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Carve turns, devour roots, and climb hills like your pants are on fire with the kind of traction that can only come from really big tires. With a dialed carbon frame, the plushness of front suspension, and a drivetrain that delivers, the Bluto-clad Bloodhound is everything you need for a great time on the trails. Get on and take off!
Built on dialed frames worthy of your own upgrades, Heller bikes are spec’d to deliver great off-road rides – from day one to years to come.
- Lightweight carbon fiber frame with dialed geometry
- Rock Shox Bluto Suspension fork (100mm travel)
- Internal cable routing for a clean look
- 31.6mm seat tube compatible with most dropper posts
- Carbon 150x15mm front thru axle fork
- Dependable SRAM X7 drivetrain components
- Powerful and reliable Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
- 120mm BSA threaded bottom bracket to accommodate big tires
- 197x12mm rear thru-axle locks the back end together
- Kenda Juggernaut Sport 4.5" 60TPI Tires
- Sun Mulefut tubeless compatible rims
- Rear rack mounts just in case
Heller bikes are available through and assembled by local bike shops everywhere.
Grab a Heller and get to it...
Less yappin’, more braapin’!
- Bike Size
- Suggested Rider Height
|Top Tube (Effective)||22.8" 580mm||23.8" 605mm||24.6" 625mm|
|Seat Tube Length||16.0" 406mm||18.0" 457mm||19.9" 505mm|
|Head Tube Length||3.9" 100mm||4.3" 110mm||5.1" 130mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||73.5°||73°||73°|
|Head Tube Angle||68.5°||68.5°||68.5°|
|BB Drop||2.4" 60mm||2.4" 60mm||2.4" 60mm|
|Chainstay Length||17.5" 445mm||17.5" 445mm||17.5" 445mm|
|Fork Length||19.0" 483mm||19.0" 483mm||19.0" 483mm|
|Fork Offset||1.8" 45mm||1.8" 45mm||1.8" 45mm|
|Wheel Base||43.4" 1103mm||44.2" 1123mm||45.1" 1145mm|
|Stack||23.1" 586mm||23.4" 595mm||24.2" 614mm|
|Reach||16.0" 406mm||16.7" 423mm||17.2" 437mm|
|Stand Over||27.3" 694mm||29.0" 735mm||30.6" 777mm|
Fork is not included.
Measurements listed are based on:
- a rigid fork length which is equivalent to a 100mm RockShox Bluto suspension fork @ 25% sag
- a 26 x 4.0” tire measuring 742mm in diameter
- standover is measured vertically from the top of the top tube, directly above BB center
|Frame||Heller Bloodhound Carbon Fatbike Frame|
|Fork||RockShox Bluto RL, 100mm travel, 1 1/8 tapered steerer, 15x150 thru axle, gloss black|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X5, double, high direct mount, top pull only|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X7 type 2.1, 10 speed, long cage|
|Cassette||SRAM 1020, 11/36 range|
|Crankset||Samox fat bike crank, 36/22 range|
|Headset||FSA No.42 ACB sealed cartridge bearing, integrated|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis, 6 degree rise/drop|
|Handlebar||Ritchey 2x Trail, 740mm wide, 9 degree sweep, reversible for +/- 5mm rise/drop|
|Shifters||Sram X5 2x10 trigger shifters|
|Front Brake||Avid BB7 mountain|
|Rear Brake||Avid BB7 mountain|
|Brake Levers||Avid FR5|
|Rotors||Avid G2CS, 160mm, 6 bolt|
|Seatpost||Ritchey 2B, 31.6x400, 25mm offset|
|Saddle||Heller logo saddle, steel rails|
|Front Hub||KT 15x150 thru axle, sealed cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, black|
|Rear Hub||KT 12x197 thru axle, sealed cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 10 speed, black|
|Spokes||14 gauge black stainless with brass nipples|
|Rims||Sun Mulefut SL|
|Tires||Kenda Juggernaut, 26x4.5, 30tpi wire bead|
|Weight||35 lbs for complete bike in size Medium|
|Frame||2016 Bloodhound Carbon|
|Fork||511mm axle-to-crown x 51mm offset rigid fatbike fork|
|Fork Travel||100mm suspension fork|
|Wheel Size||26" fatbike|
|Tire Clearance||Designed for 26 x 4.5" tires on 80mm rim|
|Headset Upper||1-1/8 integrated - FSA No.42 ACB|
|Headset Lower||1-1/2 integrated - FSA No.42 ACB|
|Rear Shock Size||N/A|
|Rear Shock Mount Size||N/A|
|Bottle Mounts||2 per frame|
|Crankset||Outer: 44t, middle (1x): 36t, inner: 24t|
|Bottom Bracket||120mm threaded - for 190/197mm rear hub spacing optimized chainline|
|Front Derailleur||High direct mount for 190/197mm rear hub spacing, top-pull only|
|Derailleur Hanger||Replaceable, FS2900|
|Rear Brake||74mm post mount, 160mm max rotor size|
|Rear Spacing||12 x 197mm thru-axle|
|Rear Thru-Axle||Ø12 x 230L, TP=1.5 TL=17|
|Cable Routing||Full length housing, internally routed through the frame|
|Frame Weight||3.04 lb, size small with rear thru-axle|
Can I run 27.5+ rims and tires on this frame?
Yes, up to 27.5 x 3.25” tires can be fitted. Using rim/tires smaller than this diameter will change the bottom bracket height and might affect pedal clearance.
Can I run 5” tires on this bike?
The frame won’t quite fit 5” tires, but here are some wider tires that will fit the Bloodhound frame:
26 x 3.8–4.25” on a 100mm rim or 26 x 4.3-4.5” on a 80mm rim
27.5 x 3.0–3.25” (27.5+) or 29 x 2.3–3.0” (includes 29+)
Can I use a suspension fork on this frame?
Yes, this frame was designed and tested for use with a suspension fork with an axle-to-crown length up to 511mm (typically 100mm of travel). Check the fork manufacturer’s specifications to ensure the model and travel combination you intend to use is equal to or less than this length. Using a longer length fork could result in frame failure and will void the frame warranty. Forks with a 45mm offset are acceptable (increases mechanical trail by 6mm) but 51mm offset are strongly recommended.
What is the warranty for this bike?
I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame. Is it safe to ride?
Stop riding your frame immediately and take it to the nearest Heller Bikes dealer for inspection. Any dent or crack in the frame tube suggests a structural weakening of the frame and should be considered a safety risk.