Wednesday, May 21, 2014

29er Plussssssssssssss

29 plus wheels. What's that you ask? It's a 29 inch rim mounted with 29x3 tires. Surly Knard tires to be exact giving the bike a bigger rolling circumference. I recently had jumped on the 29 plus bandwagon having Pete at Kokopelli Bike and Board out of Cortez, Colorado build me a sweet wheelset that would fit on my current Kokopelli Bike Company fat bike frame set. One bike, two wheel sets. Easy. I now have the best of both worlds of a fat bike and a 29er plus bike. Just change out the wheel set.

The wheelset build consists of Velocity Dually hoops. 45mm wide, dual walled for durability but lighter than the Surly Rabbit Hole hoops. DT Revolution 2.0/1.5 super spokes for weight savings laced to Hope FatSno hubs with Surly Knard 3" 127 TPI rubber tubeless. A pretty sick setup. The Dually rims come tubeless ready and mount up fairly easy. Well, I think they mount easy enough as Pete did the work. I've put roughly 150 miles on these wheels since last Thursday and they roll ever soooo nice. A 1x10 setup rounds off the modification of the fat bike. A 30 tooth Race Face narrow wide chainring up front with a 11/42 configuration in the rear thanks to a Wolf Tooth Components chain ring.

Check out the rig:

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