Excellent. Is that a Karate Monkey fork or something else in the pic? Edit – just seen they are Pugsleys on MTBR. No clearance on a Pugsley – good grief 😯
As an experiment before taking the expensive plunge, I'm thinking I might try and get away with a wide disc fork up front and try to shoehorn a Gazza 3.0 into the back of a Kona Stuff. IIRC Brant managed that on an Inbred.
The initial mock-up below came to the inevitable grinding halt as I didn't have a disc fork.Posted 7 years ago
I've been pugsley curious for a while…. but couldn't justify teh expenditure. However after last winter's experiments with a big front tyre on my io, I'm thinking about having a play at fat biking it for the inevitable massive dump of snow this winter. Reckon I could easily get a 2.5 or maybe a 3" in the rear.
But fancy getting a proper fatbike front, so roughly how much for a set of wide forks, big rim, and fat tyre?Posted 7 years ago
futon river crossing – Member
That IS fat – not sure the extra floatation is needed unless you're just using it in the snow/sand -looks great though!!
There's lot of tracks up here that go through peat bogs and mushy going, and I'm hoping the lighter footprint will allow me to get through more of it. I dislike leaving deep tyre ruts because that damages the trails so I usually walk those sections.
It probably is too wide a rim for the current generation of tyres though – if you don't try the extremes you don't find the best compromise 🙂
As far as the weight is concerned, it is an issue, but I'll worry about that once I have worked out which rim width I want, and then I'll either bodge up my own rim or start drilling the existing ones.
supersessions9-2 – Member
…after last winter's experiments with a big front tyre on my io, I'm thinking about having a play at fat biking it for the inevitable massive dump of snow this winter…
But fancy getting a proper fatbike front, so roughly how much for a set of wide forks, big rim, and fat tyre?
You'd probably wreck the nice handling of the io. The fat tyre is more like a 29er size and would jack up your front end far too much unless you found/made a fork with that would allow it to ride at the correct height.
Everything fatbike is expensive right now. You can get a Pugsley fork for around £90 which is ok, but the tyres are around the £85 mark, tubes £10, Large Marge rim from £110 to £140, plus a wheel buildPosted 7 years ago
You can shave about 390g from them – if you're determined – http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=586418 – a lot of work though!!! – I'm not convinced it's that much better than a 50/70mm speedway rim, for non snow conditions….. looks cool though 🙂 Also the speedway rims are not as expensive and MUCH lighter.Posted 7 years agocoastkidMember
lightest 100mm rims i have read about were the Speedway Una which did come in 50,70 and 100mm, all drilled, and high quality. una rims only available in 50 and 70mm now.
my pugs rims are the heavy 36h marges but im running conti 2.5 tubes ,scrader valve for a spot of stans juice for hawthorn hedges around here,
once you ride one of these beasts on soft terrian you will find it just dosnt feel its weight…dunno how but it just dosnt!,
oh heres a 31 lbs fatbike with 100mm rims for the weight weenies but being a moots proberly one off rims 😮
Posted 7 years ago
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