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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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