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    Dropouts on the new Surlys

    I just scored a new Karate Monkey frameset, and have heard that the new dropout design is bad about slipping. I wanted to get people's opinions before I drop $30 on Surlys eyesore of a tensioner (its seriously hideous). I will be running a Paul WORD boost hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedSteven View Post
    I just scored a new Karate Monkey frameset, and have heard that the new dropout design is bad about slipping. I wanted to get people's opinions before I drop $30 on Surlys eyesore of a tensioner (its seriously hideous). I will be running a Paul WORD boost hub.
    Get the Snuggnut, use it, and ride the shit out of it.

    Get over your visual hangups.
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    ^This.

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    I'm running the fixed version of that hub on my new Krampus frame. (With a freewheel)

    With the tensioner. It looks fine. I've never had luck with horizontal dropouts not slipping a bit without some sort of chain tug.

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    Is it really that offensive? Pretty much all SSs that have horizontal dropouts have a tensioner. Just part of a proper setup.

    Dropouts on the new Surlys-img_8063.jpg
    Rigid SS 29er
    SS 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    I put a black Snuggnut on my black frame. It's almost invisible. Even if it sticks out, it's pretty slick and minimalist. What's so ugly about it? Stop being a prissypants and ride a damn bicycle.

    The Surly axle for the frame is beefy! I don't thinkone will slip much when tightened down properly but I use the Snuggnut for peace of mind and ease of centering the wheel.

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    Alright, quit yelling at me ya grumpy bastards! I ordered one already, sheesh.

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    I have a new KM, and while it's not my SS *ducks* I have never had it slip, excluding when I cased on Mr. Toads Wild Ride in Tahoe- that trail is nuts! Of course SS mileage could vary since I'm not mashing so much

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