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    Moonlander upgrade thread

    Moonlander owners have a unique set of issues with our beloved beasts. Any owners wanna share their upgrades to, Cranks, Forks, Rims, Tubeless set ups, etc...
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    I'm running Tubeless on mine, I also added the OneUp 42 tooth on my cassette

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    I put a Truss fork on.

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    What does the truss fork do?

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    yeah how does that fork feel compared to a stock Surly one. Speaking of forks i want to hear from any lefty users...anyone? how does it change how the bike feels.

    i had my bud/Lou converted to tubeless with the foam method. they are huge now and roll fast. well worth the upgrade.
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    the best upgrade by far,and i hate to give surly props on this one after the 8 month wait,but the knard 4.8's are just the business out here in the desert...

    but really,aside from putting on a clutch style derailleur,and soon swapping out the xt rear hub for a hope i have been pretty happy with the moony,its already got 3-4000 miles on it...why if i had a dollar for every time someone made a comment about the tires it would be paid for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltldemonz View Post
    I'm running Tubeless on mine, I also added the OneUp 42 tooth on my cassette
    If you think that lightened it up, try some of these.

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    i should have swapped to them before i went tubeless.
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    I went tubeless because of goathead thorns popping my tubes every time I went riding. I am using 2 wraps of gorilla tape and then rolled the bead into position by hand and used a hand pump to inflate. The 42 tooth is almost too low a gear, I use it more when on the 36 tooth front and almost never when I'm on the 22 tooth front.

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    I ordered a revelate designs full frame bag. Should be here next week. My bike came with mud flaps and lights. Not sure what brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamsterspam View Post
    the knard 4.8's are just the business out here in the desert...
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    They don't throw too much sand around?
    All I am saying is give pizza chants

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    not really,they are good at picking up gravel and flinging it around however...i notice the transition to different surfaces much less with the knards,i've gotten a little lazy about deflating them for trail or off road conditions,and i have cleared about a dozen climbs i had never previously managed since i put them on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    yeah how does that fork feel compared to a stock Surly one. Speaking of forks i want to hear from any lefty users...anyone? how does it change how the bike feels.

    i had my bud/Lou converted to tubeless with the foam method. they are huge now and roll fast. well worth the upgrade.
    The Lefty changed my Pugs from a good trail bike to a monster-truck. It is by far the best upgrade you can put on one of these bikes!
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    i see a thud buster and lefty in my future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    i see a thud buster and lefty in my future.
    I also put a Thud Buster on. I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    I also put a Thud Buster on. I like.

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    Wow, just blew my mind. How did the truss fork change the handling? I don't have a ML but do have a Pugs with a ML fork. Would be awesome if a truss will work. Then I won't miss my old Jones anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    Wow, just blew my mind. How did the truss fork change the handling? I don't have a ML but do have a Pugs with a ML fork. Would be awesome if a truss will work. Then I won't miss my old Jones anymore.

    I originally had the truss fork on my Pugs becuase I did not like the flex of the stock fork. Then the frame cracked and Surly agreed to replace it. For a few dollars more I got a Moonlander frameset for replacement. I have several Jones Spaceframes and always liked the stifffnes of a truss fork.

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    so its stiffer than a stock surly fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    so its stiffer than a stock surly fork?
    Yes.

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    Bump!
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    Anyone gone 1x up front? Thinking of doing that and throwing a carbon fork on it!

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    I have my Moonlander all pimped-out now. Carbon fork, carbon bars, 1x drivetrain, Deore hydraulic disc brakes. I got a set of Sarma Naran 100 mm carbon rims being put on it now with tubeless.
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