After a week and half of riding and dialing, it is time to show off the first Quiring Cycles fatbike.
My boys have named it the Tank. I call it Fat Ops.
After a year of pressure on Scott Quiring to build me a fatbike frame, he finally relented and dove in head first. Some of you have seen his Reynolds 953 stainless steel fatbike frame on the forum, but mine is a standard steel frame using Dedacciai Zero/Zero Uno.
I rode a XL Salsa Mukluk all last year, so I had some baseline knowledge of what I wanted Scott to do with the frame. I had the frame built similar to my Quiring steel 29er frame with only the angles a bit different to handle the snow conditions. Head tube angle at 70 degrees and seat tube angle at 73 degrees. The top tube measures in at 25 inches c-c, a 21 inch c-c seat tube and head tube at 7.5 inches.
I specified for a 170mm rear end to avoid the offset requirement. The rear dropouts are Paragon Rockers, so I can run the frame as single speed. Also installed was a splitter in the seatstay for a Gate Carbon belt for future set up.
Flat black paint with flat silver military font lettering were the choices for color. Also a snowflake on the head tube with a modified Quiring badge.
The parts build was straight forward. Nothing to flashy for parts:
-Salsa Enabler fork
-Cane Creek 110 headset
-Carbon headset spacers
-Truvativ Team stem
-Truvativ Team carbon riser bars
-Truvative T-40 seatpost
-Selle Italia Flite seat
-Shimano XT rear derailleur
-Shimano XT 10speed shifter
-Shimano XT chain
-Avid Ultimate disc brakes
-Bontrager SS cranks
-Truvativ bottom bracket
-MRP XC 1x chain guide
-FSA Downhill chainring, 34, 36 or 38
-DT SuperComp spokes with brass nips
-Surly Rolling Darryl rims-Machined version
-Digital Camo rim tape to go along with the military theme
-Surly Larry (Skinny) tires with Surly Toobs
-ESI Chunky grips
-Wellgo PD1045 sealed bearing pedals
-SKS Grand DAD and MOM fenders
-Surly Pugsley XL frame bag
On the digital scale, the bike comes in at 30.22 pounds. Of course that is without the commuter gear.
Enjoy the pics.
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