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    32.09 lbs with plastic pedals.
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    Well ... big disappointment. My LBS called. Their Specialized rep told them that she was sending a medium but an XL showed up. Supposedly, more are on their way with a target delivery date of late December. The only good news ... I kind of wanted a green one and they're getting two green ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudinyeri View Post
    Well ... big disappointment. My LBS called. Their Specialized rep told them that she was sending a medium but an XL showed up. Supposedly, more are on their way with a target delivery date of late December. The only good news ... I kind of wanted a green one and they're getting two green ones.
    So then, an XL weighs 32.09 and that's the comp model?

    Not bad Spec... not bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy View Post
    So then, an XL weighs 32.09 and that's the comp model?

    Not bad Spec... not bad at all.
    Yes, XL Comp with plastic pedals. It will be interesting to see how much less the medium weighs.
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    Hey Mudinyeri, have no fears.. I have it in good authority that there are more coming. I'm actually waiting on yours to show up so I can check it out in person!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowdownca View Post
    Hey Mudinyeri, have no fears.. I have it in good authority that there are more coming. I'm actually waiting on yours to show up so I can check it out in person!
    Please make sure it rides like a blimp on a cloud and handles like a Ferrari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowdownca View Post
    Hey Mudinyeri, have no fears.. I have it in good authority that there are more coming. I'm actually waiting on yours to show up so I can check it out in person!
    While you're at it, can you make sure mine shows up at my LBS, too?

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    Any word on the availability on the ground Control 4.6 tires (only)?

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Has anyone received an expert model (red/black) yet?

    I've been searching around and it appears that all first shipments were comp model only.

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    April as of now for tires. My inside rep got that info today. I'm not sure if that is for just new orders. We currently do not have any on order since we are primarily road shop. I don't know what eta is for shops already having them on back order. Either way it seems like it will not be soon. Of course this is unofficial info.

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    Wish it showed up at my LBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudinyeri View Post
    Well ... big disappointment. My LBS called. Their Specialized rep told them that she was sending a medium but an XL showed up. Supposedly, more are on their way with a target delivery date of late December. The only good news ... I kind of wanted a green one and they're getting two green ones.
    Wish the XL had shown up at my LBS. It is just what I am looking for!

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    Congrats ^
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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRick View Post
    Has anyone received an expert model (red/black) yet?

    I've been searching around and it appears that all first shipments were comp model only.
    I'm waiting for the call that my expert is in. I'll post as soon as I do.

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    The tire is 115mm at stock air pressure (1 million psi) so pretty much bud/Lou width. Sorry 170 guys.

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    Just got a text from my friend at the bike shop that mine is shipping tomorrow and getting to me Wed or Thursday next week.

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    Ohh...medium green comp is what I have coming to NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    The tire is 115mm at stock air pressure (1 million psi) so pretty much bud/Lou width. Sorry 170 guys.
    Must be some beefy sidewalls on that baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willum View Post
    The tire is 115mm at stock air pressure (1 million psi) so pretty much bud/Lou width. Sorry 170 guys.
    Comparing the various photos floating around it looks like the Ground Control might not be quite as tall as a Bud/Lou. It certainly doesn't fill up the fork as much. A Lou rubs my 170 frame on the chainstay brace in front a the tire, so a shorter tire might do the trick.

    I'm also curious on how much the hookless 90mm rim design spreads out a tire compared to a hooked rim. I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up give a tire profile similar to a normal 100mm.

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    Any thoughts on the hookless rims? Not really understanding where the tire bead goes and how it stays on the rim at low pressures.

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    Any news if they are bringing out tubes to suit? Fatbike tubes are very hard to get in Australia.

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    Pfftt first world issues Lewy...

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    So anybody weigh a Ground Control tire yet???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    I will test that when I get mine at 120kgs
    Did you get your bike yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walangkatapat View Post
    Did you get your bike yet?
    Not yet. Apparently put back to late January

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    Not yet. Apparently put back to late January
    Just told now Feb in Perth

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    Re: Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    Any news if they are bringing out tubes to suit? Fatbike tubes are very hard to get in Australia.
    Hey, good point! With all the new fat tires and manufacturers its kind of funny no one has come out with an actual fat-tire specific tube yet to make something other than the Surly fat toobs available.
    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    Not yet. Apparently put back to late January
    That's disappointing.

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    First Ride

    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?-wp_20131207_002.jpgSpecialized Fat Boy ETA?-wp_20131207_004.jpgWell it was my first ride with the Fatboy today. In the MN it's exactly 0 degrees with a wind chill of around -30. The one thing I need to dial in is the tire psi. The shop setup the tires at 20psi and I didn't bother checking it before I departed. So going over some of the obstacles was a bit rough. The bike handled great and I'm getting used to the shifters, still not sure I'm sold with them, but I'll give them a fair shake.
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    my lbs has a green medium for sale
    preorders haven't arrived!
    the standover for the medium is tall! must be about 31 inches.
    glad i ordered a small but they have no idea when the next shipment will arrive.

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    A friend of mine was third in line at the LBS, the first two guys were signed up for Pro models and they passed on the green Comp that came in. During the three days the bike was at the shop they had offers that went up to $3,000 for it! I think my friend picked it up today, waiting to hear from him.

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    Our shop just got a small and a medium in yesterday.. built em up and ended up taking the medium home and riding it to work this morning (2* and 5-8" in town this am)
    Rides great! Probably gonna have to buy one now..

    I posted weights in the other FatBoy thread, page 8.

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    Hey could you weigh the small for me. I saw your medium review and was curious. Mine isn't here yet but it's on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudinyeri View Post
    Another pic or two ...
    is this a medium? I'm curious about how much the top tube slopes for a medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtaylor View Post
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    my lbs has a green medium for sale
    preorders haven't arrived!
    the standover for the medium is tall! must be about 31 inches.
    glad i ordered a small but they have no idea when the next shipment will arrive.
    This is disappointing to hear. I am still waiting for my medium green I pre-ordered in the beginning of September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    ...funny no one has come out with an actual fat-tire specific tube yet to make something other than the Surly fat toobs available.
    FWIW, Sunlite sells them, though they may not be any cheaper:

    Amazon.com: Sunlite Standard Presta Valve Tube - 26" x 4.0: Sports & Outdoors

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    ^^ I think those two are the same product just in a different box.

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    LBS called, my med Fatboy will be in next week! There goes my sleep until then! ha ha. Pretty psyched!
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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by SummitSurfer View Post
    LBS called, my med Fatboy will be in next week! There goes my sleep until then! ha ha. Pretty psyched!
    Comp or Expert?

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    Gotta be a comp. Experts will still be a while. Sorry G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy View Post
    Any news if they are bringing out tubes to suit? Fatbike tubes are very hard to get in Australia.
    Try getting your local bike shop to order some surly tubes from Dirt Works or use the 26 x 2.3-3" tubes from Specialized. I and 2 others are using the Spec tubes in 4" tyres with no problems and saving a lot of weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Gotta be a comp. Experts will still be a while. Sorry G.
    This is torture!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    Try getting your local bike shop to order some surly tubes from Dirt Works or use the 26 x 2.3-3" tubes from Specialized. I and 2 others are using the Spec tubes in 4" tyres with no problems and saving a lot of weight
    Tried that, sadly Dirtworks refuse to see the flood of fatbikes entering the country and have none in stock and look like dragging that out for a long time. Hence I buy my fat bike tubes over the internet, and have got some DH tubes on standby. Thanks Dirtworks for nothing...

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    I added some other photos to my post #229. Also this morning I made the fatboy tubeless using gorilla tape. So far it's holding air. I did one wrap on each edge of the rim and one down the center. Had to put my compressor inside because it was so cold, once it warmed up pumped up the tire and so far so good.

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    I find it curious that Spesh chose to make the buyers who paid the most, wait the longest. Everything I've seen suggests the tires are the hold up, and both trims use the same tire. So why the comps first?

    Don't have one on order myself, but my buddy is waiting on an Expert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    I find it curious that Spesh chose to make the buyers who paid the most, wait the longest. Everything I've seen suggests the tires are the hold up, and both trims use the same tire. So why the comps first?

    Don't have one on order myself, but my buddy is waiting on an Expert.
    I'm waiting for an expert and have no idea when to expect it. I did happen to check their web site and saw on Dec 2nd they said the experts were going to ship any day. There must be some method to the madness of shipping all the comps first. No clue what it is though.

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    If you live in Oregon according to Peak Sports inventory they have 1 xl Fat Boy in stock. Also a couple of Salsa's in stock as well.

    http://www.peaksportscorvallis.com/b..._inventory.pdf

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    So have you tried the Spec tubes then? Wouldn't be too hard on Dirt Works as without the team there, we wouldn't have sweet f@#$all in the way of Fat stuff in OZ. Maybe see if SCV Imports can help out with tubes?

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    Spoke to Spec Oz today and bikes have gone back yet again Seems now the bikes are destined to land 23rd Jan so early Feb we may have them

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    Listen, I talked to the specialized us, they said they expecting the bikes mid-Dec. The next day my bike shipped. The best advice I can give to people still on the list. Be patient, the bike will come. And you will be happy.

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    Just remember people, when anyone 'in the know' sees the big fat Specialized decal, they will inwardly be thinking. 'Pathetic'.
    They may or may not be too polite to share their disgust.
    Enjoy the mockery.
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    ^^ Aw cmon dude. Did you see what the guy who was "wronged" said earlier today? He apparently spoke to Mike S and had a "great conversation" and he's over it. I think everybody needs to just deal with their own sh*t and move on.

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    I forgot the sarcasm icon...I haven't really opined at all on the issue.
    It's more about supporting Fat Back, who could be sued next for having 'Fat' in their company name!
    ;---)

    In other words just kidding.
    Sorta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Listen, I talked to the specialized us, they said they expecting the bikes mid-Dec. The next day my bike shipped. The best advice I can give to people still on the list. Be patient, the bike will come. And you will be happy.
    It's getting hard to not pull the plug and buy something else. I am glad you got you're bike but seeing your pics of it at my favorite trail is torture! I keep stopping by the shop and they never have any info for me. It seems strange to me that a bike shop that does the volume of bikes that they do can't figure out if mine is coming soon or not. Thanks for letting us know you like it, it helps to know that the bike will be worth the wait!

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    I see that a medium FatBoy (w/out pedals) is 30.64 lbs. Not too bad!

    I wonder how much lighter the Expert will weigh in at with the bigger price tag and higher end components?

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    30 seconds after my last post I got the call! Just picked up my bike, medium green. 32.05 lbs. It looks great, the ride felt sweet in the parking lot of the shop ( off some curbs and through every snowbank I could find! ) am hoping to grab some lights and hit some snowy singletrack yet tonight! So far I am pleased with the bike's look and quality. The frame is super sweet! Hope you all get yours soon!

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    PICS?? did you get an Expert or the normal Fat Boy?

    congrats on your bike showing up!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jedalicious View Post
    30 seconds after my last post I got the call! Just picked up my bike, medium green. 32.05 lbs. It looks great, the ride felt sweet in the parking lot of the shop ( off some curbs and through every snowbank I could find! ) am hoping to grab some lights and hit some snowy singletrack yet tonight! So far I am pleased with the bike's look and quality. The frame is super sweet! Hope you all get yours soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadraper View Post
    PICS?? did you get an Expert or the normal Fat Boy?

    congrats on your bike showing up!!!!
    it would most likely be a normal Fat Boy since it's green. The Experts are only supposed to come in black, with red trim.

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    Missed the "GREEN" saw the medium..

    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoo1424 View Post
    it would most likely be a normal Fat Boy since it's green. The Experts are only supposed to come in black, with red trim.

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    So no one has received an Expert, right?

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    My buddy just called on his expert and was told 'late December' on his FWIW. Of course, that only leaves a couple weeks, so we shall see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadraper View Post
    PICS?? did you get an Expert or the normal Fat Boy?

    congrats on your bike showing up!!!!
    I can't seem to figure out how to get my pics uploaded to here, but it looks like the others, except now it has lots of snow on it.

    I rode a few miles of snowy trail last night. I was impressed with the feel of the ride. This is my first fatty so I don't have a lot to compare it to. I have ridden a couple of pugsleys before and this was a night and day difference. It handled well, light, easy to get the front wheel up and over obstacles. It definitely seems to be a lot easier to get moving than a pug. I bought the comp, so new pedals are a must. The stock ones were slippery with snowy boots. Otherwise, the only thing that didn't live up to the hype is my leg strength! A few weeks of riding it should fix that though, right?

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    Hey, congrats!! So now there are two Fatboys at Leb.

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    Just saw these very disheartening reply's on Spesh site

    "We have already had a shipment of the Fatboys arrive in our warehouse and ship out to dealers. Please check with your dealer to see if they fulfilled their order. If not, we expect our next shipment in early February.

    Happy riding!"

    "I'm sorry to hear about the wait you've had for your Fatboy! It sounds like the shop employee there may be a little confused or misled on how that works. Unlike the auto industry, we do not choose bikes to send to dealers for them to sell or display, rather, we have a passive warehouse from which our dealers can order as they please what they would like to display in their shop or what they think they can sell. We have had a shipment of Fatboys already enter our warehouse and go out on dealer orders. I would recommend having your dealer check to see if they fulfilled an order for an S for you. If not, we expect our next shipment in early February.

    Thanks for using our products! Enjoy your day!"

    So I guess if I haven't gotten the call that mine is in I'm not seeing it til Feb. I'm going to see what the LBS has to say.

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    gcohen: you have a link for that by any chance? I'd looked around but have not seen anything about it.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroRC Ed View Post
    gcohen: you have a link for that by any chance? I'd looked around but have not seen anything about it.....


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    You have to go to the support tab - masterlink faq
    Then search fatboy. You will come up with about 25 results. Both of those are agent answers from Dec 10th, 2013.

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    Thanks - I had just found and posted up there. Glad I have a backup plan for snow since it looks like I won't be seeing an Expert anytime soon.

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    If that's the case, then selling my current ride (for funding) before having the Fatboy Expert might not have been the brightest move I've made. It could be a long winter if I have to wait for Feb/Mar to ride in the snow.

    Thanks for the info, though!

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Hey, congrats!! So now there are two Fatboys at Leb.
    I wanna see a Fatboy at Leb!

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    Spoke to dealer yesterday who called spec. While I was there . Ordered bike in August as of yesterday delivery now in January . Waiting on a lg expert, they have a med. green in stock... Looks great... But bummed on the wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReXTless View Post
    I wanna see a Fatboy at Leb!
    If you had been there last night you could have seen a Fat boy on a Fatboy at Leb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazer29er View Post
    Hey, congrats!! So now there are two Fatboys at Leb.
    Thanks maybe I'll see you out there!

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    Spoke to my LBS today as well who called to check on the fatboy`s he has on order,& was told the same January delivery date,kind of bummed too But as I posted before I did keep 1 of my fatbikes (mukluk) to ride till the fatboy comes in & we have snow & more coming this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    Spoke to Spec Oz today and bikes have gone back yet again Seems now the bikes are destined to land 23rd Jan so early Feb we may have them
    Oh well, I doubt I can ride until late Jan now so that's better than having a bike I just have too look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KP snowman View Post
    Spoke to my LBS today as well who called to check on the fatboy`s he has on order,& was told the same January delivery date,kind of bummed too But as I posted before I did keep 1 of my fatbikes (mukluk) to ride till the fatboy comes in & we have snow & more coming this weekend
    I wish I had a fall back , just skinny tire mtn bikes . Has anyone received a expert yet?

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    Hi, Rob and Ed!

    There were approximately 150 Fatboys in that initial shipment (give or take maybe 25), and it was an even mix of Experts and base models. If your shops haven't fulfilled your Fatboy orders from this initial shipment, they will need to wait until the next shipment in February-

    Thank you for riding with Specialized! Have a great day!
    Sooooo.... where are all of these ~75 Experts at(give or take maybe 12.5)?

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    I saw one in Ski Haus here in Steamboat Springs. Thought they said another was in the box in back. The tires looked nice big, soft and nice lugs.

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    So the bike shop called, my bike is in but its a 19.5 instead of the 17.5 I ordered. I am 5'10' with 31" inseam. Should I try the bike or wait? What kind of trade offs or issues would I be looking at? Online clculator says I need 17.5 as ordered.

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    Id ride the 19" as I'm 5'10" as well. The 17.5 was just a touch to small for my liking. I'd go sit on it and take for a spin to see how it fits you in the top tube length - this can easily be adjusted with different stem length and or setback seat post if needed.

    When I went to the larger frame on my Pug I ended up not needing a setback seat post.

    Just thoughts - but get in there and test it out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reig3 View Post
    So the bike shop called, my bike is in but its a 19.5 instead of the 17.5 I ordered. I am 5'10' with 31" inseam. Should I try the bike or wait? What kind of trade offs or issues would I be looking at? Online clculator says I need 17.5 as ordered.

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    We are the same size I sat on a large the top tube definately was too high (ouch), but the reach was just right. I waited for my medium (17.5") and the stand over was just right but the reach is a bit short. I will be getting a longer stem. Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reig3 View Post
    So the bike shop called, my bike is in but its a 19.5 instead of the 17.5 I ordered. I am 5'10' with 31" inseam. Should I try the bike or wait? What kind of trade offs or issues would I be looking at? Online clculator says I need 17.5 as ordered.

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    Bob, was this an expert?? I'll take it if your not going to !!!! What state are you in?

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    Thanks, I was thinking that from some other posts but your hands on helped for sure.

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    Bob, there is a medium in green at my lbs for stock

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    gman2366, sorry I should have been more clear, its a COMP. Where is your store, mine is trying to swap it out for my size thru Spec.

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    Rotations in Southampton ny

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    Sooooo.... where are all of these ~75 Experts at(give or take maybe 12.5)?
    My thoughts exactly. I find it hard to believe that 50% of the shipments were Experts and not one has popped up on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    My thoughts exactly. I find it hard to believe that 50% of the shipments were Experts and not one has popped up on here.
    The "info" on this bike seems to be all over the place. Different answers from everyone -- Specialized, dealers, reps, the guy who knows a guy. At this point, I think they're all confused and nobody has any idea what is going on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reig3 View Post
    So the bike shop called, my bike is in but its a 19.5 instead of the 17.5 I ordered. I am 5'10' with 31" inseam. Should I try the bike or wait? What kind of trade offs or issues would I be looking at? Online clculator says I need 17.5 as ordered.

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    Iím about the same size as you and I would go with the medium, go with a larger frame makes the bike more difficult to maneuver and less enjoyable to ride, however, the only way to find out is to go test it out. But I wouldnít buy the bike if itís too big for you no matter how badly you want it, in the long run you wonít enjoy it as much.

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    Katt..

    I agree, I dont need a bike I have bikes. I want one, but I want the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reig3 View Post
    So the bike shop called, my bike is in but its a 19.5 instead of the 17.5 I ordered. I am 5'10' with 31" inseam. Should I try the bike or wait? What kind of trade offs or issues would I be looking at? Online clculator says I need 17.5 as ordered.

    Bob
    I'm the same height with a little bit bigger inseam, I'm waiting on a 17.5, a large is just too big especially since these bikes have a longer effective top tube than my Stumpjumper

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    Quote Originally Posted by reig3 View Post
    Katt..

    I agree, I dont need a bike I have bikes. I want one, but I want the right one.

    Bob
    +1 - can you go test ride it - even in the parking lot?
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    I wonder if Specialized is going to come out with different sized Ground Controls for the Fatboy. I can see some possibilities like a 3.8 inch for summer riding, a 5 inch studded version or maybe an S-Works lite versions.

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    vikb... I went down and checked it out. I can stand over it without an octave change with running shoes on. Boots and or bike shoes will give me more clearance, if I put my foot down in four inches of snow I think I am screwed no matter what bike it is.

    Took it for a ride in the parking lot, actually was more comfortable then my 17.5 Carve. Put my coat and gloves back on and went down the road, didnt feel cramped or stretched out. I thought it accelerated pretty well, you KNOW you have big tires when manuevering(not complaining)

    I went there knowing that if I didnt feel right on it that i wasnt going to take it, I brought it home.

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    are the frame decals removable? make it stealth looking..
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    @regi3 - enjoy the new ride!! I always considered myself a 17-18" frame person till a couple years ago. Now I feel good on the 19 and even my new Necro is a 20 and it feels just as good.

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    Good morning!

    Like sbsbiker, I saw the green medium Fatboy at the ski haus yesterday. Looks pretty nice, low key decaling, decent weight at I believe 34 lbs. Talked with James for a little bit, they just got one. The ground control tires and super cut out rims are really nice. Not nice enough to replace my Moonie, but a cool bike nonetheless. I would be surprised if it's still there in a week!

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    I've tried as hard as I can. I generally pay no attention to third hand information on the internet. especially in forums. I've ignored the "it will come in Sept.", all the way to the latest "I was told by my LBS who was told by my Rep it will be Feb" stories. I only went by what I was told directly by my LBS. I stayed out of the Specalized is evil thread, and I'm not justifying my purchase decision.

    Yesterday the rumors here were enough to prompt my bi-monthly call to my LBS to try to at least get some second hand info. My LBS stated that the Specialized rep they normally call on the phone to ask about things like this has stopped providing any information. He is sure it is the same guy the shop always talks to, he even noted that his number is on an old post-it note next to the phone. He admitted that without information from his rep all he can do is guess. When pressed, the rep allegedly said that the earliest another shipment might come is January.

    With no flow of accurate information I'm sure I'll get Fat nothing (pun intended), but I expect my LBS and Specailzed to keep their end of the deal. If they don't deliver my Fatboy Expert to me by the end of December I am getting my deposit back and I am moving on to another bike from another manufacture. I am reasonable, and I will wait longer if I receive a reasonable explanation, an apology, and updated delivery date. The apology could be as simple as "I'm sorry your bike isn't here yet" from anyone involved in the process.

    I was promised a call back from the LBS manager to discuss the return of my deposit. So far I haven't even gotten that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adaycj View Post
    I've tried as hard as I can. I generally pay no attention to third hand information on the internet. especially in forums. I've ignored the "it will come in Sept.", all the way to the latest "I was told by my LBS who was told by my Rep it will be Feb" stories. I only went by what I was told directly by my LBS. I stayed out of the Specalized is evil thread, and I'm not justifying my purchase decision.

    Yesterday the rumors here were enough to prompt my bi-monthly call to my LBS to try to at least get some second hand info. My LBS stated that the Specialized rep they normally call on the phone to ask about things like this has stopped providing any information. He is sure it is the same guy the shop always talks to, he even noted that his number is on an old post-it note next to the phone. He admitted that without information from his rep all he can do is guess. When pressed, the rep allegedly said that the earliest another shipment might come is January.

    With no flow of accurate information I'm sure I'll get Fat nothing (pun intended), but I expect my LBS and Specailzed to keep their end of the deal. If they don't deliver my Fatboy Expert to me by the end of December I am getting my deposit back and I am moving on to another bike from another manufacture. I am reasonable, and I will wait longer if I receive a reasonable explanation, an apology, and updated delivery date. The apology could be as simple as "I'm sorry your bike isn't here yet" from anyone involved in the process.

    I was promised a call back from the LBS manager to discuss the return of my deposit. So far I haven't even gotten that.
    I feel your pain brother. I put a deposit down in August. I was VERY close to pulling the plug and buying something else. I did get my Fatboy on Tuesday and I can say I am very glad I waited the 4 months to get it. The bike is SWEET! I totally get it if you can't wait, I was there too. I'm just saying I'm glad I did. I hope yours arrives soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    are the frame decals removable? make it stealth looking..
    I can't really feel an edge to the decal to see if it will lift. I was thinking about pulling them myself and have a pin striper friend of mine do something similar in orange.

    Bob

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