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    Custom fat bike by Wraith

    My friend Daren of Wraith bikes fame welded up this frame recently. I only did the expanded parking lot test ride but the short stays and slack geometry made my Pugs feel like a slug. Very impressed.

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    Re: Custom fat bike by Wraith

    Damn sexy. All mountain fat bike. I like
    No moss...

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    Reminds me of those old school freeride hardtails.....

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    Looks like it has a On One Fatty Fork on Frt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Oh, now you like fat bikes. lol.
    Have you ever ridden one? I bought one before I had ever been on one taking a big chance. I am SOoo glad that I did because it is SOoo much fun. When a fat bike is described like a runnaway bus .. yup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAIL CRANKER View Post
    Looks like it has a On One Fatty Fork on Frt.
    Similar I guess, but that is a Wraith fork also. Frame & fork are tig welded 4130 Cr-Mo.

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    That's lovely - will it take gears without chain scrub?

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    more pics please, 'specially round the seat'n'stays area of the bike.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Nice, I dig the clever lower seattube/seatstay interface. Bet that thing is fun to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    more pics please, 'specially round the seat'n'stays area of the bike.
    Here are a couple more:



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    Very cool and Very original!!

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    Rad as hell. Love it.
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    "Grunt"...hee,heee...

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    Thanks for the additional pics. That's one red hot 2 trot Grunt.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    It is a brilliant interpretation of a fatty...Daren builds some pretty cool stuff for sure. 'One of my favorite local builders! I hope to have him build me a SS 29er version of the 6-Fiddy someday....which I suppose would be a 9er-fiddy or something...Wraith bicycles is dedicated to building chromoly steel Full suspension bicycles for DH (down hill) trail or all mountain, custom made for the individual and not the masses.

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    It runs single speed but with 2 cogs in the back?

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    Nice to see something creative.
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    I wish it was called "GUNT" instead of "GRUNT"
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    It runs single speed but with 2 cogs in the back?
    Not sure if that cog is just used as a spacer or is an option to manually change gearing if necessary. Those pics are from his maiden voyage. Daren plans to run it as a SS but a rear derailleur could be added.

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    just got done riding that same bike, it really does ride nice. my pugs cannot compare. that short wheelbase is awesome

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    Mine's up next. He's got the bits in the jig and it should be done end of month. Can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    Mine's up next. He's got the bits in the jig and it should be done end of month. Can't wait!
    Congrats! I was hoping to have him build me a Newsboy style fat bike but he was having issues doing large diameter bends. Hopefully some day...

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    That is BAAD S

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    Here she is! Built strong, slack, and low for aggressive riding in New England snow and dirt and rock. 32 lbs, 67 HA, 71-ish SA, 13-ish BB, 16 Chainstays.

    - Wraith Steel Frame sm/med 170mm Rear w/thru-axle
    - Bluto 100mm
    - Nextie 65mm rims w/Hope Fatsno hubs
    - Vee H-Billie 4.25 setup tubeless & reverse tread
    - Lev Dropper 150mm
    - WTB Rocket Saddle
    - Hope M4 Breaks. 8" front, 6" rear
    - RF SixC Bars 755mm
    - Chromage 50mm stem
    - RF SixC Cinch Turbine Crankset 170mm & 30t & BB30 BB
    - SRAM X9 10speed Cassette 11-36t
    - Point One Podium Pedals
    - Zee Short Cage Der.

    The maiden voyage in snowy North Conway, NH went great. Had a good mix of well packed and hardly packed snow with some long steep climbs and some killer downhill. The maiden voyage in dirt went equally as well in wet muddy Rockport, MA. Can't wait to get her completely dialed in over the next few weeks.

    Cheers!
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    So badass. This is the one fatbike that has made me want to trade in the old Pugsley.

    How much was the frame, if you don't mind me asking? How was the overall experience dealing with the builder?

    I've been thinking about one of these ever since I saw this thread months and months ago. I wonder if he could build a 135mm offset rear end...

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    Cool. Looks ready for some serious shenanigans.

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    That rig is awesome, Bill. Daren is an amazing craftsman. Nice to ride with you again.

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    Hooooooooo man. That build is AWESOME.
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    So I guess you have to contact Wraith for more info. on costs and build process? The website doesn't mention fat bikes.

    Sincere question: Is a 13 inch bb low for a fat bike?

    Pics of the seat/top tube area please, as your bike looks much different than the other in this thread.

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    A shot from yesterday:
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    Yeah it was good riding with you as well. You'll have to send me the footag of Brad's crash
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    So badass. This is the one fatbike that has made me want to trade in the old Pugsley.

    How much was the frame, if you don't mind me asking? How was the overall experience dealing with the builder?

    I've been thinking about one of these ever since I saw this thread months and months ago. I wonder if he could build a 135mm offset rear end...
    Daren@Wraith is a riding bud of mine. He's a solid rider and a great guy so he's very easy to deal with. I got the insider's deal on mine so you'd have to give him a call or throw him some e-mail to get the real numbers. I can tell you that his bikes are a labor of love and he doesn't make much money from doing it. He usually has a backlog so don't expect to him to be able to whip one together on a moments notice. For me this was a bike I've always wanted and it's something I plan on keeping for a long time so it was well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    So I guess you have to contact Wraith for more info. on costs and build process? The website doesn't mention fat bikes.

    Sincere question: Is a 13 inch bb low for a fat bike?

    Pics of the seat/top tube area please, as your bike looks much different than the other in this thread.
    Yeah, you'd have to ping Daren directly to get info on costs and timing. He usually has a backlog and he doesn't like supercrazy projects. It's a real small shop so he doesn't have much time for the website and FB and such.

    It depends on what and how you ride your bike. I'm from the low and slack club so I like all my bikes to be that way. I do ride a lot of rock gardens and technical so pedal timing becomes crucial. I'm also a short guy so I can get away with running 170mm crank arms.

    RADAIR put some more pics up on this thread. Let me know if you want more.

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    Very cool, what is his website?
    Once you go slack, you never go back!

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    Nice, I like the gang green.

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    sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vice grips View Post
    Very cool, what is his website?

    Let me google that for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h View Post
    That's not it. It appears the site is down but if you're into FB look here: https://www.facebook.com/wraithbicycles

    Wraith Fabrications is someone else weaseling in on the same name.

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    That bike looks amazing. Any idea of how big a tire you can fit on the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntm1973 View Post
    That bike looks amazing. Any idea of how big a tire you can fit on the back?
    I have an H-Billie 4.25 on a 65mm rim and there's maybe 1/2 inch on room on each side. I plan on using this bike in both snow and dirt so I didn't want a really fat rear.
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    Woodyak, that's some ridiculous right there. Awesome lookin bike that I imagine rides better than it looks. I also have to say I love the lil demon horns on the head badge.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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