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    Good front fork options besides Bluto?

    Glad to see Rockshox fill a need, though I wonder if there's another good fatty fork option either out there already on in the works, that would adapt to the 135mm front hub of my Mukluk, without the need for adaptors or added width.

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    The fork of many names.

    Here it is at Bikeman.

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    Yup, I'm aware of that one, thanks. What's the weight - 4 lbs too?

    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele View Post
    The fork of many names.

    Here it is at Bikeman.

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    Brad Bingham’s Snozocchi Fat-bike Suspension Fork

    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    No real viable option or readily available except Mendons lefty set up, I have both and each set up is great in its own ways

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    Lefty

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    rigid. plenty of options. be the trail.

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    lefty, the fork of many names, and that snozocchi are pretty much it for fat suspension other than the bluto.

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    Give it time. There will more options in the future. Hopefully from Fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    rigid. plenty of options. be the trail.

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    That was helpful lol....

    Lefty max here, it is a thing of beauty.

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    Don't be scared of the Lefty. Goofy wheel removal but the suspension performance is very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Don't be scared of the Lefty. Goofy wheel removal but the suspension performance is very good.
    i'm skeered cuz it's goofy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    i'm skeered cuz it's goofy.
    Yeah but I can change a front tube or tire without taking the wheel off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Don't be scared of the Lefty. Goofy wheel removal but the suspension performance is very good.
    But you never have to remove the wheel....tire changes & all

    It would be nice if there was a QR style for the lefty hub though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    But you never have to remove the wheel....tire changes & all

    It would be nice if there was a QR style for the lefty hub though....
    I stand corrected...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/cannondale/le...se-556837.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Yeah but I can change a front tube or tire without taking the wheel off.
    here's a cookie for your newfound time saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    here's a cookie for your newfound time saver.
    Yummy!

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    Other than the fork-of-many-names, there are currently no aftermarket options that will allow you to use your current hub. Lefty will require a new hub to be laced to your rim.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    ya but with a lefty you can only make left hand turns which limits you to doing counter clockwise loops. the other issue is that's it's still a SISSY fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    ya but with a lefty you can only make left hand turns which limits you to doing counter clockwise loops. the other issue is that's it's still a SISSY fork.

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    kinda reminds me of a 1 legged man in a pissin contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    kinda reminds me of a 1 legged man in a pissin contest.
    heh. bikes. so simple yet so fvcking overthought, overengineerd, overtweaked, overpoked, overprodded, overpriced, oftentimes underridden, yet they're still just bikes.

    humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    ya but with a lefty you can only make left hand turns which limits you to doing counter clockwise loops. the other issue is that's it's still a SISSY fork.

    rog
    My out-n-back's take a *long long time*!

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    Ah yes, the Lefty. I've had one on a 29er. Good fork. Looks funny, Any weight savings there?

    I read that the Bluto weighs about 4 lbs. Could weigh even less with a bit of tech trickery here n' there, maybe even if metal were shaved off of the crown at 135mm width instead of 150mm? Looking forward to what's in the works...

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