Judging by the snow piling up against my window as I type this, it’s safe to say that winter is in full-swing here in Colorado. There’s no need to let the snow keep you from riding, though – come in and check out our latest fatbike arrival, the Specialized Fatboy Expert. A nicer spec than the base model Fatboy, the expert level Fatboy offers unparalleled performance in snow, ice and otherwise nasty conditions. So get off the rollers, get out of the gym and come see the features and bike parts that leave us drooling over this fat-tired offering from the big-S! Snow biking is here to stay, are you gonna be left out of this fun ride?
E.13 fatbike cranks and a Sram X0 type-2 rear derailleur keep things light and high-performance. The included 430 gram SBC Bennies platform pedals are ideal for boots for the non-clipless snow riders. You can remove the sweet reflectors if desired. 😉
The SRAM S-Series 10-speed Grip Shift twist shifters are smart. It’s sometimes is tough to shift with frozen fingers or with thick heavy gloves on. If you are running bar mitts, the twist shifter makes even more sense.
The Fatboy is just plain fun. It is even fun to say. Fatboy! It’s even more fun to ride…
4.6″ Ground Control Tires grip incredibly well. You can run these 1420 gram tires at 5-30 psi. They are easy to convert to tubeless which brought the stock bike weight down to 29.2lbs with pedals. On this 7 degree day I used 6psi in the rear and 5psi up front. Plenty of traction to climb Chimney Gulch in Golden, CO. This is a steep climb and the traction blew me away.
A tapered headset and carbon fatty fork keep the bike going in whichever direction you point. The entire package is stiff. Running tires this big requires a stiff frame or you will be all over the place. Not the case with this frame and fork. Stiff and light, just like all of Specialized performance bikes.
Clean and muted graphics give this bike it’s own quiet style. Nothing loud other than performance on this bike.
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Any suggestions for making this rim/tire combination tubeless? I’ve been doing a bunch of Surly tires on Rolling Darryl rims, but we are also selling lots of Fatboys at the shop I work at. Thanks.
We would highly recommend the Specialized rim/tire combo for tubeless. We’ve been able to set these up just as fast as a lot of regular MTB tires/wheels. We use gorilla tape to seal the rim (one strip left, one strip right) and 3 to 4 cups of Stan’s sealant. Other than that it’s a fairly regular setup. We have noticed that rear wheels are tougher to seat/seal than front… maybe a difference in spoke tension changes the wide rim’s profile or diameter a tad. Best of luck!