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    Relatively Light 140mm Travel Aggressive Summer HT, Winter Fatbike

    Looking to see if I could get a frame that would fit Knards or larger during the winter, but during the summer months can be converted into a long travel 120-140mm aggressive hard tail, with Knards or maybe just 2.4 tires.

    I thought about getting a Chinese carbon 29er and running the highest volume 27.5" tires that would fit, but I still I think I'd be limited on width.

    Whatever it is, it's got to be light, 3.8lbs or less for a large frame.
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    Check out the Carver Garvester, you could run 100mm with 29+ or probably get away with a 120mm normal 29er wheel setup. Not sure what the frame weight is on it though.
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    That's probably a good pick.

    How are the Knards on snow? Anyone running a Fat-Knard combo? Fat up front, Knard in the back?
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    It looks like at least some of the Fatbacks can run the Knards front and rear, but what kind of front suspension could they utilize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHeller View Post
    but what kind of front suspension could they utilize?
    Plenty of clearance and travel...

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    No, I mean most fat bikes don't have geometry optimized to run a front fork at 140mm, whether with fat tires, 29+, or normal 29. . Id likely go Lefty when it comes to specific brand/model.

    Basically I'd like a bike that could accomodate everything from a 26x4.0 to a 29x3.0, and the ability to run a rigid fork while full-fat, or a 140mm with say...27.5x3.0 if they ever are produced.
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    I'm running a Fox 32 Float, 120mm on my Krampus, and that feels like a legit 140mm of travel with the added rollover angle of the 3" Knard. That wheelset will fit on a Carbon Beargrease or a LaMere, just pick the geometry that suits your taste. With that setup on the LaMere you'll end up around 69.7 degrees, and the Beargrease is already compensated for a 120mm fork, running at 68.5 degrees. Of course with an angleset headset you can be anyplace you want.

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    RickyB, thanks for the suggestions. Seems like you know what I'm looking for.
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