Lamere Cycles Introduces Factory Direct Carbon Fatbike Frame and Fork
Lamere makes no attempt at hiding the fact that their frames are directly from Asia, in fact they embrace it. The latest blacked out carbon frame to join their ranks is their new fatbike, no doubt due to the recent growth of the market. While Lamere clearly states that many of their bikes are open mold designs, they claim the fatbike is a design of their own. Calling it the “world’s lightest fatbike” might be a bit of a stretch, but their factory direct prices will likely make people take notice.
Claimed weight on the Lamere fatbike frame from their webiste is 1250g which is extremely light. The actual weight shown on their Facebook page depicts a 1300g frame weight which is still light, but beaten by a fully painted/finished Borealis Yampa at 1270g. Combined with Lamere’s 570g carbon tapered fork, and the 1870g frameset weight is looking pretty desirable, especially for the $1800 price tag.
Built with 170mm rear spacing, the frame will ship with both quick release and thru axle rear dropouts, though the front fork is
QR only available in both QR and thru axle. Lamere stayed with a threaded BSA bottom bracket, while the frame features internal cable routing for both brake and shift cables. No word yet on tire clearance, though by the pictures we know it has at least enough clearance for 4.0 tires on 80-100mm rims. Lamere is also working on a set of carbon tubeless fatbike rims that look like they will be able to be built up offset or centered.
The full build as pictured came in at 23.79lbs, though JP Lamere thinks it can still drop a pound or more by switching to carbon rims and running the tires tubeless. Offered in only 17, 19, and 21″ frame sizes, Lamere is offering a special deal on pre-ordered frame and fork for this week only at $1400.
Lamere offers full custom builds as well, allowing the consumer to hand pick each part for their mountain, road, cross, and now fatbikes which all include a lifetime warranty and crash replacement program.