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    Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    I ride a Canfield N9 and would like to build an SS fatty with similar geometry for dry single track shredding.

    Similar geometry, steel, slider/rocker dropouts. I plan on running 65mm Rims.

    Any frames that meet this criteria?


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    I know Schlick is making something similar but without knowing the actual numbers you are looking for it's kinda tough to say.
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    Durango Bike Company Hooey
    singular Puffin
    Schlick aPe

    These are the production models I'm aware of. The hooey has the slackest head angle at 67* with suspension fork.

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    Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    I've been looking at the Schlick aPe but I haven't been able to find any reviews. They also state it's built extra beefy for jumping which makes me think it's probably heavy.


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    Give the boys at Schlick a call I'm sure they will tell you what they weigh. So many of these bikes are somewhat rare so reviews are not common and if you do find one how much faith do you put in it?

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    Should we assume you're ruling out custom? There are a lot available if you aren't.
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    Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by smudge View Post
    Should we assume you're ruling out custom? There are a lot available if you aren't.
    Wouldn't rule it out but I'd prefer a mass produced frame to keep cost down.


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    Get a pugs ss, slam rear wheel all the way forward and lean back til yer head tube angle is slack nuff fer ya. Easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    Get a pugs ss, slam rear wheel all the way forward and lean back til yer head tube angle is slack nuff fer ya. Easy.

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    17.6" is not that short and the rest just doesn't make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    17.6" is not that short and the rest just doesn't make sense.
    oh it makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    17.6" is not that short and the rest just doesn't make sense.
    How short are you going to get with a fatbike?

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    Re: Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    I'm looking for the same thing. I have a Canfield yelli screamy. Been looking for a fatty with similar Geo. The mukluk/beargrease is very close. Although I have not looked at the puffin. Checked out schlick but not enough info. The new surly ice cream truck will be even closer to your requirements but it's going to weigh 35 lbs complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    How short are you going to get with a fatbike?
    Mine is 17.5 and that fits the bigs at around 17.8 so I'd imagine 17-17.25 should be possible with 4.0 but the op didn't give a lot of specifics. Maybe Senior Smudge will chime back in and tell us how short is short I believe he is down in the 16" range with his? It would've been easier in the first place if the OP would have gave his actual number geo requirements.


    The Farley is 17.3 but not really ss. and the APe is 16.9".
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    Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Mine is 17.5 and that fits the bigs at around 17.8 so I'd imagine 17-17.25 should be possible with 4.0 but the op didn't give a lot of specifics. Maybe Senior Smudge will chime back in and tell us how short is short I believe he is down in the 16" range with his? It would've been easier in the first place if the OP would have gave his actual number geo requirements.


    The Farley is 17.3 but not really ss. and the APe is 16.9".
    I'm looking for 16.25-16.9.




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    Has the soma battle axe numbers been revealed yet?

    That may be a contender, but it's still in the prototype stage now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderzy View Post
    I'm looking for the same thing. I have a Canfield yelli screamy. Been looking for a fatty with similar Geo. The mukluk/beargrease is very close. Although I have not looked at the puffin. Checked out schlick but not enough info. The new surly ice cream truck will be even closer to your requirements but it's going to weigh 35 lbs complete.
    wouldn't be too tough to get the ICT down closer to 30lbs.

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    I would kill for a vertigo. I had a n9, the mukluk is surprisingly agile and playful

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    I have the first fat bike that Smudge built from 2+ years ago, and it has 16.3" chainstays. The largest tire I've tried fitting in there is a Nate mounted to a Surly Marge Lite, slammed all the way forward. It's nice because there is still breathing room in there.

    As BDundee mentioned, Smudge's own (2-month old) fatty is even shorter (16"?), and can fit the Nates on HED Big Deal rims. Ask him about his opinion on having chainstays that short.
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    Second link doesn't work

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    Doh! It was just a link to this picture of his bike:
    Getting FAT! Any TRIALS riders riding fatties?
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    Re: Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    wouldn't be too tough to get the ICT down closer to 30lbs.

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    Hmmmmm. That would put it back on the list for me. Question is how heavy will it be with a bluto? I know light and fat bike don't go together. But my next fat bike will be my only bike with 2 wheel sets. Like the OP I'm being really picky about Geo and wheel/tire fit. So far the mukluk/beargrease meet all my requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderzy View Post
    Hmmmmm. That would put it back on the list for me. Question is how heavy will it be with a bluto? I know light and fat bike don't go together. But my next fat bike will be my only bike with 2 wheel sets. Like the OP I'm being really picky about Geo and wheel/tire fit. So far the mukluk/beargrease meet all my requirements.
    focus on tires, lite toobz or toobless, wheels, and go 1x10 or singlespeed. i went 1x10 with a non clutch rear der, a nw ring and dropped a pound off of my charge. dropped another 2 pounds with tires/toobz. another 1/2 pound with pedals/handlebar. i needed new pedals anyway and prefer a carbon bar. next is wheels. then i'll be at 30 lbs. a carbon fork would drop a bunch more but i LOVE the ride of my steel frame/fork combo.

    i like the look of the ICT

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    Short chainstay / Slack front / SS Fatty Frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    focus on tires, lite toobz or toobless, wheels, and go 1x10 or singlespeed. i went 1x10 with a non clutch rear der, a nw ring and dropped a pound off of my charge. dropped another 2 pounds with tires/toobz. another 1/2 pound with pedals/handlebar. i needed new pedals anyway and prefer a carbon bar. next is wheels. then i'll be at 30 lbs. a carbon fork would drop a bunch more but i LOVE the ride of my steel frame/fork combo.

    i like the look of the ICT

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    I also have the charge maxi. Like it a lot. But I want my next bike to be able to fit 5" tires, 29er plus, have a symmetrical rear end, and bluto compatible. Only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on a mukluk is bc I love the feel of steel. My other bike is a canfield yelli screamy. To be honest I don't like the way aluminum frames ride. Too harsh. My brother built a kona honzo (steel frame) same time I built my screamy. It's a much smoother enjoyable bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    I have the first fat bike that Smudge built from 2+ years ago, and it has 16.3" chainstays. The largest tire I've tried fitting in there is a Nate mounted to a Surly Marge Lite, slammed all the way forward. It's nice because there is still breathing room in there.

    As BDundee mentioned, Smudge's own (2-month old) fatty is even shorter (16"?), and can fit the Nates on HED Big Deal rims. Ask him about his opinion on having chainstays that short.
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