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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

    I know these dates are sometimes moving targets -- but have any of you shop guys in the know heard anything from Specialized more definitive than "late 2013" for the US ?

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    I've heard October is the first shipment. I haven't heard an actual date. I'm on the list for the base model.
    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    I know these dates are sometimes moving targets -- but have any of you shop guys in the know heard anything from Specialized more definitive than "late 2013" for the US ?

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    I want to know when/if those lovely rims and big hunks of rubber are going to be available. I REALLY want those tires.

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    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.
    How did you get on the list? Did you do this through an LBS? I talked to a Specialized Dealer last week and they knew almost nothing about the availability.

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    I talked to my lbs and they were taking pre-orders. The lbs aren't planning on ordering any for floor models.

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    What tires? I thought the ones on the demos were Bud and Lou?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    What tires? I thought the ones on the demos were Bud and Lou?
    "Demo bikes with Surly tires are just temporary, which is one reason I can’t give final bike weights. We’re developing our own tire based on our Ground Control tread. It will be one tire, 26×4.8”, identical tread front and rear, 120 tpi."

    From the MTBR article:

    Just In: Specialized Fatboy Fat Bike | Mountain Bike Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    what tires? I thought the ones on the demos were bud and lou?
    :d

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    I have one of the nicer models on order. I think it's call the expert. I work at a shop and my inside rep has said right now it looks like November for mine. This isn't set in stone though. There isn't any official info other than what most have seen on the web from the dealer launch a few weeks ago. My rep thought more solid info will come in a couple weeks. The main thing that has recently happened is that part numbers have been created so everyone can start getting in line for them. The rest will come soon. I can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    "Demo bikes with Surly tires are just temporary, which is one reason I can’t give final bike weights. We’re developing our own tire based on our Ground Control tread. It will be one tire, 26×4.8”, identical tread front and rear, 120 tpi."

    From the MTBR article:

    Just In: Specialized Fatboy Fat Bike | Mountain Bike Review
    Ha, yeah, I read that when it came out. I guess I was just wondering if they became reality and someone had pics of them already.
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | bikecentric | ssoft

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    Fat bike tyres

    check out post 15. this is what has me restless at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Ha, yeah, I read that when it came out. I guess I was just wondering if they became reality and someone had pics of them already.


    Maybe they'll look like this???
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    Quote Originally Posted by tri-tele View Post
    Fat bike tyres

    check out post 15. this is what has me restless at night.
    I really wish they were doing a 4" tire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I really wish they were doing a 4" tire...
    I hear there is a fatbike tsunami coming and when it hits I bet there will be Special Ed 4" tires in it!
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    I don't know that anyone has posted this before but according to my spec rep specialized has actually purchased the tooling to produce the new tires themselves, no QBP or whatever collaboration
    Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanofChaos View Post
    I don't know that anyone has posted this before but according to my spec rep specialized has actually purchased the tooling to produce the new tires themselves, no QBP or whatever collaboration
    Did Special Ed make their own "skinny" tires to this point or did they work with a tire company?
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    My understanding has been that they've outsourced the tires to a few different companies for their tires in the past. Not sure why they would start now. OR I might of got bogos information on the internet.

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    From what I was told by my dealer, they bought their own machine because whoever currently makes the 4.8" tires wanted too much money to produce tires. I think having their own machine will be great for Specialized, should make it easier to create new tread designs.

    I put in my order for a Fatboy today..... I can't wait for winter now.

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    I have heard the same thing from my spec rep as well. Specialized wants more control over production of their fat tires. Everyone knows that tires are the most important part of the fat bike equation and most lucrative.

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    I hope they sell those tires alone otherwise there might be a Fat Boy for sale with a Bud and Lou come November
    And I love beer!!

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    Specialized Fat Boy ETA?

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    I hope they sell those tires alone otherwise there might be a Fat Boy for sale with a Bud and Lou come November
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    Is there confirmed weights for the base model? Also, does the base model come with hydro or cable brakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Is there confirmed weights for the base model? Also, does the base model come with hydro or cable brakes?
    This is from the MTBR article: It doesn't address the weight for the base model.

    1) What is the difference between the Fatboy and Fatboy Expert. What are the weights, projected prices?

    Both bikes feature the same frame, fork, rims, hubs, tires, tubes, and shifters. Here are the main differences between the two models:

    Fatboy Expert

    SRAM X0 rear derailleur
    e.thirteen crankset/BB (36/22)
    Shimano Deore brakes
    Butted spokes
    Alloy nipples
    Specialized Bennie pedals
    Weight: TBD (current show bike is approx. 30 lbs with Surly tires)
    Pricing: TBD (targeting $2,500-2,750)
    Fatboy

    SRAM X7 carbon cage rear derailleur
    Custom Samox crankset/BB (36/22)
    Tektro Draco 2 hydraulic brakes
    Plain gauge spokes
    Brass nipples
    Metal cage pedals
    Weight: TBD
    Pricing: TBD (targeting sub-$2,000)

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    Looks great so 'finished' looking not cobbled together like my pugs
    Can't wait

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