Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Meriwether fatbike for sale.

Price dropped -- see below.

Selling Jeny's custom bike.  She's moved on up to a chassis (also a Meriwether) that can handle 5.2" Vee 2XL tires, so her original Meriwether needs a new home.

It could be considered a Medium or a Large, depending on which school of thought you subscribe to regarding modern bicycle geometry.  It has a 24.25" top tube, which means it'll fit a range of people from ~5'7" up to about 6', depending.

This bike was built to be a flotation bike first and foremost.  She's ridden it on snow 98% of the time, with two notable dirt/sand bikepack missions.  The geometry built into this was developed over literal decades of experimentation on snow, about equally split between Colorado and Alaska.  You can read more about that process here.

Grip shifter because big gloves/mittens in winter make operating a trigger more difficult.  Also because twist shifters have fewer moving parts and are thus less likely to fail.  Carbon brake levers because they're much warmer to the touch in cold temps.

DT hubs because they are among the lightest, least expensive, most durable, and most easily maintained hubs on the planet.

Fork is 15 x 150mm spaced, and uses a RockShox Maxle to secure the wheel.  Frame is 12 x 197 spaced, and uses a Shimano thru-axle to secure the wheel.  Frame uses a replaceable Paragon derailleur hanger, and yes you get a spare with purchase.

Depending on lighting, the paint can appear white, creme, or pink.  It *is* white, but with a red fleck to it.  The pic above is probably the best example.

RaceFace Next carbon cranks with 26t n/w ring.

Potts Type-II style fork, complete with cage mounts.  We did briefly run a dynohub on this bike, so yes, the fork is set up to accommodate.

Surly Bud and Lou 26 x 4.8" tires, run tubeless on Bontrager Jackalope rims.  The ease with which tires inflate tubeless on these rims cannot be overstated.

Spokes are DT Swiss Competition butted, with DT Swiss Prolock nips in red.

Stealth dropper routing is there if you want it.

Shimano XT 11-46t cassette, SRAM XX1 chain, and SRAM X1 rear der.  

Looking closely at all of the pics here, you can see some smudges or discolorations on the paint.  These are there because I absolutely refuse to pressure wash our fatbikes.  Doing so introduces moisture into bearings and cable housings, not to mention shifter, derailleur, and brakes.  Moisture freezes.  We'd much rather have a bike that's a bit cosmetically imperfect than have to deal with frozen hubs, shifting, or braking.

Placeholder stem.  Will work with *you* to determine the right length for your needs.  Carbon spacers and top cap.

23* sweep bars for all-day comfort.

Direct caliper mounting on both frame and fork.  Bottle cage mount on both fork legs.  Hayes CX Expert mechanical brakes to match with the aforementioned carbon levers.  

Bottle cage mounts both above and below the downtube.  

Bonus!  Integrated rear rack that installs/removes with 4 simple screws.  Bikepacking seatbags are all the rage these days and we use them too -- in summer.  For winter trips where the sheer bulk of needed insulation makes packing more difficult, a rack solves many problems quickly.  This one is light, simple, and elegant -- also made by Meriwether.

Custom framebag included, along with a Revelate Gas Tank and Jerrycan to keep things handy on the top tube.

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This package would cost north of $7k today, not to mention you'll need to wait a ~year for your build to come up in Meriwether's queue.

Selling this package for $3625 including shipping to the Lower 48.

Happy to ship to AK or Canada, but shipping costs will be higher.

Need pogies to complete the package?  Or studded tires?  29+ wheels for summer use?

Happy to accommodate -- with package pricing.

Contact me at mike.curiak@gmail.com

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