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03-31-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By qclabrat

Which frame is this going on?, sag is one of the...

Which frame is this going on?, sag is one of the biggest contributors. Along with offset/rake and your riding expectations.
03-31-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By qclabrat

that's part of the reason many have moved to 1X,...

that's part of the reason many have moved to 1X, one less shifter to worry about.
Doesn't work for everyone, but for mtbs it works for me
Forum: Fatbikes
03-31-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By qclabrat

Fatback Rhino ...

Fatback Rhino
https://shop.fatbackbikes.com/fatback-bicycles-rhino-flt.html?id=31178681&quantity=1

It replaced an OnOne Fatty which has been relegated as a back up.
03-31-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By qclabrat

Hope makes some thing like this as well, have you...

Hope makes some thing like this as well, have you had personal experienc with the Juin? Seems like a new overseas company looking to fill a niche. Priced well
Forum: Fatbikes
03-30-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By qclabrat

Completely agree with Marcus, yes you can buy...

Completely agree with Marcus, yes you can buy faster tires but nothing wrong with the Gnarwhals. Have fun out there, I also bought a new fatbike this winter and also never got out due to the mild...
03-30-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By qclabrat

Fezzari looks like a solid bike for $999. And I...

Fezzari looks like a solid bike for $999. And I don't even ride one. The lifetime warranty will comfort you when you start making four foot drops...
03-30-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By qclabrat

It's the other way around, cup on the lower head...

It's the other way around, cup on the lower head tube and a headset race on the fork steerer. Just look at a headset diagram on the web like cane Creek.
03-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By qclabrat

Go with tried and true BB7s. Have two sets and...

Go with tried and true BB7s. Have two sets and they have been bomb proof. Don't get the BB5, they don't adjust like your current set
03-27-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By qclabrat

good luck and post pics when you get it "ride...

good luck and post pics when you get it
"ride it like you stole it..."
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By qclabrat

I'm seen you're pics a number of times and this...

I'm seen you're pics a number of times and this one is great like the others. Always associate FBNs with you. Currently also run FBNs on a full rigid 29+, they run small, more like 2.6 on Dually...
03-27-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By qclabrat

btw: good to see a fellow pocket llama owner. The...

btw: good to see a fellow pocket llama owner. The BF is with my brother at the moment, for packables, currently riding a Airnamal Joey. /thread steal
03-27-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By qclabrat

good point, a NW chainring will still be cheaper...

good point, a NW chainring will still be cheaper than a new crank and BB.
You could even experiment with oval rings if that's your thing. I have one bike with an oval ring, and I like it, but not...
03-26-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By qclabrat

which Whyte are they? Don't see many of them by me

which Whyte are they? Don't see many of them by me
03-26-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By qclabrat

wow, you sure added a bunch of hand positions,...

wow, you sure added a bunch of hand positions, lol
looking good
03-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By qclabrat

if you are set on Contis go with the MK up front...

if you are set on Contis go with the MK up front and TK in rear
I have the Der Baron up front and they are pretty grippy, not Minions grippy but close
03-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By qclabrat

Here in NJ, the LBS are allowed to do repairs but...

Here in NJ, the LBS are allowed to do repairs but not open for sales, so the front door must be locked. I guess it's the same deal as car dealerships. However, there is nothing stopping from an...
03-26-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By qclabrat

you can probably reuse the crank, unless you like...

you can probably reuse the crank, unless you like matchy-matchy
03-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By qclabrat

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take...

Love the Jones bikes, the truss fork will take the edge off if you start riding rougher trails. I have his bars and it's super comfy.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By qclabrat

He's sponsored by Specialized so gets a new bike...

He's sponsored by Specialized so gets a new bike every year. It's his race bike, so only been to events over 3 years. The bike's been rock solid, taken him through 3 Iditarod fatbike races with no...
03-17-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

I'm also on Jersey side, Somerset County to be...

I'm also on Jersey side, Somerset County to be somewhat exact.
Spouse isn't big on the outdoors, so Montana would be more of a destination stop if we every get there
03-17-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

OMG (i can't believe I just used that lol),...

OMG (i can't believe I just used that lol), locking the back and sliding back tires do horrible trail damage, yeah it looks cools in vids but as someone who volunteers regularly on trail maintenance...
03-17-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By qclabrat

bigger rotors are cheaper alternative to stronger...

bigger rotors are cheaper alternative to stronger braking. Not fancy tech, more surface to apply friction
03-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By qclabrat

I don't disagree with you that the BD bikes are...

I don't disagree with you that the BD bikes are certainly price leaders, but if you plan to sell the Sturgis, or really any fat bike at the moment, expect a huge depreciation or low interest.
One of...
03-17-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By qclabrat

Have you considered small tires, I know it...

Have you considered small tires, I know it defeats the purpose of the 26+ concept, but a 2.5-2.6 tire may drop the tire size enough to clear the top tube better.
Also dropping the frame may give you...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-17-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By qclabrat

I almost did that the other day. Recently...

I almost did that the other day. Recently finished the new Fatback with 26" wheels and just got the 27.5" rims for a new wheel build.
Then my friend decides to sell his SWorks Fatboy...
Luckily I...
03-16-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By qclabrat

Specialized retweaked their linkage, in 2019? I...

Specialized retweaked their linkage, in 2019? I think
Which model enduro? parts add up, esp good wheels
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By qclabrat

I have a buddy who loves JJs as well and shares...

I have a buddy who loves JJs as well and shares the same experience with you. I think he switches to studded Dillingers when temps stay below freezing. Though ice, rocks and studs have been among...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By qclabrat

Hodags look like they don't shed mud very well,...

Hodags look like they don't shed mud very well, what has been your experience? I'm not condoning mud riding, but I have a few tires which seem to velcro softer dirt onto them.
VanHelgas are akin to...
03-14-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

just noticed you are in MT, what are the good...

just noticed you are in MT, what are the good trails in your area? Kinda jealous for someone grounded in the NE NYC grind
03-14-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By qclabrat

where are you at in Japan? My brother is...

where are you at in Japan? My brother is currently bouncing between Tokyo and Kyoto. He knows a lot about bikes and could help you out.
Btw, what type of brakes are you using? Low end canti's...
03-14-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By qclabrat

good looking bike, pedals and dem bullmooses

good looking bike, pedals and dem bullmooses
03-14-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By qclabrat

Is that a public trail system? It looks awesome...

Is that a public trail system? It looks awesome just hope no one is riding around the corner while you decided to take a glamour shot
03-14-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By qclabrat

lol, I was washing my cars today while listening...

lol, I was washing my cars today while listening to the Beastie Boys this afternoon and considered trying a roof drop again
Then I remembered I just turned 50 and said "no way"... Rampage is always...
03-14-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By qclabrat

what you didn't keep the saddle? lol nice...

what you didn't keep the saddle? lol
nice work, the marlin was my first mtb. It's now my kid's college commuter
consider a zero setback seatpost so the stem isn't so slammed. Guess the frame is...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By qclabrat

consider DH 26" tubes, they are thicker and you...

consider DH 26" tubes, they are thicker and you can really over inflate them without fear of blowouts.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By qclabrat

just got my Mulefuts in 27.5 probably going to go...

just got my Mulefuts in 27.5 probably going to go with Hope hubs, though I'm still "hoping" to find Hadleys in 197. I've also decided on going with Minions. VanHelgas were my first choice but...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By qclabrat

I told my buddies I'll be riding in the woods by...

I told my buddies I'll be riding in the woods by myself....
Hoping the best for everyone out there.
03-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By qclabrat

Why did you choose the Stance over a Trance? ...

Why did you choose the Stance over a Trance? Seems the Trance is a better comparison for the other two.
Commencals are nice bikes but I'm not a fan of their linkage for smaller travel, I've ridden...
03-12-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,229
Posted By qclabrat

50% price drops are common, especially for the...

50% price drops are common, especially for the high end bikes.
I'm a tad taller by an inch and never found a bike in small which fit well. A 2017 bike may even feel smaller if it has the older...
03-12-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,722
Posted By qclabrat

seriously, the frame looks larger than the...

seriously, the frame looks larger than the standard large of most bikes
In the past I've seen decent Mongooses for sale at Wallymart, this may appeal to 6 foot plus customers with little knowledge...
03-10-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

I end up using mine more for tech sections with...

I end up using mine more for tech sections with boulders and baby heads. Ass on seat just kills momentum and working the bike.
03-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,722
Posted By qclabrat

What size do you typically ride? If not sure,...

What size do you typically ride? If not sure, start with height and the inseam
03-09-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

I have a trail by me like that, it's about 2...

I have a trail by me like that, it's about 2 miles of just constant tight rights and lefts.
Try riding on your saddle and off to see how quickly you can react and make your bike navigate each...
03-08-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By qclabrat

The real game changer is the lower center of for...

The real game changer is the lower center of for turns and getting the saddle out of your way in steep downhills and sections of tech where the bike will be going in all directions
03-06-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By qclabrat

I also have a Scandium Kona, the ride is a bit...

I also have a Scandium Kona, the ride is a bit stiff and harsh. Have you considered steel options for bike packing?
03-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,051
Posted By qclabrat

more importantly CK, i9 or Onyx? My favorites...

more importantly CK, i9 or Onyx?
My favorites are Hadleys and maybe even Hopes for lesser budget builds
03-06-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By qclabrat

pics or it didn't happen....

pics or it didn't happen....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-06-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By qclabrat

nice work, I miss sunny frigid weather No way...

nice work, I miss sunny frigid weather
No way this is related to global warming....
Forum: Fatbikes
03-06-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By qclabrat

I went with an XTR shifter and XT derailleur with...

I went with an XTR shifter and XT derailleur with my new bike. 46T Sunrace cassette works good with the combo.
So my front ring is 30T, seems like the right ratio for riding in snow, may be too...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By qclabrat

btw: which rims are you going with? I'd like to...

btw: which rims are you going with? I'd like to go carbon but its a lot of coin for a bike I only ride once or two a month in warm weather.
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