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Here's some pics of the new 36er I've been riding. The geometry is tighter, with shorter chain stays, (about 19.25" inches,) and a shorter TT, (about 24".) Rake on the fork has been increased by half an inch, and combined with the shorter stays it handles quite a bit quicker. This one is built with Paragons for SS mode, and can take a rear der if I want. Build kit is pretty standard, Surly hubs, Profile cranks, WTB bars, green Brooks, etc. Gearing is a comfortable 25 X 17, making for a 53.1" gear. The finish is the polished steel I'm currently enamored with that has been clear powder coated. Enjoy!
 

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Do you ever get the front tire rubbing on the downtube? It looks like, especially with such a long flexy fork, that you could get some contact there when you get on the front brake hard...
 

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At the point it would hit, the fork would have to flex over 1.5"s at the tips. The fork is flexy, but I'm 185lbs with gear and with an eight inch brake it has never touched. I may be possible, but unlikely. the fork is just a bit longer than a 100mm corrected Niner, it's really not all that long.
 

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YOu should give the bike some sort of Monster Truck Name like Gravedigger, or Bigfoot, or whatever. Those wheels are definitely of Monster Truck proportions.
 

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Basically it rolls over stuff, and goes through stuff, (ie snow,) very well. It is much heavier, and takes a good effort to get it up hills. It's not really better at anything, just a lot of fun to ride.
 
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