I’m debating either building a wheelset for 45c Nomads for non-winter duty, or just getting some big fat Vee Rubber speedsters.
The Surly would be better because I could slowly accumulate parts at cost, so wife could remain in the dark about the true cost of this nonsense. Also sortof opposed to bikesdirect on principle, as a shopbro. I also like the Special Ops Pug cos SLX brakes.
What say you, tarck? hambieks, are they overrated? Should I Krampus or Moonlander or something else?
less sizing, not as good part spec as the Special Op. Questionable paint. I can’t find anything that says the actual rear spacing, but I suspect it is not 135- "The rear hub spacing and tube design provide clearance for fat tires without the need to ‘dish’ them outboard for tire clearance at the chain. "
I need 135 for rear child seat/Topeak rack.
The Pug Ops on Surly’s site lists BB7 brakes (in black colorway). The color in general and matchy rims are nifty. It must be winter cos thinking about how I would tweak this bike from my partsbin yet such a purchase will never happen.
Salsa is sold out of Mukluks. There are still Pugsleys to be had.
9zero7 makes an offset 135 frame with sliders.
Pugs will fit a knard / rabbit hole wheelset. Do a GIS for Krampug.
In my experience: Full hambeik sucks on the street. The big tires self-steer and its annoying. 29+ is better if you’re doing mostly road/gravel and less deep snow. The Surly ECR is actually better option if you are doing more exploration/commuting/fucking around and less full-bore mountain biking.
not sure if just being a dick answer
but if not just being a dick
what does non-suspension 3" tires get me that suspension + 2.35s doesn’t?
I know a couple guys that got Pugsleys here for winter and one guy that rides a Jones for everything. I get that ham tires are good for snow/fauxspension… but Krampus seems like it’s for luddites who want a 29er.
This would be a snow bike/ backup full bore mtn bike. when not a kid hauling dadstrosity.