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    2014 Muk 2 vs Muk 3 vs Framed AK Alloy

    2014 Muk 2 $2000, offering $1900
    2014 Muk 3 $1550, wouldn't drill out rims (offered previously), floor model
    2015 Framed Alaskan Alloy w Carbon Fork $1300ish

    Riding NW Wisconsin trails and snow, and I fully plan on not ever touching my 29er again after purchase, ha.

    My main dilemma is that I've never been on the medium AK, which I would buy, have been on the large, and it was pretty sweet.

    The Muks do feel really awesome, and with the Muk 2 (and AK), I don't think there'd be much urge/need to upgrade.

    I do like at least a little bit that I could get the Muks from a local shop.

    Wife says to go for whatever I want lol; I'm leaning towards the Muk 2. Plus that golden orange perfectly matches the color of my son/cat, Orange Guy.

    One option might be to roll with one of the Muks, and then if/when I get a chance to actually ride a Framed AK, in my size, to think about selling the Muk and go that route.

    Help me decide, thanks!

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    2015 Framed Alaskan Alloy w Carbon Fork.
    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    I'll be up for the Cheq short and fat and have a 17" Framed Alloy Alaskan you can check out with a Bluto

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    I vote Mukluk 2 for the Nate tires, welded(not pinned) Darryl rims, formula hubs, alternator dropouts and plenty of bottle cage options.

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    nikj, how'd you get ahold of a Framed!? Can't make it up there unfortunately, but thank you for the offer!

    What is the difference between welded and not pinned rims?

    Also, the Muk 2 is here now and I think $1550 is way much for a Muk 3, when compared to the Framed AK, and the Muk 2 might still be a bit too high also, compared to the Framed, but it's a known, awesome bike.

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    I would get the Framed with Bluto for a couple hundred more. Do you want a 190 frame for the big n fat or a 170?

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    I don't think I need the 190; all the guys here are totally cool with 170 on the snow we get. And if the snow is bad enough where I would need the big meats, then I should probably be shoveling, ha.

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    Also, for those keeping tabs, the Farley 6 is now in the mix. Folks have been sharing that they go for around $1700. It appears to be specc'ed similar to a Muk 2, or maybe between a 2 and 3.

    Hope to ride the Farley this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyriverag View Post
    Also, for those keeping tabs, the Farley 6 is now in the mix. Folks have been sharing that they go for around $1700. It appears to be specc'ed similar to a Muk 2, or maybe between a 2 and 3.

    Hope to ride the Farley this weekend.
    Do you have a good resource for Farley's? I believe the Trek store in Wausau is suppose to either have some in stock now or coming in very soon. Also the Spesh store here has a crap ton of Fatboys to try out as well.

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    I'm in Eau Claire, and a local LBS called yesterday to let me know a medium will be in as soon as today!

    Erik's can get me a medium Fatboy, but "they only have two in the entire company" and apparently aren't able to order more, and won't do anything on price for a guy buying a second bike in two years from them, ha. Also, I don't have tons of confidence in their mechanics. I took out a small Fatboy a month ago and it was pretty sweet, as there wasn't a medium at that particular store.

    Where in WI are you?

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    Wausau

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    Framed - check out "The House Boardshop".

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    update: the Trek Farley snuck into the mix and won.

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    That 2014 Mukluk 2 is one hell of a bike. 120tpi nates + rolling darryls are a major improvement over the muk 3 in terms of rolling weight.

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    Yeah, it is really sweet. But I couldn't be happier with the Farley.

    Saved a bit on price for extras - frame bag, pogies, etc.

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