Sonic Bulk Orange Fat Bike - 20 inch Wheels £140 @ Asda
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Sonic Bulk Orange Fat Bike - 20 inch Wheels £140 @ Asda

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Found 21st Apr 2015
just bough this for my son so id thought id share it with others....for the disc brake model the cheapest I found was 240 gbp

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Fat bike? What a daft name, sounds like a bike made for fat kids! oO

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so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George website...so you may want to take up your pedantic stance with them..

joseph1972

so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George … so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George website...so you may want to take up your pedantic stance with them..


dont worry. haters gonna hate.
they're obviously out of touch and just trolling from their Nokia 6410 or whatever.
heat from me

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joseph1972

so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George … so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George website...so you may want to take up your pedantic stance with them..


I'm not being pedantic at all. There's three things that the community need to know:- what the product is; how much it costs and where it's available from. Without these three pieces of information you'll generally find deals get voted cold because the community don't know what it is you are listing. Do take a look at the 'Help' link I popped in post 1, it explains more. Thanks

I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a fad - but I would love someone to extol the benefits of one. I would guess it is a really comfy ride, and you can lean in on corners a fair bit. Is that about it? Because I can imagine a few downsides too.

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like I say I wont be bothering again...can people not actually click the link and read for them selves or do they have to have everything handed to them on a plate????

At 18kg it certainly is a fat bike! For a 7 to 9 year old this could put them off bikes fot the rest of their lives.

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gaijintendo

I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a … I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a fad - but I would love someone to extol the benefits of one. I would guess it is a really comfy ride, and you can lean in on corners a fair bit. Is that about it? Because I can imagine a few downsides too.


my son wanted one that's enough for me to buy one..im starting to not like the negativity of this site

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marty-401

At 18kg it certainly is a fat bike! For a 7 to 9 year old this could put … At 18kg it certainly is a fat bike! For a 7 to 9 year old this could put them off bikes fot the rest of their lives.


haters gonna hate....have you nowt better to do?

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joseph1972

like I say I wont be bothering again...can people not actually click the … like I say I wont be bothering again...can people not actually click the link and read for them selves or do they have to have everything handed to them on a plate????


No, please do. Please take a look at all the other deals posted; they all contain the vital info in the thread title. It's reasonable to want to know what it is, how much it costs and where it's from.

Wish I was 7 again ;-)

joseph1972

haters gonna hate....have you nowt better to do?


Sorry if i upset you but imo the bike itself is flawed. The average 7 year old weighs 23kg and this bike is 18kg. Combine this with the (not great) cable disc brakes and heavier wheels it is going to be a bit of a burden for a little one.
Ps. The price appears reasonable though.

they are becoming more popular. not just for kids as most of the ones I've seen out riding have adults on. some versions are quite expensive.
supposed to be easier rolling through mud and soft ground.
but on the whole I think its more of a new outlook for MTB's as to give a new angle on the traditional set ie.....let's whack some huge tyres on and see how it goes.
they do look funky and sound very different when they're flying down the tracks.
the other biggest change to bikes really has been the 29er wheel size followed by 27.5
I'm still a fan of 26".
I'm still waiting to have a go of a fat bike. they look good fun.

Seen on e in Asda's on the weekend and it was the first time I have seen one of these bikes. They looked great, the tyres are so wide, I just wish my boy was small enough to buy him one

gaijintendo

I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a … I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a fad - but I would love someone to extol the benefits of one. I would guess it is a really comfy ride, and you can lean in on corners a fair bit. Is that about it? Because I can imagine a few downsides too.



Extollation commencing:
Fatbikes get their name from the tyres rather than the riders. Tyres are typically 4-5 inches wide as opposed to standard mountain bike up to 2.5 inches. They were invented for snow trail riding and racing it also makes a good bog & mud bike, beach bike for sand and grit, as the fat tyres run at low pressure give a larger contact area for the terrain. This also allows the tyre to act as the suspension as it does on a formula one race car. A typical 26" Fat tyre bike gives you the diameter of a 29er wheel so for rocky terrain the wheel decreases the gradient , you can ride over much bigger obstacles faster. Fat bikes are no longer a fad, been around for 5 years and all the big brands now have models available. And we know they only move in when there is money to be made.
This bike is a good deal for this model as the OP said, most places sell this from £240.00 to £299.00 and it may weigh more than a standard bike, but the fun factor outweighs the weight. (see what I did there).

informant2014

Extollation commencing: Fatbikes get their name from the tyres rather … Extollation commencing: Fatbikes get their name from the tyres rather than the riders. Tyres are typically 4-5 inches wide as opposed to standard mountain bike up to 2.5 inches. They were invented for snow trail riding and racing it also makes a good bog & mud bike, beach bike for sand and grit, as the fat tyres run at low pressure give a larger contact area for the terrain. This also allows the tyre to act as the suspension as it does on a formula one race car. A typical 26" Fat tyre bike gives you the diameter of a 29er wheel so for rocky terrain the wheel decreases the gradient , you can ride over much bigger obstacles faster. Fat bikes are no longer a fad, been around for 5 years and all the big brands now have models available. And we know they only move in when there is money to be made. This bike is a good deal for this model as the OP said, most places sell this from £240.00 to £299.00 and it may weigh more than a standard bike, but the fun factor outweighs the weight. (see what I did there).



I guess my problem is I do most of my cycling on canal paths and in the city, so I see these things in a weird use case. I know from (10 years past) experience that if you go downhill twice, you suddenly need a new bike, and you end up spending big bucks; and I increasingly see budget versions cropping up. I assume that's the trend part of it.
And this is a kids bike if I understand correctly. Disc brakes and parents that will take you to the hills is something I would have dreamed about growing up.
Every time I see one I want to have a shot though.
Edited by: "gaijintendo" 22nd Apr 2015

They can be good on gloopy mud, sand and soft snow.
For most riding in the UK, they aren't a great choice and it's more about the styling.

In most cases I'd expect a suspension normal bike would do better than a 'fat bike' - not sure how much a kids suspension bike would weigh/cost for a similar spec however - at least this doesn't have cheap suspension to go wrong!


AndyWedge is a moderator and is helping you out with your post - he's been around a good long while and is not raining on your parade, just helping to guide/assist you and other members with your post. Thanks for the contribution, I either never find a deal or am too late to post one!

joseph1972

so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George … so sorry my listing is so shoddy I just clicked the link on the George website...so you may want to take up your pedantic stance with them..

gaijintendo

I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a … I have noticed an awful lot of these Fat bikes, and I am certain it is a fad - but I would love someone to extol the benefits of one. I would guess it is a really comfy ride, and you can lean in on corners a fair bit. Is that about it? Because I can imagine a few downsides too.

marty-401

At 18kg it certainly is a fat bike! For a 7 to 9 year old this could put … At 18kg it certainly is a fat bike! For a 7 to 9 year old this could put them off bikes fot the rest of their lives.

Expressing an opinion isn't negativity - one man's pleasure is another's poison, But hey, N+1 rule of bikes means every one has its merits and you always need another bike, right?!

joseph1972

haters gonna hate....have you nowt better to do?


See the previous point! I grew up with a Raleigh Chopper. Was it good offroad? Er, no. Was it a good fast bike for time trials? Er, no. Was it good for downhilling and jumps? Er, no. Was it massively heavy, cumbersome and clumsy, but could transport you and your mate, plus skateboards, be dropped and abused and yet still loved it for its thigh-thickening ability that would make you adore bikes your whole life? Heck YEAH!!

Like you said, haters gonna hate, but please don't be put off. Heat from me to counteract the chills.
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