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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Anyone done this yet?
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    Don't think so

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    Hmmm- we might have to do something about that...
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    I pickup my fatboy today and have a Bluto on order. Just need to figure out the front hub thing. I'm hoping to just re-lace the stock rim to a 15x150 hub, but the options are limited at the moment.
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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    I pickup my fatboy today and have a Bluto on order. Just need to figure out the front hub thing. I'm hoping to just re-lace the stock rim to a 15x150 hub, but the options are limited at the moment.
    I asked if you could do that, and I believe the answer was "no".

    Please keep us updated though, I'd love to do this myself.

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    I found a hub, so my wheel builder buddy is going to take a look and see what is possible. I will post up results!
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    Why wouldn't it be possible?
    I just finished lacing a Rolling Darryl to a Salsa 150mm hub and trial fitted it into a Bluto.
    I also put the Bluto over my Clownshoe and Bud combo. Looks like it'll take that too. I can't imagine why you wouldn't be able to put your rim in there.
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    It is going to take new spokes, but it looks to be a simple enough project!
    Tonight is the maided voyage in stock form, and it will help me determine if a suspension fork is needed.
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    I have a Bluto on order and am stopping by the LBS today to see if they can order this:

    http://www.jbi.bike/web/searchResult...fkawe45d9drh=4

    I believe it's about $70 msrp, sealed bearings and no shimming/ spacing of rotor/ off-dishing needed. In terms of lacing, can't imagine that there's anything different to it than re-lacing a new hub in a regular wheel? Probably the trickiest part is going to be figuring out the spoke length...
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    I heard the Origin8 hub is pretty decent!!

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Ordered one today!


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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Looking forward to your results!

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Just saw a FB post of a fatboy with bluto. Looks awesome.

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    Face book pic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    Sweet! Anyone know what travel that fork is set at?

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    too bad the bluto isn't sub 600 grams. the tides have turned. some fatbikes just got heavier:P

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Yep- I'd love to know more- 80 or 100 or...? And was the original wheel/ rim a problem or just building a new wheel, so start from scratch... Handling, weight.... So many questions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I heard the Origin8 hub is pretty decent!!
    You know exactly which of the Origin8 hubs to use for the Bluto?
    I've been on their website, and couldn't really find any 150 mm

    Ordered a Bluto a few days ago, and first realized today that i need a new front hub. i actually was doing a bit of research before i ordered the Bluto, and ran into this Specialized Bicycle Components

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKongKion View Post
    You know exactly which of the Origin8 hubs to use for the Bluto?
    I've been on their website, and couldn't really find any 150 mm

    Ordered a Bluto a few days ago, and first realized today that i need a new front hub. i actually was doing a bit of research before i ordered the Bluto, and ran into this Specialized Bicycle Components
    J&B part # 370011
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    ^You won't find it on their website by just browsing around, but your LBS can find it if they have an account with them. $45 for your LBS, about $70 MSRP. There were 9 left in stock at the Florida warehouse on Thursday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    ^You won't find it on their website by just browsing around, but your LBS can find it if they have an account with them. $45 for your LBS, about $70 MSRP. There were 9 left in stock at the Florida warehouse on Thursday.
    Thanks!
    I don't think my LBS have an account, but i will definitely ask them.

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    Bluto on My Fatboy Expert .....

    Finally installed the i9 fat hubs and the RS BLUTO!!
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    fine looking ride!^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    too bad the bluto isn't sub 600 grams. the tides have turned. some fatbikes just got heavier:P

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    One you add front suspension to a fatty, the extra weight means nothing. Best trade-off you can make.

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    VERY nice.
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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Wow- that expert looks awesome with all the red blingy bits.

    Here's mine- just got her finished up last night. Can't wait to get her on the trail! 100mm bluto.





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    Are you guys keeping or selling the stock fork? I would think there would be some demand for a the stock carbon fork.
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    Keep the fork they are beautifully made carbon steerer and all

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    Nice!

    Three questions:

    1. What made you go with a Nate?
    2. What made you pick 100? I believe 80 kept the original geo closer to the original
    3. It's been 4 hours... Where's the ride report???

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    1. I haven't ridden the gc on the dirt but trust the Nate- plus I had the Nate and it was easier to set it up on the new wheel than taking the gc off (busy week), so, in part, laziness.

    2. My trails are pretty chunky/ tech and I've yet to ride a bike and say "I wish it had less travel". I have a ht ss 29er with a 140 on it. After today's ride, I'll be investigating moving it to 120.

    3. I actually didn't think I'd get out today, but I travel for the next week and not getting on it was gonna be too much to take. It was amazing. It climbed really well and was super stable in low-speed, techy rock climbs. I cleaned an entire climb where I often dab once or twice. I'm not one of those people that thinks fatbikes are the only bikes, but it f'n railed on the downhill. Now, it's still a hard tail (albeit one with a huge back end that grips turns like Velcro), and you have to ride it like one, but I was incredibly impressed. Still need to dial in on pressure and such. I think I was most surprised that it handled naturally at high speed. I had a 907 prior to this and did not care for riding it in the dirt. I will happily be taking this bike on the dirt regularly- no self steer, nothing (front tire around 15psi?).




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    damn you people with the positive Bluto reports. I need one that says "totally not worth it" to keep my wallet in my pocket.

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    Jisch, I'm with you. People keep posting this stuff and if it doesn't stop soon I am going to be around $800 more poor than I already am! This one is the worst, same color as my fatboy and a positive review. Ugh you guys are killing me!

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    Sorry fellas . Seriously, I was skeptical. With my 907 and no front squish, it was brutal on our local trails. Awesome in the snow, but just not fun in the dirt, plus I regularly had problems with self-steer and more than once couldn't keep my line- fortunately no injuries, but a few close calls. I had just written off that fatbikes had their place, but that place, for me, was in the snow.

    Now this is something completely different. I got the Fatboy because of reviews about how it handled- especially handled in the dirt, but it didn't arrive until the winter was over. I built it up, took it on one mellow dirt ride to feel things out, and hung it up in the garage for winter to come.

    Then came Bluto... again, this will not be my do-it-all bike, but if it were 15 years ago and I was still living out of my truck with my one bike to do it all, this would be it. Hands down. If you ride a HT and are looking for a bike that can slay year 'round, the Fatboy with the Bluto is it.

    Anyone know if a 100 Bluto can be extended out to 120?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post

    2. My trails are pretty chunky/ tech and I've yet to ride a bike and say "I wish it had less travel". I have a ht ss 29er with a 140 on it. After today's ride, I'll be investigating moving it to 120.
    Did you do anything to check for frame contact? I thought the concern with 100 and 120mm bluto and the fatboy was the tire contacting the frame at full compression.

    As for changing the stroke, I thought that was done with internal spacers / stops, but I could be mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardingsan View Post
    Did you do anything to check for frame contact? I thought the concern with 100 and 120mm bluto and the fatboy was the tire contacting the frame at full compression.

    As for changing the stroke, I thought that was done with internal spacers / stops, but I could be mistaken.
    If a 80mm won't hit a 100mm or a 120mm won't either, I would say if the crown clears one should be good with tire clearance.

    The travel is changed with a new air shaft but I'm not sure if a 100mm can go to a 120mm or not.

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    al, why different front wheel?

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    ^I had to get a new front hub (the stock one is a 135 qr)- I picked up the Rolling Daryl rim used and laced up the 150 hub (origin8) instead of breaking down the FatBoy wheel. It gives me more options down the road (I've begun building frames and dream of building a fat frame some day).


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    FatBoy with Bluto?-fatty.jpgHere's my Fatboy. Love it! I have it set up with 100mm travel and three air volume reducer "tokens" because it was blowing through the travel too quickly and I wanted the spring rate to ramp up faster. It weighs 31 lbs 9oz, so fun to ride, it totally shreds. I took the grip shift off because I kept miss shifting when throwing down. I like the dropper post, soon I want get one when I switch out the crank to off set the weight difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    damn you people with the positive Bluto reports. I need one that says "totally not worth it" to keep my wallet in my pocket.
    Yeah what he said ^^!!

    Oh, umm, ok so... About those Tektro stoppers and replacement options. SRAM hooked me up with a set of the new Guide RSC brakes on Sunday Wow! You know what makes a fantastic bike part? When you ride with total confidence and don't think about that part Now I NEED a Bluto so I can take full advantage of the best brakes I've ever used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    (I've begun building frames and dream of building a fat frame some day).

    my dream as well. not gonna happen anytime soon with new baby around.
    have fun, i might be getting fatboy too, still deciding vs blizzard or chiner

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyRay View Post
    Here's my Fatboy. Love it! I have it set up with 100mm travel and three air volume reducer "tokens" because it was blowing through the travel too quickly and I wanted the spring rate to ramp up faster. It weighs 31 lbs 9oz, so fun to ride, it totally shreds. I took the grip shift off because I kept miss shifting when throwing down. I like the dropper post, soon I want get one when I switch out the crank to off set the weight difference
    Trying to locate the tokens, are they the same as the Pike? Rockshox sure did us a favor but good intel on this fork is hard to come by yet.

    Edit: I see the tokens are black not red like the Pikes, where the heck do I find them now?

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    whats your final weight with dropper and bluto?

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    I guess I don't understand the 100 or 120 hitting your frame under compression- shouldn't be any different than an 80.

    As for stoppers- finally went shimano a year ago and never looked back. They now adorn every bike I own. Even the deore line is way better than any other brakes I've had over the years.


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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    ^i haven't checked total weight yet, but I know the bluto was about 2lbs heavier than the stock fork.

    Stock with race and compression nut


    Bluto with race and star nut



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    Re: FatBoy with Bluto?

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyRay View Post
    I have it set up with 100mm travel and three air volume reducer "tokens" because it was blowing through the travel too quickly and I wanted the spring rate to ramp up faster.
    What were you doing when you bottomed out the shock? Drops? Or just riding fast in rough terrain?

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    Just ordered one. Should be here next week. Now the hub. Is it safe to say that an i9 with adapter works perfect or should I consider another hub?

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    I've done wheels with an I9 hub and the new Salsa hub. Both work fine.
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    Hey thanks alshead for the weight info. I kept justifying NOT buying a bluto because it would add 4 lbs to my bike. Now i realize it would only be about 2lbs. You guys are KILLING MY WALLET!!!! I am about one more positive review and a paycheck away form ordering one.

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    FatBoy with Bluto?

    Man you all are killing me! I have to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgt View Post
    Hey thanks alshead for the weight info. I kept justifying NOT buying a bluto because it would add 4 lbs to my bike. Now i realize it would only be about 2lbs. You guys are KILLING MY WALLET!!!! I am about one more positive review and a paycheck away form ordering one.
    Yup. Then you go tubeless and add a carbon seatpost and your closer to stock weight. :-)

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