The rebirth of Fat Chance Bicycles caught the attention of a lot of OG riders after it was announced just before Interbike last year. One of the big names of early mountain biking, Chris Chance and his team developed a legion of dedicated followers and a number of vintage bikes that still go for big bucks if you can find one used.
We haven’t heard much from Fat Chance in the way of product since first teasing the reincarnation of the company, but with the launch of their crowdfunding campaign we’re getting close. Starting with the Yo Eddy Team frame, the first batch of frames will only be available through Kickstarter. Details on pricing, frame specs, and more, next…
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As is often the case, the Kickstarter campaign will serve as the financial jump start Fat Chance needs to get rolling. Illustrated by the blanks above, the frame will have a tapered headtube, dropper post compatible seat tube and disc brake mounts, but the fixtures and tooling to create those and ultimately the final aesthetic of the frame still need to be finalized.
What we do know about the frame is that it will be sold with 27.5″ or 29″ wheels and 12×142 rear spacing, trail oriented geometry, and will be built to Fat Chance standards with custom drawn steel tubing.
Frames start at $2,500 for the Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance 2015 production model, though that price also includes an invite to the Fat Chance relaunch party plus a commemorative jersey, two t-shirts, and a sticker pack. Only 150 of the production frames will be offered for 2015 with all of them sold through Kickstarter.
Additionally, there will also be a limited run of 100 “I’m Back” Signature Edition Yo Eddy frames which will feature a custom head badge, paint, and decals plus a signature of the man himself. The “I’m Back” edition will sell for a hefty $5,000 a piece, but will include all the bonus items of the standard frame, plus a “Fat Family” membership which will offer special perks in the future along with a special Fat Family member only jersey. Want even more exclusivity? The first
10 9 serial numbers of the Signature Edition are available for $1,000 more ($6,000) which also means an earlier delivery.
All Fat Chance frames will be hand made in the USA, with estimated delivery by August or September, 2015.