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Last edited by Gritter; 02-18-2013 at 08:56 PM.
2 1/2 Hours on My Surly Krampus Today
Surly Krampus First Ride.
This mornings Weather Conditions 3" of Fresh Snow, Snow Flurries and 11 Degrees.
As we Rolled out automatically The Krampus Felt Good. It Felt Fast, Rolled nicely and The Fit Was Perfect.
I was unsure of tire pressure I think I started with roughly 20 but soon deflated more and more during this morning Ride. The Bike handles like a 29er but with more grip. Log- overs were easy as pie. There was some Ice under the snow which was good with a little finesse. It Crawls through tight single track around trees yet when you want to hammer, He Goes. It was a great First ride
Seatpost is 330 long. No Toe Over Lap at All.
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Speaking as a fellow former 1x1 chubby rider, how's that krampus handling the snow compared to the old ride?
my wife says I have to stop whining about fatbikes and get a real fatbike, but the krampus looks like it'd be more fun than a full fattie.
I'm really leaning towards it since having a pair of 38mm kris holms means no immediate need for anything but the frameset and tires!
If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!
Your 330mm of seatpost has inspired me!
I'm 5'8" with something like a 32.5" inseam, so a medium krampus would have me a bit stretched. But my current seatpost measurement indicates that with a small I'll have just under 300mm of post showing! I thought that was outrageous, but now I know someone else has more!
I will be running a layback thomson and probably a 90mm stem. on my current ride with ~8" of post showing, I bent non-thomson (cheap) posts every 3 or 4 months. My thomson has last more than a year with no bending, but I'm definitely skeptical that it'll last more than a year or two with 11" of leverage!
Re: KRAMPUS frameset= $724.99 ?
Just wondering.... If a medium would have you too stretched out, why run a 90mm stem and lay back seatpost? You could try a 60 mm stem and straight post on a medium.
Originally Posted by PretendGentleman
Last edited by Gritter; 02-18-2013 at 08:55 PM.
well, at the moment qbp has only small in stock. I also am fond of my current geometry. I expect that I'll end up running a straight thomson, which will move me 16mm forward, which will make the ett identical to my current bike.
Originally Posted by thickfog
I figure that if the small is too small or if the seatpost can't handle it, then by then I'll be able to order a medium and I'll sell the small.
Re: KRAMPUS frameset= $724.99 ?
Close enough! Love it
Originally Posted by Gritter
The idea that I have TWO choices,
1)BUY it, which obviously confirms I believe the price makes perfect sense..... OR.....
.2) believe that the price seems too high and DON'T BUY ONE.
seems a bit restrictive
I choose the THIRD option, I believe the price seems TOO high to be considered REASONABLE and I'm GETTING ONE......
I hope you didn't get a headache reading that.
Originally Posted by Go Kart Motzart