A mechanic at Performance Bicycles in the U-District (Seattle) has done exactly this; Fargo V2 fork on a Surly Ogre. Stands out because the paint scheme doesn't match up and there's only 4 or so Ogre's running around Seattle at the moment. He had no issues with handling, and did it for the disk brake thing. The weight decrease was rather nice though.Has anyone tried a Fargo fork (V1 or V2) on an Ogre? I've reread through this whole thread and elsewhere on the internet, and while there is some speculation, I have not found anyone who has actually tried it.
"thoughtful" doesn't begin to describe this Ogre-for-the-ages. Well done. Can't wait to see where you tour on this setup.
Finally "finished" a bike that I've been designing in my head for the last 3 years, but things have only come good in the last month or so for me to actually start doing this.
I am in a somewhat similar situation as yours. I sold my On One Inbred 29 XL frame + the carbon fork (a build I had never finished), right after I tried Surly Karate Monkey (same geometry as Ogre) and realized its versatility and geometry advantages over Inbred for my purposes (and my body physique).Hi Folks,
please help me a little bit. I definitely wanna gor for the Ogre!!! I currently have an On One Inbred in XL 29" and it could be "bigger". I'm and have an inseam of 95,0 cm. And I really don't know whether to go for a 22" or 24" frame.
Hold on! I test rode KM XL = 22" frame. The 24" frame is XXL. Nevertheless, if your 21" Inbred frame felt shortish even with the 110mm stem, then Ogre in XL (22") won't feel any longer, since the effective top tube is 8mm shorter. I rode the 21" Inbred with a 80mm stem and the 22" KM with a 110mm stem. And yes, it was more crowded around the jewels area on KM than on Inbred, but nothing uncomfortable. You will have over 6cm clearance on the 24" frame (more than I have on the 22" frame). That should suffice. Don't you have any possibility to sit on KM? They don't make them in 24", but you'd get a pretty good idea sitting on the 22" frame whether you need the XXL frame.... and I'm currently running it with 60mm spacer, 110mm stem and 35mm rise + 30mm rise bar.
But I am concerned whether the stand over of the Ogre is too much for me (81cm inbred vs ~ 87cm Ogre). But since your inseam is 5cm less than mine and 24" fits you perfect I'm pretty much sure to got for it since my span (from index to index finger) is 192cm