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    It would be nice if Rocky Mountain would actually manufacture one of these and put them out in stores for people to get on and ride. Pretty pictures and marketing hype only go so far.

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    animalbikeman? have you met Surly?

    Ah thenk you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts View Post
    animalbikeman? have you met Surly?

    Ah thenk you!
    surly? surely! Road a Moonlander through the desert out back of Dubai a few months ago - Rub al Kali - actually, the empty quarter. The local surly importer sells more fat bikes in UAE than any other local, so say the surly guys. The only thing you can ride in the sand are the 4.8" tires. Simply amazing to grunt up 50 meter sand dunes and scream down into the wadi's on the other side. Fantastic riding, wish I had more time to spend there. Wanted to ride through the desert to Jordan and on through Turkey, but had to come back early. Someday perhaps.

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    Has anyone heard any new news bout the Rocky Mountain Blizzard? Any sightings? I did notice one thing in the pictures that I do not like. The rear derailleur cable routing down by the cranks on their way to the chain stays. I have had such cable configurations creep so that the cable moved into the bath of the chainring teeth. Probably more of a problem on full suspension, but I still prefer it up higher.


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    Would one be able to use this bike as a regular 29er hardtail with smaller tires? I have a FS bike and don't think I could justify getting a trail 29er just for kicks, but if I could have a bike that could be dual purpose fatbike and hardtail 29er(with smaller tires say 2.2-2.4), I might be able to justify that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalBikeman View Post
    It would be nice if Rocky Mountain would actually manufacture one of these and put them out in stores for people to get on and ride. Pretty pictures and marketing hype only go so far.
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    Has anyone heard any new news bout the Rocky Mountain Blizzard? Any sightings?
    All the press releases said it wouldn't be available until this Fall...

    Which converted into FatBike time = Spring 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    Which converted into FatBike time = Spring 2015.
    +1 - The key to happiness is realistic expectations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    +1 - The key to happiness is realistic expectations.
    My RM dealer tells me August. We shall see. I sold my fatty a couple of months ago so I certainly hope it's that soon. I'm jonesing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghood View Post
    My RM dealer tells me August. We shall see. I sold my fatty a couple of months ago so I certainly hope it's that soon. I'm jonesing.
    The first rule of FatBike Club is don't believe any product ETAs.

    The second rule of FatBike Club is never sell the old fatbike until the new fatbike is here and you are sure you love it.

    The third rule of FatBike Club is your Ultimate Forever Uber Fatbike build will be obsolete next Tuesday.

    The fourth rule of FatBike Club is whatever is wrong it's Surly's fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    The first rule of FatBike Club is don't believe any product ETAs.

    The second rule of FatBike Club is never sell the old fatbike until the new fatbike is here and you are sure you love it.

    The third rule of FatBike Club is your Ultimate Forever Uber Fatbike build will be obsolete next Tuesday.

    The fourth rule of FatBike Club is whatever is wrong it's Surly's fault.
    regarding the first and second rules...yes, yes. I know. But I had the opportunity to sell it for basically the same as what I bought it for after 2 seasons of riding and it was past snow season and it was quickly becoming obsolete in many ways because of all the new standards coming out so I wanted to not miss my chance to cash out. I may end up paying dearly in the end if the snow is flying and the Blizzard has not yet arrived.
    regarding the third - I surely know that as the one I sold was my super uber forever bike...for two seasons.
    and regarding the fourth, I enjoy reading the rants on here but am pretty enamored with Surly's bikes, if not their marketing. My first fatty was a white Pug and it is the bike I most regret selling (although I also got almost 100% of what I paid for it after several seasons of riding).

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    i got my blizzard today!!!! to bad its raining out for me to go ride it on the trailsRocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike-img_0734.jpgRocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike-img_0735.jpg

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    Don't let the rain stop you, dress for the occasion, slap a couple of mud shovel fenders on it and ride it in the rain, that's part of the fun of having a fat bike. Get out, ride and love the ride

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    ^ this

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    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive at the LBS. It is comforting to see people getting them. It looks awesome in those pictures!

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    anyone have any sizing advice? I'm 5'6" with a short inseam (29"). I can't decide between a small or a medium.

    I ride a Medium SC nomad and a Small Cotic Soul 26 (16")

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    Look at the frame dementions on RM's site. I am 5'9.5 with a 31-31" inseam and I purchased a small. It's peraonal preference and I could have gone medium with the a blizzard but, I prefer smaller frames. Again it depends on the manufacturer in my opinion. RM small and med frames are fairly close. I have two rides on it and so far so good.

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    Yeah, their small seemed really tall. Their small has a 16.9" seat tube. That's huge for a small. That being said, it also has that little extra gusset where the seat tube meets the top tube, which adds an inch or two. So it's a little confusing for me. I'm leaning towards a small though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixstringsteve View Post
    Yeah, their small seemed really tall. Their small has a 16.9" seat tube. That's huge for a small. That being said, it also has that little extra gusset where the seat tube meets the top tube, which adds an inch or two. So it's a little confusing for me. I'm leaning towards a small though.
    I think the small would be your best choice for you. Can't beat and test ride though. I was going to get the Med until I looked at the specs. I am glad I went with the small.

    My only complaint so far is that the tires are 72TPI and not the 120TPI as per RM's site. So beware of the online components list.

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    Did you get the bike with Bluto or without that came with 72 TPI?

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    I was wondering about sizing as well. Just got off the phone with my LBS and he said I would definitely be a large. I am 6 foot with a 31 inseam.
    Are you guys measuring inseam with feet apart? I dont have short legs but everyone seems to think 31 inseam is short for 6 foot.

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    I purchased the rigid fork for winter riding in AK. I will add a Bluto for the warmer months. The stand over on the small gives a little extra room with boots on. I will measure my inseam straight and apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    The first rule of FatBike Club is don't believe any product ETAs.

    The second rule of FatBike Club is never sell the old fatbike until the new fatbike is here and you are sure you love it.

    The third rule of FatBike Club is your Ultimate Forever Uber Fatbike build will be obsolete next Tuesday.

    The fourth rule of FatBike Club is whatever is wrong it's Surly's fault.
    Oh so true!!! Just sold my "forever bike that I'll never sell" that I had for a whopping 6 months only to buy a new "forever fatbike".....which isn't here yet!! Like others though, I took the opportunity to dump it when somebody offered me way more than they should have, and with standards changing and no thru axle in the rear it was a pretty easy decision. But no more,,,,, THIS new fatbike I'm keeping forever

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    The supposed proper way to measure inseam is with shoes off and feet 6 to 8 inches apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windigo View Post
    The supposed proper way to measure inseam is with shoes off and feet 6 to 8 inches apart.

    I just picked up mine yesterday. It looks great, still waiting on the Nextie wheels to be built up. Shops that just got them in the area are noticing the shortness of the Top Tube, and many are looking at one size bigger than what they'd normally get. Coming from a Tallboy LT, which also has a really short Top Tube, it feels about the same, with the seat jacked all the way back. People coming from a bike with a longer TT though might find it cramped though. I have a L blizzard and I'm 5'11" 1/2.

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    rode one around the shop last night.. I'm 5 10 with 31" inseam and I rode around on a med. top tube is really short to me, and I would feel more comfortable on a large.. which is what I usually ride for my reg trail bike
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