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    It's on my short list as well.

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    I guess that makes two of us. ;-)

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    Any reports on the Blizzard

    I'm definitely going to demo it.


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    It's on the web site now.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Also interested in any feedback.

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    I recieved a whataps with an image i would believe.
    And friend of mine went to Peerkes Bike Shop and spotted.... A Blizzard.

    The picture is still on my phone but i will uploade it to this post.
    Damn, the thing is beautifull.

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    Re: Any reports on the Blizzard

    Blizzard a' comin

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    Certainly a bike I'd like to take a closer look at. I don't know of anything else in the reported 32-lb weight range, with a Bluto fork, that has thru-axles front and rear, for the price.

    Both dealers in (that I'm aware of) in Phoenix aren't planning on stocking it as a regular item...I'm a little apprehensive about ordering a bike without a test ride.

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    Fatbikes in Phoenix....gtfo.

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    LOL- Well, when I say 'dealer', I should clarify that. "We have an account with Rocky Mountain but we don't normally stock their bikes." Claiming low sales...

    Anyways, Global Bikes in Awatukee, and Two Wheel Jones in Mesa. Neither place could give a time-frame on delivery, either, not surprising I suppose since they aren't a regularly-stocking dealer. Travis at Two Wheel Jones did say that all the Rocky Mountain stuff he's seen has been really nice stuff. No news there, I guess.

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    On order

    As a bike mechanic/sale in a Canadian bike shop, i will get mine at the end of october. IT seem none are available before (rep said). I have seen a demo Blizzard 3 weeks ago. Was at Rocky Mountin headquarter onn sunday only so i could not ride it on saturday. I have never ridden a Fat Bike so i won't be able to compare.

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    The $1000 down payment with no delivery date was not very inviting.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Really? Peerkes bike shop in THE NETHERLANDS has them in stock and in North America we have to wait another month or two???

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    NO stocking dealers in Phoenix, Arizona.

    I wonder...order this bike without a demo ride?

    Only bike I know of for $2,700.00 with a Bluto fork, capability of super-wide tires, PLUS thru-axles front and rear, that doesn't weight 40 lbs.

    Dealer wants to push me towards a Trek Farley 8, but he can't one of those any sooner than a Blizzard...

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    Get the Rocky. You can also order a size specific half frame bag for around 100 that is custom just to RMB. Mounts on the top tube. Very cool. Where I ride fat bikes I need so much stuff to be comfortable and hate wearing it on my back. im a little concerned about delivery so I might get something else that I can have ready for when the snow flies...

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    I guess in Arizona the bag might not be a selling feature...

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    I have a 4 yr old 9zero7. I want the Bluto. My LBS is holding a specialized pro and has the Blizzard coming so I can test them side by side. Oh, the choices...

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    Bike looks intriguing but no one has them in the PNW and no LBS I called in Canada planned to order any to look at or demo. (Iam 90 miles from the border, so feasible to make a day trip to shop). Looks like a lot of bike manufacturers created vapor ware fat bike releases for 2013 to get mileage out of marketing to a hot market - with no real intention of shipping anything unless they received pre-paid orders. Very disappointing.

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    What the... bro in New Zealand has one. His facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&type=1&theate

    I found this on the comments section of the Rocky Mountain website.

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    Any reports on the Blizzard

    Was at my LBS today. He said they are due in next month. I'll be demoing one soon enough.


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    Any reports on the Blizzard

    My LBS in Switzerland told me mine will arrive mid November. Can't wait :-)

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    Waiting to see some tire clearance pics, mine is on order anyways
    Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't

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    Just heard from the LBS that mine should be shipping to them this week! Ahead of schedule - Wahoo!

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    Jealous. Mine should be fairly soon too

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    I have a Blizzard on order at my LBS. They originally said mid October but that has been pushed back to early November.

    The Rocky rep did pass through a few weeks ago and my friend snapped these pics with his phone.


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    Got a call today. My Blizz should be here next week. Sidebar: appropriate songs for cranking while cranking, Crazy Train from Blizzard of Oz...

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    Mine is supposed to be here 1st week of November!

    Blizzard rim/tire specs below. Does this mean I won't have to go ghetto style?

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    Hey guys, received my Blizzard yesterday. I had pre-ordered a few months back. A shipment arrived in Utah last week. Shipped out Monday, I live in the SE so anyone who pre-ordered should be seeing their's soon.

    Set-up tubeless easy with the 2.88 Gorilla tape - no issue - easy to air up etc...

    Weight - bone stock, setup tubeless with Diety Compound pedals - 34.0 lbs.

    Got to ride her 8 miles before loosing daylight yesterday. AWESOME! It's worth the wait guys! Your almost there!

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    My fatback is 37.5 with bluto, dropper, 1x10, grip studded bud & lou, clownshoes and tubes. So 34 ain't bad with bluto

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    I should add that the frame is a size L.

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    Any feedback on the gear ratios? That 24t chainring sounds small.

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    Any feedback on the gear ratios? That 24t chainring sounds small.
    I run a single 22t and 12-36 on my Moonlander. When I saw the Blizzard gearing I was questioning if it's low enough for me. Never needed taller gears as all my riding is Singletrack, beach or snow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik83 View Post
    I'm comparing with the 12.7kg/28lbs Canyon Dude 9.0SL.
    The Dude is 2x10, so the carbon seatpost and handlebar probobly (more or less) puts the Blizzards 1x10 and alu pretty close on the scale. But there's still a huge difference. Does anyone have the frame weight for the Blizzard?
    You are in Europe? What would a blizzard cost over there?
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik83 View Post
    I'm comparing with the 12.7kg/28lbs Canyon Dude 9.0SL.
    The Dude is 2x10, so the carbon seatpost and handlebar probobly (more or less) puts the Blizzards 1x10 and alu pretty close on the scale. But there's still a huge difference. Does anyone have the frame weight for the Blizzard?
    That is Canyon's "quoted" weight.
    I'm going to bet it's a little off.,,,maybe even a LOT off.
    Everyone thought the FatBoys were going to be sub 30.....they weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    That is Canyon's "quoted" weight.
    I'm going to bet it's a little off.,,,maybe even a LOT off.
    Everyone thought the FatBoys were going to be sub 30.....they weren't.
    It a 4000 dollar machine. You can have a sub 30 fatboy if you got the $$$.
    It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    It a 4000 dollar machine. You can have a sub 30 fatboy if you got the $$$.
    I just built a 26 lb Echo....so I know how much it costs.
    As I said...that is Canyon's target weight....whether they hit it or not remains to be seen

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    Test rode a blizzard with Bluto at an LBS. I liked it and I know I am a bit biased as I have one ordered and it should be under my soles on Tuesday. It steers very well and feels stable at slow and medium speeds with tire pressure higher than typical snow-riding pressures. Turning felt balanced and easy. I lean turned and steer/lean turned. Frame seemed to have less lateral flex vs other fatties I have ridden. Cranked on it in low and high gears. I took it over curbs, parking stops, grass, everything I could find. It did what I asked. Feedback from the bike was good. I felt confident on it quite quickly. Headtube angle of 68.5 works. I might add 10mm on the stem length.

    Frame looks well done. Dropper post cable exit point from seat tube is clean. Possible water entry point?? Down tube is an interesting multi-sided (six?) tube. Internal cable routing on down tube for rear der. cable. It is external from bottom bracket to rear der. SLX SLX performed well for the short test. Able to pull a rear wheel wheelie with minimal effort.

    Poor bike shop employee got schooled a bit; he thought the Blizz weighed in around 20 pounds!!

    For reference, I have ridden Pugs(several generations) and Mukluks on snow and trail and test ridden Fatboys and Borealis (parking lot)...and tricycles

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    Put 50 miles on the Blizz this weekend. Bike is great, so much fun. It was flawless all weekend and put her through the ringer I would say. Lots of rough stuff that I would usually take my 6" full sus bike through. just for reference here is where I wound up with setup for now.

    Riding Style - Very aggresive
    My weight - 215 lbs
    Fork - 115 psi
    rebound - 5 clicks away from full rabbit
    both tires - 10 psi

    I did bottom out the fork (although I didn't know until checking the fun o meter later) but I also hucked it down some pretty long rock drops while hauling a**. She manuals and jumps and wheelies just fine
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Rocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike-blizz_tanasi_2014.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik83 View Post
    Stock weight?
    Use that little scroll wheel on your mouse and the answer will be revealed.....

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    I laid my cash down on one today. The LBS informs me that they are in transit.

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    I opted to buy the Rocky Mtn frame bag. It was only drilled for two holes on the top yet there are three bosses on the underside of the top tube. I made the third hole in the bag (used a soldering iron to melt the hole in the fabric) and had to slot two of the holes in the plastic insert to make it fit. IMHO it is overpriced and on the small side but will be useful.

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    Any reports on the Blizzard

    How is the sizing on the Blizzard? Does it run true to size? I'm 5'10" but with short legs, so, thinking medium.


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    Still waiting for mine to arrive. Has anyone put a salsa anything cage on their blizzard? The pics on their website shows the bottle bosses mid-down tube, but all the pictures of the bike that I've seen have it jammed against the bb. Doesn't look like there is space for an anything cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    How is the sizing on the Blizzard? Does it run true to size? I'm 5'10" but with short legs, so, thinking medium.


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    I am about 5'10 + with long legs; the large fits me well.

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