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#16 out of 126 Fat Bikes
Brand: Motobecane



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Q: Do the Vee Mission tires feel like they countersteer on this bike in hardpack conditions?
A: Greg, I swapped front Mission for Bud after one snow ride. I have not ridden shoed in Missions front and back on hardpack. My plan was to throw the Vee back on the front for the summer but I am not sure anymore. Bud is fantastic. I will update this if I ever do!

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  • BW_GT
    ****

    Great entry level bike. Very versatile all around bike, but if you want to shred through the trails, might as well stay with a regular 26", 27.5" or 29" mountain bike. I would recommend this bike if you plan on riding it most of the time on sand or snow.

    Pros
    Less than $700 price
    According to the sticker, the aluminum frame is built for off-road conditions with jumps
    VEE Mission 26x4.0 tires
    Hydraulic brakes

    Cons
    No fork suspension (at least).
    On dry pavement, it feels like the hydraulic brakes are not enough. We'll see how it goes this winter.

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    • BW_GT
      ***

      I have owned this bike for 3 weeks now and for the most part, the bike worked great. But last week, the rear hub broke and finding a replacement rear wheel set or getting warranty information from where I ordered it from (Bikes Direct) is very difficult. The bike has great potential, but it brought down by the small sub-par components.

      Pros
      Hydraulic brakes
      Strong frame
      Practical frame design
      Comfortable riding position
      Conversation starter

      Cons
      Ordered online and under warranty repair issues can be a hassle.
      Like all fatbikes, you have to be accustomed to adjusting the tire pressure on different riding conditions

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  • Bernard Smith
    *****

    I would highly recommend this Fat Bike to anyone that wants to experience the joy of winter riding on a Fat Bike, without putting up a fat wallet price tag. You want to go to "Bikesdirect.com", not the other links posted by the picture. The last 2 mornings have been sublime for Fat Bike riding in the woods over frozen snow crust surface. With the early cold temps, the 16 inches of snow is still blanketing the forest floor in a special way. Like many others, I've witnessed deer, coyotes and other wildlife, run through the woods unimpeded without a designated trail to run on. It has been fantastic to be able to do the same thing on this snow bike (4" wide tires). You get enough support from the wide tires, that at my weight of 155# I haven't had any issues with breaking through the frozen top crust. What a blast, makes me feel like a little kid

    Pros
    Great value considering the quality of components.

    Cons
    While FSA may be considered a value at this price, I've had enough issues with FULL STOP AHEAD that if I never have their components on any kind of bike again, that would be fine with me.

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  • VitalyG
    *****

    Buy one.Bike of true value. I feel I got a lot for the money here. Stock tires (Vee Missions) are not bad on dry trails and hardpack. However they are a no go in snow and slippery conditions. Bud fits fine in the front running 5 psi and I don't need more than that. Rims are easy to set up tubeless. Cornering grip is fantastic and even when you force it to break loose, the Bud up front regains traction instantaneously. I figured this bike works wonders on loose kitty litter type rocky soil like we find here in Cheyenne Canyon and other places in CO.

    Pros
    Price
    Snow riding
    Bud fits in front
    Cornering grip

    Cons
    34.5 lb with pedals
    Vee mission tires

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