Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More fat to hit the world?

The buzz this week has been Salsa's website. They are working, building, and will be riding prototype full suspension fat bikes maybe within the next couple of years. Question is: Is it really necessary? That seems to be the debate amongst many on the forums and website. Those beefy tires already have enough bounce to them. Adding FS will just make it trampoline like if you ask me. Plus the added disadvantage of the extra weight, pedal bob, you name it. At the same time, I would be very interested to ride one. We'll see if anything comes out of it.

There are a few people on the forums that have turned old FS bikes into frankenstein fat bikes. Lots of cutting and welding to come up with the desired outcomes. Word is they actually work. I guess we'll see if Salsa can pull this one off. Surly has their Moonlander, Salsa MIGHT have their full suspension rig. Right now they are taking suggestions for travel, wheel width, tire size, etc.

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