So, for a number of reasons, I’ve decided that now is not the right time to have this bike in my stable, my loss is your gain. This is a 22″, 2013 frame and the fork is from other year…..I could find out for you if it really matters. Big Fat Larry rubber up front and an Endomorph on the rear. Large Marge rims. New bottom bracket. New BB7 calipers and rotors. I put plastic platform pedals on which apparently conduct a little less of the cold to your feet. Lightly used 9-spd xt cassette. Shifters are deore trigger. Cranks are 175mm with a bashguard, 32 and 22. It’s shown with an XTR rear derailleur, 140mm stem, Ergon grips and a cheap wtb Kona saddle; all of which won’t be included, however, I will replace them with something else: a deore xt derailleur, a non-giant sized stem, some other cheap saddle I have and some different grips.
It has been over a year for me of not riding after a bad crash at Falcon Lake. It was way to long! I am looking to start back with some snow shoeing (trail building) and some winter single track riding. Bur Oak should be easy to keep packed with myself and a few friends out there weekly – the more traffic the better it is!
My bigger goal for the winter is to pack and build the winter single track at Grand Beach. I can only imagine how fun and beautiful the Grand Beach single track trail system will be! I can’t make it out often enough to snow shoe and pack the trails. I am hoping Manitoba Fatbikers can get it done together.
Please share your thoughts :)
Holy Crap! Where the hell are the all the fatbikers in WESTMAN??? I know A&L is selling fatbikes now…and I’m pretty sure Stream n’ Wood is getting into them….so where are they????? Bloody hell why is Winnipeg soooooo far?
Anyone up for a ride? There might even be snow !!!!! I was thinking of exploring the trails in the Assiniboine Forest.
Anyone up for a night ride?
Ok lets rattle these branches again. I am riding anyways but company would be nice ;) Let’s meet at the Forks at 6pm and ride Whittier, then cut across to the Church Hill drive single track, then back to the Forks for a carb refuel. The west enders can meet at my place and ride out on Cornish path. Bring lights , a sense of humour , and money for beer.
I have been riding the Pugster on trails this summer and having a blast. I recently have done Bur Oak in Birdshill for a few laps and had a blast. I will be likely going this Saturday Sept 21 for a multi lap adventure on the fat bike. I will go anyways , but thought it would be cool to get a few fat bikes out. Maybe meet in the parking lot at 8am. I plan on doing laps for the whole morning in case I do the End Tombed race coming up. Hope to see some of my winter friends out there. If you don’t have a fat bike just come anyways.
On behalf of Defiant Bicycles–and with the invitation of FatIan to post here–I would like to introduce you to the Big Easy. This bike was proudly made in Portland, OR with a custom aluminum tubeset. Unlike traditional FAT bikes, the Big Easy comes equipped with a 500 watt electric motor, which makes it a cold-weather commuting monster.
Defiant is currently crowdfunding the Big Easy on Crowd Supply with the hope of launching their brand based on its success there. For the next two months, people will have the option to receive t-shirts, Defiant’s carbon FAT bike fork, or a complete-build Big Easy depending on the pledge-level they select. The Big-Easy complete will be available for $4495. People who back a big easy will have the option to add a number of accessories of their choice through the general contribution pledge-level. Options on offer relate to those accessories pictured in the various builds featured on the product page.
One pledge level, the carbon fork, is particularly impressive. Weighing in at 575g with an uncut steerer, the Defiant FAT bike fork comes with a tapered steerer, 465mm axle to crown, rack and pannier mounts and it accommodates up to a 5.7in tire. Through the duration of the campaign, this fork is available to backers for $299.
Big Easy specs:
- Custom-designed 6061 aluminum frame–made in Portland, OR
- Clearance for up to 4.7″ fat tires
- 26x3in Rims
- 135mm Rear Spacing
- Shimano XT drivetrain
- 500 watt electric rear hub motor
- 36volt/11.6Ah battery mounted for optimal frame balance
- 25-65 mile range depending on rider weight and wind
In addition to the typical FAT bike audience (cold-weather commuters, etc.), the Big Easy holds immense potential for the more traditional outdoorsman who has typically relied on ATVs. Unlike ATVs, electric bikes are quiet and shouldn’t scare game the same way as a gas motored vehicle. The electric motor will allow you to carry more gear, farther, and with less effort exerted per pedal stroke. The electric motor has a range of 25-65 miles depending on rider weight and the prevailing winds.
We should mention that the bike retains the typically awesome features of a FAT bikes. With 4.7in tires, you will not find a surface that this bike cannot conquer. Steep ups, steep downs, washed out off-camber roads, loose gravel, mud. The other benefit is the built-in suspension. You can inflate these tires to as low as 7-8lbs per square inch. This keeps the ride supple and will allow the bike to float over bumps. The FAT tire advantage is clearer when carrying a heavy load. The tires distribute weight a lot better. This means the bike will ride more predictably when you go into the wilderness full-loaded with hunting gear. Incredible traction on any surface and a ride unlike any other.
Please take a look at the product page on Crowd Supply and let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much to Ian for allowing us to write this guest post.
see map. 29.5 kms. stage from Stead. takers? anyone with a new bike…say…moonlander or…9 zero 7?