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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    Well this may be useless for you fancy pants riders but I have a karate monkey that I put a knard/RH front on and eventually found a very cheap suntour XCM 100mm fork at an REI garage sale and the knard fits fine, I have ridden it a lot. The fork almost completely sucks on it's own but barreling down things I used to have to pick my way around makes up for the weight and sub par performance. Huge grins always while getting knardy.
    Seriously? I have one of those in my basement. May have to try this.
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    give it a whirl!

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    I'm curious if the new RS-1 will fit. I was riding with a guy last fall that was testing one. He was pretty hush hush about the fork at the time since it was early. He was pretty sure a 29+ tire wouldn't fit but it looked like it would be close. That is the next one someone needs to try.
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    I've noticed a number of the successfully fitted forks seem to be using 15mm or 20mm axles rather than the stock QR axle.

    Do you get a little more clearance with the geometry with how those forks are designed, or have people just used them as they are more common nowadays?

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    With big tires like that you'll want the extra rigidity that the thru axle gives you. Occasionally I'll hear the hair on my Knards rub the side of my Fox 32, and that's a 15mm front hub. I wouldn't recommend a 9mm QR.

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    I've been meaning to modify my RS REBA RLT for a while now, but kept getting side tracked.

    We've been riding a ton. Then we built the rack above.



    Then a new frame came along that required building and tweaking.



    Finally today after a solid morning ride and a nap I had the late afternoon free to tackle the project...

    The Knard on RH jams up nicely in the stock fork. Won't turn.



    So I hit it with the dremel and sipped some beer while creating the clearance I need.



    Took about 1 beer's worth of gentle grinding to get the clearance I was after and the tire turning freely.



    Looks gnarly, but there is lots of material left and this mod has been done many times with zero reported failures so I think it's pretty safe.



    There is clearance now for all the conditions I ride it. We don't get really sticky clay type mud in my part of BC and that's the only situation I think this fork would be a problem with.



    Lots of side wall clearance. Before mod sidewall would rub fork.



    All in all a pretty minor quick mod that lets me use a "normal" 29er fork with my Krampus and not have to go Lefty and/or run some weird front hub.

    I'm going to setup my Knard/RH wheels split tube tubeless next and see how the wheel fits before I mask off the Reba and paint it. The tubeless tire might change size and need a slight tweak to fit well.

    BTW - the fork will go on my Krampus. I just left it on that 29er to make it easier to work on until I was ready for an install on the Big K. The puny rear tire is a Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4" on a Stan's Flow rim.
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    Just wanted to share my experience of mounting a Fox 34 with the Krampus. I went with the Fox 34 because it seems most say this forks gives the most clearance with the Knard tire on the rabbit hole rims. All the parts came in yesterday to make the switch so around 8:30 last night I started unlacing the front wheel and laced it back up with a Hope Pro 2 hub. Installed the 44mm to 1.5 headset bottom cup and bearings to fit with the Fox 34 tapered tube. Got the fox fork on and was so excited to mount the wheel and test it out. Big problem though...there was not enough clearance and the tire was hitting the bridge pretty hard. Thought crap...now I'm going to have to buy a dremel and remove some material. Then got to thinking why don't I have clearance when I see pics of other setups like mine with plenty of clearance??? Then remembered through all the years of my son's BMX racing how I found many times bike tires varied in size...even with the same tire & manufacturer. Well, I just bought some barely used Knards off Ebay in the 120 TPI and thought perhaps I should take off the 27 TPI and try the 120 TPI that just arrived that day (was going to save them for when the 27 TPIs wore out). Well in amazement, the 120 TPI had plenty of clearance over that 27 TPI!!! Couldn't believe the difference. No need to dremel the fork now! Quick ride in the yard and on the road felt great (got a feeling I might prefer this over my Honzo now for fast downhill descents). Can't wait to try it out on some trails & downhills ...it was about 1:30 in the morning when I got it finished and my wife came out trying to find me when I was test riding it...she couldn't believe I was up that late trying to get this setup to work. Anyhow, thought I would share the difference in tire sizes in case someone else runs into the same problem.

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    I can't be sure about this, but I think older tires get bigger at the same pressure. Seems like that is happening to mine, but I don't have enough samples to say anything more conclusive.
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    Anyone here tried the Bluto as yet ?

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    2013 Fox float 29 (stock on trance x0) fits with lots of room to spare.
    Just need to figure out the headset chaos to get the overdrive into the krampus and a non overdrive headset into the trance.

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    2013 float 29 ctd pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    Anyone here tried the Bluto as yet ?
    Saw this on the facebooks this morning, not a krampus, but you get the idea.

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    Seeing this makes me really think that a Bluto might be in my future to turn my Quiring into a 29-1/2. Now to see if Scott thinks there might be any downtube clearance issues. The nice thing is that the 100mm Bluto has the same A-C as the eba I currently have on the Q.
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    This afternoon I took it upon myself to see if I could get the Knard/Dually combo to fit into my X-Fusion Slide 29er fork.

    Here's what it looked like before:
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    After some time with a hand file (couldn't find the bits to my dremel)
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    Can't see it perfectly, but there's plenty of room after taking 3-4mm off each side. Luckily there was enough room on the top arch, so that was left untouched.
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    I didn't have the correct crown race for the inset7 headset on this fork, so I put it back on the Seven instead of the Krampus.
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    We had quite a bit of rain here yesterday and today, so all the trails are closed, but I took it for a 6 mile ride throughout the city and hit every curb/log/pothole I could and it performed perfectly. I'm a bit worried about the fork bottoming out on some big hits, I haven't taken the air out yet to see if it bottoms out and the tire rubs or not.

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    Well I stumbled across a Fox Float 29 that happened to fit perfectly with no trimming.





    Might be a little too close though if my knards weren't a little worn...

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    Lefty 29+ (Krampus inspired)

    Here is my Ti 29+ with 90mm Carbon Lefty. This requires a 3mm offset on the wheel build.
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    awesome build! even if it does have half a fork...


    what's the HA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    awesome build! even if it does have half a fork...


    what's the HA?
    Thanks! (It's my first Lefty & I'm impressed with it.)

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    Has anyone tried a Marz Micro TI?

    EDIT- It can be ran as 29+ with minor trimming. I have pics of a used Knard on a Flow that clears well, with a 45-50mm rim it will probably take just a little trimming.
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    Resubscribed. Back on a Krampus and lookin for a fork. Lots of good info here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancelot View Post
    I'm curious if the new RS-1 will fit. I was riding with a guy last fall that was testing one. He was pretty hush hush about the fork at the time since it was early. He was pretty sure a 29+ tire wouldn't fit but it looked like it would be close. That is the next one someone needs to try.
    It certainly fits





    Just put a Bluto on my Yampa, running 29+, it's dam fun



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    how about a marzocchi 320? any luck? super cheap right now, looks like a big fat arch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    how about a marzocchi 320? any luck? super cheap right now, looks like a big fat arch.
    I have a 320 Corsa SL... it's tight with a 2.35 Nobby Nic...would doubt it would work...

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    thank you! There's one photo floating around of a 320 with a 2.4 ardent and he says it's tight, but it's hard to visualize via the intertubes.

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    Krampus with Front Suspension!

    I'm running a Lefty with Rabbit Holes & knards, and it just fits. What do you think about Stan's new Hugo 52. Will it fit on the Lefty without rubbing?

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    Krampus with Front Suspension!

    Has anyone tried the RSD 100mm fork discussed earlier? Are they even available?

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    Krampus with Front Suspension!

    Also interested if anyone has tried a Bluto on a Krampus. Just wondering if the crown clears the Krampus down tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    Also interested if anyone has tried a Bluto on a Krampus. Just wondering if the crown clears the Krampus down tube.
    From what I've seen the knobs will hit on a SM or MD, think large is okay but can't confirm, XL is definitely good.
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    Krampus with Front Suspension!

    I saw in another thread a reference to an "upcoming Fox 29+ fork". Anyone have any information or a link on this?

    Also does anyone know if RS has any plans for a 100mm hub based 29+ fork? Or is the Bluto all we get for now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    I saw in another thread a reference to an "upcoming Fox 29+ fork". Anyone have any information or a link on this?
    A friend in the bike industry told me about it. I also want to say I read something online about it, but the link escapes me. I'm expecting to see it at Interbike shortly.
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    A friend just got a Pike for his FS bike and asked if I was interested in his Fox Float 130mm fork.

    I figured I'd throw the front wheel from my Krampus into it and see what it looked like. There is lots of clearance all around - more than it looks like in these photos, but it's hard to get my smartphone in close enough for a good shot.

    I don't ride sticky mud so I don't need huge gaps around my tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    From what I've seen the knobs will hit on a SM or MD, think large is okay but can't confirm, XL is definitely good.
    In another thread someone measured the Bluto crown width at 8 5/8".

    Based on this, I did some rough measurements on my large Krampus frame. I think the Bluto *might* have clearance on a large Krampus, but it would be very close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOK View Post
    In another thread someone measured the Bluto crown width at 8 5/8".

    Based on this, I did some rough measurements on my large Krampus frame. I think the Bluto *might* have clearance on a large Krampus, but it would be very close.
    Maybe someone with access to both will let us know soon. I'm modding a RS fork for a temp squishy solution right now for mine. Also curious to see if that Fox 29+ fork is shown here shortly at Interbike.
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    I've been using the Bluto for few month already, good clearence all around the tire.
    Nice and simple fork.
    Also got the new Vee Rubber Trax Fatty 29+, riding them maybe two weeks now, slightly smaller volume then the Knards but better (for me) and more aggressive thread, they look to have slightly thicker casing which is a good thing, not enough riding on it to form much of an opinion but from the little I've done I feel a little better taking these on some aggressive and bad surface trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I've been using the Bluto for few month already, good clearence all around
    If you turn the bars 90 degrees does the Bluto crown clear the Krampus down tube? What size Krampus frame do you have?

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    I have a custom frame, have no idea how that clear the DT on the Krampus.
    Sorry Mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I have a custom frame, have no idea how that clear the DT on the Krampus.
    Sorry Mate.
    No prob - just assumed you had a Krampus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post


    A friend just got a Pike for his FS bike and asked if I was interested in his Fox Float 130mm fork.

    I figured I'd throw the front wheel from my Krampus into it and see what it looked like. There is lots of clearance all around - more than it looks like in these photos, but it's hard to get my smartphone in close enough for a good shot.

    I don't ride sticky mud so I don't need huge gaps around my tires.

    you're right, it looks close. enough clearance for sidewall bulging from compression?
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    i wouldn't ride that it looks like death, especially if it were a new tire. from the pic it looks like maybe 2mm on the sidewall, no?

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    There is more clearance than it seems in those photos. It's really hard to portray it the way the eye sees it.

    I'm not against taking a dremel tool to the fork is I feel it's needed.

    BTW - that tire is on season #2 so it's not getting any bigger.
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    thx

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    Got the Fox Float 34 - 130mm fork installed on my Krampus. Looks nice and slack now.



    I need to get the fork setup, but I'm on the injured list so I'm not in a huge hurry.

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    Nice! How does it ride at 130? I'm about to pick up a 34 140 and will lower it. I'm planning on 120...but 130 sounds sweet

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    I have mine at 140mm. Feels like my Honzo only fatter

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Nice! How does it ride at 130? I'm about to pick up a 34 140 and will lower it. I'm planning on 120...but 130 sounds sweet
    I've just been tooling around on it. No dirt. I am seeing an orthopaedic surgeon on Monday who will decide the fate of the rest of my 2014 MTB riding. Didn't feel choppered out and I haven't set my sag properly so the front will ride lower.

    My motivation for the change was descending steep loose mountain trails more confidently so I was going for slack.

    I would have put a 140mm fork on,but a friend had this 130mm Float he didn't need and the price was right.
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    Thanks. 140!! Any pics? Might have to try it out like, at least for giggles, before lowering it. Stoked to ride it with some front squish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Thanks. 140!! Any pics? Might have to try it out like, at least for giggles, before lowering it. Stoked to ride it with some front squish.
    Remember that with a 140mm fork the sagged length will 35mm less [25% sag] than the uncompressed length when comparing it to the stock 483mm long Krampus fork. So it's not as slack as it looks when the bike is unloaded.

    The 2013 Float 34 29er at 140mm is 553mm - 35mm sag = 518mm - 483 stock fork length = 35mm longer.

    Stock the HTA = 69.5 deg so even with a 140mm fork you are still at a HTA that's pretty normal for a burly hardtail.
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    Thanks - good info. My only concern at 140 would be perhaps adding stress to frame that it wasn't designed for (and a 140 fork encourages more aggressive riding). Maybe I'm just being a nervous nelly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    Thanks - good info. My only concern at 140 would be perhaps adding stress to frame that it wasn't designed for (and a 140 fork encourages more aggressive riding). Maybe I'm just being a nervous nelly.
    Going to a fork 20mm longer than the Surly recommends wouldn't bother me unless you are an uber heavy aggressive rider that regularly pushes your bikes to the limits and breaks stuff.
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    Krampus with Front Suspension!

    Not exactly in depth coverage, but I don't see any mention of 29+ compatibility. (Full disclosure, I didn't watch the vid, just read the overview. )

    http://reviews.mtbr.com/fox-interbike-2014

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