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    Fatso, dialed

    So I got this thing a few weeks ago after it's brief side trip to the lime light at NAHBS.

    Daryl and company at Form Cycles really delivered the goods, thanks guys.

    Played around a bit, getting things right where I wanted them, swapping a few bits from the previous HT build version. Think it's finally where it wants to be, and the thing is a freakin' beast. Loves carving up the singletrack, super stable and confident on the sweet flowy high speed downhills we have around here, climbs quite well too for all it's fatness, though I think the engine is more of an issue at that point

    The soft tail required a bit of fiddling, but has settled in nicely now, and gives a solid half inch of really noticeable travel. I'm a seated rider, don't stand much, so I'm very used to how the tire feels, and this picks up, right about when the tire drops off, creating this really cool, floating like you're in water feeling, oddly, just like the front....

    Added the Brooks Flyer, and now think I can confidently say that this has more travel than my Lenz Milk Money.

    Great bike, hands down. Look for more FS soon, once word gets out, it's gonna be a sh*tstorm of dual squishy squishies out there.....
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    Woot! Looking good, my friend
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    Great to see it dirty. It's an awesome bike.
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    Looking good! Like the re-purposed DT mud deflector too!
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    What is making up the rear squishy, are the chain stays rigid welded using the flex of the tube?
    Is it a sleaved spring (spring inside a tube) that is allowing the compression, on the seat stay

    Sweet looking and beauty in workmanship

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnl1105 View Post
    Is it a sleaved spring (spring inside a tube) that is allowing the compression, on the seat stay
    ^ ^ this

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    CooL BikE , i love Leftys...

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    Fatso

    Hey Mendon, the Fatso should have its own page/blog.The adventures of Fatso!!

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    'snoice!

    Tried a BFL out back yet? I was kinda surprised how harsh the HD felt by comparison. Back to the BFL now--muchmobetta.

    YMMV, obviously...!

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    Thanks all, wish I had the time, a Fatso blog could be fun!

    Currently though, between Spring rush at the shop, and trying to buy a "kid's moving out downsize time" home, I'm up to my eyeballs just staying afloat.....

    MC, thanks, I'm diggin' it for sure. No BFL on this one, I've definitely run it, but for me, the tread isn't enough bite for the local dirt. The HD is a nice blend, not quite Nate, but more grip than Larry. I haven't noticed a big difference in harsheness between the two though. Perhaps our nice soft loamy soil is more forgiving than all that rock?
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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