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    2014 Pugsley Offset

    I email Surly concerning 2014 Pugsley offset and this was the reply I received.

    "For 2014 all the painted frames will come with a painted to match Moonlander non-offset fork. The black Pugsley frame will come as a frame only option so you can get an offset fork. At this point we have decided to redesign our offset fork so there won’t be any available until that redesign process is done, but we will have offset, painted to match forks for our 2014 bikes available late this year."

    Kinda sucks if you already own a set of offset wheels (like I do). I'm back to checking eBay daily in hopes of finding a good used 18" frameset.
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    So does that mean you can't swap front and rear wheels? I just ordered the green frameset including fork. That's a bummer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    So does that mean you can't swap front and rear wheels? I just ordered the green frameset including fork. That's a bummer.
    That is indeed what that means. Interested to see what the updated offset fork will be.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I guess it could be worse, at least I get a Moonlander fork and can put a gynormous tire on if I want. Buying another fork later on isn't that big of a deal I guess. I like that it has water bottle mounts.

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    My guess is the offset will be the same 17.5mm as it always has been, but they will make some 'hidden' structural changes after the recent recall of these and the 100mm forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Buying another fork later on isn't that big of a deal I guess.
    Although I am a fan of the swappable Pugs offset fork - the cost of rebuilding the wheel offset and buying a new fork isn't worth it unless you are doing some front end upgrades anyways. I'd just ride the Moonie fork until there was a reason to mess with the front wheel.
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    Can you ride an offset front wheel on a Moonlander fork? Does it feel weird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Can you ride an offset front wheel on a Moonlander fork? Does it feel weird?
    I'd imagine there'd be some rubbing. And if there wasn't any rubbing, it would definitely steer funny as the wheel would be offset from the centerline of the bike.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I'm not too thrilled about this :/ I don't mind losing the offset, but I don't want all the damn holes in the fork.
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    2014 Pugsley Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    I'm not too thrilled about this :/ I don't mind losing the offset, but I don't want all the damn holes in the fork.
    Chalk it up as weight savings?
    Fargo Ti + Moonlander + Necro Pug + Nature Boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I guess it could be worse, at least I get a Moonlander fork and can put a gynormous tire on if I want. Buying another fork later on isn't that big of a deal I guess. I like that it has water bottle mounts.
    Well you also need another wheel to use with the offset fork.. so not just as simple as purchasing an extra fork.

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    2014 Pugsley Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by singlefin View Post
    Chalk it up as weight savings?
    Scratch that, reverse it, and you've got it. Threaded inserts and bolts add weight

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    2014 Pugsley Offset

    Quote Originally Posted by Schott View Post
    Scratch that, reverse it, and you've got it. Threaded inserts and bolts add weight
    Yea your right. The can remove the bolts...there are 22 of 'em on the Necromancer. No scale but a safe bet is 1-1.5 grams.

    Can't please 'em all. One thing I like about Salsa and Surly is all the extra mounts. Wish the Pugs and Moonlander had mounts under the downtube.
    Fargo Ti + Moonlander + Necro Pug + Nature Boy

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