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Because it rides so good on the dry rocks and roots here in N.J. I am amazed at how well this fatback delivers the goods. Standing and attacking sections that cause others to pick their way through carefully. Railling like I am on a full suspension bike. Amazing for a 30lb hard tail with 4in tires and only 80mm of front travel.

Great urban decay pics on my blog.
 

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Winter n summer bliss, dam thing goes anywhere.
 

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Is this a 2010? it looks like a diffent color than there website.
Super sweet though. I am interested in building up one of these Fatties. i really want to ride one first. Any advice for a wanna-be Pugsley owner?
 

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i had been saving my Larry till summer (not much snow this year in portland). just got it mounted a couple weeks ago and have been giving it some hell on the trails. super sweet on the beach. having a blast powersliding around corners on the downhills with the endo in the rear.:cornut:

when i try to let air out though, it seems to take a lot longer than the endo in the back. anyone else notice this? also seems to be less cushy than the endo, but i suppose that is an ok tradeoff with increased traction.
 

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Have you tried it w/o the damper after switching to larrys? If not do so. I think you'll be surprised. :thumbsup:
The nice thing about the HOPEY damper is that you can dial it in for your riding ., I usually have it dailed to a very light damp in the technical, but I crank it up when I'm climbing and going downhill fast. You can do all this while on the move.. Very nice, love my Hopey.
 

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Is this a 2010? it looks like a diffent color than there website.
Super sweet though. I am interested in building up one of these Fatties. i really want to ride one first. Any advice for a wanna-be Pugsley owner?
Yea, its a 2010,, my ole gray frame pugs developed a crack and had to be sent back to Surly. They treated me great , and got me a replacement quick. The Larry tire is a the best for rock crawling and single track,, I'll put my Endo's back on once winter comes around,, they seem to float better.
 

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start with your LBS and FIRST thing....order the frame. Don't delay....do it now, you wont regret it.
Your other bikes will be jealous. Be careful around them when you get back from a Fatride!:D
 

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dont make the mistakes of old and put all your old parts on your pug. build it up with the exact same parts that are on your current mountain bike. as a matter of fact switch over as many parts as you can so you can save money(you will be selling it anyway later). this way you can splurge on the pug specific parts and buy the better ones the first time. build it light the first time because you will be riding it in the summer, trust us you will.

the big things are the fat bike specific items. that is where you need to focus your dollars first. that is where you will make your bike ride one way or the other. we can get specific, but you need to tell us the who, what ,where, how first.
 
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