Bloodhound Bluto

MSRP: $2,599 Complete
$1,249 Frame Only

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

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  • Bike Size
  • Suggested Rider Height
    • Small
    • 5'4"–5'8"
    • 163–173cm
    • Medium
    • 5'8"–6'0"
    • 173–183cm
    • Large
    • 6'0"–6'3"
    • 183–191cm


2016 Bloodhound Bluto
Size Small Medium Large
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
Build Spec
Frame Heller Bloodhound Carbon Fatbike Frame
Color Black
Fork RockShox Bluto RL, 100mm travel, 1 1/8 tapered steerer, 15x150 thru axle, gloss black
Rear Shock N/A
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
Chain KMC X10.93
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
Grips Velo lock-on
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
Component Sizing Small Medium Large
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm
Crank Arm Length 170mm 170mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 740mm 740mm 740mm
Seatpost Offset 25mm 25mm 25mm
Frame Spec
Frame 2016 Bloodhound Carbon
Fork 511mm axle-to-crown x 51mm offset rigid fat bike fork
Fork Travel 100mm suspension fork
Wheel Size 26" fat bike
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
Seatpost 31.6mm
Seat Collar 35.0mm
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 plus 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 plus) or 29 x 2.3–3.0” (includes 29 plus)

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?

View warranty

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.