Because it’s NOT a Salsa, Trek, Specialized or other big brand.
I wanted to step into the 21st century of fat-bikes. My Pugsley has treated me well for over 11 years, but it was time.
Nothing wrong with those above, or any brands; although FatBack does fat-bikes, and only fat-bikes…. and they do them extremely well!!
It has a threaded BB, (which all FatBack bikes have, as all bikes should), which has been a deal breaker in a new bike with me for years. If it says PF BB…. I move on.
Symmetrically built wheels with through axles, and tubeless ready were a must.
I got an 18″ aluminum frame, FatBacks GX Eagle build with the carbon fork upgrade. For my riding style and riding area, I don’t feel a full on carbon frame is the wisest choice for me.
I choose the non studded Johnny 5’s, which I studded myself.
The only thing I swapped out, after 100 miles were ridden, was the stock saddle to my comfy WTB Koda saddle.
Also, when the studded Johnny 5’s weren’t really needed anymore, I set up my 45Nrth Vanhelgas tubeless. 1st time I’ve went tubeless in 20 years. This time around it went much smoother than that time 20 years ago!! LOL
I don’t feel I can really compare the ride of this Rhino FLT to the Pugsley. How can one compare the difference between night and day??
The Sram GX Eagle drivetrain is a game changer…. and has performed flawlessly, as I’ve now passed the 200 mile mark.
I’ve got a few races, well for me…. they’ll be called rides, coming up; and this will be the bike I ride. I may even get a set of plus size wheels, and sell my other two bikes…… time will tell. 🤔
I’m also patiently waiting for my new Cedaero frame-bag to arrive. Then things will get real!! 👍🏻👍🏻
I’ve named this new whip; well to be completely honest, Cindi named it; when you see me in person ask me the name she came up with; because I’d rather offend you in person than type the name out!! 🤔😂😂😂😂😂😂😜😜
Until then, keep the rubber side down, and pedal on!!