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 Post subject: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:28 pm 
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:facepalm:

Monkey sees monkey wants........I have stewed over this bike since last spring/summer when they were out testing and sneak previews of a 29er with 3" wide tires but normal rigid frame were announced.

A fun adult sized bmx type mtb.....sounded great, and most normal mtb parts will bolt straight on, great......normal hubs and bb!

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Demo bikes were due in October and frame and rims were due December.......now it's end of February and frames have just came in this week......full bikes are now looking at June!

I have bought the frame/fork/rims/tire combo and its getting parts ordered and should be built next week.

Will keep you all posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Some reading material for you all......

http://surlybikes.com/bikes/krampus

And reviews......

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/categ ... s-13-46694

http://twentynineinches.com/2012/10/29/ ... al-review/


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:22 pm 
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:shock: looks great fun - what bits are you going to be putting on the frame?


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:03 am 
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Nothing too fancy but I have insisted on red anodised hope hubs......should go well with the swamp green paint.

Rest is crank brothers post and 780mm bars, shimano 1x10 drivetrain and my trusty Nukeproof pedals and some chunky ESI grips.


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:08 am 
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Nothing too fancy but I have insisted on red anodised hope hubs......should go well with the swamp green paint.

Rest is crank brothers post and 780mm bars, shimano 1x10 drivetrain and my trusty Nukeproof pedals and some chunky ESI grips.


Sounds great - is this as a replacement for the Fargo?


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:36 am 
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Great bike, the ESI grips are great, love mine. Be interested how you get on with 29+, probably feel like road tyres to you :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:46 am 
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Still got the Fargo just have to find space that's all


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Still got the Fargo just have to find space that's all


Great stuff - I look forward to your ride updates - some of the best on this forum. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Thanks xxx


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 Post subject: Re: Surly krampus
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Few bits arriving for the build

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Woke to thick snow today so moonlander will be out......krampus is waiting on hope hubs etc at cycle shop so just have to occupy myself with 4.8" tires until then!

The krampus isn't a fat bike, its a fat 29er......if that makes sense.

The 29"x 3" tires are best around 15psi, guing huge grip and comfort and the added roll over and torque off the 29er wheels makes it an impressive handling bike.

This is next to a 26" x 4" Nate tire on a 82mm rim.

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Nice new rear yoke

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73mm BB

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Squishy!

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