2014 Specialized Brings Back the FatBoy – as a Fat Bike!
Originally spotted as a prototype under Ned Overend, the Specialized fat bike is getting official for 2014. Just about any kid growing up in the 90s who was into BMX knows the FatBoy name, and with the name retired from BMX, it only makes sense to bring it back for this fat-tired monster.
Built with a heavily hydroformed aluminum frame the FatBoy is shown here with a prototype Specialized carbon fork rather than the White Brothers SnowPack seen on the prototype. The combination of massive 5″ tire clearance and short looking chainstays makes the FatBoy look fast, even with those ridiculous tires. The frame uses a tapered head tube, and will use a 135mm front spacing, and 190mm rear following in the footsteps of Borealis, and others going to the wider rear end.
Pricing and final spec is TBD, we’ll keep you posted.