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    Fat Pike Fork

    I just picked up my new Foes FXR yesterday and the shop had a Mutz, which was the owner's. He said it was awesome, but the Bluto fork wasn't enough fork up front for a rear end with that much travel. Rock Shox has the market on fat forks right now, and the Pike is burley enough. They need to put a fat version out on the street and I will order up a Mutz as my all the time trail bike.....

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    I have to agree, based on how people rave about the Pike now, and with the full-sus fatty options getting better as time goes on.

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    I'd like to see X-Fusion come out with a cheaper fork then a Fat Pike that's just as good.

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    I have to agree. I run my bluto at 140psi, with no perceptible sag, yet still bottom it every ride. I know I need to max out the bottomless tokens, but haven't gotten around to it. And this is on a hardtail.

    A beefier stanchion and a touch more travel wouldn't hurt. Or a much more progressive tune.

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    The new manitou magnum on the new stache looks plenty promising as well, they can make that fatter anytime now
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    I heard they are on a container sitting on a ship somewhere waiting to be unloaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    I heard they are on a container sitting on a ship somewhere waiting to be unloaded
    Not any longer. They were off loaded...where the ship sat. Don't worry, all those forks worked in unison so it was a gentle landing.

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    About 6 months ago I was excited about full suspension fat bikes, but with the advent of a 27.5+ fully, I leaning more towards keeping my rigid fat bike for the winter and B+ for the other 8 months. A 27.5+ Pike would be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    I'd like to see X-Fusion come out with a cheaper fork then a Fat Pike that's just as good.
    That would be great, I am installing a Metric on my new FXR today.....

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    If the bluto takes a pike damper, it'll take an avalanche cartridge, which would be the upgrade IMO, as it can come with a bottom-out cone, it might have to use a 32 boxxer top-cap, but theoretically if the charger works in the bluto, this should be able to work in the bluto too, with true high/low speed damping, great low-speed support, great blow-off and ability to handle chunk, etc.
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    Salsa Cycles 27.5+ prototype spotted - BikeRadar
    @deuxdiesel , read this , they mentioned a Pike

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    The fat pike might be a thing soon.
    Grumblings down at the LBS about it.
    Anyone hear anything similar?

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    Haven’t heard anything but I hope your right. I’d buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    If the bluto takes a pike damper, it'll take an avalanche cartridge, which would be the upgrade IMO, as it can come with a bottom-out cone, it might have to use a 32 boxxer top-cap, but theoretically if the charger works in the bluto, this should be able to work in the bluto too, with true high/low speed damping, great low-speed support, great blow-off and ability to handle chunk, etc.
    Nope, pike has 35mm stanchions and the bluto 32mm, so the pike damper won't fit. I think the best the pike gets is the RTC3 damper which dates back to about 2014 and is far from sophisticated, plus not a good as the more modern Manitou Mastodon's damper based on feedback I've heard from lots of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ten80 View Post
    Nope, pike has 35mm stanchions and the bluto 32mm, so the pike damper won't fit. I think the best the pike gets is the RTC3 damper which dates back to about 2014 and is far from sophisticated, plus not a good as the more modern Manitou Mastodon's damper based on feedback I've heard from lots of people.
    Yeah, that post was from years ago. The interesting thing was I did see the bluto being tested late at night out here before it was released.
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    From my source inside Q is that originally they wanted a fat Pike but Rockshox showed up with a fat Tora so the met in the middle (not really) with a fat Reba. No idea on if there is any fat Pikes coming or not, more than happy with the Mastodon.

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    more choices are good.

    The fact that vendors are still asking for big $ for the Bluto shows there's a market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    more choices are good.

    The fact that vendors are still asking for big $ for the Bluto shows there's a market.
    I thought there would be a wave of cheap blutos with the mastodon but nothing yet.

    Wont fit my farley in winter mode but if i get 3.8” tires would be ok. I run a 32sc fox on my top fuel so im sure the bluto is fine for my xc needs. But for the pricing i might as well get a mastodon


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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    I thought there would be a wave of cheap blutos with the mastodon but nothing yet.

    Wont fit my farley in winter mode but if i get 3.8” tires would be ok. I run a 32sc fox on my top fuel so im sure the bluto is fine for my xc needs. But for the pricing i might as well get a mastodon


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    I’m in the same situation. I don’t want to drop the better part of $1000 CAD for a Mastodon, but with used Bluto’s going for over $550, what’s one to do?

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