WHY CYCLES ANNOUNCES THE BIG IRON, A TITANIUM FAT BIKE
Tuesday, April 17, Carbondale, CO. Why Cycles, the two-year-old Colorado-based company that designs, manufactures, and distributes high-end titanium bikes, today announced the official release of its brand new fat bike, the BIG IRON. Why Cycles is a small company that is quickly picking up traction with its “modern take on traditional titanium,” with unique bikes that are beautifully designed and engineered, and geared towards providing a fun and responsive riding experience. The BIG IRON is the brand’s fifth model.
The BIG IRON is a modern titanium fat bike built around 27.5 wheels. Its specs include:
- Clearance for 27.5×4.5” or 26×5” or 29×3.0” tires
- A 68.7 degree head angle
- Adjustable chain stay length from 445mm to 460mm
- Belt drive compatibility
- A 100mm threaded bottom bracket
- 197x12mm rear spacing
- Chainstays designed to fit the narrower Q-factor RaceFace or Sram fat bike cranks
- Full internal cable routing, including internal dropper post routing
- A Lifetime Warranty
According to Why, the BIG IRON is made from the same superior Grade 9 titanium as the company’s other models, with a machined 6/4 titanium integrated head tube, threaded bottom bracket shell, stealthy belt drive split, and sliding dropouts. The frame has extra water bottle bosses, and rack and fender mounts for riders who use those optional accessories.
Why’s founder and bike designer Adam Miller grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and became deeply involved in the snow biking scene during the early days of the fat bike boom. He initially worked with Alaska-based 907 Bikes, and in 2013 founded Borealis Fat Bikes, where he designed and marketed the first carbon-fiber fat bike to enter the market. He sold his ownership and all interests in that company in early 2015, and now is extremely excited about the new BIG IRON. Miller says “This bike really hits close to home for me. I absolutely love fat bikes, and this bike comes from my last 12 years of fiddling with and working to perfect fat bikes. High-end titanium is the best material for a fat bike in my opinion, and I really can’t wait to see the adventures that riders will take with their BIG IRON.”
Why Cycles is taking reservations for the BIG IRON now with a $500 deposit; it will be available as a frame, frameset, or as three stock-build options. Frames and complete bikes will ship to customers around July 1 in “plenty of time for winter,” according to Miller. The frame price is $2249, and complete builds start at $3999. Why provides a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy, a lifetime frame warranty, and, as an exclusive extra perk, Why ships every complete bike in an Evoc Pro travel case for the customer to keep.
More information can be found by visiting www.whycycles.com or by calling/texting the company directly at 801-698-3678.
Hopefully some Fat-Bike.com test pilot will be laying into some pedals on this bike soon. This looks awesome!
I’d be happy just to touch it. Wait, that didn’t come out right, or did it?