Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

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Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby to the beach » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:58 pm

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Thruster-Vitesse-Mountain-Bicycle-with-29-Fat-Tires/40147150

hmmm, I've heard of these 29ers a while back, not enough flotation for an ATB but maybe enough volume for suspension delete. The tires it comes with look like a nightmare if you were :lol: on a wet lawn. :lol:
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby Renaldow » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:02 am

I have similar tires on my Nashiki hybrid and they actually work quite well. That saddle though... not sure I'm a fan of that upwards bend. Looks painful. :D
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby to the beach » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:20 am

That price should command disk brakes and it needs a set of trigger shifters too.
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:39 am

Boys, just saying... That looks almost exactly like the typical Kent/Genesis GS29, Twenty N9ner, MaxAir, Jeep Comanche, Thruster frame with a wide tire lol..
It also looks like the same wide, single wall wheelset as the MaxAir with the same 40 spokes.
At 279 and sold by Dazadi on the Walmart website, the Max Air is cheaper, with trigger shifters and a front disc brake, and available in the stores.
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at 3 inches wide, these tires are not what most folks consider real fatbike tires. Surly has a 3" tire on what they call a Camp bike. Even the Mongoose versions have 4" wide fatties on a 26" rim. This is an interesting bike, but "Bang for the buck" just isn't quite there. But it would be great on those long logging roads, maybe overnight rides, where the terrain was mostly dry and the challenges not too demanding. I see this bike with a new seat and every rack available bolted on, Trekking style :) The high rise handlebars, the headset spacer stack, the rigid front fork..
Definitely a road/rough road bike :P
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby to the beach » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:48 am

Is that a 1-piece crank on the Max Air?
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby Tomcat65 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:58 pm

All of those Kent/Genesis bikes have a similar 3 piece crank with a different finish on each one. The bb is a BSA threaded like the Pacific bikes..
Don't get me wrong, this frame is extremely versatile, just compare this bike to the MaxAir, GS29, and my new favorite version of this bike, the Thruster Excalibur
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It's more of a dual purpose bike. I like those deep Shogun rims lol :D
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Re: Kent Thruster Vitesse "Fat" tire 29er

Postby Scar223 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:25 pm

http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/29-Kent-Me ... ype=search

Am I looking at the same bike? Girlfriend is finally interested in a fat bike. Thinking this may work.
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