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    Difference between Necromancer and Pug Ops?

    Hi . . .

    I'm getting a fat bike this fall and one of the options is the "new" Pug Ops in that cool green. Not being super knowledgeable on components can someone please tell me the difference between the Necromancer and the Pug Ops.


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    tires, shifters, cassette, color

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    The 2014 Pug Ops is in Canvas Green. Details can be found on the Surly website. The first color change since the original all black. As killarbb said, also changes in tires, shifters, and the move to 10 speed cassette.
    Correct me if I'm wrong - formerly known as the Black Ops, then Neck Romancer, then Necromancer, and more recently the Pug Ops. The same bike.

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    Also the Ops has the wider 82mm rim, more float - soft snow sand conditions,
    Regular pug 65mm Marge rims - better for regular trails

    Quote from SURLY website;

    #A bigger footed, much more color matched version of a standard Pugsley. Where the standard Pugsley sports 65mm-wide Large Marge double-wall rims, the Pug Ops (the “ops” is for optional) utilizes our 82mm-wide single-wall Holy Rolling Darryl rims to expand its tireprint, thereby increasing its traction and snowshoe-like float over all sorts of terrain. The increase in rim width does put the tire closer to the chain, so to avoid chain rub we spec’d this bike with our OD Crankset. This provides all the chain/tire clearance necessary while retaining low- and mid-range gearing for crawling through the sticky and flying under the radar. The Pug Ops is available as a complete bike (with a Moonlander fork) and as a frame, no fork. Choose the right one for you from our fat bike fork offerings…or pick something else (there are a few non-Surly options out there) and build up your ride to suit your specific needs. Frogman suit not included.#
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....

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    Waaaaait, if I have last year's Necro, can I fit a 10 speed cassette on my bike? Or did they tweak the frame to accomodate it

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    The 10-speed cassette will fit your 2012 Necro.

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