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    9:Zero:7 Aluminum Fork on Pugsley Frame

    I finally got my new (to me) Pugs in yesterday. Great machine...however not happy with the stock off-set front fork. It is too Rusty and looking to swap it out.

    A lighter fork like the 9:Zero:7 Aluminum (450mm lenght) is a great choice as a replacement but I wonder if that is possible to use with a Pugsley Frame???

    I understand the front wheel is an Off-set wheel and need to be re-laced to centered style rim. I might even go with 9:Zero:7 Front Hub (lighter) as I will need to rebuild the front wheel anyway.

    Any other issues that I may be missing???

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    How about the WB snowpac CF fork as a replacement??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    How about the WB snowpac CF fork as a replacement??
    Ouch...that is a very pretty fork. However it does come with not a very pretty price with not much of a weight differential... Nice fork though.

    910g- WB SnowPack CF @ $445
    1040g- 9:Zero:7 @ $199

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppessoa View Post
    Ouch...that is a very pretty fork. However it does come with not a very pretty price with not much of a weight differential... Nice fork though.

    910g- WB SnowPack CF @ $445
    1040g- 9:Zero:7 @ $199
    yes well sometimes thats the price we pay(or not) now compare the weights of the oem surly pug fork and see what you get.

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    Well, I think I just answered my own question.
    Since the rear frame of the Pugs is also offset (like the front fork) it will be difficult to run a non-offset front fork (like the Alum 9zero7) in the front without affecting how the bike handles and steers. I will be sticking with the OEM front fork for now.

    Getting New Darryls (with holes) Wheels built up next week with a American Classic Hub (rear) and still not sure what hub to use in the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppessoa View Post
    Since the rear frame of the Pugs is also offset (like the front fork) it will be difficult to run a non-offset front fork (like the Alum 9zero7) in the front without affecting how the bike handles and steers.
    You can run a symmetrical fat fork with a symmetrical front wheel on any bike frame.

    Offset design has to do with clearance and parts availability/compatibility, not handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    You can run a symmetrical fat fork with a symmetrical front wheel on any bike frame.

    Offset design has to do with clearance and parts availability/compatibility, not handling.
    Thank you for the info...thats is what I needed to know... So I should be OK running the Alum 9:Zero:7 front symetrical fork with a symetrical front wheel on my Puglsey?

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    I have an offset 9:zero:7 frame running a 100mm non-offset Surly Pugsley fork up front. No handling issues whatsoever. My wifeís offset 9:zero:7 is running an aluminum 9:zero:7 135mm non-offset fork, and there arenít any handling issues either. The fatter fork allows easier removal/installation of the front wheel than the 100mm non-offset fork. I used to have a Pugsley with the 135mm offset front fork, and at time it was a bit tricky getting the wheel/tire in the fork with the tire inflated.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppessoa View Post
    Thank you for the info...thats is what I needed to know... So I should be OK running the Alum 9:Zero:7 front symetrical fork with a symetrical front wheel on my Puglsey?
    Make sure you have the correct disc brake caliper spacing on your hub. From Fatbikes.com website:
    Quote Originally Posted by fatbikes.com
    The 9:ZERO:7 aluminum fork is rear disc brake compatible and must be used with a front disc hub using rear brake spacing. The recommended hub for the 9:ZERO:7 aluminum fork is our own 135mm front hub. Surly hubs are also compatible with this fork.
    Donít frail and blow if youíre going to Braille and Flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I have an offset 9:zero:7 frame running a 100mm non-offset Surly Pugsley fork up front. No handling issues whatsoever.
    Ditto.

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    just to be clear, if you switch from an offset to a non-offset fork, you also need to swap the front wheel. If the OP has an offset fork, he will also have an offset wheel. Riding with a symmetrical fork will be fine (surly has offered one for years), but not with an offset wheel.

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    Thanks for the Feedback guys...
    And yes, I will be rebuilding my front wheel too... from an offset wheel (stock) to a centered one to match the Aluminum 9:zero:7 centered fork.

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