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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    And if I hear "this will drive fat bike tire prices down" one more time in this same thread, I am just going to lose it.
    Quick everyone, this guy's trying to stop us from beating the horse. Next thing he's going to expect us to stop "driving the prices of fat bike tires and components down" in all the other threads. Get him!

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    it will drive the prices of fat bike components down on when they make too many for the market and have to surplus the ones they didn't sell (ducking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    Quick everyone, this guy's trying to stop us from beating the horse. Next thing he's going to expect us to stop "driving the prices of fat bike tires and components down" in all the other threads. Get him!
    Hey if you survived the Wallgoosepocalypse of 2013 nothing can get you down.
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    Re: Specialized Fatboy

    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Hey if you survived the Wallgoosepocalypse of 2013 nothing can get you down.
    Yes! Probably the best name I have heard to describe an event in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    Are they taking orders already?
    Is the MSRP set yet?
    I work at my LBS and most Specialized shop's in New Zealand have had to place there orders for stock this week.

    Yes to MSRP, But anyone in New Zealand can go into there LBS and Ask! I'm not going to post it here (Sorry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by winkster View Post
    Have you tried the On-One Floater tires? I am loving them for trail riding. I ride mostly single track with alot of chunk and the the Floater tires performs very well. Lots of traction on every surface I have come to.
    Hey;

    I was wondering why no one else mentioned these? I guess the fact that all fatbike tire prices will naturally be coming down now that Specialized is getting into the market rendered this obvious choice moot. Relative to HuDus (120) and Nates (27), I am very pleased with their performance after one month of hard trail riding. In fact, I can comfortably say that I think they are the best all around tire choice out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    I was wondering why no one else mentioned these? I guess the fact that all fatbike tire prices will naturally be coming down now that Specialized is getting into the market rendered this obvious choice moot. Relative to HuDus (120) and Nates (27), I am very pleased with their performance after one month of hard trail riding. In fact, I can comfortably say that I think they are the best all around tire choice out there.
    It's not like we run over to our LBS and pick one up, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    It's not like we run over to our LBS and pick one up, though.
    Ha! I have yet to see ANYTHING fat in any of my LBS (Monmouth County, NJ). Apparently they're waiting for the bandwagon to run them over.

    Edit: Hold on, I'm being told that the bike shops are just waiting for Trek and/or Specialized to get on board and drive the prices down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmooveP View Post
    Ha! I have yet to see ANYTHING fat in any of my LBS (Monmouth County, NJ). Apparently they're waiting for the bandwagon to run them over.

    Edit: Hold on, I'm being told that the bike shops are just waiting for Trek and/or Specialized to get on board and drive the prices down.
    lmao!
    Same here in Philly, although one of my LBS's, Bicycle Revolutions does at least stock fat bikes, which is more than can be said for any of the other Surly/Salsa dealers in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikernks View Post
    Sigh.

    Guys, the tires Specialized is using are the Bud and Lou combo with the name blacked out. That's it. They're not releasing some magical new tire that's going to magically make the tire prices come down. They're using a tire that's already in production.
    Sigh another I looked at the pretty pictures, didn't read a thing and made a stupid post comment.
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    FB post from my LBS owner last night from the Spesh dealer event in Colorado:

    "Ned O just beat a stacked field in the A short track race on a FATBOY. Unreal!"

    And it was accompanied by a blur with huge tires screaming by.

    From what I've been reading, the big S is really blowing a lot of minds this week with the glory of fat bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hey;

    I was wondering why no one else mentioned these? I guess the fact that all fatbike tire prices will naturally be coming down now that Specialized is getting into the market rendered this obvious choice moot. Relative to HuDus (120) and Nates (27), I am very pleased with their performance after one month of hard trail riding. In fact, I can comfortably say that I think they are the best all around tire choice out there.
    Are you saying that this will drive the price of tires down? The Fatboy and the AWOL, they are now forgiven for ingnoring 650b.

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    Based upon what I've seen with nearly every profit-driven company, I am highly skeptical of any speculative conclusions regarding a substantial positive effect on fat bike/component prices.

    Using tires as an example:

    If a 2.4" DH/XC tire costs upwards of $80 while so many similar options exist - and those tires are made by only a handful of manufacturers - I don't think a fat tire that's nearly twice the size and amount of rubber will be noticeably cheaper than a Bud or Lou is today.

    EDIT: Invalid argument after thinking of rubber used in vehicle tires lol.

    Also, all of these things are only worth what people are willing to pay. If enough people pay $2500 for a Fatboy, that's what Specialized will continue to sell them for. Pricing probably won't change much. Competition will be primarily in aesthetics, intended use, brand loyalty, etc.

    That's my perspective, but I'm always open to objective counter-arguments and I'd LOVE to be proven wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    It's not like we run over to our LBS and pick one up, though.
    I just bought a hudu and knard from my lbs. My cousins lbs has six knards waiting for bikes. You guys must be slumming it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I just bought a hudu and knard from my lbs. My cousins lbs has six knards waiting for bikes. You guys must be slumming it.
    The LBS here have fatbikes gathering dust on the floor so it's pretty hard to convince them they want to stock extra tires and such. LBS stock what they sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I just bought a hudu and knard from my lbs. My cousins lbs has six knards waiting for bikes. You guys must be slumming it.
    Fatbikes haven't gained as much popularity in the mid-atlantic as they have in the midwest. Aside from the one guy I usually ride with who has pugs, I've only seen a fatbike on the trails here just 3 times. I ride 4 days per week or more. My most recent sighting was a 9:zero:7 just last week. They're quite rare here.

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    Yep;

    There are exactly five in my area of 200k souls, and I own two of them! Not much call for parts stock yet...
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    Will someone who does pay attention in class tell me whether it has any chain tensioning provisions? Dang my '12 mukluk is starting to look all homely and awkward...

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    I've never seen another fatbike besides my own, I would probably gush all over my saddle if I did so it's not a bad thing.

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    we have more than 15 in my little 7,000 person rural Alaskan village
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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_ben View Post
    Will someone who does pay attention in class tell me whether it has any chain tensioning provisions? Dang my '12 mukluk is starting to look all homely and awkward...
    Definitely makes the Mukluk look pretty sorry. I wonder if the 170mm rear hub will be obsolete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZPeterG View Post
    I work at my LBS and most Specialized shop's in New Zealand have had to place there orders for stock this week.

    Yes to MSRP, But anyone in New Zealand can go into there LBS and Ask! I'm not going to post it here (Sorry).

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    Re: Specialized Fatboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    Sweet, now I can't wait to see the true specs. I'll go against the grain and hope they run a little small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpg View Post
    I went to a local Special ED shop today, they didn't even know if the Fatty was coming to Australia. I'll double check.
    Coming to Australia late this year. The store I work in has three on order and once Specialized have the tyres done, bikes are ready to ship

    Two of us have Fatboys back ordered.

    Get in quick with your orders as there may not be many available here in Oz

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    did someone say there was a Blur on fat tires?
    that's what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    did someone say there was a Blur on fat tires?
    that's what I want.
    As in SC? I emailed them and they didn't sound too interested in anything fat...at least weren't willing to leak any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autodoctor911 View Post
    did someone say there was a Blur on fat tires?
    that's what I want.
    I've got a SC Nomad with 2.4" Conti Trail Kings in the rear there is just barely any room for dirt/small rocks. SC has said they are not releasing any more new bikes this year so if there is a fat Blur it's gotta be a totally custom job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    FB post from my LBS owner last night from the Spesh dealer event in Colorado:

    "Ned O just beat a stacked field in the A short track race on a FATBOY. Unreal!"

    And it was accompanied by a blur with huge tires screaming by.

    From what I've been reading, the big S is really blowing a lot of minds this week with the glory of fat bikes.
    this is what I was referring to when I asked if there was a [SantaCruz]Blur with fat tires, but I was misinterpreting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cobb View Post
    You are right, I do recall them using that somewhere else, just can't remember where?
    T'was a BMX bike.

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    Hope this isn't too off topic... anybody know what font they used for the "FatBoy" moniker on the frame? Would love to make my own car decal with that font! thx!

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    Just picked mine up today, but its raining, hopefully get a ride tomorrow.

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    Specialized Fatboy-2014-02-22-09.58.14.jpg

    Had my first ride on the Fatboy this morning. Wow. Wow. Wow. Great bike. I'll put up more of a review later on, but really enjoyed the bike and so glad to have one! Pretty drastic upgrade from the FB4, which I'm really glad about.

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    Where are you finding the best packed trails for the fats in eastern CT? Had my Fatboy now for just over 3 weeks, and am always looking for trails with reliable packing. I guess the warm weather in the last couple of weeks is the real problem.

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    Specialized Fatboy

    Are you guys happy with comp brakes ? I'm not. Thinking to change rotors to 203mm front and 180mm rear. Any experience to share ? Trails here in the Alps are pretty demanding so I need more stopping power.

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    Eastern CT: Crandalls in Tolland has three or more miles off snowshoe tramped trail. Snip has probably triple that in snowmobile packed trails. Case usually gets packed in quickly too.

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    It doesn't look like it (and it may be totally unnecessary) but is the Fatboy geometry/fork suitable for a suspension fork in the future (should they become more easily available).

    Not sure that I would ever need a suspension fork, but I'd like to know if that would be an option should I purchase a Fatboy.

    The bike would be primarily used for summer riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mneidin View Post
    It doesn't look like it (and it may be totally unnecessary) but is the Fatboy geometry/fork suitable for a suspension fork in the future (should they become more easily available).
    I assumed the bend at the top of the downtube was for future suspension fork crown clearance. I have not seen an A-C measurement on the fork, but it looks suspension corrected to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJones View Post
    I assumed the bend at the top of the downtube was for future suspension fork crown clearance. I have not seen an A-C measurement on the fork, but it looks suspension corrected to me.
    When I look at the pictures, I only see about an 1 1/2" to 2" of space between the top of the tire and the bottom of the headset. I would think that the crown would take about an inch of that. If you wanted 100mm fork (which could be overkill on a fatbike), you would end up raising the front end by 2" (less sag). I would think that would change the handling quite a bit. Perhaps that could be offset somewhat by a different stem or shorter steerer tube, however that would still result in a somewhat slacker head tube angle. That's just how I view the pictures.

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    I'm getting a 470mm axle to crown measurement for the Fat Boy fork.

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    My Fatty

    My Fatboy ....lov'in it !!
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    Well I have to say, I loved my Fatboy this year. My only regret was that I wasn't able to test it in dirt. I didn't have any problems with the stopping power on my comp. One I'm going to do if I like the Fatboy in the summer is buy a set of new tires.

    Anyone planning on doing this upgrade?

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    I might look at the Bluto next summer. I put Floaters on mine for this summer.

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    Hello, I am studying the option of installing the fork rock shox bluto on the fatboy. But I do not know what the limit of travel fork installed. Specialized's answer is "recommend using 80mm of travel." But I'm interested in installing 100mm of travel. Anyone know more information about this topic? thank you very much.

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    Picked one up today. Loving it.

    Specialized Fatboy-ff44c597-d9b2-4f71-aa8c-38c48e9018e5.jpg

    Has it been confirmed that we can add a 80mm BLUTO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somiedo View Post
    Anyone know more information about this topic? thank you very much.
    It all depends on the length of the rigid fork as to how much travel you can use. Specialized don't have the fork length listed on their site.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I believe 80mm matches the geo of the rigid fork. You going longer is going to mess with the geometry, which is not a big deal, probably. But it also increases the torque on the steer tube. I HIGHLY doubt this would lead to any kind of failure, but if it did, I suspect specialized would not warranty based on their recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evercycling View Post
    Picked one up today. Loving it.

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    Has it been confirmed that we can add a 80mm BLUTO?
    17.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    17.5?

    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by evercycling View Post
    Yup
    Looks like good stand over height. F*** I can't wait for them to land in the LBS.

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