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    and now for something completely different...

    P35 rim with tube and 27Tpi tire and a Salsa fork. Works good so far but will hopefully have more time to ride tomorrow...
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    I'll bet you call it "fiddler crab."

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    There you have it! LOL...

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    I've been thinking about that same front end. Let us know how it handles.

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    Re: and now for something completely different...

    Yes please drown us with details. If I cant find a taker for my flows I'd love to try a knard up front.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    So rad, love it

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    Re: and now for something completely different...

    Nice

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    OK guys, bear with me. I switched to the Salsa fork from an older (and longer ) Niner fork for this switch. Since this frame is designed around a 100mm squishy, I thought the added height of the tire would keep the geometry close to the original; I was wrong. It felt twitchy and the lowered BB was not pleasing. So, I put on the longer Niner fork tonight and will try again tomorrow. From what I can gather so far, it's an absolute hoot! I have yet to ride an actual Krampus, but this setup seems to be right up my alley. The steering isn't as quick as a regular 29er front, but it's not far behind. The added volume feels good on the wrists and once the Knard starts rolling, it doesn't want to stop.

    Since I have a P35 wheel, I thought the 120Tpi tire would have a more flexible sidewall for the more narrow rim so that's why I decided on the 27Tpi tire. I am not running tubeless as of yet ( with the Surly 29x3 tube), but I think tubeless may be the way to go. It seems like I can get it down to about 15psi with no trouble, but may be able to go lower running tubeless.

    Still a lot more fiddling coming to "The Crab", but it feels like the right choice for me. Will have more later...

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    and now for something completely different...-niner-knard-front.jpg

    After a few weeks on the 1/2 fat front, I think I am sold. It carves like it's on rails, still lighter that a squishy front, and enough cush for my old wrists and shoulders. Traction is exellent in the dry but does seem to wanter a little in the mud. Still feels lighter than my Reba and climbs a helluva' better too (lockout or not). Overall, I love it. I am on the search for another steel fork for my Soma Juice (1X9) and run one on the front there too.

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    Very cool! I'm very intrigued as I run a similar fork on my N9 and would like to try a Knard up front...

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    try it with a Soul Cycles Dillinger fork!

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