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    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics

    I figured some fat bikes might be turning into fat front bikes now that summer weather has arrived in the northern climates...

    ...or maybe the southern hemisphere folks are turning their skinny bikes into a fat front for the winter?

    If you have one, let's see some pics of your fat front set-up!

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    Here's what mine was like this past winter...

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4275117743/" title="Half Pugs by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4275117743_6bb2a6851a_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Half Pugs" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4283816886/" title="Pony 2010 Race Config by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4283816886_9777a9c53f_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Pony 2010 Race Config" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/4390023112/" title="Slushrace by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4390023112_80d738bc4e_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Slushrace" /></a>

    Currently working on a real fatbike...

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    Here are a couple pics from yesterday's ride. More pics and stuff here.

    Large Marge w/ 2.7 Nevegal up front. I'm tempted to buy a Larry, but not sure it's worth the price. The Nevegal works nicely on our local singletrack.

    p.s. - MauricioB... that jersey you're wearing in your last pic is the wrong color. Should be purple and gold, not green and gold.






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    my pugsley is stripped bare for summer but in winter has f&r racks for mudgaurds and hot drink flask and hip flask up front

    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Large Marge w/ 2.7 Nevegal up front. I'm tempted to buy a Larry, but not sure it's worth the price. The Nevegal works nicely on our local singletrack.

    p.s. - MauricioB... that jersey you're wearing in your last pic is the wrong color. Should be purple and gold, not green and gold.

    Hey FT:

    1. Very nice pix of a very haute bike, and
    2. You know that's a sensitive topic for those of us on this side of the Mississippi

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    1. Thanks MauricioB!
    2. All you gotta do is remind me how many times the Vikes have been to the Super Bowl and never won... the 1999 NFC Championship... the 2010 NFC Championship... the list goes on and on...

    Oh, to be a Vikes fan...

    Back to fat front bikes...

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    Bump...

    My new fat front MTB:


    More pics here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN
    My new fat front MTB.
    Whoa, triple eff...Fat-Front-Fargo.


    Here's a pic of my Pug from last year that I've spammed around MTBR. The snow's almost gone so it'll soon be time to switch back.

    I'm covered in beer.

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    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gasmith/5484657510/" title="Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships by gasmith, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5484657510_631d5a24b9_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

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    That's a great photo Marty!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Fat front Swift that will hopefully be soon converted over into a full fat Singular.
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?

    If it's homebrew, plenty pics please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?

    If it's homebrew, plenty pics please!
    It's in the works now. Talking with US builders. It'll be similar to Sam's Ti bike's over there. Just not Ti. Think steel + fat. More to come. More to come.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Drop-bar ready???

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_eleven
    Drop-bar ready???
    THe Singular? It'll have a taller than normal head tube, so putting drops on it will be easier than say...a Pugsley. But not designed specifically for them like the Gryphon.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike
    This something you're organising yourself, or has Sam come on board about fatbikes?
    I've never not been on board really.... Just that it's a hard thing to commit to doing minimum quantities of when I have a hard enough time keeping existing models in stock. There are some (fat) wheels in motion though, especially so as Team Singular rider Aidan Harding just took second at Iditabike - watch this space.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

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    Here's a few pix of my Peacely. Sure is alot of fun.
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    Here's my fat fronted Jones.


    2011_0318sunoutagain0027 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

    And Mrs ssstu's fat fronted El M.


    2010_1222fullfathalffat0010 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

    I also had a fat front on my Black Sheep for a while. But it's now been permanently "borrowed" for the El M.


    2010_1006fatsheep0004 by singlespeedstu, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    I've never not been on board really.... Just that it's a hard thing to commit to doing minimum quantities of when I have a hard enough time keeping existing models in stock. There are some (fat) wheels in motion though, especially so as Team Singular rider Aidan Harding just took second at Iditabike - watch this space.
    I think the more people who see fatbikes, the bigger the market will get.

    I'll be looking forward to seeing a Singular version.
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    Anyone every Fat fronted a GF Rig??
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanerpuddin
    Here's a few pix of my Peacely. Sure is alot of fun.
    I'm thinking about getting a Peace. How do you like yours?

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    Here's mine!

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    She's looking good too!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky
    She's looking good too!
    Thanks!

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    I started out half fat on this (home made fork)

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    [QUOTE=Velobike]I started out half fat on this (home made fork)

    Love that fork Velobike! Dude you

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    My last-minute semi-fat front decision (fueled at 10:00PM after having drunk two 650ml bottles of 10.6% ABV barleywine the night before the race) helped land me a 1st place finish for the men’s Cat 3 (35-44 age range) Napa Valley Dirt Classic cross-country race this past Sunday. Came in an amazing 6 minutes and 11 seconds ahead of second place, and finished in shorter time than 1/2 of the Cat 2 guys of the same age range.

    The semi-fat setup was using a 2.3" wide WTB tire mounted on a 26"x65mm Surly Large Marge rim on my well-used older model Santa Cruz Superlight full suspension bike. Had an anemic 2.1" wide rear tire mounted on a pinner-assed 28mm wide Salsa Gordo rim in back. Was great for the off-camber downhill stuff on the loose terrain sections.

    If my wife will let me blow $350 or so, I want to get one of those DUC32 front forks so as to run an Endomorph or Larry on the same rim.
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    MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmilk Fat

    Now you just need to persuade Devin to Fatten up the rear triangle
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    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/5884113793/" title="Halfbreed by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5280/5884113793_94d9d87a66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Halfbreed"></a>

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB View Post
    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mababo/5884113793/" title="Halfbreed by Mauricio Babilonia, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5280/5884113793_94d9d87a66.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Halfbreed"></a>

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.
    Very cool setup. gotta love those peace9er's. Can't understand why they quit make them.I liked my multi so much I bought a SS also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB View Post
    Another fat front Peace Multi. Because apparently some people have no self-control.

    47mm Zhi trials rim laced to Shimano Dynamo hub (?!) Woodchipper bars, Avid road calipers and levers, including cross tops. 2x9 drivetrain.
    Cool bike. What did you use for shifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    Cool bike. What did you use for shifters?
    Thanks! I'm using Velo Orange thumbshifter mounts, similar to Paul's Thumbies, to shift 2x8. Not ideal for technical singletrack but works well for fire roads and the like.

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    Occasionally, I take the fat wheel off the rear



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    Fat Front GF Rig...

    Anyone every Fat fronted a GF Rig??

    I had mine set up for a time, then stripped it down and sold it all to finance my xtracycle conversion... wish I would have done things a little differently now... someday I will have a full fat bike.


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    That thar might just be the blinginest fat front I've seen, pardoner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    That thar might just be the blinginest fat front I've seen, pardoner.

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    x2!!

    Should be able to ad my creation to this thread by the end of next week.
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    I have never seen anything like these before. Nice pics.

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    Some newer pics of my fat front Fargo:










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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    My new fat front MTB:


    More pics here.
    How long is your stem on the Fargo? Mean ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigtire View Post
    How long is your stem on the Fargo? Mean ride.
    Thanks! It's a 130mm.

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    Not mine, but a more extreme ratio.
    Not that yours aren't.
    Just say'n...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I think the more people who see fatbikes, the bigger the market will get.

    I'll be looking forward to seeing a Singular version.
    not trying to stir the pot but singular's out, peacock groove's in.
    copied from the "recently dumped version of doubletrackworld.com"
    considering the whole hive/e-13 crankset tri-lobe interface was designed by peacock groove it's already got an "in".

    "They are two different things entirely. I've spoken to Marty now about calling his frame a Singular, which I'd rather he didn't do as I've had no hand in the design or development of it. Marty is the US distributor for Singulars, and he is trying to make a fat bike which has similar handling to a Swift. It's being built by Peacock Grove bikes, and while it looks like an interesting project it won't be a Singular. The Puffin project is on a slow burn at the moment, I have other stuff to sort out first.... "
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    Here is my newly converted fat front setup. My Jbars should be here today, install them and then I think it will be golden. LOVE this setup.







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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Here is my newly converted fat front setup. My Jbars should be here today, install them and then I think it will be golden. LOVE this setup.

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    Very nicely done. That's a mighty purty 'Stickle you got there.

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    WW/Groovy

    my Waltworks (w/ Groovy fork) in "fat-front" mode:
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    Cool bike! What kind of bars are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    Cool bike! What kind of bars are you running?
    Watson Cycles custom bend Ti bars
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    If only it would quit raining in minnesota I could try it on some real singletrack.

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    "Thug" decals still to be applied
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    Singlespeed, drop bar, fat front. Niche within a niche within a niche. Perfect.

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    And fixed gear?

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    My half fat bar bike.


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    stan205...could you list what you used to build this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton47 View Post
    stan205...could you list what you used to build this bike?
    As i am 1,399.8 Kilometers (according to google maps) away from the bike I will try and remember.
    I puchased it as a complete bike in 2009. Used parts from it on other bikes for reasons only known to 2010 Stan. I recently had a clean up in the shed and this is what came of some the miscellaneous parts laying around.
    (the N.O.S. Y33 frame, White Bros SC90 fork, White Industries Hubs on Mavic rims, Cook Bros Racing Cranks and other bits and pieces are still awaiting assembly)

    so here goes.

    1st gen 16" Fargo with split shell EBB installed, powdercoated orange
    Woodchipper Bars 42cm
    Bontrager SSR stem 70or75mm
    Bontrager Bar tape
    Tektro levers RL-520
    Shimano XT Crankset and BB
    Crank Bros Candy 2 pedals
    DuraAce 9spd Chain
    Cane Creek S3 Headset
    Avid BB7 Mountain Front brake
    Salsa Shaft seatpost
    Brooks B17 Special Saddle
    Surly 36t 3/32 chainring
    Velo Solo 19t 6 bolt fixed cog
    Salsa Enabler fork
    Salsa Semi Disc29er rim laced to a Shimano XT, 36H Hub
    Maxxis Ardent 2.4 rear
    Surly Rolling Darryl (no cut out) laced to a Velocity SS hub
    Surly Larry front

    Did I miss anything?
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    not a snow bike for first try...but it handled very well on packed snow... 26"x3.00" Kenda Flame... i came through almost every weather condition last winter... the springer fork gave me so suspension-feeling



    ... this year i'll have to try these... till my pug is ready...



    a 26"x3.00" Point Racing Bigfoot heavy DH Tire on a Flattop 26"x80mm rim with a 3speed torpedo hub (allthough it has 5 gears but i only use one side )

    ... no snowbikes... but in short time my will be finished ... at least i hope so...
    ... first snow is falling at this moment in Halle/Germany...

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    Thanks stan205.
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    I have a Salsa El Mariachi coming into my LBS and I am building a fat front up for it this winter. I am super pumped as its only a few weeks away from being here and done. Here is the fat front built up with a BFL on a Kawasaki Green Rolling Darryl:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
    not a snow bike for first try...but it handled very well on packed snow... 26"x3.00" Kenda Flame... i came through almost every weather condition last winter... the springer fork gave me so suspension-feeling ...
    I like your style

    Not sure how it will translate into handling in snow though.

    Those springer forks are surprisingly competent for ironing out small bumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    My half fat bar bike.

    That pic doesn't do this bike justice, even cooler in person. I was taken aback by how much ass you could haul on such a small gear ratio.
    Disclaimer: I run Regular Cycles (officialy in 2016, functionally in 2020).

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    Changed a few things since this photo but it's all just the same overall.
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    Scott's Half-Fat Jones Spaceframe...



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    The making of a Jones.



    Custom Porcelain Rocket bags - of course!...
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    Quote Originally Posted by _alain_ View Post
    If I were to get Jonesed - this is the frame/fork configuration I'd go for...might go with a straight up 29er to compare to Scott's half-fat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    My half fat bar bike.

    Man that is one awesome bike! Perfect bar/beach/do everything bike!

    Well done.

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    Here's an updated pic of the bike in post #8...



    At some point I will switch out the Large Marge for a Marge Lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazycarwes View Post
    Man that is one awesome bike! Perfect bar/beach/do everything bike!

    Well done.

    Those wheels are tanks, had to upgrade to something a wee bit lighter.
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    Hi Guy's, I'm kinda new here so now i'm over 10 posts i can show you this! Final built shot and some riding pic's. Yes I always pull faces like that when i'm riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    Here's an updated pic of the bike in post #8...

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/7...fe1b62cef_b.jp

    At some point I will switch out the Large Marge for a Marge Lite.
    Glad you went with a faster tire out back Pete that nev had to be dragging some ass. This is Travis from the OMG rides.
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    Super fun, but need to replace the front tire for something with more grip - currently waiting on a first version (heavy) Devist8er to tide me over until the Husker's are available again.

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    I hate to say that I don't find my Husker Du any grippier than my Larry for summer riding. I looks way cooler but that's all that I like about it after my first few rides.

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    Here's my RM Hammer29 with the fat front. Thinking I may trade out the Larry for a Nate.

    Anyone run a Nate (or anthing else with some knobs) on the Maverick SC32?
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    Couldn't resist trying a fat front

    For trail riding. The KM is my experimental platform. 5 tire sets, 2 crank sets, 3 wheel sets, 3 forks, 4 handlebars, geared and SS.
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    Currently i am building up a KM.
    I will be using it as a normal 29er most of the time.
    And with kris Holm rims and Big Apples it won't be a skinny 29er.
    And i still have my Pug's stock fork and a offset SS wheel laying around...
    So with a fat front i have a nice loaner to get others to ride with me.
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    I totally dig it..

    My favorite line on the trail when asked about why the big front tire -
    "So that people will stop running away from me and just stop and talk" said with the best Rick Moranis accent.

    So far I have be able to ride it better than on my Heckler, all I have to do is watch out for sharp - g outs and really new pointy rocks...(I weight 240 lbs) and I can fly over everything.


    I will be putting a 9 speed 35mm rim on the back as soon as I can get the coin for a cluster.
    Now I have a stock SS rear wheel with 2 cogs 20 and 34 and a friction thumb shifter.
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    This is my 'accidental' Fat Front

    This Mav DUC 32 was very tatty when I bought it.

    It got stripped and re-sprayed by me, new decals from Gil at the Bikeshed + clearcoated and then a 'larger' rider tune up and 29er spacers from Craig at Simpson Cycle Services.

    It was 'meant' to go on the Fat Klein.........but during strip down I spotted a crack on the driveside chainstay weld so that will need sorting first

    So, newly refurbed fork and nothing to put it on.........

    Well not quite

    This is what happened
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    - Fat Tire MN -
    ^All sorts of fun stuff. He has the Fargo that is posted earlier on. (and more recently a self built custom frame fat bike)
    I feel like subscribing to the thread and I thought I'd throw up some of my inspiration





    I would love to have a troll set up very similar to this!

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    I love the look of my Lefty!
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    Not quite fat-front, more fat-tail...



    Reasoning - Have fattie - ride rock-garden-rich tracks near home - find my speed limited by unsophisticated full-fat-front - thought I'd try something slightly different.

    Works quite nicely so far....

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    Jugsley

    The Nuvinci has been replaced with 9 speed Saint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicyclenomad View Post
    Not quite fat-front, more fat-tail...



    Reasoning - Have fattie - ride rock-garden-rich tracks near home - find my speed limited by unsophisticated full-fat-front - thought I'd try something slightly different.

    Works quite nicely so far....
    What frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    What frame?
    Twenty2 offset rear Ti

    (for more, see - Fettling: the birth of a new bicycle – Part 1 « bicyclenomad and Fettling: the birth of a new bicycle)

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    Here is my Brodie Drifter. It is technically a 700cc commuting bike mixed with an MTB. Has some decent clearance in the back so I am running COntinental Diesels in 2.5 on the rear. This is a temp setup while I finish my necro build.

    Had a great first snow ride this weekend, ss too!




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    After a bath from it's maiden voyage into lake Michigan
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    I've got around 100 miles in the last 10 days on my new fat front, and I am loving it!

    The biggest issue i'm dealing with is adjusting my bunny hops. Like everyone said, I'm finding that as I let air out and go from maybe 12 psi towards 6 psi, most of the ride gets better. But bunnyhopping at low pressure is crazy! If you're leaning in the slightest, the tire squirms away from you when you preload it. I was trying to hop one of the bigger logs across the trail, maybe 24" high and I had just let some more air out...wasn't ready for the squirm and didn't get the front wheel up in time.

    Now I'm trying to figure out if I can fully adjust my hop, either preloading the front end less or just muscling through the squirm or if I need to run slightly higher pressure than I would otherwise. I've also felt the rim hit a few bigger routes at the bottom of hills, so maybe I need to keep pressure a bit higher to keep the wheel and bead protected.

    surly bud on darryl with salsa instigator fork. the bike is a bikes direct gravity 29.4.
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    I'm looking forward to having this as a permanent set-up...



    I was only able to take a couple laps around the block on the demo wheel, but I think this will be the preferred front wheel set-up for this bike.

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    mine and my cousins half fats....
    does 2 half fat make a full fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalbo View Post
    does 2 half fat make a full fat?
    Only if you ride them both at the same time

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    Not mine, but cool Slingshot!
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    My fat front Access XCL9er. Salsa Enabler and Marge lite laced to Bontrager SS hub with Larry 3.8.
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    Here's my fat front...

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    Here's mine... We rarely get snow in Las Vegas buy I love how it rolls in the desert!
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    Here's a roundup of some of my fat front setups before I made the jump to the full fat shebang:

    My wife's 26" Quiring Ti with a 26" On-One Inbred fork (left) and my Matt Chester Mutinyman (right) with Vicious Cycles/Jones steel fat fork:



    26" thrift store Giant with Inbred fork which was on wife's Quiring:



    29" Performance with previously mentioned Jones fat fork:



    Jones party:



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    Quote Originally Posted by fyberglass View Post
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    Here's mine... We rarely get snow in Las Vegas buy I love how it rolls in the desert!
    I don't recognize that frame.

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    Lets hear more about the Lefty Jones! I was wondering if it was worth my time to put an 80mm suspension fork on my Jones just to see what it would be like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin View Post
    I don't recognize that frame.
    The frame is a Motobecane Fantom 29 size 13". Its not a full fat frame but just a regular 29er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyberglass View Post
    The frame is a Motobecane Fantom 29 size 13". Its not a full fat frame but just a regular 29er.
    Yeah, I figured it was a 29er, but the size and shape through me off because it's such a small frame. In the picture, I thought maybe it was a 17 inch frame, which would have made it's shape and angles pretty unusual.

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    Thought I'd share my franken bike. Yesterday I converted my Lynskey Ridgeline to half-fat (thanks MikeSee). Only one ride on here so far, but me likey. Frame started out as a 26", then I crammed some 650b wheels in, then the fat front idea hit. The rides been a 2 year evolution of parts and I think I've settled on the current for now. It was never meant to be a weight weenie build, it just sorta ended up damn light. Let me know what you think.

    20" Lynskey Ridgeline SS frame
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    Paul 135 front hub
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    Homebrewed 33t spiderless ring. I might be the last person to receive one!
    Groovy Luv Handle in steel. Best bar made, in my opinion
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    23.04lbs. I still need to convert the front to tubeless. Plenty of cacti here to puncture the tire. First tube I've ran in over 5 years.






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    Love looking and reading about these bikes! Currently turning my surly karate monkey into a Half fat w a salsa enabler fork. Could you all direct me towards a rim suitable for it? Probably won't do too well in the snow so I figure it will mostly see single track summer dirt. (I could be wrong...will it do okay in snow?). Someone told me to just do a 65 mm rim for a more rounder front tire profile. Should I go w an 82 mm rim or just stay around a marge/marge lite? Please help me with some field tested opinions. Cant afford a fat bike right now. Thanks! Oh, anyone have a rim they want to part w, hub too, wheel for that matter?

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    This was the result of a little too much excitment.

    I'm collecting parts for a fat hardtail, and have wheels, and lefty already. While I had my SS 29er in the stand, and was doing some maintainance I got carried away and fat fronted it with the lefty. I then fitted a spiker pro tyre on the rear. Been riding snow trails over winter on it, and its a blast.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Jones steel diamond

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    Here's my Jones steel 29 with a Surly Larry 3.8 front and a WTB Weirwolf 2.5 tubeless in the rear

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    My slingshot ripper 29 with an enabler fork.
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    Krampus with bud on darryl on enabler up front. the 3" wheels just don't have the cush that a 4.8" has! I'm loving this setup, but I wish the fork were a tiny bit longer for the fastest descents. Not really sure it matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Here's a roundup of some of my fat front setups before I made the jump to the full fat shebang:

    My wife's 26" Quiring Ti with a 26" On-One Inbred fork (left) and my Matt Chester Mutinyman (right) with Vicious Cycles/Jones steel fat fork:



    26" thrift store Giant with Inbred fork which was on wife's Quiring:



    29" Performance with previously mentioned Jones fat fork:



    Jones party:



    Jones with Lefty (blasphemy!) :
    Is that the On-One 26er CroMo fork fitting that Larry (On-One CroMo 26er MTB Fork 440mm?

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    Curious if anyone has attempted to a Surly Knard up front on a 28mm Velocity Blunt rim? Probable tendency to roll at lower psi, I would think? how about a little higher psi

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    Not mine, but I think this (3/4 fat?) beast that I spotted last weekend deserves sharing. At least I was - putting it mildly - nonplussed. The rear tyre was a 2.5" Dissent mounted on Large Marge rim, and there would have been space for a much fatter tire (26x2.75 came to my mind). The frame was a FireEye Flame with Salsa fork.



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    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-hanging.jpgFat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-fatty2.jpgFat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-speed.jpg

    The 29mph was from this morning on the way to work . Fastest I've moved on the fat front on a flat / straight so far. Was really enjoying the ride and the road was quiet .... apart from the roar of the knard Sad that I ran out of road before I broke 30 though.


    Love my fat front and can't wait to get a full fatty !

    Next for me is playing with Fat Front sus via a set of Maverick SC32's

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    Impulse control failed me once again...



    Larry was swapped out for a Knard. Some cockpit changes as well. Very nimble bike, even for a fat bastard like me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMN View Post
    I'm looking forward to having this as a permanent set-up...



    I was only able to take a couple laps around the block on the demo wheel, but I think this will be the preferred front wheel set-up for this bike.
    Pete,

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    Switching to a Moonlander frame I had a spare fork from my Necromancer to play with. This raised the front end of my Trek 520 by about 4cm so there isn't much standover clearance left.

    I went for a short ride and the handling feels odd. The front is smooth but I feel all the bumps through the rear tire. Very heavy feeling steering at low speed due to narrow bars. And on each pedal stroke the front wheel has a tendency to twist back and forth. In the drops I was getting a little bouncing from the front tire.

    Lacking a front brake I didn't want to get too crazy in my testing. Since the Trek 520 has v-brakes I can run a mechanical disc brake up front. I'll do a few more test rides before I decide whether I want to run it like this for the winter.

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    Pardon my ignorance,what is the advantage of such a set up?i tend to believe the opposite(big in the back)would be more effective

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    On a rigid bike, the fat front tire can run a very low pressure, which take the (a lot) of sting out of the ride. The fat front also has crazy traction leaning and braking. Since most brake forces are sent towards the front, the 29er now stops even better than when it had it's original 2 point whatever x 29" tire on it.

    I also looks bad as all get out. That tire would even come close to fitting on the rear of the karate monkey. On a pugsley it's a different story.

    I have almost the exact same set up and love it! My other bikes don't get ridden nearly as much now.

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    Pardon my ignorance,what is the advantage of such a set up?i tend to believe the opposite(big in the back)would be more effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggy View Post
    Pardon my ignorance,what is the advantage of such a set up?i tend to believe the opposite(big in the back)would be more effective
    For my HKEK fat front it had more to do with winter riding and being a dirtbag ski bum with little money. For years I had it set up with allwweathersports Snocat 26*44mm wheels with Nokian Freddies Revenz 26*2.3 tires studded. This winter I put Salsa Enabler fork used $75 + Vicious Cycles Fat Sheba and a Larry for $150 and disk brake from the parts bin $free. So for a fun factor of $225 (or the cost of a Dillinger tire) I'm having a fun winter. Yes not as much fun as full fat and less capable but it is more fun and more capable than running a 26er with wide rims.
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    my half fat Ahearne. Studded rear, Larry up front ... all I need is snow!
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    How does a fat front bike ride compared to a full fat? I would think that you would lose some climbing traction. Does it handle snow as well?
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    They handle alright in snow and they're great on the dirt. I am blessed with more then one bike so I keep a fat front geared setup for messing about and exploring new trails.

    As for the snow they're fine it's ok when it's dry but when going over deep snow you're stuck just like anyone else. I run a 2.4 Ardent on a Gordo rim tubeless, so it does have some width but it's nothing like a fat tire or like a Knard. It was a cheap way to bring new life to an older bike that would've just been put out to pasture.

    Next year I would like to have some one cheaply break the seat/chain stays and re weld them to fit at least a Knard on a rabbit hole rim or even a full fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy03 View Post
    my half fat Ahearne. Studded rear, Larry up front ... all I need is snow!
    x2 on the snow. 45 degs and rain here, the resort has been shut down more than I've ever seen, the nordic skiing trails are flooding.This is the year I build a 1/2 fat and now I wish I kept my studs on the front also.

    Nice bike btw.

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    sounds like you're in tahoe? i pulled the studs off the back, and have actually been riding my regular ride... depressing

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy03 View Post
    sounds like you're in tahoe? i pulled the studs off the back, and have actually been riding my regular ride... depressing
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    Just completed:

    Holy Rolling Daryl, SRAM X7 hub, Origin8 Captiv8er 3.5", Surly Pugsley 100 fork, Avid BB7 disc brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Lew View Post
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    Holy Rolling Daryl, SRAM X7 hub, Origin8 Captiv8er 3.5", Surly Pugsley 100 fork, Avid BB7 disc brake.

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    I've owned this bike since 1997. Bought the frame new and built it up off of bartending tips when I was in my 20s. The Marzocchi Bomber fork was dead and the shop I go to recommended this setup. Now I've got a great path\pavement rig to haul my kids in the Chariot with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woo10g View Post
    How do you like that configuration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
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    That has got to be my favorite half fat monkey right there! Great work!

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    Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-screen-shot-2014-03-18-21.07.03.jpg

    my fat front arrived today. cant wait to try it. i wonder why i took some time of work this week?

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    Had a few months now on the fat front...
    Absolutely loving it - its made me faster.
    Was on holiday in England earlier in the week and a teenager shouted
    'hey mister, were did you get your wheel?'
    'Outer space' i replied, despite having a rather crazy looking bike, the fat front turns heads like nothing else. Possibly the only down side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Nice looking bike. Make?
    Thanks! Frame is a custom-made 29er by a well-known local builder - Ave Maldea. Salsa Enabler with Rolling Darryl, Surly Hubs and Nate 27 tpi front. Duallys, AEST hubs and Ardent 2.4 rear. Surly spacers, tuggnut and 19T cog, SLX chain, Truvativ E400 cranks, niner 32T chainring and M520 pedals.

    Brakes are SLX (there is a shortage of BB7's here, both new and used!), Avid G2 front and Ashima AI2 rear rotors, both 160mm.

    Cockpit - ABR 80mm stem and carbon handlebar, FSA Orbit headset, CB Cobalt 2 grips, Traction Zero alloy post and Velo Plush saddle.

    Most of the components were leftover bits from my other builds, so this was light on the pocket!

    Did a test ride around the block and the whole time I was all smiles - can't wait to test her on the trails tomorrow!

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    EMD with Jones fork 3rd test ride with this set-up.

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    Before Jones EMD was fitted with Farley fork.

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    With Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeb View Post
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    What fork is that and what A-C length is it? It doesn't look suspension corrected.

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    "With Jones" in this case means that this should be a Jones Fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeb View Post
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    Hey Zeb, how's that Niner riding with a Jones fork?

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    Here's my SE Racing with an On-One fork and wheel. They were left over after a lefty conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Here's my SE Racing with an On-One fork and wheel. They were left over after a lefty conversion.

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    hey wombat, how's that on one fork working for you? technically the offset should make it "excessively quick" but i've been wondering if it does diddly squat.


    thanks for the reply wombat, exactly what I figured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    hey wombat, how's that on one fork working for you? technically the offset should make it "excessively quick" but i've been wondering if it does diddly squat.
    Using the On-One fork on the Stout doesn't make its steering noticeably quicker. I guess the added width over the original 29er wheel more than compensates for any changes caused by the offset.

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    Just finished modifying the front end of a hbbc delux beach cruiser that was supposed to be part of a giveway for my business. I say supposed to because I had so much fun riding it I think it'll be permanently in my garage after a custom paint job. Will post a shot tomorrow. Dont know if anyone has tried, but the springer front ends only need some hardware swapped out to take any width you like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Hey Zeb, how's that Niner riding with a Jones fork?
    A bit steep angle to my style of riding with Jones fork.Well here is another version for testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Why not?
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    That's awesome. I've been toying with the idea of picking up a Satori and Bluto-izing the front end.

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    Here's mine.Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-fat-front-hbillie.jpg

    Jones truss fork with Origin 8 UL 60mm rim with Vee H-billie.

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    My half fat

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    Well already plenty of fat front Ti Jones so I shall post my other new project.

    26er Van Nicholas with Carver Ti fork and Jones fat front wheel. That's when it's mock up.

    Now done up and with a ride under the belt. Nimble and fun bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    How do you like that configuration?
    sorry for the late reply. i love it! very comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ifrider2 View Post
    That has got to be my favorite half fat monkey right there! Great work!
    thanks man

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    Low-Fat Carver

    Swapped out the fattie rear for a 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Swapped out the fattie rear for a 29er.

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    Looks great. You must have less rain than me...

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    Jones fat front: steel diamond frame and ti truss fork

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    CSMO, What tire are you running in the rear?

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    In the pic I have a Chunky Monkey set up tubeless but I have since switched to a Maxxis Ikon 2.35 which I much prefer--it's faster, lighter, and provide plenty of grip. It's also set up tubeless on a Surly Rabbit Hole using a split tube.

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    Anyone done half fat with a 26+ out back? Thinking about this set up for my Troll.

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    Thanks. Your tubeless Chunky Monkey/ Rabbit Hole combo just looked particularly meaty.. maybe it was the angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guttmjo View Post
    Thanks. Your tubeless Chunky Monkey/ Rabbit Hole combo just looked particularly meaty.. maybe it was the angle.
    It was! That's why I switched it to Husker Du in front and Ikon in the rear--it rolls so much better now.

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    My Mountain Cycle FRumble. It's intended as my DJ/Trail/Urban bike. It's a 26x2.35 rear. The fat front does make it slack which is what the bike is intended for; a 120-140mm fork. It has a short 50mm stem which I'll stretch to a 80mm so I can climb a bit better on it. It sits at about 33 lbs. Once I replace the cheap boat anchor tire and go tubeless I should be down to 31 lbs.





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    After having a problem with my fat frame I have built up this as a temporary fix until I can afford a new fat frame. It's a flyxii carbon 29er frame, Dengfu fork and 80mm front wheel, on one floater tubeless. Stans crest with maxxis minion DHR 2 on the rear, only taken it for a quick spin but it's insanely light and feels great to ride.

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    I've got a WTB Scraper i45 on order... Will be building it up for mid-fat usage on the front of my DB Mason HT with a B+ rear.


    BTW: This is awesome!

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    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    EMD Fun!

    Niner EMD , surly 100 mm pugs fork, ventana 7 plus crown race helps with head tube angle, marge lite rim , onyx hub, Larry tire set up tubeless. Pretty darn fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    my pugsley is stripped bare for summer but in winter has f&r racks for mudgaurds and hot drink flask and hip flask up front

    OK....where did you source the flask mounts?

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    How is the traction of the nobby nic in snow ?

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    What is the intended benefit of this "half fat" setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelies View Post
    What is the intended benefit of this "half fat" setup?
    I think they are like a training wheel for fat bikes. The wider platform of the 1/2 fat keeps you from tipping over.

    Now I had some other classic bike questions that I've been pondering.

    What is the intended benefit of single speed?
    What is the intended benefit of a hard tail?
    What is the intended benefit of bar ends?
    Why do people ride fat unicycles in the summer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    I think they are like a training wheel for fat bikes. The wider platform of the 1/2 fat keeps you from tipping over.

    Now I had some other classic bike questions that I've been pondering.

    What is the intended benefit of single speed?
    What is the intended benefit of a hard tail?
    What is the intended benefit of bar ends?
    Why do people ride fat unicycles in the summer?
    Maybe you like your biking half-as-sed?

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    Thinking of half fatting my Raleigh XXIX...saw the pugsley non-offset fork and it looks like it will work for me. My question is where do you guys get the wide rims for the front? I see some run rabbit holes and marge lites....is there any more economical alternatives? Just looking for something that will fill the pugs fork and not break the bank. Thanks

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    Origin 8 60mm ultralight rim. I think I paid about 60 for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    Anyone done half fat with a 26+ out back? Thinking about this set up for my Troll.
    Yes - I have a Balfa Minuteman set up this way.Fat Front Set-Ups: Post Your Pics-fat-front-minuteman.jpg

    Dirt Wizard 2.7 on the back and Fat B Nimble 4.0 front on 47mm Wide Tryall Rims. Fork is a 100mm spaced High Intensity Bikes fork - kinda weird but the price was right for it.

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    I usually ride full fat, but for Retro rides I pull out my old 1x1. The Fat B Nimble fits nicely in the front, so it's now a half-fat.

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    I know this an old thread, but if any of you are still rocking the half-fat, I'd appreciate some guidance. I have a 2014 Salsa El Mariachi and a 2014 Salsa Mukluk. I recently moved to a new wheelset on my Mukluk that required a 150mm spaced fork. That means I have my aluminum Mukluk fork and original 26" Surly Rolling Darryl front wheel available to try on my El Mariachi. My question is about the offset of the front fork. The stock El M. fork is 45mm. The Mukluk fork is 51mm. Forks have the same A2C measurement. The El M. has a steeper headtube. If I run the Mukluk fork on there with the greater offset, I'll be making the trail very short, right? Is that OK, considering I'm adding a bigger, heavier, slower turning wheel?

    One other competing factor is that I actually run a 27.5 x 2.8 in the rear of the bike, which is a little shorter than the 29 x 2.35 it came with. I suppose a slightly lower rear end decreases the headtube angle a tad and maybe compensates for the increased fork offset?

    Please share your thoughts. And if I should just do it and not sweat the small stuff, that's a valid thought, too. Thanks.

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    Holy necronomicon, this is one dead thread resurrection!!

    You don't need guidance, you just need to build it and ride it. No one can tell you what you'll like. Just do it!

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    Wow, mega-hecka flashback! In 2011 I went fully-fat moving forward with any/every bike that had a fat tire on it. Fast-forward to 2017, I have ridden most of my MTB rides on fully-fat setups (over 15,500 miles since late 2010) and never looked back. I am on my sixth fatbike right now (OK, so I still own #3, #4, and #5 too) and I wouldn’t change anything. Difference now is that modern day fatbikes offer the same geometry and trail/terrain adaptability as “regular” bikes. I have been running 26"x4.8" tires for three years and they are overkill yet at the same time my favorite tires (Maxxis Minion FBR/FBF).
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