Surly Bikes have posted an image of my recently finished Pugsley with the 29+ Rabbit Hole Rim wheels (that they use on the Krampus and ECR) on the image dump section of their website. You can find the picture here.
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Ok, here is the updated version of this post. I bought a Surly Pugsley Ops earlier this year and am totally loving the fat bike vibe. That said though I fancied an adventure bike packing bike and lo and behold Surly launched the ECR. The original plan was to save my pennies, get a frameset and build it up rather than buy a full build.
That plan was scuppered a bit when the framesets were delayed from October 2013 to January 2014. That’s 4 months of adventure that I could be missing out on!
A few emails backwards and forwards to the wonderfully helpful Shona at Keep Pedalling and I ascertained that the rabbit hole rims from the Krampus and ECR would fit my Pugsley.
So the decision was made and a few days later a very well made set of wheels based around shimano XT hubs and 120tpi knards arrived in a big box. It all went together brilliantly. The only thing to add is a set of Surly Monkey Nuts to space the rear wheel back a bit from the seat tube.
In order to complete the transformation I added a Jones H loop bar. This just needs some extra bar tape and it is good to go. Not only does this bar allow for multiple hand positions it is also great for hanging bivvy bags and the like off when away on a camping ride.
All I need to do to fit the fat wheels back on is whip the cassette of the rabbit holes, a 5 minute job. I now effectively have two bikes in one. Less cost, less maintenance and more space in the garage. Result
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