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    Quiring Cycles Fatbike-Fat Ops Tank

    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
    -Salsa Hubs
    -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

    Commuter spec:

    -Moose Mitts
    -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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    More Photos

    More photos for your viewing pleasure!
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    Commuter Pics

    How about the commuter set up?
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    Very nice. Never seen those kind of dropouts.

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    *****in'! Love the belt separator.

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    Snowflakes only have six arms, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziax01 View Post
    Snowflakes only have six arms, sorry.




    Yes they do, and so does the one on his headtube?

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    Oh, I must not be able to count any more...

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    Love it! Of course I am biased. Glad to see pictures of the first one. I saw the second Quiring Fat Bike (a stainless one) at the recent MMBA Expo.

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    Very nice. Lots of cool details.
    I'm covered in beer.

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    That turned out great! Scott really does a top notch job. I am looking forward to hearing ride reports.
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    Rides Great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    That turned out great! Scott really does a top notch job. I am looking forward to hearing ride reports.
    Yes, the project turned out great! Scott was a great to work with again! I gave him full rein on the project, of course my requirements had to be worked into the frame.

    After nearly 2 weeks of riding, I can say it rides well. Snow pack singletrack and dirt roads are no problem. Tame handling due to the relaxed head tube angle. The longer head tube gets me more upright for relaxed commutes and singletrack slaying. Of course the steel ride and monster tires smooth everything out.

    I am not used to the lighter weight. So the Tank accelerates well.

    -Chad

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    Stiff!

    Forgot to mention the bike rides like a steel bike, but the bottom bracket area is stiff due to the box sectioned chainstay yolk.

    Power to the pedals is awesome!

    -Chad

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    how much for the frame?

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    The price!

    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    how much for the frame?
    $1275.00

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