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    Prototypes had additional rack mounts...I wish that feature was in the production frames too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Prototypes had additional rack mounts...I wish that feature was in the production frames too!
    +1 - they seem to have aimed it more as a straight up MTB like the KM than say the Ogre/Troll. Having an easy way to mount a rear rack would have been nice.
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    What it that in the third pic? It has two cables coming out of it.
    Thanks!

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    These can work, but a little more work to install the rack.

    (Hopefully the pic works from my phone)


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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    These can work, but a little more work to install the rack.

    (Hopefully the pic works from my phone)



    If I need to I'll use an OMM rack.

    It's just that for $10 extra cost and zero impact on performance it would make so much more sense to just include rear rack mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WMBigs View Post
    What it that in the third pic? It has two cables coming out of it.
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    Probably Rolholf
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    Re: Surly Krampus

    So i haven't read through the entire thread...but I must say that for whatever reason I am attracted to this bike a lot.

    However, is it a viable single speed bike? Can you get it in single speed from surly or do you have to convert it? Or is it recommended to keep gears period?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR View Post
    IGH
    Probably Rolholf
    +1 - it's a Rohloff IGH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andr3wc View Post
    So i haven't read through the entire thread...but I must say that for whatever reason I am attracted to this bike a lot.

    However, is it a viable single speed bike? Can you get it in single speed from surly or do you have to convert it? Or is it recommended to keep gears period
    From Surly...
    Quote Originally Posted by Surlybikes.com
    Hub spacing is standard 100mm front and 135mm rear, with rear fork ends that accommodate a derailleur or singlespeed set up. Krampus features our Trip Guides for running full length derailleur housing and brake line.
    Note the complete builds are 1x10... which is nice (no front d), so if you are looking for simplicity and gears, this is a great set-up. But SS is a conversion option or you could buy frame/fork and build out a SS from the get-go.

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    yes , it is rohloff, i have one

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    Does anybody know, or can anybody test to see if a Rabbit Hole and Knard will fit in a Park TS-2 truing stand with the extensions and upgraded calipers?

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    P35 with Knard fits mine no problem. I'd likely get a 4.0 in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akita man View Post
    P35 with Knard fits mine no problem. I'd likely get a 4.0 in there.
    Thank you. I just picked up a TS-2 and wanted to make sure it'd work before I bought the extensions. If it didn't work, I have no problem taking the tire off or just using my TS-8 which works with the tire on.

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    Stuck the Knard/RH in an older Fox F29 (circa 08-09?). It would need at least a 12mm travel limiter to keep the tire off the crown. Haven't put much thought into it, but dropping something plastic in the bottom of the lowers would do the trick. I don't know how this compares to newer forks, but there is no way I'd run this tire in an F29 without limiting the travel. That's just asking to get thrown over the bars.

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    Hey all, I have been following this thread, but don't remember if this question has gotten asked. How much room in the Krampus fork is there for an even wider tire? I'm just trying to anticipate whether Surly might come out with an even wider 29 inch tire.
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    Re: Surly Krampus

    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    Hey all, I have been following this thread, but don't remember if this question has gotten asked. How much room in the Krampus fork is there for an even wider tire? I'm just trying to anticipate whether Surly might come out with an even wider 29 inch tire.
    My fork measures almost 3.75 inches wide inside.

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    I bet there will be a knobbier tire in the future. Running the axle slammed forward in the dropouts leaves essentially no room for a larger tire in the rear, and the bike climbs great like this, so I would'nt change the back to wider since I'd have to lengthen the rear end, but I would take knobbier. The front though, bring on the 29x3.5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PretendGentleman View Post
    I bet there will be a knobbier tire in the future. Running the axle slammed forward in the dropouts leaves essentially no room for a larger tire in the rear, and the bike climbs great like this, so I would'nt change the back to wider since I'd have to lengthen the rear end, but I would take knobbier. The front though, bring on the 29x3.5!
    Is there the width in the rear for a wider tire if the wheel is back in the dropouts a bit or is 3.0" pretty much the max back there?
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    Re: Surly Krampus

    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Is there the width in the rear for a wider tire if the wheel is back in the dropouts a bit or is 3.0" pretty much the max back there?
    There's not too much more on mine. My tires measure at 3" exactly.

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    Just curious how you folks who have your Krampi rolling would describe your bikes compared to 29ers with suspension and skinny 2.1" tires?

    For example would you say it rides like a rigid 29er, FS 29er with 1" of travel, etc..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Just curious how you folks who have your Krampi rolling would describe your bikes compared to 29ers with suspension and skinny 2.1" tires?

    For example would you say it rides like a rigid 29er, FS 29er with 1" of travel, etc..?
    Rides like a Krampus

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    picked the krampus up....very happy with the build by dave at law cycles, good match of parts and more importantly im happy with the fitment.

    despite the lack of a test ride im glad i stuck to my thoughts and got the medium.

    18 mile shakedown in north berwick, great company and 11c and the sun shined all day!

    i did manage a puncture at the end of the ride....only realised as we washed bikes down.....patch and stans in tubes now, so that should be ok from now on!

    lots of pictures as usual.......

































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    first thoughts are....its fast!

    like people have mentioned, you pull away slow then the thing just flies along.....very impressed.

    for a large wheeled bike it can be thrown around and the grip is superb, never slipped all day, the torque just pulls you along, mud clearance wasnt an issue even on the wet parts of farming tracks.

    90% off road today and on hard packed tracks, the bike eats the smaller bumps to the point where you in a very comfortable place!

    i didnt mess with pressures, 18psi in front and 20psi in rear.

    i imagine 15-18psi will be awesome for rocky decents etc.

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    Re: Surly Krampus

    ^Thanks for sharing and the great pics.

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