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Someone should offer an al carte fat front option. A large marge rim, surly 135mm front hub, an enabler fork and larry tire/tube package. Just add rotor, crown race, cut to length and ride.

I would love to give the fat front a try but gathering all the goods then building up a wheel, etc seems like I would have parts slowly rolling in, then getting it together etc.

So there is my idea. LMK if this exists out there and I am just a un-knowledgeable n00b.
 

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Here is what you need:

Salsa Enabler Fork, QBP PN FK0515 - $120
Handspun Surly/Vicious wheel, QBP PN WE7332 - $200
Surly Larry 120 TPI tire, QBP PN TR0002 - $110
Surly 26x4.0 tube, QBP PN TU0003 - $17
Rox wide rim tape, QBP PN RS0002 - $14

This setup takes a normal front brake, and would work on 29ers designed around 80mm of suspension travel.
 

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see but that is problem: There is always some component missing, I just think a bike shop could cache this stuff, get a few set ups and probably sell them for a premium just because of the difficulty of getting this stuff all together.

just go to a shop and order QBP package #XXXXX or go online and order with one click and know that everything will arrive all shiny and complete in one big box. If I had a shop I would so do this. The great thing about 29ers is that they are always wanting to try different stuff out.
 

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chequamagon said:
Here is what you need:

Salsa Enabler Fork, QBP PN FK0515 - $120
Handspun Surly/Vicious wheel, QBP PN WE7332 - $200
Surly Larry 120 TPI tire, QBP PN TR0002 - $110
Surly 26x4.0 tube, QBP PN TU0003 - $17
Rox wide rim tape, QBP PN RS0002 - $14

This setup takes a normal front brake, and would work on 29ers designed around 80mm of suspension travel.
Enabler is actually a rear brake setup...FYI. I haven't looked into which adapter would allow it to work with a 135mm front hub setup...
 

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I agree with OP. I went thru this process a couple of months ago. With hindsight, I probably would have preferred the "one click" option.

A bit of commentary on the Fat Front setup... with the snow conditions we've had this year -- big dumps, then long periods of thaw/freeze, resulting in a lot of hardpacked singletrack -- this setup has definitely been my "go to" versus the Pugs. It climbs and descends better. Quicker and lighter. With a studded 29er tire on the back and a Larry on the front, the only thing I could ask for is probably some studs on the outer knobs of the Larry. That would rail! I'm a bit intimidated by the DYI studding process, though.
 

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Shameful plug

I can help you on your way to this package, I've gone to a LM and a Larry so...

80mm GFS offset rim, 32 hole, ridden two months by a 160# rider, there is one light scrape ~1'' from a garage incident but solid rim.
60 tpi Surly Endomorph tire, very little use - 200 miles? original molding and nubs intact

$110 shipped lower 48

Sorry mods :eek: !
 

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jncarpenter said:
Enabler is actually a rear brake setup...FYI. I haven't looked into which adapter would allow it to work with a 135mm front hub setup...
Bear in mind because it is intended for a rear, therefore the dropout is for a 10mm not a 9mm axle.

Even though I used a rear axle in mine, I still had disk clearance issues. I simply stuck a 2mm washer on the axle for the inside of the dropout. I figure 2mm offset isn't going to make much difference on a fat tyre in the short term, and I'll eventually adjust the spokes to centre it.
 

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There's simply too many options for this to be a "one click" package. Much easier to just pick what you want separately.

Forks: Pugsley 135, Pugsley 100, Enabler
Wheels: Pug Rear, Pug Front, Mukluk Front
Tires: Larry low tpi, Larry high tpi, Endo low, Endo high
Tubes: Surly Toob, Surly Light Toob
 

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slimhazy said:
Cool, thanks.

I wonder if there's any frames that would fit one of those in the rear... Maybe a 1x1 w/ brake posts removed...
you'd need a gazzilodi 3.0 on the back of a 1x1. you'll need to cut off the brake bosses also. i have 2 of the 3.0s if you're interested...

 

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mtnbykr©™ said:
you'd need a gazzilodi 3.0 on the back of a 1x1. you'll need to cut off the brake bosses also. i have 2 of the 3.0s if you're interested...
Are those Large Marges or the Vicious rims mentioned in the post above?
 
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