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    Quote Originally Posted by stremf View Post
    What do you find lacking with the ML? How do you think the ICT will help that issue?

    I wouldn't call ML "old tech". Just a bike with a different purpose. Still a great ride.
    Other than being a 40+ pound tank i love it. I don't think the Ict will do anything other then give me a bit of versatility in the fork/rim dept.

    My riding style has changed and I'm doing way less agressive trails. I was looking to build up another set of wheels to trim off some excess weight. Thinking of Mulefut rims and some new hubs. Going tubeless with some 4.0 Jumbo Jims. I figure this should help keep my speed up on the gravel road type trails i ride most of the time.
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    forgot to mention I'm looking to do more bike packing stuff.
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    I'd think going ICT or any other bike is a mistake, then. ICT still has the same Clown Shoe wheels. You won't gain much or any performance, unless you change out the wheels. It's a fine bike, but definitely not worth the $ in the lateral move. Change the wheels to something lighter. Much better bang for buck.

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    "Lateral move" that sums it all up and puts it into perspective. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Anyone go from a Moonlander to a ICT? Whats your long term impression. I ask because i was thinking of building a lighter set of wheels for my lander. Im wondering if I'm throwing good money at old tech. Don't get me wrong I have loved that bike since 2012.

    I use my Moonlander as a snow bike. I think the steep geo of the Moonlander is great for snow, especially when doing slow-style climbing where balance and stability are crucial. Getting a slacked-out bike would make no sense for me. Would just make the wheel wander more on the climbs. The ICT is a great bike though. If you plan to use it year round might not be a bad option.

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    More Moonlander porn for you all.
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    Nice pics. What kind of bag is that? Can we see some pics of the fit and inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    Nice pics. What kind of bag is that? Can we see some pics of the fit and inside?
    It is a Revelate frame bag designed for Pugsley and Moonlander. I don't have any close-up pics right now but I can say holds a lot of things. I can even stuff clothing in there when I want to layer-down.
    I like to keep my center of gravity low when I snow bike and keep things off my back because sweating + wind = no fun.
    They are kind of expensive (~$175) but very well-made with large zipper teeth that are not break-prone. I bought mine used from a buddy so I got lucky as far as cost goes.
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    4th winter on my Moonlander, still going strong!Show off your Moonlanders-img_0721.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    4th winter on my Moonlander, still going strong!Click image for larger version. 

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    Kris, that's the point of a Surly! They are heavy, yes, they are tough as a dump truck and will be in service for many years longer than a weight weenie special.
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    Show off your Moonlanders-img_0502.jpg

    Some new parts for my Moonie. 4.0 JJ lite skin tires and a new Revelate seat bag. The tires make a huge difference in how the bike rolls. It sits at 37lbs as pictured. I have some Sun Mule fat rims waiting for hubs also.

    No idea why my pic is like this.
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    5 years old in May, still get tons of use out of my Moonlander and has been my only bike for quite some time now!

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    Surly bikes and the people who ride them make me smile.

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    Who else is getting excited to take their Moonies out for some snow rides? Does anyone else even ride these anymore? I still love my Moonlander and have no plans to "upgrade" to anything else (even though mine is heavily upgraded lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Who else is getting excited to take their Moonies out for some snow rides? Does anyone else even ride these anymore? I still love my Moonlander and have no plans to "upgrade" to anything else (even though mine is heavily upgraded lol).
    I can't say I am getting excited for snow but once its here I will be riding my Moonlander in it! I still love this bike and it is my go to bike anytime I ride trails, snow or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
    I can't say I am getting excited for snow but once its here I will be riding my Moonlander in it! I still love this bike and it is my go to bike anytime I ride trails, snow or not!
    I am right there with ya. I am not a big fan of the super cold weather but my fat bike has made the winters a bit more tolerable here in cold Wyoming. Still love my Moonlander!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Who else is getting excited to take their Moonies out for some snow rides? Does anyone else even ride these anymore? I still love my Moonlander and have no plans to "upgrade" to anything else (even though mine is heavily upgraded lol).
    NIce bike. How it weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatalpine View Post
    NIce bike. How it weight?
    I got it to around 31 lbs or so with wide 100 m rims and chunky Bud and Lou tires. Not bad considering it was sitting around 37 lbs new.

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    Just picked up a small moonie frame! Woo-hoo!
    Now I'm wading through old threads to plan the build project...

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    Ready for Rock Climbing

    I replaced the stock fork with a Jones Truss fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    I replaced the stock fork with a Jones Truss fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    What are your impressions?
    I like the truss fork. I did not like the flex the stock fork had. It also allows me to swap wheels on my other Jones bikes.

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    Spent a day a raglan pits

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