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    Clues about Surly's newest (fat?)bike

    From the official Surly twitter stream...

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    Fat tires are to trails what I am to bacon
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    They said it couldn't be done. Well, wait until you see what we've come up with
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    A mythical beast is being ridden
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    This bike is eating the trails alive
    Hmmmm, what could it possibly be?

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    Just when you think you got it figured out, there goes the rug.

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    Full Suspension before Salsa does it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkbike2 View Post
    Full Suspension before Salsa does it???
    That's what I'm hoping for, but it would be a huge departure for them, so I'm not so sure that's it.

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    Perhaps they took a cue from 9:zero:7 and are putting together a symmetrical rear compatible with BFL.

    Really I am just hoping for a BFNate

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    A friend of a friend of mine owns a shop.....and he heard from a rep that he talked to a guy at QBP who saw the bike in question. It's belt driven with an internally geared hub and drop bars. It's a steel frame and it clears their new 130mm rims and 5.65" tires.

    It's going to be awesome!! I can't wait! I'm going to build mine with blue anno components and red grips.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a good seat post for it?

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    new tires is what i want from surly
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    "What they said cannot be done"...

    Mmmm maybe tubeless rims and tyres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey View Post
    A friend of a friend of mine owns a shop.....and he heard from a rep that he talked to a guy at QBP who saw the bike in question. It's belt driven with an internally geared hub and drop bars. It's a steel frame and it clears their new 130mm rims and 5.65" tires.

    It's going to be awesome!! I can't wait! I'm going to build mine with blue anno components and red grips.

    Anyone have any suggestions for a good seat post for it?

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    Ridiculous! Nobody puts grips on drop bars. Especially red ones.

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    Well, I want 6" tyres
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey View Post
    a steel frame and it clears their new 130mm rims and 5.65" tires.
    Want it aaaaaaaallllll.......

    But would happily settle for BigFatNate.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey View Post
    A friend of a friend of mine owns a shop.....and he heard from a rep that he talked to a guy at QBP who saw the bike in question. It's belt driven with an internally geared hub and drop bars. It's a steel frame and it clears their new 130mm rims and 5.65" tires.
    I know you're being tongue in cheek, but I can't help but think you're making fun of (most of) my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    I know you're being tongue in cheek, but I can't help but think you're making fun of (most of) my bike.
    That's funny, I thought he was mocking my blue anno parts!

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    gimme a break.. tubeless from surly? Full susp from Surly?!!
    mythical beast.. hummm. eating up trails. humm again.

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    "Fat tires are to trails what I am to bacon"
    "They said it couldn't be done. Well, wait until you see what we've come up with"
    "A mythical beast is being ridden"
    "This bike is eating the trails alive"

    Wild Boar Hunting Information
    Scroll down and skim through 'Damage and Disease':
    "With an appetite for practically anything in their path, feral swine are responsible for considerable damage"
    "Feral swine are often referred to as “living rototillers” due to their destructive digging"
    "As the summer months heat up, feral swine seek out wet areas to roll in the mud or “wallow.”"

    Something shod in 'Big Feral Nates'?!

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    "A mythical beast is being ridden" . Sounds like a new bike.
    Mythical beasts: Bigfoot, chupacabra, sasquatch, yeti (taken), minotaur, Jersey Devil, unicorn...

    "This bike is eating the trails alive"
    Probably not a vegetarian beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    "A mythical beast is being ridden" . Sounds like a new bike.
    Mythical beasts: Bigfoot, chupacabra, sasquatch, yeti (taken), minotaur, Jersey Devil, unicorn...

    "This bike is eating the trails alive"
    Probably not a vegetarian beast.
    Yea, but then there's the bacon analogy. Any mythical pig beasts? Or just wild boars that are pretty elusive aside from their trail of destruction...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    "A mythical beast is being ridden" . Sounds like a new bike.
    Mythical beasts: Bigfoot, chupacabra, sasquatch, yeti (taken), minotaur, Jersey Devil, unicorn...

    "This bike is eating the trails alive"
    Probably not a vegetarian beast.
    Chupacabra, Jabberwocky, Bandersnatch..... these names are up for grabs again
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    Found this on google, Babirusa.... though to have mythical qualities.

    Though dont google image "mythical pig"
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    Starting a little sooner this year, are we?

    Last year was fun. This one could be too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Found this on google, Babirusa.... though to have mythical qualities.

    Though dont google image "mythical pig"
    22 posts and the shark has been jumped.

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    they've got a line on special order IGH's, ultra-low torque ones with some weirdo cog offset that'll clear a nate on a centered 135mm frame, maybe a 73mm bb to avoid 100mm bb q-factor induced knee pains?
    that's all the "they say it can't be done" I can think of in one bike that's still a rigid. (as per Surly's MO)

    wasn't there someone with a SS retrotec frame with standard bb that cleared endos?
    just requires a hub that places the cog FAR out.

    could be a travel coupled bike, but that's hardly "can't be done" stuff...
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    I heard mention of a soft tail. Kind of the Surly mindset approach to FS, to counter Salsa's more tech heavy offering.

    Can't recall who said it, but there was a screen shot of a CAD drawing as well.....

    I also had a customer tell me they were at another shop and heard mention of a fatter tire for 2013, so who knows....

    Surly doesn't tell me squat.
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    Meh, it will be 5 or 6 years before they get their act together for what ever they are planning.

    WTF, people are still waiting for moonlanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    they've got a line on special order IGH's, ultra-low torque ones with some weirdo cog offset that'll clear a nate on a centered 135mm frame, maybe a 73mm bb to avoid 100mm bb q-factor induced knee pains?
    that's all the "they say it can't be done" I can think of in one bike that's still a rigid. (as per Surly's MO)
    ^Something like that would be excellent...maybe with some geo tweaks too.

    ...and with 'Big Feral Nates', on the mythical bike you envision--that we might describe as having Boar/'Pigsley'-like capacities, haha.

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    @surlybikes

    Our new prototype bike. Just you wait! pic.twitter.com/b48ik4zW


    I think I see fat tires at least

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    OK, in keeping with the mythical beast thing, how about fat tires around 29" hoops. 29 x 4.0.
    so 3 creatures: Troll, Ogre, and this new thing. New rims and tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieMang View Post


    I think I see fat tires at least
    Wheelie-specific geometry fatbike.

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    Oh man... If they come out with 29x4" rims, I'm gonna freak.
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    Would a fattie with 29x 4 rims not be a niche for giants?

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    Caterpillar treads. Gotta be.

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    That looks to possibly be a bike path on the right of that photo--does anyone recognize it? Someone should go out there to do some tire track analysis!?

    I'm not convinced its got wheelie-geometry...the rider may just be struggling to get the rear wheel off the ground for a bunny hop--likely due to the high weight of this mythical IGH,

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    so much clearer now

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    Looks like a 29er FATTY
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Enhance... enhance... enhance... enhance...

    Quote Originally Posted by woodi2259 View Post
    so much clearer now

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    Either that grass is really tall or that rear wheel has like 2 psi in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieMang View Post
    Either that grass is really tall or that rear wheel has like 2 psi in it.
    No, it's just "eating the trail alive".

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    I'm voting 29er fattie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvossman View Post
    I'm voting 29er fattie.
    My guess: A 29er race fatty. Like a KM with room for a 29" Nate on a 65mm 29" Marge Lite. 170mm hub only. Dark blue.
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    Wouldn't this effectively turn it into a 32" with the increased outside diameter? Like our 26x4 = 29" now?

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    As much as I would want anything new that Surly puts out, I can honestly say that I do not want to see another fatty from Surly. Only because I already want a Moonlander and have only had my Pugsley for about 2 years now. My lottery list would include each bike that Surly puts out. They may not be the greatest or most popular brand out there but man do they bikes that are fun to ride. Salsa as well! I literally take my Pugs everywhere and rarely touch the other 2 I have.

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    Looks like it has a banana seat and a sissy bar. Big fat Sting-ray?

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    It won't be a 29er - that is too old hat already.

    I'm thinking 650C.....

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    carbon frame 27.5 wheels with paragon post mount sliders, what do I win ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Oh man... If they come out with 29x4" rims, I'm gonna freak.
    I will also totally loose it.

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