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    Help needed on a Fat bike build....

    My Friend is going to be doing the Arrowhead next year, and is starting to build his bike...

    I am off work sick for the next 2 weeks, and have been charged with trying to "modify" his current steed.

    He is sponsored by a company in the UK and currently races a highly upgraded version of this

    http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/series/io

    The First thing obviously is to fit a fat front end, either a whole front end (Forks,wheel etc) or if an endomorph on a LM or similar rim will fit in a PRO carbon fork, use that.....

    The main problem is the rear tire, i reckon we can use a 2.5-2.7 ( maybe even 3.0) tire on a fat rim, but what tire would you recommend to match up to the Endomorph's semi-slick desighn, or would you get a slightly more aggressive tire? l he is sponsored by continental, so would prefer to use one of there's, but not essential.


    any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Trev

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    can anyone offer some help or advice, will converting a standard frame be better because of the lighter weight, or will having a 3.7 endomorph in the back make that much difference in a race like the arrowhead of having, say a 2.7 on a fatter rim?

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    The bigger the better if you wanting to float on snow. Even folks with endomorphs on 80mm struggle in certain conditions and there is a big contnignet that won't go less than 100mm rims with endos.

    The endos have surprisingly good grip on snow and even ice. I would go with a bigger tire as oppposed to a more aggressive tire.

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