We saw these fat little gems at Interbike last fall, and they got out attention to say the least. They kind of give you the giggles without even riding one, as there really is nothing out there like them… and they’re built to take it (both giggles and serious riding). For the true 26-inch devotee, your plus sized prayers have been answered.
They’re available now, so go check out the complete line, a fun video below, and think of ways to justify just one more bike…
“Shut up and take my money” comes to mind when you look at these odd (at first glance) looking rides from Coast Cycles. Not one model is anything like the next, and staring at a few, it might be hard to pick just one (x=n+1 is raging right now). The Goliath line-up comes in fat sizes of 20, 24 & 26 inch, as well as a 26″ full-suspension version. Depending on what you want to do with it, what kind of riding it will see is what really determines the size as they aren’t truly (or could they be?) youth bikes.
Next up is the Ruckus… which reminds me of the Honda Ruckus… which reminds me of one of my first minibikes. Built solely for goofing around, they designed it to (sorta) accommodate a passenger.
For the business folks, the Quinn puts a little fun in your commute to work with a place to put your briefcase IN your bike, and a front basket for picking up a sixer on the way home.
OK, somebody finally went and did it. The Axis FS makes an attempt to put a little steam back into the 26 inch wheel size with a 26+ (but Plus, not quite fat). Given they equipped it with a 27.5 Pike, it probably is about the same overall diameter as a standard 27.5″ wheel/tire combo.
Check out the video and what else they have going on below with all the specs and pricing. And with all models now available on their web store, it seems like the time is now for n+1.