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 04/05/2018 03:04 PM
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larenyon

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Anyone on here ride theirs on the soft sand in southern brevard area? I was thinking of investing in one for training when it's flat, but wasn't sure if they can realistically ride across the soft sand, or just the hard pack sand. I live in Mel Bch, so it's pretty much all soft sand down here. Thx. 

 04/05/2018 05:29 PM
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pompano

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I ride my commuter from the inlet to jetty park in different stages.  I have Surly Knard 700c x 41, 33 tpi that I ride at about 25-30 psi at low tide.  Sand firmness comes and go.  Lately, the softer dredge sand with the prior big swells has moved it toward the tide line and made riding on my tires difficult.  The large beach bikes can handle even softer, and it is a great workout.  Bring lots of water to drink. you definitely get to see all the popular surf spots. 

 04/05/2018 06:14 PM
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Mr. Long

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Forget beach cruisers. What you need is an actual fat bike. My Motobecane Night Train has 4.8" tires that I'm currently running tubeless. Rolls over everything, depending on how you set your air pressure. It's my full-time mountain bike, but I've used it for riding cow trails on the St Johns as well as beach fishing. Works very well on soft sand. Got mine here: Fat Bikes for sale No need to spend $1500 like I did if all you want is something for the beach. They have much more affordable models. Get at least 4" tires. Lots to choose from in that link. Here's mine: Fat Fishing 1 Fat Fishing 2 Good luck!

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Edited: 04/05/2018 at 07:31 PM by Mr. Long
 04/06/2018 04:35 AM
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/26-...ltiple-Colors/22861845

Simple and basic. Now, , , , , I know that the "Oh Boy 123XYZ Wow" bike is much more appealing, at twice the price but, unless it is made from 300 grade stainless and titanium it is going to rust and go to hell ASAP. Save yourself the bucks for beers along the way.


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 04/06/2018 05:20 AM
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RocketSurf

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DP--perfect bike for the beach...single speed, disposable. Rinse it off every time and it should last 1 - 2 years. Costing a whopping 8-9$ a month.
 04/07/2018 04:33 PM
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spindrift

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We have several different models available for rent. They're geared real low, but even on hard sand they are a workout. Superfat wide tires
Dropping psi would definitely make these work in softer sand.
But again: hard work, you will break a sweat

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 04/07/2018 08:19 PM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: Mr. Long

Forget beach cruisers. What you need is an actual fat bike.

My Motobecane Night Train has 4.8" tires that I'm currently running tubeless. Rolls over everything, depending on how you set your air pressure. It's my full-time mountain bike, but I've used it for riding cow trails on the St Johns as well as beach fishing. Works very well on soft sand.

Got mine here:
Fat Bikes for sale

No need to spend $1500 like I did if all you want is something for the beach. They have much more affordable models. Get at least 4" tires. Lots to choose from in that link.

Here's mine:
Fat Fishing 1
Fat Fishing 2

Good luck!


Where do you ride mtb ??



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 04/09/2018 09:11 AM
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Mr. Long

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Where do you ride mtb ??
    Living in Christmas, Snowhill is only about 10 minutes North. My wife and I ride there on Wednesdays and weekends when we need to stay close to home. Otherwise, we're off to Santos or Alafia.
    Two weekends ago, we stayed at a hotel at 484/95 and spent all day Saturday at Santos and then Sunday we hit Ern N Burn from 484 to Ross Prairie and back
    When I visit my dad in Pensacola, I bring the bike and hit the UWF trail. Has more elevation change than Snowhill, with a nice mix of stepped downhills and climbs.
    We've hit Markham park a couple of times when visiting friends in Lake Worth. SO much fun
My brother lives in Marietta, GA, so we always bring the bikes when visiting. Rope Mill Creek, Sope Creek, and Blankets are all very fun and within an hour of his house.
    We attend the Santos and Alafia FTFs every year, and last October, attended the Cold Water Mountain FTF in Anniston, AL


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 04/09/2018 09:24 AM
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LBLarry

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Originally posted by: Mr. Long

Where do you ride mtb ??



    Living in Christmas, Snowhill is only about 10 minutes North. My wife and I ride there on Wednesdays and weekends when we need to stay close to home. Otherwise, we're off to Santos or Alafia.


    Two weekends ago, we stayed at a hotel at 484/95 and spent all day Saturday at Santos and then Sunday we hit Ern N Burn from 484 to Ross Prairie and back


    When I visit my dad in Pensacola, I bring the bike and hit the UWF trail. Has more elevation change than Snowhill, with a nice mix of stepped downhills and climbs.


    We've hit Markham park a couple of times when visiting friends in Lake Worth.
    SO much fun


My brother lives in Marietta, GA, so we always bring the bikes when visiting. Rope Mill Creek, Sope Creek, and Blankets are all very fun and within an hour of his house.

    We attend the Santos and Alafia FTFs every year, and last October, attended the Cold Water Mountain FTF in Anniston, AL


Interesting ... we have probably crossed paths.

I am a former member of the OMBA Board of Directors (and still admin their fb page) ..... I now live in St. Pete.



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 04/11/2018 05:21 PM
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larenyon

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Thx for the input. I want it just for beach exercise to keep in shape. The walmart models are fine, but I am real tall and their bikes are usually too small for me. I'll check out the cheaper ones on the site you shared.

 04/11/2018 05:21 PM
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larenyon

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Thx for the input. I want it just for beach exercise to keep in shape. The walmart models are fine, but I am real tall and their bikes are usually too small for me. I'll check out the cheaper ones on the site you shared.

 04/11/2018 05:21 PM
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larenyon

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Thx for the input. I want it just for beach exercise to keep in shape. The walmart models are fine, but I am real tall and their bikes are usually too small for me. I'll check out the cheaper ones on the site you shared.

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