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    Quote Originally Posted by mattgVT View Post
    I saw it in person at Winterbike up in Burke VT this year. Comfortably held a 2xl.
    The guy riding it said it would blow through it's travel pretty easily - which is what I found with the Manitou Minute 29 fork I had a few years ago. Maybe that can be fixed with some volume adjustment some how. Looked good, and super wide.
    The abs+ and mc˛ dampers they use are easily revalved. Manitou even publish the dyno charts and sell the shim kits.

    The 34mm forks also have spacer (iva) systems or third air chamber kits (irt) which drop in the top.

    Happiness is only half an hour away. Maybe 1.5 hours if you need a firmer MARS spring in the minute as you need to drop the lowers off to reach that.

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    Yeah, i talked to a guy who live 5 mins from manitou HQ he test rode it. he said it was awesome. he cant tell me anything more. lol
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    to add more fuel to the fire:

    just got off the phone with a manufacturer regarding tech questions on a frame. we started talking about suspension fork compatibility, and he inadvertently dropped "mastodon" into the conversation. i asked him what he knew, and he started saying it is bigger then previous forks and may have clearance issues on some frames. i then pressed him for more info, and he then said he knew nothing...

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    Great that new fat forks are made.

    Is this somehow related ?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by enemy1 View Post
    Great that new fat forks are made.

    Is this somehow related ?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
    Wow, great find.
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    Boooo lol terrible link

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    Sorry, spoiler hint.
    Hahaha, that link was funny, but I closed it in 2 seconds.
    Strange how the mind can remember music so easily.
    Now I will have that song running through my head for days.
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    To my defense I saw the link on Sharks' myspace...

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    Go to your trek dealer

    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    34mm stanchions. clears 5.2 tires. 80-140mm travel would be awsome.
    My trek dealer showed me the new Farley ex 9.8 and it comes with the Manitou Mastodon forks. The 8 does not. No specs were given though, except the stanchions are 34 mm.

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    Sorry for the quality

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    Here ya go guys. Gotta warn you though. This thing is related to bigfoot and we all know how well bigfoot photographs!

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    We'll try to get some stuff up on Instagram too: https://www.instagram.com/shockcraftsuspension/
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    It's out of the bag, boom!

    So I have a Bluto for sale, anyone?

    It'll probably fetch $25....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    It's out of the bag, boom!

    So I have a Bluto for sale, anyone?

    It'll probably fetch $25....
    I'll give you $25.00 for it!
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    Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who liked the Bluto. Mine worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who liked the Bluto. Mine worked great.
    yeah i was fine with it. I just bought another Bluto for my Farley. I had one previously on my Mayor.
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    Was going to buy a Bluto but now I'll play the waiting game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedaddict View Post
    Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who liked the Bluto. Mine worked great.
    Good bit happier with my A3 Bluto RCT3 than I was with my A1 Bluto RL. Could be stiffer though.
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    Is it 153mm Boost Plus Fat rear disc front spacing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Is it 153mm Boost Plus Fat rear disc front spacing?
    Die!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Good bit happier with my A3 Bluto RCT3 than I was with my A1 Bluto RL. Could be stiffer though.
    Mine didn't come to life until the mechanic installed the cold weather seal kit and smeared some slick honey in it somewhere, and added the correct amount of oil. I knew after the first curb it was a whole new ball game. But yeah, it ain't gonna win any awards, but I always thought it was way better than people gave it credit for to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Die!
    Come on Jay. It would not be fat biking if they didn't change the standard on us now. Don't worry Problem Solvers and Wolftooth will make an adapters.
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    Any word on msrp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisjgood View Post
    Any word on msrp?
    Sea Otter will have the details. April 22-23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisjgood View Post
    Any word on msrp?
    If it does all the things they claim; 80-150mm travel, 34mm stanchions, good damping, etc... It'll be worth whatever Manitou is asking.

    I can use the $25 from my Bluto to cover some the cost

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    150mm front spacing I hope. It looks like it but can someone confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Sea Otter will have the details. April 22-23.
    Considering the last line... I agree....

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    I love my Wren, currently set at 140mm... but at least there are choices between the funky inverted monster and the wet noodle Bluto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Wow, great find.
    Is that seriously the video for that song? That was funny as hell. I feel slightly less manly having watched it though.
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    What is wrong with Fox... make a dang Fat bike fork. A 36 with 140mm travel would be the ticket. I've never had a Manitou I liked. I hope this is a good fork regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paochow View Post
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    That seems whacked as ****, the MC2 has the ABS+ knob and the ABS+ has the MC2 knob? Maybe the tapewall version with the cartridge damper is 200g heavier, but that seems suspect too. And they don't even get HBO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntm1973 View Post
    150mm front spacing I hope. It looks like it but can someone confirm?
    why would it be anything but 150?

    If the manufacturers have settled on anything...it's that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    That seems whacked as ****, the MC2 has the ABS+ knob and the ABS+ has the MC2 knob? Maybe the tapewall version with the cartridge damper is 200g heavier, but that seems suspect too. And they don't even get HBO.
    That sheet has a lot of errors. Just wait until Sea-Otter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    That sheet has a lot of errors. Just wait until Sea-Otter.
    All that matters is the delivery date.

    Based on what I've seen and heard, I'd buy the Pro version today.

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    take my money now!
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