July 23, 2013
In between ‘going for a bike ride even though it’s a bit wet out’, On One’s designer, Brant Richards has sent us a photo and some details of his newest creation. This time, instead of 26in wheels turning into 27.5, as they seem to be throughout mountain bike land, he’s taken 26in wheels (with 4in tyres) and made them smaller…
Why should adults have all the fun? Here’s a fat/snow/sand/fun bike for shorter and/or younger people. It’s been dubbed the ‘Baby Fatty’ and features 24in fat tyred wheels and a 12in frame. Richards says he ‘did the radical step of “making the wheels smaller” and “making other bits smaller too”.’
It’s a 24in wheel with a 4.0in tyre, fitted on a smaller 12in frame, designed specifically for the 24in snow-tyre rims, has a new unicrown fork, new 44mm headset, but all the same quality of manufacture as On One’s regular full size Fatty has.
It’ll be priced at around £800, so a little over ‘impulse buy birthday present for junior’ but features decent kit that should last a while. And, if you’re lucky enough to be short enough to buy it for yourself, it’ll provide a fine machine to mess about on (and/or do giant snow races on…)
The regular On-One Fatty has been On One’s best selling mountain bike of the year so far and it is currently offering a “rolling chassis” kit of frame, fork, wheel and tyre set, for just £499, allowing handy people to build their own Fatbike with parts they have lying around. Complete grown-up adult size Fatty bikes retail from £999.