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    I can say that I have just weighed my just delivered 100 mm Bluto and with the Maxle it was 1848 grams and when I shortened the steerer it was 1830 grams

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    I did not weigh it while I had it but it was definitely lighter than the Carver fork by a healthy bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb View Post
    I can say that I have just weighed my just delivered 100 mm Bluto and with the Maxle it was 1848 grams and when I shortened the steerer it was 1830 grams
    Quoted as 1796g so pretty much spot on considering scale variance. Thanks.

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Okay the swap / modification is complete.



    We made two 4mm shims one for each side. I will Tig them on next week.





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    Look sweet W2Mb!! Everything go OK and as planned?

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    New Bluto Thread!

    I had to dremel the bracket and the offset is close. I have a rotor shim on order and it will be perfect.


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    That is so rockin...

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Can't wait to ride it Saturday


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    New Bluto Thread!

    Rode the bluto today. All I can say is Trek did a great job planning ahead for the Bluto as it forks flawlessly.

    As for the bluto Holy sh!t what an improvement in handling and ride quality. Adding the Bluto to my Farley may have made this bike my go-to bike year round.

    As for the Set Up I ran 10 psi on the front tire and it without a doubt tracked better them it ever has and I put a comfortable 6 psi in the rear.

    It's possible that I may never take this fork off.

    I used the lock feature on a few climbs however I'm not sure it was necessary as the fork barely moved while I was climbing even in the standing position.

    Worth all the effort to get it fitted on the bike and very happy I made the swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Rode the bluto today. All I can say is Trek did a great job planning ahead for the Bluto as it forks flawlessly.

    As for the bluto Holy sh!t what an improvement in handling and ride quality. Adding the Bluto to my Farley may have made this bike my go-to bike year round.

    As for the Set Up I ran 10 psi on the front tire and it without a doubt tracked better them it ever has and I put a comfortable 6 psi in the rear.

    It's possible that I may never take this fork off.

    I used the lock feature on a few climbs however I'm not sure it was necessary as the fork barely moved while I was climbing even in the standing position.

    Worth all the effort to get it fitted on the bike and very happy I made the swap.
    Finally, a review! Any downsides? Any handling quirks? Do you notice the weight?

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Absolutely none.

    It's exactly what the fat bike needed. Think back from when you went from a fully rigid bike to a suspension fork.

    Never noticed the weight.
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    New Bluto Thread!

    How about the steamroller effect going over softball size rocks? Can you still just point and pedal or is there any bump steer?


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    New Bluto Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    How about the steamroller effect going over softball size rocks? Can you still just point and pedal or is there any bump steer?


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    I aimed for every rock, tree root & defect in the trail and it was just point and shoot.
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    Yesterday was the Day !!!!!

    The Bluto turned my fat bike into my go to bike.

    Saturday I rode the normal single track trails and it worked perfectly and Sunday afternoon I went to the technical single track that has every kind of obstacle you can imagine on a trail. From Skinny's to sharp rocks to rollers to fast tight switchbacks. You name it, it happens on this trail. While I was thrashing my bike around in comfort at speeds I personally have never ridden on this trail. My buddy on his 9 Zero 7 was working his ass off and being beat up by the trail. One thing is for sure he is calling Rich at R-Bikes and ordering up a Bluto today. I forgot to mention he even rode my bike on a technical rock bridge and he said it was like cheating it was so easy.

    Thumbs up for SRAM coming out with the Bluto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Yesterday was the Day !!!!!

    The Bluto turned my fat bike into my go to bike.

    Saturday I rode the normal single track trails and it worked perfectly and Sunday afternoon I went to the technical single track that has every kind of obstacle you can imagine on a trail. From Skinny's to sharp rocks to rollers to fast tight switchbacks. You name it, it happens on this trail. While I was thrashing my bike around in comfort at speeds I personally have never ridden on this trail. My buddy on his 9 Zero 7 was working his ass off and being beat up by the trail. One thing is for sure he is calling Rich at R-Bikes and ordering up a Bluto today. I forgot to mention he even rode my bike on a technical rock bridge and he said it was like cheating it was so easy.

    Thumbs up for SRAM coming out with the Bluto.
    The waiting just got harder! My Bluto has been delayed, and will be in my LBS at the end of august -_-

    How much travel is your Bluto?

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    End of August - that sucks !!!

    Travel on mine is 100mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Yesterday was the Day !!!!!

    The Bluto turned my fat bike into my go to bike.

    Saturday I rode the normal single track trails and it worked perfectly and Sunday afternoon I went to the technical single track that has every kind of obstacle you can imagine on a trail. From Skinny's to sharp rocks to rollers to fast tight switchbacks. You name it, it happens on this trail. While I was thrashing my bike around in comfort at speeds I personally have never ridden on this trail. My buddy on his 9 Zero 7 was working his ass off and being beat up by the trail. One thing is for sure he is calling Rich at R-Bikes and ordering up a Bluto today. I forgot to mention he even rode my bike on a technical rock bridge and he said it was like cheating it was so easy.

    Thumbs up for SRAM coming out with the Bluto.
    Glad you stuck with it and it's working out for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Glad you stuck with it and it's working out for ya.
    If it wasn't for your post I would have never stuck with it. Thank you agian sir and I owe you a Beer.
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    I have a 100mm Bluto for sale here.

    Ridden a handful of times, but in like-new shape.

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    Holy crap. Took mine out today. Absolutely awesome. Talked about it more here: FatBoy with Bluto?

    Anyone know if the 100 can be extended out to 120?
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    Anyone try a Bluto on a non-suspension corrected frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Anyone try a Bluto on a non-suspension corrected frame?
    Isn't your 22 made for a 468mm fork and a 44mm headtube? If you set one at 80mm all you would be raising it up is about 15mm the stack height of a lower external cup and a 3 mill difference in a-c if you run 20% ish sag. So that would only drop you H/A to around 69.8 ish with a 80mm and 68.8 with a 100mm. That's if the specs are the same as the new 22.

    Edit: And if it clears your downtube and the tire doesn't hit under full compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Isn't your 22 made for a 468mm fork and a 44mm headtube? If you set one at 80mm all you would be raising it up is about 15mm the stack height of a lower external cup and a 3 mill difference in a-c if you run 20% ish sag. So that would only drop you H/A to around 69.8 ish with a 80mm and 68.8 with a 100mm. That's if the specs are the same as the new 22.

    Edit: And if it clears your downtube and the tire doesn't hit under full compression.
    I have the tapered headtube, but I believe the geo of my frame was designed around a 450mm fork, which is what's on the bike.

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    Now you have your Bluto what about protecting the seals from the trail crud
    this is a rough trial using a 5 litre plastic oil container





    I will of course use Black ties if it works ok

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Sweet


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    I don't have as much experience with suspension forks as I do magnesium pedals and winter riding. Should people be worried about the paint chipping and exposing the magnesium of the fork? That kind of sounds like a recipe for disintegration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Yesterday was the Day !!!!!

    The Bluto turned my fat bike into my go to bike.
    Son of a biatch.....I was so convinced I didn't need to plunk down the 700 for one of these things for my Beargrease...now...well...hell.

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    Bluto for $546 from Universal - use bikingisfun15 to get 15% off - I just checked and it seemed to work.

    Just for grins I put a Bluto, Rolling Darryl, Salsa Hub, spokes and nipples in a shopping cart - it came out to $838 with the 15% off. Too much for me right now, have to see how things go later in the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA-CO View Post
    Son of a biatch.....I was so convinced I didn't need to plunk down the 700 for one of these things for my Beargrease...now...well...hell.
    Sorry man it's just freaking to Awesome not to have one. If you love fat biking this will make you sell all of your other bikes.

    Last week I was on the Hot Rod Power Tour and planning to return home on Saturday and I was bummed that I didn't have my Fat Bike to ride. It used to be the other way around where my full suspension bike was my go-to bike and now it's my Farley Fat Bike without a doubt.

    I did however ride my full suspension on Sunday and I notice that my Fat now rides exactly like the full suspension bike so there is no learning curve when you go back and fourth between the two bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Sorry man it's just freaking to Awesome not to have one. If you love fat biking this will make you sell all of your other bikes.

    Last week I was on the Hot Rod Power Tour and planning to return home on Saturday and I was bummed that I didn't have my Fat Bike to ride. It used to be the other way around where my full suspension bike was my go-to bike and now it's my Farley Fat Bike without a doubt.

    I did however ride my full suspension on Sunday and I notice that my Fat now rides exactly like the full suspension bike so there is no learning curve when you go back and fourth between the two bikes.
    Cool. What were you driving on Power Tour?
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    Cool. What were you driving on Power Tour?
    Bright Yellow 2010 Camaro with black 1le Wheels on it. Next year my bike will be on the back for sure as we were so close to so many cool trails


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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Sorry man it's just freaking to Awesome not to have one. If you love fat biking this will make you sell all of your other bikes.

    I did however ride my full suspension on Sunday and I notice that my Fat now rides exactly like the full suspension bike so there is no learning curve when you go back and fourth between the two bikes.
    I think it's awesome that people are loving the addition of the bluto so much. I know I'm digging the jebus outta mine, but I don't want to mislead anyone. FOR ME, the fatbike with bluto does not ride like a full suspension bike, and I would not sell all of my other bikes. If I lived somewhere where the trails were super buff, there wasn't a lot of chunk/ tech, or rocky/ rooty features, then, yeah, for sure. But then I probably wouldn't need a full sus rig anyway. Don't get me wrong, it can slay the tech/ chunk, but it still very much a hard tail- a soft hard tail, but still a hard tail. It's a different kind of riding- fun and capable, but different for sure.


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    New Bluto Thread!

    I agree that it is not a replacement for a full suspension bike. But in the trails near Chicago this bike works great.
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    New Bluto Thread!

    ^totally. Midwest? Hell yes, it could be my one-and-done all-season, all-rides quiver killer.


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    Hey Way2manybikes which crown race did u go with on bluto Part# or link to it please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMamba2012 View Post
    Hey Way2manybikes which crown race did u go with on bluto Part# or link to it please.
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    Ok thanks Waytomanybikes

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    New Bluto Thread!

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    Ok thanks Waytomanybikes
    Your welcome
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    Can someone tell me the outside to outside crown width of the Bluto fork?


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    New Bluto Thread!

    8 5/8 wide
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    New Bluto Thread!

    Still as happy as can be

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    Has anyone tried to change the travel to 80mm yet?........what air pressure and weight
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    Finally checked one out in person. i will stay rigid thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demondan View Post
    Finally checked one out in person. i will stay rigid thank you.
    What didn't you like?

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    It felt ok but looks low end. Just not for me.Glad people like the ones they are on.

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    Mine pretty much looks like the same quality as every other RS fork, maybe not top shelf cool looking but the price doesn't really reflect that either. I'm more excited to see how it rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Bright Yellow 2010 Camaro with black 1le Wheels on it. Next year my bike will be on the back for sure as we were so close to so many cool trails


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    i'll tell ya how it rides. it goes up and down and stuff. like every other sussy fork has done for the last 25 years. so innovative! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    i'll tell ya how it rides. it goes up and down and stuff. like every other sussy fork has done for the last 25 years. so innovative! :P

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    So do you have a lot of experience with suspension equipped fat bikes? Is the Bluto Flexy, does it run through it's whole travel to easy, or does it not use all of it's travel, will 100mm be enough or to much for my frame?

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    i don't, but i don't see how it's any different than a suspension fork on a nonfat bike. cept it's wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat907 View Post
    Has anyone tried to change the travel to 80mm yet?........what air pressure and weight
    why do you need to change to 80mm? did you get the 100mm and find it too long?

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    Yeah ....right now we put the air tube in from a 26" Sid and it's at 63mm with sag and the a-c is 469 which is 1mm over stock...and that's with an external cup lower race which adds 12mm by its self

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    Some have said the Bluto is "just a suspension fork", which is entirely true. The bikes we're putting these on is a different animal than your standard mountain bike given the large amount of squish in the tires - again, obvious, but that makes me wonder how the two would interact.

    There's a good review here that kind of goes into it (with a bit of a faux pas with regards to the amount of squish you get from fat tires): Rock Shox Bluto: Ride Impressions

    Its probably pushed me over the edge in wanting to buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    Some have said the Bluto is "just a suspension fork", which is entirely true. The bikes we're putting these on is a different animal than your standard mountain bike given the large amount of squish in the tires - again, obvious, but that makes me wonder how the two would interact.
    ^^^This^^^

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    great review!

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    Does anyone know if there is a link, video or service manual that shows how to convert the fork from 100mm to 120mm?

    Thanks

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    I'm a travel addict, so I'm ordering a 120mm Bluto for my On-One fatty frame to go with the enduro style.

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    Rode Kettle Moraine, Wisc trails yesterday on my Farly/Bluto and it's official I am in love with Fat Bike suspension. For my trail networks this is the go to bike and I am looking forward to testing it next at Brown County in Indiana.
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    Re: New Bluto Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by zepp3lin View Post
    I'm a travel addict, so I'm ordering a 120mm Bluto for my On-One fatty frame to go with the enduro style.
    Let us know how it fits and rides and whether it changes the geometry of the bike much.

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    Do they make the Bluto in a non tapered 1 1/8" steerer. I keep seeing pictures of them on regular straight tube front ends ?

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    New Bluto Thread!

    There all tapered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetiski View Post
    Do they make the Bluto in a non tapered 1 1/8" steerer. I keep seeing pictures of them on regular straight tube front ends ?
    No what you are probably seeing is 44mm head tubes which work with both strait and tapered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    No what you are probably seeing is 44mm head tubes which work with both strait and tapered.
    Do you know which brands have that tube in them. My friend impulse bought one off e bay and I thought his frame options were limited to ones like my Beargrease. I could have got him a Mukluk frame cheap but they are limited to 1 1/8". I have my Holy rolling Darrels to sell him if he finds a frame with a 170mm rear and a usable head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetiski View Post
    Do you know which brands have that tube in them. My friend impulse bought one off e bay and I thought his frame options were limited to ones like my Beargrease. I could have got him a Mukluk frame cheap but they are limited to 1 1/8". I have my Holy rolling Darrels to sell him if he finds a frame with a 170mm rear and a usable head tube.
    9:zero:7 has a 44mm head tube iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetiski View Post
    Do you know which brands have that tube in them. My friend impulse bought one off e bay and I thought his frame options were limited to ones like my Beargrease. I could have got him a Mukluk frame cheap but they are limited to 1 1/8". I have my Holy rolling Darrels to sell him if he finds a frame with a 170mm rear and a usable head tube.
    The new Muks have a 44mm headtube, I'm not sure if this year is the first year or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    The new Muks have a 44mm headtube, I'm not sure if this year is the first year or not.
    http://salsacycles.com/culture/rocks...salsa_fatbikes

    I think someone posted this earlier but basically the bluto will fit all 2013 and up salsa fatties that aren't ti

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    Don't forget the Trek Farley as it was designed for a 100mm Suspension fork right out of the gate. Very short chain stays and it works incredible in tight twisty single track and so far is one of the best bikes i have ever owned. If I compare it to my old Epic Comp I would say this bike is 10x better on single track and the only value I saw in the Epic was it was a great Mountain bike set up for a road rider on dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Don't forget the Trek Farley as it was designed for a 100mm Suspension fork right out of the gate. Very short chain stays and it works incredible in tight twisty single track and so far is one of the best bikes i have ever owned. If I compare it to my old Epic Comp I would say this bike is 10x better on single track and the only value I saw in the Epic was it was a great Mountain bike set up for a road rider on dirt.
    What is max width of tire though on Farley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans2vt View Post
    What is max width of tire though on Farley?
    I am running a 4.0 on the rear, and able to run a 5" on the front with the Bluto & the Salsa Carbon Fork.

    Our winter was insane and I rode in snow that was 12" deep and had no issue's. Yes it was a hard but it was also just as hard for my buddy on the the Moonlander with the 5" tires. However 95% of the time I was in the lead. The short wheel base really helps with weight transfer and I can tell you most of the time I was lead guy and I have to be honest I am a good rider not a great rider. It kinda felt good to be the king for this winter.

    ps the other bikes were 9Zero7, Salsa Beargrease, Moonlander, Surley, Borealis and a On-One bike.
    Last edited by Way2ManyBikes; 12-14-2014 at 04:23 PM.
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    Thanks for all the info, opens the door back up for this build. Got the LBS looking for Salsa and Trek leftovers from last season. The Trek would be nice for him to use the through axle from my Beargrease if the frame spacing is correct. I don't want my wheelset to sit idle as I will have no use for it. My HED carbon wheelset is due next week.

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Are you doing the bluto for sure. If so they have my Bluto and my i9 wheels trying to get the offset correct.

    They are a great group of guys and I am very happy I bought there wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    Are you doing the bluto for sure. If so they have my Bluto and my i9 wheels trying to get the offset correct.

    They are a great group of guys and I am very happy I bought there wheels
    The Bluto is my friends for his new bike this year. The HEDs are for my Beargrease which I am trying to make even lighter. He is buying my stock wheelset cheap if he gets a frame to fit everything. I am doing the build with all my extra parts laying around from several bike projects.

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    Got a call from LBS, my Bluto just arrived for my Fatboy Expert.
    My hub for wheel build arrived 2 weeks ago.
    Now just have to wait for the bike to get here.
    ETA on bike is end of this month, first week in August.
    Will post pics later when I get home, the Bluto is HUGE compared to other forks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    This is the crown race I used on my RockShox SID fork. One of these should work on the bluto too right? 40mm = 1.5" in Crown race world?

    http://www.amazon.com/Cane-Creek-110.../dp/B005DUUU48

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnpr View Post
    Got a call from LBS, my Bluto just arrived for my Fatboy Expert.
    My hub for wheel build arrived 2 weeks ago.
    Now just have to wait for the bike to get here.
    ETA on bike is end of this month, first week in August.
    Will post pics later when I get home, the Bluto is HUGE compared to other forks!
    Your going to love it and I can't wait to see pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    This is the crown race I used on my RockShox SID fork. One of these should work on the bluto too right? 40mm = 1.5" in Crown race world?

    Amazon.com : Cane Creek 110-Series Crown Race 52/40 : Bike Headsets And Accessories : Sports & Outdoors
    Mine is from On One, Smoothie Mixer stainless steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    This is the crown race I used on my RockShox SID fork. One of these should work on the bluto too right? 40mm = 1.5" in Crown race world?

    http://www.amazon.com/Cane-Creek-110.../dp/B005DUUU48
    It all depends on your current headset. I used what worked with the headset that came stock on my bike.
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    Put my Bluto on yesterday and took it out for a 31 mile spin today, I approve!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Put my Bluto on yesterday and took it out for a 31 mile spin today, I approve!!!

    That's a proper test ride! Some nice looking trail features ya got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Put my Bluto on yesterday and took it out for a 31 mile spin today, I approve!!!

    You're absolutely killin' me bro. I'm pulling the trigger on this setup ASAP...just waiting for the nextie 50mm 29er rim to become available. Not to hi jack this thread, but I can't seem to find the serial number on the yampa, even the guys at the LBS cOuldnt find it. The only place I haven't looked is inside the BB. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viffer2003 View Post
    You're absolutely killin' me bro. I'm pulling the trigger on this setup ASAP...just waiting for the nextie 50mm 29er rim to become available. Not to hi jack this thread, but I can't seem to find the serial number on the yampa, even the guys at the LBS cOuldnt find it. The only place I haven't looked is inside the BB. Any ideas?
    I think it might be on the inside of the head tube, maybe or that could have been a different bike I had but check there.

    Or maybe inside bb, I do know for sure it was inside something!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way2ManyBikes View Post
    It all depends on your current headset. I used what worked with the headset that came stock on my bike.
    Thanks.

    FYI, I tested out the Cane Creek crown race and it seated up with the FSA headset bearing nicely so I just used it. It's nice and solid and spins nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viffer2003 View Post
    but I can't seem to find the serial number on the yampa, even the guys at the LBS cOuldnt find it. The only place I haven't looked is inside the BB. Any ideas?
    I've had good luck with Borealis responding to a couple e-mails and a post on the facebook wall, might take a couple days for them to get back to ya, but I'm sure they will.
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    First ride today with 100mm Bluto on my 1 month old Fatboy Expert. Rebuilt the wheel with the Hope Fatsno and the original spokes, rim etc. Initial impression is that it is a huge improvement over the rigid fork on the rougher trails, where I previously had a lot of front end bounce. I had it at 130psi (10psi in the tyre) and I weigh 220lb (probably about 240 kitted up). Think I'll try 120 psi next time. Didn't notice any reduction in climbing pace although the front end did seem to wander a bit more on the steeper climbs. Oddly, the steering felt quicker (I would have expected the opposite as the head angle should be a bit slacker?) Thought I felt a bit of wheel flop while braking and turning reasonably sharply but the trail was bumpy and I might have imagined it. Didn't notice any flex in the fork. Overall, very happy and don't expect to be on my full suss any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    Initial impression is that it is a huge improvement over the rigid fork on the rougher trails, where I previously had a lot of front end bounce.
    1989 is on the phone

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to newmarketrog again.
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    Fair enough. It does sound a bit obvious reading it back I know it is just a fork, but I wasn't convinced about how well it would interact with the big bouncy tyres.

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    Oh man, I didn't want to want to spend the money on one of these but that vid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownmruk View Post
    Fair enough. It does sound a bit obvious reading it back I know it is just a fork, but I wasn't convinced about how well it would interact with the big bouncy tyres.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Oh man, I didn't want to want to spend the money on one of these but that vid...
    i thought you already had one. no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Put my Bluto on yesterday and took it out for a 31 mile spin today, I approve!!!

    hey, i thought this was a fatbike forum. next time put a rigid fork on and move your arms in a pumping motion. works the same. nice vid

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    Not true. Bluto fits all 2013 and up Mukluks, including Ti. I have just installed a 120 with lockout on a 2013 Mukluk Ti and its awesome.

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    Someone else asked this earlier, but I thought I'd fish again- anyone have experience or a breakdown on converting a 100 to a 120? I'm thinking of picking up an RCT3 damper... should be pretty straightforward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    Someone else asked this earlier, but I thought I'd fish again- anyone have experience or a breakdown on converting a 100 to a 120? I'm thinking of picking up an RCT3 damper... should be pretty straightforward.
    Conversion is on the air side, replacing the air shaft. Nothing to do with the damper.

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    New Bluto Thread!

    Thanks. Still might look at the rct3. Love my pike. Anyone know what air damper I need to order?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    Thanks. Still might look at the rct3. Love my pike. Anyone know what air damper I need to order?


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    Like to find out which damper as well.

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    More Bluto fun

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/104805230" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/104805230">fat bike at Crandall</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user875701">Jisch</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    More Bluto fun

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/104805230" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/104805230">fat bike at Crandall</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user875701">Jisch</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    holy smokes, looks like the trails near my house. nice vid, mang.

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    You forgot about wrists...all the joints you listed can take a fair amount of abuse and heal from too much but when your wrists go...it's a complicated mass of bone and connective tissue...so don't simplify the human body cuz you're either young, lucky, or have great medical coverage...some of us older guys don't care about being hardcore for bragging rights...we just want to get out and have as much fun for as long as we have left!!! Cheers!
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    Hey guys,
    I read somewhere about Borealis including some new Bluto Damper or cartridge with their echo bikes but cannot find the article anywhere now.
    Does anyone know the name or part number for this Bluto part?
    Thanks.

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