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    27.5+ singlespeed

    73 mm bb, 20.6 pounds. 27.5+ vee trax fatty 3.25 on Nextie carbon 40mm rims. Wiseman fillet brazed steel frame.
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    Beauty. What fork?

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    Black sheep Ti.
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    27.5+ singlespeed

    For a second I thought you were selling!

    I thought you were going to do Hugo's?

    How about a ride report/impressions?




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    I was going to do Hugo's until the nexties became available. The nexties are so much lighter than the Hugos and a great value. I took it out today and it was a great ride, I have a feeling 27.5 + bikes are going to be very popular in the future. It was smooth like a fat bike, but spun up fast like a regular bike. It handles great and felt very stable. For me it is pretty much the perfect bike.
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    27.5+ singlespeed

    I agree. 27.5+ seems like a great compromise. Will be my next build.

    Do you know prices and weights of Hugo vs. Nextie for comparison?

    Nextie tubeless?


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    My wheels are tubeless. The nextie rim is $180+$25 shipping,420g, the Hugo is $145, 580g.
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    27.5+ singlespeed

    Great info, thanks!


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    Holy crapola that is amazing!

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    Tasty work, yummy. Santa, I need to change my request....
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    How did you get the tires? Are they readily available yet?? OR do you have a connection or two?

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    Universal Cycles has them for 105, well not instock, but listed as a new item.

    Vee Tire Trax Fatty 27.5" X 3.25" Tires: Quick Review

    Wow, look at the size difference with the WTB!
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    Looks great, have you tried stuffing the front into a 29er suspension fork? The front looks like a 135, so probably not, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

    :cheers:

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    They are not available yet, but I got a phone number for the US rep. Told him I had a custom bike made for these tires and that I was waiting on the tires. He told me if I paid shipping, he would have a set sent from Taiwan, so I did.

    As far as fitting in a 29er fork, the front hub is 135, so I have no idea.
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    Perfect! You nailed it! Personally, I could have just this one bike year-round & be done!!!

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    Super cool ride! Is this a 29er frame or a 27.5+ specific design?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Super cool ride! Is this a 29er frame or a 27.5+ specific design?

    Thanks!
    27.5+ designed frame.
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    After seeing the seat stays it was obvious! Again, nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    After seeing the seat stays it was obvious! Again, nice ride!
    Thanks, here are a couple more pics, showing it in 26X3.8 shoes.
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    You never disappoint. Yet another great looking build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie View Post
    You never disappoint. Yet another great looking build!
    Thanks. I really like this one because it is one of a kind. Although I have a feeling there will be a bunch of 27.5+ bikes rolling out in the next year.
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    It seems to make more sense then a 29+. I am definitely + curious. The weight of yours makes it very appealing.

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    Amazing, Jeff. I've been considering a skinnier wheelset for my fat bike, and the 27.5+ is on my radar. Can you confirm if this setup is approximately the same as a 26x4" wheel's diameter? I'm wondering if the BB will drop, stay the same, or rise.

    BTW, I have a 29+ wheelset, and I do not like it as much as the regular fat wheelset. It feels too tall and not as nimble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Amazing, Jeff. I've been considering a skinnier wheelset for my fat bike, and the 27.5+ is on my radar. Can you confirm if this setup is approximately the same as a 26x4" wheel's diameter? I'm wondering if the BB will drop, stay the same, or rise.

    BTW, I have a 29+ wheelset, and I do not like it as much as the regular fat wheelset. It feels too tall and not as nimble.
    Thanks. I never liked 29+, it seems too tall and I feel like I am on a clown bike. I am short so that may be part of the problem.

    The 27+ diameter is just a little bit larger than a 26x4, not even an 1/8". I put the 2 wheels side by side and used a level. In the frame the BB height is basically the same.

    I have 3 rides on the wheelset, weather being the limiting factor this time of year, and it is exactly what I hoped it would be. I get the traction, cornering and smooth ride of my fat wheels but they feel quick when I put the power down, a feeling that you don't get with a fat wheel. It has the characteristics of a 29er that you don't get with the fat wheel.

    Perfect for me.
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    What dropout spacing does the fork and rear end have? What hubs are you running? I'm looking to do something similar to this.

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