Even at first glance, REEB’s REEBdonkadonk fat bike compels you to jump on and ride and play. Featuring REEB’s recently developed 31.6mm dropper-compatible, proprietary True Temper seat tube, a Pinion gear box with the Gates belt drive, beautifully minimal cable guides, and wrapped up with a raw, patriotic styling scheme, this machine will surely give you a funny feeling in your stomach. Meet REEBdonkadonk and friends after the jump.
BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?
REEB: We use a proprietary steel tube set from True Temper that we are calling REEB ABT. It is OX Platinum and the design was a collaboration between REEB Cycles, True Temper Sports, and Henry James Bicycles. We designed the new tube set so that we could offer the first 100% US made frame with a 31.6mm seat tube that is compatible with all dropper posts. The new REEB ABT tube set also includes a larger down tube and new chain stays for incredible tire clearance and a ride that can handle the aggressive trails of ColoRADo’s front range where we weld our frames one at a time. The weld shop is near Oskar Blues Brewery (REEB is owned by Oskar Blues), and we invite all of our customers to come see the weld shop and have a beer.
We can also build all of our bike models in Titanium if that’s your thing!
BIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?
REEB: The new REEB ABT tube set mentioned above. We also opened a retail bike shop and REEB showroom in Longmont Colorado. It is called CyclHops Bike Cantina and offers Tacos, Tequila, Beer, and of course, our full service REEB Bike Shop.
BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds in that time?
BIKERUMOR: What were some of your newer inspirations for recent bikes?
REEB: We’re inspired to build bikes that ride well. At REEB Cycles, we build bikes to ride. They look nice as well, but that’s not the point.
We are loving the new REEBdonkadonk ABT fat bike. It’s designed to rip snowy singletrack and rides like no other fat bike on the market. For folks who want a fat bike that truly rides like a trail bike, this is it.
BIKERUMOR: What are you building this year that’ll draw a crowd?
REEB: Well, we’ll have our new REEBdikyelous ABT 29er which is another bike that really has to be ridden to appreciate. Too bad that’s not allowed at NAHBS!
Also, several fat bikes in steel and Ti, as well as our Destroyer DJ bike, The Sam’s Pants commuter, and our Dirt Diggler CX rig. We’ll have Rohloff geared bikes and a new Pinion gearbox / Gates Carbon Drive fat bike.
BIKERUMOR: If you had to build a bike for a Kentucky Derby style race (think short, all out effort on deep, loose dirt), what would you build and why?
REEB: Hmm, lightweight fat bike might do the trick. Gates Carbon Drive belt for sure! Sounds like death to chains.
BIKERUMOR: Bourbon or beer?
REEB: Beer in a can.