decided I'd go on a little ride around the park at night. Bike felt really good and I definitely didn't regret buying it that's for sure











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