Interestingly enough, Specialized decided to go with Shimano hydraulic brakes on otherwise SRAM-equipped bike. Could it be SRAM’s recent recall?
All the fun of a fat bike with the performance of a Specialized. The Fatboy combines a lightweight frame and fork with 4.6″ Specialized Ground Control tires for nimble handling in the most extreme conditions.
New, fully butted M4 Premium Aluminum frame with 190mm rear spacing and a tapered headtube for a lightweight platform with stiffness where you need it and clearance for 5″ tires
New, full monocoque, Specialized FACT carbon fiber fork with 5-inch tire clearance is super-lightweight and stiff
Wide, 4.6″ Specialized Ground Control tires with foldable aramid bead are light, fast rolling, and provide excellent traction regardless of the terrain
Custom e.thirteen 2×10 crankset with PF30 bottom bracket and 100mm spindle provide worry free and efficient pedaling
Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes provide powerful and consistent braking, regardless of the weather, temperature or terrain.
SRAM X0 Type 2 10-speed rear derailleur provides fast and reliable shifting that can handle all elements
Widely recognized as the worst-kept secret in recent Specialized history, the Fatboy fat bike officially rolled out at the company’s 2014 launch event at Copper Mountain. No longer just for snow or sand, these all-terrain monsters have exploded in popularity over the past three years. The Fatboy steamrolls into 2014 with a 135mm front hub, 190mm rear hub and 90mm hookless rims, which each weigh 795 grams. Specialized will offer two aluminum versions, the Fatboy and Fatboy Expert. Each features a tapered headtube that holds a carbon fork, with clearance for tires up to five inches wide (and the company plans to offer its own 26 x 4.8 Ground Control tires). Both the Fatboy and Fatboy Expert models will feature SRAM components, and hydraulic disc brakes.
- FD: SRAM X7
- RD: SRAM X0 Type-2
- Cassette: SunRace 10 speed
- Chain: KMC X10SL
- Crankset: Custom e.thirteen, 2 piece, PF30, 100mm spindle, 170mm/175mm length (regular crank is triple)
Bottom Bracket: e.thirteen PF30
- Tires: Specialized Ground Control, 26×4.6″
- Saddle: Body Geometry Henge SL