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First Glimpse! – Twin Six Standard Fat

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~

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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.

 

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For more information about Twin Six visit www.twinsix.com

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5 Responses to First Glimpse! – Twin Six Standard Fat

  1. Lars July 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    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.

  2. Guymer Firmer July 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    holy moly rocky!

  3. Matt July 31, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Is that a american-made frame? I suspect it may be!

    • Gomez July 31, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      The frame is made in China and the fork is an open mold carbon fiber model made in Taiwan

  4. Alan August 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    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. 🙂