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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the SE Bikes Fat Ripper. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
14 reasons to buy
- The Fat Ripper shows off plush handling and executes wheelies with ease.
- The Fat Ripper turns heads. Owners described its look as "dope" and say it exudes "more sex-appeal than a 2019 Maybach" luxury car.
- Detailing is praised by reviewers. This includes matching saddle and tire colorways. The top-cap reads “Fat Rippin” and rims sport cutouts in the shape of the SE logo. The color-coded stem-protector is appreciated for its old-school appeal.
- The ride is reported to be smooth and plush, with one expert saying that it’s more comfortable than most fatbikes.
- More than one owner said that, price-wise, the Fat Ripper is worth every penny.
- Componentry is seen as high quality. The cranks and bottom-bracket are improved over previous years’ models, proving to be quieter and more durable.
- Owners say the saddle is comfortable when doing tricks.
- Avid BB5 brakes are tight, including a front brake that wasn’t present on 2018 models.
- The chubby rims are strong and light, with SE-logo cutouts to shed weight.
- ODI Mushroom Grips are regarded as comfortable.
- Versatility is a feature of the Fat Ripper. It’s a trick bike that can be easy-going on beach, bar and shop runs.
- It isn’t a novelty bike. The Fat Ripper handles real BMX abuse; staircases, curbs, wheelies, dirt-jumps, skate-parks and drops.
- Clearly this is a beefy rig, but one expert pointed out that it is lighter than most cruisers.
- Owners who recommended the Fat Ripper called it "big dumb fun."
3 reasons not to buy
- One expert rider said his left heel contacted the rear brake caliper when using pegs for tricks.
- The saddle is described as slippery, which isn’t ideal for a bike used for wheelies.
- At least on the yellow model, paint rubbed off the frame easily.
Bottom lineThe Fat Ripper is a ridiculous development in big fun cycling. It is the first of its kind, as a FatBMX. Although it does possess unique appeal, SE Bikes hasn’t used this as a reason to skimp on quality. Componentry is high-quality and there is no restraint on detail and flourishes. Videos show that the Fat Ripper performs like a real trick bike. However, if you’re just after a unique, low-maintenance cruiser - one expert noted that the plush comfort of this rig would serve you well. It definitely exhibits a higher spec and lower weight than many low-cost, single-speed street bikes.
Expert Reviews0/100 based on 0 rated expert reviews
Behold! The Fat Ripper BMX
The fat tires turn bumps into pavement into straight-up ramps… The Fat Ripper is unapologetically flamboyant… It weighs less than most cruisers and is more comfortable than most fatbikes… it is the ultimate smile delivery device.