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Brand: Motobecane



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  • Fatazzbike
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    First ride blew up the rear hub, not the cassette, the drive ring, Broke into three pieces. The vendor sent another complete rear wheel. Second ride, same thing rear hub blew up. Two hubs in less than 10 miles. Won't even bother with warranty. Replaced the hub with DT Swiss problem solved. With the exception of the hubs, for the money it's a OK bike. The bike now has about 100 miles on it, all off road. And I want to switch to a sprung front fork (getting old sucks) The front Novatec hub is tripping me up. The interchangeable hub ends are a great idea, 3-in-1 hub. But only if you can get the parts. Novatec USA has the parts, but can't sell them, your told to contact there distributor Bikefettish. They don't answer the phone, return calls or e-mails. My recommendation if your going to buy a Lurch, Spend the extra money get the Lurch with the Bluto, and buy a DT swiss rear hub. (you can use the spokes and nipples from the original wheel) The Novatec hub would make a good paper weight.

    Now, I'll give the vendor Bikes Direct some props they did send me a complete rear wheel with only a little drama involved.

    Pros
    Fits the biggest tires, good first fatty, price

    Cons
    Novatec hubs, yea it's heavy.

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  • cavedweller
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    I recommend this bike for anyone who is on a budget and wants to get a nice entry level fat bike. I spend about $900 on bikes direct, then added a Bluto fork on later for around $400. This bike is so fun and will go anywhere. I have also upgraded the tires to a Surly Bud/Lou combo. The only negative is the weight, it is steel so its heavy...around 45lbs.

    Pros
    Cheap, great componets for the price, well build and durable.

    Cons
    Heavy

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  • dgw2jr
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    If you are looking for a budget fat bike, this is it. Get the one with the Bluto if you plan to ride it in all conditions.

    Pros
    Fits the largest tires available. Steel frame is compliant.

    Cons
    Heavy

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