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On one fatty

SarnianSarnian Posts: 1,451
edited June 2013 in MTB buying advice
Looking for a bit of feed back on a on one fatty, thinking of getting one but I've never riden a fatty and never even seen one in person so wondering what they ride like, they look like a laugh to ride. I do have a a few miles of road (3-5) to get to my trails and was wondering if it would be a bit of a slug on the road and up hills (not that I'm totally unfit lol)
It's not a ornament, so ride It

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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    I've only ridden one round a rough car park and up and down some little drops and kerbs. I wanted one, but don't have the space (or a spare grand). It felt pretty weighty, but superb fun.
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    I rode a Surly Moonlander round a car park and money/space no object I'd have had it - cornered very nicely and seemed to have some perpetual motion machine in it - a few turns of the pedals and we were off with apparently no further power input needed. Surprisingly easy to get rolling too.
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I rode one for a few miles arounf my local trails. Bloody aweful, too much drag, terrible steering, heavy and pointless.
    I wouldnt waste my money on one. Its just another fashion thing.
  • BarrelmakerBarrelmaker Posts: 188
    A mate of mine has one. He really likes it. For reference he also has a 456 carbon and a yeti 575 so can pick and choose what he rides. He has done a few peaks rides on it and our local loop that is about 20 mile without any issues. I wouldn't have one though. Too much of a niche and the tyres are expensive.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I've had a short ride on a full fatty while one of the group was fixing a puncture, despite weighing nearly 40lbs it picked up speed quite readily and then just rolled over stuff as if it wasn't there, I could certainly see the appeal although I wouldn't have one.

    Don't forget to budget for a 100mm compatable crankset if you are looking at the £499 frameset option.
  • SarnianSarnian Posts: 1,451
    I've had a short ride on a full fatty while one of the group was fixing a puncture, despite weighing nearly 40lbs it picked up speed quite readily and then just rolled over stuff as if it wasn't there, I could certainly see the appeal although I wouldn't have one.

    Don't forget to budget for a 100mm compatable crankset if you are looking at the £499 frameset option.

    Thanks for pointing the crank set out, I was thinking I could use one of the spare ones in the shed, the 100mm had slipt my mind :roll:
    It's not a ornament, so ride It
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