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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyniner29 View Post
    Anyone go from Barbegazzis to non-studded Gnarwhals? Riding mostly groomed on belarbegazzis., just got some Gnars. Wondering how much more rolling resistance, maybe run a gnar in the front, barb rear? How much slower will it be or will it make up for it in traction? Thanks!
    I did one ride with a gnar up front and a barb on the rear, it's not a bad setup, there was about 3 to 4 inches of fresh snow, I was meeting several buddy's for the ride, it was the first snow of the season, and only had a couple hours to install the studs, and tire, so the front was the obvious choice. We did about 16 miles of tight single track, taking turns out front cutting trail, all three of them went down several times, I was the only one that stayed up right.
    The gnar is a night and day difference over the barb up front, I rode all last season with the barb's.
    Give it a try, what do you have to loseÖ I'm running both the gnar's studded after that ride, we've had some really cold weather, for the last couple of weeks, so it's hard to comment on rolling resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbrown View Post
    I did one ride with a gnar up front and a brab on the rear, it's not a bad setup, there was about 3 to 4 inches of fresh snow, I was meeting several buddy's for the ride, it was the first snow of the season, and only had a couple hours to install the studs, and tire, so the front was the obvious choice. We did about 16 miles of tight single track, taking turns out front cutting trail, all three of them went down several times, I was the only one that stayed up right.
    The gnar is a night and day difference over the barb up front, I rode all last season with the barb's.
    Give it a try, what do you have to loseÖ I'm running both the gnar's studded after that ride, we've had some really cold weather, for the last couple of weeks, so it's hard to comment on rolling resistance.
    Thanks. Put the Gnar on the front last night. Headed to race in 30 min. -2 right now, feels like -15. 2 hour+ race, 5 mile loop. Should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyniner29 View Post
    Thanks. Put the Gnar on the front last night. Headed to race in 30 min. -2 right now, feels like -15. 2 hour+ race, 5 mile loop. Should be interesting.
    Addison Oaks? Good luck, it's was -8 when I got up this morning in Davisburg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbrown View Post
    Addison Oaks? Good luck, it's was -8 when I got up this morning in Davisburg.
    Yup. Thanks! I probably wouldnít go if it wasnít so close to my house. Lol.

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    juste got a BZA combo on special. All I have left to do is make the wheels tubless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmayer View Post
    I put on a set of the 27.5x4,5 gnarwhals. I had the 26x4.7 barbegazis prior. I notice the additional grip of the gnarwhals, but I feel like the roll noticeably slower on the hard packed snow weíve had.
    Hello, does the 27.5x4.5 gnarwhal fit the RS bluto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krelldog View Post
    Hello, does the 27.5x4.5 gnarwhal fit the RS bluto?
    No.


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    Well first ride with the gnarwhals. I didnt notice a big speed difference.... i did put 2 psi each tire more (6/7) than the barbs (4/5)

    They were like velcro grip, its pretty icy here and they tackled it no issues, no powder to compare unluckily.

    My only issue is the axle has to be rearmost. Wish i could have got the 3.8Ē for the rear so i can slam the axle forward. Oh well... its a snowbike.
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    so I'm being driven Crazy by the 9587 headset standards in the market today. Can anyone tell me the part number for a crown race replacement for a stock FSA headset on a trek Farley 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back2MTB View Post
    so I'm being driven Crazy by the 9587 headset standards in the market today.
    I know your pain. I had to combine parts from 3 different headsets to put Mastodon fork on my Farley 7 without play.

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    Made Hub Adapters 135mm to 150mm is possible on Farley 5

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    I made hubs for my Farley 5 front wheel to adapt from 135mm to 150mm which allowed me to get the Rock Shox Bluto working with original wheel/hub. Due to the cost pricing of the tooling I made extras. If you need a set to adapt your wheel set let me know and I can help out a fellow fat biker.

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    Trek Farley 5 check :-)

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    2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes

    Anybody else having issues with paint chipping around the thru axle on the non drive side Haru fork leg?

    Thinking about picking up a maxle to replace the DT RWS thru axle to see if that eliminates it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_biike_boy View Post
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    I made hubs for my Farley 5 front wheel to adapt from 135mm to 150mm which allowed me to get the Rock Shox Bluto working with original wheel/hub. Due to the cost pricing of the tooling I made extras. If you need a set to adapt your wheel set let me know and I can help out a fellow fat biker.

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    Cool to see someone doing these! I recall a guy called Steve Hauck did some for some of the other hub brands over at FatBike.com. I'm saving/selling a bike to try and get a hold of a Lauf Carbonara fork but might be interested in a set of these later in the year. I was planning to switch to 29+ wheels but it would be nice to have the option of running the Mulefuts too. How much are you selling them for and would you ship to UK? I'm sure there are loads of folk out there stuck with 135mm hub spacing on F5s and would like to run a Bluto or Mastodon fork. You should post over on fatbike.com to see if there's any interest.


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    I have a farley 9 and am looking to upgrade the wheelset. I live in eastern pa and I ride mostly rocky single track with a couple little snow rides a year. I am riding the 3.8 minions on the stock jackalope wheels. I was thinking of going with a 27.5 x 60mm wheelset. Does anyone have experience running narrower wheelset for summer riding.
    Also does anyone know the weight of the stock wheelset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrLapp View Post
    I have a farley 9 and am looking to upgrade the wheelset. I live in eastern pa and I ride mostly rocky single track with a couple little snow rides a year. I am riding the 3.8 minions on the stock jackalope wheels. I was thinking of going with a 27.5 x 60mm wheelset. Does anyone have experience running narrower wheelset for summer riding.
    Also does anyone know the weight of the stock wheelset?
    Had a set of Nextie 27.5 60's with Ghar's front and rear built by Mikesee. Can't answer the summer question as I don't do fatty other than winter. Studded in winter they do gr8! I am also running a 2016 Farley 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrLapp View Post
    I have a farley 9 and am looking to upgrade the wheelset. I live in eastern pa and I ride mostly rocky single track with a couple little snow rides a year. I am riding the 3.8 minions on the stock jackalope wheels. I was thinking of going with a 27.5 x 60mm wheelset. Does anyone have experience running narrower wheelset for summer riding.
    Also does anyone know the weight of the stock wheelset?
    Do you plan to run the same 3.8 width tires? I would think the 60mm rim is kind of narrow. IMO, you'll need to up the tire pressure to compensate for the narrower rim to keep it from rolling too much. Raising the tire pressure IMO defeats the purpose of fat tires.
    I run the stock 80mm rims on 9.6 as well as the new 82mm Nextie 27.5 rims, but only use this for winter. I also have the bike setup with 29+ with 52mm wide Nextie rims and 3.0 tires for the spring/summer/fall. I really like this combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackP42 View Post
    Do you plan to run the same 3.8 width tires? I would think the 60mm rim is kind of narrow. IMO, you'll need to up the tire pressure to compensate for the narrower rim to keep it from rolling too much. Raising the tire pressure IMO defeats the purpose of fat tires.
    I run the stock 80mm rims on 9.6 as well as the new 82mm Nextie 27.5 rims, but only use this for winter. I also have the bike setup with 29+ with 52mm wide Nextie rims and 3.0 tires for the spring/summer/fall. I really like this combination.
    I like the 27.5 x 3.8 tires. I also thought about 29+ but didn't know how much different the 29+ would ride compared to 27.5 fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrLapp View Post
    I like the 27.5 x 3.8 tires. I also thought about 29+ but didn't know how much different the 29+ would ride compared to 27.5 fat.
    If you prefer to stick with 27.5x3.8, I would recommend the NXT27WD85-II rims over the narrower ones. A few grams heavier, but worth it for better supporting the tire. BTW, my wheels built with these rims, I9 hubs, D-Light Sapim spokes and aluminum nipples came in a 2140g including valve stems and rim tape. My 29+ wheels came in around 1950g if I recall correct. If I recall correct, the stock aluminum Jackalope wheelset is about 3000g.
    In terms of 29+ vs fat, I think fat rules in the winter, but when the snow is gone, I prefer the 29+. Better handling, no self steer, better rolling, faster accelerating, and only a slight loss in traction unless you are something like beach sand. If max grip is what you are after though, can't beat the fat setup.

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    I have a Farly 7 and love it. The hub engagement sucks though. Other bikes are running DT with a very quick engagements. What are my options for upgrading the XD driver? Thinking about getting a Farly 9.6 but same shitty XD driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynomite View Post
    I have a Farly 7 and love it. The hub engagement sucks though. Other bikes are running DT with a very quick engagements. What are my options for upgrading the XD driver? Thinking about getting a Farly 9.6 but same shitty XD driver.
    I would think you'd need to replace the whole rear hub, not just the XD driver. I would think they would not be cross compatible between brands, at least with brands that have faster engagement as half of the engagement system is in the hub and the other half is in the freehub/driver.

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    Just speccing up some gear for going 29+ on my 2016 F5. I'm thinking RaceFace/Easton ARC 40 or 45 Rims, Hope Fatsno Hubs, spokes TBC, and 3" 29+ Chupacabra tyres. My preference is the 40mm rim to keep weight down. Had looked at carbon rims briefly but the ARC is supposed to be very good and light enough for my use. Any others done the 29+ conversion on their Farley care to share their thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Just speccing up some gear for going 29+ on my 2016 F5. I'm thinking RaceFace/Easton ARC 40 or 45 Rims, Hope Fatsno Hubs, spokes TBC, and 3" 29+ Chupacabra tyres. My preference is the 40mm rim to keep weight down. Had looked at carbon rims briefly but the ARC is supposed to be very good and light enough for my use. Any others done the 29+ conversion on their Farley care to share their thoughts?
    I have a 9.6 that I run fat and rigid in the winter, and then put 29+ wheels and a Magnum fork on it for the spring/summer/fall.
    I'm very happy with the bike in both configurations.
    The 29+ wheelset I built was I9 hubs, Nextie Jungle Fox rims (52 outside, 45 inside, 530g), Sapim D-Light spokes (I really like these spokes) and aluminum nipples, and Chupacabra tires. I'm happy with these wheels, and have been bullet proof for the 2 seasons I've run them. I very much favour wide rims to so that lower tire pressures can be used without the tire rolling over. IMO, if you are going +, you are looking for the added grip over conventional tires, and this is sacrificed to some degree if you go too narrow on the rim. I think the 45 inside rims and the 3.0 Chupacabra's are a good match. Not too wide that you are rubbing the side walls, but good support. BTW I weight 200 lbs and run 11psi front/13psi back with these wheels and tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackP42 View Post
    I have a 9.6 that I run fat and rigid in the winter, and then put 29+ wheels and a Magnum fork on it for the spring/summer/fall.
    I'm very happy with the bike in both configurations.
    The 29+ wheelset I built was I9 hubs, Nextie Jungle Fox rims (52 outside, 45 inside, 530g), Sapim D-Light spokes (I really like these spokes) and aluminum nipples, and Chupacabra tires. I'm happy with these wheels, and have been bullet proof for the 2 seasons I've run them. I very much favour wide rims to so that lower tire pressures can be used without the tire rolling over. IMO, if you are going +, you are looking for the added grip over conventional tires, and this is sacrificed to some degree if you go too narrow on the rim. I think the 45 inside rims and the 3.0 Chupacabra's are a good match. Not too wide that you are rubbing the side walls, but good support. BTW I weight 200 lbs and run 11psi front/13psi back with these wheels and tires.
    cool thankyou! I may opt for the 45 ARCs then. I'll admit I bought the Farley on impulse. We have very little snow here but I do some beach but mostly XC riding and take the Farley to trail centres. Ideally I want to put a Lauf fork on the front and use it in 29+ for long adventure and XC rides. I love riding the 4.7" Barbegazis and they do soak up everything but would like to make the bike a bit more nimble. My only other issue is the 135mm front hub but once I get the Lauf that won't be a problem anymore. Any issues with the sidewalls on the Chupas? I've read some reports of it being weak or tearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    cool thankyou! I may opt for the 45 ARCs then. I'll admit I bought the Farley on impulse. We have very little snow here but I do some beach but mostly XC riding and take the Farley to trail centres. Ideally I want to put a Lauf fork on the front and use it in 29+ for long adventure and XC rides. I love riding the 4.7" Barbegazis and they do soak up everything but would like to make the bike a bit more nimble. My only other issue is the 135mm front hub but once I get the Lauf that won't be a problem anymore. Any issues with the sidewalls on the Chupas? I've read some reports of it being weak or tearing.
    I have not tried 29+ with anything other than these rims, but I have tried a lot of different width rims with tires in the 2.35 to 2.6 range, and IMO there is an optimum. Slower riding where traction is king, wide is better up to the point where the side ways bulge beyond the tread. At speed picks up, the tire needs more stability, so you may be forced to run higher pressures, but again, a wide rim supports a tire better than a narrow rim at a given pressure.
    I've had zero issues with my Chupacabra's and I everything from XC racing to extremely rocky trails, though the rocks tend to be rounded more so than sharp. More challenging for grip, but likely a bit easier of the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrLapp View Post
    I have a farley 9 and am looking to upgrade the wheelset. I live in eastern pa and I ride mostly rocky single track with a couple little snow rides a year. I am riding the 3.8 minions on the stock jackalope wheels. I was thinking of going with a 27.5 x 60mm wheelset. Does anyone have experience running narrower wheelset for summer riding.
    Also does anyone know the weight of the stock wheelset?
    I have the Farley 9.6 with the Nextie Black Eagle II 65mm/27.5'' carbon wheelset and the Barbegazi 4.5''/27.5'' tires. Summer is not here yet but the setup is just perfect! Narrower wheelset makes the tire to be rounder profile so it reduces self steering. Narrow wheel seems to be quite well protected by the tire so I bet the setup works like a dream in summer time. One thing I really need to say is that I can set the tire pressure higher than with the wider aluminum wheelset. I mean I don't have 'hard hitting' feeling when going over holes like on the winter trail where people are walking and making holes. Usually I need to setup the air pressure down but not with my new setup. It's amazing how I'm able to drive even with the higher pressure and having great quality of driving without bouncing around. Higher air pressure is very welcome because better rolling. The bike feels like super fast when comparing to my old setup. I love it so my recommendation for you is to go for 65mm or 60mm. Here's the pic...

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    Damaged derailleur on 2018 Trek Farley 5

    Hi there, Iím new to this forum and hope I have posted in the right place. I am from the UK (Outer Hebrides) & very recently purchased a 2018 Trek Farley 5 & on my first proper ride managed to catch the derailleur on a tuft of earth where it dug in a little. I couldnít see any obvious damage but straight away the gears wouldnít index properly & upon trying to adjust them only seems to have made them worse. Iím not the best at adjusting gears but think maybe I have damaged it beyond repair. My question is would it be better to repair it or just replace it? Also, would it be better to replace with the same (Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus) or upgrade to a better derailleur? And, will most derailleurs fit straight on?

    Also, another question; I have yet to go tubeless and would appreciate a list of things I will need to achieve this.

    I appreciate your help very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason P Tolmie View Post
    Hi there, Iím new to this forum and hope I have posted in the right place. I am from the UK (Outer Hebrides) & very recently purchased a 2018 Trek Farley 5 & on my first proper ride managed to catch the derailleur on a tuft of earth where it dug in a little. I couldnít see any obvious damage but straight away the gears wouldnít index properly & upon trying to adjust them only seems to have made them worse. Iím not the best at adjusting gears but think maybe I have damaged it beyond repair. My question is would it be better to repair it or just replace it? Also, would it be better to replace with the same (Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus) or upgrade to a better derailleur? And, will most derailleurs fit straight on?

    Also, another question; I have yet to go tubeless and would appreciate a list of things I will need to achieve this.

    I appreciate your help very much.

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    You may have just bent the derailleur hanger, a shop can easily fix this.

    For tubeless with the Mulefut rims, the best way is to buy the Sun Ringle rim strips as well as tubeless valves and sealant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Just speccing up some gear for going 29+ on my 2016 F5. I'm thinking RaceFace/Easton ARC 40 or 45 Rims, Hope Fatsno Hubs, spokes TBC, and 3" 29+ Chupacabra tyres. My preference is the 40mm rim to keep weight down. Had looked at carbon rims briefly but the ARC is supposed to be very good and light enough for my use. Any others done the 29+ conversion on their Farley care to share their thoughts?
    there's lots of them in this thread:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/26-27-5-29-pl...ns-955584.html

    I personally run XMCarbonspeed 35 MM internal rims with Novatec hubs and Chupacabras.

    2 seasons of use and love the setup.
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    Thanks very much for your advice. Much appreiated.

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    Got my 2018 9.6 few weeks ago. I guess the ones we got here to Oulu, Northern Finland are the only ones in the whole Europe
    Changed the brakes and cockpit parts - and of course set it to single speed from the day one. Next upgrade will be the carbon wheels.
    I put the 11spd GX gearing and Level T brakes to my girlfriends 2018 Farley 5.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    You may have just bent the derailleur hanger, a shop can easily fix this.

    For tubeless with the Mulefut rims, the best way is to buy the Sun Ringle rim strips as well as tubeless valves and sealant.
    Totally agree with this. First time round I tried to set my Mulefuts up "cheap" with gaffer/duct tape. It was a mistake. Best to get the Sunringle tape (think it comes up 78mm for 80mm rims). I used regular Stans and a couple of Airwave tubeless valves (£10). Still holding air 1 year later although have topped up sealant. Make sure you follow all the steps correctly...including inflating tyre with a tube first to seat it the bead to the rim. I actually took mine to a mechanic friend who had done a lot of racing tubeless setups and he did a great job. One thing you also might find useful is a compressor or Airshot: Airshot Tubeless Tyre Inflator


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    Has anyone converted there farley to 27.5+? Or does everyone run 29+? I want to get a summer wheelset for here in the northeast. I just wasn't sure if 27.5+ would drop the bb height to low. Also would 29+ feel to big for singletrack use. It seems like 29+ is the choice of bikepackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrLapp View Post
    Has anyone converted there farley to 27.5+? Or does everyone run 29+? I want to get a summer wheelset for here in the northeast. I just wasn't sure if 27.5+ would drop the bb height to low. Also would 29+ feel to big for singletrack use. It seems like 29+ is the choice of bikepackers.
    I run my Farley 9.6 with 29+ and a 100mm Magnum fork for the spring/summer/fall. I ride everything from extremely rocky trails to traditional XC races on it. It's an awesome all rounder do everything bike IMO. I haven't tried it, but would think the BB would end up pretty low with 27.5+. I guess it would depend on the crank length you run, what kind of trails you ride, and since + tire sizes vary a lot, what tires.

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    Any links for a derailleur hanger? 2016 Trek Farely 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackP42 View Post
    I run my Farley 9.6 with 29+ and a 100mm Magnum fork for the spring/summer/fall. I ride everything from extremely rocky trails to traditional XC races on it. It's an awesome all rounder do everything bike IMO. I haven't tried it, but would think the BB would end up pretty low with 27.5+. I guess it would depend on the crank length you run, what kind of trails you ride, and since + tire sizes vary a lot, what tires.
    Which 29+ tire and rim setup?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    Which 29+ tire and rim setup?


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    Nextie Jungle Fox + 52 outside/45 inside carbon rims on I9 hubs with 29+ 3.0 Chupacabra tires set up tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackP42 View Post
    Nextie Jungle Fox + 52 outside/45 inside carbon rims on I9 hubs with 29+ 3.0 Chupacabra tires set up tubeless.
    How does it compare to 27.5 x 4? (Non winter conditions of course)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    How does it compare to 27.5 x 4? (Non winter conditions of course)


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    The wheels and tires are about 1kg less, so as expected they accelerate quicker. They are slightly larger in diameter, but not that I notice this. From there, the comparison is a little harder since I run the 29+ with a suspension fork and the 27.5 fat fully rigid. The fat setup has slightly better traction in slow situation, and as the speed picks up, the balance slightly shifts the other way, but splitting hairs. That is on hard pack and rocking trails. I don't ride a lot of soft sandy trails where the fat likely is better. For me, the fat wins in the snow, but the 29+ seems a better compromise for the spring/summer/fall for the type of trails I typically ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackP42 View Post
    The wheels and tires are about 1kg less, so as expected they accelerate quicker. They are slightly larger in diameter, but not that I notice this. From there, the comparison is a little harder since I run the 29+ with a suspension fork and the 27.5 fat fully rigid. The fat setup has slightly better traction in slow situation, and as the speed picks up, the balance slightly shifts the other way, but splitting hairs. That is on hard pack and rocking trails. I don't ride a lot of soft sandy trails where the fat likely is better. For me, the fat wins in the snow, but the 29+ seems a better compromise for the spring/summer/fall for the type of trails I typically ride.
    Makes sense. I started riding 29 x 2.6 on 36mm internal Nox rims last summer on my dual squish bike and loved it. Superior traction rules the day. Though I love my Farley winter setup too. Good to have options.


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    I've a 2016 Farley 5 and about to replace chain & cassette. Just wondering what the options are for going 1x10. I think the rear mech is a Deore M615 Shadow+ GS or SGS (not 100% on this). I've heard there's a 11-42 Shimano HG500 Cassette out now but not sure this would work with my rear mech properly. Only interested in Shimano options as would hope to keep rear mech and shifter. The current config is a 2x10 with 11-36 out back and Race Face 36/22 up front. Likely I would be swapping that for a 28T or 30T. Also hoping to go 29+ later in year but I don't think wheel size would affect this setup. Keen to see what some of you others have gone for on your Farleys. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    I've a 2016 Farley 5 and about to replace chain & cassette. Just wondering what the options are for going 1x10. I think the rear mech is a Deore M615 Shadow+ GS or SGS (not 100% on this). I've heard there's a 11-42 Shimano HG500 Cassette out now but not sure this would work with my rear mech properly. Only interested in Shimano options as would hope to keep rear mech and shifter. The current config is a 2x10 with 11-36 out back and Race Face 36/22 up front. Likely I would be swapping that for a 28T or 30T. Also hoping to go 29+ later in year but I don't think wheel size would affect this setup. Keen to see what some of you others have gone for on your Farleys. Thanks
    For anyone interested in doing this I think it CAN be done with a Deore M615 Shadow + GS by using a Wolf Tooth "Goat link". Not sure about the SGS (long cage) mech. The mechs were only rated to go to 36T on the largest sprocket. You can also use a larger B limit screw but from what I've read that doesn't seem to be as successful. I may buy the stuff and pass to my bike mechanic friend who is a lot more skilled than me at these things. I'll post back here if it's been successful.


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    2016 Farley 7 any try 27.5 plus x 3.0 wheels on one? How much if any did the BB drop? Right now running 26 x 4.7 Bulldozers.
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    No 3.0's but I did recently get a 27.5 wheelset - Duroc 50 with 3.8 Hodag's. I feel zero difference in height and love em over the wider tires for summertime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    2016 Farley 7 any try 27.5 plus x 3.0 wheels on one? How much if any did the BB drop? Right now running 26 x 4.7 Bulldozers.
    I've tried them with 27.5 x 2.8 and 29 x 3. I didn't care for the lower bike but all my interest is in roll over rock and snow performance. The 27.5 x 2.8 owner felt just the opposite and uses that for XC races and gravel rides.
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    Picked up a used 2017 farley 7 for 1k, nice bike!
    The front brake is an sram guide R and the rear is the stock sram level tl. I like the way the guide lever works better, the tl seems to not return back as well. It releases the pads but feels sluggish on the return not quick like the guide if that makes any sence.
    Aside from that my ocd hates 2 different levers lol
    Can i just upgrade to the guide R lever or just get the whole setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    2016 Farley 7 any try 27.5 plus x 3.0 wheels on one? How much if any did the BB drop? Right now running 26 x 4.7 Bulldozers.

    IIRC you'll drop over 1/2" with that swap, assuming a real 3.0" tire.

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    Anyone know what cable i would need for the sram gx shifter on a farly 7? Not sure what the thickness is and cant find that on their site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableman View Post
    Anyone know what cable i would need for the sram gx shifter on a farly 7? Not sure what the thickness is and cant find that on their site.
    You mean inner cable or outer shell? Any standard shifting kit will work - 1.2-1.6mm cable with 4-5mm outer shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    You mean inner cable or outer shell? Any standard shifting kit will work - 1.2-1.6mm cable with 4-5mm outer shell.
    Yup the inner cable, its got a couple of broken strands before the lock down bolt on derailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableman View Post
    Yup the inner cable, its got a couple of broken strands before the lock down bolt on derailer.
    As I wrote above, any 1.2mm-1.6mm shifting cable will work. SRAM SlickWire MTB is great quality kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    You mean inner cable or outer shell? Any standard shifting kit will work - 1.2-1.6mm cable with 4-5mm outer shell.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    As I wrote above, any 1.2mm-1.6mm shifting cable will work. SRAM SlickWire MTB is great quality kit.
    Awesome thanks.
    Also any chance you would know if i can run a guide brake lever on a tl caliper?

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    For best shifting results replace the housing along with the cable. The inside of the housing wears too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableman View Post
    Awesome thanks.
    Also any chance you would know if i can run a guide brake lever on a tl caliper?
    Sorry, don't know. Guide R and Level TL brakes are using same technologies, so in theory they probably may work together.

    Why would you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    Sorry, don't know. Guide R and Level TL brakes are using same technologies, so in theory they probably may work together.

    Why would you do it?
    Guy i bought bike from swapped out the front brakes to the guide series, the rear stock tl series is having the stuck lever problem. So i figure why not just install a guide lever for the rear so they match and feel the same!
    Im gonna ask my lbs about the whole recall thing on these levers and see what he can do.

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    Wampa wheel question. Does the wampa freehub have room to add 3 more pawls (go from 54 to 108 poe) ? I have the part numbers for the pawls and springs, just havenít had the time to take mine apart yet to investigate. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyniner29 View Post
    Wampa wheel question. Does the wampa freehub have room to add 3 more pawls (go from 54 to 108 poe) ? I have the part numbers for the pawls and springs, just havenít had the time to take mine apart yet to investigate. Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    If it is off the 2019 red 9.8 with rapid drive hubs.


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    Just picked up a Farley 7 2018 with the manitou fork. Does anyone use quick release hubs on these or is there a reason why they are not using them? Went on my first ride today, but when I take a bike to work I like to remove the front wheel and have it in the cab of my truck while Iím working, then on the rack after the ride.

    Probably not hard to carry the tools to remove the wheel, but just wondering if there is an QR axle option also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bills View Post
    Just picked up a Farley 7 2018 with the manitou fork. Does anyone use quick release hubs on these or is there a reason why they are not using them? Went on my first ride today, but when I take a bike to work I like to remove the front wheel and have it in the cab of my truck while Iím working, then on the rack after the ride.

    Probably not hard to carry the tools to remove the wheel, but just wondering if there is an QR axle option also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twentyniner29 View Post
    Mine has the 2016 Wampas.
    Its the old style hubs. Not able to make 6 pawl.


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    Started "Fat biking" in 2011 with a Pugsley. The Pugs was by far the best bike I have ridden in a long time. It felt great, did everything and more for me, and thought I would never find a better bike. Well, I was wrong. I purchased a used 9.6 and WOW this bike is amazing. Looking forward to the winter to see how the 27.5 tires work compared to the 26" I rode for so long. With some new Carbon hoops and DT 350 hub wheels in the making, hoping to get this bad boy down below 26lbs. Also, can anyone recommend a replacement crankset for the Farley. Want to go carbon soon. 2016 Trek Farley 5, 7, 9, 9.6, and 9.8 Fat Bikes-trek.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubzOxford View Post
    Started "Fat biking" in 2011 with a Pugsley. The Pugs was by far the best bike I have ridden in a long time. It felt great, did everything and more for me, and thought I would never find a better bike. Well, I was wrong. I purchased a used 9.6 and WOW this bike is amazing. Looking forward to the winter to see how the 27.5 tires work compared to the 26" I rode for so long. With some new Carbon hoops and DT 350 hub wheels in the making, hoping to get this bad boy down below 26lbs. Also, can anyone recommend a replacement crankset for the Farley. Want to go carbon soon. Click image for larger version. 

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    I picked up a16 Farley 7 and made some of the same upgrades. Went DT 350 on Nextie and find the 27.5 great for northeast winter.

    Just my opinion but I wouldnít go carbon cranks especially Race Face...they tend not to last. I just removed a set that has a lot of play. Iíll see if I can post video. Unless your racing...

    Iím running the heavy Eagle GX on both my Farleyís and itís not noticeable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscut View Post
    I picked up a16 Farley 7 and made some of the same upgrades. Went DT 350 on Nextie and find the 27.5 great for northeast winter.

    Just my opinion but I wouldnít go carbon cranks especially Race Face...they tend not to last. I just removed a set that has a lot of play. Iíll see if I can post video. Unless your racing...

    Iím running the heavy Eagle GX on both my Farleyís and itís not noticeable to me.
    Thanks for your thoughts on the carbon cranks. Did you upgrade the rear cassette? I was thinking of going to XG-1195 or 1199 to save a little weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubzOxford View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts on the carbon cranks. Did you upgrade the rear cassette? I was thinking of going to XG-1195 or 1199 to save a little weight.
    I picked up the Eagle GX as a set on Amazon for $450 ish and did not change the cassette. For that bike I don't see the need and can't justify the added $$. If anything I'd drop the 4cell Glowworm battery/light combo and save a lot more weight.
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    For anyone who converted their Farley to 29+ what forks did you use? I'm stuck with a 135mm Farley fork but wanted to get the Haru carbon....however it's now discontinued. The do a Bowie 29+ fork with 100mm spacing but not sure how that would work. Also, looking at 29+ suspension options but they are all 110 Boost. Disappointed Trek have trashed the Haru.


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    i used the stock Haru that came with my Farley 7 and Farley 9.6.

    Trek is still selling it OEM, check the classifieds for someone who has upgraded to a Mastodon or Bluto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    i used the stock Haru that came with my Farley 7 and Farley 9.6.

    Trek is still selling it OEM, check the classifieds for someone who has upgraded to a Mastodon or Bluto.
    Hey Swerny. You've probably seen me bombarding the forum with these questions! What year are your 7 and 9.6 and that Haru was fine for 29+? Each time I've asked Trek all they will say is it fits 26" and 27.5. I've tried looking for people offloading them on ebay etc. but no luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cr3anmachin3 View Post
    Hey Swerny. You've probably seen me bombarding the forum with these questions! What year are your 7 and 9.6 and that Haru was fine for 29+? Each time I've asked Trek all they will say is it fits 26" and 27.5. I've tried looking for people offloading them on ebay etc. but no luck.
    I had a 2016 Farley 7 and i have a 2017 Farley 9.6

    What year is your Farley and do you have the stock fork?

    Edit: looks like you have a Farley 5 with the 135 mm fork, not sure if it will fit 29+ but have a look through this thread:

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    Started "Fat biking" in 2011 with a Pugsley. The Pugs was by far the best bike I have ridden in a long time. It felt great, did everything and more for me, and thought I would never find a better bike. Well, I was wrong. I purchased a used 9.6 and WOW this bike is amazing. Looking forward to the winter to see how the 27.5 tires work compared to the 26" I rode for so long. With some new Carbon hoops and DT 350 hub wheels in the making, hoping to get this bad boy down below 26lbs. Also, can anyone recommend a replacement crankset for the Farley. Want to go carbon soon. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinl19 View Post
    Hey! You've got gears!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    I had a 2016 Farley 7 and i have a 2017 Farley 9.6

    What year is your Farley and do you have the stock fork?

    Edit: looks like you have a Farley 5 with the 135 mm fork, not sure if it will fit 29+ but have a look through this thread:

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    Yep. On the F5 with stock fork. I'm pretty sure it will fit 29+ but I don't want wheels built to 135/197 hubs. Doubt I would be able to get rid of them and prefer a couple of Hope Fatsno hubs. Tried to get the F7 when they came out but my Trek dealer said he couldn't get the 7 in the UK. No idea why they didn't make them available over here as the purple looks awesome. If Prince had a fat bike....


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    I have been strongly thinking of buying a Farley 7 top replace my Salsa Blackborow. I demoed a 19.5" Farley 5 today. I was surprised and a bit let down to learn the axle could not be slid all the way forward with the stock 27.5x4.5 Gnarwhal. The axle had to be set about half the adjustment range back to give a few mm of clearance between the tire and the seat tube. For poops and giggles I threw the Gnarwhal tire/wheel combo in my Blackborow. it fit perfectly fine in my Salsa with the chainstays in the shortest position (440mm).

    Is anyone running a similar 27.5x4.5 tire that is slightly smaller and allows the sliders to be set all the way forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9 View Post
    Is anyone running a similar 27.5x4.5 tire that is slightly smaller and allows the sliders to be set all the way forward?
    IIRC, the Barbegazi fits with the wheel all the way forward, but it's very tight.

    I haven't tried running it like that and usually slide it back for more clearance and stability.

    I will be switching wheelsets this weekend with the 29+ setup coming off, i'll try it and snap some photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    IIRC, the Barbegazi fits with the wheel all the way forward, but it's very tight.

    I haven't tried running it like that and usually slide it back for more clearance and stability.

    I will be switching wheelsets this weekend with the 29+ setup coming off, i'll try it and snap some photos.




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    With the new wheelset and a few other upgrades, got the 9.6 to 25.0lbs with XTR pedals. The bike is so much more fun with the lighter wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubzOxford View Post
    With the new wheelset and a few other upgrades, got the 9.6 to 25.0lbs with XTR pedals. The bike is so much more fun with the lighter wheels.
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    27.5 carbon rims by lightbicycle, DT SWISS spokes and 350 hubs. Total weight for the set was under 2100 grams. This is my second set of Lightbicycle rims. First set are still running solid on my Pugs with over 7,000 miles. Great company to work with.

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    Those are sexy wheels!

    I'm looking for a second set of wheels to setup for tubeless next Spring
    Currently running 27.5" Studded Gnarwhals/Mulefut on my Farley 7 (with tubes) for my Winter setup

    How do you like the Barbs' ?

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    IMO the Barbs are some of the best trail tires I have used. Past tires I have used, Jumbo Jimís, Husker Duís, Nateís, Juggernauts, Larryís, Knards, Iím sure I forgot 1 or 2. Yes, the JJís roll extremely well, but I have way more confidence with the Barbs. I have heard nothing but good things about the Barbs in the winter from other Farley owners. Looking forward to our Monday snow storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMountainMan View Post
    Those are sexy wheels!

    I'm looking for a second set of wheels to setup for tubeless next Spring
    Currently running 27.5" Studded Gnarwhals/Mulefut on my Farley 7 (with tubes) for my Winter setup

    How do you like the Barbs' ?
    Their fast but if you dont need the float i would go narrower to the hodag.


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    I already bought a second set of Gnar's (Black Friday sale 20%off) $160 down to $127 (CAD$)

    ...I really love the traction and was willing to give up a little rolling resistance for more "bite"
    I'm not a racer so traction>speed for me, and now that mine are Studded they are unstoppable for Winter riding.

    But I may have to test ride the Barb's on one of my Dealers 2019 Demo Farley's
    just to see the difference for myself on the Dirt next Spring.
    My 2018 Farley 7 came with Gnarwhals front and back,
    and wondered why the 2019's came with a Gnar on the front and a Barb on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMountainMan View Post
    I already bought a second set of Gnar's (Black Friday sale 20%off) $160 down to $127 (CAD$)

    ...I really love the traction and was willing to give up a little rolling resistance for more "bite"
    I'm not a racer so traction>speed for me, and now that mine are Studded they are unstoppable for Winter riding.

    But I may have to test ride the Barb's on one of my Dealers 2019 Demo Farley's
    just to see the difference for myself on the Dirt next Spring.
    My 2018 Farley 7 came with Gnarwhals front and back,
    and wondered why the 2019's came with a Gnar on the front and a Barb on the back.
    The 15.5 and 17.5 did for clearance issues. Where the 19.5 and 21.5 came gnar front and rear.

    They do also change tires because of supply issues... so there could be that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    The 15.5 and 17.5 did for clearance issues. Where the 19.5 and 21.5 came gnar front and rear.

    They do also change tires because of supply issues... so there could be that.


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    Ahhh, that explains it!

    I was in the shop yesterday to pick up my studs and saw a 2019 F7 with Gnars Front and Rear,
    (Yes it was a 19.5) My 2018 F7 is a 19.5 that felt HUGE at first coming off my 26x2.0 Marin trail bike.
    ...but its All Good Now!

    I put a Bontrager 125mm Line Dropper on as my first mod,
    A luxury I could afford since my F7 was a Demo that was marked down by $1200

    The seat and the handle bars are SO much higher, but the stand-over is exactly the same as my old Marin,
    With the Bigger Tires and twice the front suspension travel (Rockshox Judy vs Manitou Mastodon)
    I love just rolling over obstacles now that I used to bunny hop to clear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DubzOxford View Post
    IMO the Barbs are some of the best trail tires I have used. Past tires I have used, Jumbo Jimís, Husker Duís, Nateís, Juggernauts, Larryís, Knards, Iím sure I forgot 1 or 2. Yes, the JJís roll extremely well, but I have way more confidence with the Barbs. I have heard nothing but good things about the Barbs in the winter from other Farley owners. Looking forward to our Monday snow storm.
    Yep, the Barbs are a pretty well rounded tire, for our local conditions, but as a front tire in fresh snow, they tend to washout, not a bad rear tire though, the Gnarwhal is what you want up front, great tire, even better with studs.

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    Thatís a pretty impressive weight... with Nextie 65's and a carbon bar, mine is at 29.12lbs.

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    Can I run a 180mm rotor in the rear of a 2017 Farley 7? I will use 27.5Ē wheels and 4.5Ē Barb tire in the rear with the dropout full forward. Clearance with the frame is close, maybe 1.5mm when I fitted one on the stand. I saw some scratches as if the previous owner ran a 180 or maybe 183.

    I see posts from some who have done it, but not sure if they kept the dropouts back for more clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbrown View Post
    Yep, the Barbs are a pretty well rounded tire, for our local conditions, but as a front tire in fresh snow, they tend to washout, not a bad rear tire though, the Gnarwhal is what you want up front, great tire, even better with studs.

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    Thatís a pretty impressive weight... with Nextie 65's and a carbon bar, mine is at 29.12lbs.
    X2!

    I studded my 27.5x4.5 Gnarwhals...Perfect Winter Combo for ultimate traction on snow/ice.

    I have a second set of Gnars' I was planning to use un-studded for Summer...but switching to Barbs now!
    Just need to track down some Carbon hoops for a tubeless light-weight fast rolling Summer setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Can I run a 180mm rotor in the rear of a 2017 Farley 7?
    Sure. You will need 160 to 180 rear rotor adapter though. I have 180 rear rotor with magura brakes on my 2017 Farley 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Any links for a derailleur hanger? 2016 Trek Farely 7.
    I've looked all over and can't find anything either. I'm rural so the closest shop that stocks Trek is 45 minutes and it is no guarantee they have them either. They can order, but they are not the best shops, more mass market low end stuff.

    And are they really $40? Trek hangers are crazy expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    And are they really $40? Trek hangers are crazy expensive.
    As far as I know it's not the hanger only, you get complete Stranglehold dropout for the price. I bought a hanger alone and it was like $20 or so.

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    I installed a Crankbrothers 160mm dropper post on my 2017 Farley 9.6.

    Just enough room for my shortish legs.

    Unfortunately, I broke my SRAM Level TL brake lever in a fall yesterday so Iím looking for a replacement. Either like for like or upgrading to Guides or Shimano XT. Also studded tires

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    Has anyone heard when the carbon Farley models will be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Has anyone heard when the carbon Farley models will be available?
    I seen one at the shop a couple weeks ago. The green one. It is really a sharp color in person.

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    The new carbon Farley 2019 frame in rage red color is so sick...

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    My new rage red Farley is being built, stopped by shop to look at frame (have only seen it in pics till now) it is sick ...

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    I just bought a 2019 Farley 9.6. I installed a dropper seat post. The black plastic cover that covers the hole where the dropper cable exits the frame by the bottle cage mount, is that supposed to remain open? In my little bag of extras that came with the bike, there was no cover for this area to surround the cable. Its the little black plastic cover that is glued on with shitty glue that doesn't re-stick at all.
    Anyone add a internal dropper?

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    I put a Bontrager 125mm Line Dropper on my 2018 Farley 7,
    Removed the black plastic tab and never replaced it after installing the cable.

    Looks identical to the new 2019 F7's in the LBS
    (that now come stock with the same dropper).

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    I put a BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper in my 2017 9.6, size medium, and used a cork borer to make a clean hole in the plastic plug in the down tube. Cork borers take more time to make holes in rubber or plastic than drill bits, but I find that the results are worth the effort. Here's a pic. (Yes, she needs a wash....)
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    2018 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5" - 2.55 kg/5.63 lbs. 2019 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5˝ - 2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs. What is the differences in the frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMountainMan View Post
    I put a Bontrager 125mm Line Dropper on my 2018 Farley 7,
    Removed the black plastic tab and never replaced it after installing the cable.

    Looks identical to the new 2019 F7's in the LBS
    (that now come stock with the same dropper).

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    The dropper cable routing is different on the carbon frames, hence why I was referring to the 9.6 and 9.8 frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdaigneault View Post
    I just bought a 2019 Farley 9.6. I installed a dropper seat post. The black plastic cover that covers the hole where the dropper cable exits the frame by the bottle cage mount, is that supposed to remain open? In my little bag of extras that came with the bike, there was no cover for this area to surround the cable. Its the little black plastic cover that is glued on with shitty glue that doesn't re-stick at all.
    Anyone add a internal dropper?
    Just picked up the same bike and was wondering about cable routing myself. Sounds like you added a post with an external lever? Otherwise, I think that port on the downtube is where the cable enters the frame, not exits.

    I'll ask my Trek dealer about a port cover with hole next time I'm there.

    For anyone who has installed an internal dropper - did you have to remove the BB to thread the cable?

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    I just had a Crankbrothers 160 mm dropper installed on my Farley 9.6 and the mechanic said he didn't have to pull the crank, he initially thought he would have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMountainMan View Post
    Oh, like this?

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    Not sure what youíre showing us there - if you have an internal dropper post can you explain or show how cable is routed and what you did with port cover on down tube? maybe I need to look at my bike more closely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgginslc View Post
    Not sure what youíre showing us there - if you have an internal dropper post can you explain or show how cable is routed and what you did with port cover on down tube? maybe I need to look at my bike more closely?
    Exactly, that picture is showing the rear derailer cable, not the dropper post.

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    I routed the cable to a BikeYoke Revive dropper on my 2017 Farley 9.6 as shown in Trek's "MTB Frame Diagram & Technical Information" document for the 2016 Farley:
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    I used Park Tool's IR-1.2 Internal Cable Routing Kit, and didn't need to remove my bottom bracket. Without this tool, installing the internally routed dropper would have been much tougher.
    https://www.parktool.com/product/int...ing-kit-ir-1-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    2018 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5" - 2.55 kg/5.63 lbs. 2019 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5˝ - 2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs. What is the differences in the frames?
    i am curious about this also. full build for a 2019 9.6 is said to be 28.1. i have a 2017 9.6 setup tubeless and it is 29.1. i would think even if the 2017 was a little heavier after setting it up tubeless it would be lighter than 28.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    i am curious about this also. full build for a 2019 9.6 is said to be 28.1. i have a 2017 9.6 setup tubeless and it is 29.1. i would think even if the 2017 was a little heavier after setting it up tubeless it would be lighter than 28.1

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    Just weighed my stock 2019 9.6, size 19.5, with pedals and bottle cage: weighed 29 1/2 lbs, give or take 1/4 lb. lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgginslc View Post
    Just weighed my stock 2019 9.6, size 19.5, with pedals and bottle cage: weighed 29 1/2 lbs, give or take 1/4 lb. lbs
    is that with or without tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    is that with or without tubes?
    with tubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    is that with or without tubes?
    Just got rid of the tubes - now 27.5 lbs with 4 oz sealant in each tire.

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    thats a number i would be happy with. i got the bike used but it is all stock except for bars and stem. already setup tubeless. i can see being off a little but that seems like alot. i am going to have to check the bike out and see how he did the tubeless conversion, thats the only place i can see the weight hiding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgginslc View Post
    Just got rid of the tubes - now 27.5 lbs with 4 oz sealant in each tire.
    do you have a bike scale that measures grams? curious what you whole complete front wheel setup weighs. would be super quick to do and would let know if something weird is going on with the wheels. i will try to do mine in the a.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgginslc View Post
    Just got rid of the tubes - now 27.5 lbs with 4 oz sealant in each tire.
    What method did you use to go tubeless? I kept the oem rim strips, and used mulefit rim tape. You saved a lot of weight, I may have to weigh mine now and see how much weight I lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdaigneault View Post
    What method did you use to go tubeless? I kept the oem rim strips, and used mulefit rim tape. You saved a lot of weight, I may have to weigh mine now and see how much weight I lost.
    Took out the original rim strips and replaced with grosgrain ribbon (it needed some pizazz), and then mulefut tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adumb View Post
    do you have a bike scale that measures grams? curious what you whole complete front wheel setup weighs. would be super quick to do and would let know if something weird is going on with the wheels. i will try to do mine in the a.m.
    No, I don't have such a scale. Just a digital bathroom scale with me, or me + bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgginslc View Post
    Just got rid of the tubes - now 27.5 lbs with 4 oz sealant in each tire.
    I went from the Barbegazi and tubes to studded Gnarwhal's tubless and gained a 100g per wheel on the Wampa rims.

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    this is the weights i am up with along with a shot of my actual bike. tube is just about a pound. .97 to be exact. i did weigh the flat pedals that are on it now which i won't be using. those weigh 270 a piece. The actual pedals i will be using are just shiman 540's which weigh 180 a piece. that is about a .4 lbs for the pair which is a start. only other item that may be really heavy are the handlebars.

    the wheel weight you see is the whole everything except for the axle. which includes whatever the previous owner used to go tubeless.


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    Does Trek offer a fork with mounting bosses? It looks like the Haru fork does not have any mounting options for anything cages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by farleybob View Post
    Does Trek offer a fork with mounting bosses? It looks like the Haru fork does not have any mounting options for anything cages?
    Unfortunately not for fat. Biggest piss me off about the farley.


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Unfortunately not for fat. Biggest piss me off about the farley.


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    I am going to a 28t oval OneUp switch and believe the standard with 6mm offset is best. It may not be the prescribed spec, but would bias the chain line toward the inner bigger cogs. Iím in the middle or inner cogs most of the time anyway.

    At 28t chainstay clearance should not be an issue, but maybe tire clearance will? I have a 27.5 4.5 Gnarwal.

    Current crankset is Next Cinch with a 28. I have at least 1/4Ē clearance to the tire and chainstay, so donít expect any issues. Am I correct? Anything Iím missing?
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    Anyone swap the bluto for a higher travel fork in the 120-140mm range with a larger AC? How did it affect the bike?

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    Noob Fat Lurker here.

    Is the Farley 5 a good value? Have a local shop that I love and am thinking of pulling the trigger for myself and the wife.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgoat View Post
    Noob Fat Lurker here.

    Is the Farley 5 a good value? Have a local shop that I love and am thinking of pulling the trigger for myself and the wife.

    Thoughts?
    For the price of two you can get a nice carbon Farley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgoat View Post
    Noob Fat Lurker here.

    Is the Farley 5 a good value? Have a local shop that I love and am thinking of pulling the trigger for myself and the wife.

    Thoughts?
    i think it's the best value going for what you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    i think it's the best value going for what you get.
    Thanks! I thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgoat View Post
    Noob Fat Lurker here.

    Is the Farley 5 a good value? Have a local shop that I love and am thinking of pulling the trigger for myself and the wife.

    Thoughts?
    it really depends on what they are going to sell it to you for. for my money I would look for a used 9.6 and get a carbon frame that would be a great platform to upgrade from. I have seen 2017 and 2016 frames in the 1500-1700 range asking price. might be able to get it a bit cheaper than even that.

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    Farley 9.6 (2018 model). It is extremely cold month here in Finland but I was lucky to be out only -15C degrees...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowgoat View Post
    Thanks! I thought so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    2018 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5" - 2.55 kg/5.63 lbs. 2019 Trek Farley carbon frame set 17.5˝ - 2.31 kg / 5.1 lbs. What is the differences in the frames?
    About half a pound
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    I went to the Trek store last week and spoke with the guys there. As far as they know, Trek doesn't make a cover for the hole where the dropper cable enters the frame. We looked at a 9.8 on the floor and there's no cover/grommet at all - the cable just enters the hole in the carbon frame. I guess Trek just expect you to throw the cover away. I didn't. As discussed above, I drilled a hole in the cover for the cable housing. Stuck it back down with double stick tape after running the cable housing through it.

    As far as the install, it went far easier than I imagined. I had a cutoff section of cable laying around, I curled the end and pushed it through the hole in the frame and up the seat tube. I was then able to grab the cable with some long forceps and pull it out of the seat tube. Then, I epoxied about 2" of the cable to the side of the cable housing (kept in place with tape while it cured). After about 10' I pulled the cable from the hole in the down tube and the housing came through easily. Cut that 2" off and assemble everything per mfg. instructions. Works great.

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    Question for AL frame owners : do you get some rear disc brake rub (very slight) when cranking up the torque? I get some when climbing steep trails in low gear. I guess the frame must be flexing a little. I made sure my thru axle is snug.

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    My 7 did, flexed and touched the caliper housing. Quick hit with a file and it quit. You could see the Mark's where it rubbed braking sometimes too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Anyone swap the bluto for a higher travel fork in the 120-140mm range with a larger AC? How did it affect the bike?
    I've been considering running a Pike or Fox 34 in the 120-130 range for summer use but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    I'm really having trouble deciding what to do for summer use....run it as 29+ again or just get a separate bike.
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    Same here. Same forks. Wish I could get someone's input on whether the increased AC of a 120 degrades the performance of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Same here. Same forks. Wish I could get someone's input on whether the increased AC of a 120 degrades the performance of the bike.
    Iíve been running 110 and I really like it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideon View Post
    Iíve been running 110 and I really like it.
    Yep, I had mine up to 130mm, and the front end just flopped around, handling was compromised, 100mm to 110mm is the sweat spot for my local trails. Mastodon 120mm pro standard, on a 9.6 Farley 17.5".

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    Hello Farley owners, Can someone verify what spindle width is on a 2016 9.6 with a RF Aeffect. Im guessing 190mm spindle, but my search is saying narrower. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler View Post
    Hello Farley owners, Can someone verify what spindle width is on a 2016 9.6 with a RF Aeffect. Im guessing 190mm spindle, but my search is saying narrower. Thank you.
    It should be a 190mm spindle but I've been using a 170mm spindle with a flipped chain ring for a few years without any problems.

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    Call me crazy but I want to mount a "Direct front Derailleur to my 9.8"

    But those two bolts near the bottom bracket cover by the plastic triangle, make no sense, is it a adapter i need or what...???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Same here. Same forks. Wish I could get someone's input on whether the increased AC of a 120 degrades the performance of the bike.
    i just bought a Fox 34 140 Performance from Pinkbike.

    I plan to drop it to 120 mm travel to run it with a 29+ wheelset.

    The 120 mm will mean an A2C of about 525.

    The Bluto 100 A2C is 511, the Bluto 120 A2C is 531.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Call me crazy but I want to mount a "Direct front Derailleur to my 9.8"

    But those two bolts near the bottom bracket cover by the plastic triangle, make no sense, is it a adapter i need or what...???
    Yah, most people with a carbon farley should have one. It was in a bag with my reflectors and such on mine.


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    Can anyone confirm if swapping for the circus adjuster allows the mastodon to clear a carbon Farley frame? Heard it once on this thread to clear a different bike and no one has mentioned it since.

    What part number do I need for a 2019 to space a steer enough to clear a mastodon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Yah, most people with a carbon farley should have one. It was in a bag with my reflectors and such on mine.


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    thanks i got mine used but i can ask the old owner..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    thanks i got mine used but i can ask the old owner..

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    Is it just me or does the rear brake always make a lot of noise as soon as the rotor is a little out of true? Like a GBRLGBRLGBRLGBRL sound.

    It brakes fine, but I've had it happen on a demo Farley 5 and on my own Farley 5. Never got the same sound with 4 other fat bikes with the same SRAM Level brakes. Something to do with how the brake is mounted?

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    I've been doing some research and i'm considering a Farley for a snow bike. Since we are still getting snow in the northeast, and i'm not able to ride, i'm kinda tempted to grab the first one i see. I called a few LBSs and they all said they were sold out, but could try to order one of the limited bikes in stock online. I found one who has a Farley 5 in stock, in XL, which should be my size at 6'2. Do you guys think i should jump on it, or keep my eyes peeled going forward? Based on what the shops said, it doesnt sound like a bike i will find lying around at a LBS, being sold at a blowout price before the new models come? Although a few people in this thread reported having that experience. I definitely wouldnt mind finding a used one to save a few hundred $ either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    I've been doing some research and i'm considering a Farley for a snow bike. Since we are still getting snow in the northeast, and i'm not able to ride, i'm kinda tempted to grab the first one i see. I called a few LBSs and they all said they were sold out, but could try to order one of the limited bikes in stock online. I found one who has a Farley 5 in stock, in XL, which should be my size at 6'2. Do you guys think i should jump on it, or keep my eyes peeled going forward? Based on what the shops said, it doesnt sound like a bike i will find lying around at a LBS, being sold at a blowout price before the new models come? Although a few people in this thread reported having that experience. I definitely wouldnt mind finding a used one to save a few hundred $ either.
    Ah, disregard. The F5 in my size at the LBS was a 2018 model, and they were firm on $1890! I'll keep my eyes peeled in the classifieds over the summer for something to pop up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    I've been doing some research and i'm considering a Farley for a snow bike. Since we are still getting snow in the northeast, and i'm not able to ride, i'm kinda tempted to grab the first one i see. I called a few LBSs and they all said they were sold out, but could try to order one of the limited bikes in stock online. I found one who has a Farley 5 in stock, in XL, which should be my size at 6'2. Do you guys think i should jump on it, or keep my eyes peeled going forward? Based on what the shops said, it doesnt sound like a bike i will find lying around at a LBS, being sold at a blowout price before the new models come? Although a few people in this thread reported having that experience. I definitely wouldnt mind finding a used one to save a few hundred $ either.
    My local trek dealer told me Trek reduced production and sold out by December or November in most sizes and models. They may have made more but supply is very limited. Donít expect to find them on blowout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Ah, disregard. The F5 in my size at the LBS was a 2018 model, and they were firm on $1890! I'll keep my eyes peeled in the classifieds over the summer for something to pop up
    Check Facebook groups. I got mine off a fat bike buy and sell group. Farleyís go fast.
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    Does anyone know the weight of the stock aluminum fork on the 5? I've got a 2017 and I'm considering upgrading to carbon depending on the weight savings. I know I can weight myself but I'd rather not take it apart if someone else already has checked.

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    I'm sure it's been covered but I can't find it in this thread - what's the deal with the Farley EX? I was hoping that they'd release a color other than the blue in the aluminum this/next season but it looks like they don't sell them at all anymore. I'd be in on the carbon frameset but IMO $3500 is too much coin considering that it has an aluminum rear triangle.

    Did the full suspension Farleys just not sell? I'd absolutely love one of the black 2017 carbon ones, but I can never seem to find one in a medium.
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    Still no luck finding a used farley. Been waiting for the 2020s to come out, to see if there were any remarkable changes. Looks like Trek just renamed the 2019 models as 2020s. Say what!? Does this happen for time to time, or might it be a mistake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Still no luck finding a used farley. Been waiting for the 2020s to come out, to see if there were any remarkable changes. Looks like Trek just renamed the 2019 models as 2020s. Say what!? Does this happen for time to time, or might it be a mistake?
    I heard they are selling slowly. Not surprised they would carry over 2019 inventory vs make more.

    For most brands they just change the colors. Probably have raw frames and paint as needed thennchsmge is the colors and voila...next model year.
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    When i was poking around last year, i was told by more than one LBS the XL's were down to single digit availability. You'd think Trek would at least change the colors if nothing else?
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    I have a Farley 9.8 Ď19. I am considering a chain guide. Does anyone know whether the MRP S3/e and/or OneUp S3/e would work? I have the S3 adapter mounted to the front mount already.

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    Does anyone know if the Carbon 9.8 frame in 17.5" can fit a a 2XL on a 100mm rim for sure?

    TIA!
    Looking for fairly priced 17.5" Farley EX 8/9.8 in Germany or neighbouring countries. Frame only or whole bike, TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Topo View Post
    Does anyone know if the Carbon 9.8 frame in 17.5" can fit a a 2XL on a 100mm rim for sure?

    TIA!

    Not even close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Not even close.
    Disappointing but thanks for the info nevertheless.
    What is the max tire width in mm that you can fit in a medium Farley then? 2XL on 100mm rim is approx 132mm from what I was able to gather.
    Would it work with a 90mm rim? Or is something even narrower needed?

    Have there been any changes to the carbon frame since 2016? I am looking at a used 2016 9.8 in 17.5" and am wondering if there are any downsides to the actual frame.
    Also, do all Wampa wheels have the "Rapid Drive" hubs that can be upgraded to 108 teeth, or would I need a newer Wampa wheelset than 2016? This info can't be found in Trek's archive.
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    Just picked up a 9.6 (slightly used) for snow riding in the northeast. Couldnt help but start using it for trail riding for the last month due to excitement. Its mostly stock except for an upgraded saddle and 35mm renthal carbon bars. My only gripe with trail riding is how HARSH the ride is, most notable when hopping off/over small trees and stuff. I'm not sure if its because i haven't been on a rigid since i was a child, or i cant help by wonder if the bars could be amplifying this? I had some 35mm line pros on my superfly a while back and felt the same thing, i'm tempted to blame the 35mm carbon bars (again) and possibly get some aluminum ones or 31.8 carbons. Can anybody shed light on this?
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    Could be the handlebars.
    What wheel and tire combo are you running? What tire pressure? Are you running tubeless?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Just picked up a 9.6 (slightly used) for snow riding in the northeast. Couldnt help but start using it for trail riding for the last month due to excitement. Its mostly stock except for an upgraded saddle and 35mm renthal carbon bars. My only gripe with trail riding is how HARSH the ride is, most notable when hopping off/over small trees and stuff. I'm not sure if its because i haven't been on a rigid since i was a child, or i cant help by wonder if the bars could be amplifying this? I had some 35mm line pros on my superfly a while back and felt the same thing, i'm tempted to blame the 35mm carbon bars (again) and possibly get some aluminum ones or 31.8 carbons. Can anybody shed light on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Just picked up a 9.6 (slightly used) for snow riding in the northeast. Couldnt help but start using it for trail riding for the last month due to excitement. Its mostly stock except for an upgraded saddle and 35mm renthal carbon bars. My only gripe with trail riding is how HARSH the ride is, most notable when hopping off/over small trees and stuff. I'm not sure if its because i haven't been on a rigid since i was a child, or i cant help by wonder if the bars could be amplifying this? I had some 35mm line pros on my superfly a while back and felt the same thing, i'm tempted to blame the 35mm carbon bars (again) and possibly get some aluminum ones or 31.8 carbons. Can anybody shed light on this?
    I have 31.8 RF next bars and my 9.6 is fine. 7/8 psi on dirt with esi chunkies. Not really rough at all.




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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Could be the handlebars.
    What wheel and tire combo are you running? What tire pressure? Are you running tubeless?
    Still running stock Barbs for now while i research tires. Havent pulled the tubes yet, so i've been running 8-9 psi where i ride which can be a little rooty or rocky
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Still running stock Barbs for now while i research tires. Havent pulled the tubes yet, so i've been running 8-9 psi where i ride which can be a little rooty or rocky
    I believe that is a little high on the pressure even with tubes. I live in the mid Atlantic and it is rooty & rocky here. The big tires are very sensitive to pressure change, 2/10ths of a psi can make a big difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Just picked up a 9.6 (slightly used) for snow riding in the northeast. Couldnt help but start using it for trail riding for the last month due to excitement. Its mostly stock except for an upgraded saddle and 35mm renthal carbon bars. My only gripe with trail riding is how HARSH the ride is, most notable when hopping off/over small trees and stuff. I'm not sure if its because i haven't been on a rigid since i was a child, or i cant help by wonder if the bars could be amplifying this? I had some 35mm line pros on my superfly a while back and felt the same thing, i'm tempted to blame the 35mm carbon bars (again) and possibly get some aluminum ones or 31.8 carbons. Can anybody shed light on this?
    I know this set up is stupid expensive but FSA carbon riser bar & seat post hands down is the most comfortable setup that I own. T

    I have four Farleys and the harshest riding bar I own is the Bontrager bar and that bike has a Bluto on it. The Race Face bars are also a great choice but the FSA with a rigid carbon fork is still better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gendy View Post
    Just picked up a 9.6 (slightly used) for snow riding in the northeast. Couldnt help but start using it for trail riding for the last month due to excitement. Its mostly stock except for an upgraded saddle and 35mm renthal carbon bars. My only gripe with trail riding is how HARSH the ride is, most notable when hopping off/over small trees and stuff. I'm not sure if its because i haven't been on a rigid since i was a child, or i cant help by wonder if the bars could be amplifying this? I had some 35mm line pros on my superfly a while back and felt the same thing, i'm tempted to blame the 35mm carbon bars (again) and possibly get some aluminum ones or 31.8 carbons. Can anybody shed light on this?
    What kind of tire pressures are you running? I can't imagine any sort of "harshness" would transfer through on these after you account for all of the tire we're running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Could be the handlebars.
    What wheel and tire combo are you running? What tire pressure? Are you running tubeless?
    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    I believe that is a little high on the pressure even with tubes. I live in the mid Atlantic and it is rooty & rocky here. The big tires are very sensitive to pressure change, 2/10ths of a psi can make a big difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
    What kind of tire pressures are you running? I can't imagine any sort of "harshness" would transfer through on these after you account for all of the tire we're running.
    Running the stock wheels and barbs. I had the tires up around 8f/9r initially. I rode some super knarly rocky/rooty trails last night, and i had the tires down to ~7f/8r by the time i left. that did seem to help a bit. hope to sort out what i need for tubeless soon and be able to go a little lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_biike_boy View Post
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    I made hubs for my Farley 5 front wheel to adapt from 135mm to 150mm which allowed me to get the Rock Shox Bluto working with original wheel/hub. Due to the cost pricing of the tooling I made extras. If you need a set to adapt your wheel set let me know and I can help out a fellow fat biker.

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    i just found this post and this may be the solution to my issues with my 2014 Farley and an on On One Fatty carbon fork.

    any chance of getting this adapters.

    thank you in advance.
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    I bought 2 or three sets from him at that time. All are still in service and running strong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskrider View Post
    Can anyone confirm if swapping for the circus adjuster allows the mastodon to clear a carbon Farley frame? Heard it once on this thread to clear a different bike and no one has mentioned it since.

    What part number do I need for a 2019 to space a steer enough to clear a mastodon?

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    Can't answer that specific question, but I got a taller crown race to install on my Mastodon, which both gives me a slightly taller BB height and allows the Mastodon to clear the downtube.

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    Will a wide studded 27.5" tire the Terrene Cake Eater 4.5" on a 95mm rim fit into a 17.5" Carbon Farley, or just the aluminium ones that seems to be able to accommodate a bit wider tires?
    The CE is a true 4.5" on a 80mm rim, so it should be close to 120mm on said rim if my calculations are correct.

    Thanks for looking into this.
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