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    "funnest" 29+ conversion

    Howdy - Planning to build up a fat bike this winter, but I ultimately envision ~75% of it's life spent as a 29+ long distance bruiser.

    The Farley alloy frame is available for a steal currently, but since it's nigh impossible to demo fatties as 29+, I was hoping some could chime in on the fun factor of their conversions (i.e. Farley or other) to perhaps make my decision even harder.

    Especially interested in anyone who has ridden several different conversions and has an opinion.

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    "funnest" 29+ conversion-img_2042.jpg
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    This is a 9Zero7 I recently built for my son. It's currently sporting 40mm wide Raceface Arcs, WTB Ranger on the rear and a Vee Bulldozer on the front. He loves it that way.
    I like turtles

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    For my Otso I have:

    29+ with 2.8" McFlys on i35 Baron hoops
    "funnest" 29+ conversion-otso-29-.jpg

    26 fat with 4" tires on 65mm Wisky hoops (I have 80mm Mulefuts for winter)
    "funnest" 29+ conversion-img_2887.jpg

    The 29+ rolls noticeably better in the summer, but a suspension fork would be really nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    Thanks, I've seen that thread. It's useful for seeing people's conversions and everyone seems to love them - as anyone would who'd spent time building a new wheelset.

    My question is more related to relative fatbike geometry "fun" factor when converted to 29+. My guess is something like a Beargrease is going to have slightly more playful geometry than a Mukluk, but I don't know where everything else falls in. I could just buy a Stache, since I know they're fun, but I don't think the conversion to fatbike is possible...

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    NYrr496 - Nice conversion!

    BlueCheesehead - that'sa purty Otso, suspension fork is definitely part of the plan.

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    Some say Kona Wozo has “modern” trailbike geometry. That may or may not translate for you.

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    Farley makes a great 29+. Dropouts are adjustable so you can run chainstays much shorter with 29+ than is possible with full fat. I have 29+ and 27.5 x 4.5" wheels/tires for my Farley, and I use it ~75% of the time with 29+.

    They are great bikes.

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    ^ This.

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    Awesome, that's great to know, especially since the frame is so cheap right now!

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