At Interbike in September, there were sightings of Chris Chance, one of the early pioneers of mountain biking (especially on the east coast of America) and stories that he was going back into frame manufacturing after a 15 year absence from the industry.
The news was very well received by Fat Chance Cycles fans around the world and they’ve been waiting to see what the news would be. Chris has just announced that he will be making a starting run of bikes, funded through pre-orders on Kickstarter. He’s offering 27.5 and 29in frames built in steel, like the classic Yo Eddy! only with modern appointments like a dropper-compatible seat tube, tapered head tube and 142mm dropouts.
The website at fatchancebicycles.com details Chris’ ambitions for the brand – and he certainly seems to have the attention of many die-hard fans.
The Kickstarter page has now got over $117,000 pledged of its $116,000 goal. Frames start at $2,500, with T-shirt deals starting at $50.