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    Hey SURLY.....Quit Starting $hit!!!!

    “Inside sources at QBP confirmed the reincarnation of the Surly Instigator as a complete bike and as a frame only, no fork. Interesting. It looks like they changed the font as well.”

    Carry on
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    Sweet.
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    Re: Hey SURLY.....Quit Starting $hit!!!!

    Stoked !

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    Can someone explain why this is good other than it is new, surly and new? I want to be stoked too.
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    Inject fat into the equation

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    I see nothing exciting about a NON-Fat, heavy, 10 year old, CroMoly frame ... Clue me in, please.

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    Probably move this to the Surly brand section.

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    Dont pass judgement yet!!! Patience grasshopper

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    Symmetrical steel fatbike?

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    i dont' see what the excitement over the instigator is..


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    I thought "fat bikes" meant the tires. :P

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    oh snap.. I have been referring to my bike as the fatty this whole time...

    I'm gonna ride the fatty today..

    great time with fatty in the woods

    just another beauty shot of fatty

    stripping her down and spraying the insides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    I see nothing exciting about a NON-Fat, heavy, 10 year old, CroMoly frame ... Clue me in, please.
    A very strong bike that can be loaded with 70 pounds for offroad expeditions - sounds useful to me.

    Also ideal for adding an Xtracycle rear end.

    Probably why I have hung on to my Instigator frame.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    A very strong bike that can be loaded with 70 pounds for offroad expeditions - sounds useful to me.

    Also ideal for adding an Xtracycle rear end.

    Probably why I have hung on to my Instigator frame.
    Yet NOT Fat !
    Agreeing with Duggus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    subscribed....
    Wise choice.....

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    Re: Hey SURLY.....Quit Starting $hit!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bikeabuser View Post
    I see nothing exciting about a NON-Fat, heavy, 10 year old, CroMoly frame ... Clue me in, please.
    It's no Mongoose Beast, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    It's no Mongoose Beast, that's for sure.
    Quite true !

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    According to the Surly website, the frame has FFF chain stays. However the only close to fat tire that fits is a 24 X 3.0.

    http://surlybikes.com/uploads/downlo...Instigator.pdf
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    I always wondered why surly never sold many instagators. Looking at reviews...I know why.

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    That .pdf is from 2003. So I'll venture a guess. They will reuse the name and the curved top tube, maybe the gusset and release a frame that will handle 4" or 29" Knards in the rear, symmetrical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    That .pdf is from 2003. So I'll venture a guess. They will reuse the name and the curved top tube, maybe the gusset and release a frame that will handle 4" or 29" Knards in the rear, symmetrical.
    If they go that far, the might as well ditch the Pug's.
    Then again ... It's tooled up and popular, so cut production a bit, and see if they keep selling.

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    Nobby is often in the know, and I'm getting the feeling there's something to be in the know about, but a slightly more flexible version of an already versatile bike, is not my idea of breaking new ground.

    Of course, I'd be happy with a 29X3 Bud, so don't listen to me.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I wonder how many of those knocking the Instigator have actually ridden one.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Hey SURLY.....Quit Starting $hit!!!!

    Oh, quit toying with 'em Nobby.

    Have you gotten a chance to see it?

    I've only heard info about it... but I'm really looking forward to seeing the complete bike.

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