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Thread: Mukluk as 29er

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    Mukluk as 29er

    Putting aside why one might want to do this, is there a reason (geometry etc.) why I couldn't build a Mukluk as a 29er with suspension fork?

    Has anyone done this?

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    I have seen pictures, forget where. Maybe on the Salsa blog or Guitar Ted's site. It was a ridgid though.

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    This is becoming increasingly more popular, it seems. Guitar Ted and others report that the 170mm symmetrical rear and 135 symmetrical front build up into very robust 29er wheels. I haven't seen any reports of a suspension front, but it's likely doable without trouble.

    2014 Mukluks run a 483mm A-C fork, which should be around 100mm suspension corrected 29er range, if I remember correctly.

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    You could run three wheelsets in Mukluk nirvana... Fat, 29er+, and 700x40 touring. BB clearance to ground is probably OK as a pure road bike down to 700x32.

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    My buddy did this on his two years ago and rode it through the season. A little wide in the rear end, a shadow style derailleur helps a bunch.


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