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    new build questions

    hello, I'm a Freerider/XC rider and I'm fixin' to start a fat bike build. I've seen a few of them out here with suspension forks on them,(mavericks and leftys). what kind of mods, extras, wheel & tire sizes do you need to run on of these forks? how does it ride? any input is appreciated , thanks

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    Get in touch with Mendon Cyclesmith.. They are the experts on lefty modifications for fat. He posts on here a lot. Do a thread search

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    Personally, I wouldn't bother with the Maverick's. They can't fit the larger rims or tires. Here's what you need to go Lefty:

    • Lefty Max 140mm Fork (Or Lefty DLR Fork) with removable clamps
    • Project 321 Offset Clamps and Steer Tube Adapter from Mendon Cyclesmith
    • Travel Limiter
    • Front wheel built around a lefty hub

    I have a Lefty Max 140, and I'm running a Clown Shoe rim with a Bud tire. I get a little rub on the nubs of the tire if I fully compress the shock, but I could probably limit the travel another 5mm and clear that up. I get no rub on the shock body. It's the tits. The Lefty Max is smooth like butter, and the combo lefty/clownshoe/bud just floats right over everything. I can't wait until someone makes a full squish fatbike frame that I can throw it on.

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    Lefty is awesome! 40 mile mountain bike race this weekend was a blast!
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    sweet , thanks for the input !

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