Interbike 2013: Getting fat again

September 27, 2013

We thought we’d done fat bikes from Interbike, but we found some more photos that needed airing. This time it’s the full suspension semi-fat bike on the Risse booth. The rear tyre is a ‘mere’ 3in Nokian Gazzaloddi (remember them?). Risse is going fat forks as well as continuing to make custom rear shocks…



Love the bolt-on caliper mount.



That 3in tyres looks quite slim really…


A Rohloff hub. In for a penny…


Risse shocks – one of very few custom shock builders.


Complex enough for you?



And another view

And keeping things semi-fat, we have RSD Bikes from Canada. It’s one of the few companies that has started making bikes (from 853) for Surly’s Knard 29x3in tyres. The designer said that the company got its start because very few people were making good steel hardtails any more (in Canada) so it started making them.

The 29x3in fork is also from RSD and is the only one we know of.


It makes its own wide 29in rims too.


Metallic root beer?


Rigid too.


Designed as a big-tyred hooligan hardtail



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