Meet Corvus, our complete carbon fat tire bike
September 11, 2013
Anchorage, Alaska (September 12, 2013) – Fatback announces the addition of the CORVUS CARBON FRAME AND FORK to its lineup of backcountry all-terrain bikes. The complete bike, frame, and fork are available now for pre-ordering here.
The Fatback Corvus carbon fat tire bike is made for snow treks and shoreline tours, long hauls and short joy rides, week long excursions and weekend races; it’s ready for any adventure. The frame utilizes the strength of a unidirectional carbon fiber layup, with a monocoque front triangle and bonded chainstays and seatstays. With its integrated rack mounts and maximized storage capacity in the front triangle, riders can carry a wide range of gear while taking advantage of the lighter and stiffer frame that carbon fiber offers.
The Corvus frame features generous standover clearance with a tapered head tube, and a standard BSA threaded external bottom bracket. The Corvus rear triangle is built around the new 190mm symmetrical rear hub spacing that Fatback developed and tested over the previous winter. The Corvus will ship standard with the newly launched Fatback Sterling 4.2 inch tire, but has enough tire clearance to run up to 4.8 inch tires. The frame also has three water bottle mounts, four integrated rear rack mounts, a removable rear derailleur hanger, a 12mm thru axle, and a removable low direct-mount front derailleur spacer so riders can run either a single or double chainring setup.
The Corvus fork features unidirectional carbon fiber monocoque construction with a 15mm thru axle, a molded cable channel, post mounts for 160mm rotors, and a tapered steer tube. The Corvus fork also has enough spacing to handle the 135mm Fatback hub and 4.8 inch tires.
Fatback has been forging a niche in the market since 2007. The company continues to make tracks by popularizing the 190mm drivetrain for riders who want to roll with even wider tires (4.8 inches). Fatback is a key player in the fat tire market and was the first to offer many standard features that fat tire riders know today, including 170mm wide symmetrical hubs, huge tire clearance, race and epic adventure proven geometry and more than enough standover clearance.
The company continues to keep its lifestyle front and center by creating top-notch products so riders are prepared to conquer backcountry mountain riding. Greg Matyas, owner of Speedway Cycles and all-around product guru, brings leadership and experience to this pioneering brand from their Anchorage, Alaska headquarters. Greg is also responsible for the development of many fat tire components including cranksets for e*thirteen and FSA, carbon forks, and single wall aluminum rims to name a few.