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    Bluto on Medium Yampa

    I've read that the Bluto will fit on the Large & XL Yampa, but was not optimized for a Medium. Has anyone fit a Bluto for Medium, and if so, how was the ride?

    I currently have a Yampa and the Bluto would be great for summer, albeit it not necessary.

    thanks in advance

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    When I was deciding between a Yampa and an Echo, Borealis told me that the Bluto would not fit on a medium (my size) Yampa.........so I went Echo. I liked the Yampa frame shape better but such is the life of an inseam challenged cyclist........

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    Thats what i thought was the case. The bike is exceptional in the snow, but the bluto might have made it even more so.

    Thanks!

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    It is less about geometry changes, although axle to crown on a Bluto is longer than the stock Yampa fork. We tell people not to run a Bluto on a Med or Sm Yampa because the forks crown will actually hit the downtube in a crash which could easily destroy your frame. The L and XL frames have just enough clearance for it to not hit.

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    Thanks for the response

    no need for me to risk damaging the bike

    im quick to fall!


    Quote Originally Posted by chriskmurray View Post
    It is less about geometry changes, although axle to crown on a Bluto is longer than the stock Yampa fork. We tell people not to run a Bluto on a Med or Sm Yampa because the forks crown will actually hit the downtube in a crash which could easily destroy your frame. The L and XL frames have just enough clearance for it to not hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    Thanks for the response

    no need for me to risk damaging the bike

    im quick to fall!

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    Does anyone have An opinion on fitting a lauf carbonara fork to a medium yampa?

    I'm hoping that with Hauckk spacers this will be a doable suspension solution

    Thanks

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    That's a pretty cool looking fork! My suspicions are that it would fit because of the legs tapering down rapidly, I think the Bluto is a no-go because the fork crown is flat and contacts the frame if the handlebars are turned too far. I'd just call Borealis and ask, they may not have experience with that particular fork but might give educated advice on how much clearance you would need.
    Good luck

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