KH Geared Hub
125/150 or 137/165 double-drilled cranks (ordered both :P)
Nightrider tire (a pound lighter than my TA!)
New Nimbus Stealth Pro rim (a tinge lighter than my Airfoil)
Some random brake (who cares, if it works)
and w00t! I’ve already ordered the hub and cranksets, will be getting the frame soon, got my brake, T7, KH seat already… will be good to go except for the nightrider!
You guys need to reach for the stars in your dreams!
Give me a 29er with a continuously variable transmission built into the hub, wirelessly controlled from my handlebars. I’d also love an auto-inflation system that’d allow me to air my tire up or down on the fly.
Give me a seat with maglev capability that allows my a$$ to hover ever so slightly above its surface. I don’t care if I need magnetic chode implants for this, I’ll do it!
Give me a handlebar that, at the flip of a switch, goes from “silly putty” consistency to rock-solid, so that I may re-mold it as I please from day to day. I know there’s some polymer out there that would fit the bill!
While we’re at it, could I have a frame that emitted enough light that I could see my way on the trails?
We’ve already covered the topic of adjustable-length cranks. Just give 'em to me in the remote-control form.
Make the whole package weight about 10 lbs., tops. I’ll make it easy… it doesn’t have to fold for storage or transportation.
As for accessories, I’m happy with my skate-style helmet, KH gloves and Fox armor. Just make 'em a little more breathable, eh? Of course, one of those $1k helmet-mounted lamps wouldn’t hurt.
My dream setup off the top of my head.(I don’t even know if all these are compatible) notice that the green I’m thinking of is a lime green.
frame : triton trials(black)
seat post clamp : Primo Viking(green)
seat post : thompson(black)
seat : custom kh street so that it has more padding but still slim(custom green)
hub : kh(green)
spokes : whatever’s good(black)
rim : Alex DX32(i think thats the one i’ve heard good things about)(green)
tire : try-all
cranks : kh 127(black)
pedals : twisted plastic with pedal protector(green)
price~$1100(that is actually probably $100-$200 to low)
The endomorph is doing quite well on paved roads, provided it has enough pressure. So you may want to inflate or deflate it somewhat if you change from offroad to asphalt or vise versa. For road riding I use about 35psi, for offroad riding, I deflate it to about 15 to 20psi. For me that worked quite well up to now. But, as mentioned below, I don’t have too much experience by now.
On the endomorph road behaviour: you need to get used to it, as it feels a little bit wobbly, especially when turning. I think that is the result of the enormous width of the tire, as it takes a lot to tilt it. After an hour or two on that tire it feels quite ok, and there’s not too much friction when riding. With one exception: the tire will slow you down in curves.
BTW: is there any special intention in Surly way to name their parts? Just look at my unicycle: I now have a surly conundrum with an endomorph smurf (that’s the meaning of the German term Schlumpf; in that case of course it’s just the last name of Florian Schlumpf, the builder of the hub) in the middle. I am lucky, most of my mates don’t now about the naming, or at least don’t know the meaning of that vocabulary.
i know this is an old thread but i like to wake up old ones every now and again.
Saddle: KH street
Seat post: KH 2010
seatpost clamp: Koxx one double bolt Black
Frame: Qu Ax Debut aluminum frame White
Tire: shaved try all stiky
Rim: drilled KH with no rim tape
Hub: Koxx one Light
Spokes: KH black
Cranks: KH moments 110mm with rollos
pedals: twisted PC plastic chameleon purple