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    Fat front ?

    Hi MTB riders,
    You have probably had this question a thousand times, but I am new here and need an answer. I currently ride a single speed Genesis iO 26" but I am wanting to put a fat front on it for winter fun...I have had 2.4's on but wish for a 3.8"/ 4" fat. Is this possible and if so how do I go about it economically?

    Thanks in advance
    Johnny

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    Economically?

    Jim at Hiawatha might still have an old school 100mm dropouts Pugsley fork used for $50. Call him! He's way cool.
    Disclaimer: I run Regular Cycles (as of 2016). As a profiteer of the bicycle industry, I am not to be taken very seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny3216 View Post
    Hi MTB riders,
    You have probably had this question a thousand times, but I am new here and need an answer. I currently ride a single speed Genesis iO 26" but I am wanting to put a fat front on it for winter fun...I have had 2.4's on but wish for a 3.8"/ 4" fat. Is this possible and if so how do I go about it economically?

    Thanks in advance
    Johnny
    1. Yes
    2. look for a used for surly, salsa fork and a front wheel. If you want I'll sell you the whole set up for $300 and shipping from 9zero7.

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    More knowledgeable people can comment, but wouldn't a fat front on a standard 26er bike totally change the geometry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    More knowledgeable people can comment, but wouldn't a fat front on a standard 26er bike totally change the geometry?
    Yes, but that is what you get with a bike hack. It did not make the bike less fun to ride, just not as fun as full fat.

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