Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lust

The current rate of evolution in fatbike design, especially the 'lightening' of these beasts, is incredible and intoxicating.  Of course there are those who will lament and decry that something "pure" (i.e. heavy steel first generation fatbikes) can't remain static and satisfy every need and want and whim, forever more.

As for me, I'm scheming ways to get my hands on one (fat carbon frame).  And some carbon rims, if possible.  I won't be able to afford the cutting edge technology, by any means, and maybe I won't buy anything carbon at all.  But I'll bet there's at least a fork in my future.  I dig the advancement of technology in general, and especially the advancement of fatbike technology.  Guess that makes me the dentist-wannabe, in the above metaphor.  So be it.  Lame argument, IMO.  Guy's gonna make a great cranky old man, with the awesome head start he has.

Anyhoo . . . I'm not sure where that digression came from exactly . . . but here's some of the exciting shit that's pushing my buttons . . .

The Fatback Corvus . . .



The 9:Zero:7 Whiteout . . .



The Salsa Beargrease . . .



The Borealis Yampa . . . 



The Lamere fatbike . . .

21.52lb Version $5850 (per the website)


Not only yeah, but hell yeah.

13 comments:

bikewrider said...

I admittedly harbor an irrational fear of carbon (different than a full on hater, mostly I'm just scared), but I've ridden Whiteout and I've seen the Borealis both in the shop and on the trail and have to admit there is some allure in a 23lb fatbike.

Vik said...

The new bikes look cool. I'm saved from an expensive fatbike upgrades by the simple fat I am not riding my fatty enough to justify new gear.

Wileydog said...

I'm a proud owner of a Pugs N/R, but I'll second that "hell, yeah". I wouldn't mind a front wheel that doesn't want to go a different direction than I want it to go.

Scott

rory said...

I just got a pugs, and from the 3 miles I've ridden it in the city, the 3 things I want are a lower q factor, less trail(front end geometry), and snow.

Polar Vortex said...

The environmental benefits of carbon sequestration argues for a re-evaluation of these frames and their owners.

Rather than responses like "look at that rich poser douchebag on the carbon" we might better say "thank you sir for saving the planet."

91,100 said...

Carbon? Seriously?

Give me a (catastrophic) break!

Why pay out the ass for outdated plastic when the US of A is distributing their patriotic Fat Man bicycle line absolutely free?

And guess what enviros--the Fat Man Americium is made right here in Hanford Washington of locally-sourced, 100% recycled waste. It's the bomb, man!

Carbon, no thank you.

Americium, fuck yeah!

Pedro said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERCzN91JicA

Bimboo said...

I love technogy, but check out this bike:

http://fat-bike.com/2012/09/interbike-2012-dirt-demo-day-two/

No, no not the first one, the bamboo Africa bike halfway down.

DJ Chi Wai said...

I have over 2500 miles logged into my Salsa Mukluk2 and still love every minute of it. But recently had a chance to release the Beargrease into the wild, and yes, its wild! Nimble, lighter, faster, a carbon fatty would be in my future if I were able to afford it.

Anonymous said...

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/high-performace-bike-carbon-Snow-frame-bike-26-Max-4-7-tyre/1596855622.html?src=ibdm_d03p0558e02r02

Prices will only come down

Mystery Moving Rock of Mars said...

The life of a carbon frame design:

Day Zero: Totally rad in the showroom.
Year and a day: Dated, but on the road.
Year five: Eyesore in the back of the garage.
Year ten: Totally rad find in the Goodwill dumpster...

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