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  • #1345
    moby
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    Been a while since I’ve been actively posting. Thought ya’ll get a kick out of this.

    Some relevant specs:
    XTR 1×9 with Race Face cranks
    Carver Ti fork
    Paul Levers with Vbrake on rear and TRP disc on front

    #4220
    runzoff
    Participant

    Just curious why you went with a rigid front fork? because of the fat tire, is that a 29″?
    what is the frame size?
    Fox rear shock?

    #4224
    livernose
    Participant

    So how does she ride?

    #4227
    moby
    Participant

    Well it’s been a while since I’ve done any real trail riding, but from just tooling around the bike feels nice and tight. I dropped a bunch of weight going to a rigid fork and 1x drivetrain. Front end tracks real predictably.

    I’ve been riding Sweetspot bikes for a while (since an original Klein Mantra in the mid 90’s) so I might be used to the suspension action than most.

    #4228
    moby
    Participant

    Hey there: I’ll go through different builds depending on the season (or my mood is at the time). I’ve had this built up pretty traditionally before but had some extra parts laying around with the fat bike stuff and put this together on a whim. Bike acts a little differently with just a single point of suspension, but I’ve found it’s way more predictable handling, and there’s less downsides in pedaling since there’s no suspension fork that absorbs pumping action. The front wheel is just a standard 26″ fat bike front (135 mm axle) with a disc brake, but it’s still big enough to provide some shock absorption. A side benefit is it’ll float over sand and snow.

    Bike’s a medium (17″) with a Fox Alps 4R for the rear shock.

    #4229
    runzoff
    Participant

    What is your gearing F&R?

    #4230
    moby
    Participant

    [quote=runzoff]

    What is your gearing F&R?

    [/quote]

    I mistakenly posted it was a 1×9; it’s actually a 1×11 XTR 9000 cassette and drivetrain (I think 11-40) with a 36 up front? Maybe a 38.

    #4236
    john
    Keymaster

    Looks pretty sweet, Moby. Good to see you back here,

    Cool shirt, too.

    #4240
    moby
    Participant

    [quote=john]

    Looks pretty sweet, Moby. Good to see you back here,

    Cool shirt, too.

    [/quote]

    Aye thanks mate! I keep hoarding my Homegrown gear; some stuff is starting to get really rare now.

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