- Calibre Dune has died – what Fatty next ?
I’d be looking at a carbon frame and forks from someone like Ican and transferring the parts across.
My fatbike has rigid forks and that works well for my purposes. I could never really see the need for suspension but having ridden B+ with 120mm forks I sort of get it now. I reckon it mostly comes down to what and where you ride.Posted 6 months ago
To my mind a suspension fork totally transforms a fatbike. It goes from being something weird to a perfectly viable trail bike. Whether that is a good thing or not I don’t know. I kind of liked the weird and I’ve already got a trail bike. So, I’ve currently got a trail bike (Five), a rigid fatty (Surly ICT) and a Blutoed fatty (Dude), while I try to make up my mind which one(s) I’m going to keep. If the fatty is your only (or main) bike I’d put a suspension fork on. If it’s something that you ride from time to time for a bit of a change I’d stick with rigid as it’s more different. My problem is that I can’t work out which camp I’m in 🙂Posted 6 months agofd3chrisMember
I bought fairly cheap trek Farley 5 a few months ago and after all the fatties I’ve had it ticks a lot of the boxes for me. I did have a carbon beargrease which I blutoed which ruined it for me as rover pig says so I’m happy back to rigid and the riding characteristics.Posted 6 months agoGoldiggerMember
I wondered where you got your frame.. £450 not a bad price.. 177mm rear dropouts. Which dropper are you using? Crank Bros highline? If so how’s it been?
If the OP rides a 19.5″
There’s this Trek Farley frame with forks going for £500
197mm rear dropouts.
Not sure which size dropouts the dune has, but something to consider if your planning to use your old wheels.Posted 6 months ago
Splash man, no but my mate has broken two and Postierich has a mate who has broken two too.
Mine is just out of warranty and despite me riding it as you would a hooligan hardtail it remains intact.
My mate who broke two is a serial bike breaker… His ICT is still in one piece for the moment.Posted 6 months ago
My has gone on the drive side chainstay where it meets the bottom bracket. I’ve heard of others going in the same place.
Real shame as I’ve really enjoyed riding it.
Normal Man – there is definitely a number of frame failures around on them.
Agreed the Smokestone looks great if you could just swap everything across.Posted 6 months ago
Zippykona – I had a basic TIG repair done on my frame but without proper heat treatment etc it didn’t last long before the crack grew.
Unfortunately the cost of the frame doesn’t warrant spending too much on it.
Its looking like a Kona Wozo is top of my birthday list at the moment.Posted 6 months ago
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