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    Fat Bikes and Dropper Posts

    My apologies if this question has been asked already, but I'm contemplating my first foray into the world of Fat Bikes and one of my mandatory criteria is running a dropper post, in my case a Reverb. So, which manufacturers make frames compatible with at least 30.9 seatposts? I am interested in aluminum as my frame material.... So far I have seen that 9:zero:7 uses 30.9, but are there others that offer this that are in the realm of affordable? Thx.

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    I think the new 2012 fatbacks are 30.9
    So you only have 2 kick but choices
    Sorry if this is bad news

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    Thx... those both seem like solid choices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    My apologies if this question has been asked already, but I'm contemplating my first foray into the world of Fat Bikes and one of my mandatory criteria is running a dropper post, in my case a Reverb. So, which manufacturers make frames compatible with at least 30.9 seatposts? I am interested in aluminum as my frame material.... So far I have seen that 9:zero:7 uses 30.9, but are there others that offer this that are in the realm of affordable? Thx.
    The On-One will be 31.6. I have used a dropper post on it for trail rides. Hope to have dropper cable guides on the final version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    The On-One will be 31.6. I have used a dropper post on it for trail rides. Hope to have dropper cable guides on the final version.
    Are their specs available for the On-One and when is it slated to be available for sale? Since its already getting into late winter the availability of most bikes is getting slim and I am OK waiting until this summer/fall until I make my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretch View Post
    Are their specs available for the On-One and when is it slated to be available for sale? Since its already getting into late winter the availability of most bikes is getting slim and I am OK waiting until this summer/fall until I make my choice.
    We are looking at mid-summer for complete On-One fat bikes. Build spec to be determined.
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    Sandman Hoggar ti: 30.9 and comes standard with a Joplin and a remote. Has separate cable guide for the remote.

    Gobi: 31.6, alu.

    Atacama: 31.6, alu.

    www.sandmanbikes.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by caminoloco View Post
    Sandman Hoggar ti: 30.9 and comes standard with a Joplin and a remote. Has separate cable guide for the remote.

    Gobi: 31.6, alu.

    Atacama: 31.6, alu.

    www.sandmanbikes.com
    The Sandman bikes look really nice, although the stand-over looks suspect... but the pricing in Can/US dollars even after VAT is removed is still $2500 for the cheapest model (Atacama)... + shipping + local taxes....

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    Good to see Sandman's webshop finally up

    But...... that is some SERIOUS coin for even the entry model

    The Hoggar looks wonderful, but I have my doubts about it's stopping ability

    The special edition SANDMAN Hoggar is based on an elegant titanium frame with a brushed finish. The special edition consists of a “boutique” spec list that leaves no doubt as to the trail intentions of this beast: Hope M4 breaks
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    No issues with my M4s... they work great. Hope are the only brakes I run on my bikes.

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    You misunderstood me

    I like Hope BRAKES........

    Just not Hope BREAKS
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    Sorry... its Sunday. I'm a little slow on the uptake...

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    No problem
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