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Any one remember 3.0 inch tires? Phil wood needs to stop right now!

Apr 9, 2004
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If I am not wrong I believe you are all missing something. That is a surley tire for a fat tire bike. They are real popular around the trails here. I think what they are showing is the custom fork crowns for a Dorado to fit on the fat bike. most fat bikes have rigid forks because no one makes a wide fork.Big fat baloon tire, fat hub, wide wheels all hooked up with a dorado? Would be a blast in the rocks.
 

William42

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Jul 31, 2007
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If I am not wrong I believe you are all missing something. That is a surley tire for a fat tire bike. They are real popular around the trails here. I think what they are showing is the custom fork crowns for a Dorado to fit on the fat bike. most fat bikes have rigid forks because no one makes a wide fork.Big fat baloon tire, fat hub, wide wheels all hooked up with a dorado? Would be a blast in the rocks.
truth, lotta people use fat tire bikes too, I guess I just associate those super fat tires with snow bikes. But you're right, and I bet regular fat tire bikes are a bigger market.
 

OGRipper

Turbo Monkey
Feb 3, 2004
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Given that they slapped it on to the front of a DH bike, I'm guessing they are hyping the idea of using a fat tire for DH, with a special fork.

It's like fat bikes are the new 29'ers: Fat bikes are fun, so a DH bike with fat tires will be more funnerer. :rolleyes:
 

Sandwich

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May 23, 2002
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I can't imagine riding a fat tire in the front and not in the rear...but I've never ridden one period so who knows. Hanebrink was doing something like this for a while, with his awful fork. I imagine you'd get gobs of suspension and traction with it, so you'd need less travel, but I can't imagine you'd be able to get it to handle well any time soon. There are leftys with fat tire conversions...eh, it'd be fun at plattekill with some beers before/after.
 

ALEXIS_DH

Tirelessly Awesome
Jan 30, 2003
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Lima, Peru, Peru
i foresee, that at some point in the not so distant future...

downhill bikes will essentially become motos without engines, made from exotic materials at 1/2 the speed and twice the price of proper motos, made for image-conscious label-loving douches....
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
That's what I thought initially, but then it does look like that fork is slapped on the front of a V10c?
Because they're trying to push some new crowns apparently. Probably because the only way to get suspension on something like a moonlander would be with aftermarket parts such as these? The tires aren't made for DH on a regular bike at all, they'd be downright scary at high speed. (I've ridden a moonlander with those exact tires on a relatively tame trail... scary.)
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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i foresee, that at some point in the not so distant future...

downhill bikes will essentially become motos without engines, made from exotic materials at 1/2 the speed and twice the price of proper motos, made for image-conscious label-loving douches....
.......aaaaannddd

Here we are.

You called it man. Nice work. Not sure how you could have seen that coming two hours ago but you were spot on.