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Old 05-15-09, 12:25 PM
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Will Pugsley replace a mountain bike?

So I was getting geared up to buy a Karate Monkey, but this beast keeps catching my eye. I WANT IT! But, I don't know if I can use it here well. I hardly get snow, hardly any sand to speak of. The trails are rather groomed here. So is it a complete waste of time to get one now? Would it still be fun as hell flying down fire roads? Or just a heavy hard to push beast? Everyone that has one seems to think it's the sh*t, but I bet they have snow, sand, and another MTB in the garage.
So should I just go for it any way and have a blast?
Please, let's leave the opinions to those who have a Pug.
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Pug owners that I've talked to have said the big fatty tires don't hook up the greatest on single track. But you can always run regular 29er wheels and tires.

I want a Pug as well, they look like a blast. But I own a Karate Monkey.
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Pug owners that I've talked to have said the big fatty tires don't hook up the greatest on single track. But you can always run regular 29er wheels and tires.

I want a Pug as well, they look like a blast. But I own a Karate Monkey.
That's kinda what I was gonna say...except 26". Get a nice set of normal size wheels and tires for it. If you don't wanna push all that weight, put the little ones on. It would definitely be a smooth ride though.
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i've heard of people running "normal" tires on the pug, i've heard 2.7 freeride/dh tires fit in the large marge rims pretty well
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http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...=1#post5709162

two other places I tries the question....check out the mtbr one!
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