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Thanks for pointing that out. We’ve added Giant as a brand to “Where to buy” section, as Giant bikes can be found all around the country basically in every large town across the US. Their bikes and selection are indeed very good. We made this post to diversify the selection and point out some of the best bikes you can order online, without the middleman.
They do look sleek and are equipped with a nice set-up indeed!
Hi Barry. The Frisco seems like a cool bike for light trails and commuting. The air forks and full-suspension set-up is a decent deal at such a low price. Also the hydro brakes, mid-drive motor and a relatively low weight at 54lbs it has some great specs indeed. But, as the Frisco is a Class 4 eBike with a max-assisted speed of 34mp/h, some states require you to have drivers license, a helmet and a license place so make sure to ask about it as well!
Thanks for pointing that out, really appreciate it! We’ve made the corrections now.
As the Tern HSD 9 is basically a cargo e-bike, at 57lbs (With a payload capacity of 375lbs) it is quite light for its weight 🙂
Whoa, that’s awesome what you are doing there – living the life and using a fat bike to its core purpose.
Unfortunately, any of our partnered merchants do not offer a fat-tire kick bike just yet.
And for availability, I think there is still quite a severe shortage of bikes, and you might have a better overview of that tight niché market than we do.
Did you check the recommended tension provided by Brooks? Most saddles generally don’t need too much tension – prefer finger/palm-tight over ‘elbow-tight’ 🙂
Did you send Brooks Saddles feedback for a possible warranty case? Also, thanks for providing an alternative!
That is one of the greatest feedbacks I’ve heard so far. Brooks Saddles truly ages well in time, and fortunately, they have stayed true to their principles of quality.
You should write for them and become a brand ambassador as this is a priceless piece of information and experience you’ve got there!
The Prodigy’s first sentence on Ride1Up’s page goes like this “A master of the trails at just under 50lbs.”
The Prodigy rocks a front suspension fork, MTB geometry, and 27.5×2.0″ knobby tires – if it’s not categorized as a mountain bike, then what it is? 🙂
The 46tooth belt-drive crank length is either 170mm or 175mm. We couldn’t find more specific information than that.
The model used is: “46T Gates S150 Belt Drive CDX”
Sorry for the confusion.
Short answer: Yes, it is ‘quite’ an overkill, especially if you are thinking of hitting some gravel roads. Although it is a full carbon bike, the geometry of the Ventum is designed for road use mainly.
There are more versatile options available we’d recommend looking into 😉 Most bicycles over 1,500 USD hold their value rather well, and it happens to be that it is hard to get rid of a used high-end performance road bikes such as the Ventum in the long run.
As I understand you are 6’2 and 35 years old, right?
If you’d like to explore gravel roads on a road bike geometry – I’d definitely recommend looking into gravel bikes. Those bikes are also great on city streets, and why not for touring? The Ventum seems to be a good recommendation for a performing athlete that indeed comes with a hefty price tag.
You can get a nice gravel bike for that budget, Gravel bikes are indeed very comfortable to ride if you prefer 70% road and 30% offroad.
See our “Main Page – ROAD – Best Gravel bikes” there are some women-specific gravel bicycles that might lead you to a more suitable path.
Best of luck!
Thank you for your feedback.
If you’d ask a thousand people to name the best hamburger in the world, I’m sure they’d mention McDonalds as one of them. Same for Apple smartphones, although Android phones might have better specs in theory. The Apple watch is the best-selling wristwatch throughout history, is it the best?
‘Best’ is obviously a widely understood term. Instead, this article works as a guide for people who are looking to buy a fat bike online. We have gathered a bunch of bikes by known retailers you can trust, and we have also featured the most-known types and models to broaden the spectrum for beginners cyclists.
If you have suggestions, or even better, own a certain bike yourself that deserves to be on this list – we would be more than happy to see your review of your fat bike, and why not add it here as well!
We might release an article about saddles soon.
Look for full-face helmets
This is a selection of fat bikes by the most known, therefore the most popular brands searched in Google. We have Surly as number one, and Mongoose placed number two as Mongoose has by far the best ratings on Amazon over time. Also, their bikes are cheap and have proved to be perfect for many riders who are looking for a cheap fat bike. We added 9 Zero 7, thanks for the hint.
Glad to hear you like the bike. I would contact your nearest paint store so that they could match up the suitable color for you. Their bikes do have very nice and vibrant colors indeed.
That’s a great recommendation, thanks!
If you’d like to order online – We’d recommend getting anything from the Cannondale Trail series as their XL frame is indeed extra-large. Besides, the bikes hold great value in terms of components and durability. Co-op Cycles bikes have also proved to offer superb value for the money!
Road bike for a 66-year old might definitely be a little rough, as road bikes are one of the more uncomfortable bikes to ride! Starting to cycling in general at this age might be a little difficult anyway. We’d recommend getting a step-through 700C wheel electric hybrid bike. Why not even a 650b wheel bike with some suspension! New bikes are light in weight, and fast as well!
For $2,000 there is quite a good selection of bikes to choose from even at this price range!
Cannondale Trail 8 has been among the most popular bikes for a long time, hence the reason their bikes are often sold out quickly.
We’ll e-mail you once their bikes come up for sale again!
AM = American Made? Could you please specify with a link?
Swapping out the 140mm to 150mm is the most common upgrade many Mojo owners have been dealing with.
Although we are talking of 10mm (3/8″) of change which is not a lot, but surely, it seems like a solution to get a smoother ride on faster sections.
There are some things to consider though:
1. Ibis Mojo 4 is truly one of the best bikes in its category (Price/Quality/Travel/Geometry), and it is obviously the most upgraded model from the series you can get. Which means – it is the final, 4th version of the Mojo series. I wouldn’t personally change anything about the bike, besides the compression/rebound on the fork.
2. When swapping out the fork is your first consideration, make sure to check the warranty if that backs up the change.
3. Rest of the bikes by Ibis:
Mojo HD5 – 170/153mm
Ripmo – 160/147mm
Ripley – 130/120mm
If that 150mm is your definite go-to factor, you want to look in for a new air chamber/air shaft assembly that is fairly cheap and easy to fit. We’d recommend asking for more information from your local bike store that deals with MTB service.
Generally, bike prices are the same for each model. Although the price might differ for varying wheel sizes, the number of gears, etc.
Thank you for your honest reply. Matter of fact, I had excactly the same issue on the frame size L which turned out to be a bent rear derailleur. Make sure to get the bike assembled correctly, and don’t forget to re-tune the bike after 10-20 miles of easy riding. I upgraded the bent Tourney rear derailleur on my 2020 Trail 8 and it fixed the problem.