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Just finished my first ride on my new 29+ wheels on my Beargrease...

Built at CK Cycles in Albany NY:
Industry Nine hubs, blue Titanium spokes, black brass nipples, and Rabbit Hole rims. Finished with white strips and split tube tubeless with 120tpi Knards.

All I can say is wow... these wheels are fast.

I also swapped the stock chainrings/spider with a direct mount Wolf Tooth ring, added the 42t giant cog, and swapped the bb7's for XT hydros...

Down to 26 pounds on an XL bike.... ‪#‎stablekiller‬

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Looks like fun.

What RWS is that on the front? DT told me they had no plans to make those for fat bikes.
 

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Any more comments on the ride difference which the 29+ wheels? How's the bump- management?
I think it comes down to pressure again... I've ridden them around 20psi and down around 12psi (I run about 270lbs with gear)...

When they are hard, they roll really fast but the bumps tend to rattle me pretty good, and when they are soft, they were slower, but still faster than the dillingers on Darryls and the bumps were taken up by the tire much better.

Overall a middle point is what I am searching for now... And it is really based on trail conditions and riding style of the day

Only negative I have come across so far is that the bike no longer fits on my thule sidearm without letting a good amount of pressure out of the front tire.
 

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Sorry to resurrect an old thread - how are you liking the 29+ setup? Are you considering putting a Bluto fork on the bike to smooth out the ride?

I think it comes down to pressure again... I've ridden them around 20psi and down around 12psi (I run about 270lbs with gear)...

When they are hard, they roll really fast but the bumps tend to rattle me pretty good, and when they are soft, they were slower, but still faster than the dillingers on Darryls and the bumps were taken up by the tire much better.

Overall a middle point is what I am searching for now... And it is really based on trail conditions and riding style of the day

Only negative I have come across so far is that the bike no longer fits on my thule sidearm without letting a good amount of pressure out of the front tire.
 

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This setup was rock solid all summer and into the Fall. I did end up adding the bluto to smooth out some of the rougher sections of trail. About a week ago I swapped the fat wheels back on since the knards stared getting a little squirrelly in the wet leaves.

I would say that the addition of the 29+ wheels (specifically the i9 hubs) was money well spent!
 

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CK built wheels? Astonishment. Good luck.
Just joined MTBR(at least with this user ID). Three posts...all bashing CK Cycles. You obviously have a problem with them and are looking to make it public. Why don't you try to explain what that problem is and look for a resolution?

For the record, I have purchased two bikes and a frame set from CK Cycles and have been very happy with the build quality and service.
 
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