Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike



Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike

$1,429.99
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Price: $1,429.99

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Not tied-down to specific single-season use, and much, much more than a just a bike for the snow, the trail-orientated geometry and fat tyres lend themselves well to year-round use, excelling equally as well in typical UK riding conditions like mud, bog, wet roots and loose rock as with the white stuff. Roll over (and up) just about anything, find grip and traction in places where previously you’d find none. Load it up and head out for an adventure where no other bike dare tread. About as much fun as you can have on a two wheels.

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Frame
Genesis Mjolnir Seamless Double-Butted Chromoly w/44-34mm Tapered Headtube
Fork
Alu 100mm Sus-corrected w/ 1-1/8″ Steerer
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore FD-M617
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore RD-M615
Number of Gears
20
Shifters
Shimano Deore SL-M610
Chain set
Samox TAF29-231AA, 36/22T
Bottom Bracket
Samox BB-EB2401, 100mm
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T
Chain
KMC X10
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano BR-M395 w/ SM-RT56 180/160mm Rotors
Brake Levers
Shimano BL-M425
Handlebars
Genesis Flattop, 740mm x 9
Stem
Genesis Trail, 55mm x 0
Headset
FSA NO.21/12B/44 (?44-34mm)
Grips
Genesis Silicon, 130mm
Rims
FATlab 80mm Tubeless-Ready, 32H
Front Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 150x15mm
Rear Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 170x9mm
Front Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Rear Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Saddle
Genesis MTB
Weight
16.56 kg (Medium)

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2017 Rocky Mountain Suzi Q Carbon 90° 27.5 Fat Bike Testing Review

Rocky Mountain Suzi Q Carbon -90 2017 Fat Bike
Rocky Mountain Suzi Q 90 Carbon Fat Bike 

Suzi Q Carbon FAT BIKE REVIEW

 

PRICE $4,299.00 – For Sale

 

 


 

Rocky Mountain’s new line of fast moving 2017 Suzi Q fat bikes aim to turn the dial up a few notches, and are reimagined as a lightweight carbon (or alloy) hardtail with a narrow Q-factor and short chain-stays that can still squeeze in wide tires. That makes it as agile on singletrack as it is capable on loose terrain. The Rocky Mountain engineers have basically dropped the 26″ fat tire standard and now working with a new 27.5 × 3.8″ wheel/tire combo that gives all the upsides of the smaller wheels with a lot of other benefits. Maybe snow is where 27.5+ is going next…

Suzi Q 90

 

At its heart the Rocky Mountain looks like a good balance between a normal Q-factor hardtail and a proper fat bike. While we’ve sometimes wondered about how much tire you could cram in a bike that still felt ‘normal’ to ride, Rocky Mountain seems to have had similar thoughts. Why not have a 27.5+ bike that would be as much fun to ride in the snow through the winter as it would be to rail hard-pack trails in the summer.

 

The 1x only frame with a 192mm Q-factor cranks in a PressFit 107 bottom bracket (effectively the same spacing as a normal 83mm BB) ends up 20mm narrower than most fat bikes for both improved pedaling feel & performance. They pair with a 177mm hub for a Suzi Q mid-width rear end. That still ends up at least 20-24mm wider at the pedals than most MTB models to fit the chain around the wide tire, but cutting that width difference in half is a big improvement for pedaling comfort.

Rocky Mountain Suzi Q Geometry

Geometry-wise Suzi Q gets a stable trail feel with a 68° headtube and long reach, but keeps it nimble with the Mountain’s highly revised short-for-fat 434mm chainstays. RM says they were worried with the “autosteering” feel that many fat bikes get with that big wheel out front, but managed to settle on a fork offset and front end feel that is much more predictable and fun to ride than other similar bikes. Besides a quick handling and a light carbon frame, the light 27.5×3.8″ tire combo developed with Maxxis is actually a pretty big deal. Head to head with the common 26×4″ used for fat racing and all around riding, the new 27.5+ setup offers a bigger outside diameter for better rollover, while still offering plenty of volume for ultra-low pressures on the 65mm wide Sun Ringlé rims. Sure if you are looking for the fattest 5″ wide tire to sit on top of packed snow this isn’t your bike, but the 27.5×3.8″ setup is lighter and should actually roll up and over soft snow or any other trail obstacles even better.

Suzi Q 70

 

Suzi Q comes in both full carbon frame (RSL) and aluminum frame variants, in four complete builds, all now available, each one in four sizes from S-XL. Set up rigid but suspension corrected for a 100mm Bluto, the -90°, -70° & -50° get full carbon monocoque forks, while the -30° gets an all-alloy one and a lower price. All get light bolt-on axles that are said to save 100g per bike compared to a standard Maxle. The bikes also include integrated chainstay & downtube protectors, internal routing with a Di2 friendly stealth battery port, stealth dropper routing, and a whole bunch of braze-on points for: 2 bottle cages on the fork, 2 more in the front triangle, main triangle riv-nuts for bolt-on frame bags, and more.

MTB Suzi Q 30_50_70_90
The top all carbon Suzi Q 90° retails for $4300 with an XTR drivetrain, XT 11-46 cassette on a DT hub, Race Face 28T Turbine crank, and tubeless ready Sun Ringlé Düroc 65 rims & 3.8″ tubeless Maxxis Minion FBF tires. Without pedals and setup tubeless, it is said to weigh just 25.3lb.

 

 

For a grand less the -70° shares the same Rocky Mountain carbon frame, even the same gearing & wheel/tire combo, just with XT shifting and a bit more affordable cockpit bits to sell for $3300.

 

 

Going with a hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame, the -50° shares the carbon fork and the top wheel/tire/cassette setup but gets a mix of SLX & XT to get the price down to $2600.

 

 

At the lowest point of entry the Suzi Q -30° retails for $1900 with the alloy frame, alloy fork, and a pared back build, featuring SRAM NX, Level brakes and a more narrow 11-42t cassette on wheel using the same rims & tires but cheaper hubs.

Rocky Mountain Suzi Q testing review

 

2017 Canyon Dude CF 8.0 Fat Bike Testing Review

2017 Canyon Dude CF 8.0 Fat Bike Testing Review

2017 Canyon Dude CF 8.0 Fat Bike Testing Review

 

 

Dude CF 8.0 Carbon Fat Bike

 

The 2017 Canyon Dude will be the ideal new carbon hardtail to add to your list. If you thought fat bikes were only good for sand or snow, you might want to think again. The Dude takes control on the wildest trails for a riding experience unlike any other out there.

 

When you use a Canyon frame and then apply big wheels and even bigger tires that provide massive amounts of traction, the end result is rolling performance over every surface imaginable. This happens due to the innovative carbon CF frame weighing in at an incredible 1550 g, the Dude may look heavy but don’t let that fool you – nothing will stand in its way. Put simply, it’s totally awesome!

 

The 8.0 model incorporates their unique dropout design to maximize tire clearance and tire compatibility, while minimizing chainstay length. While the rear disc brake mount also allows either a 160 or 180mm rotor, since the Canyon project engineers realized that the larger rotor ran into problems with icing in winter riding, while with the smaller rotor braking can keep it heated up enough to ensure consistent braking.
 

 

SPECS

  • Frame: Dude Carbon
  • Weight: 13.3 KG (Size M)
  • Fork: Rude 8.0 Carbon Fiber, Fully developed to extract the best possible performance.
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX /RACE FACE AEFFECT DM, 11S
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-M506
  • Wheels: DT Swiss BR2350
  • Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0
  • Stem: Canyon IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \ Stem
  • Handlebar: Dude IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \ Riserbar 720mm width
  • Grips: (IN-HOUSE) BRACELETS
  • Seatpost: IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \
  • Saddle: IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \

Prices and Availability

Dude prices and availability have been announced at €1,899, for this model.

More review info at the Canyon.com Website.

 

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2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Fat Bike Review

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Fat Bike Testing Review

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Fat Bike Testing Review




 

Dude CF 9.0 Fat Bike

 

The 2017 Canyon Dude will be the ideal new carbon hardtail to add to your list. If you thought fat bikes were only good for sand or snow, you might want to think again. The Dude takes control on the wildest trails for a riding experience unlike any other out there.

 

When you use a Canyon frame and then apply big wheels and even bigger tires that provide massive amounts of traction, the end result is rolling performance over every surface imaginable. This happens due to the innovative carbon CF frame weighing in at an incredible 1550 g, the Dude may look heavy but don’t let that fool you – nothing will stand in its way. Put simply, it’s totally awesome!

 

The 9.0 model continues to incorporate their bump stop headset to prevent over rotation of the bar, and has a unique dropout design to maximize tire clearance and tire compatibility, while minimizing chainstay length. The rear disc brake mount also allows either a 160 or 180mm rotor, since the Canyon project engineers realized that the larger rotor ran into problems with icing in winter riding, while with the smaller rotor braking can keep it heated up enough to ensure consistent braking.

 




2017 SPECS

  • Frame: Dude Carbon
  • Weight: 13.2 KG (Size M)
  • Fork: Rude 9.0 Rockshox Bluto RL, developed to extract the best possible performance.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 11s
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-M506
  • Wheels: DT Swiss BR2250
  • Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0
  • Stem: Canyon V12 Stem
  • Handlebar: Dude H15 Riserbar 760mm width
  • Grips: (in-house) Bracelets
  • Seatpost: IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \
  • Saddle: IRIDIUM \ 3 – 5 \

Prices and Availability

Dude prices and availability have been announced at €2,199, for this model.

More review info at the Canyon.com Website.

 

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2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL Stealth Fat Bike

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL Stealth Fat Bike

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL Stealth Fat Bike




 

Dude CF 9.0 SL Fat Bike

 

The 2017 Canyon Dude will be the ideal new carbon hardtail to add to your list. If you thought fat bikes were only good for sand or snow, you might want to think again. The Dude takes control on the wildest trails for a riding experience unlike any other out there.

 

When you use a Canyon frame and then apply big wheels and even bigger tires that provide massive amounts of traction, the end result is rolling performance over every surface imaginable. This happens due to the innovative carbon CF frame weighing in at an incredible 1550g, the Dude may look like a heavy roller but don’t let it fool you – nothing will stand in its way. Put simply, it’s totally awesome!

 

The 9.0 model continues to incorporate their bump stop headset to prevent over rotation of the bar, and has a unique dropout design to maximize tire clearance and tire compatibility, while minimizing chainstay length. The rear disc brake mount also allows either a 160 or 180mm rotor, since the Canyon project engineers realized that the larger rotor ran into problems with icing in winter riding, while with the smaller rotor braking can keep it heated up enough to ensure consistent braking.




SPECS:

  • Frame: Dude Carbon
  • Weight: 13.4 KG (Size M)
  • Fork: RockShox Bluto RL 100mm, 90, 1800 grams.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT 11s
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX
  • Wheels: DT Swiss BR2250
  • Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0
  • Stem: Canyon V12 90 Stem
  • Handlebar: Dude H15 Riserbar 760mm width
  • Grips: Ergon GA30
  • Seatpost: S30 VCLS Full Carbon
  • Saddle: Iridium |3-5|

Prices and Availability

Dude prices and availability have been announced at €2,699, for this model.

More info at the Canyon.com Website.

 

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2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Unlimited Fat Bike Review

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Unlimited Fat Bike

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 Unlimited Fat Bike




 

Dude CF 9.0 Unlimited Fat Bike

 

The 2017 Canyon Dude will be the ideal new carbon hardtail to add to your list. If you thought fat bikes were only good for sand or snow, you might want to think again. The Dude takes control on the wildest trails for a riding experience unlike any other out there.

 

When you use a Canyon frame and then apply big wheels and even bigger tires that provide massive amounts of traction, the end result is rolling performance over every surface imaginable. This happens due to the innovative carbon CF frame weighing in at an incredible 1550 g, the Dude may look heavy but don’t let that fool you – nothing will stand in its way. Put simply, it’s totally awesome!

 

The 9.0 model continues to incorporate their bump stop headset to prevent over rotation of the bar, and has a unique dropout design to maximize tire clearance and tire compatibility, while minimizing chainstay length. The rear disc brake mount also allows either a 160 or 180mm rotor, since the Canyon project engineers realized that the larger rotor ran into problems with icing in winter riding, while with the smaller rotor braking can keep it heated up enough to ensure consistent braking.

 




SPECS

  • Frame: Dude Carbon
  • Weight: 12.3 KG (Size M)
  • Fork: Rude 9.0 Limited Carbon Fiber, Fully developed to extract the best possible performance.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT 11s
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Wheels: DT Swiss BR2250
  • Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8
  • Stem: Canyon V12 Stem
  • Handlebar: Dude H15 Riserbar 760mm width
  • Grips: Ergon GA30
  • Seatpost: S30 VCLS Full Carbon
  • Saddle: Fizik Tundra 2 MG

Prices and Availability

Dude prices and availability have been announced at €2,499, for this model.

More review info at the Canyon.com Website.

 

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2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 EX Fat Bike

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 EX Fat Bike

2017 Canyon Dude CF 9.0 EX Fat Bike




 

Dude CF 9.0 EX Fat Bike

 

The 2017 Canyon Dude will be the ideal new carbon hardtail to add to your list. If you thought fat bikes were only good for sand or snow, you might want to think again. The Dude takes control on the wildest trails for a riding experience unlike any other.

 

When you use a Canyon frame and then apply big wheels and even bigger tires that provide massive amounts of traction, the end result is rolling performance over every surface imaginable. This happens due to the innovative carbon CF frame weighing in at an incredible 1550 g, the Dude may look fat but don’t let that fool you – nothing will stand in its way. Put simply, it’s totally awesome!

 

The 9.0 model continues to incorporate their bump stop headset to prevent over rotation of the bar, and has a unique dropout design to maximize tire clearance and tire compatibility, while minimizing chainstay length. The rear disc brake mount also allows either a 160 or 180mm rotor, since the project engineers realized that the larger rotor ran into problems with icing in winter riding, while with the smaller rotor braking can keep it heated up enough to ensure consistent braking.

 

Yes as noted above the carbon frame weighing a mere 1550 grams, will allow the Canyon setup to be ready to take down anything in it’s virtual path.



SPECS

  • Frame: Dude Carbon
  • Weight: 12.1 KG (Size M)
  • Fork: RockShox BlutoRCT3 9.0, 15MM Thru-Axle
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT 11s
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Wheels: DT Swiss BR2250
  • Tires: Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0
  • Stem: Canyon V12 Stem
  • Handlebar: Dude H15  Risebar 760mm width
  • Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb Stealth
  • Saddle: Fizik Tundra 2 MG

Prices and Availability

Dude prices and availability have been announced at €3,299, for this model.

More info soon at the Canyon Website review.

 

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2017 Pells Roxie Carbon Fat Bike

2017 Pells Roxie Carbon Fat Bike

Pells Roxie Carbon Frame

 

 

Roxie Carbon Fat Bike

 

2017 Pells Roxie Carbon Fat Bike

 

Roxie is a combination of their two most successful hardtails  – 2017 Pells Roxie and the Tarpan Elite. Better terrain capability, high traction, confidence in terrain and all advantages of bigger wheels are supported by the Pells sophisticated functional frame design. These characteristics allow both winter time snow chasers and hobby riders a confident ride on current technical trails.

2017 Pells Roxie SLX/XT



 

Roxie is exclusive for fans of ultra wide tires. While they prepared this new carbon hardtail which will be produced only in a few models.

 

Frame is made of High Modulus Carbon fiber, while the Roxie also employs inner cable routing and rear axle is specified as 12×190 mm.

 

Headtube setups for the mountain Bike realm with the 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ provide added stiffness in the headtube area, so the Pells setup has better traction, stability and riding is more confident. While the Pells full carbon fork supports high stiffness of the ride, with an axle spec of 15×135 mm.

SPECS

Frame:
Roxie Fat High Modulus Carbon, BSA100, 12×190 mm, HT 1 1/8-1,5″
Frame material:
carbon

 

Type:
Matte
Fork:
Roxie Full Carbon, 15×135 mm, 1 1/8-1,5″

 

Type of fork:
rigid
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT

 

Shifters:
Shimano SLX
Speed:
2×10

 

Front derailleur:
Shimano SLX
Cassette:
HG50 11-36

 

Crankset:
Gebhardt XCM 2×10
Pláště :
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26×4.0

 

Handlebar:
XR68 OV 700 mm
Stem:
R77

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano SLX

 

Seatpost:
CR2
Wheels:
Roxy wheelset 15×135 / 12×190

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Double Lock

 

Sizes:
17.5″ / 19″
Weight:
12.80 for Roxie Bike complete

 

2017 Cube Nutrail Race Snow Rider – Grey ‘n’ Black

2017 Cube Nutrail Race Rockshox-bluto

 




 

Part Cube snow racer, part rowdy trail…

 

price: $2242 save 5% weight: n-a LBS / 14.7 KG

 

True freedom now has a name, Nutrail. It’s a ride that holds its line off-road, keeping going where others have long since thrown in the towel. The Nutrail isn’t just another on-trend setup – it’s what all the other Cube models provide you with lots of detail that extend its versatility beyond, by conquering snow-covered winter singletrack.

Raw – Mint Cube color shown below.

2017 Cube Nutrail Race grey-black

 

The high quality and reliability of the Nutrail Pro series, gets you plenty of sweet features like the RockShox Bluto suspension fork that will ensure great riding practically anywhere, from the Sahara to Alaska and everywhere in-between – including your local singletrack network.

 

2017 Cube Nutrail Race testing

 

 

It’s safe to say the 2017 Cube Nutrail Race is a “serious” tool for “serious” fun, and thrill seekers alike. Nutrail review, purchase and for sale pricing info at Chainreactioncycles.com.

 





Tech Spec List

 

 
FRAME Nutrail HPA Superlite, Advanced Hydroforming, Triple Butted, ARG, Tapered Head Tube, Internal Cable Routing, PressFit BB
FORK RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK Hardtail
HEADSET FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS-1, Semi-Integrated, Top 1 1/8″ Bottom 1 1/2″
SHIFTERS Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano XT FD-M8020-E, E- Type, Side Swing
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
CRANKSET Race Face Ćffect SL, 34x24T, Fat Bike Axle, PressFit
BOTTOM BRACKET n-a
PEDALS Not Included
CHAIN Shimano 11-speed
CASSETTE Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
BRAKES Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180 rotors)
WHEELSET CSW FAT, 16mm*150mm / X12*197mm
TIRES Schwalbe Jumbo Jim, Kevlar, 4.4″
HANDLEBAR Nutrail Rise Trail Bar 700mm
STEM Nutrail Performance
GRIPS Cube Performance Grip
SEATPOST Cube Varioclose, 34.9mm
SADDLE Nutrail Active 1.1
SEATCLAMP Race Varioclose, 34.9mm
NUTRAIL SIZES Four different to choose from, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21″
WEIGHT 14.7 kg (Cube 17″ size)

2017 Cube Nutrail Race fat-bike

2017 Cube Nutrail Pro Fat Bike – Raw ‘n’ Mint Review

2017 Cube Nutrail Pro Fat Bike

 




 

Nutrail Fat Bike 2017 snow machine…

 

price: $2242 save 5% weight: n-a LBS / 14.6 KG

CUBE PRO

The Nutrail is a ride that holds its line off-road, keeping going where others have long since thrown in the towel, as the Cube Nutrail isn’t just another trendy setup. It’s similar to what all the other Cube models offer you with lots of detail that extend its versatility beyond, by conquering snow-covered winter singletrack.

Raw – Mint Cube color shown below.

cube nutrail raw-mint

 

Displayed to be amazing via several review articles, the high quality and reliability of the Nutrail Race series, gets you plenty of sweet features like the RockShox Bluto suspension fork that will ensure great riding practically anywhere, from the Sahara to Alaska and everywhere in-between – including your local singletrack network.

 

2017 cube nutrail rockshox-bluto

 

 

It’s safe to say the Nutrail  is a “serious” tool for “serious” fun, and thrill seekers alike. Cube review, purchase and for sale pricing info at Chainreactioncycles.com.

 





TECH SPECS

 

PRO BUILD 2017 
FRAME Nutrail HPA Superlite, Advanced Hydroforming, Triple Butted, ARG, Tapered Head Tube, Internal Cable Routing, PressFit BB
FORK RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK N/A Hardtail
HEADSET FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS-1, Semi-Integrated, Top 1 1/8″ Bottom 1 1/2″
SHIFTERS Sram GX Trigger
FRONT DERAILLEUR n-a
REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X1 Type 2, 11-Speed
CRANKSET RaceFace Ćffect, 28t, Wide Axle, , Pressfit
BOTTOM BRACKET n-a
PEDALS Not Included
CHAIN Sram 11-speed
CASSETTE Sram XG-1150, 10-42T
BRAKES Magura MT2, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180 rotors)
WHEELSET Answer Fat Bike Atac, 15x150mm / 12x197mm, 80mm Tubeless-Ready Rim
TIRES Schwalbe Jumbo Jim, Kevlar, 4.4″
HANDLEBAR Pro Riser Bar 700mm
STEM Nutrail Performance
GRIPS Performance Grip
SEATPOST Varioclose, 34.9mm
SADDLE Nutrail Active 1.1
SEATCLAMP Nutrail Varioclose, 34.9mm
SIZES Four different to choose from, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21″
WEIGHT 14.6 kg (Nutrail 17″ size)

2017 cube nutrail race testing

2017 Cube Nutrail Fat Bike Grey – Flashred

2017 Cube Nutrail Fat Bike Grey - Flashred

 




 

Nutrail 2017, for rowdy fun…

 

price: $2044 save 5% weight: n-a LBS / 14.95 KG

Cube Fat Bike

The Nutrail is a great ride that holds its line off-road, and will keep you going when others have long since thrown in the towel. The Cube Nutrail isn’t just another trendy setup, it’s what all the other models provide you with lots of detail that extend its versatility beyond, by conquering snow-covered winter singletrack. Did I already mention this Cube model has fun written all over it…?

 

2017 cube nutrail frame

 

The Cube high quality and reliability of the ride features a RockShox Bluto suspension fork will ensure great riding practically anywhere. Yes the Cube fits the bill from the Sahara to Alaska and everywhere in-between, not to mention your local area of fun.

 

2017-cube-nutrail-grey-flashred

 

 

It’s safe to say the Nutrail is a “serious” tool for “serious” fun, and thrill seekers alike. Nutrail review, purchase and for sale pricing info at Chainreactioncycles.com.

 





TECH SPECS

 

Build 2017 
FRAME Nutrail HPA Superlite, Advanced Hydroforming, Triple Butted, ARG, Tapered Head Tube, Internal Cable Routing, PressFit BB
FORK RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, 100mm travel
REAR SHOCK Hardtail
HEADSET FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS-1, Semi-Integrated, Top 1 1/8″ Bottom 1 1/2″
SHIFTERS Shimano Deore SL-M610, Rapidfire-Plus
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore FD-M617-E, E- Type, Sideswing
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT RD-M786-DSGSL, ShadowPlus, Direct Mount, 10-Speed
CRANKSET RaceFace Ride, 22x36T, 175mm, Pressfit
BOTTOM BRACKET RaceFace
PEDALS Not Included
CHAIN KMC X10
CASSETTE Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T
BRAKES Magura MT2, Hydraulic Disc Brake (180/180 rotors)
WHEELSET Answer Fat Bike Atac, 15mm*150mm / X12*197mm
TIRES Schwalbe Jumbo Jim, Kevlar, 4.4″
HANDLEBAR Nutrail Riser Bar 700mm
STEM Answer Atac, 15mm*150mm / X12*197mm
GRIPS Performance Grip
SEATPOST Varioclose, 34.9mm
SADDLE Nutrail Active 1.1
SEATCLAMP Nutrail Varioclose, 34.9mm
SIZES Four different to choose from, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21″
WEIGHT 14.95 kg (Nutrail 17″ size)

 

2016 Mongoose Argus Expert Fat Bike Review

Mongoose Argus Expert Fat Bike Review




 

 

For Sale $1,599 /11% Off

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Argus Expert Fat

The 2016 Mongoose Argus setup is your ticket to fun and adventure on terrain not typically suited to its skinnier tire mountain bike brethren. The Argus thoughtfully employs an aluminum hardtail frame that’s paired with a RockShox Bluto Expert suspension fork with 120mm of travel to smooth out the roughest of terrain.

Mongoose used the ideal 2×10-speed drivetrain that’s stacked with Shimano XT/SLX components to ensure shifting is precise and reliable while an FSA Comet crank features Mega Tooth 38/24T chainrings. While the Hayes Radar Comp hydraulic brakes with 180mm rotors front and rear ensure there’s superb stopping power.

Also what puts the “fat” in fat bike are of course the tires and the setup rolls on 26×4.5″ Kenda Juggernauts with a folding bead. And for optimal stiffness and Argus handling the hubs are thru-axle front and rear.

See more Argus review, purchase info and more at Nashbar.comDiscount pricing is $1599

Features

  • Mongoose Expert MTB aluminum fat tire aluminum hardtail frame is strong and durable
  • Argus RockShox Bluto suspension fork with 120mm of travel to smooth out rough terrain
  • Shimano XT/SLX 2×10-speed drivetrain delivers renowned reliability and precision shifting
  • FSA Comet crank with Mega Tooth 38/24T chainrings
  • Hayes Radar Comp Sport hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors front/rear
  • Alloy disc hubs feature thru-axles front and rear
  • 26 x 4.5″ Kenda Juggernaut tires with folding bead

2017 Fuji Wendigo 26 1.1 Fat Bike

Fuji Wendigo 1.1 Fat Bike 2017

Wendigo 1.1 Fat Bike

$4639 sale/save 4%


Fuji gets the fact that sometimes the biggest trail needs the biggest footprint you can find. And, when it comes to big, they don’t get much bigger than the Fuji fat bike.

The Wendigo follows in the same vein as Fuji’s other innovative and high-quality hardtail mountain bikes, save one glaring difference — it’s absolutely massive, and legitimately earns the name Wendigo (meaning half-man, which is your part, and half-beast, which is the bike). Made from their carbon and featuring PowerCurve geometry, the Wendigo 1.1 is meant to be comfortable, powerful and an animal on the trail.

The Wendigo 1.1 is tough enough to withstand the most adverse environments, whether it’s a technical mountain trail or a cush fire road. It’s constructed of carbon with an over-sized seat tube, S-bend chainstays for better vibration displacement, and their PowerCurve down tube. The PowerCurve places you in the best position for comfort, control and pedaling performance.

A rigid Wendigo carbon frame and carbon fork are equipped with Sram Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power in virtually any condition. The SRAM 1×11 drivetrain features X01 shifters for crisp Wendigo shifts. A set of burly DT Swiss BR 2250 Classic wheels with Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Snake Skin bike tires glide over snow, claw sand, and even serve as added bike suspension against obstacles.

See the 2017 Fuji Wendigo testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Performance.com

2017 Fuji Wendigo 2.1 26 Fat Bike

2017 Fuji Wendigo 2.1 26 Fat Bike

Wendigo 2.1 Fat Bike

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Fuji gets the fact that sometimes the biggest trail needs the biggest footprint you can find. And, when it comes to big, they don’t get much bigger than the Fuji fat bike.

The Wendigo follows in the same vein as Fuji’s other innovative and high-quality hardtail mountain bikes, save one glaring difference — it’s absolutely massive, and legitimately earns the name Wendigo (meaning half-man, which is your part, and half-beast, which is the bike). Made from their proprietary aluminum and featuring PowerCurve geometry, the Wendigo 2.1 is meant to be comfortable, powerful and an animal on the trail.

The Wendigo 2.1 is tough enough to withstand the most adverse environments, whether it’s a technical mountain trail or a cush fire road. It’s constructed of A2-SL alloy with an over-sized seat tube, S-bend chainstays for better vibration displacement, and Fuji’s PowerCurve down tube. The PowerCurve places you in the best position for comfort, control and pedaling performance.

A rigid Wendigo frame and fork are equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power in virtually any condition. The Shimano/SRAM custom 2×10 drivetrain features Deore Rapid Fire shifters for crisp Wendigo shifts. A set of burly Weinmann wheels with Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Snake Skin bike tires glide over snow, claw sand, and even serve as added bike suspension against obstacles.

See the 2017 Fuji Wendigo testing review, for sale purchase price info and more at Performance.com

Wolf Tooth Components forms Otso Cycles, and releases Voytek Plus/fat carbon w/ Warakin gravel bikes



Wolf Tooth Components forms Otso Cycles, and releases Voytek fat carbon w Warakin gravel bikes

All photos c. Otso Cycles

Wolf Tooth Cycles has been quietly working on a new product range, but this time it’s not a new chainring, chainguide, or cassette adapter. Their newest project involves a completely new brand. Otso Cycles is the culmination of that work, and by the looks of things it’s time well spent.

Named after the spirit of the bear in Finnish mythology, Otso seems to fit well along side Wolf Tooth Components for companies named after revered and respected creatures. Their first two bikes share similar naming inspiration with the Warakin gravel bike named for a mythical wolf/hyena creature and the Voytek fat bike taking its namesake from a war fighting, soldier wrestling, beer drinking, cigarette smoking bear (true story). Aside from the clever names though, Otso Cycles are noteworthy for more than just being new bikes from a well known component manufacturer.

Otso wasn’t created just to release another me-too bike into an already crowded marketplace. The bikes both have specific traits that make them stand out (game changing, even), and should make them quite desirable.

Otso Voytek tuning chip detail

DROPOUT BOM AND INSTRUCTIONS -

 

Knowing what we do about the Voytek, it’s hard to know where to begin without just blurting out a bunch of excitement over the bike. Though, we should probably start at the dropouts. Both bikes feature Otso’s Tuning Chip dropouts which are an elegant solution to the bikes’ versatility. Even though the system effectively offer the benefits of a sliding dropout, the dropout chips themselves are stationary which completely eliminates slipping and should cut down on any creaks. Otso also promises a unique solution to run single speeds in the dropouts as well, likely to be released by Interbike.

Otso Voytek Fat-Bike

Built around a 142 x 12mm thru axle for the Warakin and 177 x 12mm thru axle for the Voytek (more on this later, it’s probably not what you think), the dropouts have 2 different tuning chips. One chip is used for the fore and aft positions by flipping it around to gain the adjustment, with a second chip available for the middle position. This corresponds to the 20mm total adjustment for the chainstay length with 10mm increments. It also serves to steepen or slacken the head tube angle by +/-0.2º due to the angle of the dropout slot.

Not only does the Tuning chip alter the geometry, but it also allows for different tire clearances. The Warakin will clear 40mm tires at the 420mm setting, but grows to 50mm for the 430/440mm settings. The Voytek is similar in that it will clear 4.0″ tires on the 430mm setting, or 4.6″ tires at 440/450mm.

 

 

Clearing 4.6″ tires with a 177 x 12 rear hub and short chainstays is only part of the story, though. The crew at Wolf Tooth Components loves riding and racing fat bikes, but one thing has always bugged them – the Q Factor. After spending all winter pedaling around a fat bike, switching to your normal mountain bike in the spring can be be an eye opener as your legs are forced to adapt to a completely different Q factor. Most of us put up with it, but lately fat bike manufacturers have been finding ways to rein in the width of the cranks, but no one has taken it quite as far as Otso.

 

Otso Votyek Grey Frame with carbon fork

Rather than using a 100mm threaded (PF 121) fat bike bottom bracket and flipping the chainring, the Voytek runs a PF 107 shell which is equivalent to an 83mm threaded shell. When used with a RaceFace Cinch crank and their 83mm/PF 107 XC spindle (RF149), the Voytek’s Q factor is dramatically reduced from your typical fat bike, yet it still clears up to 4.6″ tires with a 177mm rear hub. Officially, the Q factor on the Next SL 107 cranks is 183mm while the RaceFace Aeffect cranks for the bike are a bit wider at 189mm. Compare that to the 177mm Q factor for a standard Boost crank with a trail spindle, and you can see how much closer it is than the 203/205mm Q factor for RaceFace Next/Aeffect fat bike cranks.

In other words, Otso worked some serious geometry Kung fu to create one of the most pedalable fat bikes ever.

Otso Voytek rigid

 

That Q factor isn’t just for fat bikes though. Many people are building up plus size wheelsets for “summer wheels” on their fat bikes, but with the same massive Q factor and geometry concessions. The Voytek’s tricks make it into a plus bike that you actually want to pedal during the summer, and one of the fastest fat bike builds around.

Otso Voytek_Black_Sus

Combined with different forks, you can truly build two bikes in one, with geometry to match. Fat bikes will be built around a 100mm suspension corrected rigid fork or 100mm travel suspension forks. For plus builds, Otso recommends bumping up to a 120mm travel suspension fork with 27 x 2.8″ tires for the ideal geometry. The longer fork slacks out the head tube by 0.5º and will slightly raise the BB to compensate for the smaller tires. Otso will even sell the Voytek in a 29+ configuration which the frame will accommodate, though the bigger tires will raise the BB slightly and you will mostly likely have to use the middle or rear dropout position.

Otso_Voytek_Black_Frame_Side

Designed with a full carbon frame and fork, the Voytek uses guided internal routing for the rear derailleur and stealth dropper post and external routing for the brakes. The frame uses an internal IS41/IS52 tapered headset, is 1x only, and uses a 30.9mm seat post. Offered in two colors and in frankset (frameset + crankset) or complete fat or plus builds, pricing will start at $2299 for the frankset (frame, carbon fork, headset, crankset, bottom bracket, 32t WTC CAMO ring, and seat post clamp) and $3899 for complete rigid builds and $4199 for complete suspension builds. Each build is also eligible for a number of upgrades or add ons so you can bling it out or order two wheelsets to be ready to go with either size.

Just like the bike there are a lot of options when it comes to ordering a Voytek. There’s even a shipping option – free shipping is available if you want it shipped to you completely unassembled, as in bare frame, parts in the box. If you’d prefer it built, adjusted by a professional, and then fit into a box mostly ready to go, it’s a $120 charge. Available for preorder, bikes will be shipping in October.

Frame Details:

  • Bottom bracket standard -83 mm (press fit 107)
  • Max chainring size -34T round or 32T elliptical
  • Front/Rear hub standard -150 x 15 mm thru axle / 177×12 mm thru axle
  • Seat post diameter -30.9 mm, accomodates internally routed dropper post
  • Headset -IS41 / IS52
  • Fork axle-to-crown -485 mm (suspension corrected for 100-120 mm travel forks)
  • Fork offset-51 mm
  • Tire clearance (frame)-4.0″ @ 430 chainstay, 4.6″ @ 440/450 chainstay (actual frame clearance of 117 mm)
  • Tire clearance (Otso fork) -up to 4.8″ on 100 mm rim
  • Bare frame weight (size M) -1350 g
  • Fork weight-650 g
  • 120mm fork note: Using a 120 mm suspension fork will slacken the head tube angle approx. 0.5°

Otso_Warakin_105 complete

 

If fat/plus bikes aren’t your thing, you may want to check out the Warakin. Stainless steel bikes aren’t anything new, but stainless bikes in this price range are. According to Otso, they were able to enter uncharted territory for stainless steel frames thanks to a new forming method that gives the custom butted austenitic stainless steel its strength through the cold working process. This results in a bike with the ride qualities of steel, the snappy feel and corrosion resistance of titanium, and a price that is easier on the wallet.

 

Warakin Detail

Available in 6 sizes, the Warakin is Otso’s all road monster. Thanks to the versatility of the Tuning Chip, geometry can be tailored to the intended riding – shorter, higher, steeper for CX, or longer, lower, slacker for loaded touring or gravel grinding. The disc brake frame features full length external housing for shift and brake, three bottle braze ons, rack and fender mounts, a 68mm threaded bottom bracket, 142×12 and 100x15mm thru axle dropouts, a carbon fork with a tapered steerer to match the upper ZS44/28.6/lower EC44/40.0 headset, and a 27.2mm seat post. The 490g fork is designed with a 400mm axle to crown measurement and a 47mm offset and will fit up to 50mm tires. Otso is not hiding the fact that both the Voytek and the Warakin are made in Taiwan, though they point out that each one is built at one of the premiere facilities for each frame material that produce other high end carbon or steel bikes. Complete bikes are assembled in their shared headquarters with WTC in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Like the Voytek, the Warakin will be sold as a frameset or as a complete. The frameset option isn’t on the website yet, but Otso reported it will be $1,799 for the stainless frame, carbon fork, FSA/WTC headset, and seatpost clamp. Complete builds will be offered in a Shimano 105 mechanical disc brake build at $3,199 or an Ultegra hydraulic disc brake build at $4,399. Of note in the complete spec lists are a few Lithic components not heard of before now. So we’re guessing Lithic is possibly an extension of WTC or Otso, and that we’ll find out more in the future. Complete bikes are said to come in around 22 lbs (9.97kg) depending on the size and build kit.

Available for pre-order now, the Warakins will begin shipping in December and include the same shipping options as the Voytek – free, or $120 depending on whether you want your bike assembled or not.

otso cycles voytek review.com

 


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2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.1 /6.2 and 6.3 Fat Bikes with monster 5″ tires

2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.1 Fat Bike with monster 5″ tires

 

Make a lightweight, race-oriented carbon fiber frame and pack it with 5″ wide fat bike tires, which is what Norco’s done with the all-new 2017 Ithaqua.

The frame has the same Power Chassis as their Revolver XC race bikes, but opens up the rear end to accommodate the largest of rubber thanks to 12×197 rear axle spacing and asymmetric stays. But what really differentiates it from their Bigfoot and Sasquatch is the geometry.

2017 Norco Ithaqua test rider

The Ithaqua fat bike gets a slightly steeper head angle for quicker handling, and a lower sloping top tube to keep the center of gravity lower for whipping it through the corners. That extra standover clearance also helps out when you’ve gotta step off the pedals and sink your foot into deep snow…something that might actually happen if you’re floating on 5″ tires.

 

The rest of the geometry gets their Gravity Tune philosophy, which grows the chainstay length along with stack and reach to provide predictable, stable handling as frame sizes change. The small frames get 440mm chainstays, and the XL bumps it up to 447.5mm.

Frame weight is claimed at 1,350g with ports for internal routing of a rear derailleur, rear brake and stealth dropper post. A mid-modulus carbon layup uses their ArmorLite resin to improve impact resistance. Also new is the fork, which comes in at 690g (claimed), uses a 15×150 axle and has suspension corrected geometry (which also means this ride is ready for a Bluto) with clearance for 26×5.0 or 27.5×4.0 tires.

Three complete bikes known as 6.3, 6.2, and the 6.1 shown just below, along with a frameset will be available:

2017 Norco Ithaqua Fat Bikes with monster 5″ tires

Ithaqua 6.1 – $4,299 USD / $6099 CAD – Race Face carbon cockpit, Sun-Ringle Mule rims on DT 350 hubs, SRAM X1/X01 mix, Race Face Next carbon cranks.

2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.2 Fat Bike with monster 5″ tires

Ithaqua 6.2 – $3,199 USD / $4499 CAD – Race Face Turbine bar and stem, Norco alloy post, Sun Mulefut rims on Kenda Juggernaut tires with mixed hubs, SRAM GX1 and Race Face Turbine cranks.

2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.3 Fat Bike with monster 5″ tires

Ithaqua 6.3 – $2,699 USD / $3599 CAD – Same wheels and tires as the 6.2, SRAM NX1, generic alloy 1x cranks, Norco alloy cockpit and SRAM Level brakes.

2017 Norco Ithaqua 6.1 carbon frameset

Frame kit (including carbon fork) – $1,999 USD / $2799 CAD – includes headset and seatpost clamp.

Ithaqu.com

 

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Framed Bikes Carbon Fat Bike Wheels spin on DT Big Ride Hubs

Framed Carbon Wheelset DT Big Ride Hubs

 

 

Framed Carbon w/ DT Big Ride Hubs

 




Rolling big no longer means rolling heavy, and now rolling lighter Carbon doesn’t mean rolling expensive. Or, at least, not too expensive. Framed has made a name for itself offering carbon and alloy bikes at very affordable prices, and now they’re rolled out this set of carbon-rimmed fat bike wheels to provide a similarly well-spec’d budget offering to upgrades.

The Carbon rims are 80mm wide, are tubeless ready and (they say) ready for “any abuse you can throw at them.” Full specs, wheelset weights and carbon pricing below.

Framed Bikes Carbon Fat Bike Wheels spin on DT Big Ride Hubs

The Carbon setups are built up with the relatively new DT Swiss Big Ride hubs, but with a price of $1,099, which is only about $100 more than the complete DT Swiss Big Ride set! Also as Carbon is inherently lighter, coming in at a claimed weight of 2,090g. So, lighter, presumably stiffer being carbon, and about the same price as an alloy rimmed set…what’s not to like?

framed carbon dt swiss hub fat-bike-wheels specs

Framed allows for you to pick between standard and XD freehub bodies on the Carbon hoops, Centerlock or 6-bolt disc brake mounts. Available online at the-house.com or through Framed dealers upon request.

Framed Bikes Carbon Wheelset.com




Niner ROS 9 Plus X01 4-Star Build

Niner Ros 9 Plus X01

 

 

2016 Niner ROS 9 Plus X01 4 Star Build

 

now $2747.00

The ROS 9 Plus is the 1rst trail-bike in it’s category, with short chainstays, along with being a hardtail that’s all Niner and all fun. Based around their popular long travel hardtail geometry, the bike delivers miles of shreddy riding.

The Ros 9 Plus also features short chainstays for a playful feel (437mm at 9 o’clock BB position), while accommodating 3.0 tires for the ultimate in traction and plushness. This platform is the most versatile of the big-tire options – great for off season riding and a functional daily driver – and now Niner made the most of it with this X01 setup.

Niner Ros 9 Plus X1 3-star build

Details:

  • 3.0 Plus tires for ultimate traction and plushness.
  • Playful geometry with very short chainstays and slack head tube angle.
  • 4130 ChroMoly frame with external or stealth dropper routing.
  • Niner designed taper steerer 4130 Chromoly fork with 15mm thru-axle included.
  • 1x only with High Direct Mount Chain Guide Compatibility.
  • 12 x 142mm Maxle through-axle.
  • Disc brake only- 160mm rotor.
  • Removable cable guides for clean looks in singlespeed mode.
  • Comes with BioCentric II eccentric bottom bracket.
  • If your interesed the 2016 Niner hardtail, it’s available with purchase info at Cambriabike.com. Enjoy all the singletrack fun to be had this year.

 

Niner Ros 9 Plus fat bike

 


Specifications: 4 star

  • Frame Material: 4130 Cro-Mo
  • Fork: Rigid
  • Handlebar: Their own Flat Top 780mm, w/ Red Graphic
  • Stem: Niner Alloy Stem version, Red Graphic
  • Disc Brake: Elixir Trail, with a set of 180 front /160 mm rear G2 Rotors.
  • Shifter: SRAM 11-Speed Rear only
  • Rear Mechanical: Sram X01 11-speed
  • Cranks: Sram X01
  • Chainring: 32t
  • Chain: Sram PC1170
  • Cassette: 11-speed 10-42t
  • Wheels: Stan’s  ZTR Hugo
  • Tires: Surly Knard 29×3.0
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Race, with matching Graphic
  • Seatpost: Niner Alloy Seat Post, 370MM, Red Graphic
  • Rear Dropouts :  142mm x 12mm
  • H2o Bottle Cage Mounts One
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large

Fuji Wendigo 26 1.3 Fat Bike

2016 Fuji Wendigo Review

Fuji Wendigo 1.3 Fat Bike

 

 


 

 

 

■■ Hardtail Digs..

Latest 1.3 Concept
Hardtail weight: 36.35lbs
Front: 100mm Rear: n/a

Description

 

Compare:
$1249.00

SALE:$830.00
(Save: $410.00)

The Wendigo fat bike follows in the same vein as Fuji’s other innovative and high-quality hardtail mountain bikes. The Wendigo is made from Fuji’s proprietary aluminum and featuring PowerCurve 1.3 bike geometry, and meant to be comfortable, powerful and an animal on the trail.

 
The Wendigo is tough enough to withstand the most adverse environments, whether it’s a technical mountain trail or a cush fire road. It’s constructed of A2-SL alloy with an over-sized seat tube, S-bend chain stays for better vibration dampening. While a Windigo tapered fork and rear triangle are equipped with Tektro mechanical disc brakes for maximum stopping power in virtually any condition.

A bike this unique needs a custom drivetrain. Shimano Altus RapidFire 9-speed shifters and Altus Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur, with a Shimano SLX front derailleur and and a Samox 3×9 44/32/22 crankset. The result is that precision is placed where it matters most. An 11-34 Shimano cassette gives you great trail gear possibilities, from grinding out a big ascent, to throwing it into the 44×11 for a hair-raising descent down the trail. No matter your preference, the Wendigo’s gear development has something for you.
Finally, a set of burly Weinmann rims and Vee Bulldozer 26 X 4.7″ wide tires let you run a lower pressure to great advantage. Try cornering or riding a berm on the Wendigo 1.3 and you’ll easily stick to it. Additionally, the Wendigo really makes a name for itself where other bikes perform horrible in the snow and sand.

All the Wendigo sizing, availability and purchase info can be had at Performance.com .

 

// Build Specs: 2016

BRAKES: Tektro M280, mechanical disc, 180/160mm rotors
CASSETTE: Shimano HG200-9, 11-34T, 9-speed
CHAIN: KMC Z99, 9-speed
CRANKSET: Samox, alloy, 44/32/22T
FORK: Fuji Alloy rigid, 1 1/8″ threadless, disc tabs
FRAME: Fuji A2-SL alloy w/ PowerCurve down tube, oversized seat tube, Fuji A1-SL alloy w/ S-bend chainstays, post disc mount, 197x12mm dropout and replaceable hanger
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano SLX
GRIPS: Oval Concepts 600 SLO, single-density Kraton, lock-on
HANDLEBAR: Oval Concepts flat bar, 6061 alloy, 31.8mm, 9 sweep, 0mm rise
HEADSET: FSA NO. 42B, 1 1/8″ semi-integrated, caged bearings
LEVERS: Tektro, alloy
PEDALS: Alloy platform
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Altus shadow, 9speed
SADDLE: Oval Concepts 200 w/ steel rails
SEATPOST: Oval Concepts, 6061 alloy, 30.9mm.
SHIFTERS: Shimano Altus, Rapid Fire, 9-speed
STEM: Oval Concepts 313, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7 rise
TIRES: Vee Bulldozer, 26 X 4.7″, 72tpi
WHEELSET: Weinmann rims, 100mm (F), 100mm (R) wide, 32h, Formula SL-1240 front, Formula DHL-197 rear disc hubs, stainless black spokes.

 



 

 

Reynolds The Dean Carbon Fat Bike Wheels – Reviews

Reynolds Dean Carbon Fat Bike Wheels

 

Reynolds The Dean Carbon Fat Bike Wheelset

— Listed for Sale $$2,649.00 now $2,384.00

Recently at 2016 fat bike worlds, Reynold’s newest pro put on a masterclass of low-weight fatness. As The Dean wheelset brought the eventual winner’s bike weight down to a claimed 27lbs, shedding around 3lbs at the wheels alone. The Dean achieves this outsized weight loss by substituting carbon fiber for the usual alloy and eliminating bead hooks and tubes. While we’re sure that the rider — Hincapie Racing’s Squire, who has produced some impressive performances in some of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest races — had something to do with the win, dropping so many grams of rotational mass at the rims surely played a role.

While switching to carbon and shedding the extra material required for bead hooks obviously has an effect on weight, the real source of fat bike fatness lies in the tubes. Despite the optimistic claims some manufacturers make for lightweight fat bike tubes, our own digital scale has registered weights upwards of 550g. That’s almost 1-1/4lbs per tube, which doubles up on a complete bike unless you’re riding a fat unicycle. When combined with the claimed weight savings of 460g compared to alloy fat wheels, we calculate that Reynold’s claimed weigh loss of 3lbs is refreshingly modest, putting that number closer to 3-1/2.

Despite its relative svelteness, The Dean is still built on the blueprint of Reynolds’ Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) carbon lay-up schedule, which distributes different stripes of carbon, resin, and epoxy in a strategic landscape meant to preserve durability in high-impact areas while reducing weight wherever possible. It’s the same process used in the brand’s Black Label wheels, so it’s trail-tested and gravity-approved. The rear rim is also laced to Industry Nine’s peerless Torch hub, which features an offset six-pawl engagement design that grabs at three degrees. That’s pretty much the top of the heap when it comes to mountain hubs, and it gives The Dean a remarkable spryness compared to its more lethargic fat competitors.

Purchase info and Dean Carbon wheel reviews are at Competitivecyclist.com .


SPECS

Rim Material:
MR5 carbon fiber
Wheel Size:
26 in
Tire Type:
tubeless
Rim Depth:
28 mm
Carbon Rim Width:
[internal] 80 mm, [external] 85 mm
Brake Compatibility:
6-bolt disc
Hubs:
Industry Nine Torch
Front Axle:
15 x 135mm thru-axle
Rear Axle:
12 x 177mm thru-axle, 12 x 197mm thru-ax;e
Spoke Count:
32 / 32
Wheel Bag Included:
no
Actual Weight:
Black, 15×135/12x197mm TA – XD: 2200g
Recommended Use:
snow and sand
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

 

Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL

Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL




Canyon Dude CF 9.0 SL

Everyday smiling sums up the experience of riding the Dude on the trails. But with the combination of a Damper-equipped RockShox Bluto RCT3 suspension and Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tires give the Dude 9.0 an appetite for every surface out there. SRAM X01 gears keep the setup simple so you can keep riding across terrain that’s out of bounds to everyone else. Colors for the Dude are shown above.

COMPONENTS

  • FRAME: CF Carbon Fiber
  • Fork: ROCKSHOX BLUTO RL 9.0
  • Headset: CANE CREEK 40, Dude equipped
  • Derailleurs: SHIMANO DEORE XT SHADOW PLUS, 11s
  • Shifters: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
  • Brakes: SHIMANO DEORE XT
  • Cog: SHIMANO DEORE XT, 11S
  • Wheels: Dude DT SWISS BR 22
  • TiRES: SCHWALBE JUMBO JIM
  • Cranks: E.THIRTEEN TRS+ FOR FATBIKE
  • Chainrings: 24 | 34
  • Chain: SHIMANO CN-HG70
  • BB: E.THIRTEEN PRESSFIT
  • Stem: Dude V12
  • Handlebar: Canyon H23 RISE carbon
  • Grips: ERGON GE1 SLIM
  • Seat: FIZIK TUNDRA 2 MG
  • SEAT POST CANYON S30 VCLS carbon
  • Clamp: CANYON SL CLINGER
  • Pedals: n-a
  • Sizing: S, M, L

SL Color: CARBON FIBER BLACK – RED
SL WEIGHT: 13.1 KG
INCLUDED IN DELIVERY
Tools: Canyon Torque wrench
Fork Pump
FRAME PROTECTION

 

 

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2016 Borealis Flume GX Fat Bike

Borealis Flume GX1 Fat Bike black




Borealis Flume GX Fat Bike

— Listed for $2,599
Colors for the Flume include Black shown above, and Orange below.

The newest creation from the team of 2016 Borealis designers based out of Colorado, have answered the call to build a model that’s more affordable. And did they ever, as the alloy Flume knows no boundaries. As it can roll over snow, claw sand, and part even the thickest mud. Designed with the new SRAM GX 11-speed drivetrain, hand-built wheels, and a 6066 aluminum frame, the Flume bike is its own chair lift up and down virtually any trail.

Borealis Flume GX1 red fatbike

 

The Flume is expedition-ready. A plush RockShox Bluto suspension fork supplies plenty of front end vibration absorption and bike control. Massive Turnagain hand-built rims and Borealis hubs are equipped with 4-inch wide Husker Du tires. Further adding to the comfort and control are a RaceFace Affect stem and 30-tooth crank, and a 740mm wide Borealis carbon handlebar and seatpost. SRAM Centerline disc brakes slow you and hold you whenever put on task and the impressive and innovative SRAM 11-speed drivetrain delivers flawless and timely shifts.

Purchase info is at Performance.com

Specs

Brakes: SRAM DB5 w/Centerline 160/160mm rotors
Cassette: SRAM XG-1175 10-42
Chain: KMC X11
Crankset: RaceFace Aeffect Cinch 30t 175mm
Fork: RockShox Bluto suspension
Material: Borealis Flume lightweight 6066 alloy 
Grips: Ergon GA2
Handlebar: Borealis Carbon 740mm
Headset: Cane Creek 40
Levers: SRAM
Pedals:  n-a
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX 
Saddle: Ergon SME30 EVO
Seatpost: Borealis Carbon 31.6mm
Stem: RaceFace Aeffect 35 70mm
Fat Tires: 26×4.0 Hüsker Dü 27tpi
Wheelset: Turnagain FR80 rims, Borealis. Front 15×150 Rear 12×197 hubs, Wheelsmith Black DB spokes

 

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2016 Specialized Fatboy Pro Trail

MSRP: $ 4,200.00

Specialized Fatboy Pro Trail

  • Shown in Gloss Moto Green/Black/Green Fade

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When it comes to trail riding, traction, floatation, and control are the name of the game. So it comes as no surprise to us that we’re seeing more and more trail riders getting rowdy on fat bikes these days, which is why Specialied created their Fatboy Pro Trail specifically for trail riding. It features a durable and efficient carbon one-by drivetrain and powerful Shimano brakes that’ll stop on a dime. And to soak bumps, hits, and chatter, they equipped the 2016 Fatboy with an air sprung suspension fork from RockShox. Go faster, go fatter.

  • The Specialized frame features an M4 alloy construction that provides the ideal blend of efficiency and durability, while the geometry creates a roomy top tube and short chainstays for easy climbing and confident descending.
  • The RockShox Bluto RL fork is air sprung for smooth, plush travel, while featuring strong and stiff 32mm alloy stanchions and an external rebound adjust for on-the-fly fine-tuning of your suspension performance.
  • Specialized Stout XC 90 alloy rims have been laced to Stout XC hubs to form a wheelset that’s dependable, rugged, and efficient. So whether you’re trail riding or plowing through the snow, these wheels will be the perfect mix of performance and strength.
  • Specialized 26x.4.6″ Ground Control tires help soak up bumps, while also providing a game-changing level of traction, control, and floatation for better handling out in the wild.
  • A Race Face Next SL carbon one-by crankset provides plenty of security from chain drop, while also leading the way for an efficient, lightweight, and simplified drivetrain with plenty of gear range for hard drives on the flats and climbs.

SPEC

FRAME
Specialized M4 aluminum, fully-butted tubing w/ smooth welds, tapered head tube, post-mount disc dropouts, 190mm rear hub spacing, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORK
RockShox Bluto RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damping,external rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, mag lowers, 32mm alloy stanchions, disc mount, QR 15mm thru-axle for 150mm hub spacing
HEADSET
1-1/8″ upper, 1-1/2″ lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings
STEM
Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware
HANDLEBARS
Specialized, 7075 alloy, 8-backsweep, 6-upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS
Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, metallic pads w/ fins, Ice-Tech rotor
REAR BRAKE
Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, metallic pads w/ fins, Ice-Tech rotor
BRAKE LEVERS
Shimano XT, hydraulic, reach adjust
REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM X01 Type 2.1, 11-speed, carbon cage
SHIFT LEVERS
SRAM X01, 11-speed, trigger
CASSETTE
SRAM X1, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAIN
KMC X11L, 11-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
CRANKSET
Race Face Next SL, PF30 BB, 100mm spindle, 28T direct mount ring
PEDALS
Specialized Bennies, 6061 alloy body, sealed cartridge, 4.5mm removable pins
RIMS
Specialized Stout XC 90, disc, alloy, single wall, 90mm wide, sleeve joint, hookless design, 32h
FRONT HUB
Specialized Stout XC 150, Hi Hi disc, double-sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB
Specialized Stout XC 190, Hi Hi disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, QR, 32h
SPOKES
Stainless, butted, 2.0/1.8/2.0mm, black
FRONT TIRE
Specialized Ground Control Fat, 120TPI, folding bead, 26×4.6″
REAR TIRE
Specialized Ground Control Fat, 120TPI, folding bead, 26×4.6″
INNER TUBES
Standard, Presta valve
SADDLE
Fatboy Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST
Command Post BlackLite, alien head design, single bolt, remote adjust lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm travel, M/L/XL: 125mm travel
SEAT BINDER
Command Post, single bolt, 34.9mm

 

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Specialized S-Works Fatboy

MSRP: $ 7,500.00

Specialized S-Works Fatboy

Shown in Satin Carbon/Gloss Black/Rocket Red

Specialized S-Works Fatboy

What started as “serious fun” for the Specialized and Ned Overend crew, has quickly become a serious change to what you want out of a bike. The Specialized Fatboy revolution is here. As the races are becoming more and more prevalent,  Specialized engineers knew their much-heralded Fatboy could stand to go on a diet. So they went to work, and have employed the new S-Works Carbon throughout it’s frameset.

The Fatboy for 2016, features an immaculate, FACT carbon fiber construction with internal cable routing to ensure that it’s light, stiff, and ready for nasty elements. It’s then spec’d with SRAM’s venerable one-by groupset, XX1, for dependable shifting, and then kept the Fatboy carbon train rolling with lightweight carbon wheels from HED. Altogether, it’s a revolution within the revolution, sparing no expense in delivering the ultimate in Fatboy performance.

 

TECH SPEC
FRAME
S-Works FACT 10m carbon, tapered head tube, carbon PF30 BB, full internal shift/brake cable routing, 197x12mm dropouts, ISCG XC tabs, PM 160 rear brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORK
FACT carbon Fatboy, tapered steerer, 150x15mm dropouts, internal brake cable routing
HEADSET
1-1/8″ and 1-1/2″ threadless, Campy style upper w/ 1-1/2″ lower, cartridge bearings
STEM
Syntace F109, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARS
Specialized, FACT carbon, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS
Specialized Sip Grip, light lock-on, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
FRONT BRAKE
SRAM Guide RS Carbon, 4-piston, Centerline rotor
REAR BRAKE
SRAM Guide RS Carbon, 4-piston, Centerline rotor
BRAKE LEVERS
SRAM Guide RS Carbon, hydraulic, carbon lever, cartridge bearings, tool-free reach adjust
REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM XX1, 11-speed, carbon cage
SHIFT LEVER
SRAM XX1, 11-speed, trigger
CASSETTE
SRAM XX1, 11-speed, 10-42t
CHAIN
KMC X11, 11-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink
CRANKSET
RaceFace Next SL, PF30 BB, 100mm spindle, 28T direct mount ring
PEDALS
Alloy, 1 pc. body, 9/16″, w/ reflectors
RIMS
HED Big Deal Fatboy, carbon, single wall, tubeless, 85mm wide, 32h
FRONT HUB
DT Swiss Big Ride 350, 6-bolt, 15x150mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB
DT Swiss Big Ride 350, 6-bolt, 12x197mm thru-axle, XD driver, 32h
SPOKES
DT Swiss Revolution
FRONT TIRE
Fast Trak Control, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 26×4.0″
REAR TIRE
Fast Trak Control, 120TPI, 2Bliss Ready, folding bead, 26×4.0″
SADDLE
Body Geometry Phenom Pro, carbon rails, 143mm
SEATPOST
RaceFace Next SL, carbon, hunter head, 2-bolt, zero setback, 30.9mm
BINDER
7050 alloy, single bolt

 

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Ibis Trans-Fat Complete Fat Bike – 2016 Review

Ibis Trans-Fat Bike

Ibis Trans-Fat


 

 

$4,079.00

Order Bike Here

Price For Sale/ 20% Off of $5,099

 

 

 

■■ Mountain Bike Digs..

Latest Concept
Travel
Front: 120mm/ Rear: hardtail
frame: Black, 3.25 lbs

Description

 

Introducing the limited edition Trans-Fat. The newest 2016 Trans employs their Tranny 29 front triangle, along with a spanky new rear triangle and a couple of clever tid bits to make it compatible with fat bike fitment standards.

The Trans-Fat is available now in extremely limited quantities, now available this February. Orders can be placed here at CompetitiveCyclist.com, your online Ibis retailer review.

Here are a few of the Trans features, and check out the details tab for a lot more information.

Specs

  • Carbon monocoque Ibis frame
  • Designed to work with 120mm fork
  • Works with 4″ Fat tires
  • Geared or Singlespeed compatible
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive compatibility for the Trans-Fat
  • Internal routing for dropper posts
  • Clean, versatile multi-option internal cable routing
  • Tapered head tube (suitable for various Cane Creeks & Chris King InSet 3)
  • 100mm BSA thread bottom bracket (with provided BB92 adapters)
  • 177mm x 12mm Maxle rear axle
  • 160mm carbon fiber post mount rear brake mounts (designers recommend 200mm/180mm rotors)
  • Headset: IS ZS44/28.6 | EC49/40
  • BB height for the Trans w/ 4″ Jumbo Jim tires: 315mm
  • Geometry measured with 531mm axle to crown fork and their 3mm crown race

 

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Wilier Triestina 305FT Fat Bike




 

Wilier Triestina 305FT Fat Bike

 

 

// Wilier 305 FT

 

■■ Hardtail Fattie Digs..

Latest Fat Bike Concept
weight: 15.25kg.


// Description

 

 

1 449.00 €

 

 

 

 



// Specs: 2016 305 FT Bike

Material Frame: Wilier ALU-6061 – Double Butted.
Fork Alu-6061, w/ matching 305 FT color.
Cockpit Saddle and seatpost
Selle: San Marco Era Star
Color: Black / 305FT Orange
Seatpost: Promax 305.
Drivetrain Shimano XT 2.0, 10sp.
Brakes Tektro HDM520 Gemini SL, Wilier spec.
Wheels/Tires Wheels: , /Maxxis.
Key Usage event-day, or wherever the 305 FT trail might take you.
Model 305 FT.
Manufacturer Warranty n-a.
Manufacture Name Wilier Triestina

 

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KTM Fat Rat Fat Bike Testing Review – For Sale

Fat Rat

KTM Fat Rat





 

Price $n-a

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Price For Sale/ 4% Off of $3,190

 

 

 

■■ KTM MTB Digs..

Latest Concept
Hardtail weight: 13.8 // 14.2 kg (w/pedals)
Front: 150mm Rear: n/a

Description

 

For the 2016 season, KTM Fat Bike is a full-blown alloy hardtail sled that fits the ideal for not only XC racing, but all-mountain riding, and exploring where the singletrack might take you. The KTM testing review crew were after an accommodating bike, with a sloping toptube, and more comfortable geometry, making the Fat a no-nonsense ride that delivers on fun factor. Other Fat key features include a Alloy R: 148TA frame and a backwoods-ready Sram X9 selection for components.

 

The Fat’s fast alloy frame, is well — well remarkably fast, lightweight and stiff — making it highly effective for the backcountry. As it’s been engineered for durability and toughness to stand up to even the most demanding trail riding. Up front, the Fat also employs RockShox Bluto fork with 150mm of travel, 15mm axle and tapered steerer helps keep everything super stiff while absorbing enough of the rough stuff to let you be less choosy with your line.

 

// Build Specs: 2016 Rat

  • Material/Construction:
  • FAT-Bike 26″ Alloy R: 148TA, with sizes of 17-19-21″

  • Brakes:
  • Shimano RT66 6-bolt, 180/160

  • Cockpit/seatpost:
  • KTM Team , w/Selle Italia Q-bic seat.

  • Drivetrain:
  • Sram RD X9 1×10

  • Tires:
  • Schwalbe Jumbo Jim EVO 100-559 Snake Skin folding”

  • Wheels:
  • Hayes Mulefut 80 Wheelset 26″, w/ KTM custom color.

  • Fork:
  • RockShox Bluto 26-80-SA-TK 15mm axle 150mm travel, Lockout w/Remote.

  • Color:
  • matte black/orange

  • Manufacture:
  • KTM

  • Model Name:
  • Fat Bike

 



 

 

Framed Bikes Wolftrax SRAM X5 2x 2016

Wolftrax 2016

Framed Wolftrax X5 2x  2016

 




 

$1,000

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Price For Sale/ 23% Off of $1,299

 

 

 

■■ Mountain Fat Digs..

Latest Concept
Hardtail
Front: n/a Rear: n/a

Description

 

Framed’s Wolftrax fat is most definitely a special breed for the pioneering style of rider. If you’re looking to get yourself the hookup on full-blown setup, look no further as the Wolftrax will answer the wolf call. The crew at Framed Bikes decked it out for any condition possible, from the full on epic XC adventure to a versatile ride with the most aggressive animal in the woodlands, Wolftrax animal that is.

 

You can find your inner wolf on the Wolftrax Alloy happily waiting in the garage. The Wolfrax bike employs their proprietary design that gives you more room to move and a centered ride position for greater performance and control. The alloy fork with triple Braze-ons allow you to add racks so you can load up on gear. Sram components provide rugged and reliable shifting over 20 speeds and the AVID disc brakes with 160mm rotors will stop you on even an obstacle-strewn descent.

 

Build Specs:

  • Material/Construction: TIG welded Oversized 6061 Alloy, Tapered Head Tube, integrated headset, Water Bottle Mounts, Replaceable derailleur Hanger, Cage brazeons.
  • Brakes: Avid BB5 mechanical disc, Inboard Knob Pad adjustment, G2 Clean Sweep 160mm Rotors w/ Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System
  • Cockpit/seatpost: FRAMED lightweight aluminum Alloy.
  • Drivetrain: Sram X5 2×10
  • Tires: WOLFTRAX Fat Tire 26″ x 4.0″ 120 TPI Folding Bead”
  • Wheels: FRAMED Alloy 32H Single Wall Rims, 80mm wide, weight reducing rectangular cutouts; Front Hub: Quando alloy 150mm sealed w/ Quick Release; Rear Hub: Quando 190mm Sealed w/ quick release axle
  • Fork: 6061 Aluminum alloy; oversized straight blade, tapered steerer, disc mount. Fits wheels from 26″ x 4.8″ to 29″ x 2″)
  • Color: Black, Red
  • Manufacture: Framed
  • Model Name: Wolftrax

Framed Bikes Wolftrax 2x Fat Bike 2016

Wolftrax 2016

Framed Bikes Wolftrax 2x 2016

 




 

$1,290

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Price For Sale/ 7% Off of $1,399

 

 

 

■■ Mountain Fat Digs..

Latest Concept
Travel
Front: n/a Rear: n/a

Description

 

The Framed Wolftrax is most definitely a special breed of fat tires. If you’re looking to get yourself the hookup on full-blown fat setup, look no further as the Wolftrax will answer the call. The crew at Framed Bikes decked it out for any condition possible, from the full on epic XC adventure to a versatile ride with the most aggressive animal in the woodlands, Wolftrax animal that is.

Framed Bikes Wolftrax 2016
 

You can find your inner wolf on the Wolftrax Alloy happily waiting in the garage. The Wolfrax bike employs their proprietary design that gives you more room to move and a centered ride position for greater performance and control. The alloy fork with triple Braze-ons allow you to add racks so you can load up on gear. Shimano Deore components provide rugged and reliable shifting over 20 speeds and the AVID disc brakes with 160mm rotors will stop you on even an obstacle-strewn descent.

 

Build Specs:

  • Material/Construction: TIG welded Oversized 6061 Alloy, Tapered Head Tube, integrated headset, Water Bottle Mounts, Replaceable derailleur Hanger, Cage brazeons.
  • Brakes: Avid BB5 mechanical disc, Inboard Knob Pad adjustment, G2 Clean Sweep 160mm Rotors w/ Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System
  • Cockpit/seatpost: FRAMED lightweight aluminum Alloy.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore 2×10
  • Tires: WOLFTRAX Fat Tire 26″ x 4.0″ 120 TPI Folding Bead”
  • Wheel set: FRAMED Alloy 32H Single Wall Rims, 80mm wide, weight reducing rectangular cutouts; Front Hub: Quando alloy 150mm sealed w/ Quick Release; Rear Hub: Quando 190mm Sealed w/ quick release axle
  • Fork: 6061 Aluminum alloy; oversized straight blade, tapered steerer, disc mount. Fits wheels from 26″ x 4.8″ to 29″ x 2″)
  • Color: Black, Red
  • Manufacture: Framed
  • Model Name: Wolftrax

2016 Trek Farley 9 Fat Bike




Trek Farley 9

Farley 9





 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..

 

Build Details:

 

The all new 2016 Trek Farley should have you covered. There is a lot new here – a new Trek carbon frame, 197×12 rear end, carbon fat bike wheels, and 26×4.7 or 27.5×4″ tires and wheels. Yes, the Farley now comes with another tire and wheel size.

Still ideal for loose or soft terrain, the Farley’s bigger tires were made possible thanks to the wider rear end, but the pressfit 121 bottom bracket keeps the same q factor as the 177 bikes previously. The Farley currently, comes with Sun Ringle which provide an 80mm fat bike rim in 27.5″ and tires from Bontrager. For their new size options Bontrager is introducing the Barbegazi 26×4.7″ tire and the Hodag will be available in 27×3.8 for the new tire size.

The new Trek OCLV carbon frame claims to be one of the lightest on the market, at 1299g in 17.5″. It also comes with a new carbon fork with a carbon steerer at 550 grams, while the complete bike will be in the 23 lb range for the Farley Carbon 9.

Along with all of the carbon models, the 27×3.8″ tires continue through the Farley aluminum line with the Bluto equipped version. The Farley 5 and 7 will roll on the 26×4.7″ Barbegazis with rigid forks.

Farley bike-specs.com

Trek Farley 9.8 Carbon 2016

Trek Farley 9.8 Carbon 2016

Farley 9.8

 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..




Build Details:

 

If it’s winter where you reside, the all new 2016 Trek Farley should have you covered. There is a lot new here – a new carbon frame, 197×12 rear end, carbon fat bike wheels, and 26×4.7 or 27.5×4″ tires and wheels. Yes, the Farley now comes with another tire and wheel size.

Still ideal for loose or soft terrain, the Farley’s bigger tires were made possible thanks to the wider rear end, but the pressfit 121 bottom bracket keeps the same q factor as the 177 bikes previously. The models currently, come with Sun Ringle which provide an 80mm fat bike rim in 27.5″ and tires from Bontrager, dubbed the Barbegazi 26×4.7″, while the Hodag will be available in 27×3.8 for the new size.

The new Trek OCLV carbon frame claims to be one of the lightest on the market, at 1300g in 17.5″. It also comes with a new carbon fork with a carbon steerer at 550 grams, while the complete bike will be in the 23 lb range for the 9.8.

Along with all of the carbon models, the 27×3.8″ tires continue through the Farley aluminum line with the Bluto equipped Farley 9. The Farley 5 and 7 will roll on the 26×4.7″ Barbegazis with rigid forks.

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Litespeed Nome Fat Bike

Litespeed Nome Fat Bike

Nome Fat Bike

 

 

Now playing in the fat bike garden, the new Litespeed Nome comes to your door with 190mm rear spacing built around replaceable dropouts along with handy singlespeed dropouts. The Nome will also employ standard dropouts with derailleur hanger for QR or thru axles and be available separately.

The Nome frame will host 3/2.5 titanium, along with being handmade in Ooltewah, TN. Named after the finish line city, Nome, of the Iditarod trail in Alaska. Modern features and classic titanium workmanship make every ride adventure laden.

Specs:

Material – Cold-worked 3Al/2.5V ti frame is incredibly light, stiff and smooth, a testament to decades of titanium craft work.
Fork – RockShox Bluto RL.
Brakes – SRAM Guide R disc, will slow the Fat down with undo confidence.
Nome Price – n/a.
Seatpost – Ritchey Comp 31.6.
Saddle – Selle Italia SLS Carbonio.
Drivetrain – SRAM XO1 1×11, with Raceface 30t ring
Handlebar – Ritchey Comp Rizer.
Weight – n-a.
Wheelset – Surly Rolling Daryl.
Tire – 45north Husker Du.
Manufacture – Litespeed
Model Name – 2016 – Nome

 

 



 

 
 

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2016 Borealis Crestone X01 Bluto Fatbike

Borealis Crestone XO1 Bluto Fatbike

Crestone X01

 

 

■■■ Amazing Colorado tech applied here..Crestone weight is 13,400 grams!

 

$5,050.00

Best Price /BUY

 

 

 

 

The world is full of ordinary places bikes can’t get to. Thus when every pedal stroke propels you further into the wild, rides like the 2016 Borealis Crestone get you there, when every ounce counts. They’ve dubbed it the lightest, toughest carbon fatbike on the market that allows for you to follow northern lights deep into the winter, or pack it up for a blitz across the tundra – the Crestone is the premier choice for fatbiking fun.

As fatbiking differentiates itself, carbon rigs are a way to outdistance your fellow riders – both at the trailhead and when deep in the bush where no trails exist. The Crestone is the elite choice, and it comes in two builds for the riding and spec you prefer. The XX1 shown here is the lights-out, blinged-out best – race-ready and trail-tested; while the XO1 maintains the outstanding performance at an attractive price point.

Borealis Crestone XX1 Bluto Fatbike

HIGHLIGHTS

The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes

  • New Impact and Fatigue standards to match the demands of riders who might ride a Fat Bike more aggressively
  • Totally new frame design developed to be more durable and thrilling to ride, while maintaining an aesthetic becoming of a high performance product
  • Weighs in at 150 grams less than the Echo
  • Available in two new colorways
  • Advanced carbon molding with state of the art production
  • Designed with reduced stand over height, top tube drops by one half inch
  • Available with SRAM XO1 or XX1 components





 

DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS

X01

Borealis riders can be a discriminating bunch, and the Crestone XO1 won’t disappoint. It features solid spec with an eye for weight-reduction and an attractive price point.

XX1

Discriminating fatbike competitors will see in the Crestone XX1 build a devotion to pro-class components and race-winning spec. It’s purebred, elite-level build choices that deliver best-in-class performance.

Frame Carbon
Fork Carbon Rigid Fork
Headset Cane Creek 40
Hubs Turnagain: Front 15×150 Rear 12×197
Rims Turnagain FR 80 FTD Tubeless
Spokes Wheelsmith Black DB
Nipples Wheelsmith Black Alloy
Rim Strips Turnagain RS80
Tires 26×4.8″ Maxxis Minion FBF EXO TR
Tubes Turnagain MagnumFAT
Bar Borealis Carbon 35 740mm
Stem RaceFace Turbine 70mm
Post “in-house” Carbon 31.6mm
Saddle Ergon SME30 EVO “in house”
Grips Ergon GA2
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch 30t 175mm
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 11 Speed
Chain KMC X11
Cassette SRAM XG-1195 10-42
Shifters SRAM X01 11 Speed
Brake Levers
Brakes SRAM Guide RS w/Centerline 180/160
DT/CS Protector Lizard Skins
Frame Carbon
Fork Carbon Rigid Fork
Headset Cane Creek 40
Hubs Turnagain: Front 15×150 Rear 12×197
Rims Turnagain FR 80 FTD Tubeless
Spokes Wheelsmith Black DB
Nipples Wheelsmith Black Alloy
Rim Strips Turnagain RS80
Tires 26×4.8″ Maxxis Minion FBF EXO TR
Tubes Turnagain MagnumFAT
Bar Race Face Next SL 35 740mm
Stem RaceFace Turbine 70mm
Post Race Face Next SL 31.6mm
Saddle Ergon SME30 EVO “in house”
Grips Ergon GA2
Crankset Race Face Next SL 30t 175mm
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 11 Speed
Chain KMC X11
Cassette SRAM XG-1199 10-42
Shifters SRAM XX1 11 Speed
Brake Levers
Brakes SRAM Guide Ultimate w/Centerline 180/160
DT/CS Protector Lizard Skins

Borealis MSRP: $4,950

Crestone X01 ROCKSHOX BLUTO FORK: $5,150

MSRP: $5,850

CRESTONE XX1 WITH A ROCKSHOX BLUTO FORK: $6,050

Borealis Crestone Carbon XX1 w/ Bluto Fork

Borealis Crestone Bluto

Crestone XX1

 

 

■■■ Amazing Colorado tech applied here..Crestone weight is 13,400 grams!

 



$6,050.00

Best Price /BUY

 

 

 

 

The world is full of ordinary places bikes can’t get to. Thus when every pedal stroke propels you further into the wild, rides like the Borealis Crestone get you there, when every ounce counts. They’ve dubbed it the lightest, toughest carbon fatbike on the market that allows for you to follow northern lights deep into the winter, or pack it up for a blitz across the tundra – the Crestone is the premier choice for fatbiking fun.

As fatbiking differentiates itself, carbon rigs are a way to outdistance your fellow riders – both at the trailhead and when deep in the bush where no trails exist. The Crestone is the elite choice, and it comes in two builds for the riding and spec you prefer. The XX1 shown here is the lights-out, blinged-out best – race-ready and trail-tested; while the XO1 maintains the outstanding performance at an attractive price point.

Borealis Crestone XX1 Bluto Fatbike

HIGHLIGHTS

The Crestone is a Closed Mold, Carbon Fiber Bike Frame that Represents the Most Advanced Geometry for Fat Bikes

  • New Impact and Fatigue standards to match the demands of riders who might ride a Fat Bike more aggressively
  • Totally new frame design developed to be more durable and thrilling to ride, while maintaining an aesthetic becoming of a high performance product
  • Weighs in at 150 grams less than the Echo
  • Available in two new colorways
  • Advanced carbon molding with state of the art production
  • Designed with reduced stand over height, top tube drops by one half inch
  • Available with SRAM XO1 or XX1 components

 

DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS

X01

Borealis riders can be a discriminating bunch, and the Crestone X01 won’t disappoint. It features solid spec with an eye for weight-reduction and an attractive price point.

Borealis Crestone XX1 Bluto Fatbike

XX1

Discriminating fatbike competitors will see in the Crestone XX1 build a devotion to pro-class components and race-winning spec. It’s purebred, elite-level build choices that deliver best-in-class performance.

Frame Carbon
Fork Carbon Rigid Fork
Headset Cane Creek 40
Hubs Turnagain: Front 15×150 Rear 12×197
Rims Turnagain FR 80 FTD Tubeless
Spokes Wheelsmith Black DB
Nipples Wheelsmith Black Alloy
Rim Strips Turnagain RS80
Tires 26×4.8″ Maxxis Minion FBF EXO TR
Tubes Turnagain MagnumFAT
Bar (in-house) Carbon 35 740mm
Stem RaceFace Turbine 70mm
Post “in-house” Carbon 31.6mm
Saddle Ergon SME30 EVO “in house”
Grips Ergon GA2
Crankset Race Face Turbine Cinch 30t 175mm
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 11 Speed
Chain KMC X11
Cassette SRAM XG-1195 10-42
Shifters SRAM X01 11 Speed
Brake Levers
Brakes SRAM Guide RS w/Centerline 180/160
DT/CS Protector Lizard Skins
Frame Carbon
Fork Carbon Rigid Fork
Headset Cane Creek 40
Hubs Turnagain: Front 15×150 Rear 12×197
Rims Turnagain FR 80 FTD Tubeless
Spokes Wheelsmith Black DB
Nipples Wheelsmith Black Alloy
Rim Strips Turnagain RS80
Tires 26×4.8″ Maxxis Minion FBF EXO TR
Tubes Turnagain MagnumFAT
Bar Race Face Next SL 35 740mm
Stem RaceFace Turbine 70mm
Post Race Face Next SL 31.6mm
Saddle Ergon SME30 EVO “in house”
Grips Ergon GA2
Crankset Race Face Next SL 30t 175mm
Front Derailleur
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 11 Speed
Chain KMC X11
Cassette SRAM XG-1199 10-42
Shifters SRAM XX1 11 Speed
Brake Levers
Brakes SRAM Guide Ultimate w/Centerline 180/160
DT/CS Protector Lizard Skins

MSRP: $4,950

MSRP CRESTONE X01 WITH ROCKSHOX BLUTO FORK: $5,150

Borealis MSRP: $5,850

CRESTONE XX1 WITH A ROCKSHOX BLUTO FORK: $6,050

2016 Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 w/ Lefty

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Cannondale Fat CAAD 1

Fat CAAD 1

 

 

■■■ Amazing snow tech applied here..

 

$3,450.00

WHERE TO BUY

 

 

 

 

The newest edition to hit the trails, is a fabulous 2016 Cannondale Fat Tire Bike, and the newest addition to their lineup of kick-some-a../ take names later, mountain bikes. This is your key ticket to the do-it all trail setup. Engineered with modern Cannondale trail geometry, the Fat setup features a slacker style head angle, a longer front-center, super- short chainstays and amazing Lefty font travel (100mm total).

If there is just 1 Expert MTB in your quiver this is it. Available in Caad Flo green (pictured here) with matte finish. Also featuring two different build options, the new ride was built to fit any budget.

Cannondale Fat CAAD 1 Lefty

Cannondale Specs:
Material – SmartFormed Alloy frame of the Caad is incredibly light, stiff and smooth, a testament to decades of aluminum craft work.
Fork – Cannondale Lefty Olaf needle bearing Air – 100mm.
Brakes – SRAM hydraulic disc 180/160mm Rotors, will slow the Fat down with undo confidence.
Fat Color – 1-option: Flo green graphic shown above.
Seatpost – C2 7075 alloy, to make it trail worthy.
Saddle – Fabric Scoop Radius Race Expert.
Drivetrain – SRAM X01 11s, with Raceface 30t ring
Handlebar – Cannondale C2 Alloy.
Weight – 31.0lbs, (5.9ozs) for complete Fat Bike.
Wheelset – Hubs: Formula DHL-1971, 197x12mm thru-axle, 32h, Rims: Sun Ringle MuleFut 80 SL, Spokes: .
Tire – Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 26 x 4.8, Snakeskin, tubeless.
Manufacture – Cannondale
Model Name – Fat

 

 




 

 

Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5+

Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5 plus 2016

Dragonslayer 27.5+

 

 

■■■ Fun single-track times..

 

$n/a

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Jamis has reserved their Dragon namesake for their premium line of steel MTB rides, so it says something that they’ve attached it to this new model. The Jamis Dragonslayer brings modern steel tubing in contact with the latest axle, wheel and tire standards to create a bike made for equal parts fun, exploration and shredding.

Jamis Dragonslayer 27.5 plus

 

The Dragonslayer got it’s start with the designers fitting a 27.5 x 3.0 tire in their 29er frames. Fortunately, the finished product added a lot more room by using Boost 148 rear spacing. Up front, the Dragonslayer is matched with the new Fox 34 Wide fork employing a 15×110 hub spacing.

With slack trail-oriented geometry that was designed around a 120mm fork, the 27.5 fat bike uses a custom chainstay yoke does away with the bridge and opens things up for 4″ of tire clearance. It also allows for the wheelbase to be adjusted thanks to sliding dropouts. This also means it’ll work great as a singlespeed. Note the one-piece thru axle and disc brake mount dropout piece.

Specs:

Material – steel 27.5+.
Rear Travel – none
Dragonslayer Color – Matte Blu-Grey w/ green & white graphic.
Drivetrain – not yet listed
Brakes – n/a
Fork – Fox 32 Float Factory Wide series, 100mm, with Dragonslayer color match.
Cockpit – n/a.
Wheels – WTB Scraper 27.5 plus
Weight – not yet available for the Dragonslayer complete bike.
Manufacture – Jamis
Model Name – Dragonslayer 2016

 

 

Trek Stache 9 29+ Mid Fat – 2016

Trek Stache 9 29plus 2016

Stache 9 29+

 

 

At the media release for 2016 models, Trek unveiled an entirely new range of plus/mid-fat/and fat bikes with (even) more new tire sizes. While the Trek Stache is what they believe is the “trail hardtail perfected,” while the Farley is broken down into different groups depending on the intended terrain. The stratification for fat tires is intended to ultimately provide the funnest bike possible.. making the Stache top-notch.

 

Trek explains, that tire sizes from 2.8-3.25″ fall into the plus/mid-fat category while 3.25-5″ tires qualify as fat. Then there is the wheel size itself. Originally limited to 26″ hoops, now riders have the choice between 26, 27.5, and 29er wheels with varying rim widths. Why so many? Well, as the fat bike continues to evolve, so does the manner in which they are ridden.

For the most distilled reason for Boost hub spacing, the answer seems to be increasing the stiffness of 29″ wheels. With the new 15×110 and 12×148 Trek was able to build the bigger wheels to be nearly as stiff as the 27.5″ and has wheels on the way that will increase stiffness by as much as 30% once they make the most out of the new flange geometry. Boost offers the ability to run wider tires while keeping chain stays super short and also allowing for the use of larger single ring chainrings.

 

The beginning of the new Stache came about when they started Project Weird back in 2012. Implemented to find out what the absolute shortest chain stays could be for a niner, the project started with a bike that had 398mm stays and clearance for a 2.5″ tire. After deciding to move to 29+ in 2013, They realized the Stache needed a higher bb to accommodate for the sag of the bigger tires. The final stage of the project involved a geometry change and tubing tweaks and resulted in a bike that has impressively short 405-420mm chain stays. The key for the new frame for the Stache was that it wasn’t just a stretched niner frame to fit bigger tires. Instead it is purpose built to be a bike that rides, carves, and manuals like a trail bike, just with huge tires.

 

That range of chainstays comes from their new Strangle Hold dropouts that offers an adjustable length that won’t slip. The adjustment allows for the frame to work with 29, 29plus, and 27.5+ wheels and tires and also provides the ability to run single speed.

 

Furthering the ability to run such short chainstays is the new elevated midstay which stiffened up the rear end and a one piece forged bottom bracket chain stay yoke. Without the stay in the way you can run up to a 38t chainring, and the elevated stay should make belt drive conversions possible.

 

Of course none of this would be possible without a suspension fork which comes in the form of Manitou’s new Magnum Comp and Pro. We’ll get into the details of the fork in another post, but the Cliff’s Notes version is that it is the first purpose built fork for plus size tires. Available in both wheel sizes the Magnum uses Boost 15×110 front spacing to allow for a front wheel that matches the stiffness of the rear.

 

The Stache will make use of the new Bontrager Line Plus wheels which offer a 39mm internal and 44mm external width with a TLR and OSB rim bed and Boost compatible hubs with Bontrager’s Rapid drive freehub. Coming in at 2036g per pair, the wheels claim to be up to 30 percent stiffer than their Boost compatible competitors and will sell for $1000.

 

Big wheels need big tires so it’s built around Trek’s Chupacabra 3.0″ TLR tire, hitting the scales at 885g.

Trek Stache 7 29plus

 

Along with the top end 9 which offers SRAM X1 shown at the top, with a KS dropper, and the Magnum Pro fork, the Stache will also be available in the 7 with a Magnum Comp and SRAM GX 1×11 drivetrain along with the fully rigid Stache 5 shown below. The same Alpha Platinum aluminum frame will be sold without a fork for ground up builds of your own.

Trek Stache 5 29plus

 

 



 

 

Borealis Echo Carbon Fork



 

Borealis Echo Carbon Fork

 

Borealis has released a new Echo Carbon Fork.

Designed to match the Borealis Echo trail/fat bike, the fork has specific dimensions that match the Rockshox Bluto that the frame was designed around.

While weighing a mere 640 grams, and exceeding the Borealis strength standards, the setup seems to be the first model on the market that matches the Rockshox Bluto’s hub width and axle-to-crown length, as we thought would happen soon. This means it will work for a whole lot more bikes than just the Echo, being an easy swap in for bikes that were designed around the Bluto, or already have one installed. Using 150mm spacing and a Rockshox Maxle means there will be no end cap switching, it will plug right in for rigid use on these bikes.

The owner Adam Miller, of Borealis has sent out a press release stating, “Fat bikes are all about versatility, and are used in so many different terrains by riders of all types. My goal is to create products that allow people to ride their fat bikes wherever and however they want. Many riders love their Bluto suspension setup, but many also want a lightweight rigid option as well.”

The Echo Fork is shipping now for $499, and is available with blue or silver graphics. Axle to crown length is 490mm, which is the equivalent of a 100mm travel Bluto at sag, and offset is 51mm.  You can see the fork installed on the infamous Fixie Dave’s personal bike….

Borealis Echo rigid

 

Enjoy all the Fat Biking to be had!

 

DT Swiss Big Ride BR 2250 Classic Wheelset



 

DT Swiss Big Ride 2250 Classic Wheelset

Big Ride 2250 Classic

 

 

Latest DT Swiss Fat Bike Goods!

First shown as standard equipment on the super popular Canyon Dude, the DT Swiss BR2250 entry into the world of fat bikes wasn’t without motivation. After partnering with Canyon to co-develop the wheelset,  close attention was paid to the BR 2250’s weight using a cutout structure to remove every unnecessary gram.

The result is a pair of BR 2250 aluminum fat bike hoops that are very close to the weight of some high end carbon hoops. Of course, the Big Ride or BR 2250s include standard high quality in the spokes, nipples, and ratchet hub system as well. Fresh off a stage win at the Snow Epic in Engelberg, the details on the new BR2250 shown below…

DT Swiss Big Ride 2250 Classic Wheels

There are a number of ways to approach fat bike rim design, but for the first DT Swiss options, cutouts were the way to go. Using a webbed cutout profile, DT Swiss claims they were able to maintain all of the rim’s structural integrity while keeping weight to a minimum. Each aluminum rim has 32 optimized holes for the Pro Lock nipples, and an internal width of 76mm. The wheels are not listed as tubeless compatible, but we wouldn’t be surprised if you could make it work with a wide strip of Gorilla tape, especially given the aggressive looking bead locks.

As for axle standards, the BR 2250 will be available with a 150×15 front and 190/197×12 rear hub. This is more than likely the way forward since 150×15 front hubs will work on both suspension and rigid forks, and the 190/197 rear standard allows for larger tires and can still be used with narrow q-factor fat bike cranks with the right chainring set up. Making the BR2250’s more versatile.

The natural assumption would be DT Swiss eventually having the hubs for sale separately which should make anyone looking for ratchet equipped, Classic Centerlock fat bike hubs happy.


Listed with a total weight of 2235g, the BR 2250 Classics will retail for €869, or just under $1,000. Available soon.

dtswiss.com

 

Bulls Monster FS Fat Bike




 

Bulls Monster FS

 

MONSTER FS FAT BIKE

 

 

Latest Bulls MTB For Lifetime Fun!

The creatives came up with a cutting edge Bulls Monster, as their first Fat released for 2015. In keeping with the newly introduced category to carry the three models dubbed the Monster – they employed either a suspension fork RockShox Bluto (100 mm) as the Monster S moniker. Or with a slim specially developed aluminum rigid fork as a standard Monster with no suspension at all, and the full-suspension that is displayed in all it’s glory here. All the Bulls framesets are built with high quality aluminum, made ​with a complex shaping thanks to an attractive design and lower stand-over heights.

To stay with current trends floating around, the Monster models come with axle widths of 150mm for the front and 170mm at the rear, so they are not suitable for huge 4.8″ tires, but also with the new Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.1 to house 82mm rims, and still have a great tire clearance.
Both bike models are identical except for the fork, as they come with a 2 × 10 Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, with an FSA crank that uses the (22/36t) configuration.

The rigid Monster version also comes to your door with very respectable weight of 15kg, and the model with front suspension is respectively about 1000 grams more. While the FS hits the scales at a nice 18.5 kg as well. Besides the two models driven solely by human power there are also two e-bikes available with the simple suffix E, ie the “Monster E”.

Here is the detailed list of the Bulls specs.

Category Full Suspension MTB
Material 7005 aluminium Fat
Sizes 46/51 cm
Weight ~ 18.5 kg
Fork/Shock RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, 120mm, 15mm Maxle, RockShox Monarch RT 100mm
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore XT RD-M781, 10-spd
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore FD-M616
Shifters Shimano Deore SL-M610-I
Cranks FSA Comet, 36/22t
Cassette Sprockets Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36t
Brakes Tektro Gemini HD-500 hydraulic disc, 203/180 mm
Handlebar STYX aluminium
Stem STYX aluminium
Seatpost STYX aluminium
Saddle Selle Royal Seta M1, STYX design
Rims BULLS 82 mm
Wheel size 29 Zoll
Tires Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Snake Skin 26 x 4.0
Pedals n/a
Extras
Gender Male
Color black matte/white
Price (RRP) 1,999.00 €

 

 

 

Bulls Monster Fat Bike



Bulls Monster-S Fat Bike

MONSTER S FAT BIKE

 

 

Latest Bulls MTB For Lifetime Fun!

The creatives came up with a cutting edge Bulls Monster, as their first Fat released for 2015. In keeping with the newly introduced category to carry the two models dubbed the Monster – they employed either a suspension fork RockShox Bluto (100 mm) as the S moniker. Or with a slim specially developed aluminum rigid fork as a standard Monster with no suspension at all. The Bulls framesets are high quality, made ​with a complex shape thanks to an attractive design and lower standover height.

Bulls Monster Fat Bike

To stay with current trends floating around, the Monster models come with axle widths of 150mm for the front and 170mm at the rear, so they are not suitable for huge 4.8″ tires, but also with the new Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.1 to house 82mm rims, and still have a great tire clearance.
Both bike models are identical except for the fork, as they come with a 2 × 10 Shimano Deore XT drivetrain, with an FSA crank that uses the (22/36t) configuration.

The rigid Monster version also comes to your door with very respectable weight of 15kg, and the model with front suspension is respectively about 1000 grams more. Besides the two models driven solely by human power there are also two e-bikes available with the simple suffix E, ie “Monster SE” and “Monster E”.

Here is the detailed list of the Bulls specs.

Category Hardtail
Material 7005 aluminium Fat
Sizes 46/51 cm
Weight ~ 15.9 kg
Fork RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, 120mm, 15mm Maxle
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore XT RD-M781 SGS, 10-speed, shadow
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore FD-M616-D
Shifters Shimano Deore SL-M610-I
Cranks FSA Comet, 36/22t
Cassette Sprockets Shimano CS-HG50-10, 11-36t
Brakes Tektro Gemini HD-500 hydraulic disc, 203/180 mm
Handlebar STYX aluminium
Stem STYX aluminium
Seatpost STYX aluminium
Saddle Selle Royal Seta M1, STYX design
Rims BULLS 82 mm
Wheel size 29 Zoll
Tires Schwalbe Jumbo Jim Snake Skin 26 x 4.0
Pedals Wellgo
Extras
Gender Male
Color neon yellow matt/black matt
Price (RRP) 1,599.00 €

 

 

 

Pivot Les Fat Bike




 

Pivot Les Fat X1 Bike

LES FAT

 

 

Latest Pivot Cycles For Lifetime Fun!

The Pivot LES is now rideable on the snow and so much more. As the new LES setup for 2015, looks to be a category crushing jack of all trades to say the least. While Pivot really took it over the top, they built it to accommodate 4 different wheel size standards. To be exact, the frame will run 26 X 3.8, 26 X 4.8, 27.5+ and 29+ wheels and tires can all be run without compromising the geometry. Oh and there’s more, with the ability to run rigid or suspension for the front end, 1x, 2x, or even single speed drivetrains, and internal dropper posts and more.

Pivot Cycles Les Fat

 

On paper, the Fat has just about everything you could want from an aggressive, trail oriented setup. Using proprietary Hollow Core internal molding technology, it features full carbon with a rigid fork. Calling it the “largest downtube in the category” it has an aggressive stance that follows loosely from the LES 29er hardtail. The toptube and seatstay profiles remain slim to aide in ride quality which is quite the contrast with a massive lower half.

 

Pivot Les Fat swinger single speed

 

As the Les employs multiple size wheels, that’s truly designed with all those wheel sizes in mind is unique. In order to make it compatible with the 4 different sizes, one of the biggest features is the patented Swinger II dropout system. Most will fit 29+ wheels and tires, but the larger diameter ends up raising the bottom bracket and front end. To counter that, as you pull the Swinger II dropouts back, the bottom bracket gets progressively lower. This indexed adjustment arc also allows for chainstay length adjustments for different wheels, and the ability to run single speed.

Pivot LES Fat-Bike 29+ 27+

Further adjustability is built into the front end of the bike, with each LES frameset you get two separate lower head set cups. Again, 29+ wheels and tires or suspension forks with bigger tires raise the front end. To allow for the taller set ups while still working with rigid forks and smaller wheels and tires, there is a Zero Stack and an 18mm cup option. The Zero Stack is used for the taller suspension forks and LES 29+ set ups, while everything else – rigid 26 x 3.8-4.8″ and 27.5+ will use the 18mm cup.

Fans of interchangeability will also be happy to see a 150mm spaced carbon fork from Pivot. Complete with a 150x15mm axle, the tapered steerer fork is fully compatible with the RockShox Bluto so riders will only need one wheel to swap back and forth.

Pivot Les Fat Bike

 

Full length internal cable routing for all derailleurs, brakes, and internally routed dropper posts are all managed with Pivot’s new Cable Port System. Additional features include 3 water bottle cage mounts plus rear rack mounts, though mounts on the fork are lacking.

 

 

SPECS:

  • Fits all plus wheel sizes (26 X 3.8, 26 X 4.8, 27.5+ and 29+) via the Swinger II dropout system, without geometry compromises.
  • Full carbon featuring proprietary hollow core internal molding technology.
  • Optimized layup structure with svelte toptube and stay shaping for long ride and epic adventure comfort while featuring the largest downtube in the category.
  • Full length internal cable routing with exclusive Cable Port System
  • Optimized narrow Q-factor design
  • Complete models include co-designed lower Q factor E-Thirteen crankset
  • 132mm wide press fit bottom bracket for light weight, durability and ease of maintenance
  • 2x and 1x and singlespeed compatible
  • 197mm rear spacing and optimized design clears 5″ tires.
  • Pivot designed carbon fork with 150mm spacing.
  • RockShox Bluto compatible.
  • Similar to other LES models it’s both geared and single speed compatible.
  • Rear rack mounts.
  • Internal dropper post compatible.
  • 3 bottle cage mounts.
  • Highly durable rubberized leather chainstay protection.

Pivot Les Fat frame

Available as a frameset/fork/headset or as a complete build, the LES will be sold in S, M, and L sizes, that will start at $2599 with both headset cups, while a complete bike with an X01 build slates in at $4699.

Pivot Les Fat geometry

Pivot Les Fat geo

 

 

Turner King Khan Full Suspension Fat



 

King Khan Fat Bike

Turner Fat Bike King Khan X01 red

 

 

Latest Turner MTB For Lifetime Fun!

King Khan Fat Bike

 

 

The first Turner Fat King Khan is fast upon us. And rather than stepping tentatively into a hardtail to test the waters, Turner went with their strong suit – a DW Link equipped full suspension Fat. Taking full advantage of the longest travel RockShox Bluto available for Fat’s, the King Khan mates a 120mm travel fork with 125mm of travel through the rear linkage.

With a U.S. made frame, the King Khan carries almost all of the features that you’ve come to expect from the rest of their fleet. Through the use of a journal bearing system along with threaded Zerk grease fittings, the King Khan’s suspension system is easily serviced – something that is particularly important on a fat setup. A 44mm head tube allows for the use of a tapered fork, while the rear of the King Khan employs a 177x12mm thru axle system. Combined with the 100mm threaded bottom bracket, the rear triangle has clearance for 3.8-4″ tires depending on the rim.

Available now through Turner’s site or your local dealer, details on the Fat build kit and geometry numbers are located below…

turner king-khan geometry

The new Turner will be sold in small thru XL sizes, and currently available only as complete bikes, at the moment. While prices start at $5,999 for the Raw finish, though powder coated colors are available at no charge if ordered direct from them.

Khan Fat

Due to the rear suspension configuration, the King Khan Fat is 1x only since a front derailleur can’t be mounted, so it will come to your door with a mix of SRAM XX1, X01, and X1 (10x42t cassette and 28t chainring). While the Fat Kit build also includes a Fox Float CTD Evolution rear shock and Rockshox Bluto Solo Air RL fork. Rear shocks can be upgraded to a Fox CTD Factory Kashima, tacking on $150 to the Fat setup, giving you plenty of options.

 

Additional build specs from Turner will include Hope hubs laced to Turnagain FR80 rims and Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.0 tires, a Thomson cockpit, and Shimano SLX brakes.

king khan.com

 

 

 

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

Minnesota 2.0

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike white-orange


 

 

$1,449.00

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2015 Framed Fat Bike

Snow Concepts
sbc
Travel
Front: rigid Rear: hardtail

 

Concept Description

The creatives for the Framed Minnesota like to approach cycling from a problem to solution angle. Which is where the Minnesota comes into the picture, as Framed spent countless hours riding fat bikes through snow, sand, dirt and even using them for commutes they realized they’re way too fun and way too versatile for their current ‘quiver paradigm’.

 

So Framed set out to solve two problems. First, they wanted to make a nicely spec’d fatty for under $1,000. They pulled that off! Not only did they accomplish that, we did it while adding extras.

 

As this Minnesota version pays special attention to the little details. It comes stock with Alloy Sealed Platform Pedals w/Removable pins and a KMC x9 chain. Check the specs and compare to the competition!

 

Secondly, they set out to make a fatty that was as multi-purpose as possible. Which was made possible with their super cool Framed Fattie Slims™ 29er wheels. As stated they cut through the BS and hooked up a ready to ride 29er slick wheelset (w/rotors and cassette mounted). The additional wheel set options (Pat.Pending) allow switching from a “fat setup” to an even lighter, even faster “29 Fattie Slims™ wheelset” with no additional tools needed.

To finish the geometry on this 2.0 model displayed here has a shorter cockpit than the Minnesota 1.0 giving it a more trail and free ride feel.

White/Orange
White Orange


AVAILABILITY

BIKE SPECS

  • Gears – 18 Speed
  • Hardtail Frameset – 6061 Alloy Minnesota tubing.
  • Fork – 6061 Alloy
  • Seat Clamp – Anodized or Painted Alloy QR
  • Crankset – Truvativ 28/38t
  • Bottom Bracket – 100mm Sealed
  • Front Derailleur – SRAM X7
  • Rear Derailleur – SRAM X5
  • Freewheel – SRAM 9spd 11/34
  • Chain – KMC Model X9
  • Headset – Necco 1 1/8″
  • Brakes – Avid BB5 Mechanical Disc w/160mm Rotors.
  • Brake Levers – Avid BB5
  • Shifters -SRAM Model X5 18spd Trigger Shift.
  • Grips – Locking Minnesota version.
  • Stem – 100mm Threadless 6 Degree Rise.
  • Handlebar – 710mm, 12 degree sweep.
  • Saddle – Velo Plush (S2)
  • Post – 30.9mm
  • Pedals – Framed Alloy Sealed Platform Pedals w/Removable Pins.
  • Front Hub – Quando 135mm Alloy Quick Release.
  • Rear Hub – Quando 170mm Alloy Q.R.
  • Rims – (their own) Single Wall Drilled Out.
  • Spokes – 14G
  • Tires – Framed 26×4.0″, 120TPI Folding Tire.
  • Additional Wheels – Fattie Slim™ Compatible.
  • Approximate Weight – 35lbs (Minnesota size Large w/ pedals).

GEOMETRY

 

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Charge Cooker Maxi 2 Fat Bike – 2015



 

Charge Cooker Maxi 2 2015 white

Charge Cooker Maxi 2

 

 

 

$1,499.00

CONFIGURE FAT BIKE HERE

Save: $1000.00 (40%)

 

 

 

 

GET OUT WHILE IT’S WINTER/summer.

 

Concept
Fat Biking
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Alloy

Fat Bike

Charge Cooker Maxi 2 Fat Bike - 2015

Description

The Cooker Fat Bike was developed to take you anywhere you can literally dream of in 2015. It takes the ‘fat bike’ feel to the trails for a new off road experience. Mating up with Charge’s own unique ‘trail tuned’ geometry, is a durable but yet lightweight aluminium Cooker frameset with huge 4.25” wide tires and powerful Tektro HDC-330, hydraulic disc brakes. Along with Charges own triple coat paint with double lacquer layer, all combined with their own flavor in the cockpit department.

 

 

Spec List For MAXI 2.

GEARS/ 20 gears. FRAMESET/ 6061 Series, Cooker butted aluminium. Offset 135mm asymmetrical rear.FORK/ Tange cro-mo rigid Cooker disc. CRANKS/ FSA Comet, 36/22t. DERAILLEURS/ SRAM X5. SHIFTERS/ SRAM X5 10-speed. WHEELS/ Shield 80mm rims Shield disc hubs. TiRES/ Vee Rubber H-Billie, 72tpi, wire bead, 26×4.25/ Maxxis Mammoth 26×4 (Tire spec dependent on Cooker region).BRAKES/ Tektro HDC-330, hydraulic disc with 180/160mm rotors. HANDLEBAR/ Shield Plus flat top riser, 15° sweep. STEM/ Shield Plus MTB, 31.8mm. GRIPS/ Cooker Griddle lock-on. HEADSET/ FSA TH-857. SADDLE/ Cooker Spoon. SEATPOST/ Shield Lite, 15mm layback. PAINT/ Triple coat plus double lacquer, Charge exclusive. PEDALS/MTB alloy. BB/ FSA MegaExo. CASSETTE/ SRAM PG 1030 11-36t. CHAIN/ YBN S10CR. SPOKES/ 14G stainless. SEAT CLAMP/ Single bolt.

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Charge Cooker Maxi 1 Fat Bike – 2015

Charge Cooker Maxi 1 Fat Bike  2015

Cooker Maxi 1

 

 

 

$999.00

CONFIGURE FAT BIKE HERE

Save: $200.00 (17%)

 

 

 

 

GET OUT WHILE IT’S WINTER/summer.

 

Concept
Fat Biking
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Alloy

2015 Charge

Charge Cooker Maxi 1 2015

Description

The Charge Cooker Fat Bike was developed to take you anywhere you can literally dream of. It takes the ‘fat bike’ feel to the trails for a new off road experience. Mating up with Charge’s own unique ‘trail tuned’ geometry, is a durable but yet lightweight aluminium Cooker frameset with huge 4.25” wide tires and powerful mechanical disc brakes.

 

 

Spec List For MAXI 1.

GEARS/ 20 gears. FRAMESET/ 6061 Series, Cooker butted aluminium. Offset 135mm asymmetrical rear.FORK/ Tange cro-mo rigid Cooker disc. CRANKS/ FSA Comet, 36/22t. DERAILLEURS/ SRAM X5. SHIFTERS/ SRAM X5 10-speed. WHEELS/ Shield 80mm rims Shield disc hubs. TiRES/ Vee Rubber H-Billie, 72tpi, wire bead, 26×4.25/ Maxxis Mammoth 26×4 (Tire spec dependent on Cooker region).BRAKES/ Pro-Max Render, cable disc with 180/160mm rotors. HANDLEBAR/ Shield Plus flat top riser, 15° sweep. STEM/ Shield Plus MTB, 31.8mm. GRIPS/ Cooker Griddle lock-on.HEADSET/ FSA TH-857. SADDLE/ Cooker Spoon. SEATPOST/ Shield Lite, 15mm layback. PAINT/ Triple coat plus double lacquer. PEDALS/MTB alloy. BB/ FSA MegaExo. CASSETTE/ SRAM PG 1030 11-36t. CHAIN/ YBN S10CR. SPOKES/ 14G stainless. SEAT CLAMP/ Single bolt.
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Chromag Nice Dreams Fat Bike

 
Chromag Nice Dreams Bluto Fat Bike
 

 

Chromag Nice Dreams Fat Bike

 

 

 

 

 

Shred on the snow.

 

Due to the fact that Chromag’s home base and warehouse is hidden within the Whistler Function Junction zone, we can safely assume Chromag is a North Shore brand. Due to that analogy, you might not expect to see the Nice Dreams fatty from them, but that’s exactly what we have here. Looking at the ride though, it’s clear that this fat bike comes to your door with plenty of all-mountain influence from the shore.

What started as a prototype after getting their hands on an early sample of a RockShox Bluto suspension fork, eventually turned into the production fat bike you have here. After enough desire was expressed both within the company and from potential customers, the first Nice Dreams were made… the rest is history.

Chromag Nice Dreams Pink Fat Bike

For one of the few fatty framesets, that is based on the 120mm travel Bluto, the setup will also be optimized for Chromag’s upcoming Tomahawk rigid fork. Why a fat bike from a company based in Whistler? According to them, the ability to ride trails in all of their varying weather conditions was one of their bigger motivations.

 

After testing the model through the full Whistler Spring and Summer, they have formally given the Nice Dreams setup their official stamp of approval. Alloying for the Nice Dreams to be a full on all-mountain ride, regardless if there’s snow on the ground or not. It’s time to ante up… in Nice Dream style!

Chromag Nice Dreams Fat Bike

Welded and finished in Whistler, B.C., the steel Nice Dreams are available in your choice of color (they have reported any color, but with the possibility of up charges depending on how wild you want to be). With framesets starting at $1550, complete build packages are available, contact them for Nice Dreams pricing.

Specs:

  • Medium 17″ frame weighs a mere 2890 grams (or 6.37 lbs)
  • Complete Fat Bike is 14.9 kg (32.84 lb)
  • 100mm BB
  • 170mm rear spacing
  • Modular drop out allows for 10mm or 12mm axles
  • 445mm chain stay
  • 44mm headtube
  • H.A. 67.5
  • S.A. 73
  • BB drop 50mm
  • Under the top tube cable routing

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Borealis Echo Hed Big Deal Carbon XX1 Fat Bike!

 
Borealis Echo Hed Big Deal Carbon XX1 Fat Bike

Borealis Echo XX1 Hed

 

 

 

$7,295.00

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Details:
Optimum Use
MTB, any-style
Sizes
small thru X-large
Suspension
front
Weight
11,650g complete

Carbon Fat Bike System:

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The creative design and ride crew with Borealis have named the ride after the gorgeous Echo Canyon located in Dinosaur National Monument Park. Or also known as the northwestern boonies of Colorado, the Echo is the first performance-oriented, full carbon frame designed around the brand a new front suspension fork. They claim the lightweight and responsive action of the original Echo XX1 “will make you think you’re riding a ‘skinny tire’ XC race ride.” Now, with the addition of HED Big Deal carbon wheels, the Echo HED XX1 really is a threat to become an actual podium contender in the XC MTB field.

Borealis Echo XX1 Hed 2015

To start with the extreme lateral stiffness combined with geometry optimized for the BLUTO’s 100mm of travel has truly revolutionized fat biking. This frame employs the same cutting-edge carbon construction and geometry used across the entire Echo line. Which is built w/ the RockShox Bluto — the world’s first dedicated suspension fork. Beyond shedding grams, the composite construction has enabled a finely tuned the ride quality, resulting in high strength that will hold up to heavy use. This is particularly important, since the inclusion of the HED Big Deal wheel invites even more aggressive riding than the already surprisingly capable Echo from last season.

Borealis Echo Hed Big Deal Carbon wheels

The HED Big Deals are super light, super stiff that employ a single-wall, tubeless-ready construction. The tubeless ride comes courtesy of HED’s Inflatobam mounting system and its henchmen, the Inflatobands. Inflatobam uses a twin channel design to decrease the pressure needed to seat the beads, and the Inflatobands compensate for different tire beads by reducing the gap between tire and rim. The overall effect is easier seating and a more reliable seal.

At a claimed 445 grams per rim, the Big Deals promise to knock about 2 pounds of weight off your bike per wheel, for a total weight loss of four pounds. Yep: Four pounds. We don’t normally truck with exclamation points and unnecessary formatting, but it’s pretty damn tempting to celebrate these weight savings with some social media-type grammar. The rims are laced to Turnagain’s newest FH150 hubs, which received updated colors and a front hub redesign to eliminate sleeve issues. Borealis likes them so much that the company is transitioning to their exclusive use.

Internal dropper seatpost routing is the cherry on top of the Echo’s design features that make it stand out as a do anything, ride anywhere, year round adventure shredding machine.

Highlights: The Echo is the first frame to accommodate a suspension fork.

• Fully guided internal dropper post routing.
• Fully guided internal cable routing.
• Complete SRAM XX1 kit.
• Featherweight Race Face Next SL crank, by far the lightest on the market.
• Clearance for 4.8” tires on 100mm rims.
• 100mm B.B. shell
• 42mm upper headset ID, 52mm lower headset ID
• New 197mm rear spacing with 12mm RockShox MAXLE thru axle.
• 3 water bottle cage mounts for those Epic Adventures
• Available in Stealth Black
• 1370 gram frame weight
• Ultra-stiff, rally-ready carbon frame

 

 

 

Niner Ros 9 Plus X1 Fat Bike

 

Niner Ros 9 Plus fat bike

 

 

 

 

$2,899.00

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DESCRIPTION:

For some highly crafty Niner steel tubing and design work, this might possibly become one of the most sought after Fat Bikes out there.. Niner is crafting all of  their very sleek Ros 9’s in their factory based in California.

 

 

The new Ros combines the best qualities of both worlds, by offering the amazing flotation and traction of fattie wheels, along with the added power and stability offered by a 29er wheel size. Allowing this 29+ platform to deliver on the promise of a solid, confidence-inspiring ride.

Niner Ros 9 Plus X1
So this is what you get when you cross a 29er with a fat bike, the ROS 9 Plus! By using the insanely popular ROS 9 long travel hardtail geometry to draft up the blueprint for the ROS Plus, they have essentially introduced the 1rst trail-esque rigid 29+ shredding machine.

As these bikes are still a considerably young concept, they’ve traditionally taken on a short travel cross country geometry, whereas the ROS+ slackens the headtube and shortens the chainstays to make this a true fun factory of a bike. The tire clearance can accommodate 3.0 tires which bolster traction and plushness to previously unknown levels.  The frame is constructed from 4130 ChroMoly steel which lives up to its reputation as a bombproof material that will absorb the abuse inflicted by the most unforgiving of trails, offering the resilience and ride quality you want for unruly riding.

 

Niner Ros 9 Plus X1 3-star build

 

Field a loyal and trusty steed without breaking the bank. As the Niner 3-Star Builds offer the best technical features from each manufacturer with an eye for substance over style. Great for riders who want a sweet bike but know that it’s the engine that counts.

  • FRAME: ROS+ – Green
  • FORK: 4130 Cr-Mo Fork, 15MM
  • WHEELS: STAN’S NOTUBES 3.30/ZTR Hugo, 15MM FRONT, 142 X 12MM REAR
  • TIRES: Surly Knard 3.0
  • BRAKES & ROTORS: Shimano Deore M615 with 180/160MM Rotors
  • BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Deore M615
  • Rear SHIFTER w/ Derailleur: SRAM X1 11sp
  • CASSETTE: SRAM XG 1180 11sp 10-42T
  • CHAIN: SRAM PC 1130
  • CRANKSET: SRAM X1 GXP 32T
  • BB: SRAM GXP
  • SADDLE: (their own) Custom with Cr-Mo Rails, w/ Graphic
  • SEAT POST: (their own)Alloy Seat Post, 370MM, Red w/ Graphic
  • HANDLEBAR: (their own) Flat Top Alloy, 780MM, w/ Red Graphic
  • STEM: (their own) Alloy Stem, w/ Red Graphic
  • GRIPS: (their own) Grrrips

 

 

Borealis Echo 2015 XX1



 

 

Borealis Bikes Echo XX1 black 2015

 

 

 

 

$4,799.00

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20% Off of $5,999.00

 

DESCRIPTION: Top-Tier Fat Bike

 

To me personally it seems a bit counter intuitive, but a perfect example to change that mindset is the Echo Complete that has me pondering that fat bikes with front suspension might not be such a strange combination after all. The Echo was built as a perfect partner to the RockShox Bluto suspension fork, and saying it adds even more fun to the equation doesn’t really do it justice. So why not add to the party SRAM’s proven XX1 one-by-eleven groupset? The result is a setup that’s race-light, and ready to tear up the trails.

 

 

 

Borealis Bikes Echo bluto fork

 

The Borealis frame has been paired with not only cutting-edge carbon fiber construction, but with key geometry numbers that match the RockShox Bluto. Which is the world’s first dedicated fat bike suspension fork.

Beyond shedding grams, the composite construction has enabled them to finely tune the Echo’s quality of ride, resulting in a strength that will hold up to heavy use. That’s particularly important, since the addition of the 100mm travel Bluto invites even more aggressive style terrain to ride it on.

 

 

 

Borealis Bikes Echo XX1 Carbon Fat Bike

 

They also profiled the Echo seatstays to enable for a degree of vertical compliance, while the oversized chainstays keep the pedaling responsive when you stomp on the gas. Similar to the Yampa, this XX1 model clears a massive 4.8 inch tire utizing a 100mm wide rim.

 

 

 

Borealis Bikes Echo XX1 Fat Bike blue

 

To complete the build is SRAM’s XX1 one-by-eleven system got the nod for this beautiful XX1 build shown here. The cranks are the featherweight RaceFace Next SL version. Which are by far the lightest fat bike-ready cranks on the market, while also paired with a 32t narrow-wide chainring for flawless chain retention without the need for a chainguide. SRAM XX brakes handle stopping duties, and the cockpit is primarily Race Face Next hardware with a WTB saddle.