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    REEB Donkadonk

    Pretty good review of REEB's REEBdonkadonk fatbike here:
    Tested: REEB Reebdonkadonk Mountain Flyer Magazine

    170 rear and designed to run fat tires or 29+. Looks cool to boot, and REEB is BEER spelled backwards.
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    Anybody riding one of these? I'm really interested in this frame and wanted to hear from someone who has one. I'm gassing for a steel frame to run 29+ and fat. Sliding drops and belt drive compatibility make it even more sexy.

    Sound off if you have one, or if you've seen one in person.

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    I had to chuckle;

    Mountain Bike Action tested this in the recent issue. They sort of sounded like they really didn't understand the whole thing. The pics were in 2-3" of damp looking snow with lots of bare ground. Not sure how good a test it was....
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    Yeah, my feelings (but not my butt) were hurt that nobody took interest in this when I posted it. Looks like an awesome rig.

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    Wait a minute, REEB is BEER spelled backwards??!!?!?!??!!

    Whoa I wonder what Tulsa is spelled backwards. Dang. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Wait a minute, REEB is BEER spelled backwards??!!?!?!??!!

    Whoa I wonder what Tulsa is spelled backwards. Dang. :wink:
    I rode a few "Tulsa" in the day....reviews will vary from model to model.
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    REEB Donkadonk

    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Yeah, my feelings (but not my butt) were hurt that nobody took interest in this when I posted it. Looks like an awesome rig.
    I've been following the Ventana El Gordo threads and discovered the Reeb as a result.

    The Ventana also tries to bridge the 29+ and fat categories. It looks awesome, but I really prefer steel over aluminum.

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    Redstone Cyclery guys pedal those. Their Facebook page has been flooded with fat bikes.

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    Enjoying mine!

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    Only have had it for about three weeks but have had some fun. It's a size large and allows for good standover. However, that means there is a lot of seat post showing. Frame feels stiff and looks amazing. Built up with Husker Du tires but it can fit larger. Also using Turnagain 80 mm rims which seem very nice and offer an option to Surly. I also went with a Salsa Bearpaw fork which has 483mm ac length which is longer then the suggested 468mm fork. I wanted a little bit higher front and handling seems good. This is my first fatty so not much to compare to, but I'm very happy with it.

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    Awesome! Any plans to do a 29+ setup for the warmer months? Post more pics if you have them.

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    REEB Donkadonk

    I've ridden several different REEBs of the fatbike variety. All were great in terms of geometry, riding quality, and quality of steel and welds. I particularly enjoyed the bike pictured above with suspension fork. Will get one next year. I know they just made a small batch (<5) so if you want one now better get on it.

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    I'll probably try 29+ someday, but I'm thinking of maybe just normal 29 wheels with a suspension fork this summer and run it single speed. The good part of the frame is it's very versatile, so will have many different setups it can run. Couple more pictures.
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    Loving mine. Finally just got it all stickered up with custom REEB decals - an ode to the greatest TV show ever of all time. "Uncle Jesse" - the Duke's fat uncle

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    Love these REEB bikes. I actually didn't know of them until after I built my frame and it looks like I have the same sliders and even headtube they use! I'm looking forward to either trying out 29 or 29+ this summer.
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    Good looking bike, Coiler_guy. REEB mountain bikes and fatbikes use dropouts, bottom brackets, and head tubes from Paragon Machine works. Great stuff. The rest is True Temper OX Platinum.
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    REEB Donkadonk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw06 View Post
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    Love the raw look and the cool cut out badge for the head tube!!

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    Where are your multi tone horns on the handle bars??

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    I know this is an old thread but I didn't want to start a new one for a simple question and hope some of the old posters subscribed.

    Does anyone running a Reeb Donkadonk use Surly Lou Tires? What kind of clearance do you have in the frame? Can you post a pic?

    I know it is a 170mm frame and I'm willing to make drivetrain sacrifices to run the bigger tires but I want to be sure they will actually clear the frame.

    Thanks for any input.

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    I have bud front and rear, they fit fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvo1 View Post
    I have bud front and rear, they fit fine.
    What size rim are you using? Any reason you went bud on the rear instead of lou?

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    Someone is selling a medium frame set on Facebook "Fat Bike Trader" group and Denver Craigslist

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    On the frames from last year and older, I think a lou tire will be very tight. I decided to use a nate instead. On the new frames (shipping now), they made the seat and chain stays wider and now fit a lou on a 100mm rim with ease. It's still 170mm frame, but they made the rear end wider. They also changed the diameter of the seat tube to 31.6 instead of 27.2 to fit a dropper post and the downtube is also larger. Check out the latest details in their latest catalog here - ISSUU - Reeb Cycles eCatalog by REEB Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntm1973 View Post
    What size rim are you using? Any reason you went bud on the rear instead of lou?
    Buds are better,....Running HED rims.

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    I've got mine all built up! loving loving it!
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    Got a custom J.pak frame bag on the way!
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    With custom camo rim strip tape
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    Reeb Donkadonk with belt drive and Pinion: Road to NAHBS 2015: REEB

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