Fat just isn’t fat enough? Then it’s time to check out the Snowshoe 2XL fat bike tire from Vee Tire Co. At a listed 5.05″ width and measuring 5.1″ at Reeb World headquarters, the tire is the biggest, baddest fat bike option you can get your hands on at the moment.
The only problem? The tire is so big that it won’t fit in most current frames.
There have been a few custom and semi-custom outfits to build bikes that could handle the 2XL, but up until now, a production bike seemed to be missing. Enter the new and improved Reeb Donkadonk. Claimed to be one of the first production frames that is 5″+ compatible, the new Donkadonk builds on the Reeb pedigree with ABT tubing and American made, beer culture inspired radness…
Of course, the biggest news (literally) with the new Donkadonk is the addition of a 190mm spaced rear end that is sized to clear the Vee Tire Co. 2XL tire. To be offered along side the 170mm (and 177×12) dropout frame meant for 4″ tires, the 190 version will accept 190mm QR wheels or 197×12 thru axle wheels with replaceable sliding dropout inserts from Paragon Machine Works. The sliders keep the frame single speed, belt drive (split seat stay), and Rohloff compatible.
Tire clearance for the 5.1″ tire is measured on a 100mm Surly Clownshoe rim for maximum flotation.
Built using their proprietary ABT tubeset for the front triangle, ReebDonkadonks come to life in True Temper OX Platinum tubing welded in Colorado with 44mm head tubes, the first American Made 31.6mm seat tube to allow for dropper posts, and 100mm BSA bottom brackets for the 170mm frame and 120mm BSA bottom brackets for the 190mm frames. Both frames are available in six in house powercoat colors shown above.
The geometry is the same between the two frame options with the only differences being rear spacing, tire clearance, and BB width. Frame pricing starts at $1600 for steel or $3200 for Ti with complete builds offered in the SFP for $4800 as the only option initially. Frame are available now and powder coated to order for lead times of less than a week.