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Keep an eye on the Bully

When the Bully comes storming in, heads will roll.

Twenty2 Cycles Bully (pic1)

Our friends over at Twenty 2 Cycles in Colorado (www.Twenty2Cycles.com) have been working on some amazing new bikes, beautifully handcrafted in titanium in the good ole US of A.  Of particular interest is the Bully, a titanium fatbike that appears to be ready for a fight with the snow.

The fine-looking ti Bully featured here is a 1 x 10 version lots of clearance – Big Fatty Larry’s are welcome.  The finish features custom bead blasting, with a 44mm headtube, Cane Creek Angleset Headset, BFL’s on 80mm Rolling Darryls.  Total weight?  27.8 pounds.

I think my first BMX bike was about 27.8 pounds, so that’s amazing for a bike with 4″ wide tires that conquers snow, sand and trail.

Twenty2 Cycles Bully (pic2)

Looking for a custom fatbike built of titanium with the specs and parts you want, built for the long-haul?  Be sure to check out Twenty 2 Cycles.  Want to see one in person in Minnesota?  Be sure to check out the Fatbike Frozen 40 on February 11, 2012 (more details coming soon).   If titanium is more than you are looking for, Twenty 2 Cycles indicates they will be launching steel fatbikes soon too.

What is the story on Twenty 2 Cycles?  Here’s what they have to say…

Twenty2 Cycles Bully (pic3)

Twenty2 Cycles is fabricating handcrafted titanium and steel bike frames in the heart of the Rocky Mountians.  All Twenty2 Cycles frames begin with careful selection of the highest quality tubing available.  Our Vail, Colorado-based team transforms these USA-made raw materials into the finest frames on the market.  We have innovative frame designs to cover most aspects of cycling, which currently includes 29er and traditional 26 inch mountain bikes, cyclocross, road, bmx, and our two “Bully” fatbike/snowbike models. Whether it be full custom or one of our existing designs, at Twenty2 Cycles we are passionate about our product and take great pride in crafting dream bikes that are “Born, Tested, and Perfected” in the Rocky Mountains.

Find a video about their Bully, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Twenty2Cycles

Or, check out their fatbike events and rides calendar: http://twenty2cycles.com/events

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Fatbike frame bags?

Who on RideFatbikes.com has purchased or made a frame bag, handlebar bag or other similar large-capacity bag specifically designed for fatbikes that allow gear, tools, or other miscellany to be stored on the bike?

I’ve seen some awesome  designs from Revelate Designs  (formerly Epic Designs) on bikes on the web, but have not had the privilege of seeing one in person or trying one.  I’ve also seen some “home brew” creations that look very solid as well.

For the benefit of the fatbike community, I’d like to post questions about gear and gear reviews here, and get comments, feedback and possibly even products to review from those who have used the gear, so the rest of us have the benefit of your experience.

So, who has tried a fatbike bag?  If so, which brand did you choose (or did you mae your own).  What has been your experience with the bag (quality, how much does it carry, durability, ease of use, etc.).  Please post comments, submit a pic of the bike and bag, and let me know if you have a bag design you want to donate for a review.


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Fat is getting even cooler (thanks Surly)

Surly, one of the great advocates/proponents of fatbike culture, and an integral part of the Minnesota bike culture, generally, just launched some cool stuff.  Check out the Surly blog, and yesterday’s post (August 24th), here.

Photo credit: Surly Bikes (surlybikes.com)

It appears the amazing and comment-inducing 3.8 inch fatbike tires of today, are going to be upstaged by ridiculously large 4.7″ tires in the Surly Moonlander (sold as a complete).

Maybe you want new tire choices for your current fatbike?  Surly has that covered, too.  They’ve got a more “street ready” Black Floyd, a knobby Nate 3.8, an improved Marge Lite rim, and a 100mm Clownshoe rim.

Surly’s always got cool things going on. Surly has made continuous and ongoing improvements to fatbikes.  Thanks for keeping it interesting Surly.

Check out the announcement at the Surly blog.

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