Wow, for the past few weeks all kinds of fatbike news has been popping up. Pretty exciting for me as I love fatbikes!
But as many of you know I am a very good consumer so new, exciting things makes my wallet and wife cringe. So with the release on the carbon Beargrease last February I knew I needed one...ok wanted one. I even went so far as to add one to our preseason order. But as I realized I have gone a bit "crazy" in the spending department I took it off order, reluctantly.
As time passed and more information comes out I'm glad I did. I'm not sure the Beargrease is the bike for me. Yes it's lighter than my Ti Mukluk but the overall geometry lends itself more as a "racing" bike and I don't think that fits my needs and wants. I prefer the really long rides and races and have back issues, etc so the racing geometry doesn't work that well for me. For others it's a perfect bike.
So do I need the new Ti Mukluk? It's lighter!
The standard for fatbikes doesn't really seem to be set either. Not that there should or will be a standard but the dust hasn't settled as to what's best. Rear hub spacing (135, 170, 186, 190, thru axle...), headsets, BB's, etc.
So I just may wait and see what happens. However, that Ti Mukluk does look pretty damn cool!
I was about to dive into my dislike of non threaded BB's and odd headsets but I've already done that so moving on! Note: I see and know the benefit just don't know it's worth the headache. I still struggle with moving on to anytime with thru axles. But my options are disappearing. Get with the now I guess.
Today is the last of my rest period. I ride tomorrow! It's suppose to be 47 degrees in the morning...love it!