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    Minnesota is on the list of early deliveries........alledgedly. Second wave expected to ship by December 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonlikesbikes View Post
    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.
    I would not think so, Harley Davidson uses the name Fat Boy not Fatboy, and yes you're right Specialized had been using the name for years but now they have found a better uses for it.

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    So Clide the Glide, you are way off with the Hardly Motorcycles comment, no issue with naming as mentioned as Spec have used the name for years.

    Oz delivery is supposed to be bikes landing around Xmas time but due to holidays first bikes will reach Spec Aust warehouse first week Jan then hoping to have in our store 2nd week Jan at the latest.

    Pretty sure we will be getting the Expert models before the Fatboy's.
    Certainly hope so as I am hanging to get the Fatboy Expert out
    Although I am unable to ride till late Feb, I will be pulling it apart to dissect weights etc once I get mine

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    Well it appears that what specialized told me was completely wrong. I'm lucky to say that while I canceled it, the Erik's never cancelled the order. A handful of Fatboys are being delivered to Erik's. For those waiting on the list, you'll find out when it ships not before. Glad the this concludes my waiting and playing the what if games and can get down to what matters the most. Riding the fat bike every chance I get. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    So Clide the Glide, you are way off with the Hardly Motorcycles comment, no issue with naming as mentioned as Spec have used the name for years.

    Oz delivery is supposed to be bikes landing around Xmas time but due to holidays first bikes will reach Spec Aust warehouse first week Jan then hoping to have in our store 2nd week Jan at the latest.

    Pretty sure we will be getting the Expert models before the Fatboy's.
    Certainly hope so as I am hanging to get the Fatboy Expert out
    Although I am unable to ride till late Feb, I will be pulling it apart to dissect weights etc once I get mine
    Got pretty much the same story from my LBS today.

    Gives me more time to pay for it I suppose :-)

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    As a follow up to my previous post, I received a call this morning. My Fatboy came in a couple of days early; unfortunately the call came too late to pick it up and will pick it up tomorrow.

    The guy from the shop said in the entire reps area they shipped two bikes, and the five store cycle shop I ordered from got one. Glad I put that deposit down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    So Clide the Glide, you are way off with the Hardly Motorcycles comment, no issue with naming as mentioned
    Dang, where's that tongue-in-cheek smilie??

    Btw, I love Speshy stuff. I have a 2010 Stumpy FSR 29 Expert and lots o' Speshy accessories. Wife has a 2010 Myka FSR. Had dinner once with Mike at the Speshy HQ in Morgan Hills (and about 200 of his other closest friends).

    Just having a little fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    As a follow up to my previous post, I received a call this morning. My Fatboy came in a couple of days early; unfortunately the call came too late to pick it up and will pick it up tomorrow.
    Photos!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katt View Post
    Photos!!!
    +1. Pics or it didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    +1. Pics or it didn't happen.
    +2

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSOR View Post
    +2
    +3 - it's just cruel to make us wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    +3 - it's just cruel to make us wait.
    There's a comment that pretty much sums up the Fatbike world every fall.
    Latitude 61

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    Photos

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    Fatboy (not Expert)

    Weight came in at 32 lbs on the scale at the bike shop.

    Looks to be everything it was billed to be.

    Sorry about the quality of the images (and the unraked yard). Wanted to show the Ground Control 4.6 tires for those interested.

    Swapping for SPDs and riding the rest stock.

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Nice!!

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    Yes finally someone has one. Now just hurry up and get them to Australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcohen View Post
    Nice!!
    +1

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    Re: Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    I like it. Any chance you could throw a caliper on that tire?

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    Cool to see someone got one!
    What size is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    I like it. Any chance you could throw a caliper on that tire?
    And take one off and weigh it. Pretty please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    And take one off and weigh it. Pretty please!!!
    Oh, and while it is off can you measure the casing bead to bead?

    Then mount and measure it on all major rims. Include photo comparisons of mounted profile.

    Then try and set it up tubeless. Use a variety of methods and compare.

    Perhaps throw a sample if the rubber through a spectral analyzer, to see if the evil Specialized empire does in fact use orphan children to make tires.

    Then write a detailed review, comparing to other tires that you may or may not have ridden.

    Once you have completed these tasks you are permitted to take the bike for a spin.

    Kidding Enjoy the bike. Looks awesome.

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    The measurement everyone is waiting for is max width (tread block to tread block or casing). If you don't have calipers, you can use a C-clamp then take the clamp off and measure the opening. That's a 90mm rim, right?

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    Holy #$%*! The unicorn exists! Now hopefully my unicorn will show up soon. Glad to see you got it. Can't wait to get mine. Have a blast on it.

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    What size frame? & more photos please.

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    Looks so nice. I hope I can get my hands on one within the next month.

    Enjoy it for all of us!

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    Enjoy!
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    Reportedly, mine arrives this coming Wednesday. It's a medium base model in black. LBS indicated 50 shipping/shipped nationwide. Mine is the only one in a 4 state region (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas ... can't remember the 4th state).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    I like it. Any chance you could throw a caliper on that tire?
    Didn't have a caliper or c-clamp big enough. Best estimation using my method was 4 9/16"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    Cool to see someone got one!
    What size is it?
    Large/19

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    And take one off and weigh it. Pretty please!!!
    8 lbs within 1/10th of a pound (front wheel/tire)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    Didn't have a caliper or c-clamp big enough. Best estimation using my method was 4 9/16"
    So about 116mm on a 90, just a tad smaller than Bud and Lou (116mm on a 82). Can't wait to get my mitts on a pair of these, hopefully they come in at a good weight.Thanks for measuring!!

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

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    Fatboy (not Expert)

    Weight came in at 32 lbs on the scale at the bike shop.

    Looks to be everything it was billed to be.

    Sorry about the quality of the images (and the unraked yard). Wanted to show the Ground Control 4.6 tires for those interested.

    Swapping for SPDs and riding the rest stock.
    I have been wondering where this tire is being made. Is there a country of origin on the sidewall?
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    So, how was the first ride?! I am hoping to get my call today!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I have been wondering where this tire is being made. Is there a country of origin on the sidewall?
    I'm either repetitively missing it or it's not there.

    Was interested to check out the inflation guidance-- 5-30 lbs.

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    Any ride info report anything? anyone else get one yet?

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    My shop got a large in today, it was already reserved. Still waiting on my medium to show up.

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    just because the bike belongs to someone else doesn't mean you can't take it apart and weigh things for strangers on the internet.

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    Are these bikes clyde proof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedalicious View Post
    So, how was the first ride?! I am hoping to get my call today!!
    Rode today. The ride was as billed. I had to lift the bike over a fence, and appreciated the weight.

    I was making an attempt to get to an elevation with snow. Keep in mind, this was my first fat bike ride.

    I ride an Epic. This was no Epic nor is it intended to be so. Missed the cushion ride on regular trail.

    I did expect the wide fat bike tire to do better in mud... both for the bike and the trail. This is not true. I think I quickly doubled the weight of the bike and made a heck of a mess. And in many places, slick is still slick.

    Did finally make it to snow elevation; the snow was too little to judge from.

    Some additonal thoughts....

    1. Really liked the grip shifter. Nice to jump to the gear you want with ease. I did find with a standing climb, I mistakenly shifted. This would disappear with experience, which brings me to point 2.

    2. Enjoyed the traction. Was able to do a standing climb on some sections that can be too steep/gravelly for it with other bikes. Won't be able to make those same standing climbs in the snow, I'm sure.

    3. Solid on the downhill. In a couple of places I would normally open up to avoid the sliding, the bike was much more stable with the bigger tires.

    4. Handled tight turns at least as well as my Epic.

    5. Loved the 2x10. Perfect.

    6. Those big wheels make for a wide trail. In several of the muddy areas, I rolled right over the dead grass and rocks on the trail side with ease, saving the trail and my bike. Next time I'm waiting for a dry, frozen or snow covered trail.

    Hope that helps. Again, so far, I haven't found anything different than billed.

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    you should review it again when you have proper fat bike legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsung View Post
    just because the bike belongs to someone else doesn't mean you can't take it apart and weigh things for strangers on the internet.
    ^^^^this^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by walangkatapat View Post
    Are these bikes clyde proof?
    I will test that when I get mine at 120kgs

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    WOW Lewy your almost 19 stone ..
    not everyone here is on the metric system
    just trying to help out
    I am slow therefore I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    I did expect the wide fat bike tire to do better in mud... both for the bike and the trail. This is not true. I think I quickly doubled the weight of the bike and made a heck of a mess. And in many places, slick is still slick.
    It really depends on the tire tread and the mud. I've had some low impact muddy/boggy rides and I've also collected 8lbs of mud on my fat tires. Sort of like snow there is mud and then there is mud.

    Enjoy the new bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    WOW Lewy your almost 19 stone ..
    not everyone here is on the metric system
    just trying to help out
    And most people here think a stone is a rock.
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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    Quote Originally Posted by eliasone View Post
    I'm either repetitively missing it or it's not there.

    Was interested to check out the inflation guidance-- 5-30 lbs.
    Some times it is molded into the bead, and is hidden with the tire mounted.

    The inflation range is just the official "safe" pressures.
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    LBS just posted these on their Facebook page. I'm assuming this is my bike since they're only getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudinyeri View Post
    LBS just posted these on their Facebook page. I'm assuming this is my bike since they're only getting one.

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    Nice bike!.... Is it the expert? Send it than to Belgium please

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSOR View Post
    Nice bike!.... Is it the expert? Send it than to Belgium please
    Mine is the Comp (non-Expert) version. Reportedly, the Expert has red trim on the black frame whereas the non-Expert version has the yellow trim shown in my first pic.

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    Another pic or two ...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Specialized Fat Boy ETA?-fatboy-3.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudinyeri View Post
    Mine is the Comp (non-Expert) version. Reportedly, the Expert has red trim on the black frame whereas the non-Expert version has the yellow trim shown in my first pic.
    Ok.... still waiting for my expert Have fun with yours and keep posting pics and comments about your bike

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