WTF: The Make It Extreme Fat Bike

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The WTFery comes thick and fast today; this is not your average bike build. For a start, it’s a bit more scratch-built than most, and the builder isn’t really worrying about weight… he also builds some of his own machinery, including the sweet plasma CNC rotary tube cutter he uses to make the tube junctions.


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What do you think? We think the q-factor is probably a tad wide, you could maybe save a little weight with some lighter pedals, and it doesn’t look like the ideal bike to push up Snowdon.

You can see many photos and read a bit more about the project on Make it Extreme’s website.

Make It Extreme Fat Bike
It may not look like much, but that pile of stuff’s about to become a bike.
Make It Extreme Fat Bike
Ta da! A whole new vista of “what tyres for…?” beckons.
Make It Extreme Fat Bike
Rattle Can Repsol finish.

David Hayward

Singletrack Contributor

David started mountain biking in the 90’s, by which he means “Ineptly jumping a Saracen Kili Racer off anything available in a nearby industrial estate”. After growing up and living in some extremely flat places, David moved to Yorkshire specifically for the mountain biking. This felt like a horrible mistake at first, because the hills are so steep, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

Previously, David trifled with road and BMX, but mountain bikes always won. He’s most at peace battering down a rough trail, quietly fixing everything that does to a bike, or trying to figure out if that one click of compression damping has made things marginally better or worse. The inept jumping continues to this day.

Comments (2)

    make the machines to make the machines, very clever people.

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