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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    one fitty thru axle.
    SWEEEET thank you!! Off to the machine shop!!
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    Re: New Bluto Thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    If you didn't notice already, everything with fatbikes is going wider....every year. wider rims & bigger tires.

    RockShox was pretty smart to go with a nice wide hub, because they can actually fit the widest rim & tire currently made.
    Not only that but they didn't make an upside-down fork which so many folks are scared of.
    I guess. But the largest tires also have the most compliance already so they have less need for a shock than smaller fat tires.

    I was thinking that if I ever did own a suspended fatties it would be something like a beargrease on 3.8" tires and 80 or 100mm front shock.

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    Right along with others, I am curious about stanchion diameter and the forces encountered when ripping it on trails. Can't wait to see some long term tests. Big props to SRAM/RS for having the balls to make this fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto6 View Post
    I guess. But the largest tires also have the most compliance already so they have less need for a shock than smaller fat tires.
    For me, susp. on a fat bike (front or rear) is more about dampening than travel. Our big tires offer a little susp., but little or no dampening. Dampening the bounce is going to open up fat bikes for more general use.

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    All this 29+/Fat Bluto talk has me motivated to take the dremel to my Reba so I can run it on my Krampus.

    I think this weekend is the time to finally get that sorted.
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    Never mind

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    On review of the aforementioned information I salute the new fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward View Post
    For me, susp. on a fat bike (front or rear) is more about dampening than travel. Our big tires offer a little susp., but little or no dampening. Dampening the bounce is going to open up fat bikes for more general use.
    Agreed and this is what I notice when really jamming it on a rough trail. My front end is just floating along nice and smooth and the rear end can be bouncing all over the place.
    Front suspension does make taking the bigger hits very nice though. I rode my bike right down a flight of concrete steps the other day and the front suspension was great.

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    The weight of the bike is pretty meaningless in the context of an adult human sitting on it. Should be stiffer than 4.5" tires at 4 psi, so it won't be the weak link there.

    I'm just mad I no longer have a reason to build myself a headshok fattie now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward View Post
    For me, susp. on a fat bike (front or rear) is more about dampening than travel. Our big tires offer a little susp., but little or no dampening. Dampening the bounce is going to open up fat bikes for more general use.
    wait, you have rigid knees, elbows, and shoulders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    wait, you have rigid knees, elbows, and shoulders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    Old age sucks
    the sussy fork is intriguing. more intriguing if it weighed 600 grams...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Agreed and this is what I notice when really jamming it on a rough trail. My front end is just floating along nice and smooth and the rear end can be bouncing all over the place.
    Front suspension does make taking the bigger hits very nice though. I rode my bike right down a flight of concrete steps the other day and the front suspension was great.
    now just envision how the rear end would feel with squish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I'm just mad I no longer have a reason to build myself a headshok fattie now. -Walt
    Pissshhhhhh....

    Of course you do, and the two best reasons. Because no one else has, and because you can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    now just envision how the rear end would feel with squish.
    I do. I am still contemplating selling my Trigger 29er-1 to finance the Carver frame. They will build it to whatever dimensions you want with 4" travel for $3000. That's frame and shock only. All I would have to do is transfer my components and my Lefty.

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    specialized fatboy and bluto?

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    Don't know if it has been said yet or not, but will this fork work on the Fatboy Expert?
    my question exactly! it sounds at a minimum it won't work with the existing front wheel hub, should work for the tapered head tube, question is just how long is the fork and whether it throws off the angles of the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans2vt View Post
    my question exactly! it sounds at a minimum it won't work with the existing front wheel hub, should work for the tapered head tube, question is just how long is the fork and whether it throws off the angles of the head.
    I was told the A-C on Bluto @100mm travel was 512mm so around 492mm with sag.
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    Pinkbike has posted a review of the bluto.
    Riding Bluto - Sea Otter 2014 - Pinkbike

    The ride report is positive. But strangely the review is mostly about the social acceptance of fat bikes and whether it makes sense to ride one at all. I'm interested in seeing more reviews, reviews that put that question aside and focus on the difference as compared to riding a rigid fat bike.

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    I think it would be fun to throw this and a big fat tire on the front of my Niner RIP 9.

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    For the Fatboy, I guess specialized tested this aleady. Fatboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    For the Fatboy, I guess specialized tested this aleady. Fatboy
    Neat, thanks for posting. They recommend sticking with the 80mm.

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    OK now my question for the Fatboy is do I need a new front wheel hub or is there some way to convert the hub to 150 thru axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans2vt View Post
    OK now my question for the Fatboy is do I need a new front wheel hub or is there some way to convert the hub to 150 thru axle.
    That would be awesome, but it would have to be quite some device:

    - Space the gap from 150 to 135
    - Convert from thru-axle to quick release
    - Move the brakes inward as well, while being strong enough to sustain braking forces.

    But if it existed I'd probably buy it!

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    Didn't know it had adjustable travel.

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    Are the Bluto's out yet? If not, when do they start shipping?

    Gary

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