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    Mukluk upgrade: Clownshoe up front, Darryl in the back?

    Thinking it's going to be cheaper for me to upgrade my first gen Mukluk then it will be to buy the Mukluk2.

    First up is rims. I'll keep the Salsa/Surly hubs for the build. I was thinking the Surly Clownshoe in the rear might be too much, so maybe Clownshoe front, Darryl rear? Or Darryl/Darryl..Clownshoe/Clownshoe? The bike will see significant amount of trail/street riding/curb hopping as well as maybe some snow riding this winter if I can find any. I really wouldn't want the BFL in the rear I don't think...only up front.

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    I vote Darryl Darryl

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    If you take a holesaw or two to your Fat Sheba rims you can get their weight down to close to the Darryls for a lot less money. There are several threads about drilling out rims. I took about 300 grams out of each rim. They have held up for two years. I way about 170 but I don't get big air. They have been through a number of rock gardens and are still going strong.

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    Yeah? What size did you use?
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    1.5" on centerline and 3/4" down each side. My rims are 28 hole so I have a little more room between holes but people have done the same thing to 32 hole rims.

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    i was thinking today about how cool a Clown Shoe would be up front, where you need it more.

    I am going to hold off though, since i am rolling 2 darryls already.

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    Like Sryanak said just drill em, works great and no problems with mine yet and I pound the snot out of em. Oh yeah and throw some lighter tubes in!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed View Post
    The bike will see significant amount of trail/street riding/curb hopping as well as maybe some snow riding this winter if I can find any.

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    Since this is how you will be riding it most of the time, why not just stick with Rolling Darryls? They'd be lighter, and you aren't looking for maximum floatation for curb hopping and urban exploits.

    Heck, I'd look hard at getting the Fatback Uma II's, as they are burlier rims. I got the 70mm ones recently and they will be my XC/Trail rims for my "non-winter time" set up. Uma II's are even lighter, and look to be easier to set up tubeless, if you want to play with that. I hear the 90's are going to be real easy to set up tubeless, if that matters to you at all.
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