For Sale: £1999 Used Large Rudy Fat 29+, its my personal bike and as you can guess it has had only the best components put on it. Except for the crank, forks and frame everything else is new this year. The tyres, front wheel cassette and chain have only done 4 rides!
There are a few marks on the forks but it is only in the clear coat and I have included photos. There are no dents in the frame and it is straight and true. The frame has a lifetime warranty.
Travers titanium Large 29+ frame
Travers Prong 29 forks with anything cage mounts
Travers Carbon bars
KCNC F13 headset
Travers Carbon seat post
Anything Black 32t chainring
Praxis 11-40t cassette
XT rear mech
Halo Supa Drive Hub (white)
Nextie Jungle Fox rims
Vee Trax Fatty tyres (set up tubeless)
Some factory shots of the new carbon "Prong 29" fork. Designed from the ground up by Travers Bikes to work seamlessly with our titanium Rudy 29er, Rudy Fat 29+ and Angus 29+ frames, as well as other brands of frame if you must!
The fork has been tuned to give an even more forgiving and buzz reliving ride with a unique fork leg profile.
You can find more information and how to pre order the fork (for delivery 01/09/14) on the "Prong 29" page.
The "Prong 29" has been tested and has exceeded the EN14766 standard.
What other companies will share this information with you?
Few more pictures from the factory, graphics on, next stop clear coat.
John Moore has just completed his first 1000 miles on his Angus 29 + (Plus) with Rohloff hub and he has sent me this blog outlining the journey.
I would like to point out I did not ask or pay him to write the article.
Thanks to Kim Kragbæk Larsen for these pictures of his Rudy Fat built up.
Thanks to Marco for sending me photos of his Rudy Fat 29+ in Italy at the top of "Monte Novegno" at 1691 meters. It looks stunning...and the scenery isn't too bad either!
Weather you are small or tall we have titanium frames in stock, ready to ship today.
Check out the Rudy 29er a light weight race bred frame ready to hit the XC circuit! Or maybe endurance riding is more your thing, if that's the case the you will be wanting the Rudy Fat 29+, it can handle tyres up to 3" so will insulate you from the worst the trails can throw at you. Maybe you are not into racing and want something more relaxed...maybe you are Fat bike curious...then take a look at the Fat Race out 26" fat bike.
Did I mention they are all available in XL and Small off the shelf?
Not sure what size is right for you? Check out the frames page for a visual guide.
There is a 10% discount off Small and XL frames over the next month using code: SMALLXL
Its tricky to fit a double chainset on a 29+ bike and even harder to avoid tyre/chain rub when you do.
I have been experimenting with the "Rudy Fat" and it can be easily achieved with a standard 2 x 10 Shimano set up with no alterations just with the addition of a KCNC PF30 adapter and running the 2.5mm spacer on the drive side instead of the non drive side.
As you can see from the photos there is no chain rub at all even in the small front chain ring and the largest sprocket on the cassette.
We can supply the KCNC PF30 converter when you buy the frame. Please email us for details.
As the title suggest I have managed to convert the Nothpaw rims to a tubeless setup using Knard 29×3 tyres.
The pictures below are work in progress, this is my first successful conversions and obviously still need trimming but first a little history:
I have read a couple of blogs and web forums about converting Fat Bike/29+ tyres to tubeless but wasn’t able to find anything specific about the Northpaw rims. I decided to try the the ghetto split tube method….it didn’t work. As soon as I took the tube out and remounted the tyre I realised that it was going to need some tweaking, the tyre simply feel off, it was too loose on the rim.
A bit more research and I found the solution, foam placed down the center of the rim to stop the tyre dropping in. I found that pipe insulation works well as its quite firm and naturally rounded so it pushes the tyre out towards the edge of the rim (I taped this in place). Okay as I said before this is work in progress, I only had a 26″ tube so split this and placed it over the rim (covering the foam and flowing over the rim sides). Mounting the tyre was hard as there was now no central channel but it was still possible with just my thumbs…with a little patience! The tyre didn’t sit perfectly on the rim initially but I decided to see if it would inflate anyway (I hadn’t put any sealant in) and it did! The tyre inflate straight away, after a couple of pumps the tyre bead fell into place on the rim and popped into place once I got to about 10psi.
Now I know this method works I can do it properly, I have ordered some 24″ inner tubes and Wheelgoo are sending me some sealant. I will post a better “how to guide” with pictures in a week or so once I get the bits and some spare time!
Quick run down of method:
I am working on some new chassis deals which will include the Northpaw 29+ rims and New Velocity Dually 29+ and 26" rims (all 32 hole)
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