Posted by: velocipedestrian
Posted by: RAHrider
I figure I will use the sagged geo off my primer to decide on the fork length. I ride my primer with a 170mm fork and with a 10mm spacer under the stem and about 25% sag, the position is perfect. As I am using the stylus 27.5 geo, I took the ac height off a 27.5 lyric at 170mm travel, subtract 20mm for the bigger 29 wheel height and another 40mm off for 25% sag giving an ac height of about 500mm.
My hardtail is currently rigid - the Surly Karate Monkey fork is 490mm A-C, boost, at least 15mm/side clearance around a DHF 29x2.5 on a 30mm rim, and has all the bosses.
It's heavy, but you wanted to go slower, right?
The bike you're describing sounds a bit like mine. Pipedream Moxie. 27.5x2.8 rear, 29 front, 44mm headtube, steel... Maybe more shopping around could save you the custom hassle? (totally understand if that's part of the appeal).
That's almost exactly what I am thinking. Does that setup maintain your hta and bb height? I would think the hta might steepen and the bb drop? How do the angles hold up? More importantly, how does it ride? Any pictures?
I was going to go with Marino for the custom job. It's really affordable. Ever since I found out about them I've wanted to try building something a bit crazy, thos might be it!