Pugsley 2x9?

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  • 01-12-2013
    Barheet
    Pugsley 2x9?
    I'm shopping around for a fat bike, and the Pugsley is on my short list. However, I'm not a big fan of the triple ring up front. Has anyone converted it to a 2x9 with a bashguard? I've converted my 29er to a 1x9, but it's SRAM and I'm not sure if it would be the same with Shimano.
  • 01-12-2013
    nvphatty
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    When i gathered the parts it was with the intention of using it 1x9 however I added a spider ring but currently bashless so it easily handles 2x9 with marge lites / 4.0 tires.
  • 01-12-2013
    onepivot
    The first thing I did with my Pugs was to remove the big ring & add the bash guard. Works fine.
  • 01-12-2013
    XJaredX
    Yeah I put an e13 Turbocharger bashguard on mine, was a fine addition
  • 01-12-2013
    eastman115
    Have you considered getting the Necromancer Pug instead? Already set up 2 X 9 with bashguard.
  • 01-12-2013
    Ze_Zaskar
    Yes, you can do it.
    Just remove the big ring, install a bash and adjust your limit screws.
    Or spend a little more and replace the middle ring with a 36t one. 22-36 gearing works really well
  • 01-12-2013
    Portly Throckmorton
    + 1 on 22-36 gearing, once I switched to 2X9 with 22-36 it was perfect. BBG bashguards are great too, well made, strong, and well priced !
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  • 01-12-2013
    buckfiddious
    Yup. After about 6 months I realized I never really used the big ring so off it went. I have yet to miss it.
  • 01-12-2013
    Ze_Zaskar
    + 1 on BBG bash guards. I use them since 2008 with great results. They are light, low profile, protective and cheap
  • 01-12-2013
    Barheet
    Thanks for the input. Will consider the Necro as well. I have a BBG on my 1x9 setup and love it so I might go that way for the Pugs.

    How does the Shimano drivetrain compare to the x7/x9 on the Mukluk?
  • 01-12-2013
    Forged1
    Hey Nathan, I see you've gotten the fatty itch too. I will pick up my Muk 3 wednesday. Have you checked a Mukluk out yet? I preferred the sram 2x9 drivetrain and feel of the Muk compared to the surly's which really blew my mind since I have ridden only steel bikes for the last twenty+ years. I really wanted to get a Surly but I went for the Salsa instead. World of bikes has a great selection of both brands right now, even had Salsa in IC today for the I am Fat race. Good luck in your search and have fun!
    Matt
  • 01-12-2013
    Barheet
    I have ridden two different Mukluks, one in snow, one on dirt. Was totally impressed. I have not ridden a Pugs yet, but I plan to try them all out thoroughly before making a decision.

    Hope you enjoy your new fatty!
  • 01-12-2013
    Forged1
    Thanks! :D
    Good luck with your search and keep us all posted :thumbsup:
  • 01-13-2013
    Gigantic
    I'll probably take off the big ring on mine and throw on an MRP Party Crasher. My Specialized is currently a 1x8- the simpler, the better, I say.
  • 01-13-2013
    Mk3Rider
    I am surprized I havent busted my bash guard off the pug with as hard as I have hit it. I ride this thing over EVERYTHING!
  • 01-14-2013
    paulmt
    I am running a 2x9 with a 22/36 on my new Pugsley and am enjoying the setup so far.