Travers Bikes – Rudy Fat – New UK Titanium 29+

Mike Travers is the man behind Travers Bikes and he shared some information about his new hand-built Rudy Fat Titanium 29+. Take a look and let us know what you think!


Travers Bikes Titanium 29er+ frame the “Rudy Fat” is now available. The new 29er+ standard gives you all the benefits of the Fat 3″ tyres on 50mm rims but with the added bonus of being able to run standard components.

The “Rudy Fat” has been designed with endurance racing and all day cross country fun in mind, with its light weight and agile handling the tyres will insulate you from the trail buzz. The extra wide tyres make this bike a blast on the down hills and fire roads, really spinning up to speed fast. It also has the edge on the up hills with its extra traction, light frame and components. The “Rudy Fat” has the added appeal of being low maintenance giving you more time on the trail and peace of mind.


The thing we are most proud of is the chainstay bridge. With a clever use of a horse shoe design we have been able to maximise the mud clearance and add strength and stiffness whilst at the same time allowing you to run standard cranks.

1385581_10151891203872173_1579503091_nThe frame comes as standard with a split seat stay allowing you to run a belt drive and, in combination with the PF30 bottom bracket, you will be able to run a number of Eccentric Bottom Brackets or a standard 1×10 or 2×10 setup.

Travers Bikes is a small UK company based in Essex, which is where we do all of the design and prototype testing. Each frame is hand built and there is an option to custom build any of our models into your bespoke, dream titanium frame. The “Rudy Fat” has been in development for 9 months.

Each frame is adorned with a UK designed and handmade custom head badge. Travers Bikes supports racing at the grass roots level and has a presence at local races in the South East, both in mountain biking and on the road, as well as at many of the national endurance series events. The frames have been used for over 3 years in competition, in different forms from early prototype to finished production models including the “Fat Race” and “Rudy Fat” in the recent Dusk til Dawn 12 hour endurance race at Thetford.

Lead times for custom builds are 6-12 weeks.

Our other bikes in the range include the “Fat Race” (Fat Bike), the “Rudy” (race orientated 29er) the “tRudy” (female geometry race orientated 29er) and a road frame called the “Road Elite”. Each bike is designed to meet a specific need but share frame design elements across the range.


The specification for the “Rudy Fat” is as follows:

• Titanium frame
• PF30 BB
• Tapered headtube
• Horseshoe chainstay bridge
• Geometry designed for Travers carbon 29er forks
• Custom 29er+ geometry
• Standard MTB hubs
• Standard MTB cranks 1x or 2x
• Off the peg or custom options
• Replaceable rear mech hanger
• Brushed finish with polished logo
• Handmade custom head badge

More details can be found at

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  1. If you enter the code “FREEWORLDSHIP” you will get free shipping and insurance to any where in the world on frames ordered before the end of November.

    Michael, Owner of Travers

    • I especially like the chainstay bridge – such a clean design… being a short-legged person I think your 26″ fatbike (with the bent toptube) suits me better and it is my new dream bike.

  2. Stratorally the top tube is about the same height on both at the critical point. The chainstay length on the 29er+ is actually shorter than the 26″ Fat bike making it rather nimble. Saying that I am completely sold on the Fat Bike it is such a blast.

    • The frames are designed and tested in the UK but made abroad, I make no secret of this, currently this is the only place I can find the skill and technical ability to produce the chainstay yoke for this price. I am in talks with a UK producer but these are still at an early stage. I am also looking at producing a steel version in the UK.

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