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    Full suspension with 197mm rear?

    Other than the Trek Farley EX, are there any full suspension bikes that will accommodate 197mm rear spacing? I have a few different carbon sets on my Trek Farley hardtail that I would like to be able to use with a full suspension bike. I would prefer something based around 27.5 x 3.0 wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LargeMan View Post
    Thanks. I was hoping to stay away from Chinese Carbon. Had some bad luck a few years ago with 2 different chinese carbon frames.

    Anything else?

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    Growler double stout, seems to be Chinese made but warrantied by Growler so you don't have to deal with the manufacturer.

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    LaMere Dopamine can be had with 190/197 rear
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    maxx.de makes fs fat even with pedelec.

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    yeah, I'd second the Growler Double Stout.... got to ride it for a bit the other week. if you are looking for Full Suspension, great options upon build out. and your choice of color, (and the 197mm rear) email Wheels and discuss https://growlerbikes.com/products/growler-double-stout

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    LaMere Dopamine can be had with 190/197 rear
    I rode with a guy that has one of these, the rear triangle had so much flex we yelled at him to stop as we thought the rear axle was loose.
    I'm not sure if that's normal for this frame, or if it was actually an issue.
    I'll have to ask him next time if anything got fixed with it...

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    Turns out the frame was cracked. It was warranty'd and all is well.
    Last edited by Shark; 01-27-2018 at 01:08 PM.

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    Proudfoot has a 197 FS fatty made of steel. Owner is super cool and ive seen the bikes in action. Beast!

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    Silverback Synergy is an option from Germany. Sorry URL has been playing up
    https://silverbacklab.com/product/synergy-fat-2/

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    LaMere , Growler Double Stout , Rumpus Moab, Imust carbon frames are all made by the same chinese company. its delusional paying $1600 more for the exact same thing with same warranty. and these companies probably dont stock and have them drop ship from china too
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