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    New Sarma HoBoy fork

    Got my new sarma hoboy, seems pretty nice!New Sarma HoBoy fork-el-gordo-002.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    I love my HoBoy on the Pugs.

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    What front hub does it take? Doesn't list it on their site. I'm looking for a 150mm hub that will take 5" tires on 80mm rims. They are only saying 4.7" clearance.

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    LaMere Cycles new 150 carbon fork
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    Another Hoboy user here



    Quote Originally Posted by Utahbikemike View Post
    What front hub does it take? Doesn't list it on their site. I'm looking for a 150mm hub that will take 5" tires on 80mm rims. They are only saying 4.7" clearance.
    Plenty of clearance... i'll go take some pics for ya
    Edit: though it's 135TA not 150... depending on the hub you should be able to swap endcaps
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    Should clear 5" easy... almost 1/2" on each side of my bud



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    So this would work well with the clownshoe and bud/lou setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk1er18 View Post
    Another Hoboy user here





    Plenty of clearance... i'll go take some pics for ya
    Edit: though it's 135TA not 150... depending on the hub you should be able to swap endcaps
    Thanks for the info, I'll have to check into the through axle.. Does it come with one? I'm running novatec convertible hubs but I'm using 150qr

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    Anyone aware of any special pricing or discounts available on the Hoboy?

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    For Pugsley owners running the Hoboy fork, help me understand the whole front/rear disc spacing issue.

    I have a 2014 Pugsley that came with the non-offset 135mm spaced Moonlander fork. My front wheel has a White Industries Snowhite hub that works in the fork without the need for disc spacers.

    Will the Snowhite hub require disc spacers to be compatible with the Hoboy fork?

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    Just put one of these on my bike to replace my trusty old MRP/White Bros Snowpack fork.
    Dropped 300g (570 vs 870g) and now through axle. Same 450mm A-to-C, so no change to geometry.
    Sadly, they don't offer the tapered steerer in the short A/C model, so 1 1/8" with the same adapter crown race from the old fork.
    $60 extra for the through axle, so I'm required to say say that it feels way stiffer!

    Appearance takes some getting used to. Logos are not decals. They're actually recessed into the outer layer of the carbon, so you're stuck with them. Good thing they're subtle.
    Bike is now at 24.5 lbs. I think I'm done for awhile. Still need to trim my brake hoses, I know!

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    I have a 2013 Moonlander with the non-offset 135 stock fork. It is currently setup with BB7 mechanical brakes with an IS mount for the caliper.

    I am trying to put on the new Sarma Hoboy fork and notice the rotor sits too far inboard to meet the caliper spacing by nearly 6mm. I am using a new Hayes MX Expert caliper, but that shouldn't matter. Even the old BB7 caliper doesn't fit.

    I'm attaching an image of the new setup and if you look closely, you can see the post mount hole on the fork and the caliper slot are off by about 6mm.

    So, are there spacers for this? Should I shift the hub and re-dish the wheel?
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    You need a spacer

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    A little late to the party but here's my 2015 Fatboy Expert with my new Sarma Hoboy thru and Hope Fatsno Hub. I was able reuse the original spokes.
    The matte and gloss combo on the fork work really well with the frames glossy finish and looks much better than the carbon spec dropout that it replaced.
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    What material is the steerer tube?

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    Carbon

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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!!

    For those that have these forks, what steerer bung have you used?? Or to put it another way, what is the ID of the steerer tube??

    Have a set with the straight 1 1/8 steerer coming and was going to order this before they arrive so I can get them straight on!

    TIA!
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    Can the logo/decal be removed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwcheung View Post
    Can the logo/decal be removed?
    It's not a decal. The logo is molded into the carbon. I have one. It's kind of an odd looking fork, but I've gotten used to it. Good product.

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    Just ordered my Hoboy for my Moonlander (Bud/Clownshoe combo). Price as been dropped to $210. Hope my wheel fits! lol
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    To those who bought a Hoboy, how long did it take to ship? Ordered mine 5 days ago and still no word from their shipping department.

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    Curious to know the deal with them as well; Fixing to put one of these on the pugs for the winter for the 135x15 hubs...

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    I just got an e-mail with tracking info for a mailing service out of China, which I assume is where they are produced. At least I have word it is coming now! Once I get my Moonie all set up I will post here with my thoughts.

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    Got mine today for my Moonlander. 100 mm Clownshoe with Bud seems to fit fine. Hopefully brakes will fit with new fork.
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    Did you get any warranty info with this? I e-mailed them about it, but no reply. For a little bit more, the Framed Alaskan fork touts testing standards and warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deuxdiesel View Post
    Did you get any warranty info with this? I e-mailed them about it, but no reply. For a little bit more, the Framed Alaskan fork touts testing standards and warranty.
    I believe it is 3 years, however I am not too concerned about it breaking. This will be my designated snow bike and I don't get too crazy on packed snow trails. Here is the warranty info Warranty, Guarantee, Return Policy | Sarma bikes - the best fatbikes in the world .

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    ^I've gotten much further out of control on snow than I ever have on dirt. That fluffy white stuff is cray.!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    ^I've gotten much further out of control on snow than I ever have on dirt. That fluffy white stuff is cray.!!
    I know the feeling. Price we pay to be able to pedal in the winter time.
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    A little pro-tip my LBS told me about. You don't need to buy a spacer if you have some Presta nuts. Works perfectly for my Moonlander. Might not work for another bike but definitely a great bike hack if you ask me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    A little pro-tip my LBS told me about. You don't need to buy a spacer if you have some Presta nuts. Works perfectly for my Moonlander. Might not work for another bike but definitely a great bike hack if you ask me!
    Think f#*k for the internet I'm installing one now and was gonna go find kittens to punch - cross fingers

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    Hope it helps save you some grief. Does the job great and is very cheap!

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    Appears I need just a few more mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFcourse View Post
    Appears I need just a few more mm

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    Just order some disc break spacers then. They are pretty cheap.

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    How durable is the Hoboy for trail riding? Any issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttvrdik View Post
    How durable is the Hoboy for trail riding? Any issues?
    I've been beating on mine for over a year and a few thousand miles with no issues. I ride 90% dirt, rocks & roots. For reference, I weigh 150lbs.

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    No issues here. Great fork.

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    Sarma order going in..

    So I'm 240lb and ride heavy. I've read that the Hoboy is a little wiggly but haven't heard of any breakage issues so far. I'll be 100% dirt in SoCal

    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    I've been beating on mine for over a year and a few thousand miles with no issues. I ride 90% dirt, rocks & roots. For reference, I weigh 150lbs.
    I DO NOT like the way the fork looks but I have limited light weight options in a big clearance 1-1/8" steerer.

    On One Carbon Fatty
    Carver Carbon or Ti O'Beast
    Sarma Hoboy

    I have a traditional head tube on my current build and cannot use the Cane Creek 40/44 adapter

    SO, I think the Sarma wins because 15mm thru and post mount. Also $230 is very affordable for a carbon product.
    The On One is a close second as the best looking and Confidence inspiring Mitsubishi Heavy industries building it for them.

    Am I missing any good fork options I should be considering?

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    I've been thinking about replacing the steel fork on my Crawler with one of these Forks...I run a 208mm rotor and would prefer to keep it that way...Rotor compatibility is listed as 160-180mm. Is that because of torsional pressure from braking or another reason?

    These forks are one of the FEW that will work (or I think will work) on an Origin8 Crawler because they come with a long enough steerer tube.

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    hello, is their any issues with the fork and what frame it will work with? I want this fork with my Minnesota framed 2.0

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