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    New Bluto Thread!

    Hey MTBR, are you gonna delete this thread too?

    I saved one of the pics of the new fork on a bike from the old thread.
    Anybody save the specs or the shot of the fork?
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    Taper Steertube
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    15mm x 150mm Maxle Lite
    Remote PushLoc Spring (ordered separately)
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    Wow. Where are supposed to go to get our fix for high quality leakage?

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    Doesn´t look that bad the new Reb... err.. Bluto!
    To me 32mm stanchions seem to be too weak to handle the weight of a fatbike proper.

    Thanks for the new thread!

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    In the old thread someone with access to the QBP site said price was listed at $711.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlowinFlo View Post
    Doesn´t look that bad the new Reb... err.. Bluto!
    To me 32mm stanchions seem to be too weak to handle the weight of a fatbike proper.

    Thanks for the new thread!
    I questioned a guy who has been riding it about the 32's and he claimed it was stiff. I didn't ride it myself so can't comment. I will take his word for it because of the amount of riding he has done through his career.
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    Here's the specs I saved...

    "...features you expect from RockShox including Fast Black aluminum upper tubes, 15mm Maxle, remote or crown adjustable damping, tapered steerer tube, and Solo Air spring"
    Model Bluto RL
    Weight 3.96 lbs.
    Wheel Size 26"
    Travel (mm) 80mm/100mm/120mm
    Steerer/Steerer options Aluminum 1 1/8"/Aluminum 1.5 to 1 1.8" Taper
    Crown Forged, AL66 TV aluminum
    Upper Tube Type 32mm
    Upper Tube Finish Low friction anodize Fast Black
    Axle 15x150 Maxle Lite
    Damper Adjust Crown or Remote
    Remote PushLoc Sprint (Remote must be ordered separately)
    Spring/Spring Options Solo Air
    Color Gloss Black, Diffusion Black, Gloss White
    Fork Offset 51mm
    Brake Type Disc
    Lower Leg Material Magnesium
    Maximum Rotor Size 200mm
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Wouldn't the thread still be in the recycle bin spot where the naughty threads go to think about what they've done?

    Also, sadly I somehow ended up on Pinkbike this morning and a couple people were talking about it there too...

    So ROCKSHOX... time to come out with it already... the word is out.
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    New Bluto Thread!-delete.jpg
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    Oh wait... I bet they are waiting to do this first!

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    well done duggus
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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Wouldn't the thread still be in the recycle bin spot where the naughty threads go to think about what they've done?

    Also, sadly I somehow ended up on Pinkbike this morning and a couple people were talking about it there too...

    So ROCKSHOX... time to come out with it already... the word is out.
    That's a good point. We don't know if the thread was intentionally deleted or if there is a technical problem.

    Sea Otter starts tomorrow. My guess is that rockshox will debut the bluto there.

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    Sorry but I've got to ask... Will it fit a Bud on a Clownshoe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    Sorry but I've got to ask... Will it fit a Bud on a Clownshoe?

    It will fit the wider tires you haven't even heard of yet!

    Let's get those armchair's nice and cozy, put the feet up, and watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    Sorry but I've got to ask... Will it fit a Bud on a Clownshoe?

    what you should be asking your self, will it fit my bike frame, aka the crown will be massive and most downtubes will not work with this fork.

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    I was just getting used to the 100mm standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yxan View Post
    what you should be asking your self, will it fit my bike frame, aka the crown will be massive and most downtubes will not work with this fork.
    They will until you tip over

    Actually wouldn't that make them about twice as bad as a lefty? Excellent point btw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yxan View Post
    what you should be asking your self, will it fit my bike frame, aka the crown will be massive and most downtubes will not work with this fork.
    Its almost certain that this fork will work with most fat bike frames. How well, is to be determined. The crown width doesn't matter unless you are doing bar spins. How often do you turn the bars past 90 deg? The only real concern would be the axle to crown length which if too long will cause excessive HT slack. I'm willing to bet that RockShox designed this fork to work with most current fatbike frames to give them a HT angle of between 67-69 deg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    Its almost certain that this fork will work with most fat bike frames. How well, is to be determined. The crown width doesn't matter unless you are doing bar spins. How often do you turn the bars past 90 deg? The only real concern would be the axle to crown length which if too long will cause excessive HT slack. I'm willing to bet that RockShox designed this fork to work with most current fatbike frames to give them a HT angle of between 67-69 deg.
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    Well, I know for sure of ONE carbon frame out there that clears the fork crown on the new fork.
    I proudly ride for these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    I crash allot ,I prefer not to have evidence on my down tube
    Really? Who would've ever thunk it
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    I feel like I missed something, and it isn't Bluto.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I feel like I missed something, and it isn't Bluto.....
    yup you missed it alright. Bluto is his namo.

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    looks like it fits the 4.8 Lou nicely!

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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?
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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.
    not

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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.
    Salsa Cycles

    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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