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Old 06-24-13, 10:51 PM
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I bought a Krampus

...and I like it.
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It looks like this:
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Old 06-25-13, 09:05 AM
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The only problem is the gearing as it comes from the factory is totally inadequate for serious climbing, if you are used to "normal" mtb gear ranges. This is STUPID imo... and I'm doing some interesting things to (affordably) attain reasonable gear ratios. And this bike climbs great.
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Aside from that, the bike is awesome, and I now rather pity my friends who ride "regular" mtbs.
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Old 06-25-13, 09:15 AM
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Good to see you outside the free for all. Nice new ride. How severe a ratio are you installing? Are you getting into log pull competitions next?

1983 Treks, were those team issue?
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Good to see you outside the free for all. Nice new ride. How severe a ratio are you installing? Are you getting into log pull competitions next?

1983 Treks, were those team issue?
Thanks. Yeah... I actually ride bikes. I have no idea the provenance of the old Trek. I bought it used in 85.
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As for the Krampus gearing. I rode a 22x32 low gear on my 26" mtb, which is not abnormal. The equivalent for the huge wheel diam is 22x36 roughly, 36 being the low end of the factory specd 10spd cassette. I just wanted what I was used to.
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What trails are you riding? Ever get to Potato Lake? Hermosa Creek?

Surly rocks, they think outside the box. Did you see the Sea Otter Classic video with the Walmart uberfat tire bike?
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Old 07-11-13, 01:39 PM
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I seem to recall Sheldon Brown setting up an internal hub with a cassette and rear derailleur many many years ago. That would actually be kinda cool if you could pull it off, right?
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
Good to see you outside the free for all. Nice new ride. How severe a ratio are you installing? Are you getting into log pull competitions next?

1983 Treks, were those team issue?
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The low gear is a 22x36 which is equal to a 22x32 on my old 26" mtb. I've done Hermosa Creek for sure, but Ive never actually ridden Spud Lake trail. Its such a popular hike.
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I have no idea about the old Trek, as I bought it used back in '85. Its still fun to ride here and there. Very snappy handling, though.
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Welcome to the modern era! 22x36 is as low gear-inches I've seen on any 2x10 new bike, 29er or otherwise.

You must have outstanding balance to be interested in riding any slower than that gear would allow... if I can't get up something with 28x36 on my 26" bike, it's a sure sign I'm better off walking.
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Just decided that for my next mtb I probably want a Krampus.

I'm 6', 250lb, and I commute on a 60cm CrossCheck that's doing fine for me, fit-wise. It looks like the effective top tube length for Krampus is larger than that for M, L and XL!

How tall are you and what size Krampus do you have?

Also it looks like Surly has downgraded the stock spec; Krampus used to have rabbit hole rims and Knards, and shimano crankset (and shifter/derailleur? what brakes?) but the Surly webpage now says Alex 40 and Dirt Wizard for the wheelset, with sram drivetrain/brakes. At least the cassette is 11-42 now though...
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