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  • mymoneypls
    *****

    The new 2017 fatboy has the M5 aluminum frame all cables internally routed. 1 x 10 (11-40) set up stock with race face 30t chainring and race face aeffect crank. Brakes are pretty good. X7 shifter and derailleur is fairly smooth. 15mm front 12mm rear. Bike weighs 30lb stock. Glad I didn't buy the 2016 model and held out for the 2017. For a 2000 dollar bike Specialized gave you a great package.

    Pros
    Climbs like a mountain goat, relatively light for being aluminum and having 4.6" tires on it.

    Cons
    Haven't found much wrong with the bike. Could come with a better derailleur than X7

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  • Leslie A. Smith
    *****

    Great bike, climbs like a moutain goat , great fun bikepacking on. Would highly recommend to some one wanting a fatbike.

    Pros
    Light and Fast compared to my boris x5

    Cons
    Lower end stock parts already upgrading

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  • Michael Lemieux
    ****

    A great year round ride! Not Just for snow. It would be 5 stars except for the bottom bracket, which is a pain to keep silent.

    Pros
    Real MTB geometry, nice parts spec

    Cons
    PF30 bottom bracket

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  • chuckpelley
    *****

    Now that I have owned this for a year, I am amazed by everything I can do with it as well as how ultra comfortable I feel on it. This bike is really peppy and I can zip along like a 29er on pavement (just lack the male leg power my hubby has). I HIGHLY recommend this bike to all.

    Pros
    durability
    front fork locks out
    great crankset

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  • Erik Winands
    **

    The guys (and girls) at Specialized could spend a little more at the parts for this fatboy. The overall quality of the parts is poor compared to other brands.

    Pros
    Light and stiff frame
    Good crank
    Very good tires

    Cons
    Really bad quality rear hub
    Poor brakes

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  • solofat
    *****

    Had my fb for 2 years now. It's my all around all terrain bike. Great for steep climbing. Snow San mud awesome. It's a bouncy ride full of fun and smiles. Not too good on technical or fast downhills.

    Pros
    Light, great all around, fun, San snow mud

    Cons
    Technical not so much.

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  • BillyTheKid12
    ****

    Overall I'm very pleased with the '16 Specialized Fat Boy Comp Carbon. If you're looking for a well-designed full carbon fat bike for trail riding, snow riding and racing, you should give the offering from Spec a good glance. If you're looking for a platform to use for bike packing....this is not the bike for you.Pros- Same full carbon frame as the Expert and S-Works builds
    - The Red frame is STUNNING!!
    - Decent component spec
    - ICE TECH rotors
    - Internal Cabling
    - Ground Control 4.0" tiresCons- Internal Cable routing not well supported internally (had to stuff some dense foam in the down tube to stop the cables from rattling against the frame - annoying)
    - Stout wheels a little difficult to convert to tubeless (have to seal the seams all the way to the top of the rim)
    - Press-fit bottom bracket (no issues with it, just not a fan - personal preference)

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  • Joe Lampen
    ****

    I would highly recommend the Specialized Fatboy as a high quality, great value bike until you're looking for carbon. The only reason it's not a 5 is because there are now carbon bikes and the brake system needs upgraded pads from the stock set-up.

    Pros
    Very capable, durable, and well performing. Shifts really well with the grip shifters. It is relatively light compared to some of the first fat bikes (its about 32-33 lbs stock).

    Cons
    Standard OEM brake pads should be upgraded if you're going to ride it on dirt trails in the summer months. Winter was fine.

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  • chuckpelley
    *****

    I have had this bike just a few days and rode it all over town on roads, sidewalks, rutted dirt roads, soft snow, mud, slop and trails. It was a lot of fun.

    Pros
    bluto front fork
    dropper post
    hidden tools built into bike parts and accessories
    not to heavy

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  • apauld
    *****

    Love this bike! Finished fall season on it which was a blast. I haven't ridden my FS since I got it because the Fatboy is just so much fun! And now that it's been in the snow, there is no biking season anymore. Just days I don't feel like going outside!

    Pros
    Cost, value,and the ride!

    Cons
    8 rides so far, can't complain

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  • drtrk300
    *****

    This Bike is a total hoot, I would prefer to ride it all the time which you can , it tackles long boring rides and handles off-road with authority NOW! What to do with the other 2 Bikes I already have.

    Pros
    Lightweight, comfortable, rolls nicely very controllable

    Cons
    had to replace the saddle and maybe replace some sub pro components still doesn't degrade my review

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  • man.cave
    ****

    I would recommend this bike

    Pros
    If you are in the market for a Fat bike, I don't think you can beat the price for what you are getting

    Cons
    I little lower end comp. than I thought would be on a 2k bike

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  • BonnieJo
    *****

    Buy it, you'll love it!

    Pros
    Rode a FatBack 4-5 times before buying the FatBoy Expert. Love it's added traction with the 4.6 tires. Handles like a dream in snow, and not in snow, climbs/descends rocks so you barely notice them. Run 4-6 lbs of air, I weigh 125.

    Cons
    None so far. Oh miss my shifters still a bit, it has grip shifts.

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