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Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT

Rhino FLT

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Performance at its best. The all new Rhino FLT sets the standard for performance alloy fat bikes. Light weight, increased stiffness and superior handling in all conditions.

WHY MAKE THE RHINO FLT?

Because we always strive to make the best. We knew the Rhino was a great bike from the first ride, but not everyone needs or wants to be able to have a single speed. We started making the changes from there; we kept the chain stays at their shortest, added internal routing for a dropper post, and locked the engineers in a room until they came up with the best possible tubing profiles for this bike. Put it all together and the Rhino FLT was born.

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WHY MAKE THE RHINO FLT?

Because we always strive to make the best. We knew the Rhino was a great bike from the first ride, but not everyone needs or wants to be able to have a single speed. We started making the changes from there; we kept the chain stays at their shortest, added internal routing for a dropper post, and locked the engineers in a room until they came up with the best possible tubing profiles for this bike. Put it all together and the Rhino FLT was born.

REAR DROPOUT SPACING: 197X12mm
DROPPER POST ROUTING: Internal and external
FORK COMPATIBILITY: Optimized for 470 axle to crown rigid or 100mm Suspension fork
MAX TIRE SIZE: 5.0"
RECOMMENDED TIRE OPTIONS: Rigid: 26"X FAT" or 29" PLUS -- with suspension 26"X FAT" or 27.5 PLUS
MOUNTS: Integrated rear rack mounts, anything mounts on the fork(black and Glacier only)
DRIVETRAIN: Optimized for 1X
CHAIN RING CLEARANCE: 32T(round ring)
HEADSET: ZS - 44mm upper/56mm lower
BOTTOM BRACKET: 100mm BSA
SEAT COLLAR 34.9mm
SEATPOST: 31.6

| Tom Kunau Dec 11, 2018

Looked at a lot of options before deciding on the Rhino FLT. I wanted a bike that can serve more than one role, as I can't justify purchasing something that will sit in the garage half the year. Winter riding, summer trail riding, bikepacking adventures, the Rhino checks the boxes. I'm particularly impressed with how it handles my favorite singletrack trails in the snow - it handles like a nimble mountain bike with a little extra confidence built in. Looking forward to entering some fat bike races this winter, before tackling some bikepacking trips come spring. Excited to try out the rhino in multiple roles.

| Pete Millard Jul 06, 2018

I am enamored with this bike. It snaps around in corners, has a respectably high BB (THANK GOD NO PEDAL STRIKES!), and is one of the most well thought-out designs I have seen in a long time.
Mine is a typical mechanic's frankenbike with regards to spec but man, is it fun. It is solid and predictable. I switch it back and forth between running with a carbon Fatback fork and a Mastodon. It is a blast in both guises so, yeah...I'm digging it.

Thanks, Mr. Fuzzy John!

| Gord Buhr Mar 31, 2018

I'm a cross country skier at heart but when the American Birkebiener was cancelled in 2017 I was already committed to a trip to Wisconsin. With not enough snow to ski on I decided to buy a fatbike. I went to my favorite LBS and rode bikes ranging from 1500$ to 5000$. I took them all around the block but I only had to ride the Rhino FLT about 10 feet before I knew I had found the bike for me. I turned around, went back inside and bought it. Now a year later I still really like it. It feels nimble for a fatbike and climbs like a tractor. (this is good)...
My friends admire the paint job and so far it's been 100% reliable. It's fun to ride, shifts well, the geometry suits my riding style and I feel confident chasing KOM's knowing the bike will perform better than I can.
I'd buy another one.

| Bob Nunnink Jan 12, 2018

I test rode all the major fat bikes and hated them because they felt truckish. The geometry on the bikes was wrong and too much weight was on the front wheel making it steer like a truck. I wanted a bike that felt like a mountain bike, not a fat bike. The rhino is not your typical fatbike. It is nimble quick and definitely not truckish. I specd mine with Shimano slx and I am impressed it shifts and stops as well as my Ibis bike specced with Shimano XT 11 speed. In the summer I switch out the 26" fat wheels for 27.5 Stan's Baron wheels. I have an incredible bike for bike backing and a great spare bike for my son or friend to ride. Totally satisfied with this bike and I now get why people love fatback bikes. Keep up the good work.

| Pat Dec 22, 2017

I have both the Rhino FLT and Skookum, but I set them up a bit different and love having both. My Rhino is set up rigid while my Skookum has a Manitou Mastodon fork. Like the Skookum, I ride my Rhino on a bit of everything. The rigid fork gives a direct and precise feel on technical lines. Most trials lines are easiest on a rigid and this bike can handle some pretty tough sections. It is also great for pumping through rollers and finding roots, rocks, and other obstacles on the trail that can be used to gain speed from pumping. The FLT frame saved quite a bit of weight over the last Rhino frame, and that is definitely noticeable on climbs and while maneuvering the bike. While it is not as light as the Skookum, it is a great option if you don't want to go carbon. While I like my Skookum just a bit more, I would be happy with either bike.

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Buildkit GX 10 speed - only available through local biks shops NX Eagle - rigid NX Eagle Suspension GX Eagle - rigid GX Eagle Suspension
Fork
Rigid Alloy w/anything cage mounts
Rigid Alloy w/anything cage mounts
Manitou Mastodon Comp 100mm
Rigid Alloy w/anything cage mounts Manitou Mastodon Comp 100mm
Wheelset Big Su Big Su Big Su Big Su Alaska Edition Big Su Alaska Edition
Tires
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8" Performance
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8" Liteskin Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8" Liteskin
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8" Liteskin
Schwalbe Jumbo Jim 4.8" Liteskin
Shifter Sram GX 10 speed NX Eagle NX Eagle GX Eagle GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur Sram GX 10 speed NX Eagle NX Eagle GX Eagle GX Eagle
Crank Raceface Ride 28t NX Eagle Dub 30t NX Eagle Dub 30t GX Eagle Dub 30t GX Eagle Dub 30t
Bottom Bracket Raceface Sram Dub Sram Dub Sram Dub Sram Dub
Cassette Shimano HG-500 11-42 NX Eagle 11-50t NX Eagle 10-50t GX Eagle 10-50t GX Eagle 10-50t
Brakeset Avid BB7 Sram Level Sram Level Sram Guide R Sram Guide R
Rotors Avid G2 160/160 Avid G2 160/160 Avid G2 160/160 Sram Centerline 180/160 Sram Centerline 180/160
Chain Sram PG1020 NX Eagle NX Eagle GX Eagle GX Eagle
Saddle Fatback Steel rails Fatback Steel rails Fatback Steel rails Fatback Steel rails Fatback Steel rails
Seapost Fatback Alloy Fatback Alloy Fatback Alloy Fatback Carbon Fatback Carbon
handlebar Fatback Alloy 760mm Fatback Alloy 760mm Fatback Alloy 760mm Fatback Carbon 760mm Fatback Carbon 760mm
Grips Ergon GA30 Ergon GA30 Ergon GA30 Ergon GA30 Ergon GA30
Stem Fatback (size varies by model/size) Fatback (size varies by model/size) Fatback (size varies by model/size)
Fatback (size varies by model/size)
Fatback (size varies by model/size)
headset Fatback zero stack - tapered Fatback zero stack - tapered Fatback zero stack - tapered Fatback zero stack - tapered Fatback zero stack - tapered
Pedals VP - 539 Not included Not included Not included Not included
Approximate weight (based on an 18" frame)
Upgrades available through your local bike shop Carbon fork, dropper post, studded tires, carbon handlebars, carbon seat post, Manitou Mastodon Pro, Fatback aluminum or carbon wheels.
Fatback Geometry
Size 14" 16" 18" 20" 22"
A. Effective Top Tube
565mm / 22.2"
585mm / 23"
605mm / 23.8"
630mm / 24.8" 650mm / 25.6"
B. Reach 396mm / 15.6" 416mm / 16.37" 434mm /17" 454mm / 17.87" 470mm /18.5"
C. Stack
589mm / 23.17"
589mm / 23.17" 598mm / 23.54"
612mm / 24.1
626mm / 24.65"
D. Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
E. Seat Tube Length 350mm / 13.77" 400mm / 15.74" 450mm / 17.71" 490mm / 19.29" 545mm / 20.66"
F. Headtube Length 110mm / 4.33" 110mm / 4.33" 120mm / 4.72" 135mm / 5.31" 150mm / 5.9
G. Headtube Angle 69° 69° 69° 69° 69°
H. Chainstay length 445mm / 17.5" 445mm / 17.5" 445mm / 17.5" 445mm / 17.5" 445mm / 17.5"
I. Wheelbase 1091mm / 42.95" 1111mm / 43.75" 1132mm / 44.56" 1158mm / 45.59" 1179mm / 46.41"
J. BB drop 65mm / 2.55" 65mm / 2.55" 65mm / 2.55" 65mm / 2.55" 65mm / 2.55"
Standover height measured 2" in front of BB 723mm /28.4" 737mm 29" 779mm / 30.7" 779mm / 30.7" 779mm / 30.7"

What it takes to be a Fatback FLT

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.

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Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
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Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT
Fatback Bicycles Rhino FLT