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Trek Top Fuel C Frameset
$3,299.99
Top Fuel C is a fun and versatile full suspension frameset made from OCLV Mountain Carbon. It's designed for a super fast and capable down-county build that flies down technical descents and speeds through climbs and flowy sections. It's the perfect foundation for a killer endurance race bike and is fully capable of pounding out mile after grueling mile. It's right for you if... You want to build up a quiver-killing bike that crushes all sorts of terrain. You know you want to start with a high-performance carbon frameset, and plan to spec it out as a trail-ripping, endurance-racing, short-travel machine. The tech you get A lightweight and trail-tough full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Mino Link adjustable geometry, a 115mm Fox Performance Float shock with 2-position DPS damper, TwistLoc remote suspension lockout, Knock Block headset, and Control Freak internal cable routing. Designed for a 120mm fork, but can handle up to 130mm of fork travel. The final word Top Fuel C is light, nimble, and capable. This OCLV Mountain Carbon frameset is ideal for building up the all-around-awesome short-travel endurance trail bike of your dreams. It'll even go toe-to-toe with full-blown XC race bikes, depending on how you spec it. Why you'll love it - The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride - If you’re looking to build up a lightning-fast short-travel trail bike for endurance events, this is exactly where you should start - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - You get a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and Knock Block frame defense to protect against spinning bars and fork crowns
Trek Supercaliber Frameset
$3,699.99
Supercaliber Frameset is built with light-yet-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon and our exclusive IsoStrut integrated shock for a cross country race bike that's insanely fast and capable. Pair it with a 100mm fork and your favorite parts spec for a field-leading build that'll crush even the toughest courses. It's right for you if... You’re looking to build up a super light and capable cross country race bike. You know you want the efficient yet plush ride our IsoStrut shock provides, but you want to spec the rest with parts you've hand-picked to suit your preference. The tech you get An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, Control Freak internal routing and a Knock Block headset. The final word Supercaliber Frameset lets you build up a pro-level cross country race bike just the way you like it. The OCLV Mountain Carbon frame is lightweight and strong, and comes with our exclusive IsoStrut shock for efficient capability. Why you'll love it - Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain, and nearly as light as a hardtail - Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tuneable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride - Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
Trek Stache AL Frameset
$999.99
Stache AL Frameset is built with our lightweight and trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum. This trail hardtail frameset is designed for fun-loving 29+ tires, with massive tire clearance, an elevated midstay, and Stranglehold Dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or turn it into a singlespeed mountain bike. It's right for you if... Your attitude is that mountain biking should be, above all else, a ridiculous amount of fun. You want a base for your build that matches your fun-loving approach to the trail, with the versatility to run a full drivetrain or a singlespeed setup. The tech you get A trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum frameset with super-short chainstays that give you the ability to pop off jumps and toss the bike around corners. Stache AL Frameset includes Stranglehold Dropouts so you can fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed. It has internal derailleur and dropper post routing, a PF92 bottom bracket, a headset, and is designed for disc brakes and Boost148 29+ wheels. The final word Stache AL Frameset is the first step to more fun on the trail. The short chainstays deliver a lively ride and quick acceleration. Build it up with 29+ mid-fat tires for relentless traction. Why you'll love it - Stache is super versatile and equally at home on multi-day bikepacking trips as it is on rough singletrack - The super-short chainstays make it really easy to show off your wheelie skills - We're not the only ones who love it: DirtRag says, "[Stache] is the most fun bike I rode this year, and fun is where it's at." Features: Advanced frame tech - Stache is surprisingly nimble thanks to extra-short 420mm chainstays. The elevated mid-stay makes room for the extra-big tires while Stranglehold dropouts allow you to fine-tune your wheelbase length. 29+ - 29+ is a wider 3" tire that grips relentlessly while floating over terrain. Yet it delivers all the 29er benefits you know and love, like greater momentum and improved rollover.
Trek Session 27.5 Carbon Frameset
$4,399.99
Going down? World Cup champion Session is built to win. An all-new OCLV Carbon frame, updated geometry, advanced air shock, and a stiffer chassis make this downhill race bike faster than ever. Session is the DH bike that excels on downhill's most brutal courses. Take on any terrain with our most advanced suspension and a geometry that can be dialed for every race. Key features: - Longer, more aggressive geometry keeps you attacking the whole way down - OCLV Mountain Carbon with Carbon Armor is downhill tough - Fine-tune your ride with Mino Link and an all-new adjustable headset system - Fast 27.5" wheels get you down the mountain first
Surly Ogre Disc Only Frameset
$675.00
If you’re like us, your bike needs will likely change by the day, week, month or year. Ogre will get you to your job during the week, then way out of town on the weekend. It even has the chops to handle a cross-country trek or nine. It’s not sluggish on pavement or gravel and can also hold its own on singletrack. Ogre is designed to be the ultimate steel utility vehicle. It relishes in those “take-the-long-way-home-and-find-some-beverages-along-the-way” sort of commutes. You can also haul enough crap on it that you don’t even have to go home if you don’t want to. For this year, we simplified Ogre a bit. We removed the canti studs, so it is now a disc brake-only beast. Now, before you start yelling at us about how the canti studs were the only reason you were even considering buying an Ogre and now we’ve left you contemplating your very existence in this ultimately-doomed universe, hear us out. Rim brake 29er rims — like the ones that you would need to have to make use of those canti studs in the first place — are becoming increasingly harder to find. We could have given you a feature that you’d end up not really being able to use in the future but what kind of monsters do you think we are? To quench your unquenchable thirst for rim brakes, check out the Troll. As far as other updates to the frame go, that about sums it up. Ogre still has everything else you’ve come to know and love: two water bottle mounts, four sets of three-pack bosses, mid- and low-blade fork eyelets, threaded holes for racks, fenders, and trailer mounting nuts, and a Rohloff OEM2 axle plate slot. It still features horizontal-slotted dropouts with Gnot-Boost spacing, a tweaked non-suspension corrected geometry, and a beefy tire clearance. It’s still fully compatible with both 29 x 2.5” and 27.5+ tires. In the complete bike version, we’ve opted to go with a 1x drivetrain and a flat handlebar. We typically try to avoid BS cliché terms like “Do-It-All” or “Swiss Army Knife of Bikes”, so we’ll just say that Ogre can probably handle most of the ideas that are bouncing around in your head.
Trek Slash C Frameset
$4,099.99
If you're looking for a jump on a 29er enduro mountain bike that's built for ridiculous speed, you won't do better than Slash C frameset. Trail-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon tubes, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a Knock Block integrated headset make it the ideal enduro frame for fast rides on gnarly trails. It's right for you if... You're a big-mountain rider with your eyes on the Enduro World Series, so you're looking for every performance advantage you can get in a frameset. You ride sketchy descents at scary speed, and you want a bike that can keep up with your all-mountain aspirations. The tech you get A trail-tough OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, and an integrated Knock Block headset that stops spinning bars and the fork crown from hitting your frame. Built for 29er wheels and a 150mm or 160mm fork. The final word This is the same frameset raced by the pros of Trek Factory Racing Enduro. It's tough, fast, responsive, and fully capable of taking on the wildest enduro courses in the world. Why you'll love it 1 - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control 2 - It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild—Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too 3 - We're not the only ones who love it: Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike
Trek X-Caliber Frameset
$349.99 $589.99 41% Off
Full of fast, built to last. Caution: X-Caliber will get you hooked. It packs all of Trek’s XC race hardtail experience into a light, fast bike that pairs the right wheel size with each frame size. Nothing beats the efficiency, simplicity, and straight-up fun of an X-Cal hardtail in 29er or 27.5". Great for XC racing, or simply shredding singletrack. - All-new lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame delivers a phenomenal ride quality - Shorter chainstays and Boost141 hub spacing for increased agility and clearance for wider tires - Updated geometry and E2 tapered head tube for more confident handling - Sleek internal routing protects cables and accommodates dropper post upgrades
Trek Farley AL Frameset
$1,069.99
It's right for you if... You're looking for a light, strong, alloy fat bike frame with a trail-optimized geometry for stability and responsiveness on any trail in any season. The tech you get A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, suspension-corrected OCLV Carbon Bontrager Haru fork, and FSA headset. Rear thru axle dropout is 197mm, fork thru axle dropout is 15x150mm. The final word High-value fun in any season. Farley AL is fast, fun, and capable, and you're getting a great jumpstart on your build with an included Bontrager carbon fork. Why you'll love it 1 - If you were under the impression that fat bikes were sluggish, this bike will change your mind 2 - It's a four-season freedom machine that lets you ride outside all year long 3 - You can run your choice of wheels with 26x5.0 or 27.5x4.0 tires
Salsa Timberjack Ti Frame
$2,499.00
The Timberjack Ti absolutely owns all paths — wooded, skinny, and flowy, making you the master of every ride thanks to its multi-talented character. The frame is constructed from custom, top-shelf titanium with a fast-handling geometry to deliver the stiffness needed to whip through tight turns and accelerate with instant power, while super-short chainstays make it easy to lift over obstacles so you can stay with the flow. Run it as a 27.5+ with up to 3-inch tires for maximum fun, or go for efficiency with a 29er wheelset — with Salsa's Alternator Dropouts you get an impressive grip of wheelset and drivetrain options to suit your style and intention.
Trek Ticket S Frameset
$1,629.99
Ticket S is a slopestyle mountain bike frame built for big tricks, big jumps, and a whole lot of style. Lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum and 100mm of rear travel with a FOX shock make it both durable and agile. It's the frame of choice for Trek C3 Project riders, and for good reason: they've built it over years of refinement and collaboration with our designers. It's right for you if... You want to hit jumps like the Trek C3 Project riders. You've got an appetite for the tricky stuff and want a flickable ride that's forgiving enough for hard landings. The tech you get Durable yet lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum with Mino Link adjustable geometry, 100mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Flat SV shock to soak up big landings, and features inspired by Trek C3 Project riders like water bottle bosses on the down tube for shifter mounts and a bottom bracket bolt to keep the crank from spinning while you're in the air. The final word Get it if you want a slopestyle whip you can throw around on big jumps. It's at home in the air, and built in collaboration with the best slopestyle riders in the world: the Trek C3 Project. Why you'll love it - This bike has won every major slopestyle comp, several times over - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - A tapered headtube, pressfit bottom bracket, and 142x12mm rear dropouts are ready for your dream build
Trek Slash AL Frameset
$2,199.99
Slash AL frameset is the perfect platform for a fast 29er enduro or trail bike build. With a burly Alpha Aluminum frame, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a Knock Block integrated headset, you have all the bones for a mountain bike that can handle everything from the biggest all-mountain descents to the most competitive enduro races. It's right for you if... You want a high-value head start on your enduro build and the kind of trail tech that comes only from a long heritage of all-mountain riding. You like to go fast, go big, and rail corners, and you're looking for a big bike that will stand up to whatever wild trails you can find. The tech you get A burly Alpha Aluminum frame, a shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, and an integrated Knock Block headset that stops spinning bars and the fork crown from hitting your frame. Built for 29er wheels and a 150mm or 160mm fork. The final word With Slash AL frameset, you're getting a whole lot of capability for your money and a great start on a bike that can handle the burliest trails out there. Whether you're racing or looking to get sendy, this burly frameset will stand up to whatever you throw at it. Why you'll love it 1 - RE:aktiv works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control 2 - It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild—Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too 3 - We're not the only ones who love it: Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike
Trek Farley EX Frameset
$3,299.99
Farley EX C Frameset is a full suspension carbon fat bike frame for mountain bikers who want a premium experience in every season. This lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame is the perfect platform for a four-season shred sled. It's right for you if... You already love the fat bike scene, and may even already own a hardtail fat bike, but now you're pushing all your chips in to get the most capable fat bike frame we offer. The tech you get A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame with trail-tough alloy stays, 120mm of travel with a FOX Performance Float EVOL shock, FSA headset. Built for PF121 bottom bracket and 27.5-inch or 26-inch wheels, with a maximum tire width of 3.8-inch on 27.5-inch wheels and 4.5-inch on 26-inch wheels. The final word Farley EX C is a carbon fat bike frameset with a do-anything attitude and the performance to back it up. Warning: don't stand too close to this bike, because it can (and will) plow over whatever gets between it and a good time. Why you'll love it 1 - This full suspension fat bike can take you to the best places in every season 2 - The stability and traction of super wide tires make you a more confident rider on any trail 3 - It's a four-season freedom machine that lets you ride outside all year long
Specialized Stumpjumper Ltd Carbon Evo 29 Frame
$3,200.00
It's hard to top the history and beauty behind a Troy Lee Designs paintjob, and what's on display on this limited-edition, EVO Stumpjumper chassis pairs slack, long and low geometry with 140mm of deep and progressive suspension. It's a featherweight brawler. One frame, any trail The innovative sidearm frame design makes a lighter, better-handling bike. By directly connecting all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, we've increased both stiffness and performance over bumps. Evo is for shredders Stumpy EVOs aren't "normal" trail bikes—they're built to get gnarly, simple as that. With their slacked-out front-end and longer top tube, EVO models possess exceptional front-end traction that begs you to boost every feature on the trail. It's rowdy time. The perfect foundation - Limited-edition, EVO carbon chassis is stiff, precise, and rowdy. - Built to shred with 29er EVO geometry and 140mm of rear suspension. - FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock boasts stellar big-hit performance.
Specialized Demo Race 29 Frame
$2,500.00
DH is all about speed—that's true whether your aim is to climb the podium or to simply bring home all the bragging rights after a day at the park. If speed is what you're after, the Demo Race 29 is your sled. Everything about this bike is designed to get you from zero to Mach 10: a new frame design, improved kinematics, better braking, big wheels, and all today's newest fancy bits. It's time to get rowdy. We've refined the Demo's kinematics and suspension design. We had one overriding goal—improve the bike's ability to carry momentum, no matter how technical the terrain. More momentum equals more speed, after all. The revised axle path reduces hang-up on square-edged bumps and that, in turn, transfers more energy to the suspension and less to you. While we were at it, we also improved the Demo's suspension performance under braking and added a bit more anti-squat to improve its pedaling performance. Bottom line, the new Demo rolls faster through chunky terrain than its predecessor. To get your dream build started off right, the frame includes an Öhlins TTX rear shock with 200mm of travel, a 225x75 Trunnion mount, and high- and low-speed compression adjust. Finally, no DH rig would be complete without a Thomson seatpost, so yeah, we threw that in there, too. - M5 alloy construction works in harmony with our Style-Specific DH Geometry to create the ultimate race machine. The design is compact in order increase maneuverability and responsiveness, while the 200mm of travel at the rear makes the bike capable of taking big hits in stride. And to fill out all of the details that make the difference on race day, we’ve included an ISCG ‘05 mount for chain guides and all the bits to make it easy to work on. - Custom Ohlins TTX Trunnion rear shock delivers unparalleled DH performance. It offers high-/low-speed compression adjust that stands independent of the rebound adjust, enabling you to fine-tune the shock for the track at hand. It has 200mm of coil-sprung travel that stands without rival, and you won't find it anywhere else. - The Body Geometry Henge DH saddle features our proven Body Geometry design, and implements a cutout on the underside for added rear tire clearance.
Specialized Stumpjumper Troy Lee Designs Ltd Carbon Evo 27.5 Frame
$3,200.00
It's hard to top the history and beauty behind a Troy Lee Designs paintjob, and what's on display on this limited-edition, EVO Stumpjumper chassis pairs slack, long and low geometry with 150mm of deep and progressive suspension. It's a featherweight brawler. One frame, any trail The innovative sidearm frame design makes a lighter, better-handling bike. By directly connecting all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, we've increased both stiffness and performance over bumps. Evo is for shredders Stumpy EVOs aren't "normal" trail bikes—they're built to get gnarly, simple as that. With their slacked-out front-end and longer top tube, EVO models possess exceptional front-end traction that begs you to boost every feature on the trail. It's rowdy time. The perfect foundation - Limited-edition, EVO carbon chassis is stiff, precise, and rowdy. - Built to shred with 27.5 Trail EVO geometry and bottomless-feeling rear suspension. - FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock boasts stellar big-hit performance.
Trek Session C 29 Frameset
$2,499.99 - $2,999.99 $4,399.99 Up to 43% Off
While the rest of the industry was mucking about with 29-inch DH bike prototypes for professional mountain bike racers, Trek brought the party to the people with their first production 29er downhill bike. Session 29 Carbon Frameset pairs fast-rolling 29er performance and Trek's proven downhill frame technology. It's long, stable, and aggressive, with a geometry dialed for your fastest runs ever. It's right for you if... You need speed. You live for it. You dream about it. And when you're on the mountain, you're gonna get after it. You want faster-rolling 29-inch wheels, a carbon frame, and the latest DH tech out there. The tech you get Session 29 is built with an ultralight and ultra-durable OCLV Mountain Carbon, 190mm rear travel with a FOX Factory X2 shock, Carbon Armor, and integrated frame protection like built-in bumpers for a double-crown fork. Plus, it has frame tech that lets you dial your geometry, like Mino Link and the included fixed-angle headset cups. The final word This is the fastest downhill bike Trek makes. This 29er-optimized carbon ride is great for rolling over the rough stuff and getting to the finish line with plenty of time to spare. Why you'll love it 1 - Trek put a whole lot into this bike, including nearly a decade of research and development by engineers and designers who wanted to break the mold of DH capability and speed—and they succeeded 2 - Session 29 is taking downhill to a new place, and it's leading the charge on the World Cup circuit among the very first 29er DH bikes 3 - The fastest runs demand the most dialed setup: the air shock and fork on Session 9.9 are adjustable and easy to fine-tune for different tracks 4 - Mino Link and fixed-angle headset cups let you adjust your geometry for the exact handling you want
Surly Wednesday Frameset
$675.00
Wednesday is a great all-around fat bike that has the soul of a trail bike and mind of a touring bike Wednesday sits in the middle of our Trail category, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that’s its only use. With Wednesday, we borrowed elements from some of our Trail and Touring models to create a versatile fat bike that can truly handle anything you want to attempt. If you do an equal amount of off-road touring as you do hitting trails, Wednesday’s ability to play both parts equally will suit you well. Or, if you’re looking for a fat bike and don’t need the fattest tires on the market, Wednesday’s 26 x 4.6" tire clearance is just the ticket. Any day of the week’s a great day to ride a Wednesday. - Modern mountain standards: stealth dropper post routing, 44mm headtube, suspension correction, front and rear thru-axles - Full suite of useful braze-ons: front and rear racks, multiple sets of three-pack mounts, fenders - Full-forward, short chainstay position: 26 x 3.8 tires on 80mm rims; full-rearward, longer chainstay position: 26 x 4.6 tires on an 80mm rim
Surly Karate Monkey Frameset
$700.00
Karate Monkey is a highly-versatile trail bike that plays the part of 29er and 27.5+ equally well. Multipurpose Hardtail Mountain Bike Karate Monkey delivers a resilient, lively ride on all sorts of gnarly terrain. Its frame is a highly-versatile canvas for whatever dirty masterpiece your brain cooks up. According to our computing machine (Thor) it can be set up in approximately 487 different configurations. Originally designed as a 29er (and the frame that helped spark the 29" wheel movement), the latest Karate Monkey is designed to perform just as admirably as a 27.5+ rig as well. This allows you to pick your poison — provided your poison is having a really great time while permanently donning a maniacal grin, of course. - Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles, suspension-corrected fork - Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed, though) - Clearance for 29 x 2.5 or 27.5 x 3 tires
Salsa Cutthroat Frameset
$2,199.00
The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted.
Salsa Rustler Carbon Frame
$2,799.00
The Rustler is Salsa’s playful and dynamic technical trail bike. It rewards the rider that’s willing to throw some body language into the way they tackle trails. Seek out features in the trail to find your flow; pop off every little rock and root, manual the rhythm sections, rail each corner, and boost every double.
Surly Krampus Frameset
$700.00
Krampus is a dedicated 29+ trail bike that can go over, off of, or through just about anything in its path. Breaking the Mold with a 29er Bike As the first "plus" bike to hit the market, Krampus changed the way many people approach trail riding. It’s shown people the light of how high-volume, large-diameter tires can vastly improve the ride experience. It’s also done a bang-up job dispelling the myth that big tires make you slow. Krampus is kind of like the opposite of a mullet: long in the front and short in the rear. With a long toptube and compact chainstays, it takes trail-shredding abilities to the next level. A mullet may be business in the front, party in the back but Krampus makes partying its business. "Lean back, hang on, and ride that wild horse." -Thor - Modern trail standards: dropper post compatibility, 44mm headtube, Gnot-Boost rear spacing, thru-axles, suspension corrected fork - Compatibility with most mountain bike standards makes it the perfect parts bin bike (no rim brakes allowed, though) - Clearance for 29 x 3" tires
Trek Marlin Frameset
$349.99
Marlin Frameset is a lightweight, versatile mountain bike frame great for building up as a fast cross county race bike or a rugged flatbar commuter. It's made of strong Alpha Silver Aluminum and is quick and capable on pavement, gravel, and singletrack alike. It's right for you if... You’re looking for a versatile, wallet-friendly frameset you can build up exactly the way you want. You'll fly through singletrack, tackle rugged, all-terrain commutes, or both, depending on how you spec it. The tech you get A lightweight and sturdy Alpha Silver Aluminum frame, internal routing to protect cables from the elements, mounts for a rear rack and kickstand, and a headset. Designed with Smart Wheel Sizing: smaller frames fit 27.5-inch wheels and larger frames fit 29-inch wheels. The final word It's a light and capable frameset at a great value. You can spec it as a solid cross country mountain bike without breaking the bank, or build up a rugged commuter that easily handles potholes and rough roads. Why you'll love it - All the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too - It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike - Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look - Like every model in the Marlin family, it's backed by Trek's lifetime warranty
Surly Big Fat Dummy Frameset
$1,599.00 - $1,650.00
The Big Fat Dummy is a long tail cargo bike that took a few too many doses of growth hormones. At first glance, you might say that Surly just put bigger tires on a Big Dummy. But if you said that, you'd actually be very wrong so just… don't. Think of Big Fat Dummy as more of a second or third cousin to Big Dummy rather than a brother. They share some of the same DNA and look sort of similar, but they're two very different bikes and really only interact when they both reach for the potato salad spoon at that family reunion that no one really wants to be at anyway. Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to the nitty gritty of what makes this hulking beast of a bike tick. Surly's goal with designing a cargo bike around fat tires was to create the most stable, stiff, and traction-laden ride possible while hauling a ton of stuff. Big Fat Dummy has a longer toptube and slacker headtube than its more svelt cousin giving it a nice, predictable, and stable ride. They also used thinner, lighter tubing to construct its cargo area so while it's an overall burlier bike, there's not much difference in weight. Big Fat Dummy accepts either 10mm or 12mm axles in the rear with a spacing of 190/197mm. That big ‘ol spacing equates to one thing: tire clearance for days. Big Fat Dummy maxes out at a massive 26 x 5.25" tire.* While that large of a tire provides the most traction and stability a bike can possibly offer, it's also a lot of rubber to push and might not be for everybody. Luckily, Big Fat Dummy is also a blast to ride with 3" tires too. It uses the same 100mm suspension-corrected fork as the Wednesday, meaning if you want to add a little squishy-squishy to your ride, you can throw a Bluto on and let ‘er rip. If you intend to carry a passenger on your Big Fat Dummy, Surly requires use of their Dummy Rail Collars. These provide a secondary retention system for the rack, as well as stiffen the rack system. In addition, a stoker handlebar set up, found on tandem bicycles, is recommended as well. Make sure to check with seat post manufacturer for stoker handlebar compatibility. All Big Fat Dummy framesets and bikes ship with a Dummy deck, rails, bags, and the aforementioned Dummy Rail Collars so you can immediately start hauling cargo — human or otherwise. Big Fat Dummy is ready and willing to carry all sorts of crap — literally. It's already in use on an organic farm in Ecuador so it's likely that it's hauled some form of manure by now. *Using a 26 x 5.25" tire will cause some drivetrain limitations. For all the nuts and bolts of compatibility read Surly's blog on the subject.
Salsa Redpoint Carbon Frame
$2,599.00
The Redpoint is a 27.5” wheeled 150mm travel trail bike for tackling the roughest and most remote all-mountain terrain. Coupled with 148 x 12mm rear spacing and Boost crank compatibility, you get increased wheel strength and stiffness and massive amounts of mud clearance. Redpoint’s layout strikes that fine balance between trail bike climbing prowess and all-mountain descending chops. - High-modulus carbon fiber front triangle & seat stays with tapered headtube - Split Pivot suspension design - BOOST technology, 148 x 12mm thru-axle rear dropouts - Designed to fit up 27.5 x 2.3-2.5, or 26x3 on 45-50mm wide rims (26+ compatible) - PF41 x 92mm BB w/ ISC05 Tabs - Includes RockShox Monarch RT Debonair
Salsa Spearfish Carbon Frame
$2,799.00
Spearfish was designed under a simple premise: that efficiency and precision result in speed. Whether pursuing an ultra-endurance record or working to keep the hard chargers off your back on local training laps, Spearfish’s efficient Split Pivot suspension design rewards the rider. The lightweight carbon frame and 100mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock provide a platform for the ultimate progressive XC bike. Eliminate excuses with Spearfish.
Salsa Horsethief Carbon Frame
$2,799.00
The Horsethief Carbon Frameset is where your dream trail bike begins. The Horsethief frameset can be built with either 29-inch or 27.5-plus wheels, and the flip chip allows for subtle geometry tweaks. The Split Pivot rear suspension technology and 120mm Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock are a recipe for incredible small bump compliance and traction. With this solid foundation in place, just add the parts that make you happy—we can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Trek Farley C Frameset
$2,199.99
Farley C is an OCLV Mountain Carbon fat bike frameset for four-season shredders who know fat bikes can be fast, high-performance machines—despite their oversized appearance. Our lightest fat bike frameset includes a Bontrager Haru carbon fork and is built to accommodate 26x5" or 27.5x4" wheels. It's right for you if... You don't want to ride trails in winter, you want to fly across them. Whether you're building up a lightweight ride for fat bike racing or just looking for a winter bike that performs just as well as your XC or trail bike, there's no better place to start than right here. The tech you get A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, suspension-corrected OCLV Carbon Bontrager Haru fork, and FSA headset. Rear thru axle dropout is 197mm, fork thru axle dropout is 15x150mm. The final word Four-season speed. Farley C is the perfect starting point for a lightweight build that's quick and capable in all kinds of weather. Why you'll love it - The faster you ride a fat bike, the more fun it gets—and this bike is a lot of fun - It's a four-season freedom machine that lets you ride outside all year long - You can run your choice of wheels with 26x5" or 27.5x4" tires
Surly Pugsley Frameset
$675.00
The Surly Pugsley may be the original fat bike, but this one is far from the original. Previously a great all-around fat bike, the Pugsley has been redesigned to be an ideal off-road touring and exploration rig. Surly lengthened the chainstays 12mm for stability when loaded and so your heels float effortlessly past panniers. The tweaked rear rack mounts on the dropouts let you center your rack over the wheel, despite the offset rear triangle. Those dropouts will take a 142 x 12mm thru axle if that's your schtick, but can also be used with 135 x 10mmm QR hubs with Surly's Adapter Washers. Pugsley brings back the 135mm-spaced offset fork, so you can run a front wheel with a spare cog or freewheel as a bail-out option to swap with the rear if your internally-geared hub freezes up in neutral or you smash your derailleur having too much fun. A plethora of three-pack mounts give you gear-hauling options aplenty, so go wild with your build. - 100% Surly 4130 chromoly frame, main triangle is double-butted; 1-1/8" threadless brazed chromoly fork - Four sets of Three-Pack Mounts (two on the fork, two on the downtube), a water bottle mount on the seat tube, and front and rear rack mounts - 142 x 12mm rear dropout (or 135 x 10mm QR with Surly 10/12 Adapter Washers) with Rohloff torque arm slot - 135mm-spaced fork with 17.5mm offset for wheel swappability - 26 x 4.8" tire clearance in frame (with drivetrain restrictions), 26 x 4.3" tire clearance in fork
Specialized S-Works S-Works Epic Hardtail Frameset
$2,500.00
The S-Works Epic Hardtail is the lightest production frame to date. Impressive, yes, but it's much more than that. We've also created the most capable and comfortable cross-country machine ever, because you're not fast if you're being pummeled by the trail. It's a game changer. - At 775 grams, the new S-Works Epic Hardtail chassis is the lightest production hardtail frame on earth. What’s more, we’ve designed it to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance. We’ve optimized every inch of this frame, precisely tailoring the carbon and resin mix to create the perfect balance of weight, strength and compliance. We’ve gone full geek on the S-Works frame, obsessing over the shape of every overlap layer. While 3-D tailoring an overlap probably sounds like overkill, the extra time and labor spent doing it allows us to eliminate extraneous composite plies that were adding weight, but not improving strength. In other words, there’s a science to the weight savings.
Trek Session AL 27.5 Frameset
$2,199.99
Session AL 27.5 frameset is a burly alloy downhill mountain bike frame that's equally at home between the tape and at the DH park. It's built for 27.5-inch wheels, with 210mm of travel and a FOX Performance VAN shock tuned by Trek Suspension Lab. It's right for you if... You're looking to build a rugged DH or park bike for the biggest trails out there, and want a 27.5-inch optimized frameset with exclusive trail tech, like adjustable Mino Link geometry, that can't be found anywhere else. The tech you get A burly Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, an adjustable FOX Performance shock with 210mm of travel, integrated frame protection, FSA Orbit headset, and exclusive trail tech like ABP, Full Floater, and Mino Link. Built for 27.5-inch wheels. The final word This burly frameset is perfectly capable of taking on the roughest, fastest descents you can find, and it's equally at home in the park, too. The best DH frame tech, a stable geometry, and a quality shock give you a head start on your dream downhill rig. Why you'll love it 1 - Session has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line 2 - Quality FOX Performance suspension and our ABP frame design keep you in control 3 - Race or get rowdy? This bike does both 4 - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail
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