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    what forks are available, 100mm hub, 45mm snow cat rim, surly Nate. fat fronting a Trek Sawyer, looking at the surly 100mm fork but wondering about options. thanks (I have a Pugsley, just really liked frame design of Sawyer)

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    Salsa Enabler 135
    Surly Fat fork 135 symetrical
    White Bros carbon
    907 alu fork
    fatback cromo
    Any custom fork you can source from a local builder.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    Salsa Enabler 135
    Surly Fat fork 135 symetrical
    White Bros carbon
    907 alu fork
    fatback cromo
    Any custom fork you can source from a local builder.
    He's asking for a 100mm hub fork, not 135. I think the safest choice is the Surly. Some of the rigid 29er forks might work, depending on how wide the tire ends up on that rim. I think the Bontrager Switchblade 29er might be the widest.

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    my bad. Last one still stands though. Custom. Everyone ALWAYS forgets about custom.
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    I just got this Sawyer as a warranty frame. Swapped over my fat front, etc... Rides awesome. Took it on a 20-miler today with lots of roots and climbing. I'm very happy width its performance.
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    Is that salsa fork?

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    I thought about that myself. Can we get a Side profile pic please. I am so used to seeing the Jones Fat Front bike I am brain washed as to what one should look like.

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    Yes, that's a Salsa Enabler. The geometry feels right on. I'll upload a side profile pic later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    I thought about that myself. Can we get a Side profile pic please. I am so used to seeing the Jones Fat Front bike I am brain washed as to what one should look like.

    Thanks.
    This is as close to a profile shot as I have.
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    Nice. I am going to wait it out with a fat front on a frame I want. One foot on each side of the fence.
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    What about a custom Jones truss fork?

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    Cool setup

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    This is my son's Half fat Niner EMD.
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    Heres mine
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    does anyone have a photo of a half fat bike using a bontrager switchblade? I remember seeing one a few years ago but cant find it.

    any help would be great,

    cheers

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    Lefty.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I have pics because I did it. It rubbed a tad. I will try to dig em up.
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    should have said that its a 100mm pugsley fork.

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    Cool would be good to see the pics,

    Cheers.

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    I highly recommend looking into a Waltworks fork. Reasonably priced, quick turn-around, and built to your specifications.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5835215950/" title="Theo Wirth by Fat Tire MN, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3558/5835215950_c795206059.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Theo Wirth"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by couby View Post
    does anyone have a photo of a half fat bike using a bontrager switchblade? I remember seeing one a few years ago but cant find it.

    any help would be great,

    cheers
    I am pretty sure the tange switchblade crown is same as the crown used on early rockshox mag21. I looked at using a mag21 as basis for a fatbike fork and concluded that the legs were just spaced too close together. I used a early manitou fork instead, 92mm of space between the stanchion tubes, just clears a 3.8 larry on a 44mm snowcat.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/fatbike-front-suspension-718335.html

    You might also consider using a pre-Y2K marzocchi fork (like early wildfire fat bikes used) or an early RS judy fork with pinchbolt crown if you wanted to change out and add rigid legs in place of suspension. Still a bit of fabrication invloved for adding dropouts and brake mounts but much easier project than fabricating an entire fork from scratch. The pinch bolt Marchocchi forks have 100mm of space between the fork legs and while I have not measured a Judy, I think they are similar spacing; certainly more that the Mag21 crowns.

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    Sc32

    Don't forget the venerable Maverick SC32. Might have to do some shaving of the lugs, but you'll have some extra cush

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    I ran fat front with a Switchblade for two winters. Worked good with a downhill rim.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/droit/6639042781/" title="Fat_Front by bdroit, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6639042781_65b7b00577_z.jpg" width="640" height="423" alt="Fat_Front"></a>
    Quote Originally Posted by couby View Post
    does anyone have a photo of a half fat bike using a bontrager switchblade? I remember seeing one a few years ago but cant find it.

    any help would be great,

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    I highly recommend looking into a Waltworks fork. Reasonably priced, quick turn-around, and built to your specifications.
    Nice photo. I have a Waltworks fork on the way, it's in powdercoating and then on to my 1st gen Fargo. I can't wait!

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    Will a Surly Nate on a Surly Clown Shoe fit into the Enabler? (on a Karate Monkey)

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    I've been trying to find photos of this...ah, thanks. I think that helps.

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