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06-01-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By DarKris

I got these off Amazon and I think I posted the...

I got these off Amazon and I think I posted the link to them a couple posts up. They were actually shipped via Prime so Iím guessing they had them stocked in the US. As for brake pads they use this...
06-01-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

They get the job done, definitely more suited to...

They get the job done, definitely more suited to flat bars than drop bars I think, although they did work with drop bars and maybe I just sucked at dialing them in 😅

Pads seems to work fine albeit...
05-31-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

So update: I contacted Specialized about running...

So update: I contacted Specialized about running a 203mm rotor on the 2018 Fatboy SE, which has the same exact fork as my Hellga. I got a response..... after I had already gone ahead with the...
05-27-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By DarKris

Circling back to my main question: I have rims...

Circling back to my main question: I have rims that are not Tubeless Compatible (see the first post for the rims) and I donít want to struggle to attempt Tubeless on those because itís even less...
05-27-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By DarKris

The ďtrueĒ source of stress I guess in this case...

The ďtrueĒ source of stress I guess in this case is going from a system that sets up 100% of the time but with drawbacks in ride quality, to a system with improvements in ride quality but with a...
05-27-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By DarKris

I already know I can put sealant in tubes. What I...

I already know I can put sealant in tubes. What I want are tubes with lower rolling resistance compared to standard tubes for my fat bike and gravel bike wheels. I want to get as close as possible to...
05-27-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By DarKris

Alternatives to Tubeless Setups

So in the past year I have made the switch to Tubeless. One of my wheelsets that came with my bike was already taped for Tubeless from the manufacturer, and the other two I had to tape myself. What I...
05-27-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 804
Posted By DarKris

If road: On my Toughroad GX 1 which came with...

If road: On my Toughroad GX 1 which came with Tiagra Shifters and derailleur I had no issues running an 11-36 cassette with a 48-32 chainring setup
05-21-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,353
Posted By DarKris

Got a good price on a Shimano Metrea crankset....

Got a good price on a Shimano Metrea crankset. Which is good because afaik itís the only one with a chain guard and it actually clears my chainstay
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Forum: Fatbikes
05-19-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

So I actually had a set of 29+ wheels built up...

So I actually had a set of 29+ wheels built up replacing one of my 26 fat wheels, so that covers my ďsummerĒ wheels
05-19-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

1: Iíd be getting another bike that I didnít...

1: Iíd be getting another bike that I didnít need.

2: There would have been a HUGE discrepancy in tire clearance. Understand that I wanted a Fat Bike for winter riding. I just so happened to have...
05-18-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

So for the person asking to see a drop bar fat...

So for the person asking to see a drop bar fat tire bike:
...
05-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

Just wanted to give an update on my bike since...

Just wanted to give an update on my bike since itís been a while. I actually made a lot of changes like adding a dropper post, higher rise stem, getting a set of 29+ wheels built up, and converting...
05-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

That 4 piston caliper looks nice. Had no idea...

That 4 piston caliper looks nice. Had no idea there was a quad piston cable to hydraulic calipers around.

these would be paired to SRAM Rival 10 speed shifters so I think itíll work well
05-14-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

The Spyres or HY/RDs would be good options as...

The Spyres or HY/RDs would be good options as well. Since Iím running integrated shifters/brake levers I would have to replace quite a bit to go to full Hydro.
05-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

Thanks, Iím usually always shifting my weight...

Thanks, Iím usually always shifting my weight back as much as possible under hard braking especially when going downhill so I donít go OTB. I guess it was just one of those things where I didnít know...
05-14-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CPDQZB6/ref=cm_sw_r_c...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CPDQZB6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jKR2CbHDFPVG8

a quick note due to my current setup I am limited to mechanical pull disc brake calipers.
05-14-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

Check the above for that info.

Check the above for that info.
05-14-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

Thanks Cobba. So if it helps Iím 360/370lbs...

Thanks Cobba.

So if it helps Iím 360/370lbs and these would be going on my Specialized Helga running 29 x 3.0 and/or 26 x 4.6-8 tires. I find the flat braking performance to be just fine but when...
05-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,611
Posted By DarKris

Upsizing Disc Rotors (203 front/180 rear)

Iím looking to get better braking performance out of my brakes and Iím currently running 180/160 rotors, both post mount. The front has an adapter and the rear doesnít. Iím looking to moving the 180s...
05-04-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By DarKris

Changing Chainring and Cassette question

So this may or may not be a dumb question but hear me out:

So my Fat bike when I originally got it was specíd with a 36-22 chainring and an 11-36 cassette. This was manufacture spec (I.e. from...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-20-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By DarKris

Shopping for a 30mm fat bike crankset

So my bike has a PF30 100mm BB and 190mm cranks with a 36-22 chainring combo similar to the cranks found on the Specialized Fatboys of previous years. I donít plan on going 1x anytime soon but my...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

So after doing a fair bit of riding I think I've...

So after doing a fair bit of riding I think I've come to the conclusion that 26 x 4.0 is a bit too small for my bike for the way I like to ride, and by that I mean the OD of the tire. I prefer the...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-15-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,108
Posted By DarKris

For me, I only had a Cyclocross and a Gravel bike...

For me, I only had a Cyclocross and a Gravel bike and was struggling to ride in the winter & I wanted a dedicated mountain bike, so yeah
04-04-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By DarKris

So I'm definitely playing around with higher tire...

So I'm definitely playing around with higher tire pressures than what I've been use4d to. I'm currently running 18-20 PSI for my hard surface/gravel purposes. Once trails open up I'll probably drop...
03-31-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By DarKris

When I think of what is causing the steering...

When I think of what is causing the steering issues I think it does sound like oversteering. Both of my bikes have drop bars and trails in the 80 range. What I notice is Iím putting more weight on...
03-31-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By DarKris

Yeah Iím mostly having it happen on road. It...

Yeah Iím mostly having it happen on road. It would happen at 11 psi and when Iíd increase my pressure to around 13 psi itís almost nonexistent.

I also found that that I have to balance out the...
03-31-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By DarKris

What Maxxis tire do you have? I have the Minion...

What Maxxis tire do you have? I have the Minion FBF EXO 26 x 4.0 and 4.8 tires and I started getting minor self steer at 11 psi for both tires. I had them mounted to 86mm internal rims so that may...
03-31-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,794
Posted By DarKris

Drops are fun :D ...

Drops are fun :D

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03-31-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,459
Posted By DarKris

I have a Nashbar CX bike that I built up in my...

I have a Nashbar CX bike that I built up in my last few years of College. Learned a lot about bikes from that build and I even "rebuilt" it once and sold the original.

Nashbar doesn't make that...
03-31-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By DarKris

What causes "Self Steer"

When I started looking into Fat Bikes + Tires one of the terms I heard a lot was "self steer." To my knowledge self steer is when the front tire tends to pull in the direction it's pointed in,...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-28-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

Makes sense. I guess what Iím thinking about is...

Makes sense. I guess what Iím thinking about is mitigating ďfloatĒ in loose conditions. At my weight and the tire pressures I tend to use as a result I have no problem getting my tires to dig in. I...
03-28-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By DarKris

So just an update: I decided to go with the KS...

So just an update: I decided to go with the KS ETen dropper post. It actually works well with my setup. The only gripe I have is that it doesnít have a *visible* port for adding air pressure, however...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-28-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

I think for riding around my neighborhood and...

I think for riding around my neighborhood and local parks Iíd appreciate the lower rolling resistance, but for the trails Iíd want traction 100%. With how steep the trails seem to be from the last...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-27-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

So they suck in wet/mud? Sweet thanks 😬

So they suck in wet/mud? Sweet thanks 😬
Forum: Fatbikes
03-26-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

How do the Fast Traks handle soft/wet/muddy...

How do the Fast Traks handle soft/wet/muddy conditions? Also how would you rate the sidewall strength of the tires you recommended? I like the stiffer sidewalls of the Minions and at my weight I...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

Iíve never thought pedal strikes would be an...

Iíve never thought pedal strikes would be an issue with 4.0 tires. I come from riding a gravel bike with 50mm tires on 700c rims and that bike had a 70mm BB Drop. My fat bike has a 60mm drop and the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-23-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By DarKris

Tire Recommendations

So my Specialized Helga came with Ground Control 26x4.6 Wire bead tires on an 86mm internal width rim, and I was thinking of keeping those tires for winter and running some better tires for...
03-22-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By DarKris

Storing Tubeless Tires

So in the past year I made the switch to tubeless and as a result I feel like I had to start paying more attention to them when storing them for long periods of time or in inclement weather. This...
03-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By DarKris

Seatpost Options for Technical Riding

So I intended on using my fat bike for riding street and mtb trails once the weather picks up, and I was going to get a dropper seatpost however my bike doesn't have routing for one unless I go 1x...
03-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By DarKris

I work weekdays and since Iím on my feet a good...

I work weekdays and since Iím on my feet a good portion of the time Iím usually too drained to do any extended rides after work so I *try* to do an extended ride on the weekend with shorter ~30min...
03-13-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By DarKris

I know I have low fitness levels, which is why...

I know I have low fitness levels, which is why Iím trying to improve on it via cycling. The issues arise when Iím left with very little energy and motivation to do anything post workout due to not...
03-13-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By DarKris

Post Ride Strategy: How to not screw it up

So two things that I struggle greatly with when it comes to doing any physical activity is recovering my energy and controlling my hunger. Whenever I ride my bike for either high intensity or...
03-12-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

Swapped the tires and wheels. I was surprised...

Swapped the tires and wheels. I was surprised they actually fit the frame and with how well these rolled on pavement when pumped up. I'd say this bike is trail ready now :)
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03-08-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 487,625
Posted By DarKris

Been working on a drop bar fat bike and I ended...

Been working on a drop bar fat bike and I ended up neglecting my gravel bike. Upgraded to 2 inch G-One Speed tires so now it's more of a fat tire road bike :D
...
03-07-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

What is will say and maybe this will help you...

What is will say and maybe this will help you decide whether or not you should do it is to ask yourself what your intentions are for the bike. If you just want to do it for fun then go on ahead....
03-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

I love having a lower standover honestly. I...

I love having a lower standover honestly. I usually ride larger frames to get enough reach without a super long stem but the annoying part has usually been having the top tube right up my you know...
03-02-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

Buying the Hellga + Parts: I submitted an...

Buying the Hellga + Parts:

I submitted an offer for the Hellga for $800 which was $190 less than it's original listing price. I received an offer for $825, and after not finding anything better...
03-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By DarKris

Drop Bar Fat Bike (Conversion) from Specialized

So I made a thread asking whether this would be a good idea, now this thread will be going into details regarding this new drop bar fat bike from Specialized that I recently picked up!

Ok I'm...
02-27-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By DarKris

So this will probably be my last update to this...

So this will probably be my last update to this but I should be getting my shift cables + housing tomorrow & then it's all a mater of dialing that in & wrapping the bars. I plan on making a new...
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