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BIKES!!!!!

Why would a fat tire bike be better around the city than a mountain bike? It seems like it would be the opposite.

Fat Tire bikes got popular way after I was into riding, and I've never ridden one and don't know much about them, so it must be me.
 
I plan to do way too much city biking to drop $2K on a mountain bike. Feel free to drop some money in my GoFundMe though :)
I would bet that a significant fraction of people who own a bike like that ride it mostly on city streets. I see so many people riding fat-ass tires around Oakland. Our streets are bad but they're not that bad...
 
Why would a fat tire bike be better around the city than a mountain bike? It seems like it would be the opposite.
It probably wouldn't unless your commute includes riding in the snow. But I love how I can ride my bike anywhere. I rode it on the beach labor day weekend and it was so much fun. Been itching to take it up to the snow, but I just haven't had a chance to yet.
 
So I’ve been trying to rationalize getting a bike or fixing the old Trek that I have. I came here to browse and see what folks were talking about.

I haven’t made a decision, but that doesn’t matter. My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE thing is FATC1TY ‘s progression from “I wanna start riding again and maybe lose weight and not break the bank” to “yeah so what maybe I’ll spend 10 grand on bike gear what is money” in like 6 months or less.

Hey man, I get it. Life comes at ya fast. If I didn’t have b-school loans, it’d probably happen to me too.
Bro it was a hard hard sword to fall on. Im kind of ashamed to be honest.
 
I’m in central Texas so no concern of ice. If I was in west Austin I’d look more at mountain-ish bikes but the east side of town is very flat. I’ll get specifics on the repair cost and then make a decision.

Either way, I hope someone isn’t here in six months giving me the same shit!
I’ll be waiting on that Pivot, Santa Cruz, and Evil carbon bike you’ll be getting.... it’ll be fun. Trust me!
 
Holy hell! The fat tire bike craze has gone crazy. Get the appeal for snow and rough trail riding, but my local trails would just need the 27.5+ at most.
I’d get a fat bike if I was near the beach but I’m with you. Absolutely no way I could ride a fat bike on my east coast Appalachian trails. Wouldn’t fit thru some of my lines of rocks and roots
 
Absolutely no way I could ride a fat bike on my east coast Appalachian trails. Wouldn’t fit thru some of my lines of rocks and roots
When you ride these fatties off road you ride at very low PSI (I’m usually between 6-8) which makes it easy for these giant tires to suck up the trails. In fact, I ride my Fatty on every mountain bike trail in my area. (Northern California)
 
When you ride these fatties off road you ride at very low PSI (I’m usually between 6-8) which makes it easy for these giant tires to suck up the trails. In fact, I ride my Fatty on every mountain bike trail in my area. (Northern California)
Take it to Downieville? Would love to try that on Pauley Creek.
 
It is an entry level Trek that I honestly haven’t used much in about a decade. 7.2 FX is the model. The shop said it’d be around $100 or so to get it in good shape. I may get a Surly though.

I was mainly here to talk shit 😉

My wife has a 7.2. It's a decent bike.

Got my first really neat bike last week. 1999 Klein quantum race. Only 2 rides so far, but really like it.
 
I went ahead and got my shitty Trek repaired because the shop convinced me it was worth saving. Just over $100 for new tires, tubes, chain, and a tune-up. Their credit card system was down, so they just said come back and pay later LOL... peak Austin.

I'll see how things go, but I'll probably end up getting something new eventually.
 
My wife has a 7.2. It's a decent bike.

Got my first really neat bike last week. 1999 Klein quantum race. Only 2 rides so far, but really like it.
Just put on some regular pedals and a longer stem. Needed some adapters, but good to go. It has every stock part it came with from the factory, so that is pretty cool. 19.8 lbs.

 
I went ahead and got my shitty Trek repaired because the shop convinced me it was worth saving. Just over $100 for new tires, tubes, chain, and a tune-up. Their credit card system was down, so they just said come back and pay later LOL... peak Austin.

I'll see how things go, but I'll probably end up getting something new eventually.
That’s awesome. I bet riding the Trek will help you identify what you really want when you buy another bike and you’ll be happy you waited.
 
I went ahead and got my shitty Trek repaired because the shop convinced me it was worth saving. Just over $100 for new tires, tubes, chain, and a tune-up. Their credit card system was down, so they just said come back and pay later LOL... peak Austin.

I'll see how things go, but I'll probably end up getting something new eventually.
Hit up CL for lightly used mountain bikes. Some great deals to be had on only a few years old models for fraction of the price.
 
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