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Postby G.Cook » March 6th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Thinking of a Krampus SS build to replace my Rig. Opinions ?
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Re: Krampus

Postby Jerry68 » March 10th, 2013, 9:28 am

I think unless you have the frame, or have one on order, you will be waiting a whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile :evil:
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Re: Krampus

Postby Sortaslow » March 10th, 2013, 9:40 pm

Whenever I get to hit dirt on it, I'll let you know how I like the ss on this.
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Re: Krampus

Postby Sortaslow » May 3rd, 2013, 8:51 pm

G.Cook wrote:I'm hoping it will be a good replacement for my GF Rig. I'm waiting for the dirt to dry so Sortaslow can give me some feed back.

First ride tonight. A bad tubeless valve on my krampus has kept me on my other bikes until now.

The bad:
Yup, you'll feel the slight extra effort to spool up those big ass wheels. But once you get going.....

The good:
Overall weight (26 lb 3oz.) is not too bad, but I'm running carbon bars and seatpost, aluminum chainring and cog, tubeless 120tpi knards and ss.

Steering is somehow fast. Maybe it's my 60mm stem?

This thing is smooooth. Those tires are root and rock monsters. Log piles are a joke. It eats the trail. Seriously. It's that comfy of a rigid bike.

As mentioned, mine is set up ss. Love it like that, but 1x would be awesome in this bike, and to answer your question, would make a *beep* of an all around bike for mi trails.

Hitting loose gravel, sand, etc. at the end of a downhill into a turn is no problem. Turning grip is unreal. It's faster than my comfort level- meaning I was entering corners much faster than I'm used too, so I'd freak a little mid corner and brake. Toward the end of my ride, I was just letting it go and do its thing. Fun!

Carbon wheels in this thing would be mad!
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Re: Krampus

Postby Nooge » May 3rd, 2013, 9:33 pm

Keep those ride reports coming. I'm really interested in different bikes like this.
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Re: Krampus

Postby G.Cook » May 4th, 2013, 4:10 am

Thanks Sortaslow ! This past couple of weeks I have been able to get some decent rides in at the Poto with my Mukluk . Your description of the Krampua , "This thing is smooooth. Those tires are root and rock monsters. Log piles are a joke. It eats the trail. Seriously. It's that comfy of a rigid bike" pretty much fits what I have been experiencing with the Mukluk on the Poto. It sounds like the Krampus is a good ss fit for some Poto riding. :icon_weelchairbb: :)
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Re: Krampus

Postby pfox90 » May 12th, 2013, 4:55 pm

What size did you end up going with it seems kind of large. I have a large pug but it looks way bigger. Does all the green stuff come on the bike or did you build yours up. Looking at the 10 sp slx option.
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Re: Krampus

Postby Sortaslow » May 12th, 2013, 5:10 pm

I built mine up. Normal builds are mostly black components.
I bought a medium. I'm 5'9". I love short tt usually, so I went with a 60mm stem. Works well, fits like a glove. The 60 is twitchy though. Might go to 70. Reach should still be fine. It's comfy so....

I would have done a small as my karate monkey, but I get toe overlap on that bike so chancing it again was not on the agenda.
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