File under: Why?

Sometimes fads get carried away.  Strike that, most fads inevitably get taken too far.  Here's an example of the fatbike trend wading into waters it should steer clear of.

 

At first glance, it looks like a nice, Niner RDO.  Take a closer look at the front wheel here: http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/01/30/kniner-kramp9-rdo-2/#more-53993

I love the comments at the bottom of the post: "Why would one run a XX1 crankset on 10s if you’re still going to (have to?) still run a chain guide?"  Clearly he's missing the point.  Did you not see the front wheel?!?!

Sigh....  Why ruin a great handling bike by adding a ton of weight to the front-end?  Why limit the travel of your fork, not to mention risk having it catapult you when you bottom out the arch on the tire?

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.