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    About to take my Farley 5 on its first bikepacking trip! Photos to follow soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    I did deores on my 6 and it was just install and shorten hoses. I put a 180mm rotor and it seems to grab alot harder than a 160mm.

    The deores were night and day over the DB1s for power and quiet. I would probably get slx this time around for the ability to run the finned metallic pads.
    Interesting. Yeah if I do it I may go SLX. My DB1s are a bit of mess...rode a fair bit of beach and bog so getting lots of rotor rub. Will try the various tricks to see if I can eliminate most of it but if not it's either new brakes or sell the bike as is. Need to get out for a proper rip tubeless and see how it handles.

    Do you run tubeless and if so do you carry a spare tube with you? I used to carry a spare fat tube but they are a ridiculous weight (400-450g I think). I'm just looking for a decent 26" fat/+ tube that will get me out of a tight spot yet not cost & weigh the earth (and also cover a 4.7" tyre adequately). Maybe I'm being over cautious with tubes/sealant but there's always a chance I'm stuck out in the middle of nowhere and slash a tyre badly on a rock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Interesting. Yeah if I do it I may go SLX. My DB1s are a bit of mess...rode a fair bit of beach and bog so getting lots of rotor rub. Will try the various tricks to see if I can eliminate most of it but if not it's either new brakes or sell the bike as is. Need to get out for a proper rip tubeless and see how it handles.

    Do you run tubeless and if so do you carry a spare tube with you? I used to carry a spare fat tube but they are a ridiculous weight (400-450g I think). I'm just looking for a decent 26" fat/+ tube that will get me out of a tight spot yet not cost & weigh the earth (and also cover a 4.7" tyre adequately). Maybe I'm being over cautious with tubes/sealant but there's always a chance I'm stuck out in the middle of nowhere and slash a tyre badly on a rock.
    All 3 of my bikes are tubeless. I dont carry a tube, i carry a co2. We dont have sharp wall tearing rocks tho.

    I ran a 26x2.75" bontrager tube in a 4.7" tire i used as a front before no issues if you want that as a emergency spare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    All 3 of my bikes are tubeless. I dont carry a tube, i carry a co2. We dont have sharp wall tearing rocks tho.

    I ran a 26x2.75" bontrager tube in a 4.7" tire i used as a front before no issues if you want that as a emergency spare.
    good to know. I've heard of people running DH tubes as a backup. Hoping I won't need it. I've not bothered with co2 for road or MTB but found out the hard way that pumping up a fat bike tyre with an Airwave hand pump takes ages :-/


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    All 3 of my bikes are tubeless. I dont carry a tube, i carry a co2. We dont have sharp wall tearing rocks tho.

    I ran a 26x2.75" bontrager tube in a 4.7" tire i used as a front before no issues if you want that as a emergency spare.
    I thought I recall reading that co2 messes up the Stan's? I have a co2 capable pump but never bought the co2 because of that.
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    you would need several CO2 canisters to fill a fat bike tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    you would need several CO2 canisters to fill a fat bike tire.
    Really? Have you tried? Cause a mtb one worked just fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    I thought I recall reading that co2 messes up the Stan's? I have a co2 capable pump but never bought the co2 because of that.
    It instantly solidifies the sealant. So i only intend on using a co2 on a hole I lost air on to air up and seal the hole.

    I do carry a specialized fatbike pump for adjusting riding pressure on the go while riding.
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    2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-20170720_204319.jpg2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-20170720_204404.jpg

    Not a 2016 but I got my 2018 Farley 5 today. Pretty stoked on it---well spec'd for the price. It came out to about 30lbs w/o pedals setup tubeless w/ sun ringle tape and 4.5 oz sealant in each tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    you would need several CO2 canisters to fill a fat bike tire.
    Thought this myself. Might work fine for road but have heard most guys carry high volume pumps. Maybe I'm oldskool but never used co2 for road and I've done over 5,000km since I started road cycling. Never punctured once on road bike....of course I've cursed myself saying this. Just didn't like idea of carrying co2 cartridges but I totally get it if you are on a fast club ride or in an event and don't want to fall too far back. 5000km no punctures....took Farley out for first ride with tubes...flatted in first 20k with 2 thorns in the same tyre. I've 5 tubes....all covered with patches...lol. Now tubeless thankfully! Mind you I still run triples on 2 of my bikes so I'm probably considered odd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daver38 View Post
    Can you ask your mechanic what the headset bearing sizes are, not sure if they are 45 degree or 45/36
    I asked him but he says he can't remember, just measured at the time. Probably best to just dive in and take it apart.


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    I have a year old farley 7, currently have 26 x 4.7 tires
    specs say I can put 27.5 x 4.5 on the bike, does anyone know if the bike will fit 29"

    I asked the local dealer yesterday and they didn't know
    has anyone here tried it or know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Provincial View Post
    I have a year old farley 7, currently have 26 x 4.7 tires
    specs say I can put 27.5 x 4.5 on the bike, does anyone know if the bike will fit 29"

    I asked the local dealer yesterday and they didn't know
    has anyone here tried it or know?
    AFAIK All 2016 Farleys can take 26" x 4.7", 27.5" x 4-4.5" (I think!) and 29" x 3". That's one of reasons they have those sliding dropouts at the back to allow different wheel sizes and change the way bike handles. You may need to adjust chain length. Thought about the 29 option myself but any time I rode a 29er while they were good rolling over stuff I found they feel like wagon wheels on tight technical climbs. I'm sure other forum members will chime in about this who have done it but one thing I love about the 26" x 4.7" is they are essentially like monster truck wheels and truck through anything. You "might" find with different wheel size/tyre size bike drops down a bit and you end up with more pedal strikes but this is just conjecture on my part as I haven't done it.

    EDIT: You may even be able to put a 5" tyre in Farley. I've read some posts where people have put in larger than the stock Barbs. I think there's even a 6" fat tyre now !


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    Not a 2016 but I got my 2018 Farley 5 today. Pretty stoked on it---well spec'd for the price. It came out to about 30lbs w/o pedals setup tubeless w/ sun ringle tape and 4.5 oz sealant in each tire.
    Carbon fork, 27.5" wheels, 1x, studable stock tires.... yah its well spec'd
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Carbon fork, 27.5" wheels, 1x, studable stock tires.... yah its well spec'd
    Like the new carbon fork. Pity Trek didn't offer a fork/wheel swap for us poor saps who were lulled into getting the '16 F5 with 135mm hub. Regardless it's unlikely I will put suspension on this thing u less it's a) light or b) cheap. Has Trek revealed any of the Farleys yet with the Mastodon fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Like the new carbon fork. Pity Trek didn't offer a fork/wheel swap for us poor saps who were lulled into getting the '16 F5 with 135mm hub. Regardless it's unlikely I will put suspension on this thing u less it's a) light or b) cheap. Has Trek revealed any of the Farleys yet with the Mastodon fork?
    The 7 is red with a mastodon and nx drive, gnarwhal tires. I think the ex 8 has a bluto but the 9.8 has the mastodon
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Really? Have you tried? Cause a mtb one worked just fine for me.
    you must be carrying a scuba tank with you
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25 View Post
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    Im having a tough time choosing the 7 or 9.6. I want the light weight and carbon frame for winter but then a fork and dropper for summer.

    I might just get a 9.6 and run it stock all winter then buy a mastodon and dropper for it come spring to make a fun trail bike over my speedy top fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Im having a tough time choosing the 7 or 9.6. I want the light weight and carbon frame for winter but then a fork and dropper for summer.

    I might just get a 9.6 and run it stock all winter then buy a mastodon and dropper for it come spring to make a fun trail bike over my speedy top fuel.
    I'm having the same debate, also the 9.8 but I think that will be far more than I want to spend. I don't like red but i ride a purple bike...go figure

    I am looking at the 2017 9.6 on clearance at a LBS.....i like the orange and the specs are the same as 2018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I'm having the same debate, also the 9.8 but I think that will be far more than I want to spend. I don't like red but i ride a purple bike...go figure

    I am looking at the 2017 9.6 on clearance at a LBS.....i like the orange and the specs are the same as 2018.
    The 2018 9.8 is pretty sick. I would put the gx eagle on my top fuel and the x1 on it but im ok with gx and aluminum parts. The mulefuts are super durable and either way i need to upgrade the rear hub. The 2018 9.6 is charcoal too fyi.
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    Farley 7 owners out there, 2016, 2017, 17.5", I'm looking for Front-Center geometry measurement. Distance in mm from center of BB (crank) to center of front axle, front wheel dead straight ahead. Thanks!

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    Just some views on finally running tubeless on my 2016 F5. Been out for a good few rides now and the weight difference is noticeable. Bike with pedals is probably coming in around the 14kg mark and much faster to accelerate...a bit more pop over technical stuff. Been running at 10F/12R for gravel/pathways/road and 8F/10R on more single track stuff. I know I can go much lower but is working well at the moment. I had a friend carry out the tubeless setup as he had done a fair few as a race mechanic and this was his first fat bike. Used Airwave tubeless valves, Airshot, Stans sealant & injector and SunRingle tape. All is holding well and airtight. I've discovered that you can lose a little spray of sealant when opening valve to check/adjust pressure but my friend advises best way to do this is make sure the valve is at the top of the rim so that sealant rolls to the bottom. I've got an XC race at the end of the month on this bike in mixture of fireroad and boggy terrain so will experiment a bit more with tyre pressure before then. I've stopped carrying spare tubes (400-450g) at the moment usually as my rides haven't been anywhere too far off the beaten track but may opt for a Q-tubes superlight 2.2-2.7" just to get me out of a tight spot. Really don't want to be carrying fat tubes ever again. Have replaced the standard 80mm Bontrager stem with a Truvativ AKA 70mm to shorten cockpit a bit as these bikes size up big and I was getting a bit of a sore back on longer rides (I'm 6' 1"). Replaced stock grips with SDG Han Solos. SRAM DB1s are the weakest link on this bike. Was getting LOTS of rotor rub with them and took a good hour+ or so of tinkering & re-aligning calipers and pads to eliminate it completely. I think next thing I will do is replace brakes with Deore or SLX. I've found with the DB1s they are not great for beach riding and sand gets easily kicked inside the caliper which results in lots of grinding on the pads/rotors. I read from another poster that they actually taped over the opening of the caliper to prevent this. I've yet to take the bike to a man-made trail centre to see how it handles but it's felt great on the natural trails near me. Tubeless is giving me lots more confidence now for long distance/all day rides but will see how it goes when they start trimming back all the hedgerows here.


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    Hello!

    Which hub did you decide on? My boyfriend is having similar problems with his Farley 7. long story short his hub has disintegrated with only 1200 km on his bike. It is still under warranty. Any suggestions for a better hub that can survive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justine29 View Post
    Hello!

    Which hub did you decide on? My boyfriend is having similar problems with his Farley 7. long story short his hub has disintegrated with only 1200 km on his bike. It is still under warranty. Any suggestions for a better hub that can survive?
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    I recently installed a Manitou mastodon fork on my bike, i had clearance issue with tuning knobs and frame down tube with stock headset

    Trek farley 5 in 17.5"/med
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    after installing the Cane creek/Salsa +3mm base plate part# BAA0855K(ordered from cane creek directly at $11 plus $6.5 shipping). my Farley 5 17.5 barely clear the knobs on the fork with about 0.2mm. A piece of printer paper would get somewhat caught in between. prior installing the +3mm crown race i tried a chris king base plate, and fsa crown race and oem from the bike. all would make 100% contact.
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    technically NOT a Trek fat bike but posting here as I know this will interest A LOT of people here: The New 2018 Trek 1120, a Bikepacking Stache - BIKEPACKING.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    I recently installed a Manitou mastodon fork on my bike, i had clearance issue with tuning knobs and frame down tube with stock headset

    Trek farley 5 in 17.5"/med
    manitou mastodon pro ext 120mm

    after installing the Cane creek/Salsa +3mm base plate part# BAA0855K(ordered from cane creek directly at $11 plus $6.5 shipping). my Farley 5 17.5 barely clear the knobs on the fork with about 0.2mm. A piece of printer paper would get somewhat caught in between. prior installing the +3mm crown race i tried a chris king base plate, and fsa crown race and oem from the bike. all would make 100% contact.
    What do you think of the Mastodon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    What do you think of the Mastodon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    What do you think of the Mastodon?


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    I just picked up a lightly used 2017 Farley 9.6 in size 19.5.

    The previous owner was running a shorter than stock stem on the bike, i just sold my 2016 Farley 7 which had a longer stem, but I forget the length...i think it was 70 or 80 mm?

    Can anyone confirm the stock stem length? I need to order a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I just picked up a lightly used 2017 Farley 9.6 in size 19.5.

    The previous owner was running a shorter than stock stem on the bike, i just sold my 2016 Farley 7 which had a longer stem, but I forget the length...i think it was 70 or 80 mm?

    Can anyone confirm the stock stem length? I need to order a new one.

    Thanks
    I just picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 and it comes with 70mm stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrknight View Post
    I just picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 and it comes with 70mm stem.
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I just picked up a lightly used 2017 Farley 9.6 in size 19.5.

    The previous owner was running a shorter than stock stem on the bike, i just sold my 2016 Farley 7 which had a longer stem, but I forget the length...i think it was 70 or 80 mm?

    Can anyone confirm the stock stem length? I need to order a new one.

    Thanks
    I've a 2016 F5 19.5 and it came with an 80mm stem. I'm 6' 1" and was feeling pretty stretched out and getting sore back on longer rides. Put a bulkier 70mm stem on it and it seems about right for me. I couldn't say 100% certain what sizes ship on the higher end 9.x range or 2017 models.


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    My 2017 9.6 came with a 70mm with a 7 deg rise.

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    Just raced my 2016 F5 at the weekend for the first time at a 30km XC race. Cannot believe how well this bike performed. I had wanted to spend a bit more time fine tuning the setup/cleaning rotors & dialling in tyre pressure but didn't get round to it. Tubeless makes a HUGE difference to how fast this bike rolls. Went for 7psi front and 9psi rear which was a nice trade-off for speed vs self-steer. Course was very wet, mucky & boggy with long fire road climbs and transitions. Placed 12th out of around 80 riders. I think there was a few other fat bikes racing: a F5, a F9, Scott Big Jon and couple other fat/+bikes I didn't recognise. Almost tempted to enter a CX race....if their rules allow it!


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    My old F5 still going strong

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    I need to replace my headset on my Farley 9.6 2017.

    Looks like it's a IS41/IS52… I just want to double check with somebody that’s done it already.

    I came up with Cane Creek 110 series BAA0768K or 40 series BAA0741K.

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    @jpaa Nice. What changes did you make from stock? Is that a 180 rotor up front and different (carbon?) fork? ODI grips, Brooks style saddle and 1x. Just guessing from the pic.


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    Im in Southern California and just ordered a 2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8. The bike will be used predominantely as my trail and single track bike with occasional use for commuting, adventure riding, and even snow-maybe once a year. Any suggestions for setting up the suspension, air psi, and type of tires to use for type of riding? Im 160-lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 288GTO View Post
    Im in Southern California and just ordered a 2018 Trek Farley EX 9.8. The bike will be used predominantely as my trail and single track bike with occasional use for commuting, adventure riding, and even snow-maybe once a year. Any suggestions for setting up the suspension, air psi, and type of tires to use for type of riding? Im 160-lbs.
    I'm 165ish....use Trek's calculator to get you in the ballpark on the shock
    I'm running a little stiffer in the rear at 197psi with a Motion Pro digital pump ( all pumps are different..and most fairly inaccurate)
    For the fork....the recommendations printed on the fork are way high. I'm running 47 psi on a 120 EXT Pro ( I have not ridden the Comp model)

    Buy a good pump and experiment

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Just raced my 2016 F5 at the weekend for the first time at a 30km XC race. Cannot believe how well this bike performed. I had wanted to spend a bit more time fine tuning the setup/cleaning rotors & dialling in tyre pressure but didn't get round to it. Tubeless makes a HUGE difference to how fast this bike rolls. Went for 7psi front and 9psi rear which was a nice trade-off for speed vs self-steer. Course was very wet, mucky & boggy with long fire road climbs and transitions. Placed 12th out of around 80 riders. I think there was a few other fat bikes racing: a F5, a F9, Scott Big Jon and couple other fat/+bikes I didn't recognise. Almost tempted to enter a CX race....if their rules allow it!
    I've raced my fat bike at a local CX series and was worried I'd just embarrass myself but the fat bike performed well particularly as the course got more worn in and became more difficult for other riders while the fat bike just kept on going with ease.

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    Hmm, I've been waiting for the specs on the 2018s to come out - is it true there is only a 1lb difference between the 9.6 and 9.8 farley? I thought there'd be more with such a big price difference.

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    9.8 has lighter wheels and components than the 9.6 but has a dropper which adds some weight back to the bike.

    Sounds about right to me.
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    @jpaa Nice. What changes did you make from stock? Is that a 180 rotor up front and different (carbon?) fork? ODI grips, Brooks style saddle and 1x. Just guessing from the pic.
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    Here's my new to me, 2017 Farley 9.6 with a Lauf Carbonara. Currently set up 29+ with Chupacabra's on Carbonspeed 35mm rims. Carbon seatpost, WTB saddle, Easton EA90 stem, Candy pedals.

    Maiden voyage today was great2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-carbon-farley-1.jpg2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-carbon-farley-2.jpg2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-carbon-farley-3.jpg2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-carbon-farley-4.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    9.8 has lighter wheels and components than the 9.6 but has a dropper which adds some weight back to the bike.

    Sounds about right to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonboy99 View Post
    Hmm, I've been waiting for the specs on the 2018s to come out - is it true there is only a 1lb difference between the 9.6 and 9.8 farley? I thought there'd be more with such a big price difference.
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    I just got the same bike! I love it!

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    Would you have any recommendations on how to carry a full-size spare? It's too big for my seat bag and it takes up my whole gas tank. Looking for recommendations, if you have any. I just purchased a Farley 5 over the weekend and am still getting accustomed to the differences between regular and fat bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agurvey View Post
    Would you have any recommendations on how to carry a full-size spare? It's too big for my seat bag and it takes up my whole gas tank. Looking for recommendations, if you have any. I just purchased a Farley 5 over the weekend and am still getting accustomed to the differences between regular and fat bikes.
    Are you asking about a spare tube?

    Go tubeless and then carry a DH tube, 27.5 x 2.5 or something like that.

    Realistically, a trail side repair for a fat bike tire is going to be an ordeal any way you slice it.

    I carry a 29 x 2.3 tube when riding my tubeless 29+ setup
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    Coming up dry for a search. I have 16 Farley 7. I realize i can go to 5" tire with 26 rim. BUT can I go to a 27.5 wheel and a 4.5 tire?

    And....I am looking for advice on winter riding. Better to stay with the 26" and 4.8 Snowshoe XL studded I currently have or move to the 27.5 and a 4.5? I picked up my F7 used it came with stock 26" wheels and Barb tires and a set of Snowshoe XL studded for those 26 stock rims.

    I don't see much use for trail with the F7 it will be primarily snow. I have the 16 and ditched looking for 18 as I don't see enough of an upgrade from the 16 to 18. 16 cost me $1400 with both sets of tires that look new. I figured I would wait for IsoSpeed coupler to make it to the Farley line.

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    the frames and forks are the same between 2016 and 2018 F7, so the wheels will be interchangeable.

    The only difference was the F5 which had a 135 mm fork for 2016, 2017
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    Hi. Thanks for the response. Kind of a newbie, as you can tell. I was totally asking about a spare tube. Thanks. I am actually looking into tubeless now. Thank you for the advice!

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    For clarity....im new to fat bike too. The comment about the mountain bike 27.5 2" tube was meant to go inside a tubeless fat bike tire should you be trailside with a flat. Sux but just a means to get you home. A fat bike tube is GIANT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Are you asking about a spare tube?

    Go tubeless and then carry a DH tube, 27.5 x 2.5 or something like that.

    Realistically, a trail side repair for a fat bike tire is going to be an ordeal any way you slice it.

    I carry a 29 x 2.3 tube when riding my tubeless 29+ setup
    ^ what this guy says. I was using tubes for ages and it is an ordeal. Trust me if you puncture on a fat bike in the middle of nowhere in sub zero temperatures....you may as well as get air-lifted out. Unseating the bead from rim the first time on my F5 was hard as f**k and that was doing it in the warmth of my home. I later punctured in the rain/cold and even though I was carrying a spare it was just easier to call a lift. All joking aside if you want to carry a FULL fat tube for a 5" tyre the best way is with a LARGE Topeak saddle bag (it will fit...just about) or a Camelbak. Either way it's a 400g+ weight penalty you don't want. I've been running tubeless since August. No punctures yet as far as I know. If I was going deep into the wilderness with maybe limited mobile signal I would bring a patch kit and a spare. QTubes are supposed to be decent light spares to carry. Tubeless is the greatest upgrade to any fatbike and everyone here will likely confirm it! :-)


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    Whats the offset of the 9.6 chainring? 3 or 6mm? Its dished the wrong was as well right? Im looking at getting a wolf tooth camo SS ring so i dont need to change rings every 3 months...
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Im having a tough time choosing the 7 or 9.6. I want the light weight and carbon frame for winter but then a fork and dropper for summer.

    I might just get a 9.6 and run it stock all winter then buy a mastodon and dropper for it come spring to make a fun trail bike over my speedy top fuel.

    I have two 14 Farley's both with bluto's. I purchased a Farley 9.6 and installed the bluto. I can tell you the carbon makes a difference. At the end of a twenty mile ride I still feel fresh or let's be honest and say not as beat up. The carbon absorbs the bumps so much better.

    My advise buy the 9.6 you will love it






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    Honest abe...i may be new to FB but I did a few years on the fence. Bought a 2016 F 7 and it's an impressive bike. All snow and ice for my rides so my wanting A carbon 9 wasn't going to get me in a better place.

    If your looking to run winter plus any other season my vote is for the 9.××× whatever u decide and 2 sets of wheels. Recoup some of the front fork weight of suspension. The 7 is pretty responsive in AL so get all you can from the carbon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    I have two 14 Farley's both with bluto's. I purchased a Farley 9.6 and installed the bluto. I can tell you the carbon makes a difference. At the end of a twenty mile ride I still feel fresh or let's be honest and say not as beat up. The carbon absorbs the bumps so much better.

    My advise buy the 9.6 you will love it






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    I did get the 9.6! Im thinking of putting a lauf on it.



    I dont have a pic, its sitting at my lbs waiting on a dt 350 for the rear. Ive seen it. Im in no rush as i have 2 other bikes but hola i want it at the same time hahaha. I told them close to Oct ill pick it up tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    I did get the 9.6! Im thinking of putting a lauf on it.



    I dont have a pic, its sitting at my lbs waiting on a dt 350 for the rear. Ive seen it. Im in no rush as i have 2 other bikes but hola i want it at the same time hahaha. I told them close to Oct ill pick it up tho.
    Love the color and I can't wait to see the Lauf fork on the bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Love the color and I can't wait to see the Lauf fork on the bike.


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    Ditto. I wish Trek had partnered with Lauf to stick Carbonara's on ALL their fat bikes. I'm still holding out for Lauf to do a more budget conscious fork for those of us who don't want to spend £700 on a fork. I would need to sell a bike to justify that expenditure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMcL7 View Post
    I've raced my fat bike at a local CX series and was worried I'd just embarrass myself but the fat bike performed well particularly as the course got more worn in and became more difficult for other riders while the fat bike just kept on going with ease.

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    ALMOST did this this weekend past in the CX MTB Support category. Thankfully I just decided to support my other half who entered in the Womens MTB Support category. Course was super-tough and she could barely even move bike due to thick clay like mud. I'm glad I didn't do it...I think my Farley would've picked up a few extra kg of muck at least and it would have been a nightmare to haul round. Gonna keep an eye though and future races/conditions. May stand more of a chance getting carbon 29er wheelset on it for this sort of thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Ditto. I wish Trek had partnered with Lauf to stick Carbonara's on ALL their fat bikes. I'm still holding out for Lauf to do a more budget conscious fork for those of us who don't want to spend £700 on a fork. I would need to sell a bike to justify that expenditure.
    In my humble opinion this fork is largely overpriced. Really, I can't see why such simple (by design) fork should cost $1000. I was seriously considering buying it for myself, but the price tag is outrageous. I believe Mastodon Pro will be more reasonable purchase in terms of trail performance and quality of suspension. Of course, if money isn't an obstacle - Carbonara is a great simple fork for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    In my humble opinion this fork is largely overpriced. Really, I can't see why such simple (by design) fork should cost $1000. I was seriously considering buying it for myself, but the price tag is outrageous. I believe Mastodon Pro will be more reasonable purchase in terms of trail performance and quality of suspension. Of course, if money isn't an obstacle - Carbonara is a great simple fork for sure.
    Totally agree. The appeal to me is the weight and zero maintenance. If they only brought out a cheaper version I am sure their sales would go through the roof. Had a brief look at the Mastodon but really a want a fork that's super light, offers a little travel/compliance and doesn't require me doing anything. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a cheaper solution. I was actually thinking maybe Lauf are using some of the profits to funnel into design of a carbon leaf spring rear shock. That would be something special to see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Had a brief look at the Mastodon but really a want a fork that's super light, offers a little travel/compliance and doesn't require me doing anything. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone comes up with a cheaper solution.
    Very true, light weight and no need of maintenance is great. Design is arguable though, and I read that such forks have poor torsional stiffness - ie having bad performance and control in corners.

    I think the price is high because there no competitors. Also I read that Lauf forks are selling pretty good, so we rather not expect the price will drop soon.

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    Anyone have a farley frame for sale?
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    Just picked up a 2017 Farley 5. My old budget BD fatty needed a new bb, crank and headset as i also have a mastodon comp on the way. The price for the Farley couldn't be beat so i switched the sram brakes for slx, 180mm front rotor, installed carbon bar, 60mm ritchey stem, thud buster seat post., and sella italia seat.

    Now need to build some 27.5 wheels for the 4.5 barbegazi tires.
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    Pulled those little triangle things from my bike sliding axle. Is that for shipping? Or so you cant move the axle forward?

    Running my 2017 9.6 at 4 full turns back from the front, i threw some gorilla tape on the seat tube for protection. Only winter riding so i have no worry of mud but maybe a stuck rock between the lugs....
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Pulled those little triangle things from my bike sliding axle. Is that for shipping? Or so you cant move the axle forward?

    Running my 2017 9.6 at 4 full turns back from the front, i threw some gorilla tape on the seat tube for protection. Only winter riding so i have no worry of mud but maybe a stuck rock between the lugs....
    spacers. I put them on the other side of the axle when i run the wheel in the forward position
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Pulled those little triangle things from my bike sliding axle. Is that for shipping? Or so you cant move the axle forward?

    Running my 2017 9.6 at 4 full turns back from the front, i threw some gorilla tape on the seat tube for protection. Only winter riding so i have no worry of mud but maybe a stuck rock between the lugs....
    That's where I run my when the bike is in winter mode with the 4.5" Barbegazi tires. I run it tie to the front with the 29+ setup with the Chupacabra's. After 2 years with all 4 season riding I can see some scuff marks on the paint on the back side of the seat tube, but only cosmetic. I've never had anything jam in there to the best of my knowledge.

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    Need fat bike help. I own a 9.6 and have enjoyed it. What do people notice different between the carbon bikes v. the aluminum? and also, what about say a 9.6 v an ex 8? other than full squish between the two, is there a large weight difference. I notice being fully rigid starts to make my wrists ache after a few days in a row. Thanks, Ryon
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    Quote Originally Posted by butryon View Post
    Need fat bike help. I own a 9.6 and have enjoyed it. What do people notice different between the carbon bikes v. the aluminum? and also, what about say a 9.6 v an ex 8? other than full squish between the two, is there a large weight difference. I notice being fully rigid starts to make my wrists ache after a few days in a row. Thanks, Ryon
    Carbon 9.6 is much lighter than alu EX 8 - see the weight of both on Trek website, 12.5kg vs 15.5kg. If you have wrist pain due to lack of suspension on hits - you should get a suspension fork, obviously. Otherwise, you should try to optimize your riding position and bike fitting (cockpit, saddle). It may help a lot.

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    Thanks Mebaru. I do a lot of ss'ing in the non-snow season and get a little bit of wrist ache but this full rigid seems to make it much more noticeable. I have been thinking that maybe I should try and change the angle of the sweep in my handle bar so that when I take a hit to the bike it uses my elbows more to suck it up v. my wrists..changes my wrist angle, not sure if that makes sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by butryon View Post
    Thanks Mebaru. I do a lot of ss'ing in the non-snow season and get a little bit of wrist ache but this full rigid seems to make it much more noticeable. I have been thinking that maybe I should try and change the angle of the sweep in my handle bar so that when I take a hit to the bike it uses my elbows more to suck it up v. my wrists..changes my wrist angle, not sure if that makes sense!
    Well, rigid is still rigid, even on fat tires. What terrain you're riding and how fast? Riding fast or aggressively over bumpy, hard terrains on rigid fat is still pretty rough experience.

    Also, if you have wrist pain, I can recommend trying Ergon grips, particularly GP3 - they make a lot of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    I recently installed a Manitou mastodon fork on my bike, i had clearance issue with tuning knobs and frame down tube with stock headset

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    after installing the Cane creek/Salsa +3mm base plate part# BAA0855K(ordered from cane creek directly at $11 plus $6.5 shipping). my Farley 5 17.5 barely clear the knobs on the fork with about 0.2mm. A piece of printer paper would get somewhat caught in between. prior installing the +3mm crown race i tried a chris king base plate, and fsa crown race and oem from the bike. all would make 100% contact.
    I was at the bike shop yesterday checking out the farleys. Look at the bottom of the down tube near the top. Looks like a bumper. Clearance issues for sure.
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    They also have a Barbegazi on the rear. I thought they were to ship w Gnarwhals F/R. The farley 5's had the same except the small one had a barbegazi F/R. Shortage on the Gnarwhals maybe. I would insist on Gnarwhals if i was picking one up for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    I was at the bike shop yesterday checking out the farleys. Look at the bottom of the down tube near the top. Looks like a bumper. Clearance issues for sure.
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    They also have a Barbegazi on the rear. I thought they were to ship w Gnarwhals F/R. The farley 5's had the same except the small one had a barbegazi F/R. Shortage on the Gnarwhals maybe. I would insist on Gnarwhals if i was picking one up for sure.
    Its a sizing issue. The 15.5 and 17.5 cant fit the gnarwhal on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Its a sizing issue. The 15.5 and 17.5 cant fit the gnarwhal on it.
    Really?! Trek is the one behind the 27.5 FAT movement. You'd think they would design their frames to accomodate their plans. Seems like a FU on treks part.

    Wait a min, the rear center is the same across the board on all sizes, is it not? 440mm
    Doesn't make sense.
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    [QUOTE=solarplex;13408078]Pulled those little triangle things from my bike sliding axle. Is that for shipping? Or so you cant move the axle forward?

    Running my 2017 9.6 at 4 full turns back from the front, i threw some gorilla tape on the seat tube for protection. Only winter riding so i have no worry of mud but maybe a stuck rock between the lugs....

    ...and this image suggests the Gnarwhal should fit as the Barbegazi fits w the sliders all the way forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Pulled those little triangle things from my bike sliding axle. Is that for shipping? Or so you cant move the axle forward?

    Running my 2017 9.6 at 4 full turns back from the front, i threw some gorilla tape on the seat tube for protection. Only winter riding so i have no worry of mud but maybe a stuck rock between the lugs....

    ...and this image suggests the Gnarwhal should fit as the Barbegazi fits w the sliders all the way forward.
    Mines a 9.6 21.5” carbon. But i think the issue is the seat tube and the front derailleur mount on the aluminum 15.5” and 17.5” with the gnarwhal.
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    I don't think so. The rear triangle is typically the same on all sizes except for the length of the ST. The farley takes the 2XL i thought.

    It appears that there is plenty of room for the Gnarwhal in this pic:
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    Here is a closer look at that bumper on the downtube for the crown on the Mastodon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    I don't think so. The rear triangle is typically the same on all sizes except for the length of the ST. The farley takes the 2XL i thought.

    It appears that there is plenty of room for the Gnarwhal in this pic:
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    By the looks of it its the seat stays. And that changes with the sizing.
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    They do, because they are lower on the ST. It could be a limiting factor.

    I checked the build spec on trek's site. They have the Barbegazi on the rear even though the pic shows the Gnarwhal.

    Still, it might fit. I bet it does.

    Worth noting: The 2018 farley frame spec states:

    Seat tube angle of 70.5
    Hope it's a typo
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    I just bought a new 2017 Farley 7. Change the stem for a Hope FR, handle bar for a Spank 777, ODI grip, Fox Tranfer post, Woolf tooth dropper lever, New SRAM Guide R and 45north tires. This is by far the most fun to ride fat bike that I have tried. Very impressed so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave95 View Post
    I just bought a new 2017 Farley 7. Change the stem for a Hope FR, handle bar for a Spank 777, ODI grip, Fox Tranfer post, Woolf tooth dropper lever, New SRAM Guide R and 45north tires. This is by far the most fun to ride fat bike that I have tried. Very impressed so far.
    Congrats on the new bike,they are impressive. I got my 2018 farley 5 about a month ago and am lovin' it. The stock brakes are lousy for a 260 lb guy so I'm switching them for some SLX's and bigger, better rotors. Also went with a Sunrace 11-46 cassette,Thomson 100mm x 10 degree stem, Thomson setback seat post and WTB gel seat. This bike will be ridden for a long time.

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    Anyone change the levels pads to ceramic or metallic? I get a warble.... like a ****ing avid on a fresh squeeze. Once they heat up it goes away
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerNut View Post
    Congrats on the new bike,they are impressive. I got my 2018 farley 5 about a month ago and am lovin' it. The stock brakes are lousy for a 260 lb guy so I'm switching them for some SLX's and bigger, better rotors. Also went with a Sunrace 11-46 cassette,Thomson 100mm x 10 degree stem, Thomson setback seat post and WTB gel seat. This bike will be ridden for a long time.
    Thanks. I was going to buy the 18 Farley 5 but manage to get a real good deal on the 17, 7.

    I am a sold on Shimano brakes also. I don't know where your from but if you ride in cold weather like I, you might have problems with the SLX. Mineral oil does not perform well when cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Its a sizing issue. The 15.5 and 17.5 cant fit the gnarwhal on it.
    I have a 17.5. And it came with a rear Gnarwhal. The fork clears the bumper. Maybe it's there for a situation like crashing with the fork turned 90 to the frame and all your weight is on it, head first?
    I've ridden my plenty and crashed a few times. No issues with tire or fork clearance.

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    [QUOTE=Shockwave95;13424865]Thanks. I was going to buy the 18 Farley 5 but manage to get a real good deal on the 17, 7.

    I am a sold on Shimano brakes also. I don't know where your from but if you ride in cold weather like I, you might have problems with the SLX. Mineral oil does not perform well when cold.[/QUO

    I had planned on riding in cooler weather but probably not below 25-30 degrees.At what temp does the mineral oil start causing problems?

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