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Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby Destr0 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Not exactly a BBB, but a great value so in the same ballpark. Ordered a Motobecane Sturgis Bullet tonight. Doesn't ship until October (or probably November if the thread on MTBR is correct).

Talked the wife into letting me get it for my birthday/Xmas present. My birthday is next week- but the bike will be delivered in November, close enough for Xmas. :-)

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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby BoomerBrian » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:56 am

Very cool.

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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby zmbhntr » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:15 pm

What made you choose the Sturgis over the NightTrain?
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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby Destr0 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:44 am

I chose the Sturgis because of the price point - The night train bullet is $200 more. The only parts difference between the two are the shifters/derailleurs and the tires. Tires are consumable and the Vee rubber doesn't get good reviews anyway, and the X7 vs X9 - I will be switching the shifters to grip shift (my preference, and with winter riding the main reason for the fat bike, grip shifters work better with gloves/mittens) anyway, and the performance difference between X7 and X9 is pretty minimal. That is something I can replace later easy enough if I choose. The X7 type 2 will be my first clutch type derailleur...

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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby wa_desert_rat » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:49 am

At $1295 it's certainlyl not a big box bike... but I like it. I agree totally about grip shifters; I have bikes with both trigger and grip (and two bikes with downtube friction shifters LOL) and the grip shifters are my preference. Especially for the front derailleur because a grip shifter allows for some adjustment to stop chain rattle.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... tbikes.htm

I've been excited about fat bikes for a couple of years now. Those Motobecanes look great. Looking forward to your report. My wife wants to sell all her bikes and just get one fatbike. :P
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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby Destr0 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:57 am

wa_desert_rat wrote:At $1295 it's certainlyl not a big box bike... but I like it. I agree totally about grip shifters; I have bikes with both trigger and grip (and two bikes with downtube friction shifters LOL) and the grip shifters are my preference. Especially for the front derailleur because a grip shifter allows for some adjustment to stop chain rattle.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... tbikes.htm

I've been excited about fat bikes for a couple of years now. Those Motobecanes look great. Looking forward to your report. My wife wants to sell all her bikes and just get one fatbike. :P


I know, not exactly a big box bike, but I am a cheapskate at heart and wanted to share with my BBB friends. :-) I have had bikes that cost over $7K to build but still appreciate anyone who rides and the BBB offerings have really upped the game. I still enjoy riding my Mongoose, even though I have now bought two other "better" bikes. The Sturgis is fairly budget minded for a fat bike. I put 10 miles on a Salsa Bucksaw 1 this weekend at a demo day and am going to order one ($1799 for just the frameset, complete bike $4999). :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Joined Cult Fat Bike tonight!!!

Postby blkangel » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:38 pm

Wow just saw this. Did you get the Bucks Saw yet? I recently got a Boris and I am wondering what your impressions are between the Moto and the Buck Saw?
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