Over on Plusbikes.com They’re testing a Maskinen Prodigy R1 B+ with a sweet set of Maskinen Revolvek carbon 27.5+ wheels. We didn’t want to be outdone by those plus bike nerds, so we worked with our amigo, Miguel E. Antonetti, to gather photos and data, for a report about Maskinen’s Prodigy R1 – Full Carbon Fat-Bike. Check out the clean lines, that the Danes get to enjoy on this fett sykkel!
As the bike appears in the photos, she’s at 10.5 kg (23.15 lbs) without the pedals… Miguel told us “it could be lighter. We go for performance first and weight second (like big brake rotors, for example)”.
Miguel – Maskinen is a new brand, but I am an old bike freak… I’ve been hooked since my first bike in 1970, at the age of three. No asphalt, but passionate about the dirt. Then came BMX racing in the 80’s, and mtb since 1990. I love bicycles at a level that (only) a very few do… for some reason.
Miguel -Fatbike and plusbike…We’re focused on big-size-tires, period. I personally believe that the tires volume factor is one of the most critical features of a dirt bike. Fatbikes came (on the scene) and proved it.
MASKINEN Prodigy High Modulus T800 carbon frame. 197* 12mm thru-axle
MASKINEN Thor High Modulus T800 carbon fork. 150* 15mm thru-axle.
Sram XX1 Drivetrain
Kontrolbar 820mm carbon handlebar
Maskinen Kontrol 80mm carbon stem
FSA integrated sealed cartridge bearings headset
San Marco Aspide carbon FX saddle
Maskinen CSP1 carbon seatpost
Maskinen Revolvek 65mm carbon rims
Chosen hubs 150mm front and 197mm rear
DT Revolution spokes
Maxxis Mammoth EXO 4.0 tires
Formula T1 brakes (Sram Guides are Standard)
Formula T1 rotors – 200mm rear and 180mm front (SAA)
We’re going to be testing this beautiful amalgamation of carbon fiber fatness in the coming months. Hopefully we’ll get to ride it long enough to get some snow rides under it’s belt…or tires, as it were. Stay tuned to the world’s number one resource for fat-bike groovy-ness – for all the funk and fun that abounds in the fat-bike universe -bookmark – Fat dash Bike dot com – ala choy.
For more information about Maskinen Bikes visit – www.maskinenbikes.com