Thread: Building some Baja Divide Bikes from our fatbikes

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    Default Building some Baja Divide Bikes from our fatbikes

    This will be a thread documenting the build or more of a conversion of my Fatback and my wife's Specialized Helga fatbikes to a 27.5+ platform for bikepacking part of the Baja Divide. I will also put together a gear list for what we pack.
    The bikes:
    2013 Titanium Fatback 170 QR rear spacing.
    fork carbon Lauf heavy 150 thru axle
    Becker Bags Frame Bag
    Revelate Designs harness and large handlebar bag
    Revelate Designs feed bag and Bedrock Bags Tapeats cockpit bags.
    Revelate Designs Pika seat bag
    MYOG Cuben Fiber gas tank bag
    Paul Components Klampers and Love Lever brakes
    King Bearings (BB, HS)
    Sram XX1 crank with 28T direct mount Wolftooth narrow wide chain ring
    Shimano 1x10 XTR shifter, Saint derailleur with one up Radr cage.
    12-42 cassette with Wolftooth 42 pieplate
    Jones carbon loop, Oury grips
    King Cage Stem Cap cage mount Salsa Titanium Nickless Cage
    Light and USB charging Sinewave Beacon
    Shutter Precision dynamo hub
    Onyx 170mm rear hub
    Velocity Duallys 27.5+
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix speed grip 3.0 Apex tough skin.
    Brooks Professional saddle Ti
    Ti Cycles/Paul tall and handsome seat post
    Here is how it is sitting now.
    20170327_171940 small.jpg
    Up next in part 2 is my wife's Specialized Helga build.....
    here she is this last weekend at around high noon on the coastal refuge in Alaska 5 degrees out in the sunshine
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    Last edited by Co-opski; 01-11-2018 at 02:54 AM.
    2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Rock Warrior W/
    1996 Cache Camper
    1995 Toyota T100
    2014 Ti Fatback with some bikepacking bags
    1984 Koga-Myata Traveler full road tour kit FOR SALE
    1995 Trek 930 dirtbag bike

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    Looking forward to the build. What are you going to use for the rear hub?

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    How is the front hub working out? Look forward to more on these builds! Happy trails
    2000 100 series Landcruiser (SOLD)
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    Salsa Fargo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayspies View Post
    Looking forward to the build. What are you going to use for the rear hub?
    Well the used Paul hub that I was going to buy from NYC the sell flaked on me. I went with a custom Onyx hub.

    Quote Originally Posted by squatch View Post
    How is the front hub working out? Look forward to more on these builds! Happy trails
    Parts are still coming in and I don't know if I'll have Baja in the cards this season. I will post up some trip report once it is done.
    2011 Toyota Tundra TRD Rock Warrior W/
    1996 Cache Camper
    1995 Toyota T100
    2014 Ti Fatback with some bikepacking bags
    1984 Koga-Myata Traveler full road tour kit FOR SALE
    1995 Trek 930 dirtbag bike

    Expedition Portal Member #4318

    Past rigs:2000 Nissan D22 Last-Frontier-Build
    1974 VW Type II
    1985 BMW E28 euro M5 Summer

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