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    Krampus suspension fork

    I think this might be the answer for a suspension fork for a Krampus Lauf Forks - The Lauf Trail Racer 29 - The lightest suspension fork on the market. The only problem with the current model is has max 2.35" tire. Perhaps Surly could work with Lauf to develop a 29+ version. I think I'd be interested.
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    I disagree. The big tires already give you some undamped suspension. If you're gonna put suspension on the Krampus, get a real fork with some travel. The Lauf design makes more sense for a carbon framed light weight racer than a big burly steel Surly.

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    I'm confused. Why do you think this is a good suspension fork for the Krampus? I was expecting to see something with big clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdpkns View Post
    I'm confused. Why do you think this is a good suspension fork for the Krampus? I was expecting to see something with big clearance.
    That is why I said "develop a 29+ version" It is the concept that may work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    I disagree. The big tires already give you some undamped suspension. If you're gonna put suspension on the Krampus, get a real fork with some travel. The Lauf design makes more sense for a carbon framed light weight racer than a big burly steel Surly.
    Perhaps your right.
    I was thinking that I don't need to much more suspension than what the tire offers. I guess that the tire provide about 15 - 20 mm of suspension when it reaches it's maximum "bottoms out" the fort would them come into play offering an additional 80 mm of travel.
    I am no expert it was just a thought.
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    This fork requires NO maintenance! That's why it's better!

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    No lockout possiblility on that fork. For some reason they claim that as a feature?

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    They say it doesn't need it.

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    Or this Working well so far....


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    and what, pray tell, is that???

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    Maverick DUC32s.
    Plenty of room for a 29+ tyre with a bit of DIY spacer manufacturing.

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    Re: Krampus suspension fork

    Quote Originally Posted by ajantom View Post
    Maverick DUC32s.
    Plenty of room for a 29+ tyre with a bit of DIY spacer manufacturing.
    Please share....

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    I'll start a new thread with pics of the build

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    Lefty Krampus

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    Anyone with over 1000 posts needs to go RIDE instead......

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    Early reviews are not flattering. Gear Review: Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork | Mountain Bike Review

    Doesn't seem like a good match for the Krampus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Early reviews are not flattering. Gear Review: Lauf Trail Racer 29 fork | Mountain Bike Review

    Doesn't seem like a good match for the Krampus.
    Maybe you will like it better here? Ti 29+
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Krampus suspension fork-tikrampus4.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by ale50ale View Post
    Maybe you will like it better here? Ti 29+
    He is not talking about the Leftty, but rather the Lauf spring fork.
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    I am considering buying a complete Krampus, and a Rock Shox Bluto fork. The Krampus geometry is corrected for a 120mm fork, so a hub, wheel build, and lower headset should be all I need. Am I missing anything?

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    Rock Shox is saying that there is not enough room for the 29+ tire in the Bluto fork.

    All of the things you are taking into consideration are wonderful, BUT you can't do anything about the clearance under the bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ale50ale View Post
    Rock Shox is saying that there is not enough room for the 29+ tire in the Bluto fork.

    All of the things you are taking into consideration are wonderful, BUT you can't do anything about the clearance under the bridge.
    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot View Post
    Yep.

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