Sunday, April 19, 2009

The next step

Greg Matyas has unveiled his latest Fatback at Sea Otter. I got to check out this titanium frame in the back room of his shop a couple of weeks ago, and it looked like possibly the coolest and most interesting fat bike yet.

It's a bit spendy for those of us in the budget-minded Pugsley crowd, but if money were no object for a winter bike, I'd be putting in an order for one of these new Fatbacks.

This another step in the evolution of fat bikes, and a reminder of how much fun it is to have a front-row seat for all the action. Alaska may be far from the rest of the country, but it's the leader in fat-bike design, and seems to have the most riders figuring how what they can do on these bikes.

Even if we do look like a bunch of homeless people with expensive rides.


the grouch said...

I think one of the aspects more often overlooked about fat bikes in general, and the Fatback in particular is that they make GREAT summer bikes too. Throw a set of 29r wheels and you have an awesome 29r.

Kevin T said...

Go Greg, Go!

JordyB said...

Hmm, I haven't seen this beauty yet. I saw another version with a slopping top and down tube that looked hot as well! Time to take a trip to speedway! I need new parts anyways. ;p

KB said...

I love my Fatback. Greg makes a much smaller frame than the Pugsley so it fits small people like me.

In my mountain area, springtime means a combo of dry ground and extremely deep snow on north-facing slopes. I love the Fatback on both the dry rocky trails and in the snow.

What a bike!