|The Torch 3.0 is the basic model 29+, selling for $199.99|
The 26+ model, the Tyrant, is $179.99, and the 27.5+ Vantage is $189.99. Two versions of the 29+ sell for $199.99, with a disc-brake-equipped "top-of-the-line" model selling for $249.
Just like department-store fatbikes, it's practically a given that most of the Huffy 3.0 bikes that get sold will be ridden primarily on pavement, where their mid-fat tires will be more or less unnecessary. Still, that doesn't stop them from proclaiming the benefits of "better traction," "more momentum" and "less exertion."
|The 29+ Warhawk is the "top-of the line" at $249.00. Disc brakes and a slightly "hydroformed" frame seem to be the main "upgrades" over the lesser model. All the models appear to have the same, spindly, crappy-looking "suspension" fork.|
In the video we find this guy. . .
. . . on this bike . . .
. . . zipping around this "rugged" terrain . . .
. . . in some kind of post-industrial wasteland:
Most of what the guy rides on could easily be handled with a decent road bike with some tire clearance -- like on this path that under most definitions would be described as "paved":
|Good thing he's got those fat 3-in. tires.|
|Any rider who wasn't filming a commercial for a "rugged" new mountain bike would just go around it.|
Some unexplained elements include this small man-made "brush fire". . .
. . . And the weird motorcycle engine sound effects throughout the video:
|"Vroom - Vroom" -- How old is this guy supposed to be? Six?|
|Yeah - that "explains" the sound effects -- but the concept still doesn't make a lot of sense.|