Folks that have plans to purchase a new Bluto and have Hope Hubs, should perk up and take notice! Our new amigo, Steve Hauck, out in Montrose, Colorado makes a sweet set of precision machined spacers that will allow you to convert your 135 mm spaced font hub to the Bluto 150 mm spacing. Right now the Hauck Spacers are specifically designed to work with Hope’s Standard Front Disc Spacing hubs. Steve is looking to expand his spacers to work with Salsa and other hubs as well. This means that you don’t have to buy a new hub and build a new wheel to get a Bluto to work on your fat-bike! That’s if you have a head tube that is made to fit a tapered fork and your front hub can be converted to a 15mm thru-axle. Some of you deep thinkers out there are probably saying, ‘What about the disc brake spacing?’ Every set of spacers comes with an offset disc brake mount. The Hauck set-up does require the use of a 180 mm disc rotor. If you have questions about your particular brand of hubs or anything else about the Hauck Spacers, you should contact Steve. The spacers and offset brake mounts are available at the Hauk on-line store.
Steve is the owner of Hauk Bicycles and they’ve also built some of the brightest colored fat-bikes that I’ve ever seen! Steve calls his fat-bike the Foxtrot. Montrose is close to all kinds of CrAzY GOOD mountain bike country! Places like Fruita, Crested Butte and Telluride possess the kind of terrain, that make fat-suspension earn its pay. We’ll save doing a full builder profile for another day, but you can see a great selection of photographs of Steve’s work at the Hauk Bicycles Web-site – www.hauck-bicycles.com