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  1. Sandwich

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  2. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    why you be shopping wally world?
     
  3. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    because real fatbikes are overpriced pieces of dated technology, and for less than the cost of one fat tire you can get a whole fatbike?
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    46 pound fat tire single speed. ORDERED.
     
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    hell the klunker from transmission is $550. For $350, you could probably put a few good bits on there.
     
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    An extra strong kickstand?!?!? Count me in!!!!!
     
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    Does the bike industry pitch this stuff to Walmart, or does Walmart have a group that follows trends and brings them in? I understand Mongoose could pass this along to Walmart but who's Thruster?
     
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    I honestly think this is a happy coincidence. Besides, it's marketed under Mongoose, who may actually have a person who has ridden a mountain bike once.
     
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    walmart also has / will have a danny mcaskill "model"
     
  11. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I'll save a few bucks and get a couple of good locks....
     
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    Weight limit is only 250. :rofl: Have they seen who shops at their stores?
     
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    that's only relevant because they'd try to figure out how to get the fat wheels on their rascal scooters
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I see fatter slobs at Costco sucking up the free samples.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I swear, if the gubmint really wanted to secure the Mexican border, all they need to do is set up some tables of free Costco samples and the fatties would block anyone trying to get through.
     
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    walmart is the biggest retailer in the world (B&M at least). their purchasing power is insane. when they want something, they get it (at least that's how it was when i worked in the toy industry).

    whether or not this was part of it, idk.
     
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    lol wut

    n8 do you own one of these? is that yer blog?
     
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    Like it?
     
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    I saw it posted to reddit. Certainly appreciate the opinion, and the baby is cute too.
     
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    I'd rock one of those in a heartbeat, and I can get bikes at wholesale... Why not, it's a complete fatbike for $200! The materials look like they erred on the side of "heavy but functional", and even has aluminum rims. And it's about as expensive a4.5" tire and tube sold at retail.

    It'll probably require a bit more maintenance than a higher-priced one (loose-ball bearings, etc), and definitely (DEFINITELY) make sure that it's put together correctly. Considering it comes in a box, you don't even have to worry about some 16yo with a multitool trying to put it together in the back of the Walmart.

    Btw, Mongoose (and all mass-market Pacific bikes) are designed here in Madison, WI, so I'd be pretty certain that whoever the PM on that was, he/she has a pretty dedicated cycling background, and almost certainly has ridden fatbikes here throughout the winter.
     
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    i was going to guess drinking problem...
     
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    It's Wisconsin, that's a given...
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    One of these days I'm just going to drive my cart through all the people blocking the isles getting their free food. I'm gonna DO IT. Like Mad fvckin' Max. :mad:
     
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    Not sure who Thruster is now, but I remember them from my BMX days in the 80's.

     
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    Would be a good beach cruiser and I mean the actual beach. Sandwich you just don't like anything new :)
     
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    Au contraire....I like this a lot. Cheap bike for plunking around in the winter? I'm in.
     
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    6'2" I'm too tall, but at that price I'd buy one to leave at my parents for beach riding.