Ride FAT or die Skinny from Francois Carrier Deziel on Vimeo.
Here is the unpacking and our first few ride around Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.
If you want to see more video from Nunavik check ou this vimeo album :vimeo.com/album/2242393
Canon EOS 7D
Lens Tokina 10-17
Lens Canon 24-105
Lens Canon 100-400
Go Pro Hero 3
Edit on Final Cut Pro X
Music : Wine and Chocolates from Theophilus London
For a while the question was do I really want a Fat Bike and when this question was answered by yes the hardest part was to find one… The reality is that the Fat Bike became victim of their popularity!!
After searching extensively on Fat Bike and ending most of my search a result with too many bookmarks… I decide to get all that info available and share the best of these search here is a list of useful link for anyone looking to buy a Fat Bike.
The very first thing is always price and as usual most of the time for bike you get what you pay for. But to my great surprise quite a few unexpensive Fat bike options exist out there: Budget models ; Mid Range models ; High End models
Here is a list of my favorite brands:
Surly, Salsa, 45 North, 9zero7
And last but not least the very best Bike blog you can follow : gypsybytrade
Its a unbelievable source of information on touring and bikepacking as well as Fatbiking!!
I found the Matador network while in asia and to my great surprise one of my video was featuring: http://matadornetwork.com/tv/5-ways-to-improve-your-cycle-touring-video/#comments
Thanks to Eric Warren for the article.
July 17 we start a conversation on bikepacking on facebook between 3 guy now owning FAT BIKE!! 2 Surly Pug OPS and 1 Salsa Mukluk 2! Yesterday my friend landed in Kuujjuaq with his brand new Surly Pug OPS and the frantic unpacking that follow was followed by the first test drive!!
When we were looking to go in Asia about a year and half ago, I stumble upon Bikepacking setup which made me dream… We did our 6 months biking in asia on paved road and a few dirt road but our setup was for road touring. Now almost 9 months after beiing back home I have been discussing with my 2 pal bikepacking setup and through those discussion and more searching the FAT BIKE came into focus. Now living in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik in the Quebec province we have a long winter and the FAT BIKES might just be the best option!! After shopping for the perfect FAT BIKE the Surly Moonlander seem like perfect fit for the condition we have… Now Fat biking is becoming so popular that no dealer in Montreal had any in stock!! Now my friend Guillaume spotted the Pug OPS a semi fat bike quite versatile and with tire size 4″ its seems to give more option for summer riding and the 3″ tire are compatible on the this bike. Pug OPS was also sold out and my attention went for the Salsa Mukluk 2 which on top of being available in size medium was also having the same rim, tire size as the Pug OPS. The 2 company seems to be own by the same owner and so many parts travel between both company. The shifters quality is little lower than the Surly Pug OPS and a few less attachment on the front and rear fork but the lower tube can take a extra bottle or gas canister which is a must for me.
After landing in Kuujjuaq sunday I open the box and assemble it together in order to get a first ride in the ski-doo trail around the neighborhood and this bike is AWESOME!! It just float like nothing else I have ever seen!! I am still the playing around with the tire pressure to find out the perfect amount of air for me but yet I could not be more happy!!!