Is fatbiking technical at all?

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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Nov 12, 2018 21:22 pm

Tetramuncher is who Gove was thinking about when he said he'd had enough of experts

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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby steve_sordy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 18:01 pm

A definition of expert (best spoken).
"ex" = an unknown quantity
"spurt" = a drip under pressure

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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby Tom Howard » Fri Jan 04, 2019 15:46 pm

Can be as technical, or not, as you want. As illustrated by this chap and his wife riding the same trail, differently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaziNt-iG9c
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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby steve_sordy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 13:24 pm

Tom Howard wrote:Can be as technical, or not, as you want. As illustrated by this chap and his wife riding the same trail, differently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaziNt-iG9c


That is an absolutely amazing video! 15 mins of true entertainment. :D The rider's skills are used so casually, as though he's thinking "(yawn) can't everyone do this?". His wife just gets on and rides the trail and with every evidence of just humouring him "yeh, I know he's a show off but he's good isn't he?"

She rides the trail like I would in real life. He rides the trail like I do in my dreams. If that had been the only trail I had ever ridden for the last ten years, I would still not be as good as he is. Depressing really! :shock:

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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby Tom Howard » Sat Jul 20, 2019 15:52 pm

More, not technical at all, fatbiking...

https://youtu.be/8eOX1A6XrYU
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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby mattyfez » Sun Jul 21, 2019 17:14 pm

I'd guess 40psi on the side wall is the max rather than minimum?
Unless your a right fatty, you wouldn't want to be running much more than 30psi
I generally run about 27psi front and about 30 on the rear and I'm 99kg.

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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby Tom Howard » Mon Jul 22, 2019 08:53 am

On a fat tyre? 4” plus?

I’ve never got into double figures. Any more than about 8psi feels like they are solid...
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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby larkim » Mon Jul 22, 2019 09:23 am

Tom Howard wrote:More, not technical at all, fatbiking...

https://youtu.be/8eOX1A6XrYU

Nice, but did any of that actually require a fat bike rather than an ordinarily-tyred MTB?
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Re: Is fatbiking technical at all?

Postby Tom Howard » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:09 pm

I imagine the additional grip helps in a few situations, particularly getting up some of the stuff.
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