Spoke Magazine

Press Release: Rock Shox goes Popeye with the Bluto

Posted by Caleb Smith on Friday April 11 2014



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


Fat bikes aren’t just for Jerks in the snow, they can also be ridden on the sand and mud even.

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 Maxl 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.



The Rocky Mountain Blizzard came out today and is one of the first bikes to sport the new RockShox Bluto. It’s a hard day for anyone that once owned a classic Blizzard, having one of the most standout steel hardtails of all time turn into a Fat Bike of all things!

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  • Mark

    This would have been better on April 1st.