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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?-fat-1-spe.jpg
    what size frame do you think this one is? a medium?

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    I think that is a small.

    Compared to the medium I've seen in person, the frame's main triangle looks too small

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpaint View Post
    I think that is a small.

    Compared to the medium I've seen in person, the frame's main triangle looks too small
    shame, i really liked the sloping top tube but i need a medium.

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    Re: Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpw2011 View Post
    shame, i really liked the sloping top tube but i need a medium.
    If you like a sloping top tube get a 9zero7.
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    I'm getting so antsy for these to show up. A wee bit o' snow this morning really kicked it in. I've ridden the Farley I picked up for the wife three rides now and all it's done is make the wait more difficult. I want to get fatter

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    Well, I decided to wait until late January unless the bikes get shuffled back further.
    I bought myself a Krampus to ride until the Fatboy Expert arrives
    should be fun riding Chubby/Half Fat/Semi Fat

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    Any word on when the new specialized tire is going to hit the market ? Looks like a decent tire.

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    Canadian distributor is saying early spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemlinus View Post
    Canadian distributor is saying early spring.



    For just the tire or a complete bike?

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    Just convinced my mate to order one, lets see if he can get a Large framed one in Australia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    For just the tire or a complete bike?
    I believe just the tire. I heard yesterday from my LBS that it's the tires that are holding everything up. I would imagine any tires they do get produced will be going right on the bikes. I'm guessing tires themselves won't be available for awhile.

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    The reason I'm questioning that date from the prior post was that the 2nd delivery is schedule for early spring, I'm guessing by the demand that there will be a thrid shipment. (Again total guess, no LBS information on that) I'm not even convinced when I'll get the bike based on what I've heard on this forum. And I put down a deposit really fast after the Specialized event. I was really hoping to take part in some local fat bike activities, but I'm not going to register for any fatbike races until I have a fat bike.

    I guess we'll get the bike when we get the bike. I wish we had someone like Espen W on the Diamant & Nakamura bikes. We haven't heard anything really directly from Specialized on this forum.

    My wife thinks forums like this are for whinners and complainers and that most bikers just want to ride the bike and will be happy whenever the bike arrives. She may have a point. But I'm a bee that has been to the honey pot too long.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo1424 View Post
    I believe just the tire. I heard yesterday from my LBS that it's the tires that are holding everything up. I would imagine any tires they do get produced will be going right on the bikes. I'm guessing tires themselves won't be available for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjose View Post
    Just convinced my mate to order one, lets see if he can get a Large framed one in Australia...
    Thanks mate. Deposit going down tomorrow for Feb delivery

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    I will hold you to it too, or make you buy a Norco...

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    gcohen wrote:
    If a miracle happens and my fatboy arrives by then I am in

    gravitylover wrote:
    From what I just heard a few minutes ago you might be seeing miracles come true.

    If I didn't work on Saturdays I would be so in to hook up for a global fatbike day ride I will certainly get out the next morning though...

    gcohen wrote:
    Please tell and save me hours of internet searching!!!


    that's from my local forum. Anybody hear anything to confirm??

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    and that forum is what?<vbg>

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Local mt bike forum in Westchester NY. Wmba.org

    It was a thread about a global fat day ride that I made the comment in and that was a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    gcohen wrote:
    If a miracle happens and my fatboy arrives by then I am in

    gravitylover wrote:
    From what I just heard a few minutes ago you might be seeing miracles come true.

    If I didn't work on Saturdays I would be so in to hook up for a global fatbike day ride I will certainly get out the next morning though...

    gcohen wrote:
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    that's from my local forum. Anybody hear anything to confirm??
    Confirmed! I talked to Specialized this afternoon. However he did say limited numbers will ship in Nov with another bigger batch in early December. I think it depends on who you ordered from, and when you ordered it. I ordered from a bigger dealer in MN and I ordered mine when it was first announced. I'm not sure if I'll be riding a Fatboy Dec 7, but I'll cross my fingers and wait. (Based off false rumors I almost canceled my order)

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Sweet!!!! Sounds like we are getting close

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    Sweet!!!! Sounds like we are getting close
    I hope you get it, I really want to see Spec's fatness.

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    I hope you get it, I really want to see Spec's fatness.
    Definitely getting it. Just not sure it will be before Dec 7th.

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    Could be worse, my mates confirmed Australian delivery is February, mind you he is getting the Expert by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjose View Post
    Could be worse, my mates confirmed Australian delivery is February, mind you he is getting the Expert by the looks of it.
    So the experts are shipping later than the standard ones? I may have to change my order if thats the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Confirmed! I talked to Specialized this afternoon. However he did say limited numbers will ship in Nov with another bigger batch in early December.
    Very limited this first round

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjose View Post
    Could be worse, my mates confirmed Australian delivery is February, mind you he is getting the Expert by the looks of it.
    Might be as early as end of December as they ordered shop stock. Better save my dollars to pay for it before then.

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    Any word on if or when the Ground control tires will be available separately?

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    Looks like one more week (give or take a few days) before the first limited shipments.

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    Limited shipments of tires or complete bikes or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    For just the tire or a complete bike?
    I am interested in just the tires. Maybe by spring ?

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    bikes not tires

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    Here is the latest for CO, fat boys to be released in late JAN, Fatboy expert mid to late DEC, don't really understand why 2 different release dates but works for me since i ordered an expert. Won't believe it until i see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richccc View Post
    Here is the latest for CO, fat boys to be released in late JAN, Fatboy expert mid to late DEC, don't really understand why 2 different release dates but works for me since i ordered an expert. Won't believe it until i see it.
    They probably have a higher margin on the Experts hence they come out first.

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    Well it appears there has been another delay on the bike. Just got off with Specialized Customer Service and they told me they now expect to get the bikes into the warehouse Mid-December so I figure it will take another week after that, or later if delivery is delayed again. So I canceled the order for the Fatboy. I put down a little over half as a deposit and got it all back, drove to another store this evening and picked out a 9:zero7.

    I think I was #5 out of #70 people who ordered here in MN, so everyone just went up at least one today. Talking to the other store, I'm not the first person to cancel.

    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    I've heard October is the first shipment. I haven't heard an actual date. I'm on the list for the base model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Well it appears there has been another delay on the bike. Just got off with Specialized Customer Service and they told me they now expect to get the bikes into the warehouse Mid-December so I figure it will take another week after that, or later if delivery is delayed again.
    No way to really know when these bikes are going to arrive. Special Ed isn't going to say March 2014 even if that's what they think. That just wouldn't work from a PR standpoint. Better to keep moving the ETA out 2-3 weeks at a time. That's not a Big S thing - just the reality of expectations management. Just ask the folks waiting for Krampus completes last year.

    You just gotta put it out of your mind and wait till your bike shows up. Or score something else for this winter like you did.

    Even if you really want a Special Ed you can grab a 2014/15 model next year and likely get some improvements/new features after they learn from year #1.

    Better to be riding snow now than waiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Better to be riding snow now than waiting.
    Totally agree (and FIFY)
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

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    Received a call 30 minutes ago that my Fatboy ships on Monday to the store. The store is 30 miles from the distribution center, so chances are I'll see it on Tuesday.

    This was very clearly the first shipment, and they indicated that I wouldn't be receiving the mat green I ordered, but rather the black.

    BTW, this is not the Expert.

    This is a good sign for those with bikes on order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    Received a call 30 minutes ago that my Fatboy ships on Monday to the store. The store is 30 miles from the distribution center, so chances are I'll see it on Tuesday.
    Where are you located? I'm in UT, and I think we're near a distro center here, too. Your post gives me hope (even if it is unfounded).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonlikesbikes View Post
    Where are you located? I'm in UT, and I think we're near a distro center here, too. Your post gives me hope (even if it is unfounded).
    I am in Utah. The store is a Specialized Concept store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    I am in Utah. The store is a Specialized Concept store.
    Well shoot. i didn't order mine from a there, just my LBS. Thanks for the report. I hope you get yours as soon as your expecting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    Received a call 30 minutes ago that my Fatboy ships on Monday to the store. The store is 30 miles from the distribution center, so chances are I'll see it on Tuesday.

    This was very clearly the first shipment, and they indicated that I wouldn't be receiving the mat green I ordered, but rather the black.

    BTW, this is not the Expert.

    This is a good sign for those with bikes on order.
    I really, really, really hope that means I'll be getting mine soon. I ordered from a concept store as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetpaint View Post
    I really, really, really hope that means I'll be getting mine soon. I ordered from a concept store as well.
    +1 - **fingers crossed**
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    any word on when the ground control tires (only ) might be available for purchase?

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    Here is what my buddy at the bike shop just responded to me via email. They are apparently close to the specialized HQ... Anyway here it is.

    "Just spoke with our inside rep at specialized. He told me that the rumors
    were true and that they are about to ship out some faboy's. However, they
    received a very limited number of them so far, apparently less than 50
    nationwide in various sizes and colors. We didn't get ours this time
    around, as some accounts have had them on backorder since the specialized
    dealer event earlier this year. I'm told that they are getting another
    shipment next month. I'll keep you posted!"

    Hope this sheds a little light on the situation.
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    Summit, thats basically what I heard also with not many bikes going to many places.

    Bob

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    I say it's Bushleague!

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    I need to visit my shop tomorrow and find out about Aussie delivery

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    Did anyone in MN get word that their bike is coming? I'm fighting the urge to pull the plug on the Fatboy and going for a Mukluk.

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    That's what I did but now I'm waiting on the Mukluk2 to show-up at the ski hut, I called yesterday and he said mid Dec. on the Muk 2. I'm thinking I might just wait to see them both side by side. I went with the Muk2 because I can put a carbon fork on it if I want to and the alternator dropouts and being able to run the 177mm x 12mm thru-axle alternator plate options, shorter chain stays isn't always the cats meow. I was wanting the Fatboy because of the being able to run a bigger tire but the guy at the shop said they are running 4.8 tires on the 2014 Mukluks with the HD rim I don't think we could do that with a CS rim and that might be a draw back for the Mukluks unless a person doesn't mind losing a few gears, so when it comes down to this the Fatboy shines, it looks like it's going to have less monkey jacking to run the bigger tires it just comes with them and with the 907's you still have to pay more for the upgraded wheels and tires & I don't think F/bikes dot com can even upgrade because they are out of the CS rims right now but I could be wrong about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedalicious View Post
    Did anyone in MN get word that their bike is coming? I'm fighting the urge to pull the plug on the Fatboy and going for a Mukluk.

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    Delays are probably due to legal battles with Harley Davidson over the name Fatboy. Ironic. A Crave anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    Delays are probably due to legal battles with Harley Davidson over the name Fatboy. Ironic. A Crave anybody?
    Is that true or supposition? They've been using that term for years on different bikes (as has been pointed out on these forums before). If true, it could be a looooong delay, indeed.

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