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    Carver Trans Fat Obeast Full Suspension

    Does anybody have any info about these full suspension fat bikes to share with me. I know they are titanium framed.

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    I contacted the manufacturer last year about one. They would be great if you only want to run 4" tires on Rolling Darrel's. They will not fit the big stuff. The only other bad point is the weight.

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    If only they had a website with all of the pertinent info.

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    I have been on the website I have my bike ordered .I wanted some feedback from someone else who might have gotten one already. OK

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    This poster here talks about his actual experience with this bike.

    What, no one's going to post this here? Full squish Carver fat, the "Trans Fat".

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    A guy that works at on of the LBS got one and put it on his Farley. They had high hopes for it but it didn't go well from the beginning. Opened box with some oil present, mounted it up and couldn't keep it sealed. It was returned and they were not happy with their first impressions.

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    I have a medium trans fat with the suspension fork. It weights 35 pounds, and is an amazing bike. I use it everywhere from my usual singletrack to the beach. Have not used it in snow, I'm in california. It's great for our loose trails over hard pack. I'm running marge lights with nates and there is plenty of room for larger tires.
    The rear suspension is quite well developed. It's not a simple pivot, but has an additional Horst linkage in the bak. It has a fox shock, and has 4 travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calves2997 View Post
    I have a medium trans fat with the suspension fork. It weights 35 pounds, and is an amazing bike. I use it everywhere from my usual singletrack to the beach. Have not used it in snow, I'm in california. It's great for our loose trails over hard pack. I'm running marge lights with nates and there is plenty of room for larger tires.
    The rear suspension is quite well developed. It's not a simple pivot, but has an additional Horst linkage in the bak. It has a fox shock, and has 4 travel.
    I would love to have one. But it will not fit Bud/Lou on Clownshoes. That is my tire/Rim criteria for any new frame.

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    Thanks for the info, I can't wait to get mine Carver said in a couple of weeks should be done.

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    Update:
    I have been in contact with Carver. They are producing the Trans -Fat one at a time and can do a 190 centered frame to accommodate a Lou on a Clownshoe. I am now seriously considering selling my Cannondale Trigger 29er-1 to purchase the Trans -Fat frame. I would swap everything off my 9-zero-7, 190 including my Lefty. I mostly ride summer single track and rocky terrain so this would be an amazing ride.

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    Bike just came in and it looks great.
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    Looks great. Can we get some more pictures and maybe geometry? I am waiting to hear some good reports before placing my order.

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    Thats a great looking bike! Congrats!

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    Thanks I will post more pictures and info soon.

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    How does it ride???? That's the most important thing
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    Bike is XL frame and 37pounds with all the accessories on it.
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    Geometry, rear spacing, tire/wheel clearance?

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    If you want all specs call Forrest Carver he will tell you everything he is very helpful 207-442-7002

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichH View Post
    If you want all specs call Forrest Carver he will tell you everything he is very helpful 207-442-7002
    I am currently in communications with Carver about building one for me but. I am trying to get the opinions and information of the other seven people that they have built these for. Each one they have built are different depending on the customers needs/wants. Do you not know the dimensions/geometry of your bike?

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    If you ask Forrest for the blueprint sheet he sent me on the frame before he built it that will show you all dimensions and geometry. I had it in my email but I got rid of it. Just tell him Rich Hobbie bike . I think it was the last one they built.

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    Re: Carver Trans Fat Obeast Full Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by calves2997 View Post
    It's not a simple pivot, but has an additional Horst linkage in the bak.
    Uh. Nope.
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    Took it out today at my local trails North Jersey typical rocky and rooty . It handled amazing rolled over everything so smoothly. My back is very happy. It was a little wet and the traction was great standing up cranking with no spin on hills. I am very happy with this bike.

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    Just a few Q's for owners....
    How robust is the linkage? Have you taken any large hits with it?
    Also, do you notice any unwanted flex with the Ti and FS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Just a few Q's for owners....
    How robust is the linkage? Have you taken any large hits with it?
    Also, do you notice any unwanted flex with the Ti and FS?
    The shock bolt would definitely be an area to look at due to the linkage not being a "3-d" style (a 3-d linkage is made to use the shortest bolt possible). This tends to put a lot of leverage on the bolt and every FS bike I've owned with a similar design ends up bending the shock bolt. Rocky Mountain first marketed this, but it had been done plenty before and is pretty much standard for any rocker-linkage bike. Cranking out flat linkage plates is cheaper though.
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