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    New Fat Bike nearing completion

    So after more than a year of thinking about it, reading and lurking in the forums, pricing components I'm building a new Fatty (and I've already sold my Pugsley). This is what I've come up with:

    iCanBikes SN03 with 15x150mm fork
    Nextie 65mm Rims laced to DT Swiss 350 Big Ride hubs (running the 4.25 H-Billie and planning on going tubeless)
    XX1 Drivetrain with the GXP100 steel bearing BB
    Avid Juicy 7 Brakes

    Stem, handle bars, saddle and seat post will be coming from what I have sitting around. The wheelset is the only thing I haven't ordered yet.

    This is my first time building a Fatty. Also, first time running 1x11, or tubeless fat tires, so I'm posting here in part to see if anyone ntices compatibility issues or has input/advice.

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    The jones is on!!

    Enjoy the new fatty!
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    My sweetie has these exact hubs and rims on her fatbike. Tubeless beautifully with Vee and Surly rubber thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    My sweetie has these exact hubs and rims on her fatbike. Tubeless beautifully with Vee and Surly rubber thus far.
    Do you know if her Nextie Rims are UD, 3k or 12k? Is there really that much of a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    Do you know if her Nextie Rims are UD, 3k or 12k? Is there really that much of a difference?
    It's just a visual one. If you type in the 3 kinds into Google with "vs" between then you'll get some photos and explanations that are worthwhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    Do you know if her Nextie Rims are UD, 3k or 12k? Is there really that much of a difference?
    UD. The differences are cosmetic.

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    My understanding is that the rim is constructed of UD fabric as it has the properties that the manufacturer (whether frame, rim, etc) requires for strength etc. The top layer of fabric is a customer chosen fabric for cosmetics. The 12k ans 3k are heavier. You'd never notice on a rim but might see a small increase on a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    Do you know if her Nextie Rims are UD, 3k or 12k? Is there really that much of a difference?
    Nextie offers all 3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy43 View Post
    My understanding is that the rim is constructed of UD fabric as it has the properties that the manufacturer (whether frame, rim, etc) requires for strength etc. The top layer of fabric is a customer chosen fabric for cosmetics. The 12k ans 3k are heavier. You'd never notice on a rim but might see a small increase on a frame.
    I've been reading that, especially in rim construction, UD is primary material in the actual rim with a layer of, 3k or 12k for primarily cosmetic appeal. I'm not too concerned with aesthetics, and definitely don't want to add weight for cosmetic reasons.

    Anyone have anything against Sapim Super Spokes (lacing together 65mm Nexties and DT 350 Big Rides)?

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    Not a bad choice of spokes. Sapim spokes put up with trials, which is hard on parts. Trials bikes lead a very hard life considering their weight is minimal.
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