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    Yes Virginia, Krampus is a Lefty, X Post

    I figured you Surly only folks would want to know this too, posted it on the Fatbike forum just now....

    Got the little beasts in this afternoon.

    Had a few odds and ends to wrap up first, but got right down to business as soon as I could. Laced it up offset, turn out I could have gone symmetrical, which I will before riding it, just because.

    I've had a huge number of folks wanting to know, will the 29x3 Knard/Rabbit Hole fit a Lefty.

    More importantly, will it fit a conventional Lefty, as opposed to the custom offset jobbers required for Fatties.

    Yes, they work. Just fine.

    Clearance may be a tad close for some, but I think most will find it more than adequate, assuming a nice stiff built wheel.

    Travel clearance will need to be on a case by case basis, but the wheel fits the chassis, so the rest is up to ya'll.

    In this case, I used a moldy oldy 130 Max. A to C is 510, Krampus fork A to C is 485. I can squeeze about 90 mm out of it as it sits.

    So on a Krampus frame, you'd be looking at less travel, a 490 A to C fork like a Speed 110 would likely net around 60 to 70 mm. Respectable, and close enough to keep handling neutral.

    Or, toss a longer fork on your bigger bike, and go to town with 100+ using a 140/520 A to C.

    Yee Haw!
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    Install it on a Krampus. I dare yah

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    Install it on a Krampus. I dare yah
    Just waiting for the build "stuff" and a 44mm headset.....

    Playing with what travel/a to c fork to use too, hmmm, decisions decisions.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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