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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!!
    And I love beer!!

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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
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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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