RockShox Bluto, It’s a Fat Bike Suspension Fork

Words by RockShox | Images by RockShox, Rocky Mountain

You’ve probably observed more and more riders are on bikes that look “different” on your trails. Bikes that have wheels and tires of gigantic proportion – and we’re not talking about 29ers here.

Blizzard Angle

The thing is, even though fat bikes were first created to float on top of snow and sand, they’re just too damn fun not to ride on dirt. So how do you amplify your fat bike adventures even further? With a supercharged, ultra efficient, first of its kind fat suspension fork called BLUTO.

FS BLUTO RL BLK A17W

 

We started with the features you’ve come to love from RockShox: Rapid Recovery rebound, Fast Black aluminum upper tubes, the infinitely tunable Solo Air spring, stout 15mm Maxle Lite, remote or crown adjustable damper, and tapered steerer tube. Then, the chassis got the fat treatment by reengineering it to meet the unique needs of fat tires and wheels. Everything from crown, to arch, to axle has been optimized to tackle the increased torsional loads of its wide stance. With more traction and control than ever before, you’ll never be happier you went fat.

FS BLUTO RL BLK A16W

Specs Bluto
Model RL
Wheel Size 26”
Travel (mm) 80/100/120mm
Steerer Tapered
Offset 51mm
Axle 15×150 Maxle Lite
Damper Adjust Crown or Remote (PushLoc) compression to lockout, rebound
Spring Solo Air
Tire clearance 4.8” max.
Color Black, White (OE only), Diffusion Black (OE only)
Target Weight 1796g (3.96 lb)
MSRP Crown/Remote $819.95/$919.95 AUD
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