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    kona wo 2015

    kona wo 2015.. let the bashing begin...

    2015 Kona WO Sneak Peek! | FAT-BIKE.COM

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    someone beat you to it. but your thread title makes sense at least...

    uh oh

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    Looks like a good build
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    the bike's fvcking damn near perfect

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    Suprised this rig isn't getting more attention. It seems like a great package:
    190 rear
    sliders
    braze-ons
    Mulefuts
    Anything not to like?

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    It doesn't look Bluto compliant, not that every fat bike has to run a Bluto, but "new" frames should have the ability to run it IMO.
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    What do you see that makes it not "Bluto compliant"?

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    it is bluto compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Train View Post
    Suprised this rig isn't getting more attention. It seems like a great package:
    190 rear
    sliders
    braze-ons
    Mulefuts
    Anything not to like?
    because it's not a fatboy.

    because it's not a mail order whore direct bike.

    because it's not an erickson.

    because it's under 2k.

    because mikesee hasn't mentioned it.

    i'm sure i'm forgetting something

    rog

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    I saw the Wo on the European peek-show in Geneva and i was surprised. If i would be in the market for a (new) fatbike, think the Wo would be the one.

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    Nice bike - I'd be in if I wasn't already committed to one on order, and feel I am getting at least a comparable bike.

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    I don't know for sure, it just looked like a non-tapered head tube and there didn't seem to be any bump for the clearance, but I don't know, I didn't look anything up. Probably a bad assumption on my part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    I don't know for sure, it just looked like a non-tapered head tube and there didn't seem to be any bump for the clearance, but I don't know, I didn't look anything up. Probably a bad assumption on my part.
    bluto will fit even if it's tapered.. just need the 1.5 lower assembly to make it work.. it will however hit the downtube liked the previous wo.. that's why i sold my wo, bought the fatboy and installed bluto.. no problems..

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    Wo was on my short list. Love the green paint job. Ended up with a farley 6 instead because I wanted a fatty right meow and got a decent deal on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Train View Post
    Suprised this rig isn't getting more attention. It seems like a great package:
    190 rear
    sliders
    braze-ons
    Mulefuts
    Anything not to like?

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    It has a 44mm head tube - Bluto will fit. I sold my custom Necro and the the 2015 WO is on it's way. Due early October. It checks alot of boxes for me.
    Center laced wheels with standard fat hub sizing
    Take big rubber
    Tubeless compatible
    Bluto Compliant
    Alu instead of steel for weight
    Better geo than the Pug
    Sliding drops
    Seat tube will fit the droppers I have for my summer bikes
    I love Konas

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    ok.. kona wo is NOT bluto "compliant" since the crown will hit the downtube.. problem already there.. will it however fit and work?, absolutely, if you can look beyond the down tube problem then go for it.. other people have..

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    Quote Originally Posted by av8or View Post
    ok.. kona wo is NOT bluto "compliant" since the crown will hit the downtube.. problem already there.. will it however fit and work?, absolutely, if you can look beyond the down tube problem then go for it.. other people have..
    Thanks for pointing that out. I'll look for a tall bottom cup. Any idea what the clearance is?
    I actually have no plans for a bluto I was just thinking about future proofing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatlandersk View Post
    Thanks for pointing that out. I'll look for a tall bottom cup. Any idea what the clearance is?
    I actually have no plans for a bluto I was just thinking about future proofing.
    there's the cane creek lower assembly that you need to make the bluto work but it will not help to clear the downtube.. it pushes the crown farther but not far enough..

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    Thanks - Yes, I have one of these on my Honzo. No worries about the Bluto, I'm still into the 2015 WO. My other picks would be the Norco or the Rocky but I don't have a dealer locally.

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    The 15 Wo is a great build for the money IMHO. I could care less about Bluto, snow riding is so slow anyway. I like that the frame is aluminum and not heavy-ass steel, it has sliders, comes as a 2x, fits 5" tires but comes with 80mm rims, lots of bottle mounts, and bb7 brakes, shimano shifty bits. It really is basically a 190 rear Mukluk. Salsa made the Blackborow, but it is too expensive. They should have done the same pricepoints as the Mukluks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Train View Post
    The 15 Wo is a great build for the money IMHO. I could care less about Bluto, snow riding is so slow anyway. I like that the frame is aluminum and not heavy-ass steel, it has sliders, comes as a 2x, fits 5" tires but comes with 80mm rims, lots of bottle mounts, and bb7 brakes, shimano shifty bits. It really is basically a 190 rear Mukluk. Salsa made the Blackborow, but it is too expensive. They should have done the same pricepoints as the Mukluks.

    totally agree! I like what Salsa does for the business but the Wo Fat seems like a better design and deal. Being able to run the big tires for the winter desert bikepacking trips is a deal clincher.

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    look what we got in the shop today; it's our testbike

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    Looking good! Looks like lots of space for bigger rubber up front. What about the back?

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    nice!

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    Beautiful looking bike with nice clearances. What size frame is that? Wondering how much room there is for a framebag on a Large?

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    Saw a new XL at my shop.

    A few things to note:
    -The bar is 30in wide.
    -The stem is short.
    -Tire clearance seems HUGE
    -It weighs 35lbs 10oz with pedals.

    I didn't get a pic, but with the bar at 90, it seems like there might be room for a Bluto. I haven't seen one in person though so I can't be sure.

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