18 September, 2015
Just in time for interbike, the release of new products and bikes are in the air. While Surly, Salsa and other QBP brands don't show at interbike, they decided to released a new fat bike company at the same time: Heller Bikes! They are releasing one new bike for this winter, which they named the Bloodhound. They will have two models with the same build, only difference is one comes with a rigid carbon fork and the other comes with a 100mm Bluto fork.
The Bloodhound is a full carbon frame with internal cable routing that comes with a nice build for a all affordable price point. The frame has a 12x197 rear end, 15x150 front fork spaced and with a 120mm bottom bracket. Coming stock on the Bloodhound is a full Sram X5 2x10 drivetrain, Sun Ringle Mulefut rims, Kenda Juggernaut 4.5in tires and Avid BB7 mechanical brakes.
Heller Bikes is offering the Bloodhound in three sizes 16", 18" and 20". Out of the box the medium full rigid model comes in at 31.8 lbs and the medium Bluto model comes in at 35 lbs. Once we get a few of these models in we will double check the weights for a budget build that is very respectable. Retail pricing on the Bloodhound is $2,199 for the rigid model and $2,599 for the Bluto model. For a carbon frame this price point beats many of the competitors. If your looking for the benefits of a carbon frame, but don't have the cash for one, Heller Bikes now might be your solution.
We should be getting in some of the Heller Bloodhound bikes in October. We'll do an updated blog on the weight, spec and ride of the bike then!