Last Friday, our amigo Jesse LaLonde pinged me with something pretty hawt. In addition to being the dark knight of fat bike racing, Jesse is a designer at Twin Six. Jesse and Fat-Bike had been talking about a fat-race-bike for the better part of the year now and it turns out that all of Jesse’s R&D coupled with hours of training and racing had been working towards the development of Twin Six’s new fat-bike that they have been calling Standard Fat. These are the first published photos of this race inspired fat-bike and a few well chosen words from Mr. LaLonde about Twin Six’s new creation. ~gomez~
Operation Ride Metal, stems from our pride and dedication to the sport as well as our cycling heritage. With an ‘everything you need’ and ‘nothing you don’t’ philosophy, the Standard Fat is inspired by our hunger for precision and drive for classic aesthetics. The result is a lean T6 titanium machine weighing in at 4lbs 2 oz (medium frame & fork). The chassis boasts competition driven geometry, Twin Six engineered dropouts, covert cable stops, a 100mm bottom bracket, 170mm rear spacing, and clearance for five inch rubber. The 44mm head tube is paired with a svelte carbon fork and adorned by a Twin Six silver plated brass head badge. Target price point for frame, fork, seat collar, and T6 designed top cap is $2200 and will be available in late fall.
For more information about Twin Six visit www.twinsix.com
Oh my, is that awesome. Two changes and I will by one yesterday–sliding dropouts so that I can covert to single-speed or use a rohloff and a split seat stay if I want to use a belt. Rack mounts would be nice.
holy moly rocky!
Is that a american-made frame? I suspect it may be!
The frame is made in China and the fork is an open mold carbon fiber model made in Taiwan
I would use a Rohloff, just with a tensioner I like the vertical drop out’s better than sliders. A touring model would be nice. 🙂