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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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    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
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    Spring/Spring Options Solo Air
    Color Gloss Black, Diffusion Black, Gloss White
    Fork Offset 51mm
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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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    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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    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.
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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.
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    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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    Your blurb has more info, some good like price and some not so good like OE only.

    Sometimes if a company helps with the development cost they get an exclusive for a pre determined period of time. Hopefully that is not the case here. It would be a bummer if three or four brands lock in and nobody else gets them for awhile.

    "Color: Black, White (OE only), Diffusion Black (OE only)"

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    I'm just glad that RockShox was the first to pull the trigger. My pike is so much better than any fox fork I have owned , in the last couple of years shimano and fox have been about as exciting as a gold buick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    It would be a bummer if three or four brands lock in and nobody else gets them for awhile.

    "Color: Black, White (OE only), Diffusion Black (OE only)"
    I think that means the gloss black will be available for individual sale, but the "diffusion" black and white will be OE only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    I'm just glad that RockShox was the first to pull the trigger. My pike is so much better than any fox fork I have owned , in the last couple of years shimano and fox have been about as exciting as a gold buick.
    How about a pimpin gold Buick?
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    thats just the overpriced Yumeya edition
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    MSRP $643 or $711 with remote lockout! Damn, for that price, I'm putting it on all my bikes, even the cyclocross.

    But seriously, that is cheaper than I expected and exactly in line with what I am willing to pay for a fat suspension fork.

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    Tapered only?

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    Yeah I noticed that too. It is tapered only everywhere I have seen it announced.
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    Ah yes. That makes sense. I did a quick read in between bites of my sandwich and overlooked the "diffusion" color distinction.

    Good eye, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Tapered only?
    I've seen references to a 1 1/8" steerer option. I haven't confirmed that though. My gut feeling is they want to sell a bunch of these and not doing a 1 1/8" would cut out a big part of the fatbike legacy market so it wouldn't seem like a smart move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I've seen references to a 1 1/8" steerer option. I haven't confirmed that though. My gut feeling is they want to sell a bunch of these and not doing a 1 1/8" would cut out a big part of the fatbike legacy market so it wouldn't seem like a smart move.
    I've seen unconfirmed references, but the ones we're seeing today seem to come from official-ish sources. I agree, not having a 1-1/8 option cuts out a ton of the market, arguably a majority of the bikes out there, but it might also cut liabilities... I'm hoping that's not the case; I'm ready for a new fork, I'm not prepared to buy a new frame just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I've seen unconfirmed references, but the ones we're seeing today seem to come from official-ish sources. I agree, not having a 1-1/8 option cuts out a ton of the market, arguably a majority of the bikes out there, but it might also cut liabilities... I'm hoping that's not the case; I'm ready for a new fork, I'm not prepared to buy a new frame just yet.
    You can run a tapered steerer fork in a 1 1/8" HT, but it will jack up the front end even more as you'll need to run the lower bearing external to the HT. It will depend how long the rigid fork on your frame is to determine how slack that front end will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I've seen unconfirmed references, but the ones we're seeing today seem to come from official-ish sources. I agree, not having a 1-1/8 option cuts out a ton of the market, arguably a majority of the bikes out there, but it might also cut liabilities... I'm hoping that's not the case; I'm ready for a new fork, I'm not prepared to buy a new frame just yet.
    Liability doesn't seem like a concern. There was never a problem with 1-1/8" street tubes failing.

    My guess is that it is dependent on projected sales volume and the cost to manufacture/inventory twice as many models of the fork. Given that geometry of the straight headtube frames is generally not suspension corrected, it wouldn't be a good match anyway. And then there is the issue of existing front wheels/hubs not working with the fork.

    Thus, if I were in charge of this at rockshox, I would choose to only manufacture tapered steer tubes blutos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    You can run a tapered steerer fork in a 1 1/8" HT, but it will jack up the front end even more as you'll need to run the lower bearing external to the HT. It will depend how long the rigid fork on your frame is to determine how slack that front end will be.
    This is only partially true to my knowledge...the 1 1/8" headtube has to be a 44mm ID Zero Stack to make this work. I don't think there is any way to run a tapered steer tube in a "standard" 34mm ID 1 1/8" headtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    This is only partially true to my knowledge...the 1 1/8" headtube has to be a 44mm ID Zero Stack to make this work. I don't think there is any way to run a tapered steer tube in a "standard" 34mm ID 1 1/8" headtube.
    +1 - Good catch. Ya that would rule out most legacy fatbikes...definitely my Pugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    ...definitely my Pugs.
    As well as my 2012 Mukluk.

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    Are those 4.8's on hundies?

    On a more serious note I heard 30 days for availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Are those 4.8's on hundies?

    On a more serious note I heard 30 days for availability.
    Nope it's a new undisclosed standard that I can't talk about till next year.

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    Now that all the excitement is over all I'm left with is some soiled undies and a handful of dreams.

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    Nice Job RS crew! On the BG it will go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Now that all the excitement is over all I'm left with is some soiled undies and a handful of dreams.
    Unhand your dreams, sir.

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    The real question for me is when will it be available......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjb123 View Post
    The real question for me is when will it be available......
    I can't say due to the fact I want to make sure I get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    +1 - Good catch. Ya that would rule out most legacy fatbikes...definitely my Pugs.
    I feel better knowing this, as I otherwise would have been tempted to buy this fork, which financially would be foolish since I have only had the Lefty on the Pugsley since like October.
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    My big question is: why the new standard? As if we didn't have enough already.

    If I'm going to have to build a new wheel to accommodate a fork, it is going to be with a lefty hub. Substantially lighter and with 32mm stanchions, quite a bit stiffer too I'm sure.

    I just think that RockShox made a major blunder in not offering a fork that would bolt right up to most fatties currently out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222 View Post
    My big question is: why the new standard? As if we didn't have enough already.

    If I'm going to have to build a new wheel to accommodate a fork, it is going to be with a lefty hub. Substantially lighter and with 32mm stanchions, quite a bit stiffer too I'm sure.

    I just think that RockShox made a major blunder in not offering a fork that would bolt right up to most fatties currently out there.
    a wider hub is the only way to accommodate 5" tires with that type of architecture. Obviously, you can't please everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    a wider hub is the only way to accommodate 5" tires with that type of architecture. Obviously, you can't please everyone.
    Why do you mean by "that type of architecture"?

    Clearly a 5" tire fits with ease in a 135mm symmetric fork, ie Yampa, 9zero7, fatback.

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    Why do you mean by "that type of architecture"?

    Clearly a 5" tire fits with ease in a 135mm symmetric fork, ie Yampa, 9zero7, fatback.
    I think someone else mentioned that those forks can curve inward to fit the tire and still meet the hub. Shock stantions obviously need to be parallel to work and are round instead of flat. So to get all that around a 5" tire and still meet a 135 hub the axle Mount would be way off center from the shock lowers.

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    Don't know if it has been said yet or not, but will this fork work on the Fatboy Expert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    a wider hub is the only way to accommodate 5" tires with that type of architecture. Obviously, you can't please everyone.
    I do welcome new suspension forks even if I prefer Lefties. It will obviously fit a Bud but what rim? If it won't fit a Bud on a CS it has missed the mark. Definitely not trying to be argumentative, just think that all new frames and forks should fit the maximum width tire/rims so all can enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222 View Post
    My big question is: why the new standard? As if we didn't have enough already.

    If I'm going to have to build a new wheel to accommodate a fork, it is going to be with a lefty hub. Substantially lighter and with 32mm stanchions, quite a bit stiffer too I'm sure.

    I just think that RockShox made a major blunder in not offering a fork that would bolt right up to most fatties currently out there.
    IMO, QR's on a Fatbike are way too flimsy, I have converted mine to solid axle. I have a QR Front wheel on my 29er Hard tail with RS Reba, and it is quite flexy. Multiply that by the increased mass of a fat wheel and tire, it becomes obvious that Thru axle is a necessity, so a wheel build is in order for anyone, irregardless of hub width.
    My big question, like most above, is will there be a straight steerer option?

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    According to the data that I have seen, it will fit a Bud or Snowshoe XL on the C4 103mm rim, so should take a Bud on the narrower CS without problems, at least at sensible tire pressures.
    The Bud (at least the ones that I have tested) have such slack tire beads that the tire grows a lot at pressures over 20psi (the beads try to climb up and over the rim wall, expanding the tire.)
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    It is obviously speculation on my part but I think that is why it has a 150mm front hub.

    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    I do welcome new suspension forks even if I prefer Lefties. It will obviously fit a Bud but what rim? If it won't fit a Bud on a CS it has missed the mark. Definitely not trying to be argumentative, just think that all new frames and forks should fit the maximum width tire/rims so all can enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terp View Post
    I think someone else mentioned that those forks can curve inward to fit the tire and still meet the hub. Shock stantions obviously need to be parallel to work and are round instead of flat. So to get all that around a 5" tire and still meet a 135 hub the axle Mount would be way off center from the shock lowers.
    All that would be necessary would be dropouts that are 7.5 mm thicker on the medial side.

    IMO, QR's on a Fatbike are way too flimsy, I have converted mine to solid axle. I have a QR Front wheel on my 29er Hard tail with RS Reba, and it is quite flexy. Multiply that by the increased mass of a fat wheel and tire, it becomes obvious that Thru axle is a necessity, so a wheel build is in order for anyone, irregardless of hub width.
    135 does not necessarily mean QR. The beargrease fork is 135 with a 15mm thru axle, as is the Yampa.

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    Trivial matters but Yampa is actually a 142mm, they probably don't promote it as a 142 as not to alarm people to new standards.

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    Maybe I missed it, but will this allow a 29+ on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzwardo View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but will this allow a 29+ on it?
    Rumor has it yes one was spotted @ C Otter but....well like I said it was a rumor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Trivial matters but Yampa is actually a 142mm, they probably don't promote it as a 142 as not to alarm people to new standards.
    Why does there website say it's a 135 then?
    "The 135mm front hub is designed around a 15mm thru-axle fork for added front end stiffness"

    I have a new Hope hubset 135 front/190 rear arriving next week to build up a 29+ wheelset for my Yampa, Am I screwed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Why does there website say it's a 135 then?
    "The 135mm front hub is designed around a 15mm thru-axle fork for added front end stiffness"

    I have a new Hope hubset 135 front/190 rear arriving next week to build up a 29+ wheelset for my Yampa, Am I screwed?
    Nope your good my 135mm thru axle Hope actually measures 142. I really have no idea why they list it at 135mm. I will post pic when I get home.

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    Hope sells both 135x15mm and 142x15mm versions. I would assume that they're just different end caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzwardo View Post
    Maybe I missed it, but will this allow a 29+ on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnpr View Post
    Don't know if it has been said yet or not, but will this fork work on the Fatboy Expert?
    With the inward curve of the down tube it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    I do welcome new suspension forks even if I prefer Lefties. It will obviously fit a Bud but what rim? If it won't fit a Bud on a CS it has missed the mark. Definitely not trying to be argumentative, just think that all new frames and forks should fit the maximum width tire/rims so all can enjoy.
    Fits Bud on a 100mm rim with plenty of room to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Fits Bud on a 100mm rim with plenty of room to spare.
    Mike do you happen to know if the hub is a true 150mm or actually a 157mm?

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    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 think they knocked it out of the park on this one, great job!

    I agree with you on the lefty but that's not what this thread is about.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222 View Post
    My big question is: why the new standard? As if we didn't have enough already.

    If I'm going to have to build a new wheel to accommodate a fork, it is going to be with a lefty hub. Substantially lighter and with 32mm stanchions, quite a bit stiffer too I'm sure.

    I just think that RockShox made a major blunder in not offering a fork that would bolt right up to most fatties currently out there.

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    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 think they knocked it out of the park on this one, great job!
    about sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Why does there website say it's a 135 then?
    "The 135mm front hub is designed around a 15mm thru-axle fork for added front end stiffness"

    I have a new Hope hubset 135 front/190 rear arriving next week to build up a 29+ wheelset for my Yampa, Am I screwed?
    Sorry my bad I re measured and it is only 135mm for the Borealis fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Mike do you happen to know if the hub is a true 150mm or actually a 157mm?
    one fitty thru axle.

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