Bloodhound Rigid

MSRP: 1,899 Complete
$1,249 Frame Only

Point, shoot, rail, and rip with the responsiveness of a carbon hardtail and the capabilities of trail-munching 4 1/2” tread. A dialed carbon frame, a light and rigid carbon fork, a dependable drivetrain, and those big tires mean the Bloodhound delivers whether on hard pack, mud, sand, singletrack, or no track at all. Get out and go for it.

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
  • Full carbon fiber fork with a tapered steerer tube for precise steering
  • Internal cable routing for a clean look
  • 31.6mm seat tube compatible with most dropper posts
  • Dependable SRAM X5 drivetrain components
  • Powerful and reliable Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • 120mm BSA threaded bottom bracket to accommodate big tires
  • 197 x 12mm rear thru-axle locks the back end together
  • Kenda Juggernaut Sport 4.5" 60 tpi tires
  • Sun Ringlé Mulefut tubeless-compatible rims
  • Rear rack mounts just in case
  • Frame kit includes frame, seat collar, rear axle, and front derailleur direct mount adapter

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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 Rigid
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 toptube, directly above BB center
Build Spec
Frame Heller Bloodhound Carbon Fatbike Frame
Color Red
Fork Heller Bloodhound Carbon Fat Fork, 1-1/8 tapered steerer, 15 x 150mm thru-axle
Rear Shock N/A
Front Derailleur SRAM X5, double, high direct mount, top-pull only
Rear Derailleur SRAM X5, 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° rise/drop
Handlebar Ritchey 2x Trail, 740mm wide, 9° 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 15 x 150mm thru-axle, sealed cartridge bearing, 6-bolt disc, black
Rear Hub KT 12 x 197mm thru-axle, sealed cartridge bearing, 6-bolt disc, 10-speed, black
Spokes 14 gauge black stainless with brass nipples
Rims Sun Ringlé Mulefut SL
Tires Kenda Juggernaut, 26 x 4.5", 30 tpi wire bead
Weight 31 lb 14 oz, 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 483mm axle-to-crown x 45mm offset rigid fatbike 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 frame 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.