It makes my old Pugs look positively anorexic! Things sure have fattened up in the last 7 years! :]
I saw a pic of the knarley Nate tyre mounted on a 100mm rim. Looked positivlely menacing.
I based alot of my geo on the pugs. For all the modern Ti, hydroformed alu etc frames availible now. The pugs is still a little special.
Looks like I've sourced my fork :D
NOS 2007 lefty max shell,
2012 PBR damper installed,
Travel reduced from 140 to 110 (for fat tyres)*
custom clamps (for clearance)
1 1/8" steerer
(My hope is to drop the forks 10mm in the clamps, so could win back 10mm travel, and run 120mm. We'll see).
Make sure it's travel 'limited' though, not just reduced or there may be some sparks when those studs meet the crown! :]
Yeah its limited.
I'm still a little unsure about having the frame built around a 480mm fork TBH. With 40mm sag the fork will naturaly sit at an effective 470mm. I'll be moving the leg down 10mm to hit the 480mm. Also the Enabler I'd like to use for winter/trekking purposes is 470mm long. So 470mm sounds neater.
So in summer sus mode I'll have a 70.5 deg head tube angle, and a 60mm BB drop.
Then in winter rigid mode I'll have 70,9 deg of head tube, and 63mm BB drop. (all a big guess)
In my head, these set-ups sound spot on. But everything is a mass of theory right now. Its stressing me a tad.
Also I should own up to the fact that I want to drop the fork in the clamps, partly because its looks naff with the top of the fork poking out too far.
Uhoh, I have some 170/135mm hubs in the post to me. It's the start of something.
Ha, you're too easy Gabes.
Salsa rear, surly front.
Just been reading more about On-one's upcoming offering, looks like you've been having some fun discussing IGHs with the Shiggy and Shaggy.
2 non-drive side drop-outs, one effectively being a 35mm spacer.
2 drive side drop-out, one being SS/IGH compatible.
Also discussed TT shifter location on a Jones bar, and its effect on your dental health. Might be valuble advise there.
I shelved idea of a fat bike a long time ago.
You two bastards are making me want one again.
Its certainly fueling my already bad tyre lust.
A set of these combined with 120mm of travel up front, and a slackish set-up = Downhill fun ;)
Background on the fork I've gone with.
Craig has been a star during our email correspondance. Could'nt recommend him enough.
Thanks Lee, yeah, I'm going with a mukluk f&f. so the enabler expect rear spaced.
I also got in touch with Carbon Cycles (who make cheap carbon forks for lots of other people, including the White Fat bike carbon forks) and they will start selling 135mm spaced forks, exactly the same as the white ones, later this year, and I have a pair of their 100mm ones already, they were £80!
Basically, this: (I'm going to get it painted too, but not sure of colours yet)
It looks cool- where are you intending on using it Gabes?
In the cuntry (sic)...
Saw that build on MTBR. Such a nice working of the Mukluk. The enable fork looks nice. Stainless drop-outs and everything cage mounts. The stack of the mukluk is a touch too much for me though.
Carver do some nice carbon forks. You can get them from Bikeman.com. From the US though.
I'm moving to devon this summer, Beaches, moors, forests, whatever really. It will be fun.
My eyes have just gone green
The fat tyres create far less trail errosion too.
I'm from devon. Dartmoor is full of marsh lands that can quite easily be navigated on a cyclocross bike if you stick to the bridal ways thus creating far less trail errosion too.
Gabe: Cyclocross bikes are shit. Get a real off-road bike.
Cx bikes are great for the right trails. Too soft, and they sink, too rocky and they bounce around losing traction.
Mine works great on maintained mountain paths. Off the path, and even my 2.55" tyred 29er bogs down.
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