We put the Corvus on a diet of high modulus carbon fiber for the last 10 months, and the results are staggering for a savings of roughly half a pound (220g for you Canadians). Some companies drop weight by eliminating paint and rack mounts. We dropped weight by using a higher grade of carbon.
And while we are there, a word about geometry. We did not go with the geo du jour, as these aren’t enduro bikes. There is nothing to be gained getting the front wheel way out in front of you and much to be lost. Without enough weight on the front wheel, the bikes can suffer severe understeer. Snow conditions vary more than any other and having a bike that instills ultimate confidence can make all the difference.
FRAME MATERIAL: Carbon
REAR DROPOUT SPACING: 197X12mm
FORK SPACING: 150X15mm
FORK COMPATIBILITY: Rigid or suspension - Standard with Rigid Carbon
MAX TIRE SIZE: 5.0"
RECCOMENDED TIRE OPTIONS: 26"X FAT" or 29" PLUS
MOUNTS: Integrated rear rack mounts, anything mounts on the fork(black and Glacier only)
DROPPER POST ROUTING: External
DRIVETRAIN: Optimized for 1X
CHAIN RING CLEARANCE: 32T(round ring)
HEADSET: Integrated 1 1/8" Upper(Campy) - 1 1/5" Lower
SEAT COLLAR 34.9mm
The crew here at Fatback Bikes is always making tweaks to their personal bikes to make them just a little better; trying new tires, brakes, drivetrains… So naturally, we do the same with the products we make. We ask ourselves, "can we make is stiffer, lighter, more comfortable, and increase cold weather performance? Can we improve clearance for larger tires while maintaining narrow Q-factor?" Each model is designed for a certain purpose, we focus on what will make it pedal, handle and look better than ever. Each little aspect is contemplated to see what we can improve. With this dedication to improvement, we have released the new FLT product line focusing on lightweight, high performance and premium ride quality bicycle frames and components.