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    Quote Originally Posted by Skarecrow View Post
    Soon I think. I have never used one and am trying to decide if it is worth the investment. I am planning to hit a couple bike parks this summer so I need to decide. First need to finish my wheels. Hoping to build this weekend.
    A dropper is worth every penny, I have 5 reverbs between my bikes and my wife's bikes. Reliability is so so, I have had a few rebuilt, but they really expand your riding... unless you are just cranking along rail/trails.... which a mutz should never be made to do... it wants to jump and drop...

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    Just got a giant contact for my stumpy and in the 3 rides I did, I freakin love it!!!


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    Looking to upgrade suspension. Will most likely go with a Fox 34plus in front since it will fit all wheel sizes I'm interested in trying but I was looking for some feedback on rear shocks. I have used CC DBair in the past and loved it but I'm wondering if it's better to try upgrading to the evol can on my current Fox shock. I don't feel the shock is that bad right now but I feel the bike is more capable than the current suspension allows. I'm 185lbs and ride pretty much everything, drops included so not interested in the CC inline.

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    Ok. Good to know, I'm upgrading a bunch of other parts to save weight and will wait to decide on what to do with wheels. There are so many choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvan View Post
    Looking to upgrade suspension. Will most likely go with a Fox 34plus in front since it will fit all wheel sizes I'm interested in trying but I was looking for some feedback on rear shocks. I have used CC DBair in the past and loved it but I'm wondering if it's better to try upgrading to the evol can on my current Fox shock. I don't feel the shock is that bad right now but I feel the bike is more capable than the current suspension allows. I'm 185lbs and ride pretty much everything, drops included so not interested in the CC inline.
    What's wrong with the cc inline for drops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skarecrow View Post
    What's wrong with the cc inline for drops?
    Nothing, it's just not the newest thing.

    Mine works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Get an Angleset, you can reduce by 1/2 to 1 degree.

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    Are Anyone using angle set on the Mutz? Is it a big difference to on the 150mm Wren?

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    To me it is the newest thing, I've had 2 DB airs and loved them so I see no reason to switch it up now. Aside from weight and price, what would be the advantage of the inline?
    Overall I'd prefer to spend a lot less and upgrade my Fox if it will make a noticeable improvement.

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    What size is the shock on the Mutz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    What size is the shock on the Mutz?
    216 x 63mm

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    I used one on my tandem, not using one on the Mutz though I expect I'll add one to reduce front end wandering at slow speeds.

    Slack is not a bad thing, esp with a long CS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    Are Anyone using angle set on the Mutz? Is it a big difference to on the 150mm Wren?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    Are Anyone using angle set on the Mutz? Is it a big difference to on the 150mm Wren?
    I have a works components - 1 angleset in mine. I'm currently only using a 120mm bluto, but I don't feel like it's anywhere near too slack

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    So is the general consensus that a Fox Float Evol is the best rear shock for the Mutz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    So is the general consensus that a Fox Float Evol is the best rear shock for the Mutz?
    I'll be testing a Rock Shox Monarch plus Debon Air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    So is the general consensus that a Fox Float Evol is the best rear shock for the Mutz?
    I don't know if it's a consensus, I saw a couple guys say they liked them.

    I've never tried one, bought my frame with a CC DB CS XV
    for a couple hundred extra. It has been doing well from the beginning and I have no complaints it shocks like a shock should. I was once a motorcycle suspension guy so I like the extra fiddly bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefariousd View Post
    I don't know if it's a consensus, I saw a couple guys say they liked them.

    I've never tried one, bought my frame with a CC DB CS XV
    for a couple hundred extra. It has been doing well from the beginning and I have no complaints it shocks like a shock should. I was once a motorcycle suspension guy so I like the extra fiddly bits.
    I liked my CC DB CS XV until i broke down in the coldest days, and I thought I had the best shock for my Mutz. I got the Fox EVOL 2016 from my LB and I did not believe that it could be so much better. I filled it with air, and adjusted the rebound, and has been never wanted to use the CC DB CS XV or other shocks. The CC DB CS XV came back from service and I put it back, but I could not like it. The Fox is so good and make the bike sitting so much higher in the stroke then the CC DB CS XV. It is extremely good in the adjustment, much better then the previous CDT that fox had. The locking position is a mechanical locking mode, and is actually locking the shock, the trail mode is really good and is the ideal postion in climbing, really plush in the mid stroke. The open mode is just open, but has 3 platforms that actually works really good. You can be using the shock in platform 3, doing all kinds of riding, climbing and downhill.

    The CC DB CS XV is just too complicated for my use. I want the adjustment utility when sitting on the bike riding. Not interested in stopping and using tools to adjust the shock, like CC DB CS XV.

    If I was doing bike park riding with really heavy drops, the CC DB CS XV
    is probably the best choice. I might love the CC DB Coil CS XV, but I will probably not be interested to try it.

    The Fox seems also cold weather proof, and the CC is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
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    The CC DB CS XV is just too complicated for my use. I want the adjustment utility when sitting on the bike riding. Not interested in stopping and using tools to adjust the shock, like CC DB CS XV.
    Whatever, there is still not a consensus.

    The Cane Creek, wasn't for you, you couldn't get a handle on it, whatever. Just because you happen to like the Fox doesn't mean it's the best shock, it's all very subjective.

    When I said I was a motorcycle suspension guy I meant more specifically that I'm an engineering degree possessing person that owned a business that paid all my bills by understanding and manipulating fluid flow to get the desired results for myself and my clients. In Fact I was an authorized Fox service center and I really like those guys.

    Personally I like the Cane creek double barrel (not the inline) this does not mean I'm saying saying the Cane Creek is the best. All I'm saying is that I like the ability to control the circuits independently.

    Probably it might be a bad choice for some people like you that admittedly don't want to take the time to dial it in. But you can't dispute it's flexibility and precision.

    98% of the people that road race motorcycles can't use or appreciate the awesomeness that a $30K Ohlins fork and shock package brings to the party, so to each there own.

    I was specifically addressing the fact that there really isn't a consensus not saying the CC was superior in all cases.

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    I ended up ordering a Fox Evol. I'm just a Fox guy. I'm trying to build a super light Mutz for summer riding and think the Fox will suit me better.

    I have a brand new CCDB air CS with hardware for sale for cheap.
    Last edited by kntr; 04-12-2016 at 10:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I ended up ordering a Fox Evol. I'm just a Fox guy. I'm trying to build a super light Mutz for summer riding and think the Fox will suit me better.

    I have a brand new CCDB air CS with hardware for sale for cheap.
    If it's not the inline I'm interested pm me details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefariousd View Post
    If it's not the inline I'm interested pm me details
    Sorry sold it.



    What size hardware do I order for the Fox?

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    I'm thinking about selling my Mutz as a rolling chassis, size large, color red:

    150mm x 150mm Wren fork, CC Inline shock, 26 x 4" Onyx/Scraper/JJ 4.0 wheelset, possibly a dropper and some RF Cinch cranks...

    Great bike, just thinking about going a different direction.

    Inquire within:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    I'm thinking about selling my Mutz as a rolling chassis, size large, color red:

    150mm x 150mm Wren fork, CC Inline shock, 26 x 4" Onyx/Scraper/JJ 4.0 wheelset, possibly a dropper and some RF Cinch cranks...

    Great bike, just thinking about going a different direction.

    Inquire within:
    What kind of bike are you looking at now? What size is the Mutz and what kind of price are you looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    What kind of bike are you looking at now? What size is the Mutz and what kind of price are you looking at?
    Not sure what comes next.

    PM for pricing. I prefer to sell the frame/fork/shock, keeping the wheels or selling them seperately. Parts is parts, I hate losing money selling parts as I can use them again.

    Frame is size Large, color Red, no damage other than typical scuffs. The Wren 150 x 150 Fork is new, no issues, under warranty. I'm sure Wren will continue to be very supportive of their products, so no worries.

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    I've just ordered a Wren for my Mutz (now distributed in the UK by Cranknuts) and am wondering about travel/head angles. For the people out there with Wren experience, are you running the full 150 travel (I was thinking 140) and am I going to want/need an angleset?

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    I am running the wren at 150, which does make the HTA slack, I will measure it tonight, as well as measure my wife's mutz with a Bluto to give you its HTA as a comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    I've just ordered a Wren for my Mutz (now distributed in the UK by Cranknuts) and am wondering about travel/head angles. For the people out there with Wren experience, are you running the full 150 travel (I was thinking 140) and am I going to want/need an angleset?
    You can run 150, 130, or 120. There is a clip being developed that will allow for 140, but it has not been released.

    150 is tall, but only when compared to 120. After riding mine hard for a week in the high desert, it's not a problem
    .. as long as you like slack bikes.

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    Thanks for that NB - hadn't realised 140 wasn't an option yet. Going by the old rule of thumb, It should be about 2 degrees slacker than with the Bluto, which sounds a lot. Then again, it doesn't feel slack at all with the Bluto. Guess I'll just try it and see.

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    I put a 140 Boost Pike on with my 3" summer wheels today and it feels proper and well balanced between 25 and 30% sag

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    Just got my Fox Float Evol on. How are people setting the Fox up? It seems like I need to run a lot less air pressure than the Inline. Help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    Thanks for that NB - hadn't realized 140 wasn't an option yet. Going by the old rule of thumb, It should be about 2 degrees slacker than with the Bluto, which sounds a lot. Then again, it doesn't feel slack at all with the Bluto. Guess I'll just try it and see.
    Minus 1.5 degrees going from 120mm to 150mm. It is pretty durn slack, great for DH, a little doggy in tight stuff, some front end push going into flat turns, a little front end wandering when climbing. Honestly, I liked the handling better with 120mm (67 deg HTA), but I wanted more travel and a burlier fork.

    So, I have a new lower headset cup on order, an internal vs the external CC I'm using now, this will lower my front end 10mm, increasing the HTA by 0.5deg. Then, once the 10mm reduction base clip is available I'll reduce the Wren to 140mm travel/A-C, which will net another 0.5 deg increase, which will leave me sitting pretty at ~66.5 deg

    If only the back end had a sliding drop, I would so love to have the option of pulling my rear wheel in tighter for 27+ and pushing it out for 29+.

    I never heard back from Foes about getting a longer rear triangle, I think they're covered up with the Alpine builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Just got my Fox Float Evol on. How are people setting the Fox up? It seems like I need to run a lot less air pressure than the Inline. Help.
    Initial set up is quick and easy.
    Follow the FOX instructions.
    http://www.ridefox.com/2016/dl/bike/...white-revA.pdf

    Depending on how precisely you measure sag, you can expect a range of air pressures that will appear to give almost the same amount of sag, but will feel very different on the trail.
    Easily +/- 10psi to tune in the feel you like once you're close to the sag you want.

    Get in the ballpark to start and then adjust after some trail time.

    There will be noticeable difference between the 3 compression settings.
    There will be noticeable difference between the fine tuning settings in open mode.

    28% sag by my measurements and medium compression work well for all my riding.
    I rarely put the firm compression setting on.
    Full open sees use depending on terrain and speed.

    I found the FOX rebound recommendations to be a good place to start for whatever PSI you end up running.

    My Mutz is in 5" rear travel mode.

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    Let's talk cranks!

    I'm running RF Turbine Cinch, direct mount 1x. I have two spacers and ~15mm on the brake side clearance and one spacer and ~10mm clearance on the drive side.

    I'd like to tighten things up a bit, so I'm curious what cranks folks are using and if anyone has found a crank/BB that fits tight to frame; ie arm to chainstay.

    I would love to fit 165mm cranks and narrow the spacing by 10mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11053 View Post
    Initial set up is quick and easy.
    Follow the FOX instructions.
    http://www.ridefox.com/2016/dl/bike/...white-revA.pdf

    Depending on how precisely you measure sag, you can expect a range of air pressures that will appear to give almost the same amount of sag, but will feel very different on the trail.
    Easily +/- 10psi to tune in the feel you like once you're close to the sag you want.

    Get in the ballpark to start and then adjust after some trail time.

    There will be noticeable difference between the 3 compression settings.
    There will be noticeable difference between the fine tuning settings in open mode.

    28% sag by my measurements and medium compression work well for all my riding.
    I rarely put the firm compression setting on.
    Full open sees use depending on terrain and speed.

    I found the FOX rebound recommendations to be a good place to start for whatever PSI you end up running.

    My Mutz is in 5" rear travel mode.
    I weigh about 180 and 180 psi is way too much pressure. I have to run about 160 psi to get 30% sag. Does that sound about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I weigh about 180 and 180 psi is way too much pressure. I have to run about 160 psi to get 30% sag. Does that sound about right?
    Shock pumps vary in accuracy.
    Body position can influence perceived sag.
    Lots of variables.
    Just go off of sag initially and then adjust to preference on the trail.
    But yes, psi below body weight for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Let's talk cranks!

    I'm running RF Turbine Cinch, direct mount 1x. I have two spacers and ~15mm on the brake side clearance and one spacer and ~10mm clearance on the drive side.

    I'd like to tighten things up a bit, so I'm curious what cranks folks are using and if anyone has found a crank/BB that fits tight to frame; ie arm to chainstay.

    I would love to fit 165mm cranks and narrow the spacing by 10mm.
    I'm running SRAM GX 1000 1x11. I have 7mm clearance on the brake side and 10mm on the drive side. That is measuring to the chainstay itself- the gap is 2mm narrower on both sides where the weld is. I am pretty sure there is a spacer each side but will check next time I take it off.
    It's a cheap and cheerful crank but I have no complaints about the performance. It does have an odd design issue though - when fitted correctly there is a 2-3mm gap (exposed spindle) between the ds bearing cover and the inner face of the spider. Although odd, this Googles as normal. The problem is the ds bearing cover is also a bushing between the spindle and the bearing and it can work its way out in to the gap, causing play. Easily solved with a couple of O-rings but why SRAM don't point this out or supply some sort of flexible spacer is a mystery to me.

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    I just spoke with Race Face, they told me that the Next SL crank would decrease my Q Factor by 10mm over the RF Turbine Cinch, which is nearly a 1/2", but it's $300 or more clams... it's a good thing I "need" a crankset for my hardtail fatty build

    Now for some narrower pedlas

    Also, I just spoke with Russ at Wren, he says the new 10mm fork spacer and new TA are nearly done. No details on the TA, but he said it was stronger. The new 10mm spacer will serve as a "base" spacer, whcih means it can be used at teh top to reduce travel or at the bottom to reduce travel and A-C. It will work in the 110mm and 150mm travel forks.

    Narrower and lower, but still plenty of travel, I might not be looking at giving up the Mutz so soon.

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    Crank update: I mounted up some Next SL cranks, RF bb, 177 spindle, chain guard and one spacer drive side, two spacers non drive side, clearance at the welds is ~4mm. I had just enough space remaining to tighten the adjusting nut ~1 turn.

    Can't get much better than that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Crank update: I mounted up some Next SL cranks, RF bb, 177 spindle, chain guard and one spacer drive side, two spacers non drive side, clearance at the welds is ~4mm. I had just enough space remaining to tighten the adjusting nut ~1 turn.

    Can't get much better than that!
    Pics?

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    Neat! I hope you have dainty feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    Neat! I hope you have dainty feet.
    Nope, size 13's, never have a problem, decreasing the Q will be just the thing to narrow thigs up, next step is getting narrower width platforms pedals that are still deep enough to support.

    I finally found a stiff soled shoe (Specialied 2FO) so I no longer get sore feet on long rides.

    Sorry, no pics, clearance is about half of what I had with the Turbine Cinch, so ~5mm per side at the welds.

    I also reduced my suspension travel to 130mm front/130 rear (5"), so even though I have the 29+ up front and 10mm more suspension that stock (Bluto 120mm), the angleset has me durn near 67 deg at the HT. Honestly, I liked it at 66 degree

    As I make these tweaks, I try to keep track of where I've been in terms of settings and feel. So far my favorite "feel" has been at 150mm/140mm travel, 66-66.5 HTA, angleset +1 deg, 29+/27+. What I didn't like about this setup was the stack.

    At my current set up, I think I could use another 10mm of fork travel (waiting in the 10mm reduction base clip from Wren), maybe go back to 140mm of shock travel (130mm feels pretty good), and I'd consider ditching the angleset to reduce stack.

    Oh, and I won't be going back to a 27+ up front, I guess I just didn't relaize how much I missed my big front wheel

    Did anyone say Mixer? Yeah, I'm leaning that way...

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    Would an Olaf work on a mutz?

    I appreciate its 100mm so that's a slight adjustment but would the fit be right?

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    I put a SID on the front of a Kona Stinky... it didn't work....

    Sorry, that was just too easy to be an A$$. that much of a mismatch in travel and purpose will not result in an enjoyable bike to ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    Would an Olaf work on a mutz?

    I appreciate its 100mm so that's a slight adjustment but would the fit be right?

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    I suspected that was the answer but thought I'd toss it out to this Mutz think tank!

    Appreciate the quick response

    I can refocus my obsession now

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    Would an Olaf work on a mutz?

    I appreciate its 100mm so that's a slight adjustment but would the fit be right?
    Anything would work, but you'd be dragging the BB.

    The Mutz is a 5-5.5" travel bike, so a 130-140 fork is the best fit. I ran a 150mm Wren for a while, it worked fine, but I felt a bit choppered out. When I added a 29+ frot wheel I also added an angleset which returned the HTA to normal, but the STA was too slack and the stack was excessive.

    I just dropped the fork to 130mm, reduced the travel to 5" in back, and removed the angleset, so far that feels pretty good. I am still running a 29+ up front, liking that mixed feel.

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    Nurse Ben - Did you notice if the chainline moved when you fitted the Next SLs? I see you are running 29+ now. Do you think that crank would be OK with a 4.5" tyre in the back.

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    The chainline moved in 5mm or so, not sure about tire clearance, but the chain is now inside the chainstay by half it's thickness, so 2-3mm inside of the weld. For sure it'd clear a 4" tire.

    27.5 x 3 in back, 29 x 3 in front.

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    So after a year on a bluto i may have finally broken it (it's probably an easy fix). Maybe the universe it telling me to buy a new fork. I'm currently enjoying a b plus setup. As much as I don't want to relace the wheel it's likely my fate. What do folks recommend??

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    So after a year on a bluto i may have finally broken it (it's probably an easy fix). Maybe the universe it telling me to buy a new fork. I'm currently enjoying a b plus setup. As much as I don't want to relace the wheel it's likely my fate. What do folks recommend??
    I love my Wren. I have used it in an enduro race, at the bike park, and long XC rides. The fork is the best available fat fork.

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    I think you did well to get a year out of it. My 120mm Bluto lasted 5 months before I traded it for a new one through the warranty because of a loose stanchion and more worryingly, a loose steerer. Strangely, I have a 100mm Bluto on another bike that is still sort of working after 2 years. I have a 150mm Wren wrapped up waiting for my Birthday in a few days time and I can't wait to try it. I don't really see much alternative to the Wren at the moment if you want to keep your options open on wheel wheel/tyre size. Obviously there is the Fox but that is a bit more restrictive on tyre size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    I think you did well to get a year out of it. My 120mm Bluto lasted 5 months before I traded it for a new one through the warranty because of a loose stanchion and more worryingly, a loose steerer. Strangely, I have a 100mm Bluto on another bike that is still sort of working after 2 years. I have a 150mm Wren wrapped up waiting for my Birthday in a few days time and I can't wait to try it. I don't really see much alternative to the Wren at the moment if you want to keep your options open on wheel wheel/tyre size. Obviously there is the Fox but that is a bit more restrictive on tyre size.
    Congrats on the Wren.... don't forget to act surprised when you open it....

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    A local shop loaned me a demo stumpy Fattie

    Looking forward to trying out 150mm of travel on the fox fit4. At 140mm that could be the ticket for Mutz

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    I pounded the snot out of my Wren for a week in the southwest, no issues. Then this past weekend I did a big day at Tiger Mountain: Off the Grid, Full Rigid, Silent Swamp, etc... The last time I rode big at Tiger, it was with the Bluto, what a huge improvement.

    I think the Wren is a pretty sweet riding fork, all things considered. I wouldn't drop a dime on a Bluto.

    Still rocking the CC inline, no issues, works great.

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    I would love to have 29plus up front on the Mutz. But I consider it is no tire that is good enough. Waiting for a 3" schwalbe with trailstar compound. I mean no other tires can match that compound. On wet ruts and rocks, 27+ with Schwalbe trail compound will beat all 29+ with currently available tires.

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    Maxxis will have some by the end of the summer. I am planning to upgrade my FXR to a plus bike, with a maxxis DHF 3.0 up front and a HR II 2.8 in the rear.

    Just wait and more tires will roll out soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    Maxxis will have some by the end of the summer. I am planning to upgrade my FXR to a plus bike, with a maxxis DHF 3.0 up front and a HR II 2.8 in the rear.

    Just wait and more tires will roll out soon enough.
    Maxxis is the second best alternative. There is not so good rubber compound, but the knobs are more aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    I would love to have 29plus up front on the Mutz. But I consider it is no tire that is good enough. Waiting for a 3" schwalbe with trailstar compound. I mean no other tires can match that compound. On wet ruts and rocks, 27+ with Schwalbe trail compound will beat all 29+ with currently available tires.
    The Dirt Wizard is awesome! I ride it up front with the Wren at 130mm travel, out back I have a WTB Trail Boss 3.0 with a CCI at 5", great combo, no burping issues, excellent traction, front carves like it's on a rail, back hooks up well, but is easy to break free on tight stuff.

    I rode mine the last two weekends on steep gnarly West Cascade trails and up in BC's Fraser Valley. It'd be tough to beat the carvability of the Dirt Wizard for a front tire.

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    I am using the trail Boss up front and Bomboloni on the rear and really like it so far. Very easy to seat tubeless with floor pump as well.


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    I put a CCDB Coil on last night, just to try it out. It came with the explicit warning from a friend that I will like it so much more, I wont want to put the CCDB Air CS back on... and he was dead on. With a 450lb spring, the bike felt so much better, specially on the jumps and hard hits. If you are riding your Mutz at bike parks, or where it is stupid rough, then really consider picking one of these up...

    CC has hinted that they are developing a hollow spring to significantly reduce the weight, just like Fox did. If they do pull it off, a CCDB Coil CS will be on my mutz permanently....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    I put a CCDB Coil on last night, just to try it out. It came with the explicit warning from a friend that I will like it so much more, I wont want to put the CCDB Air CS back on... and he was dead on. With a 450lb spring, the bike felt so much better, specially on the jumps and hard hits. If you are riding your Mutz at bike parks, or where it is stupid rough, then really consider picking one of these up...

    CC has hinted that they are developing a hollow spring to significantly reduce the weight, just like Fox did. If they do pull it off, a CCDB Coil CS will be on my mutz permanently....
    Yeah, it has crossed my mind, cuz I do ride some rough stuff.

    How much did it set you back? How did you determine spring size?

    What is needed is a CF spring.

    Why not get the Fox?

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    I got a used one off of Pinkbike for... Well I got a deal from a guy selling a 8.5 and a 9.5, I got bothe with two springs each for $400. One is now on my FXR.

    I used the fit finder and spring finder links on Cane Creeks website to help me know what to do.

    I didn't go with fox because their lever system just came out and it not as proven as the CC one. Also, I try to support USA small firms.

    I will give a ride report when the trails come above the water again. It rained in Maryland 18 days straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    The Dirt Wizard is awesome! I ride it up front with the Wren at 130mm travel, out back I have a WTB Trail Boss 3.0 with a CCI at 5", great combo, no burping issues, excellent traction, front carves like it's on a rail, back hooks up well, but is easy to break free on tight stuff.

    I rode mine the last two weekends on steep gnarly West Cascade trails and up in BC's Fraser Valley. It'd be tough to beat the carvability of the Dirt Wizard for a front tire.
    I believe you when looking at the Surly Dirt Wizard it has aggressive knobs. Almost like a Scwhalbe tire. But to my concern the Surly rubber compound is not the best though. Today it has been raining here in my tracks and suddenly all ruts and rocks that where negotiable before needs to be tackled. Just so happy to run sticky rubber when the rain comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Yeah, it has crossed my mind, cuz I do ride some rough stuff.

    How much did it set you back? How did you determine spring size?

    What is needed is a CF spring.

    Why not get the Fox?
    Curious about using a coil on the Mutz. Talked to Cane Creek the other day, about that and they asked about the suspension how it should work with a coil, they talked about if the suspension design might be suited for an air spring rather then a coil, and that it could be progressive suspension in the start and that it could be ramping up in the end of the travel? Do anyone know if this is the case with the suspension design for the Mutz, and if it is designed for an air spring?

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    Could those of you running the CC DBA XV post the tubes you've had success with? I just installed mine tonight and I'm wondering if I need some volume spacers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by syntheticreality View Post
    Could those of you running the CC DBA XV post the tubes you've had success with? I just installed mine tonight and I'm wondering if I need some volume spacers.





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    Hi,

    Is that a 36 you have in the front ? 27,5 or 29 version ? Is there enough room for the tire ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    I put a CCDB Coil on last night, just to try it out. It came with the explicit warning from a friend that I will like it so much more, I wont want to put the CCDB Air CS back on... and he was dead on. With a 450lb spring, the bike felt so much better, specially on the jumps and hard hits. If you are riding your Mutz at bike parks, or where it is stupid rough, then really consider picking one of these up...

    CC has hinted that they are developing a hollow spring to significantly reduce the weight, just like Fox did. If they do pull it off, a CCDB Coil CS will be on my mutz permanently....
    How does the coil feel on roots and rocks, and is it good when climbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit View Post
    Hi,

    Is that a 36 you have in the front ? 27,5 or 29 version ? Is there enough room for the tire ?

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    Actually, it's a 34 take-off from a Speccy 6fattie whatever. It's 27.5 650b boost. Those are 4.0 tires on 65mm rims and the fit is not spacious but comfortable. The ride quality is GREAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    How does the coil feel on roots and rocks, and is it good when climbing?
    Only riding the trail on my property, with minimal roots and rocks, it felt much better. It glues the wheel to the ground even better, I am still tuning it. As anyone with a CCDB knows, tuning takes a while... I think I am going to give it another turn of preload to reduce sag a bit, and play more. This weekend will be the first real trail tests.

    If you have a 150mm Wren, this is such a superior shock if you are going to get ROWDY. It does weigh more, I am now pushing over 38lbs. If an alloy or hollow spring comes out, the CS version of the shock is what I will be getting. The fox lever shock is attractive though....

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    I did a new try on the CCDB XV w/CS. Tried to go up to 180psi to get the shock to sit higher on travel. The shock got to firm and I did turn off all compression both LC and HC. Just to see how it reacted. The shock absorbs small bumps, but still to firm on higher speed downhill. Also using to little travel. I have not been doing crazy stuff so I guess I should not use all travel. Tried to low down to 170psi, then the shock sits to low in travel. The shock have been serviced so it should be technically good.

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    It sounds like you need less pressure and some volume spacers

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntheticreality View Post
    It sounds like you need less pressure and some volume spacers

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    Okay I thought I needed to remove volume spacers......how difficult is it to do that yourself????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    Okay I thought I needed to remove volume spacers......how difficult is it to do that yourself????
    Maybe I do have it backwards, but I assumed it came with no spacers installed. Also, most "modern" frames aren't modern enough yet because they don't have the proper leverage ratios to work with all the new high volume shocks. Most high volume shocks come "tuned" on bikes with volume spacers added. This means they are just reversing the "extra volume" because the suspension isn't really designed for it. I could be wrong, but that's just what I've gleaned from chatting with one of the most reputable suspension tuners in the industry on the phone. I won't name names just in case I am incorrectly paraphrasing.

    That particular gentleman told me usually you are having to add too much pressure to get the sag you want and it makes the shock rock hard, so in the end you have to add spacers.

    I think there are instructions online to do it and I think it's supposed to be easy enough for the average home garage mechanic.

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    Maybe it should get more progressive from the start of the stroke also. Not only in the end of the travel. Therefore the it could be a solution to put in spacers, and then reduce the pressure and still obtain the travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    I did a new try on the CCDB XV w/CS. Tried to go up to 180psi to get the shock to sit higher on travel. The shock got to firm and I did turn off all compression both LC and HC. Just to see how it reacted. The shock absorbs small bumps, but still to firm on higher speed downhill. Also using to little travel. I have not been doing crazy stuff so I guess I should not use all travel. Tried to low down to 170psi, then the shock sits to low in travel. The shock have been serviced so it should be technically good.
    That's a lot of air, how much do you weigh?

    I'm 200# and run 140psi

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    I am 240-250# depending on outfit. Normally I would think 160 psi was okay, but the shock is then sitting to low. The thing is that I find the climbing abilities with CS on with high pressure like 180psi, to be good. But the down hill a abilities are not so good. Might be something compromise with pressure between 170-180psi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    I am 240-250# depending on outfit. Normally I would think 160 psi was okay, but the shock is then sitting to low. The thing is that I find the climbing abilities with CS on with high pressure like 180psi, to be good. But the down hill a abilities are not so good. Might be something compromise with pressure between 170-180psi?
    Might need to play with settings. This morning I was fiddling with low speed seetings, trying to reduce bounce, increasing LSR was helpful, but increasing LSC made the backend more skittery abd dud nothing for low speed comfort.

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    Actually I tried to play a bit with the rebound yesterday. It changed the ride dramatically. I have obvious used to little rebound, since the bike calmed down and I gained so much more control. Would have appreciated a lot to find the correct pressure/sag that still keep the shock sitting high when climbing. Now I am running minimum HSC and LSC so it could help to lower pressure and increase compression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    Actually I tried to play a bit with the rebound yesterday. It changed the ride dramatically. I have obvious used to little rebound, since the bike calmed down and I gained so much more control. Would have appreciated a lot to find the correct pressure/sag that still keep the shock sitting high when climbing. Now I am running minimum HSC and LSC so it could help to lower pressure and increase compression?
    I like the CCI, but I find it challenging to get it set correctly. The starting point was okay, but getting the sag correct took some time, too much pressure and it rode like brick, but when I dropped the pressure I was blowing through the travel. I dound that using more rebound and compression could make up for running lower pressures.

    Are you running 5" or 5.5" travel?

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    I am using the 5.5" travel. I have no problem With blowing through travel, since I am not doing a lot of dropping. It might also be a reason for not using all travel.....I am using all travel on the Wren though running it at 65psi now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by syntheticreality View Post
    Actually, it's a 34 take-off from a Speccy 6fattie whatever. It's 27.5 650b boost. Those are 4.0 tires on 65mm rims and the fit is not spacious but comfortable. The ride quality is GREAT!
    Thanks Syntheticreality,

    I think that a fox in the front would do the job well but I like to have enough room for the tire, so i'll go for a Wren i think.....

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    Just put back the fox evol for a ride yesterday. I am afraid it is a much more easy shock to set correctly than CC. Plug and play. Set the sag and rebound. That's it. If the CC had been like the Fox, for the first step, and then be fine tuned with the LS and HS rebound and compression, it should be the winner. But when it is a struggle just to find the correct sag, than you feel you need to be a pro to find the settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    Just put back the fox evol for a ride yesterday. I am afraid it is a much more easy shock to set correctly than CC. Plug and play. Set the sag and rebound. That's it. If the CC had been like the Fox, for the first step, and then be fine tuned with the LS and HS rebound and compression, it should be the winner. But when it is a struggle just to find the correct sag, than you feel you need to be a pro to find the settings.
    I love the Fox Evol compared to the CCDB air and Inline. I like the lockout feature. I want one on my other bike too. Super plush and so easy to set up. It just feels so good.

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    Anyone have dimensions for the shock used on the Mutz...I'm contemplating something

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    Just a moan about parts not lasting as long as I'd like.

    While trying to work out if the odd noises I was hearing were coming from my Wren, I noticed the frame bearings on my Mutz had developed play. That's after 1400km of riding over 6 months. So having changed them all, the 6 bearings in the shock linkage were all pretty sloppy, as was the lower shock bushing. The main pivot on the drive side was pretty bad, but the non-ds felt fine. The bike feels a lot tighter now but pretty disappointed at having to change the bearings this early. We had quite a wet winter here in Scotland, but still.

    Also, last week my rear axle unwound itself and the wheel got wedged in the rear triangle. Luckily I wasn't going too quickly. Turned out one of the freehub bearings had destroyed itself and I think caused the axle to bind. The inner race of one bearing (the one nearest the wheel) was in 3 pieces. This was on a 6 month old Hope Fatsno pro2 evo hub. Thinking I could borrow a freehub of my other fatbike, when I pulled it off, the same bearing on that freehub also had a broken race - it just hadn't caused any problems yet. That hub is about a year old. Fat specific problem for the Hope freehubs?

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    I had a thread hear about my similar experience with hopes on Mutz

    I think the gen 1 bearings were not large enough for the torque exerted by extended range cog

    Hope did right by me and send me s new driver with larger bearings

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    This is the reason for changing from Hope wheel set to Onyx Racing. The hope where not taking the use of my 250lbs. The free hub bearings, especially the one closest to the hub where blowing continuously. I got some sort of proto type free wheel hub that was made with a bit more aluminum. But the greatest improvement was with s more rigid axle I bought a steel bolt, that where improving s lot. The main bearings in tube hub is not great. They did not stand out more than 10 rides before it started dragging.

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    Hope hubs are nice eye candy, but they are not durable, so don't be too surprised when they blow up.

    I ride Onyx, three pairs, expensive, but they last like no other.

    I've had no bearing issues with my Metz, one year, lots of hard riding, but I ride dry stuff except when it's snowing.

    Do you wash your bike with a hose? Might be better off brushing it off once the mud dries, store the bike where it can dry out daily.

    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    While trying to work out if the odd noises I was hearing were coming from my Wren, I noticed the frame bearings on my Mutz had developed play. That's after 1400km of riding over 6 months. So having changed them all, the 6 bearings in the shock linkage were all pretty sloppy, as was the lower shock bushing. The main pivot on the drive side was pretty bad, but the non-ds felt fine. The bike feels a lot tighter now but pretty disappointed at having to change the bearings this early. We had quite a wet winter here in Scotland, but still.

    Also, last week my rear axle unwound itself and the wheel got wedged in the rear triangle. Luckily I wasn't going too quickly. Turned out one of the freehub bearings had destroyed itself and I think caused the axle to bind. The inner race of one bearing (the one nearest the wheel) was in 3 pieces. This was on a 6 month old Hope Fatsno pro2 evo hub. Thinking I could borrow a freehub of my other fatbike, when I pulled it off, the same bearing on that freehub also had a broken race - it just hadn't caused any problems yet. That hub is about a year old. Fat specific problem for the Hope freehubs?

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    Did also change today all bearings exept main pivot bearings, that I did change two months ago. The linkage bearings where not good. I have used the bike for one year now and have been riding through all kinds of weather and I have been using my bike almost every day for one year. I use water as little as possible, but I think it was a reasonable to get one year.
    Just confused about the main pivot bearings? Why is it not just 4 bearings there, since it could be made Space for it. It sits to Spacers almost the size of a bearing on each side? Why not put 2 bearings on each side instead? Would be much more durable?



    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    While trying to work out if the odd noises I was hearing were coming from my Wren, I noticed the frame bearings on my Mutz had developed play. That's after 1400km of riding over 6 months. So having changed them all, the 6 bearings in the shock linkage were all pretty sloppy, as was the lower shock bushing. The main pivot on the drive side was pretty bad, but the non-ds felt fine. The bike feels a lot tighter now but pretty disappointed at having to change the bearings this early. We had quite a wet winter here in Scotland, but still.

    Also, last week my rear axle unwound itself and the wheel got wedged in the rear triangle. Luckily I wasn't going too quickly. Turned out one of the freehub bearings had destroyed itself and I think caused the axle to bind. The inner race of one bearing (the one nearest the wheel) was in 3 pieces. This was on a 6 month old Hope Fatsno pro2 evo hub. Thinking I could borrow a freehub of my other fatbike, when I pulled it off, the same bearing on that freehub also had a broken race - it just hadn't caused any problems yet. That hub is about a year old. Fat specific problem for the Hope freehubs?

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    Did check play in the linkage before and after getting new bearings. Did not get much better. Compared to another Mutz that is less used and is half year newer than mine and find much less play. Could you do the test on your Mutz by holding the seat tube and push and pull against the suspension linkage. You will surprised or disappointed by how much. The upper linkage should be much stronger if it was made out of one block of aluminum. At least more side way support.

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    My Mutz frame and linkage is tight after a year of riding, no complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    My Mutz frame and linkage is tight after a year of riding, no complaints.
    That was really surprising. I made improvement to the upper link yesterday and what an upgrade.... Made two tubes in aluminum and tightened together with bolts. Much improved ride quality and of course the play was much less. The seat tube felt tight as a rock.

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    I would also prefer to have 2 bearings on each side in the main pivot. I cannot see why there is not???

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    I have exchanged the CCDB against RS Monarch Debon Air.
    The CC is losing air...

    Now 60 mm Carbon Rims with Schwalbe JJ 4", 2 kg lighter! Now 15.2 kg
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    Can't say enough about the Mutz yet with so many bikes, and not enough time to ride (damn work!) I'm to dining myself listing a few of my favorite bikes. But - if I can't sell for the right price (and I'm pretty stuborn) I'll go fat again (from b plus). Anyone here move away from fat and have a wheelset they are considering parting with?

    Or know someone who wants a pre loved b plus Mutz

    Thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    My Mutz frame and linkage is tight after a year of riding, no complaints.
    Try to hold the seat tube With both hands, and push With both thumbs against the rear triangle, thapart that follows the seat tube. You will find a lot of play. The seat tube is moving because of the biggest suspension link. It was a really tight feel when testing after I made the improvement of the two aluminum tubes and bolts holding the links together. I will post som Pictures to show What I have done.

    The link itself is a long one, and would have been much better if it was made of one Peace of cnc machined alumium, instead of 2 halfs Connected only through the bearings. If the surfaces of the Connection Points where big, it would have helped. But it is really small tubes and small surfaces connecting the two links through the bearing. Since Your body weight and pedal forces goes through the seat tube I am pretty sure it is a big improvement to take away the play. It is a cheap and easy improvement that Foes could implement.

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    After much reflection regarding the future of my Mutz, and my unwillingness to accept anything but a really high offer (which is what you do when you don't want to sell!) I'm going to return the Mutz to fat from b plus. I have an opportunity to be a part of a nextie group buy and am wondering people's thoughts on 65 versus 80mm rims. While once a 4 season bike it's really now 3 season as I am enjoying a 29 plus for summer

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    After much reflection regarding the future of my Mutz, and my unwillingness to accept anything but a really high offer (which is what you do when you don't want to sell!) I'm going to return the Mutz to fat from b plus. I have an opportunity to be a part of a nextie group buy and am wondering people's thoughts on 65 versus 80mm rims. While once a 4 season bike it's really now 3 season as I am enjoying a 29 plus for summer

    Thanks!
    80mm is the far best for getting best flotation in loose snow. If you want to have the versatility to use narrower tires like 3.8" and 4" tires you need to have narrower rims like 65mm. 80mm is actually not so bad for some of the 4" tires. I know that Schwalbe 4" is pretty wide and I wille believe that minion FBR and RBH is not so bad either on the 80mm rims. Other 4" tires I have tried is to narrow and it will be easy to hit the rim in rock beds. When it comes to loose snow it is no better than a wide rim. I have been able to fit Minion FBR 4.8 rear on 90mm rims on my Mutz, though it can rub a bit. If you use 80mm rim it should be fine. Narrow rim and wide tires is no good combination since it will get wallowing when low air pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    After much reflection regarding the future of my Mutz, and my unwillingness to accept anything but a really high offer (which is what you do when you don't want to sell!) I'm going to return the Mutz to fat from b plus. I have an opportunity to be a part of a nextie group buy and am wondering people's thoughts on 65 versus 80mm rims. While once a 4 season bike it's really now 3 season as I am enjoying a 29 plus for summer

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    Four inch tires are really the max width on the Mutz, esp with 177 spacing, otherwise you risk breaking thr chain or rubbing the stays. A 65mm wide rim is plenty, also lighter, and you'll have less chance of rim damage. You could go wider, but it'll serve no signuficant advantage as 15mm is less than 10% of bead to bead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Four inch tires are really the max width on the Mutz, esp with 177 spacing, otherwise you risk breaking thr chain or rubbing the stays. A 65mm wide rim is plenty, also lighter, and you'll have less chance of rim damage. You could go wider, but it'll serve no signuficant advantage as 15mm is less than 10% of bead to bead.
    That is not the case, 4" is not the Maximum tires for Mutz. I have been riding With several others that uses 4.5 tires and wider
    with no issue. Take into account that if you are biking in bad condition With gravel and mud you need more clearance than in snow condition. If you want a Fat bike in snow conditions you need as Wide tire and rim as possible. If you are running in snow free conditions you should ame for a narrow rim and a narrow tire.

    Tires that has a good enough clearance for a Mutz With 90mm rim is Bulldozer, Dillinger 5, Schwalbe 4.4" (from Cube Fat bikes).
    In snow conditions With 90mm rim the widest I have been using is the Minion FBR.

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    I ran dunder flow last year on whiskeys - no issues

    Probably should have just stuck with it - but drank the plus cool aid

    Thanks for the feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    I ran dunder flow last year on whiskeys - no issues

    Probably should have just stuck with it - but drank the plus cool aid

    Thanks for the feedback
    Yeaahh I forgot, I used them on my 90mm without any issue. It is the same casing as the Dillinger 5.......it will probably also be good in summer use also.....

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    ... just read this whole thread. i want a mutz now in the worst way

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    now that the fatbike bubble has burst, when can i get a Mutz cheap?!?

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    Didn't have a winter that required dunder/powderflow. Been using vanhelga's since i got he bike (1y+).

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    Ah, you must be talkin about those other fatbikeS.

    The Mutz is still in a league of it's own... and worth way more than its admission price!

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    anyone else have love for the Mutz?!?

    they look awesome. i hope to build mine soon. i am loving the green...

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    I still ride mine and love it... riding and traveling too much to be online writing about it...

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    I love mine too.
    Love my mutz


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    the mutz looks awesome. after the ride i had last night, i really need some squish... i gotta get my mits on one and make sure i like it before i plunk $3k down on a frame...

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    I thought you had plenty of built in squish? Need a motor to get it up the hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Jekyl View Post
    the mutz looks awesome. after the ride i had last night, i really need some squish... i gotta get my mits on one and make sure i like it before i plunk $3k down on a frame...
    Its ridiculously fun. I absolutely love mine. I don't ride my carbon Intense Tracer much anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Jekyl View Post
    anyone else have love for the Mutz?!?

    they look awesome. i hope to build mine soon. i am loving the green...
    That's gonna look so good with a big black Wren fork on it

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    Man, I'm so jealous of these sweet bikes.
    I reckon this is the pinnacle of mountain bikes, but so hard to justify the cost when I can buy a small motorcycle instead.
    Sigh, someday.
    Oh well, I shall live vicariously through you guys.
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    Hi,

    More than a year i ride mine, i absolutely like it a lot much more than other previous bikes i've owned

    Just put a CCDB instead of the initial DBInline with wich i've had a lot of problems......

    The only complain is the bluto.
    I'll certainly put a wren in the front, hope it'll have less flex/better damping than the rock shox and that will match the rear end of the bike.....

    This is my only bike, my do-it-all bike, i ride it during all 4 seasons. A beast that can climb anything if you've got the leg then bomb downhill or take technical decents with ease and lot of comfort.

    Love my Foes Mutz


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    Quote Originally Posted by pit View Post
    Hi,

    More than a year i ride mine, i absolutely like it a lot much more than other previous bikes i've owned

    Just put a CCDB instead of the initial DBInline with wich i've had a lot of problems......

    The only complain is the bluto.
    I'll certainly put a wren in the front, hope it'll have less flex/better damping than the rock shox and that will match the rear end of the bike.....

    This is my only bike, my do-it-all bike, i ride it during all 4 seasons. A beast that can climb anything if you've got the leg then bomb downhill or take technical decents with ease and lot of comfort.

    Love my Foes Mutz


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    You won’t regret getting a wren fork, I ran a Bluto for a couple of weeks when I first got my mutz. I felt the Bluto was the weak link on my bike, the rear suspension would handle pretty much anything I could dish out. I am around 230, old and don’t do the big jumps, but do a lot of aggressive trail riding rocks and roots. After putting a wren fork on my mutz I feel this bike just gets better the harder you push it. I have the fox shock on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    Man, I'm so jealous of these sweet bikes.
    I reckon this is the pinnacle of mountain bikes, but so hard to justify the cost when I can buy a small motorcycle instead.
    Sigh, someday.
    Oh well, I shall live vicariously through you guys.
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    I tell him how far I've ridden some days, how many vertical feet of climbing, and he just looks at me in awe.

    It's worth the work.

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    Ok here's my little FSFB story in short.

    I've made the big jump 2 weeks ago and ordered a Foes Mutz.

    After riding my Scott Big Ed this summer I saw the real potential of fatbikes. I didn't even use my Bronson that much since I was having more fun on the fatbike. Previously, I had only used the fatbike in snow in winter and must say that fatbikes are highly underestimated for summer trail riding. However, after a summer of riding the fatbike, I realized that the Big Ed was taking a beating from my aggressive trail riding. I was regularly bottoming out the 100mm Bluto (even at proper psi) and felt the rear wheel wasn't gonna last much longer. So I decided that maybe a full sus fatty might be better suited for me.

    So... a lot of folks are probably gonna think I'm crazy for doing this but I sold my Bronson and Big Ed to fund the Mutz purchase! Therefore, I will go from 2 bikes to a single beast. I honestly think I made the right choice since the Bronson just gathered dust in the garage this summer.

    After reading this thread I also picked the Wren 150mm instead of the flexy Bluto (which I felt on the Big Ed as well). Also, a pleasant surprise as Foes didn't have any Cane Creek shocks left and they asked if I would prefer a DVO Topaz 150mm instead! Would I?! :P

    And so, as winter is fast approaching, I'm now worried about the cold weather reliability of those suspensions. Does anyone have any input on those, particularly the Topaz since it's gonna be the one doing most of the work with pedalling and all. Btw I live in Quebec where the winters are pretty harsh although I don't particularly fancy riding in temps lower than -15C.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by exp18 View Post
    You won’t regret getting a wren fork, I ran a Bluto for a couple of weeks when I first got my mutz. I felt the Bluto was the weak link on my bike, the rear suspension would handle pretty much anything I could dish out. I am around 230, old and don’t do the big jumps, but do a lot of aggressive trail riding rocks and roots. After putting a wren fork on my mutz I feel this bike just gets better the harder you push it. I have the fox shock on the rear.
    It seems that the 150 mm travel Wren was produced to fit the Mutz first.....that's what Xavier Lassalle from Crazy Bear Bikes said to me a few weeks ago.....

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    found this pic in another thread, my the raw finish looks so utilitarian. awesome...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pit View Post
    It seems that the 150 mm travel Wren was produced to fit the Mutz first.....that's what Xavier Lassalle from Crazy Bear Bikes said to me a few weeks ago.....
    Agreed, like a glove. I am glad I ran the bluto for a little while it made me not doubt me purchase.

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    I got in some snow. This was taken about 8 miles back in at 6500 ft. 17 mile ride on the Mutz yesterday and two KOMs on some DH sections. The Muts is faster than my AM bike... when no pedaling is involved.
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    Have been using my Mutz with 27.5 50mm rims with 3" tires from Schwalbe all summer and autumn. Also put on a DHX2 coil shock. Together with the Wren 150mm fork it is so good. Did a couple of drop and jumps today and what a plush bike. I have had some other FS and it cannot compare. And then you can just switch over to 26" wheels with 4.6"/4.8" tires when the snow comes. I would have loved to tried 27.5" with 3.8" tires from Maxxis, the Minions, before getting the widest fat bike tires on for the deep snow.

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    Quick question guys, is the 71 degree seat tube angle listed the actual STA or the effective?

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    I have a Wren 150mm fork up front and measured my STA at 70 degrees.

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    Hello everyone, this is my first post on this forum and I will start with this thread as I'm currently building my Mutz. Actually I'm almost finished, just waiting to get the XX1 Derailleur, which is the last part missing. Once done I will post some pictures from beautiful Switzerland
    OK and I also have some questions:
    1) is anyone out there with an Eagle group on his Mutz?
    2) has anyone fitted Maxxis Minion's on his Mutz? Do they actually fit?

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    In the Foes forum there is a tire fitment thread, maybe some pictures in there.

    When my tires wear out I plan to put on a set of Minions 4.0.

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    Ive run 5" Dillingers on mine. Van Helgas and 4.0 Minions work just fine.

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    I have 4.8 Minions for summer and Dillinger 5s for winter. Both have chain clearance issues on the "granny" gear (large cog). Chain lightly rubs on the side knobs of the rear tires when climbing on the large cog. It doesn't really bother me but it's not ideal. Btw all advice are welcome, but I really don't wanna buy another crank and bb has already 1 spacer on the drive side and I doubt a 2nd spacer is recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
    I have 4.8 Minions for summer and Dillinger 5s for winter. Both have chain clearance issues on the "granny" gear (large cog). Chain lightly rubs on the side knobs of the rear tires when climbing on the large cog. It doesn't really bother me but it's not ideal. Btw all advice are welcome, but I really don't wanna buy another crank and bb has already 1 spacer on the drive side and I doubt a 2nd spacer is recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Flip the chainring or buy an offset wolftooth model.
    I should have added... I run the wolftooth chainring with no problems with 5" Dillingers. I think the wolftooth is 4mm more offset.

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    What's that wolf tooth chainring model called? Or could someone post a pic? Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
    What's that wolf tooth chainring model called? Or could someone post a pic? Thx
    I think all Wolftooth chainrings are 6mm offset for sram

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    I've just ordered a Wren in 150mm....can't wait to put her in front of my Mutz

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    Hey thanks for all your replies! Somehow the notification does not work for me, so I never knew there were any...

    Anyhow, here are some pictures of my Mutz.

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    Currently I'm running the 4.0 Schwalbe Jumbo Jim's I still had lying around and I might stay with 4.0 width for the clearances sake. Minions will be the next ones I fit. The 4.0 are more expensive than the 4.8. It's a strange world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
    I have 4.8 Minions for summer and Dillinger 5s for winter. Both have chain clearance issues on the "granny" gear (large cog). Chain lightly rubs on the side knobs of the rear tires when climbing on the large cog. It doesn't really bother me but it's not ideal. Btw all advice are welcome, but I really don't wanna buy another crank and bb has already 1 spacer on the drive side and I doubt a 2nd spacer is recommended.
    Here is what I have done to add clearance for a Lou mounted on a Marge Lite fitted into a Carver ti O'beast. Running a 1 x 11 with shimano XT cassette. I placed a 9spd spacer on the freehub then mounted the Cassette without the 11T first cog. I used a 12T lockring to snug the cassette down. So far every thing is staying tight.

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    We are using 4.4 Schwalbe JJ rear on the Mutz. They are studded with 250-300 Best Grip studs. They are light and rolling better then every other tires we have tested.

    The other tire we have tested is the minions 27.5 x 3.8 on 50mm rims. Also with studs. That's a tire that can take rocks and hits, when the snow are melted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Here is what I have done to add clearance for a Lou mounted on a Marge Lite fitted into a Carver ti O'beast. Running a 1 x 11 with shimano XT cassette. I placed a 9spd spacer on the freehub then mounted the Cassette without the 11T first cog. I used a 12T lockring to snug the cassette down. So far every thing is staying tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtfourch View Post
    Hey thanks for all your replies! Somehow the notification does not work for me, so I never knew there were any...

    Anyhow, here are some pictures of my Mutz.

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    Currently I'm running the 4.0 Schwalbe Jumbo Jim's I still had lying around and I might stay with 4.0 width for the clearances sake. Minions will be the next ones I fit. The 4.0 are more expensive than the 4.8. It's a strange world...
    Salü
    Ich habe letzten Sommer die JJ 4" gefahren. Für Strasse und leichtes Gelände in Ordnung. Für richtig grobes Gelände haben die zu wenig Profil/Gripp und dünne Seitenwände...
    Hab mir nun für nächsten Sommer die Minion in 4" organisiert. Bin gespannt was die taugen! :-)
    Für den Winter hab ich die Colossus in 4.8", passen hinten knapp in den Rahmen...
    Grüsse aus der Innerschweiz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt45 View Post
    Salü
    Ich habe letzten Sommer die JJ 4" gefahren. Für Strasse und leichtes Gelände in Ordnung. Für richtig grobes Gelände haben die zu wenig Profil/Gripp und dünne Seitenwände...
    Hab mir nun für nächsten Sommer die Minion in 4" organisiert. Bin gespannt was die taugen! :-)
    Für den Winter hab ich die Colossus in 4.8", passen hinten knapp in den Rahmen...
    Grüsse aus der Innerschweiz!
    Ja, diese Meinung teile ich. Ich bin letztes Jahr in Davos den Morning Flow Ride mit den JJ 4.8 gefahren... absoluter Fehlentscheid, der zu einer ausgekugelten Schulter geführt hat
    Den Dillinger 4" mit Spikes fahre ich auf meinem haibike Sduro
    Die JJ werde ich beim Mutz auch mit den Minions ersetzen.
    Fährst du die Colossus mit der Fox Gabel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtfourch View Post
    Ja, diese Meinung teile ich. Ich bin letztes Jahr in Davos den Morning Flow Ride mit den JJ 4.8 gefahren... absoluter Fehlentscheid, der zu einer ausgekugelten Schulter geführt hat
    Den Dillinger 4" mit Spikes fahre ich auf meinem haibike Sduro
    Die JJ werde ich beim Mutz auch mit den Minions ersetzen.
    Fährst du die Colossus mit der Fox Gabel?

    Sorry for going German on this Post
    Im Winter hab ich ne Bluto mit Colossus 4.8 und im Sommer ne Fox 34 boost mit Minion 4". In die Fox passen max. 4" Pneu.

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    I like it! A lot of nice bikes. Dan Mutz just finished mine. New HampshireFoes Mutz-img_0384.jpg

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    A Mutz in Corsica Island

    Still loving mine

    Top quality frame

    Fantastic bike (for me......)

    I'm still waiting for my Wren........

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    Quote Originally Posted by a63vette View Post
    +1 - anybody?
    Just mounted these on some Hugo 52mm rims and they fit perfectly.

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    Has anyone found a QR rear thru-axle with the right thread pitch and thread depth for a 2016 Mutz frame? I am emailing back and forth with Foes and this seems to be a difficult question for them to field so far. I'd like to not have to carry a tool to be able to remove the rear wheel if possible....

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    I have a DT Swiss 12X177mm. Works perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgeracer View Post
    I have a DT Swiss 12X177mm. Works perfectly.
    +1

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    Oh good thx. Do you have a link to the exact one you bought? I know there are different thread pitches on these skewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X View Post
    Oh good thx. Do you have a link to the exact one you bought? I know there are different thread pitches on these skewers.
    Mine came with the frame when i ordered it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit View Post
    Mine came with the frame when i ordered it......
    Couple questions:
    1)What year is your frame
    2)What is the length on the threads?

    Thanks much. I'm going back and forth with Foes sales dept and they don't seem to be real confident that one exists for my 2016 frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X View Post
    Couple questions:
    1)What year is your frame
    2)What is the length on the threads?

    Thanks much. I'm going back and forth with Foes sales dept and they don't seem to be real confident that one exists for my 2016 frame.
    Just checked, you can get them on Amazon.com. Just search DT Swiss skewer 12X177

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    Just checked, you can get them on Amazon.com. Just search DT Swiss skewer 12X177
    Thx. I ordered one on eBay. The key was finding the right pitch (1.5) and thread length (15mm).

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    Good job! THIS did the trick

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    I got a 29er wheelset and Minions for my longer rides. The VanHelgas are a bit much for my 50-60 mile rides.
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    If you guys saw on Facebook a new Mutz is on the way.... it looks like there will be a long travel and a short travel version.

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    I looked for more info, all I saw was a mention of 150mm travel.

    I liked my Mutz, but it needs some tweaks before I'd buy another:

    Shorter chainstays, 425-430
    Steeper seat tube angle, 75-76
    Head tube that's compatible with internal angleset
    Clearance for 29+ and 26 x 4.8

    These are minor tweaks other than the chainstays, which might not work without a rework of the yoke.

    Changing head tubes is easy, the larger head tube is already in use by the Mixxer.

    Seat tube angle might require a bent tube, probably need to lengthen the top tube.

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    Can anyone please confirm (Picture if possible) that a 27.5 x3.8 Maxxis or Hodag's will fit in the rear on 45 mm rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    Can anyone please confirm (Picture if possible) that a 27.5 x3.8 Maxxis or Hodag's will fit in the rear on 45 mm rims?
    It'll fit, probably 3/8-1/2" spacing, not ideal for mud I ran a 29 x 3 Dirt Wizard which just cleared with a big 1/8" to spare.

    The Minion 27.5 x 3.8 is the same diameter as a Minion 26 x 4.8 which is a good inch shorter than a Minion 29 x 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    If you guys saw on Facebook a new Mutz is on the way.... it looks like there will be a long travel and a short travel version.
    Weird... Why the exclusive short travel version? Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that the Mutz already has a short travel option by switching eyelet on the rear shock linkage and switching/adjusting front fork. Anyway I love my Mutz in 150mm with the Wren and Topaz shock. Wouldn't change anything. I need that 150 for the more aggressive summer riding.

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    Maybe the poster doesn't know the Mutz has two travel settings?

    I prefer longer travel too, esp since I already have a hardtail fatty.

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    Mutz can fly!!

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    New mutz? Details? Same geo as before?

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    I need to order a front derailer for the Mutz. I was looking at GX. Which one do I need to order?

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    High direct mount, top pull.

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    Yeah man nice!!

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    Tons of traction with a Mutz......

    This was in a forest near Cahors, center of France. Hard and technical climb, nice terrain for a tractor like the Mutz...... but.......did something like this ever happen to someone ?

    It's a Garbaruk Xtender 42-50 teeth.......I've just sent it back to my distributor in France.....

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    Just built this Mutz up. Anyone else have a DVO Topaz shock on theirs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pit View Post
    This was in a forest near Cahors, center of France. Hard and technical climb, nice terrain for a tractor like the Mutz...... but.......did something like this ever happen to someone ?

    It's a Garbaruk Xtender 42-50 teeth.......I've just sent it back to my distributor in France.....
    Probably not, that's a brand new product that's not widely used yet. Wonder if the fatbike drivetrain is at an angle that's outside of the spec, but it's also likely to not have the same level of R&D of SRAM or Shimano, so it's taking a chance IMO. I feel like I'm taking a chance with my Hope cassette too, but so far so good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Probably not, that's a brand new product that's not widely used yet. Wonder if the fatbike drivetrain is at an angle that's outside of the spec, but it's also likely to not have the same level of R&D of SRAM or Shimano, so it's taking a chance IMO. I feel like I'm taking a chance with my Hope cassette too, but so far so good.
    I agree, that's a "young" company.....or i wasn't lucky on this climb .....perhaps the warranty service will send me a new one.....

    I hope your hope cassette will work better than mine Jayem


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    Just curious. What are some average build weights?

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    Mine came in at 32.5 with 27.5 x 3 tires and 34# with the 26 x 4.0s. That's with a Fox 34, Reverb Dropper and very heavy saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobine View Post
    Mine came in at 32.5 with 27.5 x 3 tires and 34# with the 26 x 4.0s. That's with a Fox 34, Reverb Dropper and very heavy saddle.
    How do you like it with the plus tires? I've had mine like that since new haven't tried anything else yet. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by a63vette View Post
    How do you like it with the plus tires? I've had mine like that since new haven't tried anything else yet. Thanks


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    One of the reasons I'll always have a fat full squish is because of the versatility. I love the bike with the 27.5+ set up. Definitely can corner and climb faster.
    The fat set up is just plain fun. Nothing better when you just want to smile and goof around on a local loop. Fat holds an edge in comfort for strait line bombing roots and rocks. When my hands, elbows and shoulders hurt, I run full fat.
    I've tried the "big" fat tires and prefer the 3.8-4.0 for everything but loose snow. For that I'll break out the Farley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpfurn View Post
    Can anyone please confirm (Picture if possible) that a 27.5 x3.8 Maxxis or Hodag's will fit in the rear on 45 mm rims?
    Really late answer, but Minions 3.8" will clear with good mud clearance on the Foes Mutz.

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    What's your favorite tire on the Mutz? I've been riding the Van Helgas and really like them, but I wanna try something different... maybe a smaller and lighter 4.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    What's your favorite tire on the Mutz? I've been riding the Van Helgas and really like them, but I wanna try something different... maybe a smaller and lighter 4.0.
    My favourite fat tyre is depending on surface. Snow and Ice I use spiked Jumb Jim 4" or 4.4" rear and 4.8 or 4.4" front. Wet surface on roots and rocks I like Minions. I have only tried 4.8/26" and 3.8"/27.5". Would love to try Minions 4"/26"

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    Something in a 27.5 3"

    I really like the WTB Trail Boss 3.0 when I was riding a Mutz, it never let me down.

    I'm riding the Purgatory Grid now on a Fatillac, what a great tire, the Grid version fixes all the woes of the lighter weight Purgatory.

    Seriously, you need some 27.5 rims to run the b fat tires like the Hodag and Minion.

    In a 26 x 4" tire, the height to width ratio are limiting factors that can't be overcome by tread design.

    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    What's your favorite tire on the Mutz? I've been riding the Van Helgas and really like them, but I wanna try something different... maybe a smaller and lighter 4.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Something in a 27.5 3"

    I really like the WTB Trail Boss 3.0 when I was riding a Mutz, it never let me down.

    I'm riding the Purgatory Grid now on a Fatillac, what a great tire, the Grid version fixes all the woes of the lighter weight Purgatory.

    Seriously, you need some 27.5 rims to run the b fat tires like the Hodag and Minion.

    In a 26 x 4" tire, the height to width ratio are limiting factors that can't be overcome by tread design.
    26 x 4" Maxxis Minion tire is actually lighter than the 27.5x 3.8" tire. I am not sure about the tire height limitation since I have never tried the 4", but I am running the 3.8" on a Nextie carbon rim with 45mm internal width. I am going to try the 4" on a Nextie with 85mm internal width so it is not quite right to compare.

    Both the Purgatory Grid/Gripton (I own two myself, but have not used it much) and the WTB are incredible heavy tires in their size. I will buy a Trail Boss to see how it will ride though.

    The best plus tire by far, is the Vee Tyre Crown Gem 3" with Synthesis walls. Weighs little, and the rubber compound and the knobs pattern (similar to Schwalbe N.Nic) are top notch. It is durable in tough terrain, but I have worned out almost 2 of them these season due to high milage. Low rolling resistant with lower center knobs, but grippy side knobs, and the soft rubber compound grips on wet surface.

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    Heavy tires are heavy for good reason, they are more robust, they take more abuse, and they tend to ride better when well designed.

    I went through the whole light tire route, the result is poor performance and flats.

    Take for example a Jumbo Jim, which is a great tire for it's weight, but it's not a heavy hitter when it comes to traction and performance.

    I'd much rather ride a Minion or a Purgatory and pay the price for weight, then be spinning out or washing out as I ride, or worse yet, replacing failed tires.

    There's no magic in tires, weight is just one factor to consider when choosing a tire.

    The Purgatory Grid is twice the tire when compared to a Trail Boss, but only because it is better constructed. If the Trail Boss were updated to the same casing and compound as the Purgatory Grid, then they'd be on equal footing.

    By memory, I believe the Trail Boss 3.0 is heavier (1100gm( than the Purgatory Grid (975gm).

    Also keep in mind that we're riding fat full suspension bikes, so weight means a lot less... in other words, if I wanted a light full suspension fat bike, I certainly would not be riding a Mutz or a Fatillac!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish2010 View Post
    26 x 4" Maxxis Minion tire is actually lighter than the 27.5x 3.8" tire. I am not sure about the tire height limitation since I have never tried the 4", but I am running the 3.8" on a Nextie carbon rim with 45mm internal width. I am going to try the 4" on a Nextie with 85mm internal width so it is not quite right to compare.

    Both the Purgatory Grid/Gripton (I own two myself, but have not used it much) and the WTB are incredible heavy tires in their size. I will buy a Trail Boss to see how it will ride though.

    The best plus tire by far, is the Vee Tyre Crown Gem 3" with Synthesis walls. Weighs little, and the rubber compound and the knobs pattern (similar to Schwalbe N.Nic) are top notch. It is durable in tough terrain, but I have worned out almost 2 of them these season due to high milage. Low rolling resistant with lower center knobs, but grippy side knobs, and the soft rubber compound grips on wet surface.

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    Yes and no, weight and performance does not only mean durability. It depends on more than weight. Side walls especially.

    Purgatory Gripton is actually 1280 grams and Trail Boss in soft compound/ High Grip is 1470 grams. Minions in 3" is approx 1000grams?

    I will not ever buy dry surface tires any more, they are designed for totally different climate than mine. It is not only scary but dangerous to use tires with 62 or harder compound where I am living.

    Yes I rode the Nobby Nic a lot last year, and yes it was taking a lot of hits and it punctured alot. This year I have used the Vee Crown Gem with synthesis side walls (that I think does it really durable) and they rides better and have taken only on hit that I think was a spike shaped stone or something. Both tires are a bit under 1000 grams in 3".

    I tried Maxxis in start of season and I like it (just one hit) and I have ridden minion 29er up front and I love it. Not as good rubber compound as Schwalbe and Vee tire.

    Starting to test Purgatory now, and it seems good. Not sure about the Gripton compound yet, it is really soft and needs a bit more air pressure.

    I use Schwalbe procore on all of my front wheels/tire combo. You can go lower in air pressure and still have a stiffer tire feel. It just holds the tire on the rim much better.
    On the rear I use Huck Norris rim protection, and this have saved me a lot of times when hitting hard in rock beds and on roots in high speed.



    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Heavy tires are heavy for good reason, they are more robust, they take more abuse, and they tend to ride better when well designed.

    I went through the whole light tire route, the result is poor performance and flats.

    Take for example a Jumbo Jim, which is a great tire for it's weight, but it's not a heavy hitter when it comes to traction and performance.

    I'd much rather ride a Minion or a Purgatory and pay the price for weight, then be spinning out or washing out as I ride, or worse yet, replacing failed tires.

    There's no magic in tires, weight is just one factor to consider when choosing a tire.

    The Purgatory Grid is twice the tire when compared to a Trail Boss, but only because it is better constructed. If the Trail Boss were updated to the same casing and compound as the Purgatory Grid, then they'd be on equal footing.

    By memory, I believe the Trail Boss 3.0 is heavier (1100gm( than the Purgatory Grid (975gm).

    Also keep in mind that we're riding fat full suspension bikes, so weight means a lot less... in other words, if I wanted a light full suspension fat bike, I certainly would not be riding a Mutz or a Fatillac!

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    Has anyone tried a 27.5 x3.0 Wrathchild?

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    2018 Foes Mutz 150 - Frame

    The all new, longer, lower, slacker version of the original "best bike ever"
    With up to 6.5" of travel, the new Mutz 150 breaks all fatbike rules and is truly ready for anything!
    From big hits in the dirt to snowy flow, this is your one bike to do it all.

    Foes Mutz150 LB builds available now! Check one out at the Amherst, NH location.
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    Alright MTBR friends, I have joined the Mutz gang!!

    I picked up a Mutz frame recently and upon receiving and unboxing two things became apparent.

    1/ My frame has had the everloving daylights beat out of it. I couldn't find an inch on it that wasn't covered in very deep scratches :O

    2/ My shock (CC Inline) sounds sucky/bubbly/weird. This is my first full sus bike and I know shocks and forks make an air noise but this is LOUD. Wondering if I should replace with a Fox/Manitou/DVO/whatever or rebuild. I'd love to hear feedback on the different shock options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    2018 Foes Mutz 150 - Frame

    The all new, longer, lower, slacker version of the original "best bike ever"
    With up to 6.5" of travel, the new Mutz 150 breaks all fatbike rules and is truly ready for anything!
    From big hits in the dirt to snowy flow, this is your one bike to do it all.

    Foes Mutz150 LB builds available now! Check one out at the Amherst, NH location.
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    Any geo changes for 2018? Still looks long in
    the chainstays ... if they got it under 17" it'd be sweet.

    Edit: Found the Foes Facebook posting on the Mutz 150... it's not longer or lower, it's actually shorter in the TT and the chainstays were stretched 1/8". Nowhere does it say the travel is increased. The updated geo suggests a change in the HTA, not sure is the STA changed, and the longer CS is only 1/8".

    Because the Mutz was originally designed around a Bluto 120mm fork, it has always had akward geo when paired with long travel forks like the Wren, Fox, and now the Mastodon. Foes is not great about providing accurate geo.

    The Mutz would benefit from a full makeover, 75 deg STA, 430-435 CS, and a longer TT. When posting geo they need to specify fork travel.

    All I'm seeing different in the Mutz 150 is a geo adjusted for 150mm travel fork, a slightly slacker HTA (0.5 deg), a slightly longer CS, and a shorter seat tube. No mention of more travel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargeCookerMaxi View Post
    Alright MTBR friends, I have joined the Mutz gang!!

    I picked up a Mutz frame recently and upon receiving and unboxing two things became apparent.

    1/ My frame has had the everloving daylights beat out of it. I couldn't find an inch on it that wasn't covered in very deep scratches :O

    2/ My shock (CC Inline) sounds sucky/bubbly/weird. This is my first full sus bike and I know shocks and forks make an air noise but this is LOUD. Wondering if I should replace with a Fox/Manitou/DVO/whatever or rebuild. I'd love to hear feedback on the different shock options.
    You bought a used full boinger fat bike? From somebody you don't know it sounds like? You like to live dangerously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    You bought a used full boinger fat bike? From somebody you don't know it sounds like? You like to live dangerously.
    Yup I did, although the ad was quite misleading. Had pictures showing an almost pristine bike.

    Water under the bridge, a new coat of powder will fix all my problems there, just need to figure out the shock dealio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargeCookerMaxi View Post
    Yup I did, although the ad was quite misleading. Had pictures showing an almost pristine bike.

    Water under the bridge, a new coat of powder will fix all my problems there, just need to figure out the shock dealio.
    Get a CC IL Coil, best choice for that type of bike, no effect in the cold, easilly adjusted for feel, only hard part is getting the spring weight correct.

    The fork is a no brainer

    Might wanna look at replacing swingarm bearings, esp if you're gonna get it powder coated; gotta pull em anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NH Mtbiker View Post
    2018 Foes Mutz 150 - Frame

    The all new, longer, lower, slacker version of the original "best bike ever"
    With up to 6.5" of travel, the new Mutz 150 breaks all fatbike rules and is truly ready for anything!
    From big hits in the dirt to snowy flow, this is your one bike to do it all.

    Foes Mutz150 LB builds available now! Check one out at the Amherst, NH location.
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    I like the new one, it looks nice.
    Unfortunately Foes lost me as a customer when they told me they stopped selling direct when I called to buy a Mixer. There isn't a dealer near me and the shops around me can't be bothered. It sucks because I'm all for supporting Made in USA and boutique brands. I guess they can afford to alienate customers because there really aren't any other places to buy bicycles

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    Or, you could be happy that they’re supporting bike dealers by not following the trend to sell direct. Honestly, you can’t have it both ways, direct sales kills the LBS, all for a marginal cost savings to the buyer. I got my Mutz from a local shop.

    You can buy direct from Lens Sport. Pricing for a Fatillac is similar to the Mutz...better frame design.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefariousd View Post
    I like the new one, it looks nice.
    Unfortunately Foes lost me as a customer when they told me they stopped selling direct when I called to buy a Mixer. There isn't a dealer near me and the shops around me can't be bothered. It sucks because I'm all for supporting Made in USA and boutique brands. I guess they can afford to alienate customers because there really aren't any other places to buy bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Or, you could be happy that they’re supporting bike dealers by not following the trend to sell direct. Honestly, you can’t have it both ways, direct sales kills the LBS, all for a marginal cost savings to the buyer. I got my Mutz from a local shop.

    You can buy direct from Lens Sport. Pricing for a Fatillac is similar to the Mutz...better frame design.
    No, after asking two local shops and being told they didn't have any interest in getting one for me again in typical western Washington bike shop douche speak (which is why I bought my first Mutz direct) I'm not going to be happy that they are doing that.
    It's not about the money it's about the relationship. When I bought my first one they were responsive friendly and helpful, very much unlike my local bike shops that are friendly until they get the money then give Zero ****s about follow up service helping with warranty items etc.

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    Call Evan Plews at Ridge Cyclesports in Wenatchee, he’s a Foes dealer, he sold three Mutz through his shop, two for me, the other I built for a customer .

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefariousd View Post
    No, after asking two local shops and being told they didn't have any interest in getting one for me again in typical western Washington bike shop douche speak (which is why I bought my first Mutz direct) I'm not going to be happy that they are doing that.
    It's not about the money it's about the relationship. When I bought my first one they were responsive friendly and helpful, very much unlike my local bike shops that are friendly until they get the money then give Zero ****s about follow up service helping with warranty items etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Call Evan Plews at Ridge Cyclesports in Wenatchee, he’s a Foes dealer, he sold three Mutz through his shop, two for me, the other I built for a customer .
    Completely random and unrelated question:

    Are you a nurse, Ben?

    Had a surge of curiosity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefariousd View Post
    I like the new one, it looks nice.
    Unfortunately Foes lost me as a customer when they told me they stopped selling direct when I called to buy a Mixer. There isn't a dealer near me and the shops around me can't be bothered. It sucks because I'm all for supporting Made in USA and boutique brands. I guess they can afford to alienate customers because there really aren't any other places to buy bicycles
    I live in Utah, bought mine from a dealer in Colorado, well, frame anyway, it was at my house in two days. Foes will tell you where your closest dealer is. One can't expect a small manufacturer like Foes to support a large dealer network.

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