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    Hopey steering damper + Fatbike + SC32 = Pass or Fail ?

    I mainly Beach ride on my Pug and I find that riding through Rockpools is fun and at times Scary !

    I`ve known about the Hopey Steering Damper for some time :-

    http://www.hopey.org/default2.php

    I seem to remember that a few people have them on Fatbikes.

    I would be grateful for any thoughts and experiences (and Pix!).

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    If you want one, I have a couple of extra I'm not using I could part with. I think Rio (posts on the AK forum) put one on his fatbike.
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    Thanks for the offer tscheezy, but Ive just won one on Ebay

    Just wondering which bike it will suit best and so far thinking it will be the Pug !
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    I've got the Hopey on my Pugs for a year now,. I like it. Its especially handy on climbs, and downhills. On the climbs, it helps to keep you on track, and on the downhills it helps to keep your point of direction in order and you can ease the death grip on the bars. I like the on the fly adjustment ,very easy to use. In the technical, I keep the setting on mild to off.
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    Thats a PASS
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stiski
    Thats a PASS

    THAT`S just what I wanted to hear !
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    Sounds pretty cool. Must know what it looks like. Please post pictures.
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    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Thanks... looks like something you have to get used to. They appears to be stem float, befor the sterring tube moves the wheel.
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    Hopey on my Pugs.








    Over a year on the Hopey, and alls well !! Nice option.
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    1stiski, thanks !

    looks very neat on your pugs, got mine through the post yesterday so may have to fit it this weekend.

    Cheers,
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    how much length do you need on the steerer tube, mine was cut when i got it

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    The Pin for the dampener can be cut. Thats the tall straight rod . There is a measurement that needs to kept for the clearences, a cut steer tube shouldn't give you a problem
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    Old thread I know...

    Any news on Hopey? Their website looks like it's from '92. They still in business?

    I was thinking of trying one on the front of my 907 Whiteout. Anyone running one?

    My bike uses a IS42/IS52 TAPERED HEADSET BTW
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    I rode one on a tandem, I wouldn't waste your time or money, esp on a fat bike ridden in snow.

    The damper will slow your response, so more likely to understeer unless you set it so light that it does nothing at all.

    Better bet for adjusting responsiveness is to reduce tire pressure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Old thread I know...

    Any news on Hopey? Their website looks like it's from '92. They still in business?

    I was thinking of trying one on the front of my 907 Whiteout. Anyone running one?

    My bike uses a IS42/IS52 TAPERED HEADSET BTW

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    Blast from the past, glad nobody is asking about the SC32

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    Wow ! Thread resurrection !

    I like my Hopey for soft sand riding and still have it on my Charge Cooker

    As for SC32's still have a pair on my Wife's Pug .

    Inverted fat forks have come a long a little since then though .

    Cheers,

    Dr FG
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