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    ...hmmm...

    re-posted from PinkBike's "Ask Fox" forum today...

    "Thanks for taking my call...long time lurker, first time poster...
    ...So, what's the skinny on fat?
    I'm in AK and I've got a fatbike that could really use a bit o' squish in the summer...there's only about 10,000 of us in this boat...

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    Sorry but you'll have to ask the fatbike manufacturers about that one."
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    I guess that makes sense, even though it is a bland, corporate PC answer. They'd probably do it if a large manufacturer made a production fat bike that called for it. This is where having Specialized ruining our super hip sub-genre by getting involved could benefit us.
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    Fox will bring out a 100mm tapered steerer fork suitable for a 125mm hub with a 17.5mm through axle as per Special Ed's request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitman View Post
    re-posted from PinkBike's "Ask Fox" forum today...

    "Thanks for taking my call...long time lurker, first time poster...
    ...So, what's the skinny on fat?
    I'm in AK and I've got a fatbike that could really use a bit o' squish in the summer...there's only about 10,000 of us in this boat...

    FOX-Factory
    Sorry but you'll have to ask the fatbike manufacturers about that one."
    hell you should feel warm n fuzzy to get a reply. I sent emails to both Phox and RS regarding fat forks not a reply from either lazy fuggahs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    Fox will bring out a 100mm tapered steerer fork suitable for a 125mm hub with a 17.5mm through axle as per Special Ed's request.
    Exactly the problem with the new "standards". 135 offset, 135 front or rear symmetrical, QR, 15 TA.... I don't doubt they are messing around with fat forks at some level, but why would they invest in the tooling until fat bike development settles down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob View Post
    Fox will bring out a 100mm tapered steerer fork suitable for a 125mm hub with a 17.5mm through axle as per Special Ed's request.
    This, precisely, and only available as part of a complete bike, because their 12 years of black box, skunk works product testing led them to discover that everyone else's standards weren't quite right enough.

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    Fox is waiting for someone to make a fs frame.....
    Frame guys are waiting for a production fork....

    Salsa and rockshox are probably paired up already...given sram is offering the wide cranks...sure hope they offer the frame alone but not holding breath.
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