I took my fatty out for its first ride yesterday, and boy was it a awesome! I’ll do a full review of the 2013 Surly Moonlander soon. A few things that stood out that I would like to share. Don’t kid yourself this thing slays the downhills. Its heavy, so once it gets going good luck slowing it down. I took it down the CBMR Evolution Bike Park and it had no problem getting air and turning in burmed corners. It also climbed better then I thought a 37lb bike would climb, sure its still sluggish but it likes it that way. I had to get used to the heavy wheels, especially from my Stan Crest’s, but once I did, I was rolling into corners almost more freely then my Stumpjumper HT. There is some super rocky terrain on the Upper Loop, the large wheels stayed on top of the rocks almost making it easier to take on then my cross country bike. All in all it was a great ride, and I didn’t baby it at all. Check out some photos from its inaugural ride.
My Fatty! I need to get a few more rides on it, but a full review in the eyes of an adventure junky to come.