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    pugsley with fat rear + 29er suspension fork?

    Has anyone ever tried this combo? Leave the rear end alone. Change out the front rigid fat fork with a 29er suspension fork + 29er wheel. What level of suspension travel can be used in this combo?

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    What do you hope to achieve with this setup?

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    Just get a Lefty

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    Tom has tried this setup. Leave him a comments and he'll provide some feedback.

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    Interesting.....
    I enjoy the fat too much to go skinny on front just for squish. I'd go maverick or lefty before resorting to skinny
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    I will most likely try it later this month when I get a new fork if only for kicks. I've been riding my pugsley mostly either 29er or fat front these days; full fat is too slow on the trails and too much work, especially when I have a 7-8 mile road ride to get there. I'm curious as to how this will work.
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    im' interested because if I put a 29er front-end on the pugsley.. that front-end can also go towards a FS 29er that I want to have... 100mm of travel is more squish than the 3.8 Larry at 9psi

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogieMang View Post
    Just get a Lefty
    just say no to lefties

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Tom has tried this setup. Leave him a comments and he'll provide some feedback.

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    For my local trails (Perth Hills, Western Australia - pea gravel with lots of rocky sections), where the winter (now onwards) conditions firm things up, but in summer (dry for months) things are loose as anything with deep 'ball bearings'; you need float in summer and full-fat can out run most things, but in winter the rocky sections are the speed-limiters. I have other reasons to have a 29er front-end (so to speak); so this was the more logical way forward to add squish.

    It works well (with Velocity P35s and Maxxis 2.4" 29er Ardents)

    It also allows less squirm with intermixed firm/paved sections - and maintains speed.

    For 'expedition' use - travel across the local fire-roads and upcoming 'soft' long-distance trails - full-fat is the way forward. Also my 'go-to' for wet-soft (as opposed to 'dry-soft') multi-day touring (trans-wales and trans-scotland for example).

    I suppose it depends on your other use for a 29er front-end as to whether you pick that (all parts easily sourced) or a fat-suspension option (much more work sourcing bits).

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    im' interested because if I put a 29er front-end on the pugsley.. that front-end can also go towards a FS 29er that I want to have... 100mm of travel is more squish than the 3.8 Larry at 9psi
    My chosen 29er front-end is Rockshox Reverb Dual-air 100mm fork with Velocity 700c P35 and Maxxis 2.4" Ardent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    just say no to lefties
    Why ya gotta be like that?

    Did I do something to tick you off? Can't recall if I did, but I sure try not to do so to anyone.

    Like your Mom most likely told you, don't have anything nice to say? Don't say anything at all.

    Or, is the disdain really just closeted desire, with no ability to fulfill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    just say no to lefties
    Have you tried one?

    It really is "all that and a bag of chips ......"the cats meow"...."the ****" in a good way haha... Yes they look funny but you get over that the first time you ride one....awesome.

    Just say no to drugs, or Walmart bikes
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