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    Salsa Blackborow Fat Bike announced

    Details here.

    Looks like its a more backpacking/expedition oriented fat bike.

    Blackborow was the stowaway on the Shackleton expedition. If you haven't read about that story, its definitely worth checking out. Crazy stuff.

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    dual Lous? Ouch.

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    Got a really good, unintentionally long, ride in on the Blackborow Dinglespeed this morning. This handles really well - feels much different than the Mukluk or Beargrease (which I like) as the geo was designed around 5" tires and more for trail/soft conditions (not necessarily snow), bushwhacking, etc.... The low gear on the dingle was great for climbing the trails here (not acclimated at all) and with these tires you could stand and power up anything. Liking this bike. Will try to get on the geared version tomorrow if there is time, but Bucksaw time is my main priority tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATBScott View Post
    Got a really good, unintentionally long, ride in on the Blackborow Dinglespeed this morning. This handles really well - feels much different than the Mukluk or Beargrease (which I like) as the geo was designed around 5" tires and more for trail/soft conditions (not necessarily snow), bushwhacking, etc.... !
    Actually it has the same exact short 440mm chainstays and TT length as the Beargrease. BB drop and ST angle are identical also. The HT is 1d steeper however.

    That Dingle is my next bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas View Post
    That Dingle is my next bike.
    Im in the same boat with this bike. Sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand/of/Midas View Post
    Actually it has the same exact short 440mm chainstays and TT length as the Beargrease. BB drop and ST angle are identical also. The HT is 1d steeper however.

    That Dingle is my next bike.
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    HT is 69.5 only 0.5 less than 2011 Muk which over steers a lot with Clown/Bud. So steeper may be good.

    Wheelbase and effective chainstay longer with alternators: whippy rear end?

    Short head tube and much longer fork: no gusset for XL? Same height for front end and upright position?

    Longer TT than Muk: means shorter stem which changes handling?

    Kinda moot though. With Lous on the front, this ain't gonna roll fast on the flats.

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    twin buds would make more sense than twin lous

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