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    Quote Originally Posted by G-reg View Post

    That said, please stop suspension "correcting" EVERYTHING!. Especially for frames/forks where suspension forks don't exist, give us descent axle to crown lengths and proper rake.

    That. Yes. It's why I had to take my business to a custom builder (Waltworks - great to deal with) for my half-fat, instead of buying any of the Surly/Salsa/etc forks.

    Eventually, I hope we can see more of these bikes go to either tapered or 1.5" straight head tubes (which could use a reducer headset to run a tapered suspension fork in the summer). With all of that axle-to-crown, big heavy wheels and tires, and ever-powerful brakes, we're to a place where the 1 1/8" isn't cutting it. I have a 160mm rotor on the front... would love to use more, but it would be too much for the fork. I think tapered may be too tough/costly to do in steel, so I'd be happy with 1.5" straight pipes on all the new bikes.

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    What do ya make of this?

    Found this on Twitter. No other info, but looks......interesting.
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    That was posted on Phil Wood's FB page. Betting this is what they put that 64-hole disc hub on!

    Phil Wood Likes it Fat - PROLLY IS NOT PROBABLY

    64-Hole Phil Wood fatbike wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoreskillz View Post
    That was posted on Phil Wood's FB page. Betting this is what they put that 64-hole laced wheel on!
    Tweeted by Phil Wood's account with the line, "Hmmm...."

    I hope it is what I think it is.

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    More Surly Facebook and Twitter hints about names, involving Germanic folklore and Santa's best friend....looks like the new bike is going to be called Surly Krampus.

    However, If the Necromancer name was squashed, there's no way a bike named after a baby eating goat beast is gonna fly. Unfortunate because I think that name is rather fitting!
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    Fat Front V-10?

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    What do I make of that? Something that is completely unrelated to Surly's new fat bike.

    Start a new thread next time dude.

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    Surly Krampus

    I think JAGI410 has the name figured out. Surly Krampus.
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    I think Mike suggested some time back he had access to this new bike/wheel from Surly. So I went over to Mikes wonderful blog and found this pic. The pick say's "Click...goes the sound of the bar being raised." Is it just me or does this wheel/tire look like a fat 29r? By the way if you have not been to his blog it is a must see and read. Such great stories, pics and adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    However, If the Necromancer name was squashed, there's no way a bike named after a baby eating goat beast is gonna fly. Unfortunate because I think that name is rather fitting!
    My understanding is the Necromancer name was put aside because of possible trade name confusion with another bike manufacturer.

    Krampus is in the public domain. I see no reason why Surly couldn't go with that name if it chooses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredbe View Post
    I think Mike suggested some time back he had access to this new bike/wheel from Surly. So I went over to Mikes wonderful blog and found this pic. The pick say's "Click...goes the sound of the bar being raised." Is it just me or does this wheel/tire look like a fat 29r? By the way if you have not been to his blog it is a must see and read. Such great stories, pics and adventure.
    Nah, that looks like a WTB weirwolf or something. A big tire, sure, but not a 3.0...

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    As far as I can discertain:
    "Necromancer" replaced "Black Ops" as to avoid confusion with another company's part line
    "Neck Romancer" replaced "Necromancer" to appease a silly anti-witchcraft backlash, and it sounds silly

    On to the Krampus, stay away from the Babies!

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    First the name, then the specs? Cruel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoreskillz View Post
    That was posted on Phil Wood's FB page. Betting this is what they put that 64-hole disc hub on!

    Phil Wood Likes it Fat - PROLLY IS NOT PROBABLY

    64-Hole Phil Wood fatbike wheel
    Someone is building up a full squish Santa Cruz. That looks like a white brothers fork.

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    Oh oh oh !

    Last tweet from Surly : "Who is Santa Claus's best friend?"

    Smells like a Krampus, no ?
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    Krampus is a horrible sounding name.

    I think they'll keep it simple... I'm guessing Goat.

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    lots of talk about the tire and not much about that green frame. looks like a tiny one, and the stem is super short. kind of looks like a Pugs interbred with an Instigator or something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredbe View Post
    I think Mike suggested some time back he had access to this new bike/wheel from Surly. So I went over to Mikes wonderful blog and found this pic. The pick say's "Click...goes the sound of the bar being raised." Is it just me or does this wheel/tire look like a fat 29r? By the way if you have not been to his blog it is a must see and read. Such great stories, pics and adventure.
    The "raising of the bar" in that blog post has nothing to do with potential new components......but rather the fact that they pulled of a trip that seemed downright impossible to just about anyone who knows the region they traveled through and the amount of gear necessary to pull it off. I still can't get my head around it.....

    The tire in the picture you linked is a WTB Weirwolf LT 2.5. It's a nice, high volume tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Koala View Post
    Last tweet from Surly : "Who is Santa Claus's best friend?"

    Smells like a Krampus, no ?
    Or do we get something cute and fuzzy like a reindeer? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalton View Post
    Or do we get something cute and fuzzy like a reindeer? lol
    Or...just something RED...like a frame?

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    Santa's Best Friend

    Santa's best friend is ROVEN!

    Ahhh yes the Surly Roven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    Likely it will be at SaddleDrive which I think is July 22nd.
    Will i see you there Mark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saw View Post
    Frankentire?

    Sewn together?

    This sounds interesting. Do you have a picture of said beast?
    Here is a pic for comparison:

    my wheel: 2x WTB Prowler 29x2.1s sewn together = 29x3.2


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    Quote Originally Posted by ericpulvermacher View Post
    Looks pretty similar to my 29x3.2" on a 50mm rim. If I could replace my sewn together frankentire with a factory built 29x3 I will be quite happy.

    surly

    Nice! From this angle your tire looks like a factory tire. Actually, it would be easy to mistake it for the Surly.

    How do you like it? How does it perform compared to a normal 29" tire and a fat tire? How has your tire held up to abuse?

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