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    Fatback Corvus

    My new ride! Thanks to the guys at Speedway for getting it together. Can't wait to ride it tonight!
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    Nice looking BIKE!!!!





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    My new ride! Thanks to the guys at Speedway for getting it together. Can't wait to ride it tonight!

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    Looks very clean. Best I can tell those are the carbon Fatback rims, makes the Dillinger look big. Okay, is it just the angle of the photo or is it the rim spreading out the tire or is it the Big Dillinger?


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    Studded Dillinger.
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    Very nice rig!! What tooth front ring are you running with x01?

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    Yep, studded Dillinger. XO1 cassette. XX1 derailleur. 30 tooth front ring. Was a very fun ride.

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    I've got ~350 miles on my Corvus right now and I'm loving it. I've never had a complaint about riding and racing on my Ti Fatbacks. But I think the Corvus checks a couple more boxes. Lighter and stiffer, but not *too* stiff. It carries a load really well, has more main triangle space to keep more of the load centered and the CG where you want it. Riding some pretty fast twisty downhills (and correspondingly slow uphills) with the total bike and load weight over 50 lbs and it felt stable and predictable as could be.

    Can't wait to get this thing unloaded, throw some carbon rims and clipless pedals on it and ride the dog $hit outta it...afraid it might be a while though.

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    Wow. Pretty sure that's the first actual picture I've seen of that frame. That thing is a work of art. Congrats.
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    ...I fondled one the other day...It made me all tingly, like I was climbing a rope in gym class...
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    ...I fondled one the other day...It made me all tingly, like I was climbing a rope in gym class...
    Without the burn

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    Looks really fast!
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    Awesome looking bike, enjoy it!
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    Gee I thought I was the only one who had that sensation on the rope in gym class....

    I can get that from this bike now? hummmm...

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    glamor shot

    another view.
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    Interbike Fatback Corvus (not my photos)

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    Pink Corvus

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    Last one.

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    Photos don't do them enough justice; they are a beautiful bike. I own one of the "other" carbon frames, and the finish level on the Corvus is definitely taken to a higher level.

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    The sharp lines on the frame look like a fighter jet sweet!

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    It reminds me of a Camero. Fatback Corvus-modern-muscle-cars-free-car-pictures-wallpaper-modern-muscle-cars.jpg
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    ^^
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    Fatback Corvus

    Will the Corvus frame accept a Bluto fork?


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    You could install one, but it would mess up the geometry. The Corvus was designed for conditions that will kill a Bluto according to Fatback. I'm not sure if they mean the insidey parts siezing or the magnesium dissolving because it got wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
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    and into the way back machine we go

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    Sweet looking bike!
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    Fatback Corvus

    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    You could install one, but it would mess up the geometry. The Corvus was designed for conditions that will kill a Bluto according to Fatback. I'm not sure if they mean the insidey parts siezing or the magnesium dissolving because it got wet.
    What do they mean by "kill" a Bluto ?


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    My Corvus

    Here's mine. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    What do they mean by "kill" a Bluto ?


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    Volsung is being snarky because of Gregg's interview where he gave 2 seconds to the Bluto.

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    Just built. Ride photos to come. Fatback Corvus-20150212_223652.jpg

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    Sweet setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Just built. Ride photos to come. Click image for larger version. 

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    SS?
    Rear brake?
    Are you trying to go ultra light?
    Or ultra simple to avoid trail side repairs?
    Still cleaning my Fatback.
    It's a life style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfin View Post
    SS?
    Rear brake?
    Are you trying to go ultra light?
    Or ultra simple to avoid trail side repairs?
    Wanna bet the answer is yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Just built. Ride photos to come. Click image for larger version. 

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    Iditarocket.
    I know your bent on this is prolly function over form on this Sean, but damn that's a hawt rig.

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    Thanks! I agree, she is a sexy beast.

    No rear brake for weight and simplicity during long distance snowmachine trail riding. It will probably get a rear brake for singletrack when not in race mode. SS, of course.

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    I really do hope you are riding tomorrow. It would be a shame not to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Just built. Ride photos to come. Click image for larger version. 

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    NICE carbon wheels to!
    Whatís the weight?

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    Don't know the weight yet, I don't have an accurate scale at home. Whatever the weight is as it sits, I could easily drop about 4 lbs by going tubeless and swapping out tires, saddle and switching to an aluminum cog.

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    One sexy beast right there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Don't know the weight yet, I don't have an accurate scale at home. Whatever the weight is as it sits, I could easily drop about 4 lbs by going tubeless and swapping out tires, saddle and switching to an aluminum cog.
    I think I may have a 22T and a 23T endless cogs kicking around.
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    First ride photos. Love it! Handling feels a little quicker than the '09 Fatback Aluminum I'm coming off of. I was able to clean some techy bits that gave me trouble on the alu. I definitely notice the decrease in weight. I'm not sure that I notice the carbon 'feel', it could be the bigger tire out back, but it seemed to feel smoother over bumpy hardpacked snow.Fatback Corvus-cc01.jpgFatback Corvus-cc02.jpgFatback Corvus-cc03.jpgFatback Corvus-cc04.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    I think I may have a 22T and a 23T endless cogs kicking around.
    I'm thinking the new cog will be a 20t. Thanks though!

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    Nice sean.
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    Fatback Corvus

    Sweet bike. The Kawasaki green ones that Greg and a few others were riding the other night looked amazing.

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    32 x 19 is a perfect magic gear on the Corvus. I've found that with the lighter rims, tubeless, and lighter bike in general, that my normal 32 x 22(touring) and 32 x 20 were leaving me more undergeared than not. We'll see how my legs adapt to the bigger ratio.

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    FYI - 4 of the top 6 in the ITI were riding a Corvus, including first and second. Great bikes!

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    At least 8 or 9 in the event all told, plus some ti, steel and aluminum Fatbacks. Quite a few Corvi on the sidelines, too.


    Riders on Corvi are also 3 of the top 4 in the Nome race right now.
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    That is one nice looking bike right there. I would buy one in a heartbeat if they had larger sizes. How high is your seat in that photo from center of BB to top of saddle?

    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    First ride photos. Love it! Handling feels a little quicker than the '09 Fatback Aluminum I'm coming off of. I was able to clean some techy bits that gave me trouble on the alu. I definitely notice the decrease in weight. I'm not sure that I notice the carbon 'feel', it could be the bigger tire out back, but it seemed to feel smoother over bumpy hardpacked snow.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixeight View Post
    That is one nice looking bike right there. I would buy one in a heartbeat if they had larger sizes. How high is your seat in that photo from center of BB to top of saddle?
    Center of BB to top of saddle is 31 inches. I still have plenty of post left. If I were running clipless it would be higher. I'm 6'3", 35.5" inseam. Bike fits me fine with a 100 mm stem. I'm pretty sure it would be a reasonable fit for folks up to 6'5" with up to 37" inseams. Beyond that in either measurement and you'll run into fit issues.

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    Thanks Sean. I ride with 32" saddle height clipless so this may not be out of the question after all.
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    Center of BB to top of saddle is 31 inches. I still have plenty of post left. If I were running clipless it would be higher. I'm 6'3", 35.5" inseam. Bike fits me fine with a 100 mm stem. I'm pretty sure it would be a reasonable fit for folks up to 6'5" with up to 37" inseams. Beyond that in either measurement and you'll run into fit issues.

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    Latest setup with the magic gear. Still have the mount for the Stinger attached in case I want to lower gearing for softer conditions.

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    The new bling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixeight View Post
    Thanks Sean. I ride with 32" saddle height clipless so this may not be out of the question after all.

    I had just swapped seats out, and turns out my saddle was set up too low when I measured it for you earlier. Currently at 31.5" in the photo I just posted.

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    looking good

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    Green!

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    Fatback Corvus

    Here's my Corvus
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    Latest setup with the magic gear. Still have the mount for the Stinger attached in case I want to lower gearing for softer conditions.

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    The new bling.
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    You're running this with no rear brakes?..

    I'm planning to do an SS on my build as well and do not want to use a tensioner.. I'm hoping to get this "magic gear".. Can you tell me your CS length and gearing?

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