Globalization is coming full circle and production is coming back home. For the new Corvus from Fatback home is the big wild state of Alaska. Fatback has been pioneering innovations in fat bikes since 2007 with a whole host of them implemented in their first carbon creation. Rock past the break to see more of the goods…
The first carbon steed in the Fatback corral, the Corvus is implementing a 190mm symmetrical rear hub spacing that Fatback has recently developed and tested. The frame itself is made with a unidirectional carbon fiber layup. The front triangle is fully monocoque and the chainstays and seatstays are bonded.
Fatback says the new carbon Corvus is “made for snow treks and shoreline tours, long hauls and short joy rides, week long excursions and weekend races; it’s ready for any adventure.” And with a laundry list of well thought-out specs it appears they may just be right. Specs include four integrated rear rack mounts, three water-bottle cage mounts, tapered headtube, removable rear derailleur hanger, rear 12mm thru axle, removable front derailleur spacer (enabling the use of either single or double setups), standard BSA threaded external BB, and tire clearance for up to 4.8 inches of terrain shredding tread.
The Corvus fork also rocks unidirectional carbon fiber monocoque construction. Featuring the standard 15mm thru axle, it boasts a molded cable channel, post mounts for 160mm rotors, 135mm spacing, and its own 4.8 inch gobbling clearance.
Available in 16, 18 and 20 inch models the Corvus in being offered for pre-order at a temporarily discounted price (frame: $1,750; frameset: $2,000; fork: $400). Hit the offer here.