IB13: 9:ZERO:7 Goes Carbon Black with New Whiteout Carbon Fatbike

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Might as well get this one up while we’re at it. Teased back in July, 9:zero:7 had their new Whiteout carbon fatbike on hand to join in with the carbon craze. With availability about a month away, it looks like the Whiteout may be the first dual thru axle fatbike with a 197mm rear dropout on the market.

Check out the details plus actual weight after the break!

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Equipped with a tapered head tube and a carbon fork with a 135x15mm thru axle the Whiteout has plenty of room for big tires on big rims.

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A 6 inch post mount brake standard is used which is situated just behind the 9:zero:7 branded thru axle.

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Like most fatbikes a 100mm threaded bottom bracket is used and a band clamp front derailleur is needed if you’re not running a 1x.

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6 inch post mount brakes are found at the back too, and the 197x12mm thru axle allows for 4.8″ tires on 100mm rims. Unlike the other two carbon fatbikes we’ve seen lately, the Whiteout does not have rack mounts.

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With a similar build to the Borealis Yampa SL minus the carbon wheels, the Whiteout weighs a still impressive 23.15lbs. While the Yampa is almost two pounds lighter, the Whiteout does have a thru axle rear where the Yampa is QR. Regardless, both of these bikes’ weights were previously unthinkably light.

Whiteouts should be available in a month and will be sold in S, M, and L, orange and green frames with frame sets going for $2299.

Comments

g - 09/21/13 - 11:38pm

Ah, yes, another tool for those who have money to throw away. Are those mech disks on a 3G plastic toy. Ha ! suckers welcome.

Ray - 09/22/13 - 12:28am

To g – you poor pathetic fool. Motivate yourself, so you can spend your life doing what you love. Life is full of potential. Find your place.

Ray - 09/22/13 - 12:33am

Ps. Fat bikes are a great way to enjoy a brutal winter. Not to mention mix up your regular trails. I want the green one.

Mindless - 09/22/13 - 12:44am

I want.

ummmm - 09/22/13 - 2:03am

Yum!

P.D. - 09/22/13 - 10:39am

@g – Another fool who will sit around when your old and slow wondering what you did with your youth. Oh yeah I spent it being a crusty and bitter that others were having more fun than me.

WhatUpG - 09/22/13 - 11:52am

How well do hydraulic brakes work in minus 40 temps?

I’ll take mine in green.

Pete - 09/22/13 - 12:01pm

I like the look of the seat stays on this much better than the Yampa. Build me one of these Whiteouts with carbon rims and XX brakes, and I’m good to go.

Too bad I’ll have to wait till Christmas for the Large, but like their website says, “it will be worth the weight.” Get it?

Ghost Rider - 09/22/13 - 2:45pm

I was wondering the same thing as WhatUpG — at what temp does the hydraulic fluid turn to slush inside the tubing?

I ogled this one out at Outdoor Demo and got to ride an aluminum 9:Zero:7 model on the pump track out there…so much fun!!!

Bill Fleming - 09/22/13 - 3:52pm

Why we spec mechanical disc brakes: http://fatbikes.com/faq.html

Hey g, try using hydros in cold weather. Suckers are welcome to give it a shot…

Bill Fleming
907 Bikes

Joe Maki - 09/22/13 - 5:52pm

My experience with hydros (stock Shimano) in the cold was, below -10 there would be no play in the lever at all, an 1/8″ pull would lock them up. I switched to mechanicals for better modulation. Other fluids may perform better/differently.

Rain - 09/22/13 - 6:55pm

Hey Ray, Sounds like g touched a nerve expressing his opinion that items such as these are glaring examples of extreme materialism.

satisFACTORYrider - 09/22/13 - 7:07pm

Agreed, rain. enjoy the bike you know you’re not getting, Ray.

Eric - 09/22/13 - 8:50pm

That transition from fork to head tube looks terrible. Fat bikes are still stupid.

bikeindustrydude - 09/22/13 - 10:17pm

Your car uses Dot 5.1 fluid, and a car will work in any cold temperature. Avid, Formula, Hayes, and others use Dot 5.1 fluid. They will work just fine in the cold.

Samu - 09/23/13 - 2:48am

I ave used my X0 hydrobrakes last two winters as low as -30C without any problems.

Solobob - 09/23/13 - 10:41am

I agree with P.D. I’m one of the old guys that won’t quit biking. Mt retirement date is Jan. 1st 2014 and I will have this bike before then!

goathead - 09/23/13 - 1:50pm

Fat bikes are an absolute blast to ride! It’s where singlespeed mtb’n was 10 years ago and not going away anytime soon. All you haters go strava some road segments, not have fun and just stop reading about them.

DJ - 09/23/13 - 3:45pm

the green one has hydro brakes and carbon cranks without pedals, bet the orange one is 24lbs +, still frigging light!

wheelz - 09/23/13 - 4:15pm

So nice!

Padrote - 09/23/13 - 4:17pm

duh you aren’t allowed to spend $6000 on “fun” bikes!

deralex - 09/26/13 - 6:12pm

My XX1+XTR equipped 2013 Salsa Beargrease ist weighting 23.4lbs with pedals!
No need for plastics/special waste.

special waste - 09/27/13 - 6:06pm

Yeah, figure out how to recycle carbon fiber before getting this fun bike.

And the fork crown looks dumb.

DAVE - 12/31/13 - 10:58pm

Any opinions between the 4 inch tires vs 5 inch tires (save for weight differences)? I am relatively new to fatbikes and am going to build the Whiteout–seeking ideas.

Mark - 01/30/14 - 2:38pm

Dave, I have been riding the Moonlander with the clown shoes/Big fat Lou’s and Larry’s for 1 1/2 years. I am 6’5 and weigh 205 lbs. Being a larger guy the 5″ tires allow me to run my tire pressure at 7-9 psi (depending on ambient temperatures) and allows me to enjoy the float and ride attributes like the lighter guys with their 4″ wheels. I have no regrets and really like the float and traction on dry hardpack as well as snow. I have left my Carbon Tallboy hangin in the garage since I got this. Good luck.

BigFatFuss - 03/11/14 - 2:38pm

Bigger is Better!!! (no matter what ‘they’ say… within reason…)
Number One Reason the skinny 4″ Tire/Wheel combination is so ‘popular’?
Noticeably different from 2.7″ wide tires or whatever width you have used…
AND… Still relatively inexpensive to build and assemble with more off-the-shelf parts/components (offset rims laced to 135mm hubs {regular/NuVinci/Rohloff/Alfine}… regular BottomBracket shells (not 100mm) with more readily available Cranks/Spindles/BottomBrackets, etc…)
Over 4.3″-ish? REQUIRES Wider Frame/Cranks/BottomBracket/Hub(unless even more offset like Surly MoonLander’s 135mm+28mmRight) and… well… There is still more to it all…
So…
In loose snow, sand, etc. Most Everywhere You THINK a FatTire (4″) Bike may be ‘Better’ than anything else you have ridden, just trust me – a BigFatTire (~5″) Bike will be Better still… (“Better still” – English is kinda funny! The FATTER Tire Bike will be Better MOVING!!! NO Bicycle is ‘Better Still’ – except maybe a broken one…)
Anyway, any questions? Call an unbiased unaffiliated rider with 27+ mountain bikes as well as other roadbikes, unicycles, bmx, etc… ate6oh-6six7-OneWonOneWon, Brett in CT…
As far as Faster? Racing? Probably not… unless racing in loose sand/snow which are the Fat Bike’s Playground! (Yet not the stereotypical race conditions…)
Fun!?! Funny?!? Funnerer!?! Absolutely!!!
Go BIG(ger)!!!

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