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You ever had a bike that you customized and was so much fun that there is never a need to change anything? It is gratifying beyond words. No need to think of the next "Greatest" thing, just go out and ride.

It's a personal thing, so mine will not be the same for another.

Have FUN!
 

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I built my last 2 from the frame up. Everything exactly like I wanted. It’s been 4years. Love them and no need for anything different.

Doesn’t stop me from wanting to try something else though;)

Maybe just a new wheelset........ hmmmmm
 

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My Mutz is my one and only! I'd like a different fork but it's such an amazing beast! I can literally get any wheels I could want on it it's a zillion bikes in one.


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My Fatbike was built from scratch up , and my MTB too , but with a custom made frame to my specs.

I don't see how I can get a better bike.

It's more expensive than buying OEM but I found that I keep my custom bike longer
 

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By no means a pan on the positive vibe ya got going, but, I have several grail, custom, 26" skinny tired beasts that gather dust now.

I find building them gratifying, absolutely. Riding them even more so. I'm also not a trend chaser, but every now and then, something new bubbles to the surface, and well, it's improvements upon the status quo, cannot be denied....
 

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I had a Cannondale many years ago that I bought rigid. A 26er. It was 1991 or 1992... It was run of the mill 3x7, cants, Made in USA frame. I added a Manitou Three fork, custom wheels with an XT rear hub, Sun Ringle Bubba front hub and Mavic rims that were the **** back then. I also added Avid Tri Aligns, RaceFace cranks, made the drivetrain into a 2x8 and used XTR shifters with Gorilla Billet adapters so I could run Avid levers.
That bike was the bomb. I rode it until 2008 when my buddy finally shamed me into buying a Specialized Stumpjumper 29er fully. What an awakening. I thought that was going to be the last bike I'd ever own.
Then I got a 135/190 black ano 907 fat bike, then a 150/197 907 and now, a Krampus. The Krampus is currently my favorite bike. It's a 1x11, Raceface Arcs on Hopes with 3 1/4 tire up front and 3" Bonty X2 on the rear. Jones bars and I recently added a Rockshox Yari. I absolutely love riding that bike. It's definitely a keeper.
I felt the same way about the second 907 until I cracked it. Now, I'm waiting to see what the next run of Surly Ice Cream trucks look like.
My buddies and I are all in our fifties and we've all been talking about possibly getting Lenz 29+ fullies but I can't imagine liking it any more than my Krampus. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Just bought a 2019 rocky Mountain Blizzard 20 fatbike a couple weeks ago, put on the new sram eagle 12 speed drivetrain and a Manitou Mastodon comp ext front fork, new pedals, new seat, semi slicks for the summer since it's all I ride, if it ain't custom it ain't personal as far as I'm concerned. I fell in love with cycling with a fatbike, my passion before was muscle cars and they all had to be modified as well.

Next will be a frame up FS fat bike.

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My Mutz is my one and only! I'd like a different fork but it's such an amazing beast! I can literally get any wheels I could want on it it's a zillion bikes in one.


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Wow I'm jealous! I plan to built a mutz from the frame up next spring. Gorgeous bike. It just looks like you can beat it up all day and it will keep asking for more.

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Wow I'm jealous! I plan to built a mutz from the frame up next spring. Gorgeous bike. It just looks like you can beat it up all day and it will keep asking for more.

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It's an amazing machine, I'm still in disbelief that I own it. I want a mastadon on it but it still blows me away every time I ride it. I literally have a **** eating grin on my face every time!!

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It's an amazing machine, I'm still in disbelief that I own it. I want a mastadon on it but it still blows me away every time I ride it. I literally have a **** eating grin on my face every time!!

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I bet! I need to ride one of these so I can find out what size frame I want, I need to get building mine asap.

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we've all been talking about possibly getting Lenz 29+ fullies but I can't imagine liking it any more than my Krampus. We'll see how it goes.
A someone who owns a very similar Krampus (and feels quite the same as you, about it too), as well as a Lenz Behemoth 29+?

Don't ride one, you'll find your next bike you can't live without...... :devil:
 

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not a true fat, but close enough (for me)....my Krampus was bought on purpose to be my last rugged use bike. It covers everything I need it to, and I can upgrade if I want. The next upgrade plan is to get "the be-all/end-all" of bike packing wheels built...don't know what that is yet, but I know it will have a Schmidt dynamo hub in front, and a Rholoff in the back...(any suggestions? ;) )

Right now it is my trail/gravel/rec trail/winter riding/commuting bike. I even take it to the skatepark sometimes just to see what all of the skaters and scooter kids do...

the next bike I get will possibly be a true 20" BMX, but that would be so that I don't have to use my vintage Mongoose at the skatepark any more
 

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Not 20" wheels but have you taken a look at the Surly Lowside? I keep thinking about one but I have no real use for it.
yeah...a new LBS here in town is a Surly dealer( which is sweet) and they have one there...it looks cool, but not as versatile as my Krampus...I think my wife might like something like that though, so might show it to her

and for BMX I want true 20" wheels
 
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