File this under: we didn’t see that coming. Twin Six is introducing a fat bike. Yes, the clothing company known for sharp looking kit for the non racer is getting into bikes. While the company has worked with Handsome Cycles and Raleigh to produce a few collaborations, this fat bike will be the first Twin Six branded bike. Surprised to see a fat bike as their option? Don’t worry, we’re told that there will be other bikes that will see an Interbike debut – along with new jerseys, t-shirts, caps, socks, bottles, and the rest of the soft goods Twin Six is known for.
Get the details on the Twin Six Fat, next….
To achieve their desired ride in T6 titanium, Twin Six has been working with both overseas and domestic builders to bring the bike (and future bikes) to life. After working through a number of prototypes, the Standard Fat will have “competition-driven geometry” and will be sold in 15, 17, 19, and 21″ frames. The Ti frame uses a 44mm head tube to house the carbon fork with a tapered steerer which is shown with quick release dropouts. It is also designed to be RockShox Bluto compatible. In true Twin Six style a silver plated head tube badge keeps it classy.
As is the rear of the bike, but we’re told that the 100% Twin Six engineered dropouts are interchangeable to accept QR or Thru Axles. Spaced at 170mm, the frame is actually built to accept 5″ tires and runs a 100mm threaded bottom bracket shell.
Thanks to shaping of the chainstays and bulging seat stays, the frame should have no problem swallowing the biggest tires even with a 170mm rear end. With an expected delivery of late Fall 2014, Twin Six expects the frame, fork, seat collar, and top cap to retail for $2200. Claimed weight is 4lbs, 2 oz for the medium frame and fork.