Nicely done.3DTOPO said:I know rockin' a mullet is nothing new, but a fatty on my Sur Ron is new to me!
So my Killah has been uselessly worn out for far too long. Bought a fatty air shock for $100 - delivered.
Yes it has less travel, but the fat tire alone makes it more plush than running the pointless worn out shocks and for now at least have a shock that actually functions.
The tire feels like squeezing on a Dodgeball - oh baby!
Rolls over all obstacles much better of course, while helping keep the front from diving down..
It's currently super icy out on the roads. Riding the fatty with the same conditions as the last ride but I didn't loose control on the front once - compared to several times prior.
Lost control on the back a few times, but it is much less of a problem than when you loose control of the front wheel since it kind of just gets dragged behind you. Versus when the front wheel is sliding sideways it very much wants you to immediately eat shit.
Only downside is it messed with the geometry a tad - feels a bit more squirrelly but overall still more stable (really only noticeable when going slow). Overall it's only an 1" taller in the front. But looks like I can restore a bit of the slacker feel by changing to a longer handlebar stem length.
I guess If I run a taller tire in the back (say also an 1" taller) I guess I would get the slacker back?
I think I'm actually going to run the same tire in the back with the help of a machined extender for the swing arm - it only needs to be like an inch or two longer. I welcome any thoughts and suggestions on the idea. I'd just try it, but I'll need to have a new wheel built to do it.
Cheburator said:3DTOPO said:I guess If I run a taller tire in the back (say also an 1" taller) I guess I would get the slacker back?
You can use Rear Suspension Linkage Riser to fix the geometry.
AZeBikeGuy said:A fat-tire sur-ron would be sweet for AZ sugar sand and deep gravel washes... not so sure I'd like to give up much travel but it does bring a bit of saliva thinking about it
Rix said:Nicely done.
No. Axle to ground dimension is controlled by the radius of your wheel.3DTOPO said:Can someone confirm that those risers increases the height of the rear axle above the ground?
I just love the way fat bikes handle. They mob over everything like they just don’t give a shit and super fun on corning. That combined with the power of a Firefly and overall reduced weight puts a smile on my face thinking about it.
X-Nitro said:Fat bike tires are much more susceptible to flats than m/c tires,
X-Nitro said:and I wouldn't expect that their thin carcass or lightweight rim will hold up well to sur ron level of off-road abuse.
X-Nitro said:Other than that have I noticed there is a lot of cross-wind steering interference with a fatty front when you are out on the open road...
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X-Nitro said:...a good heavy tire for 10kw+ bikes.
ggHawk said:Super light is certainly very appealing. The techniques you mentioned to get there are of course time consuming and expensive... but may be very entertaining to you. You'd definitely end up with a very cool bike.
I generally ride my e-bike (luna X1) much more often than my sur-ron for mostly that reason (also for the extra exercise). But on some rides, traction is a big issue. Some steep hills are very traction challenged. The X1 and the stock sur-ron fail miserably. My mod'd sur-ron with rear Shinko 525 cheater, eats them up.
Of course, what we all desperately desire is new battery tech that reduces that weight dramatically. It seems like they've had very large improvements in the labs for so many years. It's depressing how long it takes to bring them to market.
Merlin said:at the end: i love my surron, with big ass battery, big ass tires and recently with a new battery cover that fits an extender battery very nice
Merlin said:and some are Enduro riders that have a passion for 4-6h rides, digging thru new territories
Merlin said:theres no BEST Surron. Theres also not THE best MX Bike. Lets say all differnt classes. Try to fit YOUR Bike to YOUR needs.
Sweet SurRon Merlin, that could sway certain people from buying full on electric dirt bikes like the Alta and KTM.Merlin said:true words. light is key, light is awesome...
a soft knoby tire that eats some extra battery and current rips like a train uphill in lose or muddy conditions
i try to cheat myself a bit with
upgrading upgrading upgrading -> 70kg surron but except of a little bit of handling it masters mostly everything
its a heavy ass surron....but its a suuuuuper lightweight Enduro.
the only real hard or non upgradable issue is the wobbling af swingarm. all tries i saw until now is extend but still same design.(without tubes to prevent flexing)
at the end: i love my surron, with big ass battery, big ass tires and recently with a new battery cover that fits an extender battery very nice
tdirider said:Hey guys, could you share some list of places in Europe that sell Sur Ron bikes and parts online / internationally?
Excluding UK because of Brexit tax rules of course