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    Enabler Fat bike build

    Anybody transforming their ride to a snow bike in the winter via the salsa Enabler fork? Any pics? This seems like an expensive project. I'd like to know if anyone did it for under $300.

    Thanks!

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    The cheapest way to do a "1/2 fat" is find a Pugsley front wheel and fork. Most of the time forks go for $50 used, wheels about $150 used, and tires anywhere from $25 to $100, so it can be done.

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    ^ Yup, if you want it under $300, gotta hunt for it a little. Can be done.

    Here's a bike I built for my brother using a 26" trials rim and an Enabler. EDIT - and On One Floater tire.

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    I def think you can do it for under 300. There is an enabler fork on here for 70 bucks. You can score a rolling darryl on ebay for 120-150. Tire pick your poison. I see Larry's on CL sometimes for 30-50.

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    I did this entire bike for $800, yes, you can definitely do the front end for less than $300:

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    I actually have a used enabler laying around. Shortish steerer on it though, could get a measurement if you are interested, PM me if you are.

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    Sweet. Looks like a got a fork and wheel! Im assuming having the fat 26in wheel in the front and a 29in in the back is no big deal?

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    Enabler Fat bike build

    The are roughly the same height. My Big Fat Larry's are taller than 29x2.2 Race Kings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbroseph View Post
    Sweet. Looks like a got a fork and wheel! Im assuming having the fat 26in wheel in the front and a 29in in the back is no big deal?
    I ran a fat front with 29er wheel in the rear (sette Razzo frame), it was awesome in the winter. You'll really enjoy it. If you can snatch up a wheel/fork combo you should do it and get ready to dominate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olasher View Post
    I did this entire bike for $800, yes, you can definitely do the front end for less than $300:

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    I'd love to see a breakdown on that if you have the time.

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    I have some Graceful Fat Sheeba rims (80mm) lying around that I'd be willing to part with on the cheap. I just upgraded my wheels to Clown Shoes. PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooSteep View Post
    I'd love to see a breakdown on that if you have the time.
    On One Scandal 29er Frame/Headset/Handlebars/Seatpost - $200 ebay
    Juicy 3 Brakeset - $50 ebay
    Holy Rolling Darryl - $160 clist
    White Bros Snowpack - $180 mtbr classifieds
    Stylo Crankset, Older XTR Rear Der, SLX Front Der, SLX shifters - I had this stuff from another bike, but you could get it all on ebay for about 70 total
    Origin8 Devist8r Tire - $40 ebay
    MTX33 rear wheel - $100 ebay
    I had a rear tire, but $25 would cover a good used one

    Just a hair over $800, but I could have saved a significant amount of money on the rear wheel and the fork if I had wanted too. I will say that a 2.4" tire spread on the 33mm rim in the rear was pretty burly, this bike was probably more like a 3/4 fat than a 1/2 fat.

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    Enabler Fat bike build-fat-haro.jpg

    I put the Enabler fork on my Haro 29'er last winter. I ran this with a pre-assemble Surly Daryl wheel and Larry tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrChad View Post
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    I put the Enabler fork on my Haro 29'er last winter. I ran this with a pre-assemble Surly Daryl wheel and Larry tire.
    Could you give me some details?

    Where are you riding? That is what state, and what snow conditions.

    Can you give a comparison of the difference the fat front made with the Haro in winter conditions?

    I ride a Haro Mary in the winter. It works fairly well on snowmobile trails that get used frequently. I used P-35 rims with WTB Weirwolf tires, the first version of the tire. But more than a couple inches of snow, or the warmer spring conditions make it difficult to almost not rideable.

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    Modern Bike Shop bought Enabler for ~ 100 right before christmas
    GFS rim on sale for 50 (bought 3) -
    Old Van Dessel flipflop hub (stripped fixed side) $20 from ebay
    Brokeland cycle works disc brake adapter - $40
    Tire Lary 27tpi - Universal cycles 69
    Spokes and tubes I had around the bike shed.

    After shipping - you called it 300..

    The pictures are of pugs fork - but I put that on the pugs and now have the Enabler on the 29er.

    And now it is on a dirt drop 29er Vassago Bandersnatch. I would be willing to trade the Enabler for a suspension fork...
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    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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