Like I said in Chris' Fat Bike Thread, I ordered my Framed Alaskan Alloy early last week. I got the call Saturday morning that it was in & all put together. So here it is (sorry, some of the pictures are not great quality, at least on my screen):
I'm not really a big fan of the grips (above). I don't really like the round grip that much. So I bought the grips (below). I saw it on the mtbr forum. They're very similar in shape to the grips on my Trek, which I like. They're made of cork, so they have a nice feel to them.
Overall I'm very happy with this. Note: the pedals on the bike are NOT mine and are NOT the final pedals. I asked for blue pedals but they didn't come in yet. So my LBS guy threw these on in the meantime.
I love the noise this thing makes when I'm rolling down the road - it sounds mean. I'm glad I went with the 2 chainrings - I can go just as fast as I can w/my MTB (20-25 mph), and I really don't notice it taking any extra effort. I have the tires pumped up to 20 lbs for the road but will drop it when I get to some dirt (which won't be for about 2 weeks - too darn busy).
Got it Saturday and took it for a ride as soon as I got home. Riding through a little park across the road (asphalt path) when I hear a tiny "pfff" and notice my butt sinking. Stop quickly and get off. I have a 1/4" stick that went through the tire and tube, so I have a flat & I've only been riding about 2 minutes or so. It was only about 1 1/2" long but it broke from it's branch or tree so it had a very sharp point & I never saw it until after I got the flat. So I picked the bike up & walked about 3/4 mile home. Patched it up quickly but didn't have much time to ride otherwise over the weekend.
Rode it to work yesterday and today, mainly because I am waiting to hear from the LBS as to when my pedals will come in. I'll stop there on the way home & get them swapped out.
I can't wait to get to the trails, but that won't be for another 2 weekends or so. I imagine this thing will just GRAB dirt and climb.
It is so fun. I feel just like a kid. When I'm at home I have to get my chores done quickly so I can go ride my bike.
Oh no, it's spreading.
Congrats, man. That thing is totally absurd, and thus awesome.