First spotted as beautiful show pieces at the Sea Otter Classic, the Slim Chance road bike is back. Following the rebirth of the legendary Fat Chance line of mountain bikes, the Slim Chance pays homage to Chris Chance’s road bike pursuits with classic colors, modern appointments, and a U.S. build worthy of the name. When we last saw the Slim Chance, it was their first run. Now, Fat Chance is offering a super limited Slim Chance x True Temper road bike with limited edition paint and a few different options than the last batch.
If you want one for yourself, you only have until November 15th to get in a preorder for what could be the last run of Slim Chance bikes made with True Temper OX Platinum tubing…
Recently, it was announced that True Temper was getting out of the bicycle market. For brands like Fat Chance, that means one of the main U.S. tubing suppliers will vanish at some point leaving builders scrambling to find an alternative. Fat Chance makes it sound like this could be one of the last runs of Slim Chance road bikes built with their current stock of True Temper OX Platinum tubing, so if that means something to you, you’d better get on it.
Introduced around 25 years ago, the Slim chance was one of the first tig welded road bike frames that followed a similar path of the Fat Chance mountain bikes. This time, the bike is built around a 1 1/8″ head tube as the only option, and Slim Chance x True Temper frames will have the option of a Yo Road steel segmented fork or an ENVE 2.0 straight steerer carbon fork. Both fork options are sold painted to match the frame which includes four solid colors and four rad fade paint jobs as well.
Further customization can be added with a painted ENVE stem ($280), painted Silca Impero Pump ($190), and mechanical or electronic shifting provisions at no cost. There’s also a matching race kit if you want the entire package.
Available in six sizes, the frame, fork, and Chris King headset will sell for $2395. The preorder window is open until November 15th and will require a 50% deposit, with the rest due on completion of the frame which is expected to be by the end of January 2017. Head over to the Fat Chance site to configure your dream Slim Chance.