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    New Bluto Thread!-whaaaat.jpg

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    looks like it fits the 4.8 Lou nicely!

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    New Trek?

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    Re: New Bluto Thread!

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    looks like it fits the 4.8 Lou nicely!
    Also looks like this fork improves float so much that you don't even need pedals to get through the snow....

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    Is it also compatible with a 32t front ring?
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Rocky Mountain Blizzard with RockShox Bluto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    yup you missed it alright. Bluto is his namo.
    And apparently you missed the fact that I was part of the previous thread, which is what I was actually referring to.....
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    That Rockey Mt. bike retails for $2700 with Bluto, Bulldozers, XT rear derailleur, and a bunch of other pretty decent spec parts. Not bad. Wonder what the weight is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    And apparently you missed the fact that I was part of the previous thread.
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    I can't help but feel the 32mm stanchions will be flexy. They should have adopted the Pike chassis with 35mm stanchions and the charger damper as well.

    Time will tell though, it has to get released first.

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    Someone reported in the other thread that it is stiff.... Lets just be happy that it's not upsidedown then everyone really would have had a reason to hate it lol

    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    I can't help but feel the 32mm stanchions will be flexy. They should have adopted the Pike chassis with 35mm stanchions and the charger damper as well.

    Time will tell though, it has to get released first.
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    I wonder about performance in extreme temps. I find on my commuter that in cold temperatures suspension performance degrades pretty quickly.

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    Bet it'll all come out today, as Borealis dealers got this email an hour or so ago:

    Introducing the Echo

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkylover53 View Post
    I wonder about performance in extreme temps. I find on my commuter that in cold temperatures suspension performance degrades pretty quickly.
    It does have some cold weather specific parts available, like seals, but you should probably run a (much) thinner oil for winter.
    I'm gonna use my Bluto on my trail/trialish setup fatbike (unstudded Snowshoe XLs on 103s etc), but the rigid fork goes back on that bike for winter, I have no need for suspension on snow, as I usually run pressures in the 1.9-3.5psi range.
    The gravel/speed fatbike for this summer (target weight sub 20lbs) will stay rigid, naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    I can't help but feel the 32mm stanchions will be flexy. They should have adopted the Pike chassis with 35mm stanchions and the charger damper as well.
    That was my first reaction but with just 80mm of travel and a thru-axle it will probably be fine.

    Anybody know what the MSRP of the hub will be? Is it included in the price of the fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espen W View Post
    It does have some cold weather specific parts available, like seals, but you should probably run a (much) thinner oil for winter.
    I'm gonna use my Bluto on my trail/trialish setup fatbike (unstudded Snowshoe XLs on 103s etc), but the rigid fork goes back on that bike for winter, I have no need for suspension on snow, as I usually run pressures in the 1.9-3.5psi range.
    The gravel/speed fatbike for this summer (target weight sub 20lbs) will stay rigid, naturally.
    I'm still hoping to make a 150mm conversion kit for the new Hope 142mm so I can switch between forks for summer/winter without building a new wheel. I's gots it alls planned out in my noggin, it will work for sure.....I think
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    I love the bike rumor headline... talk about trying to hit keyword SEO

    First Look: Rocky Mountain Blizzard Storms back as RockShox Bluto Suspension Equipped Fat Bike!


    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    That Rockey Mt. bike retails for $2700 with Bluto, Bulldozers, XT rear derailleur, and a bunch of other pretty decent spec parts. Not bad. Wonder what the weight is.
    Yeah, this is the first stock fat bike to be released where I would actually consider selling my Moonlander. For the specs that thing is a great price and I would guess will weigh the exact same as what i currently have... but with suspension front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Bet it'll all come out today, as Borealis dealers got this email an hour or so ago:

    Introducing the Echo
    Bud clearance confirmed for Bluto!

    EDIT that ain't a clownshoe rim. Borealis carbon rim = 85mm
    Last edited by Willum; 04-10-2014 at 09:07 AM. Reason: NOT a clownshoe

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    Full suspension Salsa just revealed too.
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    Won't be suprised if we soon see something from another well known brand as well.
    Idaho and Switzerland are key words. I sayeth no more.

    The Bluto turns a fatbike into an absolute monster for rough and technical trails. Good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    Bud clearance confirmed for Bluto!

    EDIT that ain't a clownshoe rim. Borealis carbon rim = 85mm
    Yep.
    I should have a Bluto in my clammy hands within not too long, will test a Bud and the even bigger (at low psi) Snowshoe XL on our C4 103mm rims, so that yields the biggest footprint and casing width in production at present. They should both fit with room to spare. Maybe I'll kick that 110mm rim project into gear again.
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    Will the fork fit a 29+ tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock dude View Post
    Will the fork fit a 29+ tire?
    a DW 2.75? pure speculation but based upon what fits now i'd venture to say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espen W View Post
    Yep.
    I should have a Bluto in my clammy hands within not too long, will test a Bud and the even bigger (at low psi) Snowshoe XL on our C4 103mm rims, so that yields the biggest footprint and casing width in production at present. They should both fit with room to spare. Maybe I'll kick that 110mm rim project into gear again.
    Is the hub going to be 150mm or actually a 157mm?
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    RockShox Offers Bluto Fork

    Mountain Bike Action has a blurb about Bluto here.


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