Fatboy fork conversion to Bluto or similar

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Fatboy fork conversion to Bluto or similar
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 8:39 Quote
I have a 2016 Fatboy, still in great condition, lots of life left. I'd like to replace the carbon rigid front fork (135mm spacing/ Open QR dropouts) with a Bluto, or similar. Most fat wheel suspension forks i've seen are 150mm axle spacing. I have read other articles about needing to rebuild the front wheel with a 150mm hub to work. Does anyone know if this can be done easier than that? Do spacers exist for Specialized Stout XC 135 hubs?
Thanks for any advice.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 17:52 Quote
New 150mm hub. No choice! Sorry...

Posted: Nov 18, 2019 at 7:03 Quote
Depending on what front hub you have you may be able to get spacers to convert your 135mm hub to 150 so you don't need to buy a new hub and rebuild the wheel. Like these for Hope hubs for example. I ran a Novatec 135mm hub in a Bluto for a while with hub and rotor spacers I had a machinist friend make up for me. Worked fine.

Posted: Nov 19, 2019 at 3:18 Quote
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Posted: Jan 13, 2020 at 11:44 Quote
I have a FatBoy too. I rode it with the stock Carbon Chissel fork for 1.5 years. Finally decided to buy a suspension fork. I tried the Bluto and also the manitou Mastodon Pro.
Hands down no comparison. I rode the Bluto for three rides on dry trails. Then tried the Mastodon. It took me half a minute and a few rock gardens to see that the Bluto was a hunk-o-junk.
If you can... grab the mastodon. It will change your bike and turn it into a hardtail shredder.

Posted: May 16, 2020 at 1:42 Quote
i have a 2016 Rocky Blizzard 30. Looking to drop a bluto on her. what i'm reading is i need a 150mm hub is that correct?

Posted: May 23, 2020 at 2:32 Quote
Madelyn01 wrote:
i have a 2016 Rocky Blizzard 30. Looking to drop a bluto on her. what i'm reading is i need a 150mm hub is that correct?

Also interested in this, have the same problem, thanks in advance

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