By Dave Krueger
It arrived under a clear night sky and a blood moon. It’s a Framed Wolftrax!
The folks at Framed have lent us a brand spanking new Wolftrax to put through it’s paces over the next few weeks. We’ve had the Wolftrax for about a week and have already put over 90 good miles on it.
As the miles get tacked on, I’ll take notes, and report back to you about how the bike performs in a few weeks. So far, it has enjoyed a debauchery-filled weekend at Fat Camp as well as my usual (less debauched-filled) weekly rides. Now, the deets (after we break for this nice picture, of course):
The Wolftrax is being sold through independent bicycle retailers only; so if you want one, call up your local bike shop and ask if they sell Framed Bikes! Our test bike, came Bluto and Sram X1 1×11 equipped. Framed also offers the Wolftrax in several colors, as well as 1x, 2x, rigid alloy or carbon/RST/Bluto fork combinations. Thus, your build may be realized in several different ways. And, of course, price of this steed varies on the spec. Stay tuned for the complete run-down of the Wolftrax’s undertakings; it’s got places to go and things to see.
Here’s a run-down of specs of our test subject :
Frame: Hydroformed 6061 aluminum alloy, tapered head tube, integrated headset, replaceable derailleur hanger, 197 QR rear end
Fork: RockShox Bluto 100mm
Headset: Neco 1 ⅛ – 1 1/2
Crank: Sram X1 (30t)
Bottom Bracket: Sram GXP
Rear Shifter: Sram X1
Rear Derailleur: Sram X1 10-42
Chain: Sram PC-X1
Brakes: Sram Guide R Hydraulic Disc
Handlebar: Framed Aluminum Alloy
Stem: Framed Aluminum Alloy (Note: the pictures show an aftermarket stem that is a bit shorter for my t-rex length arms)
Grips: ODI Lock-on
Seat Post: Framed Aluminum Alloy
Seat: WTB Volt
Seat Clamp: Promax
Hubs: Framed Pub Hub (6 pawl)
Rims: Framed Aluminum allow single wall w/cutouts
Spokes: 14G w/ brass nipples
Rotors: Sram Centerline 160 (front & rear)
Tires: Maxxis Mammoth 4.0”
Editor’s Note : In 4-6 weeks we’ll publish Dave’s review of the Wolftrax. In the mean time, stay tuned for more fat-bike fun, right here, at fat dash bike dot com!
For more information about Framed visit – www.framedbikes.com