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    Rocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike

    More information on the Rocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike and the Rockshox Bluto Fork

    First Look: Rocky Mountain Blizzard Storms back as RockShox Bluto Suspension Equipped Fat Bike!

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    I wonder what kind of pricepoint they are shooting for, I like the look of it.
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    I like it... maybe because of the hub widths, thru axle and fork. 190mm didn't appeal but this new 150mm front does, if it comes hand in hand with 197mm rear then so be it.
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    That guy is wearing shorts and tennis shoes riding in da snow!!

    I am now turned off.

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    Looks good! I'm wondering about price point as well.
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    I thought I was so used to a fat bike as a rigid bike that it would look weird. it doesn't, nice looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    That guy is wearing shorts and tennis shoes riding in da snow!!

    I am now turned off.
    We fatbikers are simply not gnarcore enough. Now that the originator of gnar gnar shredtasticness has joined the fray, we can all call eachother brah, and dress like we are immune to mother nature....

    Nice fork though!
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    Rocky Mountain Blizzard Fat Bike

    150? What the $&@#

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    Like it. Interested to see what the price will be.

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    That is a seriously nicely spec'd bike, and good looking to boot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    That guy is wearing shorts and tennis shoes riding in da snow!!

    I am now turned off.
    That guy be Wade Simmons, tennis shoes in the snow will be next years trend now.
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    Suspension forks in the snow are a waste of money, time, brain power, and adds a bunch of weight. I don't think some of these manufacturers even know what snow riding is even about.

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    That's a pretty cool way to bring the Blizzard name back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvn View Post
    Looks good! I'm wondering about price point as well.
    Pricing

    CANADA:
    Bike: $2,849.99 CAD
    Frame/Susp. Fork/Hubs: $1,599.99 CAD

    US:
    Bike: $2,6699.99 USD
    Frame/Susp. Fork/Hubs: $1,399.99 USD
    *Bag sold separately (MSRP): $149.99 USD/CAD

    Obviously a typo in the "US Bike price" but you get the idea...

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    That is a nice looking bike. Good specs too.

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    awesome to see a squishy fork for the masses, and for those that want it for their BIG wheeled fatties.

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    Good specs, looks fantastic, front squishy, new Sun-Ringle tubeless rims and priced decently....someone hide my wallet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    That guy is wearing shorts and tennis shoes riding in da snow!!

    I am now turned off.
    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    We fatbikers are simply not gnarcore enough. Now that the originator of gnar gnar shredtasticness has joined the fray, we can all call eachother brah, and dress like we are immune to mother nature....

    Nice fork though!
    You know that Rocky is based out of coastal BC right? Mild temperatures are part of the gig here so you can find snow and spring conditions a lot of the year. Hence the clothing.

    For a bunch of folks that ride goofy looking bikes you are being pretty judgemental about appearances.

    People out riding fatbikes = good.

    Worry about what you look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    You know that Rocky is based out of coastal BC right? Mild temperatures are part of the gig here so you can find snow and spring conditions a lot of the year. Hence the clothing.

    For a bunch of folks that ride goofy looking bikes you are being pretty judgemental about appearances.

    People out riding fatbikes = good.

    Worry about what you look like.
    no shi%t some fatbikers have the dumbest crap on the bikes completely ruining the lines of the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenpedaler View Post
    Suspension forks in the snow are a waste of money, time, brain power, and adds a bunch of weight. I don't think some of these manufacturers even know what snow riding is even about.
    I think we are seeing a trend of manufactures focusing on trail riding vs what we used to focus on snow/sand riding. Sure the bike is shown in the snow and it is named blizzard.

    I have a On-One Fatty and that bike is billed more for ripping up singletrack more so than riding in the snow. Granted it does just fine in the snow, but I just think a lot of newer companies are showing these fat bikes as "all-arounder" setups not just for the off season.

    I am interested in this Sun Ringle tubeless rim offering though.
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    Great looking bike at a nice price. This could be in my stable later this year.
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    Open your mind, guess what, just because the picture shows him in the snow, that fat bike can probably go other places too ...where suspension might be needed....lol

    Quote Originally Posted by sevenpedaler View Post
    Suspension forks in the snow are a waste of money, time, brain power, and adds a bunch of weight. I don't think some of these manufacturers even know what snow riding is even about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    For a bunch of folks that ride goofy looking bikes you are being pretty judgemental about appearances.

    People out riding fatbikes = good.

    Worry about what you look like.
    That comment was not regarding fashion you diva, it was regarding the riders choice of gear for the riding conditions.

    Just like you might regret wearing a winter parka while riding in 100 degree temps, he might regret wearing shorts and tennis shoes when he goes over the bars and is rewaded with a snow enema, and a long walk back to the car in snow cuz there is too much snow packed up there to sit on the bike.

    Regarless, it was a joke. Lighten up a bit man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    That comment was not regarding fashion you diva, it was regarding the riders choice of gear for the riding conditions.

    Just like you might regret wearing a winter parka while riding in 100 degree temps, he might regret wearing shorts and tennis shoes when he goes over the bars and is rewaded with a snow enema, and a long walk back to the car in snow cuz there is too much snow packed up there to sit on the bike.

    Regarless, it was a joke. Lighten up a bit man.
    How can you have any idea what the temps were when they shot that photo? Folks go spring skiing in t-shirts and shorts.

    Don't be a tool - man.

    BTW - if you want people to know you are joking that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    I thought I was so used to a fat bike as a rigid bike that it would look weird. it doesn't, nice looking bike!
    +1 - the fork looks great. I'm glad RS came to the table with it.

    It will be interesting to see if Fox and any of the other major suspension companies come out with one.

    .... and if Salsa was serious about a FS fatty as soon as a major North American suspension company produced a fork.
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    any availability info? with chinese fat frame availability (unavalability) i am more and more inclining to something else. this looks interesting, $1400 for frame, fork and hubs sounds really intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    any availability info? with chinese fat frame availability (unavalability) i am more and more inclining to something else. this looks interesting, $1400 for frame, fork and hubs sounds really intriguing.
    Rocky's website site says - available Fall 2014.

    Being a bit cynical about delivery dates I read that as Dec 2014...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sevenpedaler View Post
    Suspension forks in the snow are a waste of money, time, brain power, and adds a bunch of weight. I don't think some of these manufacturers even know what snow riding is even about.
    Just for the record I will say that I have never regretted having front suspension on my fat bike. On the contrary, after riding 1,500 miles over the last 12 months in all sorts of conditions including some sand, lots of snow, asphalt, and summer trails I can say I absolutely love having front suspension!

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    Of the 3 new releases today this one is the most exciting to me. A really really good price for specs, room for the big tires, suspension fork... and did I say price? They really put together a great bike.

    Holy crap what is happening to this little fat world of ours. It just blew up even more.

    I want. this. bike.

    Anyone want to buy a Moonlander?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickmtbnutcase View Post
    Good specs, looks fantastic, front squishy, new Sun-Ringle tubeless rims and priced decently....someone hide my wallet!
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    The Ice Cream Truck might have to step it up a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    The Ice Cream Truck might have to step it up a bit
    I was thinking the same thing. Man, Surly needs to really come down on the price of that, when you have something that comes with front suspension for the same price.

    You going to keep your order in?
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    Ahh, you bring up a good point.

    Exhibit A in the illustration below shows a fairly large amount of accumulated snow stuck to what I determine is a Eastern White Pine. The temperature required to sustain this amount of snow is well below what I could consider to be shorts and tenny weather. Warmer spring temperatures would in fact cause the majority of the accumulated snow to fall from the tree, and onto the ground. One could argue that the snow had just fallen, which could be valid. This is where Exhibit B helps to better determine the temperature.

    Exibit B in the illustration below shows a fairly light and fluffy snow composition. The picture shows the rider throwing up a large amount of very fine snowflakes. It should be noted that in warmer temperatures the typical characteristics of snow would be considered wet and heavy. It would be difficult to generate the type of pattern illustrated in warmer (aka short and tennis shoe) weather.

    Members of the jury, after viewing the information and after hearing the testimony of a snow expert with over 30 years experience playing in snow. I must ask that you find jonshonda innocent, as he is without a doubt not a TOOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. Man, Surly needs to really come down on the price of that, when you have something that comes with front suspension for the same price.

    You going to keep your order in?
    I'm in for a Twenty2 and no going back, of coarse I just made an on the fly downtube change

    Surly had to know the Bluto was coming, maybe we will see a last minute switch in forks.

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    Very well played Jon but your still a tool and a big lovable cuddly one at that

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    I got you confused with Velobike I guess. I love the ICT, but now that I recently got a road bike, I'm starting to appreciate lightweight bikes. My Moonlander feels heavier than normal when I get back on it. But I forget pretty quick after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    You know that Rocky is based out of coastal BC right? Mild temperatures are part of the gig here so you can find snow and spring conditions a lot of the year. Hence the clothing.
    Yeah, I still remember the chicks in bikinis sun bathing up on Grouse Mtn .

    Years ago at Mammoth during one of the Eliminator events, there was so much snow they had to carve a 6 foot high path through for the race, this was in July!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Members of the jury, after viewing the information and after hearing the testimony of a snow expert with over 30 years experience playing in snow. I must ask that you find jonshonda innocent, as he is without a doubt not a
    New awesome fatbike with a legit suspension fork comes out and you spend your time critiquing the clothing the rider wears in the promo photos.

    I rest my case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Of the 3 new releases today this one is the most exciting to me. A really really good price for specs, room for the big tires, suspension fork... and did I say price? They really put together a great bike.

    Holy crap what is happening to this little fat world of ours. It just blew up even more.

    I want. this. bike.

    Anyone want to buy a Moonlander?
    +1 - I don't blame you. I'm far more stoked about that RS fork than I should be given my needs/current bikes.

    Everyone with stoke for these new bikes keep in mind they are riding a wave of fatty hype that has gotten companies excited to develop new products and push the boundaries of the market.

    They can disappear just as fast if sales don't match expectations....so....you need to do your part and buy one of each.
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    I thought I was dead set on the ICT, not anymore. The only problem is my LBS doesn't carry Rocky Mountain bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pharm View Post

    Years ago at Mammoth during one of the Eliminator events, there was so much snow they had to carve a 6 foot high path through for the race, this was in July!
    It was like that in 1995. They had to plow parts of the XC course that year. Remember it like it was yesterday. Good times.
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    Did you race Georgia in 1995?

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    It was like that in 1995. They had to plow parts of the XC course that year. Remember it like it was yesterday. Good times.
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    Whoah. This, to me, is the fat bike of the day. Get my order in soon, and if true to industry form, I might get it a year from now. Would almost be worth the wait. One of the few fat bikes I've seen that the spec to cost ratio seems totally legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    any availability info? with chinese fat frame availability (unavalability) i am more and more inclining to something else. this looks interesting, $1400 for frame, fork and hubs sounds really intriguing.
    $ 600 frame only would be a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Ahh, you bring up a good point.

    Exhibit A in the illustration below shows a fairly large amount of accumulated snow stuck to what I determine is a Eastern White Pine. The temperature required to sustain this amount of snow is well below what I could consider to be shorts and tenny weather. Warmer spring temperatures would in fact cause the majority of the accumulated snow to fall from the tree, and onto the ground. One could argue that the snow had just fallen, which could be valid. This is where Exhibit B helps to better determine the temperature.

    Exibit B in the illustration below shows a fairly light and fluffy snow composition. The picture shows the rider throwing up a large amount of very fine snowflakes. It should be noted that in warmer temperatures the typical characteristics of snow would be considered wet and heavy. It would be difficult to generate the type of pattern illustrated in warmer (aka short and tennis shoe) weather.

    Members of the jury, after viewing the information and after hearing the testimony of a snow expert with over 30 years experience playing in snow. I must ask that you find jonshonda innocent, as he is without a doubt not a TOOL!
    Could this entire post be destroyed by saying it could very well be a set and he could in fact not be outside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Did you race Georgia in 1995?
    No, never went to Georgia.
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    Still need to know if this front new hub it a 150mm or a 157mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Still need to know if this front new hub it a 150mm or a 157mm
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    ...I object your Honor...said rider is obviously not on a Moonlander...
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