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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
    rochester ny
    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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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    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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