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    RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

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    Nice lookin bike and it's good to see a small Canadian company doing this. I don't understand the red-white-blue "The Mayor" decals.

    They outta have specs and price on a website. Their facebook page doesn't say much except 29lbs. And I gotta add a company has to step up and get some color in the mix. Black everything, as slick as it is, is waaay over done. Anyone remember Fat Chance?!

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    so new, it's not posted yet.
    red / white / blue is the official mayoral colours on their sash

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    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.

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    I ain't gonna bull$hit ya, I kinda like it a lot. I'm an old school black on black on black with a little more black fan boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Anyone remember Fat Chance?!
    Had to laugh when I read that. I owned a Fat Chance Wicked Light back in the day. It was all black.

    I know what you mean though, they had some great color schemes. I had hoped that Surly would do some more of the bass boat sparkle frames like the moonie last year but in brighter colors. Like the old homegrowns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.
    30 countries around the world have red/white/blue flags, not just the USA. It is a nice looking bike though. Wish there were more photos.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    here are more photos
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    rear tyre looks very tight on stays

    wouldnt be of much use in muddy areas at all

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    Plenty of clearance

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    I rode with these guys yesterday on GFBD in Durham Forest ...the bike looks great up close
    biking makes it better

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    Yes Coloradogoose. I owned a WickedLite too. Wish I still had it. Amazing bike.

    I have an all black xc bike. I bought the Necro last year so obviously I do love black on black as I said earlier.

    Statement is made for all bike companies and I was just saying a majority of bikes these days seem to be coming out black or mostly black.

    Guess I'm not doin much better going chrome with black trim on my fatty but I'm adding red anno wheels for a little splash of color.

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    The Rob Ford is quite nice, and local too!

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    Here are the specs according to a post on their Facebook page yesterday. Pretty good frame and build for 1750$ retail. They did their homework!

    Specs are:
    • 44mm Head Tube
    • 100mm Bottom Bracket with ISCG-05 mount
    • 190mm rear spacing
    • 30.9mm Seat Post
    • ISCG-05 Tabs
    • Dropper Post cable guide routing
    • Rack mounts
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    • AL6061 Frame
    • Carbon Fork 468mm 135mm spacing
    • BB7 brakes
    • X7 10spd shifter / Derailleur Type 2
    • Race Face Turbine 32T NW ring crank 175mm
    • SRAM 11/36 cassette
    • Easton EA70 bar, stem and post
    • Race Face Atlas saddle and grips
    • 26x80mm rims
    • 4.7in Vee Rubber Snowshoe tires

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    Their own CarpetFibre fork? Haven't seen that one before.
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    Damn nice specs for the $$$$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedLite View Post
    Well... I'll argue on that rwb color scheme. It's very American.

    Nice lookin bike. Beats Pugs weight by 10lbs.
    google "Toronto Mayor" and it'll make sense
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    Ha. Well that's just funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoldersUnite View Post
    The Rob Ford is quite nice, and local too!
    Fat & fond of white powder!

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    This is a pretty dang good deal. Wonder how long it will be before they have these bikes in numbers. April? They also seem to have some 29+ bikes that look interesting, but information is hard to come by regarding availability and cost on those.

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    I can help. what would you like to know?

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    Frankiklex,
    Frame weight (My Krampus seems pretty portly) and chain stay adjustability on the 29+? What is the useable range. Also, any pics of tire clearance with a Knard on Rabbit Hole with the wheel slammed all the way forward? Cool looking bikes(all Zen built?), and I love the "Mayor" name! Oh yeah, any plans of an Al 29+ frame?

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    29+ R853 is 5.25lbs - DB Cr-Mo 4130 Heat Treated is 5.75lbs
    On the stays, you have 20mm of adjust-ability. Plenty of clearance slammed forward.
    The `Lucky Penny`is made by Zen - The other 29+ overseas
    Thanks. possibly for next year an AL6061 version of the 29+ and possibly a Ti as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    29+ R853 is 5.25lbs - DB Cr-Mo 4130 Heat Treated is 5.75lbs
    On the stays, you have 20mm of adjust-ability. Plenty of clearance slammed forward.
    The `Lucky Penny`is made by Zen - The other 29+ overseas
    Thanks. possibly for next year an AL6061 version of the 29+ and possibly a Ti as well
    The specs on your site say CS is 445. So do they adjust from 445 to 465? Thanks for the info. It's cool that you're using Zen for some of your frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    I can help. what would you like to know?
    When will they be available for order?
    Will they be available as both complete bikes and as frames only?
    How soon before a rider could expect to be riding one?
    Any idea on costs for both the 853 and the CroMo frame? Hoping the CroMo will be will be a similar quality build and price to this "Mayor" fat bike.

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    Nice!
    Any US dealers?

    Please, any color other than black!

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    pre-orders are being done right now through dealers for delivery in April.
    all bikes are available complete or as frame only
    Offshore from only R853 is $999 retail - Cr-Mo $499 retail - The quality is very similar. The R853 will be slightly lighter and slightly more rigid
    Compolete bikes range from $2000 retail to $4600 retail
    Zen frame is available as frame only $1499 retail
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    yes 445mm is from the middle of the drop out, so you can go tighter at 435mm or longer at 455mm
    Zen is a fantastic custom builder
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    Thanks. this year. Black only. next year, we'll try to diversify a bit.
    yes a few dealers.
    Bicycle Outfitters - Grand Junction
    Sun Summit S - Idaho
    Chuck's bike - Vermont
    Joyride bikes - Logan Utah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    pre-orders are being done right now through dealers for delivery in April.
    all bikes are available complete or as frame only
    Offshore from only R853 is $999 retail - Cr-Mo $499 retail - The quality is very similar. The R853 will be slightly lighter and slightly more rigid
    Compolete bikes range from $2000 retail to $4600 retail
    Zen frame is available as frame only $1499 retail
    So you guys are having two 853 bikes made? One offshore and one from Zen? Can you give details on any differences between the offshore and the one from Zen, or are they the same bike, with the same materials, but one being handmade in the USA.

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    same bike. one is made offshore and the other in the USA
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    In what sizes will the Mayor be produced? I have a 6'6" buddy looking for a new fatbike

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    For this time around we only produced M and L. for April onward, there will be an XL
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    Interested in the fork. What's the skinny or fat on it? Spec.'s? Availability? Mfg.'r?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    Plenty of clearance
    Curious - what do you call plenty clearance?

    2 fingers is my rule, and often that's not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Curious - what do you call plenty clearance?

    2 fingers is my rule, and often that's not enough.
    My rule is if you need more than ~ .5in/1cm clearance.... Than no amount of space beyond that will help.
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    there is almost 15-20mm on each side of the tire and at least 30-40mm between the center of the tire and the chanistay yoke. To me that's plenty.
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    will the mayor fit clown shoes with bud and lou tires?
    when will the Mayor be in our LBS's?
    thanks

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    it was designed for 100mm rims and 5in tires, so yes it will fit. delivery is scheduled for the end of January
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    i read somewhere (and i cant find it now) that the medium has a top tube length of 23''. is that a virtual top tube? ie the horizontal reach?

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    ok, to be clear (since other RSD bikes are mentioned) what is the Mayors msrp? also, WTF is up with one chain ring? i am not just riding fat bikes to the mall thank you very much....
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    MSRP is $1850
    32T + 11/36 cassette gives you a really good range to start, then it becomes a preference and it all depends where you ride but if you're not happy with 1 ring up-front, you can always add another.
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    huh, one ring. well, thanks for the confirmation....but thats a biG fat tire deal breaker on RSD for moi. this bike is for AT (all terrain use) so 2 rings is a must. not sure what sorta riding ppl would buy a fat bike for to be able to accomplish it on a single ring. looks like adding: front derail w lever and a ring could be $200 as well.....all the best selling these things...they look koool.
    peace out and happy new yar
    ps: live in the west so of course we use these things in the mtns . grade = need for granny
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    By the sounds of it, you're looking for the "entire" package. Well, you are only $200 away from it. For $1850 + $200 = $2050 plus taxes, you can have an ideal/perfect bike. Without the FD, extra shifter, extra ring and pedals, the bike only weighted in at 29lbs. It's all based on one's fitness level. Some people might want to put a larger ring in the front, others might feel more confortable with a granny. What we chose to offer is the middle of the road set-up, which allows anyone to change it based on their fitness or where they ride. In the grand scheme of things, you can easily push that bike uphill on a 32T single ring with 11/36 rear.
    The value we offer is outstanding. We did our homework. Try finding a better build for that price.
    Thank you for your comment. We value all opinions and who knows, maybe we will offer a dual ring set-up in the future as an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    What we chose to offer is the middle of the road set-up, which allows anyone to change it based on their fitness or where they ride. In the grand scheme of things, you can easily push that bike uphill on a 32T single ring with 11/36 rear.
    The value we offer is outstanding. We did our homework. Try finding a better build for that price.
    Yep. Most any bike I would buy off the rack and uncustomized would need at least a few changes to suit my needs. I would never eliminate a bike over a single chainring. Oh, and I wouldn't create an account on a website just to let everybody know I wouldn't buy a bike due to a chainring.

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    Outstanding value it is. I put a deposit for a large. The 1x10 was the thing that sealed the deal for me. I have so many chainrings in the parts bin that I don't want to pay for them and the 32t NW can be put on my trail bike. To me that is 200$ of value ADDED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    not sure what sorta riding ppl would buy a fat bike for to be able to accomplish it on a single ring.
    Not sure what kinda people need two rings. All my bikes have one, and cassettes from 11-28 to 11-36. Realize too that cassettes now go up to 42t. If you can't climb something with 30 or 32 up front and 42 in the rear, it's not the bike that's the problem. I've been running like this for years now and it's so nice not having to worry about two shifts, especially given how poorly front derailleurs have always worked. The biggest reason we don't ride single rings up front with setups close to the 1x11 drivetrain is that we have convinced ourselves we cant. We can't turn those gears. Trust me, humans are far more adaptable than that...
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    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    jayem, in BC we go UP hills/mtns...no luxury of one ring...but it would be kool if we could.
    also, it's alll goood...more fat bikes the betta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    jayem, in BC we go UP hills/mtns...no luxury of one ring...but it would be kool if we could.
    also, it's alll goood...more fat bikes the betta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    it's alll where the bike is used boys...relax slowdanger....you are getting scary.
    You'll have to forgive me. I only ride my bike to the mall. I get a little defensive.

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    ^^lol

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    frantiklex...
    by the way, thanks for havin class on this forum...
    a buddy said that the first 'generation' mayors can not accept a front derail and that the second batch would be able to be run with a FD...is this correct?

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    Q&A from their FB page:


    What type of front derailleur is required? I have D-type at home.

    Answer from RSD Bikes : That should work if it is for 120mm spindle. Max 36T

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    ok...thanks trek551....i dont use fb so hadnt saw that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2 View Post
    frantiklex...
    by the way, thanks for havin class on this forum...
    No fat biker has class. We are classless. You obviously aren't a fat biker.
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    here are more photos
    Are these pics of a medium or a large frame?

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    No offense Jayem, but in some areas of BC single rings don't cut it. I've ridden plenty in AZ, CO, UT, ID, WA, MT, Switzerland, Costa Rica etc and have been totally happy running a single ring for the vast majority of those rides. Here we often have long steeper technical singletrack climbs that are also often wet and slippery and in order to run a single ring set up I'd need a 26 up front, which unfortunately limits the higher range needed for ridge lines and returning back to home or the car. Now on a Fat bike it is a bigger deal, locally we average about 30 ft of snow a year and mild-ish temps, the snow gets softer and climbing gets to be a bit more interesting, the lower gearing is really needed, more so than the higher for sure. I can see a 22 or 24 single ring working on a fat bike here I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinS View Post
    No offense Jayem, but in some areas of BC single rings don't cut it. I've ridden plenty in AZ, CO, UT, ID, WA, MT, Switzerland, Costa Rica etc and have been totally happy running a single ring for the vast majority of those rides. Here we often have long steeper technical singletrack climbs that are also often wet and slippery and in order to run a single ring set up I'd need a 26 up front, which unfortunately limits the higher range needed for ridge lines and returning back to home or the car. Now on a Fat bike it is a bigger deal, locally we average about 30 ft of snow a year and mild-ish temps, the snow gets softer and climbing gets to be a bit more interesting, the lower gearing is really needed, more so than the higher for sure. I can see a 22 or 24 single ring working on a fat bike here I guess...
    Well, during our ride last evening, myself on a single ring and the others on doubles spun out uphill at pretty much the exact same spot due to losing traction. Not sure what difference having ultra-low gearing would make there.RSD Bikes "The Mayor"-highres_319111842.jpg
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    True, some spots are hard to beat regardless of gearing. That's where tire pressure and tread come in.
    The lower gearing kicks in on prolonged climbs, steep switchbacks, getting moving after spinning out or stalling on a steep sections etc.

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    Bumping this back up. Anyone own one that can give a little review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan9x View Post
    Bumping this back up. Anyone own one that can give a little review?
    Fahza29er is getting Frame next week ,so that will be 1 member to give a review.
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    Re: RSD Bikes "The Mayor"

    Just to be sure there's no confusion with all this talk of adjustable dropouts in the Mayor's thread...

    The mayor does not have adjustable dropouts right? They're fixed at 465mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    Just to be sure there's no confusion with all this talk of adjustable dropouts in the Mayor's thread...

    The mayor does not have adjustable dropouts right? They're fixed at 465mm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan9x View Post
    Bumping this back up. Anyone own one that can give a little review?
    I owne one since 3 weeks now and I am very pleased with it.

    I like the built (1X10), the handling in the trail is great. Probably one of the best choice in that price range for a 190mm bike that can theorically run BUD and LOU on 100mm rims.

    I noticed a bit of flex when I torqued the crank, and it's a harsh ride when the trail get bumpy... But you get what you've paid for, after all it's an aluminium frame with no suspension...

    I mainly use it in flat hard snow trails and snomobile trails... Where it's a pleasure to ride...

    I changed the 32t for a 30T and swap the cassette for a XT one. I bought a BUD and LOU duet for snowy condition and they are a lot better than the stock tire. I keep the VEE rubber for the hard pack rides where they perfome a lot better.

    I juste hope that winter won't go away too fast !

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    I asked about the adjustable dropouts at the time when the production chainstays went up 10mm. The more ''trail'' geometry, 30lb and best bang for the buck had me put a deposit in December. I am annoyed the geo has changed (CS from 455 to 465mm and Head angle from 69d to 70d). In trailbike terms I feel I paid for a Blur TRC and received a Trance X.

    How does it ride? Better than anything in its price range. The controls and transmission are good. The carbon fork look a lot like the one on the Yampa. The gearing is too tall for me. I put a 30T in front and it's still too tall. The tires are good but not great. I do not race so for me in the 4.0 range Nates are kings. I have a large frame and I reduced the stem length from 90mm to 70mm to put more weight in the rear. You can drop 1lb by changing to lighter tubes.

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    I have a large frame and I reduced the stem length from 90mm to 70mm to put more weight in the rear.
    What's your height and inseam?

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    6 feet and 32in inseam. On my Mach 5.7 I have a 70mm stem and push my saddle all the way forward with a straight seatpost. On the RSD I put the saddle in the middle of the rails to put more weight on the rear tire.

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    I got mine last week. It's the only fatbike I've ever ridden. It seems winter is almost over here, but it was fun to ride on the melting snow, where the tires still had enough float to not wallow around.

    I have no issues with the tires, I actually find the braking and standing pedalling traction to be a huge upgrade over 2.35 tires on my MTB. I've had both locked up cornering or braking down steep hills but have still felt in control. Pushing up to 30km/hr on paved roads, I do notice some instability, probably want to keep the hands on the bars at those speeds! So I haven't tried Nates, Buds, Lous, HuDus, but I don't really have reason to change tires right now.

    32T single ring would be tough on longer hills. Clutch derailleur and NW chainring is well...clutch!

    I've 6'2, running a large, and I put a 110mm stem on there.

    Hard to beat the value. A sub $2k fatbike that you don't have to swap tires on. I guess some would want to go with lower gears or a 2nd ring, but otherwise, pretty dialed build out of the box.

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    I recently e-mailed RSD to ask if the Mayor's carbon fork was available to purchase separately; I received a prompt, pleasant reply telling me it would be available this coming winter and would cost $399.00.

    I was a bit disappointed I couldn't buy one now but there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EccentricRich View Post
    I recently e-mailed RSD to ask if the Mayor's carbon fork was available to purchase separately; I received a prompt, pleasant reply telling me it would be available this coming winter and would cost $399.00.

    I was a bit disappointed I couldn't buy one now but there you go.
    Wouldn't the On One Carbon Fork work ?? Its much cheaper with no weight limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRAIL CRANKER View Post
    Wouldn't the On One Carbon Fork work ?? Its much cheaper with no weight limit.
    I'm after a carbon fork with a tapered steerer. I might go with the Corvus fork but I'm not sure about all the angles on it. It looks a little "fussy" to me.

    I should've bought the previous Fatback carbon fork with the tapered steerer but by the time I'd made my mind up Fatback had sold them all. If anyone has one for sale please get in touch with me. Thanks.

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    I should've bought the previous Fatback carbon fork with the tapered steerer but by the time I'd made my mind up Fatback had sold them all. If anyone has one for sale please get in touch with me. Thanks.
    That fork won't fit a bud though, right?

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    My frame has the tapered head tube but it came with the headset with the reducer for 1 1/8" fork , i don't know how much of a difference it would make with tapered fork never tried one.
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    Picked up a mayor last week really loving the snow riding. Its myfirst fatty. Im hooked. Any suggest on a cheap way to drop a pound or 2 off bike?

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    Weight of stock
    Tubes : 460g x 2
    rim tape: 85g x 2
    cassette: 396g
    seatpost: 278g
    handlebar: 288g
    stem: 151g
    seatpost qr: 60g
    F+R brakes: 680g
    rotors: 136g x 2
    grips: 92g
    seat : 220g
    rear shifter + clamp no cables: 116g
    rear deraileur: 291g

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    Hey can one of you guys flip your bike upside down can take a picture of the rear tire clearance?

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    RSD just posted a titanium framed Mayor with carbon forks on their facebook page. No mentions of cost. Weight is said to be roughly 26 lbs.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/RSD-B...ation=timeline

    You can view them without being a member.

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    Sweet! Finally a Ont.Canada Fat bike company in mind backyard.
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    Maybe Frantiklex can help us by posting official photos of a BUD/Lou combo. That would help people make up their mind. I get asked this question more than ''how does it ride?''.

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    The bud/lou combo fits, but it's a really tight fit. A few people had issues fitting them. We are still investigating why. It should fit. Fat-bike.com just posted something on twitter about how fun the bike is, but the fit of bud/lou combo was tight. If you have a Mayor and your Lou doesn't fit, contact us directly.
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    On a 80mm rim? Will the wider rear triangle fit a 100 mm rim with a snowshoe XL?

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    For next winter, yes, 100mm and 4.7XL will fit. For now, 80mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    For next winter, yes, 100mm and 4.7XL will fit. For now, 80mm
    Cool cool thanks. Any pics out yet?

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    Not yet, but we have a new Ti Mayor with full carbon components. See our FB page
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frantiklex View Post
    Not yet, but we have a new Ti Mayor with full carbon components. See our FB page
    Saw it nice. Was going to get this years Mayor but think I will wait for the 100 mm rims.

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    Stock tires on my mayor . Clearance view
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    Hi Guys. Can anyone give an opinion about how the The Mayor rides/fits compared to some other fat bikes such as a Mukluk and a 9:zero:7? Is it a "race" geometry bike or more of an adventure bike like the Mukluk. Also how does a medium Mukluk and a medium Mayor compare for size. I have googled the sizes, but there is no replacement for real world feedback, and I can't demo a Mayor where I live.

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    here is one opinion on how it rides. First Impressions on my New Fatbike | Pedal Trout
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    For any of you so-cal guys that want to check this bike out, The Path bike shop in Tustin has one. I was checking it out 2 days ago, it's pretty rad...

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    Had the Mayor for a bit so thought I would put up my impression. First Fat that I have owned although I did ride a Mukluk a few times and have found the geometry is somewhat similar - so not as race like but more adventure riding. That said, I am sure I could grab a longer stem and stretch it out a bit. I am 5'11 or so and ended up with a medium which I found to be like a large Mukluk. Rides great and am happy, although I kind of wish a) the final rear geometry was completely dialed so I knew it fit a Lou (no question the fork will work though - it is awesome). Hard to justify running out and getting one just to see. B) that it came with the new snowshoe xl which it will starting in May. Hoping that there are no problems fitting the XL on mine, but the company has been great to deal with and seem to stand behind their product...

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    My big debate is The Mayor next generation or the Fatboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    My big debate is The Mayor next generation or the Fatboy?
    Good question. Who's the king of BBB (Biggest bang for the buck). I own an RSD. If I would do it all over again now that the waiting game is over and I would choose the Fatboy for the better gearing and the rim /tire combo. Where I live corner grip is everything and the GC is one of few tires (Nate Bud Lou) I would take my wallet out for. In december the MSRP difference was 350$ in favor of RSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek551 View Post
    Good question. Who's the king of BBB (Biggest bang for the buck). I own an RSD. If I would do it all over again now that the waiting game is over and I would choose the Fatboy for the better gearing and the rim /tire combo. Where I live corner grip is everything and the GC is one of few tires (Nate Bud Lou) I would take my wallet out for. In december the MSRP difference was 350$ in favor of RSD.
    The price of a set of tires.

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    Yes. But now the difference is only 150$! If the new RSD comes with the heavier snowshoe XL tires gearing will be even more of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trek551 View Post
    Yes. But now the difference is only 150$! If the new RSD comes with the heavier snowshoe XL tires gearing will be even more of an issue.
    And 100 mm rims.

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    Has anyone successfully installed a Lou or new snowshoe XL on a first gen Mayor? Would like to see the clearance before I try to do this...

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    That is good news. I would still go S.
    What would you choose?

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    I'd just like to say "good job" to RSD bikes. While visiting some family on the other side of the country I walked into the LBS and met The Mayor for the first time. I was so impressed with the price and component mix I bought it sight on scene. I personally own a Salsa Mukluk and will be selling it immediately to make room for the Mayor. I don't know how RSD does it but nothing else out there matches the parts for the price. Good show.

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    I just bought one as well. I got it out for a very short ride on dirt last night so I will be able to give better feedback after a snow ride today. For now I would say they have done a great job. I love that I could buy from a local company, and it was a HUGE part of the decision. I am 5' 8" with a 30" inseam and the medium fits well. It feels like it is somewhere between a small and a medium Mukluk. I would describe the ride as half way between a 9:zero:7 and a Muk. I switched to gripshift and I will replace the tubes with something lighter, and add a 42 tooth on the back, but that is all I will change. I will report back post snow ride. In terms of value, this bike is right in line with a Bikes Direct fattie. I loved the 9:zero:7 and Mukluks I tried, but this was just too good to pass up.

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    Does anyone know if you can run a bluto front fork on a mayor

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