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NEW! Fatback Corvus Carbon

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FATBACK INTRODUCES CORVUS, A COMPLETE CARBON FIBER FAT-BIKE

Anchorage, Alaska – Fatback announces the addition of the CORVUS CARBON FRAME AND FORK to its lineup of back-country all-terrain bikes. The complete bike, frame, and fork are available now for pre-ordering through the Fatback website.

The Fatback Corvus is made for snow treks and shoreline tours, long hauls and short joy rides, week long excursions and weekend races; it’s ready for any adventure. The frame utilizes the strength of a unidirectional carbon fiber layup, with a monocoque front triangle and bonded chainstays and seatstays. With its integrated rack mounts and maximized storage capacity in the front triangle, riders can carry a wide range of gear while taking advantage of the lighter and stiffer frame that carbon fiber offers.

The Corvus frame features generous standover clearance with a tapered head tube, and a standard BSA threaded external bottom bracket. The Corvus rear triangle is built around the new 190mm symmetrical rear hub spacing that Fatback developed and tested over the previous winter. The Corvus will ship standard with the newly launched Fatback Sterling 4.2 inch tire, but has enough tire clearance to run up to 4.8 inch tires. The frame also has three water bottle mounts, four integrated rear rack mounts, a removable rear derailleur hanger, a 12mm thru axle, and a removable low direct-mount front derailleur spacer so riders can run either a single or double chainring setup.

The Corvus fork features unidirectional carbon fiber monocoque construction with a 15mm thru axle, a molded cable channel, post mounts for 160mm rotors, and a tapered steer tube. The Corvus fork also has enough spacing to handle the 135mm Fatback hub and 4.8 inch tires.

About Fatback

Fatback has been forging a niche in the market since 2007. The company continues to make tracks by popularizing the 190mm drivetrain for riders who want to roll with even wider tires (4.8 inches). Fatback is a key player in the fat tire market and was the first to offer many standard features that fat tire riders know today, including 170mm wide symmetrical hubs, huge tire clearance, race and epic adventure proven geometry and more than enough standover clearance.

The company continues to keep its lifestyle front and center by creating top-notch products so riders are prepared to conquer back-country mountain riding. Greg Matyas, owner of Speedway Cycles and all-around product guru, brings leadership and experience to this pioneering brand from their Anchorage, Alaska headquarters. Greg is also responsible for the development of many fat tire components including cranksets for e*thirteen and FSA, carbon forks, and single wall aluminum rims to name a few. For more information, visit: www.fatbackbikes.com

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7 Responses to NEW! Fatback Corvus Carbon

  1. masterblaster September 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Weight? I dont understand the need for 12x190mm…

    • Fatback September 12, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      We developed the 190 because many customers wanted to run 4.8 tires, and the chain line on a 170 bike won’t allow it without losing gearing.

  2. Nigel September 12, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I just hope they build these things strong and not lightwieght, giving carbon fiber plastic even more of a bad name for breaking. Time will tell.

    • Hunter September 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

      Carbon Fiber has a bad name for breaking?

  3. Ernesto September 12, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    I want want want one!

  4. Hunter September 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    so tough to choose between the orange 9zero7 and this bike now!

  5. Chris Dauel September 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    The New Pinnacle of Fat Bikes has arrived!
    Thanks greg